What did you brew today?

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  1. Mar 21, 2019 #1801

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    Bottled my Orange & Corriander Pale Ale yesterday and it didn't taste very promising (can't taste any orange at all).
    So back to basics today with a single hop Citra pale ale.
    4.5k Maris Otter, 250g Carapils. Chinook leaf for bittering and Citra BBC @ 10mins, 5mins and 1min. Dry hop with some more Citra after 10 days. LIberty Bell for the yeast.
    Using my new Grainfather sparge water heater for the first time today after the Peco stopped working on the last brew. Can't complain, the Peco
    lasted two years of quite heavy use.
     
  2. Mar 24, 2019 #1802

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    Sun, garden and brewing outside - bloody love this hobby !

    I went for an Amarillo Citra pale ish thing today:

    4.75kg of MO
    250g of wheat malt

    25g Amarillo at 60
    25g Amarillo at 15
    50g Citra at flame out.

    Then will dry hop with 50g of Amarillo and 50g Citra.

    Aiming for around 5%.

    Just waiting for boil.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2019 #1803

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    A very productive evening then, and the kids'll get a lot of kudos from going in to school smelling like a barmaid's apron.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2019 #1804

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    Went for an old favourite, Summer Lightning. Had to get Maris Otter in specially and had forgotten that it doesn't yield quite as much as the other PAMs I use. Still, only a couple of degrees out and it'll still make 4.8-4.9 % abv. I love Hop Back beer and haven't tasted it for literally years. Must make an Entire Stout now I think of it. Good, honest, simple beers to be drunk by the gallon on sunny Sunday afternoons.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2019 #1805

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    Indeed Sunday afternoons were meant for supping gallons of homebrew !
     
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  6. Mar 24, 2019 #1806

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    Put on my triple tykes kit so hope it turns out ok.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2019 #1807

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    First batch on new Robobrew, an ESB, went well other than initially stuck mash and a lighter colour than planned.

    Recipe said "dark crystal" which evidently was darker than what I have, so I guess I'll call it a strong amber ale? acheers.
     
  8. Mar 25, 2019 #1808

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    Where did you purchase your Robobrew from if you don’t mind me asking?
     
  9. Mar 25, 2019 #1809

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    I got it from BrewKegTap, pre-ordered a few weeks ago and delivered last week, I think they have remaining stock according to that page. athumb..
     
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    Happily fermenting my attempt at a "Dark Ruby Mild" - 3.Kg Marris Otter, 1.3 Crystal 80, EKG and Fuggles in the boil.

    Hoping to sample the real thing in Wandsworth this week, with a trip to the brewery later this year.
     
  11. Mar 26, 2019 #1811

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    Just mashed in.
    Aged Double Pecan Pie Impy.
    Cant decide if to add Molasses to the boil.
     
  12. Apr 5, 2019 #1812

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    IMG_20190405_100419.jpg post arrived...nearly a kg of hops,yeast and some malt...pilsner,brown and Munich,..plus some bits for my pbs...not decided what to brew yet...porter,kolsch or IPA?
     
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    Yes, getting a box from The MM or The HBC always feels like Christmas morning. You could brew a brown with the brown ale malt!
     
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    If you sprinkle it out on top, it's already open to oxygen so that's that.
     
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    Oh, and not gonna brew prolly, but making some inverted sugar for my oldtimey ales.
     
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    Not seen the Yakima Chief hops from there before like that.
     
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    Not quite as simple as that, even harvesting the yeast keeping it in a anaerobic condition it will still work for 2 or 3 times more without any aeration at all, after that the wort will need to be aerated.
     
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    IMG_20190406_100045.jpg GH brown porter...and a few barley flakes. Mashing in...
     
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    IMG_20190406_163143.jpg all done...missed og by around 5 points or so but revised my sparge amount as something didn't seem right last brew. I got 24+ litres to fv which probably accounts for the missed gravity partly..I then measured my kettle loss...nearly 4 litres! That was after weighing a kilo of water and marking the jug...so there's the anomaly... hopefully!
    Sparged slower with a litre at a time this time but still think my efficiency is rubbish...this time 67%.
    Wort very clear and tastes great though...Wilko Gervin for this one!
     
  20. Apr 8, 2019 #1820

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    Just finished 2nd. brew of this year, I've been lazy and drinking up my stock.
    For 23lit
    5kg Maris otter
    500grm porridge oats, el cheapo from Aldi
    60grm Cristal malt
    90 min mash at 67c + 15 min mashout/dunk sparge at 75c
    Total boil 35min
    38grm Summit hops - first wort
    25grm Citra + 25grm Centennial hops for a hop stand of 20 min at 75c so the IBU should be in the 55 mark
    OG 1054, Yeast is Mangrove Jack West Coast (I think it's M44)
    Plan to dry hop with 75grm each pf citra & centennial for 5 to 6 days once the gravity reaches 1015 to 1020
    I brewed a very similar IPA last year and it went down a storm at my local home brew club.
    Cheers
     

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