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  1. Oct 28, 2018 #181

    Leon103

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    Another brew done. I am on a roll.

    This time a juicy hazy ipa.

    4.5kg pale
    1.2kg oats.
    70g citra for a 30m whirlpool at 72c
    35g simcoe as above
    20g citra dry hop after 2 days
    20g simcoe as above
    150g citra dry after fermentation complete
    100g simcoe as above
    Yeast is imperial dry hop.
    Water additions as per a neipa.

    Fermenting at 20c as we speak. Ended up with 24l in the fermenter at 1.054 expecting to drop to 1.012. Had to through a couple of litres away because there wasn't room in the fv. So massively overshot my figures.

    The second dry hop will be down after fermentation. I will take it off the yeast and dry hop at 3c.

    Hoping to wash the yeast for future use. It went off like a rocket so blow off installed for this.
     
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    Racked off the ipa into secondary. Adding second dry hop at the same time. 100g simcoe leaf and 150g citra pellet.


    I chucked in the pellets loose but decided the simcoe will go in a hop bag. Just about fitted them in. Then realised they wouldn't sink. Sanitised 3 heavy **** glasses and still not fully sunk, hopefully when the hops are all wet they will drop. Sitting at 3c now.

    It dropped to 1.010 so perfect. Also giving yeast washing a go. Got 2l of wort sitting at room temp ready to separate
     

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  3. Nov 16, 2018 #183

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    Swmbo asked for a bottle of my hazy ipa. Despite only being in the bottle a week I agreed. I reserve judgement until it's had a couple more week. It appears well carbed
     

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  5. Jan 12, 2019 #185

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    With the weather forecast showing it would be dry and a nice 8c I thought I would get a brew on today.

    Didn't really go to plan, I woke with the beginnings of a cold to find it was frosty out. I went to clean my kit before use but found that my hose pipe was frozen.

    After some fiddling I finally got started. Surprisingly the water quickly got warm and in the end I overshot my 72c I was looking for so added more cold. Mashed at 67c and kept the temperature well. I decided against bringing the HLT out as I had used more water in the mash than usual so thought kettle and large pot on the hob would be ok. But time I added a bit of cold I had brought the temp too low. Next time I will just use the HLT.

    The rest of the brew went well, wort chilled quickly and I just managed to get everything packed away as the cold rain came in.

    Recipe - Mikkeller Milk Stout with a little tweek. Overshot my 70% efficiency slightly so attached recipe amended. Had 24l in the FV but threw away nearly 5l. Really need a bigger FV or a 5l one that I can ferment at the same time.
     

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