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  1. MartinHaworth

    Preferred malts.

    Link to Crisp Malting recommending Step Mash: Hana Malt | Crisp Heritage Malts | Norfolk Malted Barley For Pilsner Beers
  2. MartinHaworth

    Preferred malts.

    The maltsters at Crisp told us Hana needs step mashing as it is not fully modified.
  3. MartinHaworth

    Preferred malts.

    We did a base malt comparison a while back (attached). If we were doing it again, we'd want to do Plumage Archer, Chevallier, Hana and a few others as well. I tend to keep in a range of base malts: MO, Chevallier, Plumage Archer, Hana, German Pilsner. Different base malts for different beers.
  4. MartinHaworth

    Any North Norfolk members?

    Great to hear from you @Mike_Burton Norwich Amateur Brewers are always keen to welcome local brewers. Where are you based? I'll PM you a link to the club. Cheers Martin
  5. MartinHaworth

    Any North Norfolk members?

    Crowcrow I'm 8nvolved in Norwich brewers, I'll send you a link to join our slack workspace.
  6. MartinHaworth

    Martin's Brewday

    The Sole Bay Brewery is lush, and there are some lovely limited edition beers to be had nearby. The house yeast is a mixed strain, and distorts quickly at our homebrew scale. Very fruity, lots of ester profile that needs good temperature control to limit. As I understand it, some of the...
  7. MartinHaworth

    Martin's Brewday

    Norwich Amateur Brewers were hosted by Adnams yesterday, judging our efforts at brewing their 'Tally Ho' barley wine. Fergus and Dan were very generous with time, expertise and beer. We were fortunate to come away with lots of lovely yeast and hops - you can see me 'milking' their huge yeast...
  8. MartinHaworth

    Black Friday

    Inkbird are usually good for a few quid off. I'm looking for another unit. Gotta say I just loved the look of the G40 at Brewcon, a real leap forward that solves many identified problems - no internal recirc pipe, shrouded sight glass, great filter.... But the lads on the GF stall said there...
  9. MartinHaworth

    Brewcon London 2021

    @chopps there were some tired brewers by the time we finished at Exale at 2am.....those Bearboars can hold their beer.
  10. MartinHaworth

    Brewcon London 2021

    Hi there, travelling back to Norwich just now. We had a great time! Including ,4 of our members doing their bjcp exams. Lars was great today. There may have been beers in the bus.... But I was down as one of the drivers... Cheers
  11. MartinHaworth

    Brewcon London 2021

    Hope to see you there. Norwich Amateur Brewers are busing 10 people down, and will be represented at club night. Can't wait.
  12. MartinHaworth

    Homebrew Convention?

    Brew Con 2019 was amazing, and the people running it are a top bunch of proper homebrewers. I'llbe there in the autumn, and hope to meet as many of you as possible! Martin
  13. MartinHaworth

    Martin's Brewday

    I've been lurking more than posting on here for the last couple of months, but I remain grateful to THBF for all the lovely stuff I read on here. Since I last posted here I've had a busy brewing schedule. Niche Solutions kindly gave our Norwich Amateur Brewers club a brick of their Fermo Sour...
  14. MartinHaworth

    Martin's Brewday

    Belgium golden strong update 16/1 brew day. Pitched yeast into wort 1060 20/1 gravity had dropped to 1020, so I added 1kg of table sugar in solution bumping the gravity up to 1040 22/1 gravity dropped to 1020 already. Interestingly, the yeast-on-sugar has produced a much more pronounced belgium...
  15. MartinHaworth

    Martin's Brewday

    Thanks - bottles are a complete pain. This brew will be going into the Norwich Brewers 2021 Beer Advent Calendar, it will be quite pokey at c9%, and it needs a good bit of age on it. I've never aged a beer in a corney - maybe that's something to try. Cheers Martin
  16. MartinHaworth

    Martin's Brewday

    OK, in 60 hours the wort has gone from 1060 to 1038. I will leave it another day before adding the sugar solution.
  17. MartinHaworth

    Martin's Brewday

    Well, after 2 weeks the Belgium wit dropped well and promises to be a lovely beer. 19L kegged + 4 litres in coopers pet. The trial jar was lovely. So, on to a Christmas beer! A belgium strong golden ale. Recipe here: Belgium Strong Golden Ale | No Profile Selected All Grain Beer Recipe at...
  18. MartinHaworth

    Going back to kits...

    The LME that I have used with hops, has only every contained isomerized hop oil - that is the bitter bit of hops that is usually obtained by boiling hops for an extended period. In this useage, there is not that much difference between ibus from one hop and another. I have not come across any...
  19. MartinHaworth

    Going back to kits...

    I recently did a kit - the first one in 5 years. I was fortunate enough to be given one of the new 2 can kits Muntons are launching this spring. The cans were a mix of LME, Liquid malted rye extract and isomerised hop oils. There were 2 packs of hops for dry hopping, and a full pack of US05...
  20. MartinHaworth

    Martin's Brewday

    Thanks Dutto, I agree with you! What I am trying to do (and should have said) is manage the yeast effectively. A number of club members have had stalled fermentations with M21. I suspect that this may be linked to not managing the free rise effectively - that is to say that the wort may...
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