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by sandimas
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: If you could choose one hop to brew with Nelson Sauvin what would it be?
Replies: 14
Views: 401

Re: If you could choose one hop to brew with Nelson Sauvin what would it be?

The single-hop NS brew from the Greg Hughes book is a cracker, I brewed it recently. It's now all gone and I want to use up the NS, but haven't got enough for a full brew, so need to combine it with something. Thinking about Chinook at the bittering stage.
by sandimas
Sun May 19, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewing Wherry at 32 pints?
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Brewing Wherry at 32 pints?

That should work fine, I never brew Wherry to full volume anyway.

Like you I tend to brew the single cans, I just bottled one this morning - a 10L brew to which I added some Willamette. 10L=18ish pints so 16 pints should just come out a bit stronger.
by sandimas
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#38 - A Pale Endeavour
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: AG#38 - A Pale Endeavour

What made you consider 5% aromatic malt?

I've not used this malt before and not seen it in many recipes but was thinking of using is to make a dark English ale a bit more fruity, hence the question?
by sandimas
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wilko's Golden Ale?
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Wilko's Golden Ale?

I tweaked one of these last summer and it came out nice. In addition to the kit and spraymalt or enhancer, I steeped 150g of pale crystal malt (I used Caragold) for 30mins in 4 litres of hot water <70C for 30mins. After straining the grains out, I boiled 13g of Willamette and 13g of Styrian Goldings...
by sandimas
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crisp Crystal malts
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Crisp Crystal malts

I've been caught out by this too recently: I usually order medium crystal malt from a selection of suppliers and it comes around 140EBC. I was buying some stuff from another regular suppliers and added some medium crystal, when it arrived it was only 80 EBC. I should have checked more when I ordered...
by sandimas
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: First extract- help
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: First extract- help

Recipe looks OK to me. Personally I don't see much point in 15/10/5 min separate hop additions, I'd just go for one late boil addition at 10 or 15, plus the hop steep at the end and dry hop. You can add all the extract at the start or half and then the other half towards the end. In fact I've added ...
by sandimas
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?
Replies: 17
Views: 1366

Re: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?

Glad I came across this thread, had a cheeky Dec break in Belgium 2 weeks ago and it reminded me how good their beers are. So a Dubbel brew is planned early in the new year and I was trying to decided which MJ yeast to use.
by sandimas
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

The packets seem like "the same old yeast" but it's a good strain, never had a problem with it provided you use enough of it - 6g for 23L was insufficient.
by sandimas
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Amazon deal on "Clone Brews"
Replies: 17
Views: 1977

Re: Amazon deal on "Clone Brews"

Sorry not really understanding your logic - the recipe says add 2.3kg DME, where do you get the subtract 0.9kg from? I do wish they'd size these recipes for whole 500g or 1kg bags of DME because it clumps up as soon as it hits the moist air, so trying to measure out .3kg and keep the rest of the bag...
by sandimas
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Using extract in an "all grain" brew?
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Using extract in an "all grain" brew?

I do this all the time. I usually size my recipes to take a full 1kg bag of DME and then do a partial AG with around 1-2 kg of grain. Why do I do it? It allows me to use my current setup (15L stockpot on the hob), reduced time in volume of water to heat up and cool. I've gone back to this method aft...
by sandimas
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

just bought a werry kit and you now get 2 packs of 6g yeast with the kit Yes they finally responded to what the homebrewing community had been telling them for years and added a 2nd packet of yeast into the Wherry kits to bring it up to the usual 11/12g of yeast required for a 40 pint kit. Wonder i...
by sandimas
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Brewferm Abdij - stuck fermentation.
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Brewferm Abdij - stuck fermentation.

I've heard before that there are different instructions about. Personally, I do ferment these on the warm side whereas everything else gets fermented 18-20C.

Just had my last bottle of Abdij this lunchtime - brewed 2 years, 3months ago! It was very nice.
by sandimas
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Brewferm Abdij - stuck fermentation.
Replies: 12
Views: 984

Re: Brewferm Abdij - stuck fermentation.

Brewferm instructions recommend fermenting at 25C (yes, higher than I would have thought) so maybe 19C was a bit low for it?
by sandimas
Sat May 12, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: mangrove jack malt enhancer?
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: mangrove jack malt enhancer?

I've wondered about this too, and like other are suspicious - why would it be cheaper than LME?
by sandimas
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: St Austell 'Proper Job'
Replies: 39
Views: 10522

Re: St Austell 'Proper Job'

They sell a St Austell 'Proper Job' recipe pack here which they claim was reviewed/judged by the creator. It's spot-on (at least to my taste). Made it several times. Last time I took a few bottles on holiday and did an A/B comparison with Proper Job from a St Austell pub, pretty much identical. Nee...