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Old 24-08-2017, 07:31 PM   #141
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Hasta la homebrew baby! You are like a brewing terminator....never stopping. ..
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Old 24-08-2017, 07:55 PM   #142
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Hasta la homebrew baby! You are like a brewing terminator....never stopping. ..
According to SWMBO it's more "You never stop drinking!"
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AG Mild Ale (02/03/17)
Coopers Stout Kit + Grain (15/06/17)
SMASH with Maris Otter & Saaz (24/08/17)

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Vienna Lager with Hallertau
Pale Ale with EKG & Saaz
Wilco's Hoppy Copper Bitter
Wilco's Pilsner with Lowicz Cherry Syrup

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Old 30-08-2017, 10:19 AM   #143
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Checked the Pale Ale today (weekend visitors!) and discovered that it was stuck at 1.022! Thrashed it like mad with a paddle and threw in a packet of Wilco Ale Yeast. It was fermenting happily about two hours later!

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Remember this from last Thursday?

On the Friday the fermentation had stopped again and yesterday I checked the SG and it was still at 1.022! "Bugger!" I thought and resigned myself to another long, long wait for something to happen!

It did. My brain started to work and I checked my records!

I brewed a "Low ABV Pale Ale" which is why I mashed the grain at 72 degrees. i.e. To produce non-fermentable sugars ...

... the presence of which will result in a high FG!

I actually posted this little snippet ...

"The wort tasted really sweet when I sampled the OG sample. As it's almost certainly "non fermentable sugars" (due to the high mash temperature) it bodes well for a session beer come Christmas."



I'm not sufficiently confident (stupid?) to bottle the brew but in a few days time I will have an empty 23 litre PB with a pressure relief valve so that's where this brew will finish up. Lightly primed (just in case) and left in the garage to carbonate and condition until November.

I guess the one "Positive" from this experience is that, because I keep a record of ALL my AG Recipes and Brew Days, I can go back and check on something if it doesn't seem quite right.
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Drinking
AG Mild Ale (02/03/17)
Coopers Stout Kit + Grain (15/06/17)
SMASH with Maris Otter & Saaz (24/08/17)

Carbonating/Conditioning
Vienna Lager with Hallertau
Pale Ale with EKG & Saaz
Wilco's Hoppy Copper Bitter
Wilco's Pilsner with Lowicz Cherry Syrup

Fermenting
Watch this space!

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Old 10-09-2017, 03:22 PM   #144
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Okay, everything sorted and ready for France tomorrow!

The Wilco Pilsner with Lowicz Cherry Syrup is in the King Keg with 35g of brewing sugar because even though the FG was 1.010 it was still giving the odd "glub-glub" from the air-lock.

The remaining "SMASH with Saaz" (10 litres) has been reansferrred to mini-kegs and will be coming to France with me; along with most of the Wilco Hoppy Copper Bitter, which is now in 2 x 10 litre kegs.

Everything is washed, dried and put away for when I get back in November ...

... and I will be taking 30 litres of beer with me.

If I supplement my drinking with the occasional litre or so of wine, I should just about manage to survive!
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Living more in hope than expectation; and seldom disappointed.

Drinking
AG Mild Ale (02/03/17)
Coopers Stout Kit + Grain (15/06/17)
SMASH with Maris Otter & Saaz (24/08/17)

Carbonating/Conditioning
Vienna Lager with Hallertau
Pale Ale with EKG & Saaz
Wilco's Hoppy Copper Bitter
Wilco's Pilsner with Lowicz Cherry Syrup

Fermenting
Watch this space!

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(**/**/**) = Date ready to drink.
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:38 PM   #145
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Sounds like a pretty good stash to take with you! Safe travels and enjoy France.


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