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What's the name of the spray head fitted to the lid of the boiler
It’s actually two components that screw together through a hole in the lid. On the inside an atomiser nozzle with a 1/2 inch bsp thread. On the outside I fitted a male quick disconnect having a female 1/2 inch bsp thread. See pics.
 

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It’s now day 7 in the fermenting bucket and time to dry hop.

I’m taking a different approach this time, normally I would throw in the hops on day 3/4 and leaves them there for 5/6 days. This time, intrigued by the thesis on dry hopping by Peter Wolfe, I’m going the leave the hops in the beer for just 1 day.

50g Equanot flowers
60g Vic Secret flowers

I’ve just throw the dried hops on top of the beer as usual but this time given them a little help getting wet as they’ll only be in there for 1 day.
 

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I’m actually now in the process of brewing a new batch of my Trinity brown ale, having finished it last night.

The trouble when creating a brew by using up whatever you have left over is that when it turns out far better than expected you end up with a recipe needing lots of ingredients!
 

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About 24 hours after starting my dry hop I kegged my Equinox beer (the subject of this brewday).

The beer had the same aroma (I think, I’m working from memory) when dry hopped for 1 day as when dry hopped for 5 days. Over the next few days and weeks we’ll see if it fades more quickly.

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I syphon into a King Keg, you can see the colour of the beer in the bottom, then force carbonate by injecting 8g CO2, and put in my shed to condition. This beer should be ready in 2 or 3 weeks.
 

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I like to think I’m all grown up but I just received a new delivery and I’m like a child at Christmas!!

Week-end sorted!
 

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Day 4 in the fermenting bucket and I’ve just dry hopped my Trinity ale. The fermentation is starting to slow a little but still pretty active. Hops will be in for 5 days and then I’ll syphon into my waiting keg.

40g Simcoe
40g Mosaic
40g Vic Secret
 

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Day 9 and Trinity is kegged!

This one takes a little longer to mature so will not be ready for this round of dark ale competition. Next time maybe.
 

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Barrelled up my latest beer last night, a 5% Mosaic IPA, got about 40 pints by the look of it.

Tomorrow will be a double-first for me. I’m brewing a Hazy IPA ( Citra & Lemon Drop hops ) and...

Great bar / brewing area! And good write up. Just need to treat your liquor :laugh8:
I’m going to treat my water with Campden tablets. When everyone else says it makes a difference you have to at least give it a try. I’ll try it for a few beers - including some I already know of course for a better comparison.
 

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Barrelled up another dark beer yesterday. Lots of brown and dark crystal malts and a sprinkling of chocolate malt. I’ve tried Bravo hops for the first time both for bittering (15g) and flavour (25g). Fermentation stopped a couple of points higher than expected so I’m looking at 4.3% rather than 4.5%.

The hazy IPA I started last week is still bubbling contentedly. I’ll barrel that next week, already looking forward to trying it.

Yesterday I got a cardamom saison on the go. Cardamom and coriander smell amazing so I’m hoping this comes through in the finished beer - just enough.
 

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How much cardamom did you go for? Had a bottle of mine last week and the cardamom has almost disappeared. It is from last August though so not unexpected that it would fade.
 

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How much cardamom did you go for? Had a bottle of mine last week and the cardamom has almost disappeared. It is from last August though so not unexpected that it would fade.
Followed your recipe and used 3 pods. My beer doesn’t last that long!
 

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Mine doesn’t usually but had saved a couple of bottles. Still a very nice saison without the cardamom being very present.
 

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Yesterday I barrelled the hazy IPA I started two weeks ago. Ironically, this is probably the cleanest looking brew I’ve barrelled. Not as aromatic as I’d thought it might be but I’m used to adding lots of dry hops in my beers and this had no dry hop. 6.0%

The cardamom saison I started last week is happy.

Yesterday I brewed a stout. As I thought about what I wanted from it my grain bill became quite complicated so I’m not sure if it will be a confused mess or really flavoursome :confused.:. Anyway, it’s done. OG=1066.
 

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Just had a try of the Hazy IPA flavoured with lemon drop hops. It’s only been conditioning for a week so has a little way to go before I’d say it’s ready. It does taste clean but is a little watery and needs more carbonation. I know from previous experience that beer can taste more watery when not carbonated so we’ll see what happens.

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Barrelled the cardamom saison. Not much cardamom on the nose and just a hint really in the taste but I think the beer could start to taste medicinal if the cardamom and coriander came through any stronger.

Final gravity was 1004 so a little higher than @Keats. Combined with my OG being a couple of points down the beer is pretty much 1% lower at 6% abv - still a good strength.

The stout I got on last week seems pretty quiet now (bubble trap). That’s maybe to be expected having quite a lot of unfermentable sugars in the wort due to a high mash temperature, use of melanoidin malt, and the addition of lactose. I’ll give it another week regardless but I’m eager for this one to be ready.
 

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My missis just tasted the pimped cervesa i did ( doesn't normally touch home brew ) Thats nice and walked off with the glass, i then got remind me to get some lime cordial ashock1
 

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Since we’ll all confined to our homes I have the problem of too much beer because there’s no one else drinking it! All of my 8 kegs are in use and the kids party we had planned for this weekend was supposed to empty some (by the parents of course!). I now have a stout that’s ready to keg and no keg available.

Looks like a week-end of bottling and if my new supplies arrive today I might get my first lager on the go.

Also need to get that plum porter started so I’d better put my drinking hat on.
 
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