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    LAB Open Competition - CLOSED, FULL

    That’s me in for an Irish Red Ale and a Märzen. Thanks for the heads up @Hazelwood Brewery, I’d probably have missed this otherwise. That’s 94 slots gone at 12.30.
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    Bread Porn

    @foxy I've used Dove's Malthouse quite a lot in sourdoughs, substituting around 10% of the white flour. It makes for a very tasty loaf. I've now done half a dozen loaves with the JoyRideCoffee method, but I'm struggling to get the same oven spring as I did before. If anyone wants to try it...
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    What did you brew today?

    If you ask your drug dealer nicely, I’m sure he’ll give you a new set.
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    What did you do today?

    Made mozzarella with my daughter, she got me a cheese making kit for Christmas. Tomorrow we’re going to use it in a pizza lunch.
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    January Brew and Swap - American Cream Ale

    I’m going somewhere round the 2.5-2.8 range.
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    January Brew and Swap - American Cream Ale

    It will depend on how many have beer to share, the plan is to split into groups of 4 or 5 to keep a lid on postage.
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    January Brew and Swap - American Cream Ale

    It’s been in keg for a week, I hit it with 45 psi for 12 hrs then it’s been sitting at 15 since.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2022?

    Wheat beer this time.
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    January Brew and Swap - American Cream Ale

    Version 1 is actually a very drinkable beer, but definitely not to style. I’ll send out bottles of both when we get round to swapping.
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    January Brew and Swap - American Cream Ale

    I swap the airlock out for a 6L collapsible water carrier filled with CO2 produced at fermentation. That will be almost empty once the temp hits 1C. Here’s one I hooked up earlier today.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2022?

    First taste of the high IBU-Cream Ale (inadvertent use of lupomax hops).It’s actually very drinkable, but I do like hoppy bitter beers. I’ll just have to pass it off as an APA! Clarity is excellent, it just needs a little more carbonation. It’ll do me fine. Version 2 with the correct hop...
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    IBU Help Is this raiting the bitterness

    Bitterness comes from alpha-acids extracted from hops added to the boil. The higher the IBU, the higher the bitterness of the beer. If your brewing kits, the acids are in there already. You could try dosing a beer with a small amount of Calcium Chloride solution. Increasing the chloride content...
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    Chlorine / Chloramine

    Cheers for that. I'd been still been adding a reduced amount of KMS to my collected water anyway, just as well.
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    Chlorine / Chloramine

    But, am I right in assuming chloramine will not cross the RO filter?
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    How many litres of home brew have you made 2022.

    15L Cream Ale Total: 474.5 Litres