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by ben034
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 28
Views: 767

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

It depends on your flow rate but I did a very rough calculation and figured it was about 40p to chill to pitching temp in the summer and less during winter (when I can get to pitching temps in around 10 mins) with a cheap immersion chiller. If no chill works for you obviously carry on but I wouldn't...
by ben034
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Standard Brown Ale
Replies: 21
Views: 1407

Re: Standard Brown Ale

A very old post, but has anyone brewed this recipe (from GW book) as mentioned by a previous poster. The colour states 65 EBC yet when I enter it into brewing software I get around 35 EBC (brown ale on beersmith states around 24-53EBC for a brown)? 65 would be very dark no? Thanks
by ben034
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: My TT Landlord Clone (99% there!)
Replies: 22
Views: 5285

Re: My TT Landlord Clone (99% there!)

I've just bottled a new batch (version 3). The last was good and relatively close to TT I my opinion. I've followed the GW recipe but included a post boil addition of Styrian. This is for a 12.5l batch so roughly double if you brew standard size batches. 2.4kg golden promise 30g black malt 15g fuggl...
by ben034
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?

I think the advice above is good. For a low carbonated bitter at 1.4 you are unlikely to produce exploding bottles of fermentation has finished. I do always use a calculator for priming and use the highest temperature after fermentation has completed. So if an ale and it stayed at 21c for a few days...
by ben034
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 66
Views: 4678

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

Dont you find that a lot of the recipes in Grahams book basically the same with just a few gms of say a particular malt basically only the difference, I do like most of the recipes but substitute the sugar for extra malt. That's certainly true for the British beers book. Fundamentally, a lot of bit...
by ben034
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 66
Views: 4678

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

Out of the two Altbier recipes would you make the Nussdorf At Thomas or the Zum Uerige Alt? Both sound nice but I'm leaning towards the Zum Uerige for a bit of extra bitterness.
by ben034
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 66
Views: 4678

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

BarnsleyBrewer wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:53 am
Apparently from Dorchester County Library.
Also noticed it was printed in the USA.
Just picked up a copy for £4.44 from Abe Books with shipping. They have 1 more apparently. Looking forward to getting this.
by ben034
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stuck Fermentation?
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Stuck Fermentation?

Was it an all grain brew? If so what was your mash temp and what grains were included in the kit. Also what yeast did you use? An FG of 1.016 is possible with a low attenuating yeast, especially if mashed high and grain bill has a lot of unfermentables.
by ben034
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith app setup
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: Beersmith app setup

Can you also upload a screenshot of the main recipe (showing all selected profiles, mash profile etc)? Can't see from the images the reason it would state the volumes in the timer.
by ben034
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Small batch chilling
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: Small batch chilling

I always make 10l batches and I still use an immersion chiller. It takes about 15 mins to pitching temp when cold outside or a little more in summer. Did use ice bath method a couple of times but vowed never again. The last few degrees I found a nightmare.
by ben034
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Sierra Nevada pale ale recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Sierra Nevada pale ale recipe

Thanks that certainly sounds like a good starting point!
by ben034
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Sierra Nevada pale ale recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Sierra Nevada pale ale recipe

Any ideas on the water profile? Thinking balanced between gypsum / sulphate?
by ben034
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: iSpindel Calibration
Replies: 15
Views: 1814

Re: iSpindel Calibration

I had better luck using the online calibration tool instead of the excel spreadsheet
by ben034
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: iSpindel Calibration
Replies: 15
Views: 1814

Re: iSpindel Calibration

Can you post the formula on here that you are using?
by ben034
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Should chilling begin at 'final gravity'?
Replies: 14
Views: 1091

Re: Should chilling begin at 'final gravity'?

You could try a forced ferment next time. Take a sample from the fermenter on brewday after adding yeast (large enough to be measured with a hydrometer) and put in a container (or flask if you have a stir plate). This should ferment out rapidly (aerate well and shake regularly / place on stir plate ...