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by mbarn
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Tonka beans
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Tonka beans

I’m going to give it a go. I just bottled a porter today, and have a citra blonde to bottle in a few weeks, but once I have some bottles spare, I’ll be making it.


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by mbarn
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Tonka beans
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Tonka beans

John Luc - that’s the one I had. It’s outstanding. I don’t use that word often, but it was the best beer I’ve ever had.


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by mbarn
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Tonka beans
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Tonka beans

I made a Left Hand Milk Stout clone, and dosed half the batch with a tonka bean tincture I'd made using vodka. I don't have a record of how much I used, although I think I just used the same rate as the guy from Kilned Brewing, so I maybe used 7 or 8 beans in 11.5 L. The taste was pretty dominant, ...
by mbarn
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Tonka beans
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Re: Tonka beans

The tonka beans add a vanilla and spice type flavour to the beer, as well as amazing aroma, which is why tonka is in some high end perfumes, and a lot of higher end dessert. I’d like to experiment with tonka, vanilla, and cocao in a porter or stout. The Lervig stout had a taste of vanilla, spice, ch...
by mbarn
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Tonka beans
Replies: 10
Views: 1185

Tonka beans

Has anyone got experience brewing with tonka beans? I had a Lervig 3 bean stout at a beer festival in Leeds, and it was outstanding! I’m eager to try tonka beans, but no idea whether I should add them to the mash, boil, or fermentation. I understand they are toxic in large amounts. Thanks Sent from ...
by mbarn
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: BM20 Table/Stand Suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: BM20 Table/Stand Suggestions

Mine is from Homebase and has extendable legs as well.
Legs are locked in to place, and can hold a lot of weight

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by mbarn
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark
Replies: 88
Views: 19134

Re: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark

Hope it turns out well. Big fan of citra, but some other hops would add extra dimensions. Maybe better or worse.


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by mbarn
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark
Replies: 88
Views: 19134

Re: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark

BarnsleyBrewer wrote:Great thread, on my to brew list.... Thx Seymour. :D
You could try some of mine. I'm in mapplewell:-)


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by mbarn
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark
Replies: 88
Views: 19134

Re: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark

Very nice.
I was quite surprised I could taste the dark grains. Hop flavour was decent, without too much bitterness.
I'd brew it again.


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by mbarn
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Infection?
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: Infection?

Tasted perfect.
I've just added 130g of Citra to dry hop. That's probably why I was nervous of infection.

Thanks for the help.
by mbarn
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Infection?
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: Infection?

Thank you. I'll taste it later.
by mbarn
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Infection?
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Infection?

I'm unsure if this is infected? I've not brewed this beer before, nor have I used this strain of liquid yeast, so I'm genuinely unsure!

Thanks in advance.

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by mbarn
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark
Replies: 88
Views: 19134

Re: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark

Just brewed this today, and it was my first outdoor brew. Look forward to trying it
by mbarn
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stainless FV I can attach a bottle wand to?
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Stainless FV I can attach a bottle wand to?

I want to make the move from plastic to stainless steel FV.

My biggest hurdle right now is that I bottle my beers, and I'm a big fan of a bottling wand.
I've seen people adding tubes to taps etc. but I love the on/off nature of a wand, without messing with a tap.

Any recommendation? Thanks