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My house yank pale went down today. Was a bit of a dog of a brew day. Think my mash was to thick which made sparging a bit of a nipple twister. I also copped a fair whack of a zap when I unplugged the guten with wet hands. Theeeeen I found out that one of my gas connects on the FV was cactus so it wasn’t holding pressure.....

 

all good though numbers lined up perfectly. 
She should be choofin away come morn. Should be beer number 4 for the upcoming comp. 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, jamiek86 said:

@MitchBastard nice clear beer there would think was your Aussie lager not a pale.

Cheers mate. I went very light on the crystal malt for this one. 

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Bottling Day - Black Rock Whispering Wheat

I just bottled this one OG was 1047 got down to 1012, nice light golden color, smell & a quick taste. I have never done any wheat based beers before so looking forward to trying it.

Speaking of wheat - where is the Graubster ? Long time no hear. 

I have totally switched to just white sugar now as I find it carbs up your beers better but I will have to cut back the full measure in the Grolsch  bottles,

I opened a stout last night & it took half an hour to drink it due to the froth, beautiful though.

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I have just made another Mangrove Jacks Classic Bitter this time with a slight difference to the last couple of batches which I enjoyed immensely.

Recipe:      

1.7gm Pouch Classic Bitter

600gm Mangrove Jack Pure LME

150gm Light Cracked Crystal Malt

500gm Dextrose

1 x Supplied Ale Yeast 5gm

SG 1040

I was hoping some of you pundits could help with the expected ABV, I keep forgetting the figures for calculating.

I find it is becoming one of my favourite beers along with Pales, IPA's etc.

Cheers

Phil

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brew day   started at 10 finished at 2pm  

only damage of the day was a scalded hand at 100 degrees celcius, but a cold beer is fixing that
Stupid me forgot to turn pump off while taking an attachment off my brewzilla didnt lose much wort as was aiming for 25litres but got 23litres more then enough

og  1.054  

the brew was a est coast ipa 

now time to sit back relax and watch the footy   
 

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1 hour ago, CLASSIC said:

was hoping some of you pundits could help with the expected ABV, I keep forgetting the figures for calculating

Hey Phil I can tell you the formula I use, but I need the FG to work it out for you. Do you know what the expected FG is using that yeast?

The formula I use is (OG -FG) x 131.25

For example in your previous post your wheat beer went from 1.047 to 1.012...

(1.047-1.012) x 131.25 = 4.59% ABV

Then add extra ABV if you bottle condition like you do. I’ve heard it adds 0.3% ABV to 0.5% ABV from different people and I don’t know which is correct. I’ve never worried about it too much though, as soon as I can’t walk to the fridge I know it’s time to stop!!🤪

Cheers

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2 minutes ago, Tone boy said:

Hey Phil I can tell you the formula I use, but I need the FG to work it out for you. Do you know what the expected FG is using that yeast?

The formula I use is (OG -FG) x 131.25

For example in your previous post your wheat beer went from 1.047 to 1.012...

(1.047-1.012) x 131.25 = 4.59% ABV

Then add extra ABV if you bottle condition like you do. I’ve heard it adds 0.3% ABV to 0.5% ABV from different people and I don’t know which is correct. I’ve never worried about it too much though, as soon as I can’t walk to the fridge I know it’s time to stop!!🤪

Cheers

Well they reckon 1.006 but that is using either 1.2kg LME or 1kg Dextrose - I used both but cut it back to 600gm LME & 500gm Dextrose.

I have found most of my beers lately don't go under 1.012-1.014. So a bit hard to know. It was 23litres.

Thanks for your input, Cheers.

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4 hours ago, CLASSIC said:

Well they reckon 1.006 but that is using either 1.2kg LME or 1kg Dextrose - I used both but cut it back to 600gm LME & 500gm Dextrose.

I have found most of my beers lately don't go under 1.012-1.014. So a bit hard to know. It was 23litres.

Thanks for your input, Cheers.

Hi Phil, Chucking your ingredients into the IanH spreadsheet gets me 4.6% ABV after priming in the bottles.  The spreadsheet agrees with your measured OG of 1.040 and predicts a FG of 1.008.

 

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1 hour ago, Shamus O'Sean said:

Hi Phil, Chucking your ingredients into the IanH spreadsheet gets me 4.6% ABV after priming in the bottles.  The spreadsheet agrees with your measured OG of 1.040 and predicts a FG of 1.008.

 

Thanks for that Shamus, I appreciate it. The actual recipe said about 4.5% so that is pretty close.  😃

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Bulldog Bitter

A simple 20 litre stove-top AG  - an out-of-style hoppy English Bitter.   I've not used any of the usual specialty malts in this (crystal etc) but rather I'm relying on 30% Gladfield Aurora malt for it's supposed bready flavours.  Also, generously hopped with Harlequin and Fuggles and once again fermented with Voss:

  • 2kg GF Ale Malt
  • 1kg GF Aurora Malt
  • 0.2kg GF Sour Grapes
  • 10g Pacific Jade @30mins
  • 25g Harlequin @15mins
  • 25g Fuggles @10mins
  • 25g Harlequin @5mins
  • 25g Fuggles @FO
  • 5g Gypsum
  • M12 Voss Kveik   

Mashed at 68-69ºC for a higher than usual FG.  Expected ABV=4%.

 

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14 minutes ago, BlackSands said:

Bulldog Bitter

A simple 20 litre stove-top AG  - an out-of-style hoppy English Bitter.   I've not used any of the usual specialty malts in this (crystal etc) but rather I'm relying on 30% Gladfield Aurora malt for it's supposed bready flavours.  Also, generously hopped with Harlequin and Fuggles and once again fermented with Voss:

  • 2kg GF Ale Malt

That sounds pretty awesome @BlackSands  way more up-market that the one I am doing, however I do like Bitter especially hoppy ones.

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1 hour ago, BlackSands said:

Bulldog Bitter

A simple 20 litre stove-top AG  - an out-of-style hoppy English Bitter.   I've not used any of the usual specialty malts in this (crystal etc) but rather I'm relying on 30% Gladfield Aurora malt for it's supposed bready flavours.  Also, generously hopped with Harlequin and Fuggles and once again fermented with Voss:

  • 2kg GF Ale Malt
  • 1kg GF Aurora Malt
  • 0.2kg GF Sour Grapes
  • 10g Pacific Jade @30mins
  • 25g Harlequin @15mins
  • 25g Fuggles @10mins
  • 25g Harlequin @5mins
  • 25g Fuggles @FO
  • 5g Gypsum
  • M12 Voss Kveik   

Mashed at 68-69ºC for a higher than usual FG.  Expected ABV=4%.

 

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Awesome work BS.  Looks like a nice easy drinking bitter. 
I’ll be interested to hear how the voss performs, I imagine it won’t throw any of those English yeast esters, but will it leave behind some malt flavour for you....time will tell. 
 

Are you still running? It’s so cold here I’m finding it hard to get the motivation to run atm. You’re probably made of sterner stuff I’d suggest 😉

Cheers TB

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18 minutes ago, Tone boy said:

Are you still running? It’s so cold here I’m finding it hard to get the motivation to run atm. You’re probably made of sterner stuff I’d suggest 😉

The weather is pretty bleak here much of the time so I have to pick my days, but yeah - while less motivated I'm still getting out and pounding the pavement (and a few bush tracks) when I can - usually run for an hour, give or take.  For the rainy days (of which there are many!) I have a spin bike conveniently parked in front of a TV!  🤓

  

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What do fuggles taste like?

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Brew day yesterday saw me brew the final of my entrants for the GC home brew comp. entering an NEIPA. All ya usual players. Pils, wheat, oats, bit of Munich this time round. 
 

eldorado, Idaho7 and galaxy hopped to the eye balls. Kviek absolutely going full burko at 27 degrees 6hrs after pitching.

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19 hours ago, Norris! said:

What do fuggles taste like?

Noble type, so... hoppy? Old school

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Recipe: BRU-1 Saison
Style: Saison
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size (fermenter): 21.00 L   
Estimated OG: 1.043 SG
Estimated Color: 7.5 EBC
Estimated IBU: 25.0 IBUs


Ingredients:
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Amt              Name                                             Type          #          %/IBU         Volume        
3.00 kg          Coopers Pale Malt (4.2 EBC)                      Grain         1          75.0 %        1.96 L        
0.50 kg          Munich I (Weyermann) (14.0 EBC)                  Grain         2          12.5 %        0.33 L        
0.50 kg          Rye Malt (Weyermann) (5.9 EBC)                   Grain         3          12.5 %        0.33 L        
50.00 g          BRU-1 [14.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  20.0 min      Hop           4          25.0 IBUs     -             

Farmhouse Yeast - a re pitch
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Brew day was on Monday Batch # 50 AG Batch #9, another AG version of my fav Pacific Summer Ale with more tweaks.  Always have a keg of this to sip on and stock is real low.  Trouble is I am starting to tweak too much at once and fear I might loose the plot on what might be making it worse or making it better.  Still cannot nail the mash PH even though I used 8.8 ml of 88% strength lactic acid in this batch as recommended by BeerSmith so will have to work on this as it came in at 5.9.  I completely dropped the usual Acidulated malt out this time so maybe will have to use a bit of both next time.

Unsure how long it actually took me as both mash and mash out was longer than planned due to interruptions and I did a boil of 90" this time as was using a high percentage of Pilsner Malt. 

It was going to be a double batch brew day with the first attempt at a Toohey's Old to follow but my wife had come down with a wipe out dose of the flu so I was rushed off my feet with the normal nursing duties that comes with that territory.  So the Toohey's Old had to wait but will do it tomorrow morning all things being equal.

 

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Recipe: Pineapple, Passionfruit and Grapefruit
Brewer: Grumpy
Style: American Pale Ale

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size (fermenter): 21.00 L   
Estimated OG: 1.054 SG
Estimated Color: 9.1 EBC
Estimated IBU: 79.4 IBUs

Ingredients:
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Amt              Name                                             Type          #          %/IBU         Volume        
3.50 kg          Coopers Pale Malt (4.2 EBC)                      Grain         1          70.0 %        2.28 L        
0.75 kg          Munich I (Weyermann) (14.0 EBC)                  Grain         2          15.0 %        0.49 L        
0.75 kg          Rye Malt (Weyermann) (5.9 EBC)                   Grain         3          15.0 %        0.49 L        
25.00 g          Pride of Ringwood [9.10 %] - Boil 60.0 min       Hop           4          24.7 IBUs     -             
60.00 g          Cascade [6.40 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  20.0 min     Hop           5          5.8 IBUs      -             
50.00 g          BRU-1 [14.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  20.0 min      Hop           6          23.0 IBUs     -             
50.00 g          Galaxy [15.70 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  20.0 min     Hop           7          25.8 IBUs     -             
1.0 pkg          Hophead Ale Yeast (Mangrove Jack's #M66)         Yeast         8          -             -             


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8 hours ago, Green Blob said:

 

The Hophead Yeast gives a lot to the brew. I am using it in a blonde ale and the 30g flameout addition is smelling really nice, I am guessing from the yeast and it's special enzymes? Who knows but it kicked off in about 10 hours and went nuts for 3 days, good yeast

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SFA.

Melbourne storm sunk my brew day.  An Antarctic cyclone hit here in the outer east suburbs at about 1 am, trees and power lines down everywhere.  We had lost power since 2 am and looks like will not get back on until next week.  Running my main fridges on the Honda generator from the caravan and could have done the mash and boil on gas but a part of my fence was blown over onto the footpath and of course had a big mess of branches to clean up.  So have put brewing on hold for a day or so.

@Shamus O'Sean hey brother how did you get on up there in the ranges?  Hope you and yours are all ok mate.  It was pretty bad out our way hey!

Cheers - AL

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15 minutes ago, iBooz2 said:

SFA.

Melbourne storm sunk my brew day.  An Antarctic cyclone hit here in the outer east suburbs at about 1 am, trees and power lines down everywhere.  We had lost power since 2 am and looks like will not get back on until next week.  Running my main fridges on the Honda generator from the caravan and could have done the mash and boil on gas but a part of my fence was blown over onto the footpath and of course had a big mess of branches to clean up.  So have put brewing on hold for a day or so.

@Shamus O'Sean hey brother how did you get on up there in the ranges?  Hope you and yours are all ok mate.  It was pretty bad out our way hey!

Cheers - AL

Hey Al, all the best, hope things sort itself for you, keep warm & safe. Cheers.

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All the best @iBooz2 booza. I know how you feel. Our power went off last night and they reckon it’ll be back on in 3 days. Luckily I didn’t have a brew planned like you. Good luck with the repairs 👍

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8 hours ago, iBooz2 said:

SFA.

Melbourne storm sunk my brew day.  An Antarctic cyclone hit here in the outer east suburbs at about 1 am, trees and power lines down everywhere.  We had lost power since 2 am and looks like will not get back on until next week.  Running my main fridges on the Honda generator from the caravan and could have done the mash and boil on gas but a part of my fence was blown over onto the footpath and of course had a big mess of branches to clean up.  So have put brewing on hold for a day or so.

@Shamus O'Sean hey brother how did you get on up there in the ranges?  Hope you and yours are all ok mate.  It was pretty bad out our way hey!

Cheers - AL

 

7 hours ago, Tone boy said:

All the best @iBooz2 booza. I know how you feel. Our power went off last night and they reckon it’ll be back on in 3 days. Luckily I didn’t have a brew planned like you. Good luck with the repairs 👍

Good luck all of you fellas 🍀

The worst we get here is avalanches, obviously only in the mountains 

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