June Competition - Dark Beers

Discussion in 'Bottle Swaps, Meetups, Competitions and Events.' started by uDicko, Jun 3, 2019.

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  1. Jul 17, 2019 #81

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    Got a coffee snob friend and he instantly called it out. The rest of us couldn't tell. May be worth bearing in mind for the more attuned people wink...
     
  2. Jul 17, 2019 #82

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    Might well do that. I wouldn't be able to tell the difference, shouldn't have assumed that meant nobody else could.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2019 #83

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    Well done all
     
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    Congratulations to all the other entrants. Will provide proper feedback when I’ve got home. 3.30 and I’ve another half hour to walk yet.

    Very well done to all that entered and a big thanks to @uDicko athumb..
     
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    Thanks for the feedback @uDicko and congrats to @Ghillie clapa My recipe is here if anyone wants a look.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2019 #87

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    Sorry for the delay gents.

    Here is the stock recipe I used. Accidentally tipped the whole 500g bag of chocolate malt in though.

    75 minute mash at 67C, 10 minute mash out at 76C, sparged at 80C.

    Fermented with Nottingham for 3 weeks at 19C. Cold crash at -1C for three days and fined with gelatin (wouldn’t bother with this again as it’s a wasted effort with dark beers).

    Came in a 6% due to being a little under efficient.

    Kegged at 15PSI and aged in the keg for about a month I think. Circa 2.4 vols. Loose a bit of carbonation work the counter-pressure bottle filler so probably around 2.2vols when poured.

    Overall I was happy with this beer, first go at a dark one (personally I’m not a fan) but would make again seeing as it appeared to be enjoyed by the judges.

    Thanks all!
    Ghillie
     
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