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All done bar leaving the kettle to soak. The IPA smells amazing. Finished at 1.055 instead of 1.050, and I'll look into why tomorrow. Took a sample of my Festbier straight from the Fermzilla (pictured) moderate sulphur, but I'm sure that will fade during the lagering til September.

When I can be arsed getting up I shall do so. Have a lovely weekend everyone 🍻
 

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Pressure transferred my Pale Ale for forum the competition last night, I'll give it a couple of days to clear up and then taste it to see if it's worthy. I sampled a Pale of mine that I really wasn't overly impressed with when I made it as the Kveik I used had a "Belgian" character to it. As it's carbed up more and I tried it colder, it's actually alright so I may send that off as well.

I sat and watched the Bucket Blaster for a while, who needs a fish tank?

I hope the weather's decent this weekend, because thanks to the lager collection I've now filled all my kegs barring the two I'm drinking and I'll need them empty if I want to make more beer.
 

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Well, brewday started promisingly as I overslept by two hours and missed the delayed start.

Brewing this: Brewfather

First time brewing a Schwartzbier so curious how it'll go. I'm adding the dark grains at Mashout to avoid too toasty a character. pH was a little lower than expected at 5.28, I'm hoping it'll adjust when the darker grains are added.
 

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Ludicrously smooth brewday. Hit all my numbers. This is suspicious and now leads me to believe something will go wrong with the fermentation. . . I mean, I only used 1 towel FFS.
 

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The schwartzbier fermented out within 5 days at 11°c and is now on it's D-rest. I'll drop down 2°c a day until I start to lager it and then I'll transfer to my last remaining keg and pop it in the lagerator (Freezer+Inkbird).

Given the rate at which I was drinking my current kegs occupants, I need to get another IPA or Pale on and get my Pilsner Urquell clone underway.
 

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Brewing my second attempt at Pilsner Urquell clone tomorrow.

I had an issue with the water volumes and the resulting low mash efficiency on the first one and it's finished at 3.5%

PU also stands for "Passed Urine" in medical environments so I'll be calling him it "P.U Pilsner" as it seems appropriate. I've milled my grains, double checked my water volumes and added campden/brewing salts etc. I'll be using the small batch pipework on the Grainfather, as it's about a 4.7kg grain bill.

I'll be pitching directly on to the yeast cake from the previous one.

 

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Exhausting brew day, but managed to hit all the numbers, keg the **** weak lager, bottle the excess and kegged my beer for a beer competition. I've used the Mangrove Jack's vegan finings for the first time, so I'll leave it at room temp for a day, before putting it in the fridge.

I am rather banjaxed.
 

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Realized today that I need to get my entry for the Unity Conflux competition underway, but that I had already used all the hops in my first attempt (that turned out to fall outside of the few restrictions they'd set, ABV, IBU, everything really).

So I've doctored one of my rye beer recipes accordingly and got everything done, water measured, water additions sorted, grains weighed and milled... Oh, no flaked rye. Ordered some on prime for delivery today and I'm just mashing in now.

#prayforst00

 

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So, ended up 05:00...
Burnt bottom tripped out the Grainfather and needed transferring to fermenting buckets to be reset. Then I had to clean off the burnt bits and run PBW through everything, then I had to rinse it, then I poured the wort back in, boiled it for 5 minutes and did the whirlpool.

******* eye, gets me every time irrespective of how prepared I think I am. Still it's in the fermenter and going off and I did manage to get 4hrs 8 minutes sleep 🍻
 

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I dry hopped the Rye Beer last night as it was at 80% completion and I wanted to dry hop during active fermentation. I hope I manage to get some beer out of this hop soup!

Also, Voss is a monster!
 

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