What did you brew today?

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  1. Sep 9, 2018 #1481

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    All done and washed up by 1:00pm. The wort looks and tastes great and the OG is 1.043, right on Beersmith's prediction. Our cold water is still rather warm so I gave up immersion chilling at 28C and put it in the brew fridge to get down the rest of the way to 20 which it should have done by tonight. The yeast will be The Yeast Bay Vermont.

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  2. Sep 10, 2018 #1482

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    Smash, citra
     
  3. Sep 13, 2018 #1483

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    Mandarina wheat beer. Came up a bit short @ 1045, was expecting 1048.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2018 #1484

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    Brewdog Coffee Stout!
     
  5. Sep 15, 2018 #1485

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    Nice hoppy American pale / IPA (the figures sit on the borderline of each style):

    23l target, ended up losing a litre to the leaf hops (usually use pellet, not used to how much leaf soaks up!)
    51 IBUs
    0.88 BU:GU

    82% Maris otter
    10% Torrified wheat
    8% light crystal (can't remember the exact colour)

    30 minute boil

    30g chinook leaf @ 15 minutes
    30g centennial leaf @ 10 minutes
    30g cascade leaf @ 5 minutes

    20g each of chinook, centennial & cascade leaf @ flame out, stood for 20 minutes before cooling

    50g each of chinook, centennial & cascade leaf dry hop @ 7 days

    Imperial Barbarian yeast @19c

    Review to come for Geterbrewed who kindly provided the yeast.

    Nice relaxed brew morning while the kids were at karate, done and dusted in 5 1/2 hours.
     
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    With a truckload of chinook that's going to be intensely grapefruit flavoured! I think with the MO and crystal it'll balance out though. Looks tasty indeed.
     
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    I hope so - I've been wanting to make a grapefruit bomb since I started brewing and I've never achieved anything close to that. I think I've got my water treatment right now so maybe with the level of hopping and a yeast that's purported to bring the best out of the hops I'll get there this time.
     
  8. Sep 15, 2018 #1488

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    A Saison bittered with Magnum and flavoured with Styrian Goldings. Planning to sit it on blackberries for a week in secondary. It's for the York homebrew club fruit beer challenge. Used CML Saison de Lille yeast.
     
  9. Sep 15, 2018 #1489

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    Did the Brew UK "Wreck the Halls" today which should just about give enough time to condition for Christmas. Very excited about this beer - first AG that has gone flawlessly. I use a Klarstein/Ace thingy and one of the significant changes was upping temperature of strike and then not applying any heat. Monitored mash temperature with a probe it pretty much held 66C in the middle of the mash for the full 90 minutes. Previous efforts I have used the direct heat from boiler/ tun to try and achieve the correct temperature and suspect I have been mashing at lower temperatures than tecipe required. Also actually remembered to try all of the following things one or more of which i have previously omitted in no particular order camden tablet, vorlaef, Irish moss, whirlpool, yeast nutrient. Brewhouse efficiency was pretty low but im putting that down to a lot of deadspace/ crap left in boiler. Anyway as others have commented its about working out your own kit and methods.
     
  10. Sep 16, 2018 #1490

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    Hopefully I will be getting a simple quick turnaround all grain irish stout. (nothing to complicated as only my 2nd all grain brew)

    I have just put up a post earlier for a recipe ifanybody is kind enough to post one that would be superb.

    I have tried brewers friend but they all seem quite advanced unless I am looking in the wrong area.

    My set up will be as follows.

    A BIAB.

    with a electrim boiler.

    al I need is a list of hops and ingredients.

    Thanks
     
  11. Sep 16, 2018 #1491

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    From Greg Hughes' book:
    23l, 37.9 IBU, OG 1.048, 4.7 ABV

    Pale 3.8kg
    Flaked barley 500g
    Roasted barley 450g
    Chocolate malt 100g

    EKG 61g @ start of boil
    He gives a liquid yeast Wyeast 1084.

    Never brewed it, but his recipes are reliably good in my opinion
     
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    I have. It's pretty good
     
  13. Sep 16, 2018 #1493

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    Courage Imperial Stout today (4th ever brew ). First brew with a chiller as well and a bazooka filter. All in all an exciting day. Finished off with 20 liters fermenting away. It’s been a big learning curve this one, but well worth it.
     
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    Busy weekend here.

    Put the Festival Razorback IPA kit on yesterday, gone off like a rocket by this afternoon.

    Long brew day today.

    I recently took the plunge with HBC's BIAB starter kit deal as I was looking to step up from 11L to 23L brews. Not planning to use it for BIAB as I've had pretty good efficiency using a plain old coolbox mash tun and want to maintain that.

    So, Peco boiler does the job but I'll be changing the tap as it easily clogs with hops. Chiller works fine but is small for 23L, so just takes a while.

    Pretty impressed with the kit I chose for the deal - 'The Madness velvet stout'. First time I've brewed 23L or a stout so made up a guestimate recipie in Brewers Friend. Hit my volumes bang on though had to tweak temps to get my mash right. Kit stated SG of 1.052 with an efficiency of 70%, but I managed a rather decent 79% so ended up with 23L at 1.060!
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    Lots of faffing about on my behalf, plus many other weekend family things to do in between resulted in a rather extended 8 hour brew day. Still, another day of learning with new equipment under the belt. Pleased with that.

    So the Stout will join the IPA and 3 demijohns of cider in the newly created fermentation cupboard. Built into an old coal shed yesterday, the lower half will house the fermentation fridge when I get round to moving it. So I can now do cold crashing while fermenting other brews with only one fridge. I had to run cables to the coal shed which was bit of a headache. Should be worth it in the long run.
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  15. Sep 16, 2018 #1495

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    No brewing, just racking an Amber Ale (16L) to secondary. Took the opportunity to dryhop it with a handful of Ahtanum. It's now 1015, probably a bit higher because there's already CO2 in the brew. I expected that because the crystal came up a bit higher, doing aftercalculations. As base I had half pale ale half DME (leftover) so hence the confusion. A mild bitter, little sweet but not too, should end up at around 5%.

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  16. Sep 16, 2018 #1496

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    not today but on tuesday did a brewferm kiek - doubled up and brewed short to 22 litres
     
  18. Sep 21, 2018 at 8:47 AM #1498

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    Mosaic Ale
    4.5kg Maris Otter
    500g Cara Amber
    200g Vienna
    Not sure which yeast to use Liberty Bell or M44.
    Have to decide soon though.
     
  19. Sep 21, 2018 at 1:14 PM #1499

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    As my bottling of the Amarillo pale was a total breeze this morning I decided as the weather is rubbish to waste the rest of the day brewing...
    After looking at my hop supply it was pointing very much to an English style so opted for the ESB from GH...water on!
     
  20. Sep 21, 2018 at 5:32 PM #1500

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    I brewed 12ltrs of US Brown ale today, with 120g chinook and 30g centennial hops. Most added at whirlpool stage. Miscalculated my OG and diluted too much. OG is 1.052 instead of 1.059. Hopefully not an issue.

    Also my first full boil mash. Haven't worked out my efficiency yet, but apart all numbers (except my dilution) were close to my estimates, and worth the extra pound or so spent on grain.
     

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