Sammy cheers for the response.. I can report back now that both beers are kegged (literally kegged the stout yesterday).
The notty is super clean, but showcases the D240, heaps of dark fruit complexity which is so almost Belgian tasting even without the phenolics... Downside is its a bit dry...
So i wanted some input and thought id share a bit of a mess that has occurred. I've just identified this glorious f*k up now, sipping on a delicious red ale after deciding to do a SG check on a few brewskies bubbling away.
For context, two weeks ago I brewed a split batch, half became...
So this sneaky little pellicle? Appeared on a Belgian fruit ale (probably due to too much head space) a few months ago, I let it ride about 4 months and after tasting it’s actually quite good!Sour, tangy and dry. Just wondering if anyone has seen something similar and may be able to help narrow...
Batch 1 which followed more or less this recipe (with more wheat malt subbed to reduce oats and potentially faster oxidation with bottle conditioning) is absolutely delicious. Juicy and smooth fermented with wlp007. Ferm temps were controlled and this beer is almost completely...
Ok figured I'd do a prelim report with my first SG sample from my two first ever NEIPA batches.
Batches are 14-15L each:
On the left of the image is #2
OG : 1.057
SG : 1.010
Grist was :
3kg Pale 2 Row
.2kg Flaked wheat
.2kg Flaked Barley
Mashed 66 C fermented with S05
Awesome that's what I want to hear!
What's your method for purging bottles? Purge before filling, fill and cap?
Purge headspace once filled then cap?
Purge bottle fill then headspace again?
Curious as I bet mine will be gone in 3 weeks as well and want them to hold up till at least that point...
Subbed in here as I've got my first two NEIPAs in primary at the moment..
My plan is to use a small co2 bottle to purge each vessel during the second dry hop/ during cold crash / and purge each bottle before filling.
I will bottle one without a purge as I normally would for a hoppy IPA (never...
Good thought, I might wait for the blowout to calm a bit and if it has by tonight I'll drop hops and if it's still going crazy I'll wait another day.
Without a keg I intend to purge co2 into the fermenter for the second dry hop and purge each bottle when I bottle them. I've read lots of failed...
Well I pitched yesterday morning, it had a nice big fluffy white krausen 24 hours later and by the afternoon it's blowing out through the airlock making a massive mess!
Just want to make sure I've got my dry hopping schedule right. It's been two days since pitching and one day since Krausen...
This has been the most helpful thread in me throwing out my first NEIPA.
I brewed a smaller 15L batch following the basic outline here, except I didn't quite hit my boil IBUs with an addition of only 10g of Simcoe as a FWH. This took my IBU to 20 ish but I'm fairly confident that the flameout...
OK never fear I think I have it figured out!
Used brewers friend to re-enter all my fermentables to replicate the OG I recorded, then added the fruit which takes the OG to 1.093!
If the rum totals 2% of the 17L batch, at 40% abv this will increase the total abv by 0.8% .
Soooo 1.093 -->...
No refractomefer, just a good old hydrometer which is adjusted for temperature.
I'm thinking it all may be negligible. As it stands now it's probably around 12.5% ABV. I just hope the M41 will bottle carb! Didn't want it to be this strong fml
Hey everyone I recently brewed a Belgian Quad and am having some trouble figuring out all my numbers.
I bottled it yesterday after this ferm schedule :
18 litres at OG 1.084
Pitched healthy dose of M41
Added liquid sucrose,
estimated OG 1.089
Update: bottled half of the strong ale on Thursday. It didn't have the greatest aroma, kind of an interesting mess of danky booze. However the sample tasted quite nice. Because of this I then dry hopped the remaining with 20g of saaz, 20g perle and 30g motueka. After a 4 day dry hop I bottled...
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Here's a list of the beers that I would order more than one of at a bar. Honestly I didn't really have a bad drop as I purposely ordered/ chose beers I thought I...