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    Greg Hughes recipes

    I've done a few of the Hughes recipes too: ESB - my first from the book. I messed up somewhere in sanitation, so it was never right. One to have another try at. Northern Brown - consistent. Needs a decent yeast. Brewed with MJ Liberty Bell it was better than with Nottingham. Brown Porter - I'm...
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    Made my fermentation chamber today.

    I can't help you on the tube heater, I use a lightbulb in an old pan. As for temp difference, I tried 1degree but it was too great a temperature swing. Go for 0.5 degrees. When trying to keep temperature for fermentation, tape the temperature probe to the side of the FV, preferably inside...
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    How to culture up yeast from bottle conditioned beers

    @DavidHatton you're about 3 weeks behind me with the proper job. Cushyno Brewdays etc.. Once it gets going and you step up to 500ml and more this yeast shows its true colours. My Tribute clone is proving well worth the effort to culture up the yeast.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    It's been a none-stop day here in cushytown. Ran for an hour with Mrs C this morning then straight into more garage decluttering and spring clean. Second weekend of baking my ass off in the oven-garage. Now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Nice to hear my lager-thing fermenting away...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Seems to be fruity so far. Although with only one week in the barrel there's still plenty of sweetness from the carbonation sugar which may fade and take the fruitiness with it. I pitched plenty of yeast so wasn't expecting too many esters. Aroma hops are Tettnang, so I may be picking up some...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    One for the Tribute fans. This is a first full pint of my Tribute Tribute with genuine St Austell yeast, which really adds a fruity heart to the beer. A bit darker than it should've been as I mixed up L° with SRM in my conversion to EBC. Bottoms up! :smallcheers: Next brew is currently...
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    Fuggles Substitute for use in Butty Bach

    If it's for bittering and you'd otherwise throw the Fuggles out, I'd use up the Fuggles. You've had them in the freezer so they should be fine.
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    I can't seem to brew!

    Loads of great tips provided by forumites here. Doesn't that just show how much we've all gone through the same issues? The answer may not always be straightforward. You have a choice. Take all these measures and apply them. You're more likely to make great beer, but you may never know the...
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    Robobrew vs Hopcat

    I use the same approach, temperature in coolbox drops only 1degree over 60 minutes if I keep the lid closed. I might lose a couple of degrees while stirring twice in that period but it's worth it.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Good to see a few Tribute clones at the moment @Clint and @Cheshire Cat . My Tribute Tribute made with St Austell yeast has had almost a week in the barrel so tasting and maybe pics tomorrow ;).
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Pretty pleased with this. AG25 Tribute Tribute. Been in a PB 2 whole days so it's still a little sweet but carbing up ok. Lacing is just like a cask pint. This is one goddamn smooth beer brewed with yeast from St Austell Proper Job.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Been doing a huge tidy job in my garage. Shamed into it by @Gerryjo's recent efforts. No pics yet, it's a work in progress. Things started warming up in there from 5pm onwards so thought I'd better stay hydrated. 2 bottles of my Saison went down really nicely. Carbonation is great and a lovely...
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    Grain Bill too low for OG?

    Used the Belle Saison recently. 1060 down to 1003 to give 7.5% ABV and 95% attenuation, if my calcs are correct. @ClarenceBoddicker , you may not need 2 packets.
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    Hopsteep Brewing

    Nice little write up of your brewery. Envy inducing amounts of stainless 😜
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    AG Brewhouse Efficiency - What do You Get?

    Was the lower efficeincy in the 3V system due to deadspace losses, or something else? Any idea?