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by hashie
2 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 668
Views: 105594

Thanks all for the birthday cheers.

I think I'm nearly as old as Pat!
by hashie
2 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: The Old Speckled Hen (clone)
Replies: 56
Views: 26253

I hope you get u good chuckle from the beer you added the salt to. I can't say why, but I prefer the beers I make to have a bit of salt in the water. It simply acts as a conditioner to the water I have available. Others may or may not need it. The reason for stipulating Lyle's golden syrup is 2 fold...
by hashie
2 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: The Old Speckled Hen (clone)
Replies: 56
Views: 26253

Cheers DanIAm, I'm glad that you enjoy the beer you make :) I have brewed this beer many times with both Lyle's golden syrup and with CSR golden syrup. The CSR is in a larger container and is darker in colour (I just use the whole container either way) so there would be, but I've never measured the ...
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: HELP, I've made beer
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

I think it's the yeast. At first I thought it must have been an infection, albeit a good one. However I believe my sanitation process to be robust enough to counter this thought. I brew in a 30 litre stainless conical fermenter with 2 x stainless ball valves. The valves are stripped and sanitised be...
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: HELP, I've made beer
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Ah, I think I can see what has happened, thanks.
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: HELP, I've made beer
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

PP, as you know I've had a bit of a hiatus from brewing. When I brewed the previous beer US-05 was the only yeast I had to hand. It was probably 5 years old but still viable. The yeast for this brew was the same, but I used it from a bottle ie. I drank the previous beer and then swished the bottle o...
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: HELP, I've made beer
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

HELP, I've made beer

Sampled my latest beer this weekend. It's the beer I'm doing the crown beer experiment on. And it tastes great, just not what I expected. The recipe is as follows and apologies if the format is incorrect. 3.6kg Marris otter 1.15kg Munich 0.7kg Dark Crystal 1tsp salt 37 litres strike water mashed at ...
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Crown Beer
Replies: 13
Views: 4994

Thanks for your input Setsumi. I am doing this experiment in bottles because I think it will give a more accurate (if any?!?) result. I keg into 19 litre kegs and find the beer continues to change/mature as it is drunk, or from top to bottom. I've considered this for some time and think there may ev...
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Adding specialty grains at mash out versus mash in.
Replies: 72
Views: 21505

I'm no scientist either Twinkee, but I'd love to hear what results you get. Making beer is always good experimenting :)
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: Site Speed
Replies: 15
Views: 2707

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that the site is significantly slower for say the last three or four weeks? I don't think it makes any difference where you are from but if possible, please let us know. If this keeps up, I'm getting my old tin cans and string out! That would coincide with w...
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Ectoplasm from Kettle Tap
Replies: 29
Views: 6547

Froth Busters!
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: weighing hops.
Replies: 18
Views: 4837

Never mind how Bob's taps weigh, he has arms bigger than Arnie.

Bob can lift a full bag with a single arm, brew faster than a 3v brewer in the snow and has love children all over the world!
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Crown Beer
Replies: 13
Views: 4994

No news yet, still needs another 10 days or so in the bottle. PP, I think your right, there wont be much difference, if any given the scale of the experiment. What I do expect is for the crown beer to be brighter as any residual yeast and sediment will have been flushed into the first bottles. Will ...
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Ectoplasm from Kettle Tap
Replies: 29
Views: 6547

Are you sure you haven't been visited by ghosts?
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Crown Beer
Replies: 13
Views: 4994

Crown Beer

Let me first preface this post by saying that I am not trying to clone, copy or otherwise mimic another beer, commercial or otherwise. I simply wish to discuss and experiment as to the merits of Crown Beer. For a long time an Australian brewery, Carlton and United Brewery (CUB), has, in my opinion,...
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8214
Views: 658786

Welcome Brewcityjedi, may the brewing force be with you :)
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 668
Views: 105594

Thanks all, I had a great day. The wife cooked a roast duck for my dinner, delicous :) Bob, I should be looking up to you ( Lylo & Yeasty too ), being you are all in the Northern Hemisphere and on top of the world. Yeasty, I enjoyed, no, tolerated a Celtic Red Ale from Bridge Road Brewery in Beechwo...
by hashie
3 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 668
Views: 105594

Thanks Mally, I am just talkin to Pat as I type. Hopefully will be around a bit more soon enough.

Cheers

Hashie
by hashie
4 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: First brew, for some time.
Replies: 21
Views: 4269

Hi Balli, I can't answer your questions re the BIABicus as I don't use the program, Some of the other more learned members should be able to help you. The OG in the recipe includes the golden syrup and I add the syrup during the last 5 minutes of the boil, as it only needs to be dissolved into the w...
by hashie
4 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: First brew, for some time.
Replies: 21
Views: 4269

Had a go at the first bottle of this brew last night. It was just on 2 weeks old and had conditioned well. It poured with a lovely thick (dense) head of around 50mm in a pint glass, which was still there (50%) at the end of the glass. I had expected the beer to be a little watery like a lager, consi...
by hashie
4 years ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Build a BIAB-Bag for 100liter (26 gallon) Batches
Replies: 18
Views: 5829

Hello Advanced and welcome. I think I understand what you are saying and don't foresee any problems other than draining a double thickness bag. If you use the right material it wont be a problem. As for the shape or method of cutting the material, I fold the material in 1/2 and then cut it into the ...
by hashie
4 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: First brew, for some time.
Replies: 21
Views: 4269

Just finished cleaning up after kegging and bottling this brew. I ended up with a keg and 6 x 500ml bottles + a bit left over, maybe another 500ml. So ~24l finished. It finished fermenting at 8°c and tastes wonderful straight from the fermenter. I'll give it 2 weeks to carbonate (condition) in the b...
by hashie
4 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: First brew, for some time.
Replies: 21
Views: 4269

Yep, that'd be me, out there in goggles and long red rubber gloves playing with wort and yeast trying to see how it transmutes. Nothing so sinister Lylo. Where I ferment is in an old creamery. The creamery, if you haven't seen one, is a small double bricked structure with internal dimensions of 4m x...
by hashie
4 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: First brew, for some time.
Replies: 21
Views: 4269

Thanks Shib.

It's Danstar's Nottingham, which is sold as an Ale yeast, but can be used at both Ale and Lager temperatures for diifferent style beers.

I like it as you still get the body of an Ale with the cold fermented goodness of a Lager, best of both worlds.
by hashie
4 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: First brew, for some time.
Replies: 21
Views: 4269

Just a quick up date.

Just checked and the yeast is still actively fermenting at 9°c. At least another 7 days in the fermenter, I'd reckon.

For those interested, I pitched 11g of Danstar Nottingham yeast. Its details are as follows;
Product of - Denmark
Lot - 1007112102
Exp. - 03/11

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