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    Edworts haus pale ale tastes a bit bland

    I found the following report at the website that monitors the water quality in my area. I am not sure if you guys can get anything out of it, since its in Finnish, but are there some measurements i should pay special attention to in finding out if the water is good enough?
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    Edworts haus pale ale tastes a bit bland

    Does the water need to be tested in a laboratory? Cant i just call the water company and order a report? I live in Finland and we pride our selfs on the quality of our tap water so i hope they would have some info about it at the water company.
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    Edworts haus pale ale tastes a bit bland

    Will definately have to check the water chemistry thing. Hopefully there is somekind of report to be found out about it. I cant really afford to start buying water from a store since where i come from is really expensive. Besides the water report should i buy like ph-strips and some other...
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    Edworts haus pale ale tastes a bit bland

    Hey, I have tried to brew edworts haus pale ale now twice, both times no chill biab. I made some adjustments to the recipe when it came to hop additions, because of the no chill, but otherwise I followed the recipe. The first try was quite interesting, since my OG was 1,076 and FG 1,013...
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    First Biab

    Yeah i tried that one, but discovered like you said that the inner tube isnt long enough. Contacted Fermtech and they said i need a longer tube and some double sided tape. I have to say that its a really annoying problem to discover on your bottling day. The good news is that the new batch...
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    First Biab

    I actually found out what the problem was. The fermtech auto siphon has this black valve thing that is supposed to go to the bottom of the tube with the black parts in the end. In my siphon the black valve has become loose and i have no idea how its supposed to be put back in place.
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    First Biab

    I actually have a bottling bucket and a really crappy bottling wand that i got with my set. I added the priming mixture to the bottling bucket and then siphoned the beer on top. The extra gear didnt really help me though since most of the damage was already done when i siphoned the beer from...
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    First Biab

    Girlfriends are prepared by giving them a heads up since if you dont there is always some stuff that comes in the way and you end up sitting alone on the bathroom floor holding the siphon :). Anyways the bottling day went really badly even with my girlfriends help. First off the auto siphon...
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    First Biab

    Cool thanks for the info :). Need to start preparing girlfriend for a bottling day
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    First Biab

    I was planning on bottling the beer today, but noticed that there is some white stuff on top of the wort. I dry hopped with loose pellets on friday and I am hoping it has to do with the hops and not an infection. I was thinking of bottling so that i put a hop bag on my siphon to filter...
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    First Biab

    Just took the gravity of my wort and it has lowered to 1.013 or 1.014. I was thinking that i could botttle the beer during the weekend or should i still give it more time? It came down from 1.076. Also i tasted the wort and it was actuallly really good compared to the crap ones i used to make...
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    First Biab

    Ok your message reassured me :). Will probably get a gravity reading in a week from now and see how well the yeast worked for me. I was wondering if my worts high gravity could be the result of mashing in too high temperature so that i extreacted some crap that cant even be fermented?
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    First Biab

    Hey all! Now that the wort has been fermenting for 5 days i realized that what i havent thought about at all is the ammount of yeast for the high gravity of my wort. Unless i completely messed up the gravity reading, my worts OG was 1.075 before pitching the yeast. I pitched one pack of US-05...
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    First Biab

    The thing about temperature control in my setup is that the kettle comes with a thermostat that is quite good at keeping steady temperature when there is only water in the kettle. During the mash the kettle seemed to not fire the element on when my thermapen told that the temperature was too...
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    First Biab

    Now the wort is fermenting in the basement and got the gravity reading: 1,076 :). So I guess i will have quite a strong beer here. My guess is that the wort wont have much of a hop profile with that kind of alcohol content. Hopefully it will be something like a belgian beer or something like...
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    First Biab

    Yeah now that you mentioned it I kind of forgot to measure the boil of rate, so that one was another fail :). I thought i had super much wort in the kettle after mashing that i guess I just got too excited and sloppy at the same time. Will definately keep that in mind for the next batch
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    First Biab

    My first AG batch is now done and its cooling in the fermenter for atleast untill tomorrow morning when its time to pich the yeast. It was a good learning experience and i was suprised especially by how much time it takes compared to extract brewing. Have to say that i enjoyed myself even...
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    First Biab

    Ok hopefully today i can get my first AG brew on the way. I wanted to still list the steps here so the people with more knowledge than me can point out if something is wrong. 1. I was thinking of mashing 5,3 kilos of grain in 20 liters of water in my 27 liter kettle. Is it too much water for...
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    First Biab

    Thanks for yor answer. Unfortunately i wont be hitting that fermentation temperature since i dont have a fridge that could fit my fermenter. The only place i have room is the basement which has a temperature between 18-22 celcius. The problem with trying to cool the wort is that the kettle...
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    First Biab

    So i got my grains and my hops yesterday, but the site i ordered from ran out of the yeast i wanted, so they are going to sent a replacement for friday. I am trying to brew Edworts haus pale ale, but its not going to be an exact copy since i couldnt get all the ingredients the recipe required...
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