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'Shepherd's Delight' is a strange name to give a malted grain to be used in brewing.

 

Not so strange is that a Kiwi company came up with it! lol

 

Bloody sheep shaggers! tongue

 

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Lusty.

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Brew day for me today in sunny Kununurra!

 

I'm putting down a Hop Thief 7 clone.

 

1 x Can Coopers Pale Ale

 

60 min 4ltr Steep of...

20gm Midnight Wheat

150gm Shepherd's Delight

200gm Dark Crystal

250gm Crystal

500gm 2 Row

 

15gm Mosaic 10mins

10gm Galaxy 10mins

 

15gm Mosaic 5mins

10gm Galaxy 5mins

 

20gm Mosaic 0mins

20gm Galaxy 0mins

 

20L in total

Rehydrated Danstar BRY-97

Pitched 23 degrees Celsius

 

OG 1.040

 

Can't wait to taste this drop!

The Hop Thief is around 5% ABV; you may need some more fermentables to get there. There is also a fair bit of crystal and specialty grains in the brew.

 

Should still be a nice beer though.

 

I'll see how it pans out. Still new to the brewing game so all about learning. What would you have done differently?

 

Dingo.

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Wouldn't hurt to throw 500g of DME in there too.

I'd wind the crystal back to about 250g in total.

 

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Time to try a new hop....

 

Recipe: Hop2iT XVI

Brewer: Grumpy

Style: American IPA

 

Recipe Specifications

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Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 l

Estimated OG: 1.063 SG

Estimated Color: 14.9 EBC

Estimated IBU: 62.0 IBUs

 

 

Ingredients:

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Amt Name Type # %/IBU

3.50 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins Water Agent 1 -

1.50 g Calcium Chloride (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 2 -

1.50 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 3 -

5.00 kg Pale Malt, Ale (Barrett Burston) (5.9 EB Grain 4 80.0 %

0.50 kg Munich II (Weyermann) (16.7 EBC) Grain 5 8.0 %

0.50 kg Rye Malt (Weyermann) (5.9 EBC) Grain 6 8.0 %

0.25 kg Crystal Wheat (100.0 EBC) Grain 7 4.0 %

15.00 g Dana [13.90 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 8 21.1 IBUs

1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 9 -

50.00 g Chinook [12.70 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 20. Hop 10 17.7 IBUs

100.00 g Hallertau Blanc [8.30 %] - Steep/Whirlpo Hop 11 23.2 IBUs

50.00 g Hallertau Blanc [8.30 %] - Dry Hop 4.0 D Hop 12 0.0 IBUs

 

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slight correction

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Hi Ben. smile

Time to try a new hop....

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50.00 g Hallertau Blanc [8.30 %] - Steep/Whirlpo Hop 11 11.6 IBUs

50.00 g Hallertau Blanc [8.30 %] - Dry Hop 4.0 D Hop 12 0.0 IBUs

I spotted this one on a hop list a little while back. Should make for a very interesting beer if the descriptors are anything to go by. cool

 

I got the feeling it may have been Germany's attempt at producing a hop similar to Nelson Sauvin. unsure

 

I'll look forward to your comments about this brew down the track.

 

Lusty.

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Simple one-

Three point five (for the swillers in all of us)

1.7kg OS Draught kit

0.5kg LDME

15g POR @ 5min

Notto (pitched at 18C bring it down to 16C over 24hrs?)

20L

IBU 29 ish, ABV 3.5% keg

 

Should turn out an easy drinker.

My real aim with this brew is to get the Notto ready for the Capital Pils recipe. I'll Aim to brew it cold and with that OG I'll need a bit.

Tried brewing Lagers (traditional and Brulosphy methods) and always been disappointed with the results taste wise sick

I've always found that Notto brewed cold, at the right pitching rates, produces a nice clean faux lager.

Cheers,

Dave

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I got the feeling it may have been Germany's attempt at producing a hop similar to Nelson Sauvin. unsure

 

 

I believe that is correct.

I'll be using 100g at f/o too, accidentally had the Chinook in as a 60 minute steep.

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Put down the "munted blonde "

 

1.5 kg muntons blonde can

400g BE2

400g LDM

250 g cracked pale ale malt , steeped 60 , boiled 15

15g each Citra /Amarillo @ flameout

Rehydrated BRY 97 pitched at 22

 

Same hops as a tea day 12

Finings day 12

 

OG 1.038 (spot on lusty )

Came out darker than expected but the can was close to date , yeast put away for a nutrient boil

 

First use ofgoes hybrid swamp cooler , portable AC blowing onto a wet towel covered FV in a water bath .... See how it goes :-)

 

Happy brewing

 

 

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Just put on a batch of Chubby Cherub.

 

My LHBS didn't have any Nelson Sauvin so I've subbed in Hallertau Blanc.

 

Looking forward to how the Hallertau Blanc goes.

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Getting towards the end of this batch of grain, hence the pale and the pils in the grist.

I'l whack out a saison tomorrow and then hopefully have some bags to pick up.

 

Recipe: Cascade Pale

Brewer: Grumpy

Style: American Pale Ale

 

Recipe Specifications

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Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 l

Estimated OG: 1.046 SG

Estimated Color: 20.1 EBC

Estimated IBU: 45.1 IBUs

 

Ingredients:

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Amt Name Type # %/IBU

3.50 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 1 -

1.50 g Calcium Chloride (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 2 -

1.50 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins Water Agent 3 -

2.00 kg Pilsner (Weyermann) (3.3 EBC) Grain 4 43.7 %

1.00 kg Munich II (Weyermann) (16.7 EBC) Grain 5 21.8 %

0.88 kg Pale Malt, Ale (Barrett Burston) (5.9 EB Grain 6 19.2 %

0.50 kg Rye Malt (Weyermann) (5.9 EBC) Grain 7 10.9 %

0.20 kg Caraaroma (Weyermann) (350.7 EBC) Grain 8 4.4 %

15.00 g Dana [13.90 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 9 22.0 IBUs

1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 10 -

50.00 g Cascade [9.30 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 20.0 Hop 11 14.9 IBUs

20.00 g Chinook [12.70 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 20. Hop 12 8.1 IBUs

50.00 g Cascade [9.30 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs

 

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I had the house to myself yesterday so I did a brew & cubed it up for when I have a spare fermenter.

 

XR6 Ale

1.5kg Briess Pilsen LME

1kg LDM

500g Dry wheat malt

300g CaraAroma

200g Carapils

70g Black Malt

10g Falconers Flight @ 60 minutes

25g Falconers Flight @ 7 minutes

20g Falconers Flight in the no-chill cube

45g Falconers Flight dry hop

22lt batch

 

XR6 Ale because I used to own a Red XR6 Falcon and this beer should turn out red(ish) I hope. Confirming that I stole Otto’s spec grain schedule from his Red Ale., cheers bud.

 

I was having so much fun I forgot to take a gravity reading but that can wait until for now.

 

Cheers + beers,

Mark

 

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Cheers Ben! I've never used it before, spreadsheet read about 50 IBU on this one so hopefully it will be nice & tasty. I've got another 4 brews worth of extract tins to get through before I can go BIAB full time biggrin

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That is indeed the spec grain bill from my red ale biggrin should result in a fairly deep ruby red colour. Love the colour I get in that beer using those grains in those amounts. love

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Brew day today!

 

After the failure to actually do this brew the other weekend, I shifted it to today, being the public holiday etc. I currently have the water heating up in the urn, and will also be going to mill the grains very soon - I have a replacement roller for my mill which was installed last night, hopefully this sees an end to it taking a freaking hour to mill a few kg of grain. pinched So now the mill has one knurled roller and one fluted roller. Will be interesting to see how it goes.

 

Anyway, onto the recipe which I'll just post again even though it is in an earlier post. This is designed to be a light (not in ABV terms), refreshing ale, not too thick on the mouthfeel and not too overloaded with hops either. Just not a Passiona impersonator. tongue

 

Cascadian Pale Ale

 

4.000 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett) (5.9 EBC) Grain 1 84.2 %

0.500 kg Munich II (Weyermann) (16.7 EBC) Grain 2 10.5 %

0.250 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (157.6 EBC) Grain 3 5.3 %

Mash at 64C for 90 minutes

 

75 minute boil:

20.00 g Cascade - First Wort 75.0 min Hop 4 13.5 IBUs

15.00 g Magnum - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 19.5 IBUs

20.00 g Cascade - Boil 5.0 min Hop 6 2.3 IBUs

10.00 g Cascade - Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 min Hop 7 1.5 IBUs

Probably dry hop with ~30g Cascade after FG too.

 

Harvested US-05 yeast, as usual aiming for 25 litres in the FV. No-chilled (hops not adjusted).

 

Est Original Gravity: 1.0434 SG

Est Final Gravity: 1.0072 SG

Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %

Bitterness: 36.8 IBUs

Est Color: 15.4 EBC

 

Better get cracking on these grains, pardon the pun. biggrin

 

Cheers

 

Kelsey

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Having a go at something different today...

 

Recipe: Mike Thai-Son

Brewer: Grumpy

Style: Saison

 

Recipe Specifications

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Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 l

Estimated OG: 1.050 SG

Estimated Color: 7.6 EBC

Estimated IBU: 23.4 IBUs

 

Ingredients:

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2.50 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 1 -

2.50 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins Water Agent 2 -

1.50 g Calcium Chloride (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 3 -

4.00 kg Pilsner (Weyermann) (3.3 EBC) Grain 4 80.0 %

0.50 kg Munich II (Weyermann) (16.7 EBC) Grain 5 10.0 %

0.50 kg Rye Malt (Weyermann) (5.9 EBC) Grain 6 10.0 %

15.00 g Dana [13.90 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 7 23.4 IBUs

1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 8 -

2.00 Items Kaffir Lime Leaf (Boil 10.0 mins) Herb 9 -

25.00 g Coriander Seed (Boil 10.0 mins) Spice 10 -

2.00 Items Lemon Grass (Boil 10.0 mins) Spice 11 -

 

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Either MJ's Belgian Ale or Wyeast Biere De Garde

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Grains mashing away now, took about ten minutes to mill them this time as opposed to an hour or more that it has been recently. The replacement roller has obviously worked well. Looks funny having one knurled and one fluted roller in the mill but it works really well and gives a good crush too. Much better than before!

 

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Cheers

 

Kelsey

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an hour or more that it has been recently.

 

That would have driven me nuts.

I spend less then 5 minutes on an IPA grain bill.

Do you use a drill?

 

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I do use a drill, and trust me it was driving me nuts as well. The problem was with the knurling on the rollers wearing out and the grains not being pulled through like they should have been. They have since been redesigned as fluted rollers. Mashmaster is sending out single fluted rollers to those of us who have been having issues, as this combination of a knurled and fluted roller worked well in testing. It worked well for me today so I'm happy. Now that I've got my gap setting worked out, I expect it will only take me a few minutes on future batches as well. There's a whole thread on AHB about it which you've probably seen.

 

Initially I thought it might have just been the MO grains causing the issue since other grains seemingly had no problem being pulled through, but obviously the issue was bigger than that. Still, glad that I won't be sitting there for an hour milling grains again! biggrin

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I got my 1st try at a Honey Wheat beer down last night, really interested to see how it turns out, so what I put down is:

 

1.7kg TC Wheat kit

750g Morgans Wheat Malt Extract (approx half tin)

1.4kg Honey - 2x 700g jars of Aus Mixed blossom from Aldi - same as Calipino

Brew Cellar Wheat yeast, pitched at 22 deg

OG 1.049

FV into fridge set at 18 deg

 

Looking to dry hop with 12g Goldings once FG occurs, considered doing a tea instead but thinking aroma may suit better than flavour

 

Anybody have any opinions of my brew, I have never used extracts before nor Morgans products or Brew Cellar yeasts. Hoping it should turn out with a reasonably high ABV, only used half tin of extract as I am hoping for more Honey flavour and thought a full tin would be overkill

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You'll really like the Falconer's Flight hops Mark. Very yummy! love

 

Looks like a nice Cascade Pale Ale Kelsey. Why spoil it with Magnum? tongue

Recipe: Mike Thai-Son

lol

Ingredients:

 

2.00 Items Kaffir Lime Leaf (Boil 10.0 mins) Herb 9 -

25.00 g Coriander Seed (Boil 10.0 mins) Spice 10 -

2.00 Items Lemon Grass (Boil 10.0 mins) Spice 11 -

Mmmmmm........Stir fry beer.....Mmmmmm. tongue

 

Good luck with the brews guys.

 

Lusty.

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grains not being pulled through like they should have been.

 

Probably have mentioned this before, but I have never had trouble with any grains bouncing, with my maltmuncher 3 roller mill. Bought on special for about $150. I mill a full hopper at about 200RPM with my aldi cordless drill in probably a bit over a minute. The gap between the first set is really wide (cant be adjusted) so it partially cracks/squashes the grain, ready to be milled in the 2nd gap, which is the adjustable one.

 

By the look of the trouble some are having with the two roller, if you are considering forking out for one of these, I'd go the three roller. I find it great, buying barley for almost $2/kg by the 25kg sack, get yourself some food grade buckets with lids from bunnings and bob's your uncle. You'll be paying off the mill in no time with barley that cheap.

 

ALdi drill, like many others has 10mm chuck, mill has 12mm shaft, so bought a 13mm chuck online for about $12 delivered that fits in the 10mm.

 

I have an old Ozito Drill with 13mm chuck, but the old speed control was not good enough, was either spinning too fast or burning brushes. Battery drill spins nice and slow and predictable. Newer 240v electronic speed control drills would probably work fine

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1.7kg TC Wheat kit

750g Morgans Wheat Malt Extract (approx half tin)

1.4kg Honey - 2x 700g jars of Aus Mixed blossom from Aldi - same as Calipino

Brew Cellar Wheat yeast' date=' pitched at 22 deg

OG 1.049

FV into fridge set at 18 deg

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I admit I'm not overly experienced with wheat beers, but is there a chance this beer could end up excessively dry & maybe a little thin due to the amount of honey being used? unsure

 

Coopers DIY recipe: Beekeeper

 

Lusty.

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Yeah, I thought about doing that too Headmaster, but I figured the free replacement roller was a much better idea. I never had any trouble with my 2 roller mill either until the knurling wore down too much. I've had it since August or September 2012, and it began having issues probably two years after that. I'm led to believe the mill with two fluted rollers pulls the grain through even quicker than the one knurled/one fluted set up, and results in a superior crush than the two knurled rollers did. Still, it's working as it should now and should continue to do so for a fair while yet I would imagine, so I'm happy with the one of each type set up - and not having to fork out more money for another mill either. lol

 

I currently use a Bosch drill driver on mine. Works bloody well with plenty of grunt to drive the rollers against the resistance from the grains going through.

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Mmmmmm........Stir fry beer.....Mmmmmm. tongue

 

I'll leave out the shrimp paste though.

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