Right, as mentioned in my intro, not getting overly good efficiency. I've only really done 1 BIAB so far (the other AG I did was a bagless mini stove top, with even worst efficiency... lol). I came away from this knowing 2 things for certain:-
1) My boiler/mashing system is inadequate:-
30 litre SS stock pot, wrapped in about 4 layers of reflective loft insulation. Now the pot itself isn't a big problem, I should be able to get 18 litres into FV from this ok. The real problem is how I am...
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Thanks Nick. :peace:
No plans to give up just yet, stocked up on too much malt to do that. lol That and I know eventually I'll get there. I just need to do more preparation, definitely tweak my schedule too to improve my own efficiency.
I'm going to adjust my equipment soon though, I'll put details of what I have now, and options for improvement, in a proper thread though rather than fill this one up.
Hi all, I fancy doing a simple smash brew - nothing fancy, just an English style best bitter.
I've got a fairly friendly brewer near me who is happy to supply malt, hops and yeast depending on what he's got in. He tends to have a lot of Maris Otter and a fair amount of EKG hops, so thought I'd use those...anyone got a recipe they'd like to share?
thanks in advance.
just finished off the last bottle at the weekend. it was a good crisp brew. not huge amounts of subtlety or complexity in the flavour but a good brew nonetheless, and another notch on the belt in terms of brewdays. it fed well into the next brew which was a hopback summer lightning clone - much the same but more varied hops and more MO malt. I'd certainly recommend this recipe for someone who needs or wants to make a british bitter style SMASH. cheers all
After the summer stop, I go again with my stove-oven or mini-biab brewings.
This season I have bought some new equipment, such as a bigger kettle, with 20 liters and a better thermometer, principally. I have some more different malts and hops and I am planning to do some Belgian beers. I also will be able of doing pure-biab. (I used an 8 liters one)
So, I attach and I ask you to review my Biabacus file. I have adapted a brew from the book Brewing Classic Styles, with some free...
Streamer, I have changed, as you said, the last addition time. It was an error, for sure. I should have copied the recipe from another template.
Anyway, it is solved. Thank you.
By the way, I did change manually the evaporation rate to 2.67 l/h.
That is because in my previous brewing, with the new kettle I am using at this moment, I got this rate.
I had some problems, just for this reason, as I expected a much bigger evaporation and I finally got a few less gravity points...
Researching brewing a New England IPA, from an article in Craft Beer & Brewing. Lots of hops are added late in this style, in the Whirlpool...along with a double dry hop (and first wort hop). I think the pros whirlpool their wort when hot or very warm, but from what I understand homebrewers that do this normally chill then whirlpool their wort.
Does anyone here whirlpool your beer...? I try to give some stirring but have never seen the cone of trub develop, and so don't really worry about...
Okay, yeah that was the New England IPA. I didn't brew that one. Modified it to try and mimic Deschutes IPA as noted above. Used these hops late but early used a little bit more traditional hopping. Result as was described in the last post.
I've heard good things from others brewing NEIPAs but will need to drink more and like before brewing one and having several gallons to drink.