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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2014, 07:51 PM
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Posted By Queequeg
Just as a side note, I normally use optic or...

Just as a side note, I normally use optic or halcyon when making a AIPA as its pretty similar to US 2 row. I have gone for Golden promise this time because I wanted to take advantage of the top...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2014, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Queequeg
Thanks for the excellent input guys, its really...

Thanks for the excellent input guys, its really useful stuff. What I am taking from your comments is;

Drop the 1 min addition and bolster flavour additions
Drop or reduce the Admiral so it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2014, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Queequeg
I wanted something British in style and with...

I wanted something British in style and with British ingredients. Very few breweries are making traditional English style IPA's anymore. If anything American IPA's are closer in spirit than the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Queequeg
The crystal malt is for colour as opposed to...

The crystal malt is for colour as opposed to flavour. The reason I choose crystal 60 to colour is because if any flavour does pass to the final beer it shouldn't have to bigger impact.

I generally...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Queequeg
A modern English IPA

I thought I would post this here because I don't normally get much response in the recipe forum.

I want to make an English IPA. I want to use 100% British ingredients but I want it to be able to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-24-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Queequeg
looking at the water report for PS ...

looking at the water report for PS

http://www.nestle-watersna.com/asset-library/Documents/PS_ENG.pdf

It is very low minerals generally and not far off reverse osmosis water.

Typical nestle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-19-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By Queequeg
A 151-153 mash temperature is on the lower end of...

A 151-153 mash temperature is on the lower end of the mash range. Mashing at this temperature will generally produce a more fermentable wort and hence a lower gravity.

The other consideration is...
Forum: General Techniques 07-01-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Queequeg
Thanks for the input guys. What I am piecing...

Thanks for the input guys. What I am piecing together from this is that extended time on the cake;

-Has detriment on flavour
-Produces a "cake" flavour that some like and some dislike
-Doesn't...
Forum: General Techniques 06-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Queequeg
Time on the cake

I was lucky enough to visit the Dark Star brewery this weekend. The tour is very informative and there is the opportunity not only to drink excellent beer but also to talk with the very knowledgeable...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-27-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By Queequeg
It preserves hop aroma, promotes cold break...

It preserves hop aroma, promotes cold break formation and prevents the reformation of DMS.

It also limits the chance of bacterial infection although I think that this is over stressed. It is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By Queequeg
Yeah Mosaic is a epic hop, better than Simcoe imo

Yeah Mosaic is a epic hop, better than Simcoe imo
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Queequeg
IMO the strips are useless. Invest in a decent...

IMO the strips are useless. Invest in a decent handheld pH meter.

You can adjust your pH of the mash in two ways 1) via mineral additions 2) via acid/base additions

Mineral additions work by...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By Queequeg
Summit & Simcoe both bitter smoothly IME. Summit...

Summit & Simcoe both bitter smoothly IME. Summit is one of my favourite hops.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-25-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Queequeg
Yes Citra does impart an unpleasant bitterness....

Yes Citra does impart an unpleasant bitterness. There are loads of single variety Citra beers flooding the UK market at the moment. They all have this problem.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-24-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Queequeg
That surprises me, it is beer of some sort. In...

That surprises me, it is beer of some sort. In the UK we would call them shandy :cross:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-24-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Queequeg
My experience of Chinese beer is that the...

My experience of Chinese beer is that the domestic brands are quite bland and insipid. The horror stories about food and drink in China is largely exaggerated. It difficult to get good Qing Dao...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-24-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Queequeg
Hardness does affect mash pH because permanent...

Hardness does affect mash pH because permanent hardness partly determines residual alkalinity. And its residual alkalinity and the grain bill that determines mash pH and not alkalinity.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By Queequeg
Someone posted this here before. I found it very...

Someone posted this here before. I found it very informative

http://brulosophy.com/2014/06/02/the-great-trub-exbeeriment-results-are-in/
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,315
Posted By Queequeg
Yeah I agree, taps on fermenters aren't a great...

Yeah I agree, taps on fermenters aren't a great idea imo. Commercial fermenters that do have taps are made of steel and can be completely broken down and heat treated or soaked in caustic.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,315
Posted By Queequeg
You should be able to get it as it used as a food...

You should be able to get it as it used as a food preservative. It might be listed as potassium or sodium metabisulfite. If its the powdered form you would just need a pitch for a batch worth of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,315
Posted By Queequeg
I don't think there is any need for the second...

I don't think there is any need for the second bleach, if bleach is going to kill the contamination it will do it in 24 hours. Bleach will actually get most things given enough time, even some of the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Queequeg
No, they give different flavours. The dark...

No, they give different flavours. The dark Crystals will impart a stronger burnt sugar/caramel flavour that some call biscuity. Lighter crystal malts will impart a subtler caramel flavour and more...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Queequeg
You don't need much of a high AA hop at 60 min...

You don't need much of a high AA hop at 60 min especially if its pellet and you have other additions before knock out. Most of my 6 gallons recipes call for 0.5oz to 1oz bitter charge.

The amount...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Queequeg
yep rice and oat husk = easy time personally I...

yep rice and oat husk = easy time
personally I would do most wheat malt and some wheat flakes
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-22-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Queequeg
How do you introduce your hops to the boil?...

How do you introduce your hops to the boil? Sounds like you have utilization issues. 1/2 to 1 oz of high aa hops is often enough.
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