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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-28-2012, 11:31 PM
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Posted By BribieG
I've been giving batch #2 a swirl and it's...

I've been giving batch #2 a swirl and it's finishing off nicely. Here in Australia we almost universally use barrel shaped FVs with screw on lids and these lend themselves to using cling wrap instead...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-26-2012, 02:42 AM
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Posted By BribieG
WLP090 San Diego not so Super?

Since November I've been using Whitelabs new San Diego Superyeast and have had excellent results. Mind you it's not the rocket that was claimed originally, but does a similar clean job to Wyeast 1056...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-15-2011, 11:41 PM
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Posted By BribieG
Do crystal malts get further converted in the mash?

Something I've not been able to find a definitive answer to:

We add Crystal and Cara- malts such as medium crystal, carapils (carafoam) etc, not just for the flavour but to add body and foaming...
Forum: General Techniques 01-27-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By BribieG
Sort of like "krausening" - yes that should work...

Sort of like "krausening" - yes that should work fine.
Forum: General Techniques 01-27-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By BribieG
Gelatine will floc out yeast. However chill haze...

Gelatine will floc out yeast. However chill haze is caused by polyphenols. They can be removed using Polyclar - this is how we buy it in Australia, I expect it's available in the USA...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By BribieG
Thanks Ed, so I'll just keep ramping up to...

Thanks Ed, so I'll just keep ramping up to boiling then let it cool down to the main mash temp and stir in.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-02-2011, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By BribieG
Cereal Mash question

When doing a beer with a large amount - say 25% - of cereal adjunct such as maize or rice, I have been doing a preliminary cereal mash with some of the base malt, to convert the cereal first before...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-21-2010, 02:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,622
Posted By BribieG
Tannins shouldn't be a problem, I don't know...

Tannins shouldn't be a problem, I don't know about the USA but in the UK and Australia in particular some of the mainstream breweries use massive grain filter presses to wring out every ounce of wort...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,622
Posted By BribieG
Here in Australia we rarely use carboys, but...

Here in Australia we rarely use carboys, but instead use either bucket fermenters with snap on lids or 'barrel' screw top fermenters like this:...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-09-2010, 02:35 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By BribieG
Great setup there, a few of the guys over here...

Great setup there, a few of the guys over here use those crab cookers with a bag fitted. I use a 40 Litre (around 11 US Gallon) electric hot water urn - I think there are a couple of brands in the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-09-2010, 02:05 AM
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Posted By BribieG
Maybe just a rehash of a Beer that Newcastle...

Maybe just a rehash of a Beer that Newcastle Breweries used to make up till the 1990s, it was a pretty bland affair and apparently was the base beer for Newcastle Brown, a strong brown (not available...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-06-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By BribieG
Man this stuff should be illegal. Turned out...

Man this stuff should be illegal. Turned out fantastic. I've decided to call it "Midnight Train Malt Liquor" after Roger Miller's song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GOkc6aEfkM

(Third boxcar,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-03-2010, 05:07 AM
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Posted By BribieG
My attempt at Malt Liquor

Just bumping this old thread. Here in Australia we can't get Malt Liquor but we do import some of the 9% ABV headbanger lagers from the UK - I don't mind them occasionally.
After a bit of research...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-09-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 107,181
Posted By BribieG
Steve. Hi Michael from Queensland Australia, I'm...

Steve. Hi Michael from Queensland Australia, I'm a BIAB brewer using an electric 40 Liter electric urn and have great results doing 23 Liter batches - I guess 5 or 6 US Gallons? I'm going to do...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-24-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By BribieG
Rather than use an oven, have you thought of...

Rather than use an oven, have you thought of using an insulated picnic type container with a water bath, and mash your grain in a big lidded kitchen container? Probably kit you already have on hand....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-24-2010, 11:02 AM
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Posted By BribieG
Bumped. I have started to use a french press...

Bumped.
I have started to use a french press because I cool my wort in a sanitized water carrying container, around 23 liters, but I find that the resulting beer can lack aroma as opposed to...
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