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indica

what is a yous
Thick glass heavy base. Fits in a stubbie holder - no handle.
I don't go for different glasses to suit the style, don't care that much. The headmaster glasses are good.
 

Spanky_Ham

Porcinus Slappius
OK, the skanky one went to a pub in belgium (20+ years ago) .. that had a few hundred beers available, each with its own glass style... and although a little pretentious.... it had some reasons for it... Beers that you want to drinker to smell (ones with a rich smell flavor) were wide and involved the nose, Beers that were focused on taste were more like champagne glasses..... excluding the nose from the experience... it was quite an eye opener....
 

stirk

Wheel size expert
I've my first two batches down, also scored 4 free corney's and some taps.

Are glass carboys are pain compared to plastic? I can grab a couple for free but they look hard to clean, fill.

Mini Micro brewery in action!

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johnny

I'll tells ya!
Staff member
My first all grain ghetto brew.

And my first boil over.

Sorry for the size of the pics, but, FU.


 

sinkas

Likes Bikes
I just knocked out a Belgian Triple with basmati rice and Thai basil,
ala The Bruery Trade winds triple clone

this batch doesn't seem to have much thai basil flavour or aroma though..
 

scblack

Leucocholic
Just boiled up my 200th brew!

Coopers Sparkling kit, with light dry malt. Coopers Sparkling be my favourite beer.
 

stirk

Wheel size expert
200! Bloody alco.

Since I started brewing again a month ago, after a ten year break, I've got 3 kegs in the fridge, one fv ready to keg and another batch down yesterday.

The first batch is going down nicely, just a pale ale concentrate kit but gets better each week.

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stirk

Wheel size expert
I'm currently making a coopers IPA extract with 1.1L coopers amber malt extract. Also steeping 250g medium crystal malt.

This brew be malty!

Planning to dry hop 15g Citra after primary fermentation has finished.


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johnny

I'll tells ya!
Staff member
I'd consider doubling that dry hop, if it were my brew.

I'm just designing a rye IPA at the moment.
 

stirk

Wheel size expert
I'd consider doubling that dry hop, if it were my brew.

I'm just designing a rye IPA at the moment.
Love rye beers!

The last batch I brewed a month ago was dry hopped with only 10g citra but at pitch, turned out to be the best beer I've made so far, even the wife likes it, a very New England style with a cloudy appearance and big fruit flavour and aroma. Still needs a little more time to carbonate.

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johnny

I'll tells ya!
Staff member
Knocking this out at the moment.


Recipe: Rye IPA
Style: Rye IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
--------------------------
Boil Size: 24.34 l
Post Boil Volume: 21.69 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 19.87 l
Bottling Volume: 18.93 l
Estimated OG: 1.063 SG
Estimated Color: 25.6 EBC
Estimated IBU: 61.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.4 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
3.50 kg PALE Compass (Voyager Craft Malt) (5.5 E Grain 1 64.2 %
1.00 kg Gladfield Malted Rye (5.9 EBC) Grain 2 18.3 %
0.50 kg Gladfield Wheat Malt (4.2 EBC) Grain 3 9.2 %
0.25 kg Joe White Light Crystal (120.0 EBC) Grain 4 4.6 %
0.20 kg Special B (Dingemans) (290.6 EBC) Grain 5 3.7 %
25.00 g Chinook [13.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 6 42.0 IBUs
20.00 g Dr. Rudi [11.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 9.4 IBUs
20.00 g Chinook [13.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 10. Hop 8 5.5 IBUs
20.00 g Dr. Rudi [11.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 10 Hop 9 4.7 IBUs
2.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 10 -
20.00 g Pacific Jade [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 8.0 Day Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
20.00 g Chinook [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
20.00 g Dr. Rudi [11.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 5.45 kg
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 14.21 l of water at 74.1 C 65.6 C 75 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with 15.58 l water at 75.6 C

Mash - CaSO2 @1.97gm, CaCl2 @1.27gm
Sparge - CaSO2 2.19gm, CaCl2 1.41gm, Lactic acid @0.96ml
 

johnny

I'll tells ya!
Staff member
APA with Oats.

It still has some funk in it that shouldn't be there and really should have more of a hop-hit for the amount that's in there here but it's still my most credible all grain (non-stout/porter) to date. I'm also happy with how bright it is as that is just some Whirlfloc and cold crashing.



BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: APA with Oats
Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 24.34 l
Post Boil Volume: 21.69 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 19.87 l
Bottling Volume: 18.93 l
Estimated OG: 1.074 SG
Estimated Color: 11.1 EBC
Estimated IBU: 35.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.4 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
6.00 kg ATLAS Latrobe (Voyager Craft Malt) (4.0 Grain 1 91.6 %
0.50 kg Oats, Flaked (2.0 EBC) Grain 2 7.6 %
0.05 kg Crystal, Medium (Simpsons) (178.5 EBC) Grain 3 0.8 %
30.00 g Cascade [6.70 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 4 23.8 IBUs
10.00 g Cascade [6.70 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 5 2.6 IBUs
10.00 g Galaxy [14.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 5.5 IBUs
10.00 g Cascade [6.70 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 10.0 Hop 7 1.3 IBUs
10.00 g Citra [12.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 10.0 Hop 8 2.3 IBUs
2.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 9 -
55.75 g Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 8.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
30.00 g Cascade [6.70 %] - Dry Hop 8.0 Days Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
10.00 g Galaxy [14.00 %] - Dry Hop 8.0 Days Hop 12 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 6.55 kg
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 17.08 l of water at 74.1 C 65.6 C 75 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with 13.81 l water at 75.6 C
Notes:
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Preboil grav 1050 @ 26lt, 22.2*
post boil grav 1051 @ 23lt, 22.1*

Yeast pitched Monday 11 june
30gm Cascade added Wed afternoon 13 June
55gm Citra added Thurs afternoon 14 June
11gm Galaxy added Friday evening

15 June gravity 1016 at 22.2*
17 June, temp not getting above 17.1* due to cold weather.

Created with BeerSmith 2 - http://www.beersmith.com
 

johnny

I'll tells ya!
Staff member
Knocked this one out today as well. Only came in at 1050 though, not sure what's going on but I'm nowhere near my numbers.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Voyager IPA
Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 25.51 l
Post Boil Volume: 22.86 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 21.00 l
Bottling Volume: 20.05 l
Estimated OG: 1.081 SG
Estimated Color: 22.0 EBC
Estimated IBU: 55.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.2 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
6.00 kg VELORIA Schooner(Voyager Craft Malt) (8. Grain 1 78.4 %
1.00 kg ATLAS Latrobe (Voyager Craft Malt) (4.0 Grain 2 13.1 %
0.65 kg VOODOO Schooner(Voyager Craft Malt) (70. Grain 3 8.5 %
20.00 g Topaz [17.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 4 36.1 IBUs
15.00 g Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 5 4.8 IBUs
15.00 g Topaz [17.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 8.9 IBUs
10.00 g Galaxy [14.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 4.9 IBUs
20.00 g Topaz [17.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 10.0 Hop 8 6.0 IBUs
15.00 g Cascade [5.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 10.0 Hop 9 1.4 IBUs
15.00 g Galaxy [14.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 10.0 Hop 10 3.7 IBUs
2.0 pkg New World Strong Ale (Mangrove Jack's #M Yeast 11 -



Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 7.65 kg
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 24.5 l of water at 66.5 C 65.6 C 75 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with -11.5 l water at 75.6 C
Notes:



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Brewed on Sun 8 July 2018


Water profile:

Calcium - 53
Mag - 18
sodium - 3
chloride - 57

Additions:

Mash - CaS04 7.4gm - CaCl2 1.1gm - MgS04 1.7gm - MgCl2 0.0gm - lactic acid

Sparge - CaS04 3.9gm - CaCl2 0.6gm - MgS04 0.9gm - MgCl2 0.0gm - lactic acid 0.5ml


[water profile adjusted slightly - more CaCl2 and MgS04 added as per bru 'n water]
 

johnny

I'll tells ya!
Staff member
Just kegged that Voyager IPA (really just a pale given that I didn't hit my numbers) tonight, here are a few that I've done recently:

This one is in the fermenter:

Recipe: American Amber #1
Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Amber Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 24.34 l
Post Boil Volume: 21.69 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 19.87 l
Bottling Volume: 18.93 l
Estimated OG: 1.072 SG
Estimated Color: 39.3 EBC
Estimated IBU: 46.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.4 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5.50 kg VELORIA Schooner(Voyager Craft Malt) (8. Grain 1 85.0 %
0.30 kg Caraaroma (256.1 EBC) Grain 2 4.6 %
0.30 kg Gladfield Wheat Malt (4.2 EBC) Grain 3 4.6 %
0.20 kg Joe White Light Crystal (120.0 EBC) Grain 4 3.1 %
0.09 kg Crystal, Medium (Simpsons) (178.5 EBC) Grain 5 1.4 %
0.08 kg Carafa I (663.9 EBC) Grain 6 1.2 %
25.00 g Cascade [5.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 7 16.6 IBUs
20.00 g Waimea [17.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 13.9 IBUs
15.00 g Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 3.3 IBUs
25.00 g Waimea [17.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 10.0 Hop 10 8.7 IBUs
20.00 g Dr. Rudi [11.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 10 Hop 11 4.4 IBUs
2.0 pkg New World Strong Ale (Mangrove Jack's #M Yeast 12 -


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 6.47 kg
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 16.87 l of water at 74.1 C 65.6 C 75 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with 13.94 l water at 75.6 C
Notes:
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Water levels: 20lt mash - 11lt sparge


Water adjustment:

Mash: CaS04-0.4 CaCl2-1.4 MgS04-2.0 Salt-0.6 Acid-1.6ml

Sparge: CaS04-0.2 CaCl2-0.8 MgS04-1.1 Salt-0.3 Acid-0.7ml

Estimated mash pH - 5.34
 
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johnny

I'll tells ya!
Staff member
This one is in the keg conditioning:

Recipe: Stout #2
Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Stout
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 28.01 l
Post Boil Volume: 23.18 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 l
Bottling Volume: 21.49 l
Estimated OG: 1.072 SG
Estimated Color: 111.7 EBC
Estimated IBU: 54.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 76.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 82.6 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4.00 kg PALE Compass (Voyager Craft Malt) (4.5 E Grain 1 55.6 %
1.00 kg Barley, Flaked (3.3 EBC) Grain 2 13.9 %
1.00 kg Gladfield Munich Malt (15.5 EBC) Grain 3 13.9 %
0.75 kg Carafa I (663.9 EBC) Grain 4 10.4 %
0.45 kg Gladfield Roast Barley (1450.0 EBC) Grain 5 6.2 %
30.00 g Hallertau Magnum [14.00 %] - First Wort Hop 6 42.3 IBUs
15.00 g East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.00 %] - Boil Hop 7 4.0 IBUs
10.00 g Topaz [15.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 8.0 IBUs
2.0 pkg SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast 9 -


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 7.20 kg
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 21 l of water at 73.0 C 65.6 C 75 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with 12 l water at 75.6 C
Notes:
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Forgot to adjust water profile!!

Pre boil grav 1040

post boil grav 1050 (long boil)
 

LPG

Likes Dirt
Good looking Stout

Have a stout aging in the keg as we speak. Kind of a cross between a baltic porter and a stout with all the melanoidin, munich and vienna. From memory I roughly doubled the roast barley but half of it was only added during the sparge.


Stout

Recipe specifics:

Style: Foreign Extra Stout
Batch size: 22.0 l
Boil volume: 27.0 l
OG: 1.062
FG: 1.021
Bitterness (IBU): 40.1
Color (SRM): 34.4
ABV: 5.5%

Grain/Sugars:

4.00 kg Vienna (German), 66.9%
0.50 kg Weyermann Dark Munich, 8.4%
0.50 kg Pale Ale Malt, 8.4%
0.40 kg Weyermann Melanoidin, 6.7%
0.35 kg Chocolate Malt, 5.9%
0.23 kg Roasted Barley, 3.8%

Hops:

22.00 g Northdown (AA 8.8%, Pellet) 60 min, 20.0 IBU
20.00 g Pacifica (AA 4.9%, Pellet) 60 min, 10.1 IBU
40.00 g Pacifica (AA 4.9%, Pellet) 15 min, 10.0 IBU

Fermented on 1026 Cask Ale


Need to empty a couple kegs because I want to brew another American brown ale, probably my favourite style to brew but I havent done one in a while.
 

johnny

I'll tells ya!
Staff member
That looks the goods.

Interested as to why you would bother with .5kg of pale rather than just make it up with the Vienna. Is it more for diastic power than flavor?
 

LPG

Likes Dirt
That looks the goods.

Interested as to why you would bother with .5kg of pale rather than just make it up with the Vienna. Is it more for diastic power than flavor?
Yep, for the diastic power. The vienna and bit of dark munich probably has enough diastic power to help the melanoidin convert but a bit of pale in there is just so I dont have to worry or check spec sheets of the malts.
 

scblack

Leucocholic
I had to replace my regulator on my CO2 cylinder. It clearly had been bumped or bent somehow as every feed it was giving was WAY WAY WAY over the reading and my beers were pure froth.

Hopefully I return to decent carbonated brews now.
 
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