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  1. Zephyr259

    The exercise equipment thread.

    I just happened to decide to get slimmer and fitter again about a month ago, settled on bodyweight exercises and got a power tower thingy for pull-up and dips (not that I can do either yet), then the lock down happened and it's a great set of exercises for me and the wife. Also walk the dog 3 -...
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    Mass home brew forum video call Pub(s) Saturday 4th April

    Just saw this thread, good laugh? I was busy Saturday evening anyway as we've added an extra online gaming night since my pal we video call can't go out like he normally does.
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    Beginners Guide to Water Treatment

    Here you go, but as Steve says, he's got another thread with heaps of info on this topic. I didn't edit anything other than the gypsum and calcium chloride figures here so it's still the grain bill and water amounts from my last brew.
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    Beginners Guide to Water Treatment

    0.24 - 0.28 g/L CaCl and 0.14 - 0.18 g/L Gypsum for those levels but that's assuming you start from zero of each. With only 20 ppm calcium you likely don't have much anyway. Both of those at the minimum is going to give you 140 mg/L calcium when added to your existing 20. These are numbers from...
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    Beginners Guide to Water Treatment

    Thanks Steve. I ran the last two brews through Brukaiser's calculator, if I reading it right it estimates similar values for the lager. For the previous porter it seems to predict a close pH for when I forgot to add the bicarb (5.1) but then adding the bicarb brought it up to 5.37 and the calc...
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    Golden Ale using Saaz and Goldings for flavour hops?

    Good luck, I look forward to hearing how it turns out.
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    Beginners Guide to Water Treatment

    I'm back to having issues with my pH, I'm normally 0.1 - 0.15 below the estimate from Bru'n Water but the last been was miles under. Original estimate was 5.44 and I got 5.15, added more sodium bicarb which should have got me to 5.39 and was only 5.33. Looking at my brew records I very...
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    Golden Ale using Saaz and Goldings for flavour hops?

    I made a Saison which had a nice hop profile so the brewed as a golden ale. It's 15g EKG at 15 mins then 10g EKG and 20g Saaz at flameout, that's for a 15L batch but easy to scale since it's 1g/L at 15m and 2g/L at 0m. I've also brewed it with 50g of each hop spread over the last 5-15 mins and...
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    What did you brew today?

    Yeah, hop teas and dry hopping would be a good ways to adjust each brew. I've mostly been doing it so I can have a small selection of Belgian beers, without having 30-40 bottles and while still having things that other like too.
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    What did you brew today?

    All mine have been very different beers, something I'm going to do is Wyeast 1469 West Yorkshire vs Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale to see how different these two are. Thus far I've done the following splits. 4% Best bitter with about 3 times the late hops as I'd usually use, bramling cross and first...
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    What did you brew today?

    Yesterday I brewed up a split batch, 16L amber lager and 8L Belgian pale ale based on the BPA recipe from the "make your best" series by Josh Weikert. 2.25 kg each pilsner and dark Munich (25 ebc not 50), 150g each Simpson's imperial, medium crystal and Simpson's DRC. Bittered to 22 IBU with...
  12. Zephyr259

    How many litres of home brew 2020.

    16L Amber Lager and 8L Belgian Pale Ale. Total 5672L
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    Whitbread's London Porter (Durden Park)

    Thanks for that, the high bitterness of the recipes does worry me somewhat, but I'll see how the porter and Simonds Bitter come out before making changes.
  14. Zephyr259

    Whitbread's London Porter (Durden Park)

    I just ran the numbers on #1 Amber Small Beer, at 1.042 OG the 0.7 oz per gallon becomes 50g in a 10L batch and that works out at 51 IBU (this includes a 2L DV of my system). Does this sound right, as with most of the DP recipes, it's really bitter.
  15. Zephyr259

    Pale Amber Malt

    I was thinking the same thing. Have to look at my brew plans. Next week is an amber lager / Belgian pal split batch. Then it's a bit vaguer so could go for DP brews.
  16. Zephyr259

    Pale Amber Malt

    Nice project. I may do something similar to get an idea of what their beers are like. What does red X taste like? A bit like a stronger Munich? I'm with you on the carapils / crystal but, they'd be quite different from amber and brown, but then modern amber and brown are probably different...
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    Kveik

    I've made various lower abv kveik beers, pale ale, 80/-, "California" common and a milk stout. I agree they're handy for turning around an everyday drinker really quickly. Has anyone else found that their kveik beers show an increase in carbonation after a few months? My common and 80/- both...
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    Whitbread's London Porter (Durden Park)

    Here's a pedio infection I had previously, post #8. Was an amusing infection since that was the clean half of a batch, the other half got a whole host of bugs added and is really needing to be bottled about now. The porter got bottled yesterday, a nice round 6% and I got 31 x 330ml bottles out...
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    Whitbread's London Porter (Durden Park)

    Cool, I keep flaked barley in stock over wheat but that should work too. Smallest I can easily do is a 10L batch, I can go smaller but chilling is a hassle.
  20. Zephyr259

    Whitbread's London Porter (Durden Park)

    Yeah, I did some reading about using oats and your comment about the oils is what they agreed on, too many oils mean there really bad head retention. Is there's a decent flavour difference that makes using the oats worth it?
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