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by sandimas
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.

I've got exactly the same problem in my 3 kegs: the beer is fine after initial carbonation, then starts to develop a TCP taste 4-5 weeks in. Have you tried leaving some beer in the keg to see if it gets worse? Mine just gets more and more phelonic the longer I leave it, real harsh TCP taste and arom...
by sandimas
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: 25li Bulk LME
Replies: 34
Views: 2248

Re: 25li Bulk LME

A bit late to this thread but I absolutely know where you are coming from johnnyboy. I did Extract brewing for many years before moving to AG, everyone said "you won't look back when going AG" but I was underwhelmed and think my beers were as good with Extract as they were with AG. The only thing wi...
by sandimas
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: leffe brun
Replies: 38
Views: 3078

Re: leffe brun

Thanks for the recipe, I'm going to give that a go.
by sandimas
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: leffe brun
Replies: 38
Views: 3078

Re: leffe brun

I'd love to see the recipe for Pelforth Brune too, one of my favourite continental beers
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: 15
Views: 632

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: 278

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: 397

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: 1131

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: 714

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: 865

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: 1576

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: 2571

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: 2076

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: 706

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: 2571

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...