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Alastair70

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Homebrew purists please don't read this. So I put the water on to brew a tripel, it's my youngest birthday. Things did not go to plan, apparently my 6 year old is a queen. So basically we had a yes day.
Long story short I ended up brewing a raw hazy pale.
5kg Maris otter
1kg oat malt
300g wheat

Story gets better my drug dealer scales stopped working. So I have I had to eye ball the hop's. So I roughly went 60g Simcoe and 40g citra worldpool
If you ask your drug dealer nicely, I’m sure he’ll give you a new set.
 

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I'm having a go a this Five Points bitter that's been mentioned lately. So far so good, I think.
 

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Efficiency looks a tad low on the Five Points (can I blame the wheat? :D ); I didn't get the volume I hoped for. I think it's all good, though, the OG looks like it's going to be a bit high for the projected ABV, so I figure I can afford to dilute a bit, which will probably bring me back to target volume, near enough.
 

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Second brew of the year 42 litres 'Currawong' Bitter.
8.5 kg Veloria Schooner pale malt.
0.400 kg Gladiator malt.
0.300 kg J White dark crystal. (late addition)
0.070 kg Voyager chocolate malt. (late addition)

20 g Target FWH
23 g Northern Brewer 20 mins.
25 g EKG 15 mins
Mash 60 mins @ 65 C.
Boil 60 mins.

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Full volume mash, barely enough room for the late additions.
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Up she goes for draining.
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Putting the squeeze on the wort, almost 20 litres of water in the bucket plus me pushing down extracted not quite 3 litres of precious wort. That is almost half my boil loss so worth the effort. One of these days I will measure the gravity of the squeezed out wort, I am sure it will be higher than the wort which drained by gravity.
 

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'Summer Solstice Golden Bitter'/Ale
21 litres of the above. ABV 4.3 IBU 33 SRM 6

5 kg Voyager Pale Compass.
200 g Gladiator dextrin malt.

30 g Styrian Goldings 60 mins
20 g Styrian Goldings 20 mins
20 g Styrian Goldings. 20 mins Hop stand.

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I’ve got the day off today so thought I’d make a start on my first brew for the LAB open. Munich Helles. Had a bit of a nightmare already - thought I had a packet of light Munich (for this brew) and a packed of caramunich I (for a future Belgian beer) but it was 2 packs of Caramunich so I’ve subbed by 400g of Munich for 100g Caramunich and 300g pale malt.

1kg pils malt
3.5kg pale malt
100g Caramunich I

13g Magnum 45mins
25g Liberty flame out

CML Hell- nice long ferment for this one because my kegerator is full, I still have some commercial beer left from Christmas, and I’m counting calories so my beer intake has halved - I’m thinking I will probably keg this beer in late March/early April (in time to do LAB comp brew 2, which is a witbier).
 

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I’ve got the day off today so thought I’d make a start on my first brew for the LAB open. Munich Helles. Had a bit of a nightmare already - thought I had a packet of light Munich (for this brew) and a packed of caramunich I (for a future Belgian beer) but it was 2 packs of Caramunich so I’ve subbed by 400g of Munich for 100g Caramunich and 300g pale malt.

1kg pils malt
3.5kg pale malt
100g Caramunich I

13g Magnum 45mins
25g Liberty flame out

CML Hell- nice long ferment for this one because my kegerator is full, I still have some commercial beer left from Christmas, and I’m counting calories so my beer intake has halved - I’m thinking I will probably keg this beer in late March/early April (in time to do LAB comp brew 2, which is a witbier).
I’ve only gone and overshot my target gravity by 6 points! My efficiency is 70% like clockwork and I’ve just hit 80% for the first time ever. It also means I’m too far over for Munich Helles which wouldn’t be a problem if it wasn’t for a competition so looks like I’m adding 2 litres back to dilute it.
 

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Second brew of the year for me - Exmoor Gold clone with M36 Liberty Bell Yeast.
Looked lovely going into the FV.

Hit my 78% Brewzilla efficiency for the third straight brew.

Also started 23L of WinExpert Classic Sauvignon Blanc.
 

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Red Ale. 23 litres.
ABV 4.5 IBU 28 SRM 14

5 kg Veloria Schooner pale malt.
0,40 kg Wheat malt.
0,30 kg Crystal 60L late addition
0,050 kg Roast barley late addition
0,20 Carapils late addition.

14 g Target 75 mins
15 g Fuggles 10 mins
15 g EKG 20 minute hop stand

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I bottled my first brew this morning.
Coopers stout, it's in a cupboard with a small tube heater now. Kit says 7 days, but lots of people here saying 2 weeks (2+2+2)?.
I read and watched a few vids about head space, so this is how much i left...
Can't bloody wait to try it out.
I'm going to do a lager next, might buy the gear now and get it in the FV ASAP!
 

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CML Hobbs Irish Red Ale this rapidly becoming a favourite of mine (batch number four) it’s just a descent malty tasty beer. Also I love the look and smell of a pot of boiling wort.
 
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CML Hobbs Irish Red Ale this rapidly becoming a favourite of mine (batch number four) it’s just a descent malty tasty beer. Also I love the look and smell of a pot of boiling wort.
I did that kit awhile back and loved it, i must do another, is it the one with bobek hops, no just looked but it is a cracking ale
 

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I did that kit awhile back and loved it, i must do another, is it the one with bobek hops
It’s crystal and cascade I’ve done it a few batches of it now and just really love it. I am lucky enough that my my mother keeps bees (and so can scrounge free honey) which means each batch has being made with a slightly different honey and it is surprising how much difference this makes to the flavour.
 
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