South Plains Project

South Plains Project
'In search of the perfect ale'

Sunday, September 9, 2012


                         I recently met Frederick Ek from Brekeriet, he came to South Plains Brewing Company to see my progress and discuss similar problems, the trials and tribulations of opening a micro-brewery in Sweden. Brekeriet is the three Ek brothers, Fredrik, Christian, and André Ek, and they  had been importing French/Belgian beers, wines & cider, and in 2012, they promised to develop their own artisan craft beers from Brekeriet. The idea to start importing beer emerged in the spring of 2010, with the dream in the future to start their own micro-brewery, and almost two years after its inception, it was announced that a brewery was being developed outside Malmö. Today, the Brekeriet micro-brewery is nearly ready and should be producing their first beer soon. Brekeriet, Malmö Brygghus, Lundabryggeriet and South Plains Brewing Company have pledged to work together with a  common  goal of creating a new standard, that this small area of southern Sweden will become known for it's excellent artisan craft beers.

New Website for South Plains Brewing Company

We have been  working on a new combination website/blog to keep everyone updated on everything we have done and are doing. The link is
it's new and under construction but also very cool!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Ölsvammel-A Beer Blog Without Focus

A rough English translation from
South Plains APA (50 cl bottle) 6,0%

I met Anders And Ale in Örebro a week ago and then I include a bottle of South Plains APA. South Plains Brewing Company is a new brewery from Malmö. It is American Jeff behind the brewery and the idea is to brew beer for beer enthusiasts . Sounds promising, I think. This beer was available in the order range from September 1, but also on the shelves down in Malmö (Limhamn, Mobilia and Crown Prince).


 Style: American Pale Ale

Cost: 51.90 SEK (This was a sample)

Appearance: 4/5

It has a hazy amber liquid with a medium off-white foam.

Smell: 8/10

Greatly hoppy scent with apricot, citrus, grapefruit and tallbar.

Taste: 8/10

The first thing I note is a sharp but pleasant bitterness. At the same time, it has a hefty hop aroma with citrus, pine, apricot and grapefruit. Light malt body that is only sufficient to lift the hops.

Mouthfeel: 4/5
 The body is light, carbonation is around medium and the mouthfeel is smooth. Boneless as Grandpa would say.
This was a very pleasant acquaintance, an APA that are both good to drink while keeping it interesting. It feels slightly heavier than many other APA's on the market, but it makes me absolutely nothing. Possibly the bitterness a bit too strong versus hop aroma which is not completely successful match. But I would like to drink more glasses of this and it is a good rating.

However, one should look at the price if you want to compete at Systembolaget. But as I understand it, this beer brewed at the new brewery in Malmö in the future, the version I tested was the brew at Amager. Which I guess is one explanation for the price when Danish beer is usually around 50-patch in price.

Anyway clearly recommended to order if you like this type of beer

Total: 3,9/5
Andra bloggare som tyckt till om South Plains APA:
Anders And Ale
Malt Humle Jäst och Vatten
Manker Beer

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Great Reviews on South Plains APA, our first beer

Since I released my first beer, the 'South Plains APA, American Pale Ale' last week, I have consistantly recieved great reviews. Here's what other people are writing about me

From Allt om Mat   here's a rough translation

South Plains APA from Malmo Brewery South Plains Brewery.

Malmo Brygghus, World's Smallest Brewery and so South Plains Brewery - Malmö beer worls lives. South Plains Brewery is a new addition to the trio and operated by American Jeff Brown as a German brew works makes beer with American overtones.

The beer has just landed at Bishops Arms in Malmö and is a APA - an American pale ale. And it should be commendable. The brewery aims to brew many more types of beer and have great labels - some inspired by Flying Dogs ditto? Or maybe not? Extravagant are in each case.
and another,   to say, a rough English translation
2012-08-16 South Plains Brewing releases its first beer an APA. Ölrådet gives you an exclusive preview.
As the first beer blogg in Sweden it is with some honor to pop the cap. South Plains Brewing is like you understand a brewery from the southern plains and rather Malmö. Brew Master Jeff is an American living in Sweden and he wanted to brew beer for people who are beer enthusiasts. In other words, the brewery beer geeks have been longing for. Personally, I was invited to the inauguration of the brewery, which I wrote about here. The first beer out is thus an APA. That means American Pale Ale and is no joke. Fucking shit Tabloid Expressen MOG. They write anything about beer when they know no nothing about it. Apologies for the move but crap is crap ha! A hazy apricot-like color with a small white foam. A neat label and views of real Scanian plains. I live in the country!
It could indeed be it worse when an incredible hop aroma pounding on the door. I feel it directly, the favorite hop ' Centennial' is in the game! It gives a nice hop aroma and a smell of earth and grass. No bad smells, which impresses me. This APA for me is easy to drink but still fresh and tasty and pleasant to taste the South Plains APA. You get a lovely punch in the face because you are not quite ready for it because the aroma is restrained. Very hoppy, but not a hop bomb. It's healthy, it's tons of citrus fruits, mango and persimmon squeezed to the limit. Yet there is a certain bitterness in the beer. Probably from pacific gem hops. A hop I often is a bit critical. But here is the good. You can probably find it a bit too carbonated, but it gives itself pretty quickly and gives a really nice mouth feel! Lovely long aftertaste in the bitterness that gives a nice impression. I have great confidence in the South Plains upcoming drinks!
Concludes by quoting the label "carpe cervisiam" is 'seize the beer' in Latin. Wondering when shabby chicks ladies will write it on their whiteboards.

This is from

AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20Theis (9614) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Ok hoppy, toasted, peppery, grassy, notes of knækbrød, ok hoppy, apricot, grape fruity, pine needles, nice fruity hoppy.

Vignale (989) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at The Green Lion, Malmö. Best before 2013-8 = Really fresh. Amber, with a foamy white head. Lots of fruity hops on the nose. Apricot, peach and pine. Very fresh and fruity, dry and leading up to a medium bitter finish (44IBU). I loved this APA and think it´s much better than the ratings so far.

joergen (15507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of citrus. Fruity flavour of hops, grapefruits and pine needles with notes of citrus. Dry hoppy finish.

JanLaursen (1336) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. Hazy reddish golden with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit, tropical fruit and a peculiar dry coffee note. Flavor is sweet malty, grapefruity, herbal, leading to dry coffee-powder-like medium bitter finish.

yespr (23129) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is crisp grapefruity and citrusy. Smooth fruity, toasted malty and dry grapefruity. Bitter and dry grapefruity. Ends dry and bitter. Smooth grapefruity to citrusy.

Ungstrup (24476) - Oamaru, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes malt and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, malt, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

madsberg (7803) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 201Untappd.com2
Bottled. Amber coloured. unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of herbs, caramel, light citrrus, a somewhat tropical touch. Flavour of a caramel, herbs, flowers, spice. Medium bodied. ends on a floral bitternes.

Papsoe (23441) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Pours an almost clear amber with a small and creamy off-white head. Soft tropical hop aroma - not all that citrusy. Light body, soft carbonation, a pleasant mellow fruitiness and again great aroma hops. A dry but not overpoweringly bitter finish. Pleasant. 150812
on they are saying great things but mostly like to take pictures of the little monkey in the middle of the P

Monday, August 20, 2012

The monkey( APA in Swedish is monkey) wreaks havoc on the south plains.

This is a rough translation from a Swedish Blog guess we just have to accept the "monkey", the  abbreviation of "American Pale Ale." or APA. I should not joke today without telling briefly about when I met Jeffrey Scott Brown for the first time, the Society Maltes "hembryggarfestival 'last year here in Malmö.Yes or "hit" is well to take in.. I went up to him and said "pale ale please" for a while later to go up again and say "IPA please". Maybe not quite the "meet'However, I met his beer, really .. Yes or maybe it met me? They presented themselves as a pretty impressive and surprising unity in the form of a large blunt demonic Americans during an "event" which was otherwise quite "svennigt" in its modesty. Undoubtedly Sweden is longing for some all american 'damn same' that the brewery as "taking in" the brewery that just "do what it does" and delivers that rush many of us beer geeks are longing for (hops)In this case, this was clearly, "Jeff" had with him a beer he called "pale ale" which was extremely well hopped like a typical West Coast IPA, his "india pale ale" in turn was even more bitter and would probably fit under most quite well into the category of "double / imperial IPA". While to the brewer himself, this did not appear in the least surprising, but rather natural. He's just like handing out generous samples up-pumped beer, happily, glass after glass, and thus I can in all honesty say that I do not recall any direct details .. Yeah except I trust his so-called "pale ale" very high, followed by his "IPA" who lost a little to have a slightly noticeable alcohol taste at that particular moment.Expectations were built anyway, and now I sit here with South Plains Brewing Company's first official beer glass "APA". One, not surprisingly, an American pale ale at 6% and 44 IBU.The beer is hazy bright orange in the glass with a little dense, off-white head of foam that leaves thin sticky residue behind on the inside of the glass. The aroma is juice-like fruity hop fueled with hints of sweet peaches, pineapple, fresh lemon and crisp pine shoots with clear, however, relatively easy maltiness of caramel and warm fruit.Relatively easy and style typical of first impression, but fresh and luxurious complex on closer sniffing.The taste? Is also very hop juice-like and glides nicely on a moderately detailed fine-bubbled carbonation, spreading an aggressive bunch of hops needles in the mouth, which in turn opens up the wounds where citrus tickles and thrive. Almost a little "ouch" at the first hop attack, but it sadomassochistisk hop head and clenched like certainty.After the first swallow, it is green hop bitterness that has taken a stranglehold on the tongue, so while the malt stays relatively in the background, it's there and it provides just enough sweetness to the tongue to survive. Finally, pine needles, on the border with SWINGING grapefruit and light, light caramel who barely have time to get along in the post-battle before they are there for another sniff, another sip and a little bit like that is it, then bottle out.Overall, a balanced American pale ale which also stands out in the Scandinavians with their freshness and aggressively humlade general nature, that while it boasts a dense maltbase that, at least in recent times does not seem like that uncomfortable sticky but rather tastes matching clean and healthy smooth. In comparison with the prototypes / testbrygder I've tried from the "South Plains" this is anyway a rather nice beer with significantly less "wow factor" when there really grassy, ​​citrus-charged flavor from dry-hop does not appear as clearly in either taste or fragrance.This "monkey" strikes me as a little more "normal beer", although it is a very well done things that I am more than happy to drink around the clock (more or less, for health reasons) and in comparison with other hops emphasized on systems company so satisfying This far exceeded expectations.Systembolaget? Yes "monkey" is unleashed on 1st september and will in true spirit Malmö make havoc with systemsbolaget "Mobilia", "Crown Prince" and "Limhamn". What then should mean that you can order any amount to their nearest liquor store anywhere in the country, something I would do asap (as we still run hard with abbreviations) for the fresh hops sake.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Working in the Shop

I've been building, painting, fixing and getting all my equipment to work in a complete system. I feel it's finally coming together.

particle filter, oxegen inlet with site glass, site glass for recirculating wort

steel stairs & platform, freshly painted, from a steel junkyard

heavy steel stand, freshly painted, to support my steam generator, also from the steel junkyard

my new Leverani 2 bar stainless steel pump