well, this is what I did in the end. A friend lent me a Braumeister to play with, so I did it in that, but no reason why it wouldn't work with any other BIAB method.
turned out nicely. certainly hoegaarden-ish. about to make it again, so it obviously worked :-)
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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 ...
not sure I understand the problem? have you got any photos? do you mean you can't get the little metal bits to locate in the recesses in the side of the bottle or do you mean that you can, but that that it still won't seal properly?
not sure if this is the right place to put this topic, so please move it if you think it ought to be elsewhere. I was after recommendations for a book of recipes. I've got the Graham Wheeler book already, which is great, but it does tend to focus on classic british styles. Can anyone recommend a boo...
yep, fair enough - it wasn't worded terribly well. current scenario is that post boil I tend to let the wort cool down a bit (say to 70-80C) and then transfer to a FV and put the lid, then leave it overnight to cool before pitching yeast the next day. I've just been given a larder fridge (although I...
no...not climbing inside a refrigeration unit for the purposes of relaxation, but I'm about to build/assemble a fermentation fridge using a chest freezer and it got me wondering. Has anyone tried using them for cooling wort prior to fermentation? on the one hand if I put 20L of cooling wort into a -...
homebrewshop seems to do a good online range. Brewbitz is near to me to. If I were you, I'd try talking to your local microbrewer though. see if they will let you have some malt or yeast. warminster maltings are good for 25kg sacks, but the postage gets a bit much when you're sending kilos of malt ...
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some really interesting experiments there. not sure there's a homebrew group near me, but maybe I'll get around to it if I find a few like minded souls. what I was more interested in was maybe taking a good smash recipe and then adding bits of crystal or dark malt or varying the ratios, amount of ho...
Interestingly the old speckled hen clone was the first AG recipe I tried. It wasn't entirely successful, possibly because I forgot the dark crystal until late on, and there was an odd underlying taste that I couldn't quite put my finger on. In terms of ingredients, I've got a fairly friendly local ...
thanks - getting more familiar with Biabacus now. I appreciate all your help. Brewday was yesterday (I had to wait a couple of days until my local friendly brewer was drawing off some yeast) It all went to plan, and after 3 brews, the brewday process is becoming a bit more streamlined. What I'm begi...
well....it turned out ok I think. it's my 2nd AG so I'm still refining the whole brew day process. I bottled it new years day, and after a couple of weeks it's there or thereabouts. A bit chewy, but I'm hoping it'll mellow a bit in month or two. planning on trying a bottle every week or so until it ...
aha! I discovered the tab that allows me to attach things :P not too sure what amount of hops to add, so tried a few amounts until it came out at 30 IBU. not sure of ratio of early addition to late addition though, so made a guess. I must admit I didn't appreciate the BIABacus allows you to revers...
thanks guys. I've got an Electrim 33L mashing bin. bit tricky to measure volumes as they're slightly tapered. I've put the measurements in and knocked the VIF down a couple of litres as the porter I did last time got perilously close to the top (mind you, I'm expecting a smaller grain bill this time...
thanks...maybe I'm being stupid (it has been known) but don't I need some weights and volumes of grain, hops and water too?
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 t...
sorry for not responding - been away for work all this week. the red warnings say that the mash volume is approaching kettle limits and the vol into full mash is just under the kettle limit - I took this as a warning rather than a "this will not work". Is that right?
Thanks. I've updated it as you suggested. In some ways I'm not too bothered about not hitting the precise numbers, I just wanted a bit of reassurance that the recipe is likely to give me something that is going to be (potentially) palatable. It is only my 2nd AG brew after all. I'm still not sure wh...
think I've worked it out - it's because I told it I still wanted a OG of 1053. I'll have a play with that, but would still appreciate any advice or opinions. I've got a friendly local brewer who gave me some fullers liquid yeast of his own and basically put the whole grain bill into one big sack fo...
Hi everyone, relative newbie here. managed to make a speckled hen clone that turned out ok for a first AG brew, and thought I'd attempt a version of Fullers London Porter from Graham Wheelers book. what I can't quite work out is that I've inputted the various weights of malts, haven't given it a re...
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