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Shooting for a 1.055 Waimea American Amber ended up with an 1.065 Red IPA.

I am trying out some different brewing techniques. This one was to use RO with only a small acid addition, all salts went in the boil. Strangely enough my efficiency increased by 10%.

Last week I did two no chills. With one hour whirlpool additions only.

Any ideas for some uniques methods for next week?
 

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12 litres of Greg Hughes' Munich Dunkel today. It's nice to have a brew on the stove-top while giving the kitchen its weekly muck out. Going to have a go at Strange Steve's English Red IPA as I've got all the stuff in. Fancy a change from American/NZ/Oz hops and the lagery things I've been knocking out won't be ready for yonks. I'd like a lower final gravity though as I'm not fond of sweetish beers, which is Probably why I don;t drink many of the Belgian classics. Thinking of using US-05 or M42. I'll see what's in the fridge.
 

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Just fired up the Guten for Roger Protz Mansfield Bitter, made my inverted sugar last night, 23 g Progress hops start of boil 20 g Fuggles last 15 minutes.
 

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Just fired up the Guten for Roger Protz Mansfield Bitter, made my inverted sugar last night, 23 g Progress hops start of boil 20 g Fuggles last 15 minutes.[/QUOTE
Ok. Figured out what a Guten is, thanks to Google, but didn't know Roger Protz did recipes. Where did you get a recipe for Mansfield Bitter?
 

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Not a recipe as such, its from his Almanac where he gives the ingredients and hops used.
 

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Trying the Hercule Saison kit by Bulldog, but with 500g of dextrose instead of the kilo it wanted. Estimated ABV will be lower and started at 1.030 so hoping it would just clear 3.5% which should be ideal for a Summer session ale. If it stalls or ends up high gravity I may feed it a bit more.
First time brewing a saison so am really doing it for the flavour as I have no idea what one should taste like.
Came with 10g of yeast (unknown) and a teabag of Target.
 

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Jenlain Ambree clone, its very amber !
 
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Just finished a US pale, first brew of the year. Ended up with 23l at 1.053, pitched with US05.
 

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A basic session bitter made with Maris Otter and a little crystal and roasted barley. Hops are Northdown and East Ken Golding.

11.5 L in the fermentor at 1.035 and pitched with S-04 somewhat darker than I was expecting: hoping this should come out about 3.4%.
 

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12 litres of Greg Hughes' Munich Dunkel today. It's nice to have a brew on the stove-top while giving the kitchen its weekly muck out. Going to have a go at Strange Steve's English Red IPA as I've got all the stuff in. Fancy a change from American/NZ/Oz hops and the lagery things I've been knocking out won't be ready for yonks. I'd like a lower final gravity though as I'm not fond of sweetish beers, which is Probably why I don;t drink many of the Belgian classics. Thinking of using US-05 or M42. I'll see what's in the fridge.
Really pleased with how it turned out actually, like a best bitter with a bit more hop punch :thumba:
 

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Today my first brew of 2020 - and my first post in a while ....
Ingredients I had to hand:
- Woodforde's Admiral's Reserve - one can only
- 450g Brewing Sugar
- Croosmyloof Brew US Pale Ale Yeast
- Water to 15l
- OG 1.055
When I did the first can last year (similar recipe with kit yeast) there was also a sachet of hop enhancer. Maybe for this one I put in a dry hop bag - have quite a few hop odds and ends.
UPDATE:
On Monday checked and fermentation is almost at an end - put in a sock of hops (30g Cluster - 2014 vintage but seemed ok) for dry hopping.
Today (Thursday) I checked the FG it showed 1.006 - make this 6.4% ABV, say 6%. A crisp taste with good strength and a flowery hint aroma, so maybe the extra hops are helping with that.
Planning to bottle coming Monday.
Today (Mo) was bottling day - 30 bottles (=28 half litres) - FG unchanged and the dry hop has made it a bit more hoppy. Quality Check in a weeks time.
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Bit of base malt for the diastasticus, pigrim and huell melon because birds also like pears and melons, bosh. Job done. Tidy.
 

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First brew of the year. Another mosaic pale...
All went well...managed 25l to fv og 1044, BHE still at 73%.
 
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At 5am Sunday I got my first brew on since November! Punk ipa clone, did a bit of water treatment for the first time so super excited to see how this turns out.
 

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calefornian lager - aka steam beer? - with galaxy 30 min flameout and a try hop in 2 weeks time.
 

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Brewed 24L of 'What the Fuggle?' Ale today using 100g of these lovely smelling Fuggle hops IMG_20200124_103706.jpg
Undershot the mash temperature by about 3 degrees so I'm a bit worried it may attenuate further than planned to give a stronger but thinner beer than hoped for but we will see... Trying the CML Beoir yeast on this one instead of my usual S04.

I am planning on racking 8L off to a separate fermenter after a week and adding the spent sloes from a batch of sloe gin to see what it comes out like.
 
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