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Been neglecting my brewday posts, sorry!

On Friday night I brewed a batch of Equinox IPA (24 litres) and yesterday I dry hopped my latest Mosaic/Simcoe IPA.

I’ve been thinking about how to cool my kegs and several people asking for advice have made me decide to come up with something that’s effective, convenient, and inexpensive - so no mean feat! I think I’ve come up with something but let me work it through got a day or two and then I’ll put something together.

Speaking of putting something together I have also been drafting some info on pressure barrels - discovered I will never be able to make a living as a journalist because it takes me far too long to write a few words 🤷‍♂️
 

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At the weekend I kegged the Mosaic ale and dry hopped the Equinox ale.

Even managed to build that experimental keg cooling jacket. The build for it is in the “How to” section of the forum. The finished result looks like this and I’m now giving it a run to see how it performs.

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I’m just preparing a keg for my Equinox ale while mashing another saison because my saison is running low.

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Tomorrow I need to get another bitter on the go having got down to my last dozen pints of this too.

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Also, brewed another saison today flavoured with Saaz, cardamom, and coriander. 24 litres in the fermenter. OG is 1042. Yeast is MJ M29.
 

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SAISON! Sounds great!
Could you share the recipe please? As it happens I have lots of coriander and cardomom...
 

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SAISON! Sounds great!
Could you share the recipe please? As it happens I have lots of coriander and cardomom...
It’s based on a recipe by @Keats but adjusted to what I have available. I don’t think the recipe is that critical to be honest except the cardamom pods 3 is all you need.

Cardamom Saison!
5.2 Kg Pilsner malt
200g Torrified wheat
Mash for 75 mins at 150F
12g Magnum hops AA=15.3% 60 mins
1/2 Protofloc table at 15 mins
32g Saaz hops at 5 mins
3 crushed cardamom pods at 5 mins
1 tsp ground coriander at 5 mins
24 litres in FV, OG=1042
1 pk MJ M29 Saison yeast
Pitched at 26C
 

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Got the mash for today’s brew well under way. This one is going to be a bitter to replenish stock.
 

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Bitter is brewed and in the fermenter. Shooting for 25-30 EBC, IBU’s around 35, ABV around 4.3%. Recipe for anyone with an interest...

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2.5Kg Maris Otter
2Kg Pilsner malt
200g Flaked barley
150g Crystal 225
100g Torrified wheat
30g Roasted barley
75 min mash at 150F
18g Magnum leaf AA=15.3% for 60 mins
1/2 Protofloc tablet at 15 mins
30g Fuggle leaf AA=4.5% at 15 mins
24 litres in FV, OG=1042
1 pack S-04
 

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I have a feint interest in that....
Edit...had to check the brew box...my interest is now elevated..
I plan to...
Sub all base malt with pale,add a smidgen of black as I only have crystal 60..I think..to get the colour..not that it matters I suppose,pellet fuggles as that's all I have in the way of fuggles! Notty yeast... otherwise, exactly the same!
 

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I have a feint interest in that....
Edit...had to check the brew box...my interest is now elevated..
I plan to...
Sub all base malt with pale,add a smidgen of black as I only have crystal 60..I think..to get the colour..not that it matters I suppose,pellet fuggles as that's all I have in the way of fuggles! Notty yeast... otherwise, exactly the same!
Sounds good, maybe even get a bottle into this months English Bitters comp!
 

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It won't be ready...not brewing for a few days...got a couple of night shifts to do first.
 

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I’ve just kegged the cardamom saison I started on the 2nd (meant to do it last night but had a beer and then some more...). The FG is quite impressive!

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Also now kegged the best bitter. Came out at over 4.5% so a little stronger than I planned, maybe a consequence of the temperatures we’ve been seeing.

I expect the temperature has affected flavour too but I had a taste and it isn’t nasty so I’m hoping it will condition out OK.
 
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