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    Norwich Amateur Brewers Base Malt Exbeeriment

    Thanks for the reply! Yes, it was something we observed, and the results are clear with photos - though I personally wouldn't base too much on the head retention of a base malt in a SMASH beer. Many people would rarely use a single malt in a grain bill, and would often add in low % of bits and...
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    Norwich Amateur Brewers Base Malt Exbeeriment

    Here's a better photo of the colours of the different base malt beers 1-5 L-R
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    Norwich Amateur Brewers Base Malt Exbeeriment

    Background Early in 2020, @keith1664 (one of our number) hacked a 10lt tea urn, added a grain basket and wired in a grainfather connect controller. His aim was to have a piece of kit that could be used to quickly and simply make 5l of wort – to prototype beers, or to create beers for...
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    Brewing with river water.. Good/bad idea

    Spring water is okay to use. In my early brewing efforts I collected Malvern spring water to brew. I regret that back then I had other major issues with my brewing that voided the usefulness of the trial (fermentation temperature control). Martin
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    Brew Monk Magnus 45L - an unofficial review

    I have the brew monk to (but the smaller one). Regarding temperature. At full power it tends to overshoot. Sarah pantry suggests a useful power scheme in her guide to this system (full power to get up to temp, very low power to maintain). Also I have found that without the recirc pump...
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    Common brewing practices you’ve never done

    Sour. Never made a sour. Or a Brett. Never used oak chips, or otherwise aged in wood. Never used foraged ingredients.
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    Measuring mash pH and temperature?

    Some ph meters promise automatic temperature correction (atc). Like you, I hear much on this that I not sully understand....
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    How important is the yeast?

    On Friday I enjoyed two saison from fellow brewers. I'm now drinking a hefeweizen. Lovely beers. All about the yeast. Just bottled a ttl clone I did with Scottish ale I clearly know nothing. Martin.
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    Cost per pint

    Scottish 80' - grain£4, yeast £3, hops home grown, water treatment 50p. 44 bottles at 17p per pint. American wheat - grain £5, yeast £3, hops £5, water acid 50p. 40 bottles at 34p per pint. NEIPA? Could easily spiral up towards 80p/pint. The key determinants are - whether you can buy in bulk...
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    Martin's Brewday

    Hi Bob, my most recent beer (see above TTL clone v2) in 3 days from 1052 to 1017, drank the trial jar and it tasted of....butter! So clearly on day3 there is diacetyl in the beer at detectable levels. I've ramped the temperature up to 24C and I expect by day 5 this will have gone. I'd never...
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    How many litres of home brew 2020.

    Scary stuff: 10/1 American Wheat s/h El Dorado 23l 23/2 - Maris Helles 23l 29/2 American Wheat s/h El Dorado v2 23l 14/3 Trappist SIngle 23l 1/4 Twisted Knickers (Bitter and Twisted CLone) 23l 14/4 Proper English Bitter 23l 29/5 TTL CLone 23l and Wakatu American Wheat 23l (douible brew day!)...
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    Martin's Brewday

    Got 23L at 1052. Pitched CML Beior (again!). The aroma steep Celeia from Brook Farm Hops (Brew Club bulk buy) were top notch! In two days at 18C it has gone from 1052 to 1018!! 65% attenuation in two days. My last beior fermented brew (see above) stalled at around 68% attenuation, so I'd...
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    Bottling time this evening...

    Podcasts. That's what gets me through bottling.
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    * * * Annoucement. * * *

    Hi Chippy Tea, please can you add me to the bridge. Thanks Martin