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  1. Jun 2, 2019 #21

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    Nice one athumb..

    I've used 1028 a couple of times, it seems quite neutral as far as flavour goes.

    But, one thing I have noticed about 1028 is that it seems to stick to the bottom of the bottle much better then some other yeasts when your pour it => less crud and more beer in your glass :beer1:
     
  2. Jun 4, 2019 #22

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    Interesting to know, havent used it before!

    My dad brought round a load of screw top bottles yesterday, i capped one with a crown top after filling it with water and turning it upside down to see if it would leak, it didn't. Anyone know if these would be suitable?
     
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    If they're Budweiser then I think I read recently that they're unsuitable as the glass is really thin.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2019 #24

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    a**e, yep, thats what they are...
     
  5. Jun 7, 2019 #25

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    Bottled up my Clansman Ale this morning, an FG of 1014 gives it a punchy abv of 6.8%, 32 x 500ml bottles.

    Unfortunately there's a bit of a TCP taste to it... I understand you can get that if the temp is too high in the FV but it's been a steady 19-21 in the utility room so not sure how this has come about? I wondered if there was too much coriander seed perhaps and thats what i'm tasting. Hopefully after a lengthy conditioning time it will dissipate.
     
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    So how many kilos of sugar did you use for priming this time? :laugh8:

    Regarding temperature, it could be that fermentation is exothermic - it generates its own heat - that has pushed everything a little higher then your ambient 19-21degC. Just a guess though...
     
  7. Jun 7, 2019 #27

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    Haha, 60g sugar this time.....

    Yeah maybe, quite disappointed as this one has previously been the best one i've done!!
     
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    I have also been brewing up this morning.... On the oven as the weathers so bad I didn't want to go in and out of the garage.

    Not sure how this one will go but here it is. Vanilla and Choc Stout

    2.5 kg Maris Otter
    200g Chocolate Malt
    200g Chocolate Wheat
    200g Dark Crystal
    40g Roasted Barley

    Steeped at 68c for 60 mins. Mash out and sparged with a few litres at 75c.

    Boiled for 60

    EKG 25g @60
    Protofloc @15
    EKG 10g @10
    200g Brown Sugar @5
    1tsp Vanilla Extract at Flameout.

    OG 1072!

    Cooled to 22c and Pitched Nottingham, 12l in the FV.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2019 #29

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    Had a bottle of the Mainline last night and it's probably the best i've brewed, tastes a bit like a tribute perhaps, quite a subtle taste, has great mouthfeel and good head retention, definitely the most 'professional' beer i've done so far!
     
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    When there's Ying there's Yang, had a bottle of Outback IPA last night (it's only been 2 weeks out of the FV) and totally disappointed, tastes of, well, nothing. Fizzy water at a push with a nice aroma of citra, sauvin etc. Not sure what happened here, tasted nice out of the FV but I think the carbonation has taken out all the flavour. Totally gutted as I though this was going to be a good one and with my Clansman taking on a TCP flavour i'm suddenly feeling a little disheartened. :(
     
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    Yeah, I hear you mate. After 10 or so great beers my AG#12 & 13 were disappointing at best.

    AG#14 was good but I'm still paranoid about 15 & 16 which are both looking slow to clear in the bottle.

    Not sure I actually have any advice for you except keep your chin up.

    Or maybe we need to form a support group and discuss it over a few beers! :laugh8:athumb..:beer1:
     
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    I wonder if it's oxidation at bottling time?
     
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    Hmm... I dunno, I've had oxidation on my AG#1 & 2 due to poor syphoning at bottling - they were fine at first but weeks later developed a wet cardboard taste characteristic of oxidation.

    Would you say it's a wet cardboard taste @pilgrimhudd ?
     
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    Hi both, wouldn't say so no, the Clansman is a definite plaster/tcp taste that said it was straight out of the FV and so i'm hoping that this may mellow. I used that chlorine based cleaner on the FV and wondered if I perhaps didn't rinse it as much as I should have, although i'm sure that I did.

    The Outback just tastes of sparkling mineral water with a lovely hoppy aroma.

    I'm pretty careful with not splashing etc at bottling time.

    I did put the warmer on the Clansman in the FV for the last few days but the temp never got over 22c, it's been a cold summer!!
     
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    Brewed up a Black IPA from GH's book on Sunday with a few changes using up what I had.

    4.4 kg Clear choice
    150g Carafa III
    200g Chocolate Wheat Malt

    66c for an hour, mash out and dunk sparged to top up to 20l boil.

    Boil for an hour
    Apollo 25g 60 mins
    Protofloc 15 mins
    Citra 25g 10mins
    Amarillo & Citra 35g each at flameout

    OG 1053

    Cooled to 22c, US-05 pitched.

    Will dry hop after 4 days with what should be 45g Citra but will be a mix of Citra and Simcoe as I don't have enough Citra.

    Smelled great when it went into the FV, hopefully this one will work out better than the last 2! My utility room is busy at the mo as it has this one, the christmas ale, choc stout and an Apricot and Honey Mead bubbling away!
     
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    Sounds good! I did a black IPA a while back - i had the penultimate bottle last weekend actually, still awesome! Planning to do it again soon...

    I don't think the thread mentions it but I'm sure i dry hopped it - according to the original recipe article I would have used Simcoe and citra for the dry hop.

    I really liked the one i did - it was hoppy for sure but not so in your face, much more balanced. Plus i really liked the added complexity of the darker malts.

    Best of luck with yours athumb..:beer1:
     
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    Yeah it's not everybody's cup of tea but I like the darker malt and hops. Reading your brewday thread, i'm going to have to do a bock soon but am waiting to see how your San Miguel comes on!
     
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    It's clearing nicely (unlike some! aheadbutt) but still about 3 weeks away from drinking :beer1: I'm going to chance my arm and hope I can get away without any prolonged lagering over and above that.

    But yeah, I'm quite intrigued by some of these lager styles like bock and Munich helles/Dunkel/Schwarzbier - might have to try some others in the future...
     
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    Bottle up my Christmas Ale this morning, 17l into various sized bottles. Final Gravity was 1014 which gives an ABV of 6.4%. Bottled with 80g of brown sugar. The beer was lighter coloured than I thought it might be but tasted great and no hint of TCP either so thats a bonus!

    I also chucked in a 20ml bottle of chocolate essence and 150g lactose sugar to the FV for the choc and vanilla stout, god knows how it's going to come out :laugh8:.
     
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    Have you tried priming with brown sugar before? Any differences you've noticed?
     

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