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  1. Oct 20, 2019 #2161

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    If you are saving it for Christmas I would be wondering what it would have been like with a cup of raisins swollen with rum going into secondary.:beer1:
     
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  2. Oct 20, 2019 #2162

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    Hmm interesting,,,,there is still time, I haven't transferred yet
     
  3. Oct 20, 2019 #2163

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    Ok guys

    Pressure barrel filled with a sniffter of mixed brown and white cane sugar for a little fizz (I`ve done this before and it worked for me), along with OG taken at 1.050 to FG taken of 1.018 giving a guesstimated ABV of 4.3%..ish I`m seeing ? which will suit me and dad as he likes the Ales around that level, Ill take the readings again in a few weeks or so see if it has changed at all.

    So I am chuffed with this, i`ll post pics of sample of pouring in due course :hat: acheers.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2019 #2164

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    1.018 is a bit of a high finish. Are you sure it's done fermenting?
     
  5. Oct 20, 2019 #2165

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    just started a festival landlords bitter kit never tried a festival kit before so fingers crossed:beer1:
     
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    It hasn't bubbled in 24 hours, and there`s no fizz on the sample - so I think it has, we shall see if it hasn't if my barrel tap pops or not hahaha
     
  7. Oct 20, 2019 #2167

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    23L Belgium pale ale
     
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    Festival kits are pretty good :)
     
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  9. Oct 21, 2019 #2169

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    23L of Stronger than expected Bitter, as per this post. A pretty relaxed brew evening.
     
  10. Oct 21, 2019 #2170

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    Title: DIPA MAC Attack
    Brew Method: All Grain
    Style Name: Double IPA
    Boil Time: 90 min
    Batch Size: 5 liters (fermentor volume)
    Boil Size: 7 liters
    Boil Gravity: 1.056
    Efficiency: 60% (brew house)

    STATS:
    Original Gravity: 1.078
    Final Gravity: 1.015
    ABV (standard): 8.2%
    IBU (tinseth): 63
    SRM (morey): 12.4
    Mash pH: 0

    FERMENTABLES:
    1900 g - Maris Otter Pale (92.2%)
    120 g - Caramel / Crystal 30L (5.8%)
    40 g - Caramel / Crystal 60L (1.9%)

    HOPS:
    4 g - Chinook 60 min
    10 g - Amarillo 5 min
    10 g - Chinook 5 min
    11 g - Mosaic 5 min

    5 g - Amarillo Whirlpool at 80 °C
    5 g - Chinook Whirlpool at 80 °C
    5 g - Mosaic Whirlpool at 80 °C

    5 g - Amarillo Dry Hop for 7 days
    5 g - Chinook Dry Hop for 7 days
    5 g - Mosaic Dry Hop for 7 days

    YEAST:
    Mangrove Jack - US West Coast Yeast M44
     
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  11. Oct 22, 2019 #2171

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    10 litre batch of IPA but had a senior moment. I bought bottled water and then forgot to use in so used the crappy tap water. I'm going to dry hop it which will hopefully cover the taste.
     
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    Today I did a double brew, a Conniston Bluebird Bitter clone (doubt whether it will be close) so I will just call it Conniston bitter, the other is from Graham Wheelers book Double Chance Bitter which is quite a nice drop.
    Early morning dough in, staggered as I can only use the immersion chiller one at a time.
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    The boil.
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    After the boil was over. Clear wort into fermenters, a cleaner tasting beer out.
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  13. Oct 25, 2019 #2173

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    Yesterday, Cali common.
     
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    A busy day....a simple American pale...Maris otter, carapils,crystal and some" horrified" wheat...bittered with magnum and late additions of mosaic. It'll get a nice mosaic dry hop too
    No dramas and a continued rise in efficiency with my new manifold.
    Got 23 litres to fv @ 1048 which gives me 73.5% BHE.
    I'm very pleased with the result!
    Forgot to add...kegged my tribute clone during the boil!
     
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    Moved my DIPA to SV today and somehow have ended up with 500ml more than I started with (5l batch), my FV must've been on a slope? :laugh8: Mixed news as that means my efficiency is up by 7%, but the IBU is 10 points lower than I wanted.

    Tastes almost exactly like Brewdogs Mr President which is what I was aiming for athumb..

    Currently at the boil stage on my Chocolate Coffee Rum Stout.
     
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    Oatmeal stout - Morris otter, black malt, choc malt, caragold, Gervin gv12 (not used it before). 22l, Grainfather hit all the expected numbers :)
     
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    Belgian Strong Golden Ale, 20L. Malt: Pilsen Malt, Wheat Malt (only 6% to enhance foam), Golden Candi Syrup. Hops: Hallertau Opal for Bittering and Aroma. Spices: a small tip of Cardamon, Ginger and Coriander Seed (love to use them. Get closer to Delirium Tremens than Duvel). Yeast: experimenting with Fermentis T-58. Usually I add Mangrove Jack's Belgian Ale, but brewshop is in a shortage of Mangrove yeasts.
     
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    .....and oats!!
     
  19. Oct 27, 2019 #2179

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    Update on the stout: I was aiming for a brewhouse efficiency of 65%... Somehow I've managed 82%! I've gone from an expected OG of 1.050ish to 1.064
     
  20. Oct 27, 2019 #2180

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    Woodfordes Wherry kit - some Citra dry hops to go in the secondary when I rack it off. Should be a nice Wherry Xmas beer :).
     

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