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    Yeast Mix up - Belgian Stout?! Imperial Black Beer?!

    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...
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    Yeast Mix up - Belgian Stout?! Imperial Black Beer?!

    Hey all, 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...
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    Post your infection

    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...
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    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Update time, 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...
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    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    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 .9kg Wheat .2kg Flaked wheat .2kg Flaked Barley Mashed 66 C fermented with S05 Hops 10g...
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    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    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...
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    Cannot overcome my Hazy IPA oxidation problem!!

    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...
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    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    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...
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    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    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...
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    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    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...
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    Help understanding FG, ABV and attenuation

    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 -->...
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    Help understanding FG, ABV and attenuation

    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
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    Help understanding FG, ABV and attenuation

    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 : 28th Nov 18 litres at OG 1.084 Pitched healthy dose of M41 5th Oct Added liquid sucrose, estimated OG 1.089 10th Oct SG at...
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    Let's design a BIG strong ale

    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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    Travelling to the US, opinions on best beers to try!

    Loved CO, have been a few times before but it was awesome as always. Did some rafting and amazing hikes through Glenwood canyon. 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...
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    Travelling to the US, opinions on best beers to try!

    Well the trip is up, thanks all for your suggestions. I definitely got my fill and sampled just over 140 different beers in three weeks :drunk: :drunk: There were some names I wanted to find that I couldn't (any of the tree house brews/ heady topper/ Pliny ) but there were plenty more good...
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    What are you drinking now?

    I shouldn't be allowed near any bottle shop is America, everything is so CHEAP!!
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    Let's design a BIG strong ale

    Good to hear Brewzer. Sounds like a nice drop! I went ahead and bottled #3 of the partigyle beer today. It's definitely light with a FG of 1.004. Coming in at around 4.7% it's hard to tell from the sample what the final beer will be like. I tested my hoppy pale and it's sitting at a SG of...
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    Let's design a BIG strong ale

    Ok wow. Bumped up ferm temp yesterday to 18 and the activity definitely dropped a lot. So I decided to go ahead with the extra sugar and take a gravity reading, Nottingham has already taken this thing down to 1.010!! I didn't really think about it until after I put the extra sugar in, but that's...
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    Help me improve my Dunkelweizen

    Ok just had to reply and say cheers to all the comments. The new hefe is amazing!! Soo refreshing tasty and look at the color
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