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Finally a picture worthy of @foxbat repertoire of hydrometer pics! 🤣View attachment 61246

This is my version of a 5 points bitter, 16l full volume recipe, 30 min boil. I used 2kg pale, 150g each of wheat, crystal and biscuit.

30g fuggles @30
15g @15
40g @ 70c whirlpool for 25 mins.

Cml midland pitched at 18c, but I'm going to raise the temp to 22. Og 1050, ibu 31.

Hydrometer porn, there! :D

I too have a Five Points going. Doesn't look quite like that, though!
 
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Brewed my 2nd English Pale in recent weeks, this time a (near) copy of Exe Valley Pale from Graham Wheelers book.

This according to Beersmith ended up at 1048 og, IBU 24 for 19l in the FV.

4kg Pale Malt

Water treated the night before with 1/2 camden tab and 3 tsp gypsum.

Mashed at 65c for a couple of hours.

Brought to boil, 24g Target @60, 1/2 protofloc @10 then 10g Styrian @5, quickly cooled and pitched CML Midland. Soooo much trub in this one, not sure why, left it to settle for 2 hours after cooling and still lots of trub so i'm defo going to be cold crashing this one. Also plan to dry hop with a bit of EKG after fermentation has ended.
 
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Brewed my 2nd English Pale in recent weeks, this time a (near) copy of Exe Valley Pale from Graham Wheelers book.

This according to Beersmith ended up at 1048 og, IBU 24 for 19l in the FV.

4kg Pale Malt

Water treated the night before with 1/2 camden tab and 3 tsp gypsum.

Mashed at 65c for a couple of hours.

Brought to boil, 24g Target @60, 1/2 protofloc @10 then 10g Styrian @5, quickly cooled and pitched CML Midland. Soooo much trub in this one, not sure why, left it to settle for 2 hours after cooling and still lots of trub so i'm defo going to be cold crashing this one. Also plan to dry hop with a bit of EKG after fermentation has ended.
Bottled! Fg 1012 making it around 4.8%! Really murky still, but I forgot to add the starbrite! Doh! 🤣
 
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I brewed this on friday.

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Ignore the alpha aroma, it was just plain rakau.

I had originally planned a pilsner with these hops continuing my kiwi pils theme however after I'd treated water and brought to heat I realised I couldnt find my vienna malt. So a kiwi pale instead, using the malt bill for my ernest and bramling x which I think has come out well.

My only issue here is that I plan to dry hop and i only have 20g of each left so am tempted to make a quick order of motueka to bolster the dry hop size.

Otherwise all to plan, had 18l at 1050 so added 2l water to make it 20l at 1047. Pitched cml PIA, which I wasnt overly impressed with last time so it's got one more chance.
 

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Finally a picture worthy of @foxbat repertoire of hydrometer pics! 🤣View attachment 61246

This is my version of a 5 points bitter, 16l full volume recipe, 30 min boil. I used 2kg pale, 150g each of wheat, crystal and biscuit.

30g fuggles @30
15g @15
40g @ 70c whirlpool for 25 mins.

Cml midland pitched at 18c, but I'm going to raise the temp to 22. Og 1050, ibu 31.
Horror. Your worktop is seriously out of level! 💃💃💃
 

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I brewed this on friday.

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Ignore the alpha aroma, it was just plain rakau.

I had originally planned a pilsner with these hops continuing my kiwi pils theme however after I'd treated water and brought to heat I realised I couldnt find my vienna malt. So a kiwi pale instead, using the malt bill for my ernest and bramling x which I think has come out well.

My only issue here is that I plan to dry hop and i only have 20g of each left so am tempted to make a quick order of motueka to bolster the dry hop size.

Otherwise all to plan, had 18l at 1050 so added 2l water to make it 20l at 1047. Pitched cml PIA, which I wasn't overly impressed with last time so it's got one more chance.
Didn't know you had a kiwi pils theme; so have I, starting with the Gladfield and the Wild About Hops recipes. I've got more varieties of NZ hops than I can fit in my fridge so that I can try the newer (for me) ones. The old ones being Pac Gem, Sticklebract, Hall Aroma (or whatever they call it nowadays) and Green Bullet. I've been using Pia in ales and I'm really impressed with the speed of its fermentation and ability to settle out. What was it that didn't impress you and I'll look out for it.
 
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Didn't know you had a kiwi pils theme; so have I, starting with the Gladfield and the Wild About Hops recipes. I've got more varieties of NZ hops than I can fit in my fridge so that I can try the newer (for me) ones. The old ones being Pac Gem, Sticklebract, Hall Aroma (or whatever they call it nowadays) and Green Bullet. I've been using Pia in ales and I'm really impressed with the speed of its fermentation and ability to settle out. What was it that didn't impress you and I'll look out for it.
Yes, this would have been version 5! My personal favourite was my last one with Southern Cross, recipe below. It's slightly overbittered for a pilsner, something to watch for next time, perhaps a dry hop over a hopsteep. I think the hopsteep was too long and hot. Not heard of sticklebract or Green Bullet. There's some nice Kiwi hops though, I really liked riwaka which was lovely and fruity.

4kg pilsner
1 kg vienna

Mashed at 62c for 90, sparged and brought to boil.

15g magnum
10g southern cross @60

15g southern cross @ 10 and 1/4 tab of protofloc

40g southern cross, hopsteep at 70-75c for 30 mins.


The Pia last time... I mean it might not have been the yeast to be fair, the whole beer was quite bland. It was a kiwi pale but I can't remember what it was exactly....I may be blaming it unfairly.
 

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Yes, this would have been version 5! My personal favourite was my last one with Southern Cross, recipe below. It's slightly overbittered for a pilsner, something to watch for next time, perhaps a dry hop over a hopsteep. I think the hopsteep was too long and hot. Not heard of sticklebract or Green Bullet. There's some nice Kiwi hops though, I really liked riwaka which was lovely and fruity.

4kg pilsner
1 kg vienna

Mashed at 62c for 90, sparged and brought to boil.

15g magnum
10g southern cross @60

15g southern cross @ 10 and 1/4 tab of protofloc

40g southern cross, hopsteep at 70-75c for 30 mins.


The Pia last time... I mean it might not have been the yeast to be fair, the whole beer was quite bland. It was a kiwi pale but I can't remember what it was exactly....I may be blaming it unfairly.
Looks good. I've been using pacific jade as a bittering hop instead if my goto, which is Magnum. It's a nice hop and goes well with southern x.
I used pia in a kiwi ale which tasted great for a couple of weeks and now seems to have lost some of its flavour. I'll have another taster tonight and not after a curry.
 
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Saison brewed today!

Unfortunately, I didnt save the recipe on brewsmith so cant remember the ibu and predicted og. Definitely a user upper on the hop front which was good.

It went a little something like this.

5kg pilsner
300g wheat

2 hour mash at 65, brought to boil, 30 min boil...

10g first gold & 10g brewers gold @30.
40g styrian goldings & 2 cardamom pods & 200g sugar @5 .

Cooled to 25c and pitched belle saison! OG 1061.
 
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I brewed this on friday.

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Ignore the alpha aroma, it was just plain rakau.

I had originally planned a pilsner with these hops continuing my kiwi pils theme however after I'd treated water and brought to heat I realised I couldnt find my vienna malt. So a kiwi pale instead, using the malt bill for my ernest and bramling x which I think has come out well.

My only issue here is that I plan to dry hop and i only have 20g of each left so am tempted to make a quick order of motueka to bolster the dry hop size.

Otherwise all to plan, had 18l at 1050 so added 2l water to make it 20l at 1047. Pitched cml PIA, which I wasnt overly impressed with last time so it's got one more chance.
Ok, so dry hopped with 45g each of motueka and rakau on sunday, plan is to take that out on wednesday, leave to settle add starbrite and possibly cold crash.

My shed brew fridge is out of action at the mo otherwise I'd have stuck my saison in there to keep warm, as it happens, with brew mat and the temperature being warmer than usual fermenter temps have remained at around 26c which I'm happy with.
 
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Ok, so dry hopped with 45g each of motueka and rakau on sunday, plan is to take that out on wednesday, leave to settle add starbrite and possibly cold crash.

My shed brew fridge is out of action at the mo otherwise I'd have stuck my saison in there to keep warm, as it happens, with brew mat and the temperature being warmer than usual fermenter temps have remained at around 26c which I'm happy with.
So you ordered some extra hops in the end then?
 
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I brewed this on friday.

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Ignore the alpha aroma, it was just plain rakau.

I had originally planned a pilsner with these hops continuing my kiwi pils theme however after I'd treated water and brought to heat I realised I couldnt find my vienna malt. So a kiwi pale instead, using the malt bill for my ernest and bramling x which I think has come out well.

My only issue here is that I plan to dry hop and i only have 20g of each left so am tempted to make a quick order of motueka to bolster the dry hop size.

Otherwise all to plan, had 18l at 1050 so added 2l water to make it 20l at 1047. Pitched cml PIA, which I wasnt overly impressed with last time so it's got one more chance.

Bottled this one up on Tuesday, used slightly more sugar than normal, 120g for a bit more fizz. FG 1010 on the nose which makes it 4.8%. Couldn't tell you how it tasted, lost my sense of taste so we'll have to wait and see, exciting!

And I brewed this one today, a Simcoe and Cascade Pale Ale.

3.5kg Otter
500g Munich
300g Wheat
300g Caragold

Mashed in at 68, held at 65 for a few hours.

Brought to boil

12g Simcoe @60
Protofloc @15
20g Simcoe @5
30g Cascade @5

70g Cascade and 40g Simcoe Hopsteep at 80c for 25 mins.

Got 19l at 1052 (missed target by 3 points) but I wanted to liquor back a bit anyway so added another litre of boiled water. So make that 1049.

Pitched CML Midland
 
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Today I brewed 10l of this one, I meant to do this yesterday but my smaller fv was still in use.

Pitched cml hog-norsk for something different.
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What (style) was this in the end? I'm thinking of using some cropped Hog Norsk I have in a mild. Other than the fact that yours was 1070 (😲), it looks a bit like a mild (in terms of ingredients). How did this turn out? Cheers
 
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What (style) was this in the end? I'm thinking of using some cropped Hog Norst I have in a mild. Other then the fact that yours was 1070 (😲), it looks a bit like a mild (in terms of ingredients). How did this turn out? Cheers
Hi! I did brew it in the end. I have only had two small bottles though as it is still conditioning really. The wood chips were a little overpowering at first but have mellowed a bit. Jury is still out as to whether I like them in there or not tbh. I reckon, needs another month or two.

Well it was a dark ale, dark esb I sort of thought. But yes, not far off a mild (ingredients wise) I guess. I copied someone's recipe for an Orkeny Ale.
 
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Saison brewed today!

Unfortunately, I didnt save the recipe on brewsmith so cant remember the ibu and predicted og. Definitely a user upper on the hop front which was good.

It went a little something like this.

5kg pilsner
300g wheat

2 hour mash at 65, brought to boil, 30 min boil...

10g first gold & 10g brewers gold @30.
40g styrian goldings & 2 cardamom pods & 200g sugar @5 .

Cooled to 25c and pitched belle saison! OG 1061.
That belle saison is a monster! Finished at 1004 this one, making it 7.35% 😳 Beer tasted great though,floral bit spicy and peppery, looking forward to it!
 
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Mammoth bottling session finished.

Simcoe and cascade pale ale, finished @1010 on the nose making it 4.9%, slightly murky still, taste was slightly underwhelming but I seem to remember that it was the same last time at bottling and it turned out great. So fingers crossed.

American Stout next, now originally had 1052 and diluted to 1049 forgetting that it might finish higher than expected, sure enough it finished at 1017 making it a sessionable 4.2%. I was going for somewhere between 4.5-5% so that's fine. Tastewise, delightful, roasty piney goodness. 👍 Mainly brewed for my non stout liking mates I'm hoping this might convert them.
 
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First brew in a little while! This time a Schwarzbier. Found the recipe from an American homebrewers website, can't remember the name.

3kg Pilsner
1kg Munich
100g Roast Barley
200g Chocolate
100g Carafa 2

Mashed in at 65c and held there for a couple of hours while I did some stuff in the garden. Brought to the boil

35g Hallertau @60
20g Hallertau @20
15g Hallertau @1
30g Hallertau whirlpool at 80c (letting temp drop for 20 mins)

OG 1054 IBU 29

Pitched CML Kolsch at 21c

My initial thoughts are that it's going to be possibly too roasty but we'll see.
 

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