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by charliemartin
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Amber Ale
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Amber Ale

So how long is less?

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by charliemartin
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Standard Brown Ale
Replies: 22
Views: 1810

Re: Standard Brown Ale

Surprised nobody replied to this and this is a bit late, but this subject has been discussed on Jim's before. Graham Wheeler's brewing software uses a different calculation from others such as Beersmith. He claimed that the other brewing software used a method which was flawed and therefore his soft...
by charliemartin
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Brew Dog Cybernaut Mash at 0 degrees C?!
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Brew Dog Cybernaut Mash at 0 degrees C?!

I guess these recipes are not typed up by a brewer therefore leading to mistakes.
Just had a look at the "Get Out Claus" recipe which states 1 gram of Columbus to give 25 IBUs!
Maybe the Cybernaut mash temp is 70C.

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by charliemartin
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stout Trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 1008

Re: Stout Trouble

I'm a bit late to the party here, but just wondered if you had adjusted the GW recipe to suit your normal efficiency, or did you brew it exactly as the book. I think his recipes are based on 75% efficiency so if yours is normally lower that could affect it.

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by charliemartin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Mandarin Dream
Replies: 28
Views: 2238

Re: Mandarin Dream

£19.52 for 750ml on the page I looked at. Seems expensive, but I doubt if you would need much for 5 gallons of beer. Think it works out cheaper than the extract I used. There are other cheaper options on Amazon.

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by charliemartin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Mandarin Dream
Replies: 28
Views: 2238

Re: Mandarin Dream

Click on the Union Jack at bottom of the page. Takes you to Amazon UK where you can buy it.

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by charliemartin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Mandarin Dream
Replies: 28
Views: 2238

Re: Mandarin Dream

That might explain the problem I had. I used Asda's version of Valencian Orange Extract which I see has 20% orange oil and the rest is rapeseed.

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by charliemartin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Mandarin Dream
Replies: 28
Views: 2238

Re: Mandarin Dream

That looks very similar to what I used. Oil of orange being the main ingredient. Be interesting to see what effect it has on the head of your beer. Unless of course you don't like a head on your beer in which case you should be fine.[emoji2][emoji481]

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by charliemartin
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Mandarin Dream
Replies: 28
Views: 2238

Re: Mandarin Dream

What kind of orange extract is it? I tried an orange extract in a stout, but because it was oily it killed the head.

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by charliemartin
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Mandarin Dream
Replies: 28
Views: 2238

Re: Mandarin Dream

Turned out great. Lovely orangey flavour. Only negative is that the sediment has gone very loose recently. Needs to be really chilled down and poured very carefully. Not entirely sure it's yeast though. Doesn't seem to have an infection, just this very loose sediment which floats up in the bottle. S...
by charliemartin
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Excess Barrel Pressure?
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Excess Barrel Pressure?

Sorry. Worked for me. Maybe the sparkler is exaggerating the problem.

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by charliemartin
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Excess Barrel Pressure?
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Excess Barrel Pressure?

A length of silicon tubing attached to the tap and long enough to reach the bottom of your pint glass can help reduce foaming. Still have to pour fairly gently and keep the tube on the bottom of the glass till poured, but does help in my experience. Not sure if it would work with a sparkler tap thou...
by charliemartin
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: High ABV
Replies: 11
Views: 857

Re: High ABV

You are only using 30 litres total water, of which approximately 1 litre per kilo of grain will be absorbed by the grist. That leaves 25-26 litres pre-boil, but you are aiming for 25 litres post-boil if you are following Graham Wheeler's 25 litre recipes. The boil will evaporate some of the wort lea...
by charliemartin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Black Shadow Bitter
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Black Shadow Bitter

Brewed this one on Tuesday. OG came out at 1.040, so 1 point up on predicted gravity. Progress hops were from "A Bushel of Hops". Very resiny and fresh. Styrians came from The Homebrew Company and were very fragrant and floral. Brewer's Gold was leftovers from an earlier brew, think they came from t...
by charliemartin
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Mandarin Dream
Replies: 28
Views: 2238

Re: Mandarin Dream

Bottled this yesterday. Nice orangey aroma. Gravity still at 1.007 so definitely finished.