First try - Ditch’s stout

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MuckyFunster
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First try - Ditch’s stout

Post by MuckyFunster » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:33 am

I put together a Ditch’s stout yesterday after reading some hot reviews on it.

1.7kg tin of Cooper’s Stout
1kg of dark spry malt
1 mug of dark soft brown sugar

Ended up at 22 litres instead of 20 cause some foam got caught under the lip of the Krausen collar and made it look like the wort level was lower than it was. When I realised this the temperature was way down at about 14 so I put in a bit of hot water to bring it up a bit. Pitched the kit yeast at 16/18 deg c and gave the yeast a stir cause it was so foamy after blending.

The OG came in at 1046.

Not much activity overnight, don’t know if this is cause the temperature is still coming up. Stick on thermometer is still showing about 18 deg c.


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Re: First try - Ditch’s stout

Post by alexlark » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:33 pm

I normally get 48hr lag so I wouldn't worry about it. Ditch's stout is a good un!

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Re: First try - Ditch’s stout

Post by MuckyFunster » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:17 am

[quote="alexlark"]I normally get 48hr lag so I wouldn't worry about it. Ditch's stout is a good un![/quote]

Just got home from work and it’s frothing away like mad. Massive head on it in the bucket!

I need to relax, take it easy, and have a homebrew!


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Re: First try - Ditch’s stout

Post by Fastline » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:00 am

I've done this a few times, more often than not it will pop the lid off the fermenter and spew out

I keep the fermenter in a large builders bucket to catch this

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Re: First try - Ditch’s stout

Post by WalesAles » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:02 pm

MF,
Have you drunk it all yet? :D

WA

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Re: First try - Ditch’s stout

Post by wanus » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:20 pm

Mebbe he has WA and is lost in an alcoholic haze........................... :pink: :pink: :pink:
FV 1:Empty
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1:Empty
Demi 2:Empty
Maturing:Session Bitter and Alendale Wolf (clone)
Bottle conditioning:Diabolo.
Drinking:Elderberry wine,Christmas Ale&Session Bitter.
Planning:Session Bitter,Xmas ale and Elderflower Champagne.

Keep yer pecker hard and yer powder dry.

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Re: First try - Ditch’s stout

Post by MuckyFunster » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:16 pm

[quote="WalesAles"]MF,
Have you drunk it all yet? :D

WA[/quote]




I’ve drank about half of it. It’s very nice indeed! I have 15 x 740ml bottles left. Hoping to hold onto them for a couple of months to see what Ditch’s stout tastes like with a bit of age.

Been trying to drink some not so good Geordie Lager in the meantime, to allow me to empty some of my bottles.

That should take a couple weeks or so...

Very impressed with the stout and how simple it is to make. I’ll defo be making more soon.


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Re: First try - Ditch’s stout

Post by WalesAles » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:40 am

MF,
Glad you liked the Stout.
Read this for a nice Stout.......
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=73130
Fun to read through and you might make one next! :D

WA

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Ginger and Cinammon! :D :D

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Re: First try - Ditch’s stout

Post by MuckyFunster » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:44 pm

[quote="WalesAles"]MF,
Glad you liked the Stout.
Read this for a nice Stout.......
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=73130
Fun to read through and you might make one next! :D

WA

Sent from my laptop on my lap whilst sitting on the BIG Sofa drinking a Rasp and Cran TC with
Ginger and Cinammon! :D :D[/quote]

Thanks, I will do!

I do like a nice cup of earl grey, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy a pint of it too!


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