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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-18-2012, 06:50 PM
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Posted By neildytham
Festive brew

So I'm making a festive beer, something similar to Jubelale (Deschutes).
I'm pretty set on the recipe, but wanted to add some figs and dates into the mix, for that kind of figgy pudding flavour. I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-13-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By neildytham
Porter fermentation - perfecting

Hey I'm looking for some input on my porter.
I made a partial mash beer and it has been fermenting for almost 3 weeks (on Tuesday). I have been brewing a few years and feel like I've always ended...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-25-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By neildytham
Porter hop profile question

I've just started a (partial) mash for a porter I'm making and wanted some quick input on hop profile, here's my malt profile:
4lb Pale 2-row
8oz Choc malt
4oz Malted Barley
4oz 40L Crystal
8oz...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-25-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By neildytham
Quick porter hop profile question

I've just started a (partial) mash for a porter I'm making and wanted some quick input on hop profile, here's my malt profile:
4lb Pale 2-row
8oz Choc malt
4oz Malted Barley
4oz 40L Crystal
8oz...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-03-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By neildytham
Wow! Revvy what a brilliant rant! I love your...

Wow!
Revvy what a brilliant rant! I love your enthusiasm and information to back it up. My ongoing decision is to secondary only when absolutely necessary, and a s a brewer of 2 years I was "bred"...
Forum: India Pale Ale 04-26-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 110,379
Posted By neildytham
3 weeks in primary huh?! I'm only a relative...

3 weeks in primary huh?!
I'm only a relative novice at homebrewing, but seem to remember reading that primary shouldn't go over 14 days? Particularly to get the beer off the flocculated yeast (trub)...
Forum: India Pale Ale 04-26-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 110,379
Posted By neildytham
How long in primary? Did anyone try something...

How long in primary?
Did anyone try something similar with a dry hop addition? What aromatic notes did this offer?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By neildytham
Try looking at their website, they list their...

Try looking at their website, they list their beers and ingredients, so you can work back from that..... I'm using that to clone their IPA, about to go into secondary!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-19-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,450
Posted By neildytham
Caldera IPA clone attempt #1

Ok, here is the recipe for my first attempt at a Caldera IPA type beer (one of my favourites!), it's only a partial mash, mostly relying on extract as I'm quite a novice:

1lb Honey Malt (Domestic)...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-28-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By neildytham
Recipe (off the top of my head - records not at...

Recipe (off the top of my head - records not at hand):
7lb Dark LME
1lb Light DME
1/2lb Choc malt
1/2lb oats
1/2lb Crystal 40L
8oz Lactose
2oz Willamette 10%AA Hops (60 mins)
4oz Cocoa powder...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-28-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By neildytham
Primary = 9 days. OG = 1.068 FG = 1.018 ...

Primary = 9 days.
OG = 1.068
FG = 1.018
Didn't get a reading after adding the coconut (coconut everywhere!).
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-28-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By neildytham
I suppose I was anticipating something a bit more...

I suppose I was anticipating something a bit more than the dark lifeless liquid I have, but in retrospect, perhaps there aren't many sugars to be had it there, despite whatever the coconut added....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-28-2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By neildytham
Coconut killed my beer!

So I added coconut to this into the secondary (first real try at a secondary).
I toasted some, and boiled the rest in coconut water, trying to sanitise it as much as possible.

Its been a day (I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-28-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By neildytham
Coconuts!!!

So I added coconut to this into the secondary (first real try at a secondary).
I toasted some, and boiled the rest in coconut water, trying to sanitise it as much as possible.

Its been a day (I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-18-2010, 01:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By neildytham
By the way, this is for a 5 gallon batch....

By the way, this is for a 5 gallon batch....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-18-2010, 12:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,124
Posted By neildytham
Chocolate Stout... What and when?

So I'm brewing a Stout (with Coconut and Chocolate in it - I know, not everyone's taste, but I think it might be good).

I'm using lactose and chocolate malts, amongst other stuff, but have been...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-02-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By neildytham
How long for bottle sanitation

I was going to bottle my beer a few days ago (weds) but decided to leave it a little longer. I sanitized my bottles with iodine that day, my question is: will they still be sterile today (Sat)? how...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-27-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By neildytham
Thanks everyone for your input. I went for...

Thanks everyone for your input.
I went for about half as bittering hops (60 mins) and put in a couple of oz at 5 mins.
So I brewed this on Thursday, last week, and its already good to go.
OG -...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-24-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By neildytham
Hop additions for English style IPA

Hi,
I am brewing an English style IPA today,\
I'm using the following:
7lbs Light LME
1lb Maris Otter
6oz Crystal Malt
4oz EKG hops - 6.8%AA
4oz Fuggle hops - 3.8%AA

Now, I'm really just...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-04-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By neildytham
Well I've ended up throwing that juice in at the...

Well I've ended up throwing that juice in at the end of the boil. The Belgian yeast has made quick work of the sugar and I'm down to 1.011 after less than a week.
My thoughts are one of these two...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-30-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By neildytham
Ok, so if I leave them they will likely end up...

Ok, so if I leave them they will likely end up climbing the same twine I have for the others-will this be an issue? It seems to me they may end up strangling each other? I could put up more twine for...
Forum: Hops Growing 05-29-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By neildytham
Second year overgrowth!

Don't know if this is the nest place for this question but here goes:
I have numerous bines on my second year chinooks-it's looking good, but many of them have started shooting out more bines from...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-26-2010, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By neildytham
What is C 15? So what grains should I be using...

What is C 15?
So what grains should I be using along with my Wheat Malt Extract?
Also, what yeast strains are the best for that bubblegummy flavor?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-25-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By neildytham
Ok, scrap the coriander, I was ,looking at...

Ok, scrap the coriander, I was ,looking at adapting a Belgian Wit recipe.
Should I not use this blueberry juice then?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-25-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By neildytham
Blueberry hef ideas

I'm thinking about brewing a blueberry hef, mostly using extracts but with a partial mash, does anyone have any suggestions for how to get a good blueberriness in it?
I bought a 32oz bottle of pure...
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