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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-26-2013, 02:59 PM
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The first beer was brewed with the help of Jesse...

The first beer was brewed with the help of Jesse Houck and was based on Bitter American, available at the 21st Amendment in San Francisco. This used Apollo hops for bittering and Bravo for flavour,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-26-2013, 02:37 PM
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Mashing at very high temperatures

Two commercial UK microbreweries are mashing at 72 and 74 Deg C (161.6 and 165.3 Deg F). Has anybody used temperatures as high as this?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2013, 12:24 PM
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I once brewed 10 gals of lager in my garage, so...

I once brewed 10 gals of lager in my garage, so cold that fermentation took 3 weeks. I went to bottle it using jug and funnel and the jug broke a thin sheet of ice on the top. I bottled it - and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-30-2012, 05:03 PM
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Really useful info from a commercial brewer

The short extract below is lifted from Thornbridge Brewery (UK) website - -
thornbridgebrewery.co.uk

I mentioned oxygen earlier. This is used initially by the yeast to grow. We add a certain...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-14-2012, 06:50 PM
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The Braukeiser table only tells you the SG of the...

The Braukeiser table only tells you the SG of the first few drops of runnings. Its like going to the pub and choosing between 4 pints of 8% ABV beer or 8 pints of 4% ABV beer. I would be interested...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-14-2012, 06:45 PM
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Let's compare our refractometers

If you have accurate scales, adding 5 gm of brewing sugar to 150 ml of water gives (in my case) 3.0 BRIX. I don't have a hydrometer but those who have could give that reading too.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-11-2012, 06:55 PM
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Yes - no probs at all, but I have an insurance...

Yes - no probs at all, but I have an insurance policy, 2 bottles are one litre PET bottles, so I can feel the pressure. Never had to open and degas and reseal for 30 years or more, brew once a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-11-2012, 06:51 PM
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thanks folks, I sanitise the brew bucket while...

thanks folks, I sanitise the brew bucket while the hopped liquor is cooling. I make up my trusty safale 04 starter 90 minutes before estimated pitch time. As it will be a split brew (using 2 boilers)...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-11-2012, 05:42 PM
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Set up two 250 watt light bulbs in reflectors and...

Set up two 250 watt light bulbs in reflectors and put them 12 inches away from either side of your mash tun. This will stop or minimise heat loss. If it results in a heat gain, so what? you will...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-11-2012, 05:36 PM
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MO and cascade hops is good for me.

MO and cascade hops is good for me.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-11-2012, 05:35 PM
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Why do you need a cooler at this stage of the...

Why do you need a cooler at this stage of the process?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-11-2012, 05:32 PM
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The first time I use my refractometer (measures...

The first time I use my refractometer (measures BRIX only) is after hop boiling and cooling to 20 deg C. I then take a reading each subsequent day and plot them on a graph. The readings eventually...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-11-2012, 05:15 PM
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The day before brewday

I normally do everything on brewday but having time on my hands this afternoon I did everything I could today eg re-cleaning equipment, covering slotted manifold with coarse muslin cloth, covering a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-08-2012, 05:23 PM
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56 lb of maris otter crushed pale malt is 28 UKP...

56 lb of maris otter crushed pale malt is 28 UKP , half a packet of yeast 1 UKP and hops are 4 to 8 UKP per kilo depending on type so max of 13 UKP for a 3.8% pale bitter.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 11-02-2012, 05:45 PM
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It WAS 165 , he iced it, and got it to "mid...

It WAS 165 , he iced it, and got it to "mid 160's". He probably meant mid 150's. So it will be fine. Send me some and I will tell you....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-02-2012, 05:40 PM
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Some of the sludge is in the centre so that will...

Some of the sludge is in the centre so that will drop into the beer IMHO.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-02-2012, 03:18 PM
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Posted By BOBTHEukBREWER
Try fermenting a SMASH beer around 3.8% ABV at 7...

Try fermenting a SMASH beer around 3.8% ABV at 7 C, 12C, 17C, 23C and 29C - do not go any higher, keeping your recipe identical of course. Bottle each brew and taste a bottle every 3 days from...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-02-2012, 03:13 PM
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Posted By BOBTHEukBREWER
Krausen removal - or not?

When I look at the krausen after 24 hours and see all the dark brown sludge on the virginal white yeast, I think to myself that I don't want it in my beer, so I whip off the bucket lid and remove it...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-30-2012, 12:17 PM
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Posted By BOBTHEukBREWER
thank you for that tip - I will use 14L boiling...

thank you for that tip - I will use 14L boiling and 6L ice water to minimise cooling effect and add ice water to boiling water and stir quick and well - will report back...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-29-2012, 08:42 PM
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Posted By BOBTHEukBREWER
Nelson Sauvin hops

These are totally unavailable in reasonable bulk in UK, and USA shops are keeping theirs for USA brewers. It ain't fair!!!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-29-2012, 08:36 PM
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Posted By BOBTHEukBREWER
Don't forget though, at end of fermentation you...

Don't forget though, at end of fermentation you will have "some" sugars unfermented (let's say equal to 1.010) and some alcohol (lets say equal to 0.985), the trick is to calculate the 1.010 from a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-29-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By BOBTHEukBREWER
Thermometer question

How can we be sure our thermometer is accurate at 68 deg C. I ask because my former one (calibrated against a national standard thermometer at 70 deg C) has packed up, I bought a new one, but my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-29-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By BOBTHEukBREWER
The OP is saying what I have said on here - stop...

The OP is saying what I have said on here - stop sparging at say 1.030 hop well and enjoy a super beer.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-14-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By BOBTHEukBREWER
Agreed - I sometimes boil for 30 minutes before...

Agreed - I sometimes boil for 30 minutes before adding bittering hops. Just as it reaches boil there is some brown crud on white foam, I skim this off.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-13-2012, 06:47 PM
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Posted By BOBTHEukBREWER
Do you mash out at the end raising all liquor to...

Do you mash out at the end raising all liquor to 190 F - and you could put a very large stainless steel sieve on the pop of your spare vessel collect all grain in it and rinse with water at 190 F...
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