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  1. chrisb8

    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Relaxing in the garden with one of my Weissbiers - that was a slow pour!
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Yeah... now I'm steamed out asad.
  3. chrisb8

    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    The end of another long 6 day week...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    After a day at work followed by some traditional bank holiday jobs (mowing the lawn, erecting a gazebo) I am celebrating with a couple of pints of my Mystery Tor clone athumb.. Happy Bank Holiday to you all, cheers :beer1:
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Celebrating my birthday with the first of my current batch of Weissbier - 13 days grain to glass and it's a great pint athumb.. Plus my good lady has bought me some Hazy Jane, Elvis Juice and a selection of lagers athumb..
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    The first couple of pints of my chocolate stout
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    Using gelatine in primary

    I brew 15-18ltr batches and if I am going to use gelatine I chill to 2.5C then dissolve 1/2tsp gelatine in 150ml boiled water and add it to the fermenter.
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    Growing hops in a pot

    Definitely go for the biggest pot you can. A 42ltr bucket sounds like a good bet but make sure you punch some holes in the bottom for drainage.
  9. chrisb8

    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Now a pint of my 5 Grain Lager (and yes we haven't moved)
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    Nowhere near OG

    I find that if I sparge too quickly (ie. if the mash tun is emptying too fast) then I get a drop off in efficiency. As others have said, I would look at your sparging process...
  11. chrisb8

    Clearing beer and getting more head

    I always use the gelatine meant for baking. I use 1/2tsp in 150ml water at 150F and stir gently into the fermenter chilled to 2.5C. I think that in order to help with chill haze you really need to get the wort cold before using gelatine.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Just got back from work and enjoying a crisp pint of my Spartan cider in the garden, made with home pressed apples last autumn, cheers athumb..
  13. chrisb8

    Clearing beer and getting more head

    Yeah I didn't want to lower the tone when I replied this morning... :laugh8:
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    Clearing beer and getting more head

    Also remember that the longer you leave your current batch in a cold garage the clearer it will become as everything settles to the bottom of the bottle. Personally I use Irish moss in the boil and often do a post-fermentation cold crash with gelatine finings, but there is nothing clearer than a...
  15. chrisb8

    What did you brew today?

    Yesterday I brewed a Weissbier with Hersbrucker and Mandarina hops, coriander seeds, orange peel and kaffir lime leaves. It was an easy 30 minute mash, 30 minute boil, no chill brew day with the yeast pitched today after cooling overnight. I was a bit down on the OG but I think it is because I...
  16. chrisb8

    How many litres of home brew 2020.

    17L of Weissbier Total: 7846L
  17. chrisb8

    cold conditioning (crashing) and dry hopping - sanity check/assistance

    Your schedule sounds exactly the same as the brew I have on at the moment. 7 days fermentation to FG, dry hop 4 days, cold crash with gelatine finings for 3 days then bottle. I always cold crash in my fermentation fridge with starsan sanitiser in the airlock and have never had any problems. As...
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    No Chill Cube- wort transfer question

    If chill haze is the main issue and in the OP they have said that they have a brewing fridge then surely adding a 'cold crash' and even finings like gelatine post fermentation would be a good idea? I use kettle finings, then a cold crash and gelatine finings after fermentation to get good...
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