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  1. Put down an IPA yesterday evening: 23L 1.7kg Coopers Hefe Wheat 1.5kg Coopers Wheat Malt 250g Maltodextrin 110g Dextrose 110g Honey 1 × 10g US West Coast Dry Yeast = M44 OG = 1047 I'm feeling I may have over done it on the hops in the boil, having got a bit over-excited by the amount I had available. The timings may have gone a bit adrift in the last few minutes but the times shown are within about 5mins. I was a bit concerned with using M44 as there are so many posts about it taking forever and a day to get going, I needn't have worried as I have checked it this morning and after 11 hours there is already a slight ring of foam on the surface. Going by the surface activity it may have been on the go for a couple of hours already, which better than the start I had with US05. I'd only managed to get the wort down to 27.5C after mixing and pitched the M44 dry as soon as the wort had reached below 23C, which took around 3 hours. Fridge set to 19C. Will be using the same hops for dry hoping, but unsure of the quantity. Aiming for something refreshing and citrusy.
  2. I'm Interested to hear how this goes. I've a packet of M44 and thinking of using it on a Wheat ale/NEIPA in the next week. Ive heard it can be a bit (very) slow to start. Coopers Preachers Hefe + Wheat Malt extract + Citra + Amarillo
  3. Abbot-67

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    Thanks Lusty, I don't need the starter but the heads up on the 15% Discount code for Green Beacon Brewery on the same page is a nice bonus
  4. Abbot-67

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    I did but not a commercial bread yeast... beer Trub yeast, All in the spirit of home brewing
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    Result!, pretty pleased with my first Loaf. Nice and crusty. Light and fluffy.
  6. Abbot-67

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    I started my first starter on Sunday having been tempted to try it for a while. Fed it today and it double in size in about 2 hours. Feeling confident it will be good for dough on Friday. I did cheat a bit a scooped about 2ml of yeast off some old trub that had been in the fridge for over a month. It went off like a rocket. Smells great. Started with 50g water, 50g flour, 2ml yeast solution. Edit: May have been 5ml yeast Solution, but no more.
  7. Congratulations Woodsy !! I've Just watched the Video. Awesome Job, Well done . Looking forward to trying it.
  8. Yes, I've read on the brew description it was formerly B Saaz. I'm sure it will be different to the Bramling Cross slam. Recipe States " citrus, stone fruit and mint aromas into the final brew ". More lemon and tropical. I'm still experimenting with hop flavours at the moment. My Hop Slam (UK Bramling) was bottled on the 7th Feb, and I have to say that the one I'm drinking this evening tastes even better than the ones I had last week. It is much smoother and fruitier, definitely getting some blackcurrant. Great head still, the best I've brewed so far. It's a pity there's only four bottles left.
  9. Yeah , I went for the extra hop edition on this one as it came in a 100g vac pack. The date was 2017, and not being sure how long it would be before i used any remainder I felt it would be best to Slam the lot in I'll be doing the Slam again, but next time I'm trying the HOP SLAM IPA (NZ) using this lot.
  10. Just looked my process again for this one. Can't really be sure as nothing seems out of the ordinary.
  11. Brew 4. Presently drinking this one. This was a Cooper DIY recipe, HOP SLAM IPA (UK - BRAMLING CROSS) with and extra 500g malt (1.5kg total) and and extra 50g of dry hops (100g total). OG = 1046 FG = 1010 Loving it. Really fruity aroma and good head. Has a great old English ale aroma when swirled in the glass to get some air through it. Like a good old draft ale. It didn't clear well but then I just brewed it as per instruction and threw it all in the FV six days before going on holiday for a week.
  12. This was the one where I added the Lager tin to the end of the boil, 5mins before flame out. This was an experiment by me and was not recommended as good practice by more experience brewers. I won't do it again.
  13. Brew No.3, (as posted 29-10-19) Bottled 22-11-19. This was the Coopers Kit Lager (OS) with added 1.3kg malt, EKG hops (45g boiled) and brewed using S04. Dry hopped with left over Cascade (15g) and EKG (25g). Turned out quite bitter, which was intentional, but 20g at 60mins may have been a bit to much. May do again sometime but without the 60min boil. OG = 1043 FG = 1009 I enjoyed it, SWMBO was not so keen. Head retention was a poor. One bottle left, which will stay in the fridge a while longer.
  14. ROTM - Neon Haze Just dropped the Dry Hops in this one. A bit late, Day 7. Looking a bit darker in the FV than I was expecting, although the Gravity sample looks lighter. Presently sitting at 1012. 8B7268EC-B6B0-4974-B3FB-3A1D445F1DBD.heic F10FBE27-6CFF-474B-99DE-C2CF6E0E5359.heic
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