AG#12 User Upper Bitter

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  1. Mar 21, 2019 #1

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    I was discussing my plans for this brew recently - thanks for the suggestions.

    Full details on Brewers Friend here

    I got a starter on a couple of days ago using yeast/trub of Wyeast 1275 from my AG#4.

    The plan was very much about using up odds and sods hence odd amounts in the grain bill:
    1394g mild malt
    100g brown malt
    53g dark crystal
    293g Caramalt
    83g Munich
    42g Pilsner
    200g flaked barley

    2.16kg in total

    Mashed 6L Tesco Ashbeck @ 67degC for 80mins
    Dunk sparge 8L @ 80degC for 15mins
    Added 2L boiling water to the brew kettle
    16L Tesco Ashbeck in total

    9g simcoe @ 13.1%AAU for 60mins
    10g EKG @ 6.8%AAU for 10mins
    Half a protofloc tablet for 10 mins
    5g First Gold @ 9.16%AAU for 5mins

    BG 1.038
    OG 1.046

    Seems whatever I do I cannot get Brewers Friend to match my BG, but my efficiency seems pretty consistent from brew to brew that the OG is pretty much bang on.

    Wort was quite dark, maybe similar to N.Brown, but smelt and tasted very rich and malty. Excited now to see how this turns out.
     
  2. Mar 21, 2019 #2

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    Cor, you've got all sorts in there, a proper user-upper. The EKG and first gold should go well.
     
  3. Mar 21, 2019 #3

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    Was pleased to discover when i actually measured out the hops that i had twice as much EKG as i thought athumb..
     
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    Update:

    Bottled this today - it's dark brown, it's malty and it's bitter athumb..

    OG 1.046
    FG 1.014

    IBU = 39
    EBC = 19
    ABV = 4.3%

    Yielded 20 x 500ml bottles primed with 45g table sugar boiled in 200ml water for a few minutes and added to bottling bucket.

    Now to keep my mitts off for the next 4 weeks.....
     
  6. May 15, 2019 #6

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    So... Err... Yeah... I was good and left it alone for 4 weeks, came to try it and I got a gusher aheadbutt I opened a couple more but they were the same :(

    Thanks to @An AnkoĆ¹ who suggested a solution in this thread - basically lift the caps to let the fizz out. In the end I think I lost about 30ml from each of the remaining 17 bottles.

    As I mentioned in that thread, I bottled water 3 weeks at FG 1.014, 69% attenuation - believable that it was done considering I mashed at 67degC, and also previous experience with WY1275.

    Hopefully it's not a major issue in my gear or process, but rather it just wasn't quite done. I've never had this bother before, particularly with this yeast so maybe it's just a one off or a mutation in 2nd or 3rd gen yeast.

    One question if anyone knows, how long do I need to leave it until I can try it again m can I just wait until they clear out do they need to carb and condition again? Little worried now about oxidation.....
     
  7. May 15, 2019 #7

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    You don't take the old labels off the bottles? ashock1
     
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    Either do I. It's what's inside that counts.
     
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    Not the same issue I know, but my mild which I over primed with 200g of sugar I vented the bottles once a week for 5 weeks, and although they taste great, you have to open and pour almost straight away otherwise it's out the bottle still.
     
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    I couldn't cope with that.
     
  11. May 16, 2019 #11

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    No, why? Will it make the beer better? If they come off, they come off, but I'm not going to make an effort.
     
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    Quick thought experiment - how would you feel if I mixed up 2or 3 different colours of playdough and or them back in the same tub? ;)
     
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    Barbarian.
     
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