Discussion in 'Beer Brewdays!' started by MyQul, Jul 30, 2016.
I'm giving the CML Beoir yeast a try. Not sure what it's like but presumably it's reasonably clean.
It’s not authentic for Guinness but I find a few grams of porridge oats improves creaminess in a dry stout. Have you thought about pressurising your keg with a nitrogen capsule? I’ve never tried it but I don’t think you can get a creamy, Guinness-style head without nitrogen. Good luck.
...I think Myqul is getting some prehistoric nitrogen for Steve in his diving bell from the sediment in the Mariana trench...
I haven't, I have no idea where I'd get such a thing. I very rarely keg, this is my second time ever using the PB that my mate gave me about 3 years ago. You're right though, I'm not expecting a nitro head. I'll have to convince my da it's just aesthetic anyway
A black IPA mini mash kit from the Malt miller, smells divine.
Not sure if I will bottle of pressure barrel though
This evening I have just done a quick St Peter's Brewery Cream Stout kit. Added 454g of Black Syrup and reduced to only 17 Litres. Using the Fermentation Fridge for the first time with an Inkbird ITC 308 Wifi.
Galaxy Pale Ale boiling away as I type. Could only get leaf, no pellets available at CML.
Loving the Galaxy lately.
Yesterday I brewed up a second attempt at a hazy IPA with a 'Scot Janish' grainbill - using the CML Pia yeast this time, which I'm hoping will be a bit cleaner than the Manchester Ale yeast used in the last batch.
My first extract brew today, the Dark Rock Hobgoblin clone partial-mash kit.
I changed it to a larger boil, as 8l was barely viable in my Brupaks kettle, so I had to use my plate chiller too. It seemed to go ok, I’ll know for sure in a few weeks!
18 litres of strong citra pale ale OG came in at 1,072. wrapped up nicely in a blanket at 38c using ragnar kveik.
Finished off a milk stout today (19ltrs), mashed yesterday at work then ran out of time, if I remember right I used:
200g Roasted Barley
60 min mash @67 ish
60 min hard boil
40g Saazz @60 mins
280g lactose @15 mins
20g Saaz @10 mins
Didn't bother with protafloc, the wort is as black as midnight!
Mashing in another stout for Christmas. Slight change in the last one I did. Just used ingredients I had
Roasted barley last 10 mins of the mash
Magnum to bitter
Going to pitch kviek in the morning hopefully around 35 degrees
I am looking to bottle this at the weekend all going well
Bottled a wheat beer today and gave my Christmas stout (stalled at 1.022) a bit of TLC in the form of a water bath, it's now bubbling away quite reassuringly.
Then onto the main event, a wheat IPA in time for Christmas.
50/60 ratio Maris otter/wheat malt
50 IBUs coming from Mosaic, Amarillo, and Chinook, and Mangrove Jack's US West Coast yeast. O.G. 1.048
A late start due to a lie in...
Maris otter,carapils,crystal, horrified wheat and oats.
Hops...magnum, Amarillo and Eldorado.
Yeast..CML..PiA .kiwi pale ale yeast.
pineapple and mango cider/snakebite - similar to what I've done before which turned out lovely but wants to dial down the sweetness a bit. adjusted for more mango than pineapple.
12 litres water
5 litres mango juice drink - asda
3 litres pineapple juice - asda
1 mj cider yeast
1 kg extra light dme
1 kg dwe
pitched at 22
og : 1.047
oops - I forgot to get a wheat on. They are perfect antidote to rich food overload at christmas... hmm, cunning plan....
" I know we have enough beer dear, but we really need some refreshing wheats and I didn't want to have beer brewing over christmas as I promised you I wouldn't! "
Just need to pick up some erdinger at 4 for £6 in a random supermarket
Should have had a longer lie in??
Ha yes...I purposely put horrified... usually they are terrified!
all done...what a breeze! BHE 73.6%,virtually the same as last brew so happy I'm maintaining this.
Brewed a re-run of the Drunkle Stephen, but with rice hulls instead of rice this time. Came out a much better colour!
Doing a no-chill pitch, wort is cooling in the fermenter now, the Weihenstephan yeast starter is on the stir plate. Will pitch the yeast tomorrow night.
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