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Target OG was 1.064, and I hit 1.063, which I'm happy with. Crap photo, but unless my memory is playing tricks on me, it's a bit light (although not as light as it looks in the photo). Now sat at 13°, with 4 packs (yikes!) of S-23 in it.

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No airlock activity so I had a peek. There is some activity on the top of the wort so thats good enough for me. The whiff that came out of the FV was maybe a little acidic, but that could have been the CO2 and my paranoia. Either way, there is nothing I can do about it now.

I have raised the temp of the fermentation fridge to 14° as I notice it was on 12° (not 13 as I previously stated), which is right at the bottom of S-23's range (which I had foolishly thought was 8°c). I'll just leave it for 10 days now, the ramp it uf for the last few.
 
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Target OG was 1.064, and I hit 1.063, which I'm happy with. Crap photo, but unless my memory is playing tricks on me, it's a bit light (although not as light as it looks in the photo). Now sat at 13°, with 4 packs (yikes!) of S-23 in it.

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Is that not 1065 i thought the scale goes up in two's
 

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That was a photo taken later on, when I pitched the yeast, by which time the sample had cooled significantly due to it being near zero outside. I think it had cooled to 14°, so hydrometer temperature correction calculator says about 1.064, which fits as the temp corrected reading when it was warm came back as the same, if you see what I mean

I do really hate that hydrometer, though, the coloured bands don't all seem to correspond with values and confuse things; I really must get a better one.
 

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Sunday, I brewed my first attempt at a sort of "inspired by but not the same as" the original early 90's Hobgoblin.

Which will be a feet as I can barely remember drinking it. Daft idea really.

So here it is;

Shagfoal


6.0%
62% efficiency

Batch Volume: 20 L
Boil Time: 60 min
Original Gravity: 1.059
Final Gravity (Adv): 1.013
IBU (Tinseth): 37
BU/GU: 0.63
Colour: 43.5 EBC

Mash
Temperature — 67 °C — 60 min


Malts (5.975 kg)
3.453 kg (55.9%) — Simpsons Pale Ale Golden Promise — Grain — 5 EBC
1.951 kg (31.6%) — Crisp Plumage Archer Malt — Grain — 4 EBC
451 g (7.3%) — Crisp Medium Crystal 240 — Grain — 265 EBC
79 g (1.3%) — Thomas Fawcett Roasted Barley — Grain — 1200 EBC
41 g (0.7%) — Thomas Fawcett Chocolate Malt — Grain — 1000 EBC
Other (200 g)
200 g (3.2%) — Sugar, Muscovado — Sugar — 49.5 EBC — Boil
Hops (121 g)
15 g (8 IBU) — East Kent Goldings (EKG) 5% — Boil — 60 min

15 g (7 IBU) — Fuggles 4.5% — Boil — 60 min

75 g (18 IBU) — Fuggles 4.5% — Boil — 15 min

16 g (4 IBU) — East Kent Goldings (EKG) 5% — Boil — 15 min


Miscs
1.63 g — Epsom Salt (MgSO4) — Mash

5 ml — Phosphoric Acid 85% — Mash

1.36 g — Epsom Salt (MgSO4) — Sparge

4.58 ml — Phosphoric Acid 85% — Sparge


Yeast
1 pkg — Fermentis S-33 SafBrew Ale 70%
1 pkg — Danstar Nottingham 75%
Fermentation
Primary — 20 °C — 14 days

Water Profile
Ca2+
90
Mg2+
15
Na+
52
Cl-
35
SO42-
74
HCO3-
265

OG was a point higher than planned, and I lost a lot to trub again. I actually poured the trub into a demijohn so I will recover the wort for starters once it's settled. Wort tasted promising, but the colour isnt what I hoped for. More tinkering needed, me thinks.
 

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Yesterday, I had the second go with brewing with my homemade thermopot mash tun. The last time I did this, I had changed the standard Burco tap on my boiler with the ball valve from my old cool box mash tun, and it blocked with hops. This time, I added my bazooka filter from the old tun to the boiler, and it worked a treat.

I also got hold of some proper platinum cured tubing and made up a qd underletting set up. I batch sparged with this as well.
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I didn't get near my usual extract efficiency, so I need to make a fly sparging arm for my new tun as the old one doesn't fit due to going from a rectangular tun to a circular one.

The recipe was a Summit Bitter with a hefty 100g hop stand.

Used the immersion chiller to get down to hip stand temps (around 70°c) the the hops added and it was left to cool naturally overnight.


4.1%

Batch Volume: 20 L
Boil Time: 60 min


Original Gravity: 1.040

Final Gravity (Adv): 1.009

IBU (Tinseth): 63 ( calculated, probably less because Summit hops are old)

Colour: 15.8 EBC

Mash
Strike Temp — 73.6 °C
Infusion — 64 °C — 90 min (Actually hit 62°c so need to adjust my equipment profile for the new tun)


Malts (5.08 kg)
4.08 kg (80.3%) — Crisp Chevallier Pale Ale — Grain — 7.9 EBC
500 g (9.8%) — Corn, Flaked — Grain — 2.6 EBC
300 g (5.9%) — Muntons Wheat Malt — Grain — 4.3 EBC
140 g (2.8%) — Crisp Light Crystal 150 — Grain — 170 EBC
60 g (1.2%) — Thomas Fawcett Crystal Malt — Grain — 118 EBC
Hops (165 g)
25 g (37 IBU) — Summit (Whole) 14% — Boil — 60 min

40 g (6 IBU) — Fuggles 4.5% — Boil — 5 min

100 g (20 IBU) — Summit (Whole) 14% — Aroma — hopstand

Yeast
1 pkg — Mangrove Jack's M36 Liberty Bell 76.5%
Fermentation
Primary — 20 °C — 0 days
 

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Aye, that is exactly the plan. Living in a rural location, mice are a given, and I'm always catching them in the traps or they are taking baits. I sort of live in dread of a smart one realising that there is the best part of 75kg of yummy malt in chewable plastic containers :laugh8:

Once the lid is on, I can't see any rodent getting in, which is exactly what the kit is designed for (all be it for smallholders to use for animal feed).

It's an afternoons work to assemble!
 

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Aye, that is exactly the plan. Living in a rural location, mice are a given, and I'm always catching them in the traps or they are taking baits.

…….
In Scotland we lived in an old cottage that had a mouse problem.

One morning I discovered a single mouse leg in the trap under the sink …

… and within a week, we caught a three-legged mouse!

Persistent little beggars aren’t they!
athumb..
 

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Very nice indeed!
Thanks. I'm very, very slowly getting my garage / brewery set up how I want it.

Next up is to teach myself how to weld stainless using a Mig welder; not for brewing vessels or anything but for the stands it sits on that are currently made from wood. Why Mig? Because I've got one from when I used to be into Series landys. ;)
 
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Thanks. I'm very, very slowly getting my garage / brewery set up how I want it.

Next up is to teach myself how to weld stainless using a Mig welder; not for brewing vessels or anything but for the stands it sits on that are currently made from wood. Why Mig? Because I've got one from when I used to be into Series landys. ;)
It's nicer than every homebrew shop I have ever been in.

You should get yourself a mill and store it whole.
 

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Attempted my first Saison! today. Thing is, I don't really know what I'm doing so I used a recipe I'd had success with brewing a Belgian golden ale, but swapped out the yeast, and swapped the hops out for Hallertau Blanc.

I thought it would be an ideal 5.5%, but have forgot to account for the increased attenuation of CML Wallonia yeast, which I suspect is Belle Saison so if it ferments out to the predicted gravity, it will be about 7%! It won't really drop to .994 will it?!?

No idea what this will be like.

Vitals
Original Gravity: 1.047

Final Gravity: 0.994

IBU (Tinseth): 20

BU/GU: 0.42

Colour: 11.2 EBC


Mash
Strike Temp — 76.2 °C
Infusion — 66 °C — 60 min


Malts (4 kg)
4 kg (87%) — Crisp No19 Floor Malted Maris Otter Malt — Grain — 6.2 EBC
Other (600 g)
600 g (13%) — Lyle's Golden Syrup — Sugar — 25 EBC — Boil
Hops (25 g)
10 g (13 IBU) — Hallertau Blanc 10.5% — Boil — 60 min

15 g (7 IBU) — Hallertau Blanc 10.5% — Boil — 10 min
 

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