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    Pale, EKG brew

    It's been a while so I need to get a brew on... Something straight forward and easy drinking, about 5% and a good hop kick, I've got pale malt carapils and East Kent goldings along with S-05 yeast. Any advice? Otherwise I will probably go 100% pale malt, 90 min mash at 66C, hop to 35 IBU over...
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    burnt fingers

    I've just received a (beer related) order from amazon, including this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1157 ... ss_product Now, it turns out I have spent a tenner on some pages from the wikipedia site! :( Surely this is a con? Or have I missed that these "books llc" titles are just...
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    Dead space and mash thickness

    I’ve been struggling with hitting my gravity/volume, hopefully I can get some advice here… I use round cooler mash tun with a false bottom, and an elbow angled down towards the base. There is about 4 litres volume under the false bottom, but with the suction effect there is maximum half a...
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    "To brew" list

    What's on your to brew list... I seem to be 3 brews ahead of myself at all times :wha: 80 shilling Belgian Grand Cru Oatmeal stout (again)
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    Weisse

    It's been a while, so I'm looking forward to getting a brew on tomorrow. Something not a million miles away from Schneider Weisse (hopefully): 59% wheat malt 40% pilsener 1% carafa II Hallertau Hersbrucker to 12 IBU WYeast 3068 I will follow the advice on here about pitching low and...
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    Nøgne Ø Red Horizon

    One of the good things about living in Scandinavia has to be the cheap drink on offer :( Well ok maybe not, but there are some good microbreweries which are producing some good beers. Nøgne Ø is probably one of the more experimental breweries and I've liked all of their beers I've tried, so...
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    Home made Heavy (70 /-)

    Has anyone got any tips for a 70 shilling? I've searched about a bit and found a recipe that looks good: pale malt and a touch of roasted barley, then really boil down the first runnings to give some caramelization, and add back to the rest. I'll aim for 15 IBU and use up some fuggles I've got...
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    PVC/silicone tubing

    I'm after some tubing to run the wort from my mash tun to the boiler, and not sure if PVC is up to the job. The PVC tubing I've got is marked "food safe" with the fork logo, but I've read that it's not recommended for over 60C. I can buy silicone tubing that's rated for 170C but I'll need to...
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    Pale ale help

    I'm after a bit of advice for a pale ale based on some old hops I want to use up. The ingredients I have are: Pale malt Caramunich Wheat malt Chinook Nelson Sauvin Saaz Styrian Goldings S-04 yeast Any ideas for a decent pale ale out of that lot? I'm aiming for something under 4%, and hoping to...
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    Batch 10 - Oatmeal stout

    Tomorrow night I'll be getting my tenth brew on; this'll be the first time I re-brew something I've done already, an oatmeal stout, based losely on the Wez/Vossy one. I've seen a few posts lately with guys getting set for their first all-grain batch, so thought I'd take a few more pics than...
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    Robust porter help

    I'm looking to get a robust porter on the go in the next couple of weeks. I've put this together with the grains I have available: Pale malt 5.5 kg Caramunich 0.75 Biscuit 0.4 Chocolate 0.4 Roasted barley 0.4 Mash at 68C Northern brewer 40g (60 mins) S-04 yeast Does this sound reasonable...
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    Temperature controller for fridge

    I'm looking at setting up a fridge to keep my FV out the way, since buckets of water with aquarium heaters in are looked down on in our kitchen :( This should let me control the temperature year-round. How does this look price-wise? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ATC-800-NEW-DIGIT ... 4cf093e99c I...
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    Combining yeast strains

    Another one for the experts... I'm starting to think about a recipe for a Belgian strong golden ale, and have read that it might be a good idea to use a combination of yeast strains to build up complexity. Is there anything to be careful with here? I'm not sure how multiple yeasts would affect...
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    California dreaming

    Hopefully I'll be getting my (false) bottom broken in next weekend :oops: I've been looking forward to it for a while now, but I just hope it's a tight enough fit! Planning this recipe, which should let me ferment in the cellar at 16/17 C: California Dreaming (California common) Amount Item...
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    Nøgne Ø IPA clone

    I tried a bottle of Nøgne Ø IPA last night and liked it so much I'm going to have to brew some :cheers: Not sure if their beers are available in the UK but they are worth tracking down. Anyway, they have given this recipe for a home brew version: 77% pale ale malt 10% wheat malt 8% caramalt...
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    Do's and dont's

    How about a do's and dont's list? Hoping I can pick up some more good tips! Here are a few I've learned the hard way (already). Do - go all grain :thumb: Do - check your taps are closed before filling Don't - forget the Irish moss Don't - forget the hop strainer Don't - splash your hot...
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    Fermentation temperature

    I've another question for the experts... Up to now I've just left my beer to ferment at room temp, sat beside the radiator. That's been ok in the winter but even then I was getting swings of at least 2 degrees each day. It's now too warm in the flat (up to 24 C), and too cold in the basement...
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    kegging vs bottling

    I'm a bottler so far, but considering a couple of small cornelius kegs. Not sure I am a big enough drinker for it to be worthwhile though. How long can beer sit in a cornelius keg once I start drinking? I'm thinking about a couple of 9 litre kegs, and then bottling the rest of the batch (18...
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    Rabbie's King Robert IPA

    Bit delayed with this one; I was planning on getting it done at the weekend but decided to wait for a delivery: I'm doing Dunfie's King Robert IPA (http://thehomebrewforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6948&p=82027&hilit=king+robert#p82027) with a few changes where I couldn't get the same...
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    Even carbonation

    I'm having trouble with my carbonation :oops: Saturday morning I got a shock as a bottle exploded, luckily it was wrapped in a plastic bag and in a cardboard box so no harm done. Decided it was time to get the batch into the basement to prevent any more carbonation after that. Now I've cracked...
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