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Richard_H

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Yesterday was my attempt at a Belgian Abbey:
3KG Bohemian Pilsner
1KG Wheat
1KG Abbey
1KG Carabelge
500g Melanoidin
275g Brown.
The wheat was mashed for 20 mins @ 50, everything else was added @ 63 and mashed for a further 75 mins.
25g Perle hops @ 60 mins, 25g Perle @ flameout, 20g Huell Melon once the wort reached 70 (overnight chill)

My BIAB split on the thermometer probe which resulted in me losing some wort while I tried to remove the bag without getting grains everywhere, also unable to squeeze the bag like I normally do meant I was well off target after topping up with water ready for the boil. 1.060 rather than 1.071 ashock1:coat:

All going well I should end up with something in the 6.5% range, should have been nearer the 8% but nearly 7KG of grains is a nightmare to remove from my kettle without the bag getting caught on the probe, perhaps time to shorten the probe or get a separate vessel to sparge and boil.

On a positive note 1 packet of MJ M47 pitched at 21 degrees and bubbling away like crazy!
 

Galena

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Today I brewed an Oatmeal Stout, my first ever stout, not straying too far from the GH recipe.

Targets: OG 1.050 FG 1.015 ABV 4.6% EBC: 72 IBU: 34 BU:GU 0.68

3.5Kgs Maris Otter
350g Chocolate
300g Crystal Medium
300g Flaked Torrified Oats
100g Roasted Barley

Hops
35g Challenger @ 60
20g Challenger @ 0
20g EKG @ 0

Yeast
Wyeast 1187 Ringwood Ale pitched at 17C

I used BIAB for the mash at 67C, hops were chucked straight in and not bagged and then I filtered on transfer to the FV.
I hit my target OG at 1.050, and transferred 20.5L to the FV (should have been 21L)
 

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Muntons Midas touch Golden Ale.

Used MJ M44 as well as the measly 6g pack of yeast supplied, 23 litres, OG 1.060 now in the brew fridge at 20°c
 

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I did a gallon of Dunkleweizen, loosely based on a recipe I found online:

515g wheat malt
356g Munich malt
150g dark crystal malt

Mashed at approx 65c for approx 45 minutes, boiled for 30 minutes with 4g Cascade at 30 minutes and 4g Cascade at 10 minutes along with 1/4 Protafloc. The OG came in at 1044.

Pitched approx 4g CML Beoir yeast (all the recipes I've seen called for different hops and some form of weizen yeast but I didn't have any, might turn out really nice, it certainly smells great).
 

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Got two brews on today roughly based on Sierra Nevada PA recipe plus more hops

SN PA + Citra & Mosaic
Yeast: 3rd gen MJ M54 Cali Common yeast

SN PA + Amarillo & Simco
Yeast: 3rd gen K97 Kolsch yeast
 

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Bottled the GW Taylor's Landlord clone - think I need to source a lighter liquid malt extract than the Munton's before anyone mistakes it for the real thing.

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My first Mango Jack's - Craft Series Pils - into the fermenter. My first lager - taking advantage of a current lack of heating in the kitchen. Not sure about the double pouch technology, I quite like the entirely recyclable two tins in a cardboard box technology.
 

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Just a Mango Jacks Cider "New Zealand Brewers series" box. Brewed to instructions. Seemed a bit dark in colour, and a very small addition of sweetener at the start but should pop out at 5ish%.
Not expecting miracles as it's quite a small and cheap kit at £13 for 40 pints but an easy kit to do.
 

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So, first brew back today for about three years!!! Hoping it's like riding a bike.

Going for a Harvey's Best clone:

Targets: OG 1.041 FG 1.010 ABV 4.1% IBU: 51

3Kg Golden Promise
225g Dark Crystal
175g Torrified maize

Hops
14g Challenger & 35g Fuggles @ 60 mins
14g Bramling Cross & 28g East Kent Goldings @30 mins
14g East Kent Goldings & 14g Fuggles at flameout

Yeast
Safale S-04 pitched at 17C

Photo at the start of the mash......will let you know how it goes!!!
 

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So, first brew back today for about three years!!! Hoping it's like riding a bike.

Going for a Harvey's Best clone:

Targets: OG 1.041 FG 1.010 ABV 4.1% IBU: 51

3Kg Golden Promise
225g Dark Crystal
175g Torrified maize

Hops
14g Challenger & 35g Fuggles @ 60 mins
14g Bramling Cross & 28g East Kent Goldings @30 mins
14g East Kent Goldings & 14g Fuggles at flameout

Yeast
Safale S-04 pitched at 17C

Photo at the start of the mash......will let you know how it goes!!!
So, ended up with OG at about 1.042 so more or less bang on - re-beginner's luck! Length was a bit short at about 18L and the yeast went in at 19, but otherwise felt good. Also much quicker to clean up in the new shed next to the compost heap!! :cool:

Let's see what happens in a couple of weeks time....will it be drinkable???
 

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What's the FIVE yeast like Chesh? I used loads of their pale but got fed up of the poor floc.
 

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Not the nicest day for brewing outside but did so anyway and now have 23l Stout in the FV

Stay at home Stout
30 IBU
OG 1.048

3.5kg Maris Otter
1kg Flaked Barley
500g Roasted Barley

40g EKG 60 mins
15g EKG 30 mins

Pack CML BEoIR yeast.

Edit: Was the first time I’ve used the CML BEoIR Yeast and the airlock was chugging away 6 hours after pitching.

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Had a bottling weekend. 17 bottles of chocolate milk stout yesterday, 19 bottles of imperial stout today.
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I might get a brew on tomorrow depending if I get time (the wife wants to go clothes shopping 😅).
 
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