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Re: Hoegaarden clone

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 :-)

Re: swing top enclosures

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?

recommendation for recipe books

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...

Re: chilling in a freezer

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...

chilling in a freezer

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 -...

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

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 ...

Re: porter recipe

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 ...

Re: porter recipe

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?  

Re: porter recipe

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...

Re: porter recipe

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...

porter recipe

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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