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  1. bennysbrew

    Glitter?

    Ok, maybe I'll just put a bit in the first bottle handed to the birthday recipient...
  2. bennysbrew

    Glitter?

    Got a couple of mates 40ths coming up. Making celebration ales for the day, was thinking of jazzing them up with edible glitter for a laugh. Anyone done it? Would normal edible glitter work, or glitter dust be better?
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    Todays tastings

    Number one summer/Pacific/ tropical etc, etc ale .
  4. bennysbrew

    Todays tastings

    Love the kaiju Krush !
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    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    St Pat's Day nears, thought I'd do a quick turn around Irish stout. One tin I've never used. Simple recipe, Irish stout tin, 500g ldm, 300 dextrose, 150g choc steeped, 25g fuggles steeped. Syringe will be in heavy use
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    Rice wine

    Hard to get much info on it, roughly 20% they say. This one's definitely not finished, the pets I bottled it in were firming up after just a 4 hour trip in the car away today. I've loosened the lids now. Will get stuck into it Christmas day with the rellies..
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    Rice wine

    Anyhow.... Bottled first batch tonight(20days) a little early I think, but I'm going away for Xmas tomorrow so it has to be done. Recipe/process, so simple. 1kg glutinous rice (boiled), 3 yeast balls. Water added- nil. Yield 1.7 litres. Taste, alcohol prominent, with a sweet finish. Something different . Amazing to get that much out of just boiled rice
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    Quick Xmas brew for SWMBO

    Mexican cerveza, plus 40g of galaxy at flameout. Passionfruit beer
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    Rice wine

    Bought some rice wine yeast balls to have a go at making some rice wine over the warmer months where I struggle with keeping temps down for beer. Anyone had a go at it, any tips?
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    Half recipes

    First recipe Amarillo is 10g ( can't find the edit function?
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    Half recipes

    Ok a couple of summer type ales I've chucked together , in the fashion of stone and wood I guess. Easy drinking , not to heavy, a slight step up from mega swill with a bit of hop character, easy intro to extract brewing. Please note I'm no expert( only 40 odd brews) so there will be plenty of better beers to do than this, but a couple of simple ones without using tins for the craft fermenter.... These were created with left over stock. Could be tweaked with hop amounts, dry hopping, etc Gallarillo 500g wheat dry malt + 500g light dry malt 100g crystal steeped Galaxy 10g (15m boil), galaxy 15g ( flameout) Amarillo (5m boil) 9.5l Yeast of your choice ( I had left over kit yeasts) 18-20 degrees Similar again..... Citraxy 500g wheat dry malt+ 500g ldm 100g crystal steeped Galaxy 10g (15m boil) Citra (10g 5m boil) (15g flameout) 9.5l Kit yeast slurry Similar again ...galaxy wheat dry malt smash 1kg wheat dry malt 100g crystal steeped Galaxy 7g (15min boil), 8g (10 min boil), 15g ( flameout) 9l Kit yeast slurry ( yeast of choice) So there are three similar summer type ale , very simple recipes that make solid easy drinkers with a bit of hop character. These beers come out around the low 4% region.... Obviously you can up the hops to your liking. I normally like more hop character, but thought I'd load the cupboards up with easy drinkers for the summer coming
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    Half recipes

    With the popularity of the craft fermenter bringing new members to the forum I might chuck a few simple extracts recipes to fit it in the next day or two . Others feel free to do the same
  13. Ive been doing little extract summer ale types in mine the last month or so. 1kg of a combination of wheat and light dry malt , with some Citra, galaxy , Amarillo additions for bittering. Great for doing one slab batches instead of doing 50-60 beer batches and running out of space. For those having issues finding craft cans, just buy the malt and do the bittering yourself. It's not hard at all. There are a couple of these type recipes from pb2, the Nelson light, cascarillo, etc made for the 23l fermenters. Just scale the ingredients in half for the craft fermenter. To give you an idea 1kg of light dry malt made to 10L will give you a beer around 4%, cut it back to 8.5L and it's 4.7%. ianh's spreadsheet is your friend here.
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    Nanner Mary's Xmas ale

    In a good way, though at bottling time it had appeared to mellow a bit. Came out at low 9's...should start a few arguments Christmas day...
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    Nanner Mary's Xmas ale

    Day 6, down to 1.010. Going to up around the 9%, little higher than I originally intended The sample was mind blasting
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