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Decided on another batch of Hazelwood‘s Summer Breeze recipe, overall went fairly smoothly with twelve litres in the fermentor at 1.048.

Actual yield, will probably be about ten litres after taking into account losses to trub and hop absorption.
 

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Today it was an ESB OG 1,055 IBU 60.22 SRM 12,09.
Bittering hop Super Pride followed by EKG with EKG dry hop. Used the new Apollo fermenter 575mm overall height,. don't pressure ferment, been there and done that, so tap fitted.
Was hoping to get my shelf back up in the fermenting room but not enough room.
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A bit scary carrying 21 litres by the plastic handles, even though the same handles are used on the 60 litre fermenter.
 

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My first mead: -
1470g honey
4 litres water
6g bulldog mead yeast and nutrient mix.

See how it goes!
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Using some stuff up today:

66% Maris Otter
17% light Munich
17% dark Munich

Mashed at 65c for 45 minutes, boiled for 30 minutes

Magnum @ 30 minutes
Mosaic, Hallertau Mittelfruh and Huell Melon @ 10 minutes
Total IBUs: 36

OG came in at 1042


I'm not usually one for naming my beers but with all seven ingredients beginning with the same letter, I'm inclined to call this my 'mmmmmmm beer' :laugh8:
 

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Bottling my Summer Breezish today and broke a bottle whilst capping. What a waste! 😭
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Bottling my Summer Breezish today and broke a bottle whilst capping. What a waste!
Done that before and filtered it through a coffee filter.
Mind you I've done the same when popping a cap off a conditioned bottle and the rim of the bottle crumbled (40 year old bottles). Ruins the head though. :laugh8:

Brewing today - 1823 Cobb and Co Amber Small Beer.
Made it before and it was delicious.

Easy recipe - 4 gallon brew (18L)

5.5 Lb pale malt, 2.5 Lb amber malt (homemade)
40g fuggles (80m) 40g fuggles (30m) 20g fuggles (15m)
Using gervin yeast this time.
 

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Crisis over, I strained it into a smaller 330ml bottle leaving the bottom behind (I bottle prime) added a warning to the label incase it's over primed. I'll use this bottle as my first sample so it has less time to potentially overcarb.
 

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22 L Sea Fury
4500g Pale malt
500g Wheat malt
200g Special B
200g Dark Crystal
35g First Gold @ 60m
25g Bramling Cross @ 15m
Safale 04
OG 1048 (Disappointing a BHE of 63% when I've been hitting 70%)
 

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23 L of ESB

5KG Pale malt
115g Torrified wheat
224g Crystal malt
17g Chocolate malt

Challenger 38g @70
EKG 20g @ 10
Fuggle 13g @ flameout

1/2 a protofloc tablet @ 9 mins

OG 1.052 est FG 1.013 est ABV 5.1 sitting @ 20°c
 

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Well today I am doing a steep and mash with grain hops and extract for the first time, only used kits so far. Old Speckled Hen clone.

Seems to have gone ok up to now got around half an hour of the boil left. Using a Buffalo boiler that does cut the heat for a couple of minutes but starts back up again with no bother.

Am hopeful. The smell is wonderous.

Update - the boiler only cut out the once and I turned the dial as far as I could without breaking it and it didn't seem to happen again - can live with that until I start with my Brewzilla.

Made it to the cooling stage now got the inkbird and heat mat all ready to go with the plastic fermenter I use.

I would say in total I am looking at between 3.5 - 4 hours from start to finish I certainly wasn't rushing.

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11 litres of Belgian IPA
2500g Lager Malt
350g Vienna malt
100g Special B
100g Biscuit malt
200g Golden Syrup @ 15m
18g Chinook @ 60m
15g Amarillo @ 15m
1/2 Protofloc @ 15m
CML Monk yeast
OG 1062
IBU 63
SRM 9.7
 

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My Old Speckled Hen clone as above came out at OG 1.054 the instructions said it should come out at around 1.048. This is the first boil I've ever done I'm not complaining but are the instructions just very rough ones or am I not that far out from what they expect really? I might have done the steep with the grain perhaps 5 minutes longer than they said but I have nothing to judge it against.

At least I'm over I guess :laugh8:
 

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Comps coming up, got 4 beers on the go all in the same category Pale and Bitter Ale, was going to do my clone of O'Harras Leann Follian Extra Stout but it's Imperial Stout only for the comp. So going for the English Brown Ale haven't brewed one of these for a couple of years, made the grain bill a bit busy.
OG 1,047 FG 1,011 ABV 4.7 IBU 26 SRM 17.16. 21 litres fermenter.

4.75 kg Veloria Schooner base malt.
0.20 kg Voodoo Schooner late addition
0.20 kg American Victory late addition
0.25 kg Simpsons Amber late addition
0.10 kg Voyager Chocolate late addition
0.20 kg Gladfield Gladiator late addition

16 g Challenger 60 minutes
14 g EKG 10 minutes

Strike water 33.5 litres 5 g Gypsum 5 g Chloride

Yeast is Bluestone's Newcastle liquid yeast, no starter required.

Base malt with water additions.
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Non fermentables last 15 minutes of mash
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OG 1,045 with temperature adjustment 1,046 missed by a point.

The Bluestone yeast company was started a couple of years ago by 2 Irish brothers not released to general public yet, just the craft brewers.Managed to get me a sample.
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Comps coming up, got 4 beers on the go all in the same category Pale and Bitter Ale, was going to do my clone of O'Harras Leann Follian Extra Stout but it's Imperial Stout only for the comp. So going for the English Brown Ale haven't brewed one of these for a couple of years, made the grain bill a bit busy.
OG 1,047 FG 1,011 ABV 4.7 IBU 26 SRM 17.16. 21 litres fermenter.

4.75 kg Veloria Schooner base malt.
0.20 kg Voodoo Schooner late addition
0.20 kg American Victory late addition
0.25 kg Simpsons Amber late addition
0.10 kg Voyager Chocolate late addition
0.20 kg Gladfield Gladiator late addition

16 g Challenger 60 minutes
14 g EKG 10 minutes

Strike water 33.5 litres 5 g Gypsum 5 g Chloride

Yeast is Bluestone's Newcastle liquid yeast, no starter required.

Base malt with water additions.
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Non fermentables last 15 minutes of mash
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OG 1,045 with temperature adjustment 1,046 missed by a point.

The Bluestone yeast company was started a couple of years ago by 2 Irish brothers not released to general public yet, just the craft brewers.Managed to get me a sample.
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Have you a recipe O'Hara's extra Irish stout
 

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Today Standard Brown Porter, chose this one as I will be making 1/2 of it into a Plum Porter.
OG 1,050 FG 1,012 ABV 5,02 IBU 32 SRM 28 Mash pH 5.31
Salt additions 6 g gypsum 5 g Chloride
Full volume mash for 21 litres into fermenter.
5.2 kg Veloria Schooner Base Malt
0.20 kg Gladiator malt
0.45 kg Simpsons dark crystal late addition
0.23 kg Voyager Chocolate malt late addition
35 g EKG @ 60 mins
14 g EKG @ 15 mins
Yeast CN-36
Edit.
Later today, safely tucked away between, yesterdays Brown Ale (foreground) and an ESB.
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