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by housecat
4 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: How much did you brew in 2012?
Replies: 17
Views: 2781

I don't have my brew computer with me but I estimate about 250L.
That includes a total absence from home of about 5 months.
I don't think I would have brewed much more than that even if I had been home as I still have 75L in cubes waiting to be passed through my magical transformation bucket.
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Paul's Hop Burst Ale
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

I'm not too sure when I'll be back over. I'll put one aside for if I come over short notice.

All tastings so far point towards it being a tasty brew. yum!
I'm glad I reduced the dry Galaxy addition as it seems more balanced against the other hop flavours now.

HC
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Paul's Hop Burst Ale
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

No worries guys,

The recipe is from post boil volumes, I'll edit the original to correct my omission

HC

Edit:
Also, I just dry hopped this and it is smelling and tasting awesome. can't wait to get it in a keg to sample it more often. :thumbs:
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Paul's Hop Burst Ale
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

I did this one as a double and ended up with 54L (I wanted 52L) at the end of the day with an OG of 1.050 only cos I cut the boil a bit shorter than I wanted to. The hops are meant to be as they are, in my batch I had a total of 230g of hops so while it's not a hop monster, they do add up. What did ...
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: Mash Gravity Figures Needed for BIABacus.
Replies: 65
Views: 31810

Probably no useful info here but, I did a brew a week ago and took some samples to check - end of mash, after mash out and after squeezing my bag. I put them in the fridge and forgot all about them til about 2300 that night. (So, I took no readings until it was in the fermenter! ) I couldn't be both...
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Paul's Hop Burst Ale
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

Paul's Hop Burst Ale

Brewed this last week and it's tasting awesome. I just dry hopped it too Only change would be to use a more malt forward yeast but it's fine how it is. Hop Burst Ale (American Pale Ale) Original Gravity (OG): 1.053 (°P): 13.1 Final Gravity (FG): 1.013 (°P): 3.3 Alcohol (ABV): 5.21 % Colour (SRM): 5....
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: No-Chill Hop Schedule
Replies: 15
Views: 7582

Hey Keith, You've probably just found the best advice there is: Make it and see how it turns out! I NC (in a cube) and when I brew a beer for the first time, I make no changes to the grain or hop schedule other than scaling the recipe to my batch size. When I try the beer, I then decide if I want to...
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Volume Loss from Lauter
Replies: 30
Views: 6751

:P MMD21,

That is a great idea and I reckon it would suit me for my smaller batches.

I will steal this idea and use it for the good of BIABers everywhere :P

HC
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: BeerSmith 2 & First Wort Hopping
Replies: 23
Views: 18377

Hop 1: US Amarillo - 8.9AA% - 15.0 IBUs - 21.0 g at 60 min Hop 2: US Amarillo - 8.9AA% - 11.6 IBUs - 26.8 g at 20 min Hop 3: US Amarillo - 8.9AA% - 4.3 IBUs - 30.3 g at 5 min Total = 30.8 IBU's (existing 'The Calculator' hop formula) Now let's change it to a FWH recipe by taking away 30% of the hop...
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Holgate Hopinator (American IPA)
Replies: 16
Views: 3672

I was just wondering whether you could get the bittering required from adding extra quantity at the 20 min addition. If you can would it be worth the extra cost of hops to get the added aroma and flavour you lose in the 60 min boil. Bek Hi Bek, Short answer is yes. Long answer: One of the guys in m...
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Clear Beer ....
Replies: 9
Views: 4235

I just chill my beer in the fermenter to about 2 degrees celcius for 2-7days then I rack it into my keg. Comes out clear enough straight up but an extra week in my serving fridge and it's as if I had filtered it. Less mucking around for the same result wins in my books! Although, I have just started...
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Useful Brewing Gloves, and this is the bag I bought
Replies: 9
Views: 9413

I use 2 12"square plates and some quick clamps. Get most of the wort out and little to no mess or bother.
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by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: U.S.A.
Topic: Electric Urn
Replies: 28
Views: 11559

Hmmm, that looks like it might be infected! You should throw it out :headhit:

I had a beer with cherries in it once, was a really nice beer. They should help set it off nicely.

HC
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: New craze.... BIAP
Replies: 3
Views: 1376

nu_brew wrote:WOW these pictures were taken in 2007, I wonder how it went?
Just not sure how to use it as a BIAB kettle?? :think:

I was wondering that myself.
Maybe an immersion heater?
Or we could go all the way and do some sort of RIMS setup in the pumpkin. :argh:

HC
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: New craze.... BIAP
Replies: 3
Views: 1376

New craze.... BIAP

BIAB has been superseded. It is now BIAP....... Brew In A Pumpkin

One of the guys on my local forum found and posted this. I thought I'd share it with you all

Check it out here

HC
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: yeast starter
Replies: 13
Views: 2948

I have some Nottingham in my fridge and I noticed on the packet it has to be dehydrated , not sure now what to do... That looks like a typo to me. We only want to rehydrate dry yeast be it in tepid water or wort. Personally I sprinkle it on top of the wort once I have aerated it. I'm lazy so this r...
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: immersion pre-chiller
Replies: 26
Views: 5724

Really..I was told that keeping the water at full blast is best for an immersion chiller (without a pre-chiller) no matter what the temperature of the out water is. The reason being that the immersion chiller works by being a cold object immersed in the wort that can than be pulled out when done. T...
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: The Old Speckled Hen (clone)
Replies: 56
Views: 28563

lol Spotty Cock :lol:
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: immersion pre-chiller
Replies: 26
Views: 5724

I don't know much about pre chillling. When you are chilling, there are 2 main points to remember. 1: if the water coming out of the chiller is cool then it is going too fast. This will mean that the heat transfer is inefficient. 2: Whatever the temperature of the cooling water is is pretty much the...
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Yankee Doodle Dandy American Pale Ale
Replies: 10
Views: 2929

Thanks Yeasty,

I'm about to walk out the door for work and all I can think of is how good having one of those right now would be.

Looks damn good :) (we really need a Homer Simpson drooling type emoticon.... mmmmm beer!)

HC
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: My first biab in my 40lt urn
Replies: 22
Views: 6663

Hey Crusty,

Good work on your first BIAB. :party:

In Brewmate, add your expected trub losses to your batch size. IE, 32.5L instead of 30L
If you add it to the losses section, the program just adds the extra water without adjusting for the extra grain/hops etc you would need.

HC
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: Kegging
Topic: A Ramble on Finding/Preventing CO2 Leaks.
Replies: 10
Views: 4613

Will starsan bubble if sprayed onto a leak ? If it does it will be better that soapy water considering the risk of spoiling your beer. Don't have any so I can't try it.. It does work. I use it all the time. However, there's no need to worry abut the soapy water and your beer. As long as there is pr...
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Perth Brew Day 9th June - High Gravity Sparge/Chill War :)
Replies: 68
Views: 19468

Unfortunately I can't make it as I'll be back in Adelaide. Was looking forward to meeting a few of the brewers from over this way but alas, not this time.
Have a great day and make sure you share some pics from the day.

HC
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Timothy taylor Landlord
Replies: 7
Views: 2684

I just ran up a batch of this and is in my keg now carbing up.
Great drop and loads of great reviews.

Get the recipe here

He has done a few versions throughout the thread that goes with it but I just did the one I linked you to. If you can't see it let me know and I'll repost it here

HC
by housecat
5 years ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Perth Brew Day 9th June - High Gravity Sparge/Chill War :)
Replies: 68
Views: 19468

Not making any promises, but I may be in the area. If I happen to be not working also, I may be able to drop in and say hi. Then again, I may be there and working or I may not even make it out of SA. Will let you know if I am able to make it closer to the day. It would be good to meet some of you an...

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