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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:24 
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Costs:

Raw materials to make 35 pints of Citra Hopped Pale Ale like I did would work out at about 71p a pint. This is the 4kg golden promise malt, 200g crystal malt, packet US50 yeast, 200g Citra hop pellets.

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 23:46 
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Blackberry Homebrew taste is weird sensation. Large blackberry taste, followed by huge bitterness hit. Might dial blackberry back by a third if I make it again.

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No, more blackberry. go big or go home mother father

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:35 
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Mash tun now insulated. Cannot buy quality like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
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The boiler construction must start soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 23:55 
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Dishwash, bottlebrush clean, dishwash, sterilising tablet, rinse, bottle. Necks are warped. After 10 years, my sterile technique game is still strong.
much as I still think you're being lucky, leftover detergents can affect the yeast - it's a thing in baking, eg don't use anti bacterial soap immediately before and during kneading (not beer).

But also, you're probably spending a crapload more cleaning bottles than you would just buying new ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:24 
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Homebrew club at the micropub was superb. Had some lovely stuff, my favourite was a 6% Mango IPA. My blackberry ale was well received, and I got a bottle to take home. I learnt that the reason why the blackbery ale is a bit flat as when priming with brewing​ sugar, you need to add more of it. So that has explained that. Micropub had Saltaire's South Island Pale, New World Red and another one on. Top night.


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
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Nice, I'd like to try that Mango IPA. What IBU was it roughly?

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MaliA wrote:
Mash tun now insulated. Cannot buy quality like that.


Has the handle broke off? Is that from overuse?


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Nice, I'd like to try that Mango IPA. What IBU was it roughly?

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Dunno. I will ask.

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Mash tun now insulated. Cannot buy quality like that.


Has the handle broke off? Is that from overuse?


Yeah, i dropped it :( not fixed it yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
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Mash tun now insulated. Cannot buy quality like that.


Has the handle broke off? Is that from overuse?


Yeah, i dropped it :( not fixed it yet.

And yet mugs are designed to be held one handed!

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
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Mash tun now insulated. Cannot buy quality like that.


Has the handle broke off? Is that from overuse?


Yeah, i dropped it :( not fixed it yet.

And yet mugs are designed to be held one handed!


:)

This has kept me chuckling for most of the afternoon.

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
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Bottling the citra tonight, and checking the mash tun for keeping a temperature steady. This ia living, people.

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
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Bottled the beer up, and forgot to take FG reading, so no idea how strong it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
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Bottled the beer up, and forgot to take FG reading, so no idea how strong it is.


1 week conditioning later, it's very citra-y. No off flavours. Quite fizzy. Suspect it makes me sneeze. Overall, very pleased

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
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So, last night was using stuff up brew:

2040g Golden Promise pale malt, 200g biscuit malt and 200g crystal malt went on ti mash at 65 for an hour in 8.5l water, came out at 63, and boiled for an hour. Hops added at start of boil were 30g Brewer's Gold, 30g Bramling Cross and then 30g Brewers Gold, 30g Bramling and 10g Citra added 10mind from end of boil. OG was 1050, yeast was US50. Took 3.5 hours from beginning of mash to pitching yeast.


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I want to grow citra (and mosaic). Turns out the rhisomes are under patent. Licensed hop growers *may* be able to get them, but not gardening bellends like me.


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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew-me-do
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Only 3 at homebrew club last night, and one wasn't drinking, so the onorous task of getting through 2 litres of pineapple IPA fell to two. It was a third placed beer in the homebrew competition, and very good it was, too. My citra was well received, so I'll scale that up, I think. I bought a Cloudwater dipa v13 which is a strong beer at 9% which was really good.

Stuff to bottle tomorrow, maybe brew on Saturday.

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So, last night was using stuff up brew:

2040g Golden Promise pale malt, 200g biscuit malt and 200g crystal malt went on ti mash at 65 for an hour in 8.5l water, came out at 63, and boiled for an hour. Hops added at start of boil were 30g Brewer's Gold, 30g Bramling Cross and then 30g Brewers Gold, 30g Bramling and 10g Citra added 10mind from end of boil. OG was 1050, yeast was US50. Took 3.5 hours from beginning of mash to pitching yeast.


5.6% it has come out at.

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http://gbhomebrew.co.uk

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Dishwash, bottlebrush clean, dishwash, sterilising tablet, rinse, bottle. Necks are warped. After 10 years, my sterile technique game is still strong.
much as I still think you're being lucky, leftover detergents can affect the yeast - it's a thing in baking, eg don't use anti bacterial soap immediately before and during kneading (not beer).

But also, you're probably spending a crapload more cleaning bottles than you would just buying new ones.


My luck ran out, i think 5 bottles infected. Ordering more today.

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