Mangrove Jacks Pilsner

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  1. Nov 24, 2018 #1

    MartinHaworth

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    Running short for Christmas, so stuck a kit on whilst doing my AG honey porter.

    Liquid malt extract dosed with isomerized hop oil, 28g saaz, m54 lager yeast.

    Used cashback and brew enhancer.

    Chose to brew a little short. 20l at 1054. In fridge at 18C. Will hop at 7 days.

    New thread started as no review showing.

    Cheers

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    30 hrs in 2 inch krausen- can just be seen here, top fv 20181125_172332.jpg
     
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    One week on, nothing much doing....stil 1040ish...will up the temp
     

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    Over last 2 days I have upped the temp to 20C. Fermentation has sped up and gravity now at 1022.

    Note to self, 18 could be a bit low when yeast says 18 to 20. 20181203_201205.jpg
     
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    2 weeks in 1013. Dry hopped with the 28g of saaz. 0lan to crash in 2 days then bottle friday latest. 20181208_175658.jpg
     
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    How much cashback did you mix in? :D
     
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    When I go to my local Tesco Express for Cashback, I always get Ashbeck.....LOL
     
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    20181215_122653.jpg 20181215_122707.jpg Bottled today. 30 x 425ml grolsch bottles, so got about 15l of beer. 1054 to 1010 gives 5.78%, add in priming and I'll call it 6%. Test jar promising 20181215_122707.jpg
     
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    From about 20 litres down to about 15 litres is a lot to lose, even allowing for poorly calibrated FVs etc. Whilst there is always some loss due to the fermentation process I'm disappointed if I lose 2 litres out of 20+ litres, although its normally nearer 1 - 1.5 litres. Was there a reason for the 5 litre loss or did you indulge in a lot of sampling wink...
     
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    When I took the FV out of the fridge after cold crash g I had 19lt.

    I think I did throw more than I perhaps needed to, but I was using my old FV with a siphon, rather than my newer ones with tap. I ran out of hands to juggle syphon stick, bottle, wand and tilt.

    I did drink a pint though!

    Cheers martin
     
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    So true: an extra pair of hands during specific moments can reduce the loss by half.
     
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    One week in. Cloves on nose banana on tongue. Promising. 20181223_220021.jpg
     
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    Another month. Clearer than the photo shows. Good head retention. Slight clove aroma. Good bitterness and clean finish. Nice pint. 20190123_201420.jpg
     
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    Good stuff, ive got a roasted stout Mangrove Jack that has been bottled for 3 weeks, going to test it out at the weekend.
     
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    Looks good. I've got a MG Munich Helles kit arriving today which I'll brew on Saturday :)
     
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    Just put mine on last Wednesday, used Ashback water as well. Instruction says dry hop after 7 days, but not sure it will be ready for it. Will consult hydrometer. Plan is to leave it to mature for at least 2 month. Would it be ok to stick in a fridge after carbonation is done?
    Lets hope this will work quite well, I brewing it for work party in July.
    Most people are lager drinkers, so hope it will go down well.
     
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    If it's really good, tell them it went off and take them a case of Carling. Then you can enjoy the fruits of your genius at your leisure.
     
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    Well it has been a week and beer is still bubbling. But it has slowed down massively. I will leave it till it stops and than take reading, if it is stable, going to dry hop for 3 days than rack it. 2 weeks for carbonation and around 2 month for maturing should make it good hopefully.
     
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    After two weeks, I have dried hopped with provided Saaz hops, been there 3 days. Bottled today, but decided to make it bit less carbonated, done it to 2.0 CO2 volume. it taste good, not as bitter as I have expected, but it is still young. Will leave in bottles for around 2 months, maybe will try one bottle before that :)
     

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