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by Binkie Huckaback
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Smoked Malt in a Porter
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Smoked Malt in a Porter

Years ago I made a very nice smoked brown porter with some peat smoked malt. Here's the recipe if it's of any help: Fermentable Colour lb: oz Grams Ratio Pale Malt 5 EBC 8 lbs. 2.5 oz 3700 grams 74.4% Crystal Malt 130 EBC 0 lbs. 10.9 oz 310 grams 6.2% Brown Malt 150 EBC 1 lbs. 1.6 oz 500 grams 10.1%...
by Binkie Huckaback
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Using ferm. fridge for salami?
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Using ferm. fridge for salami?

I've thought about using my fermentation fridge for curing meats and for cheeses. The biggest issue for me is working out how to control relative humidity. I'm sure cleaning and sanitising would deal with any risk of cross contamination This has been on my list of things to do for years. I have a f...
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Delay before boiling.
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Delay before boiling.

I haven't brewed that regularly for the last few years, but when I do, I generally mash one day and boil the next to make things a bit more relaxed and have never noticed and problems. I suspect robwalkerafain may have more finely tuned taste buds and knowledge than I do though. I started doing this...
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Unknown Hops
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Unknown Hops

It's East London Rob, but on an allotment, so unlikely to be wild. Thanks for the info though.
by Binkie Huckaback
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Unknown Hops
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Unknown Hops

I inherited a hop bine with my allotment about four years ago and despite drying and freezing them the first year (they're still there), all I've done is eat the shoots. I have no idea what variety they are, so is it best to keep it purely for the shoots, or is there some way I can tell if at least ...
by Binkie Huckaback
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Maltmiller Modified Grainfather Sparge Water Heater
Replies: 0
Views: 394

Maltmiller Modified Grainfather Sparge Water Heater

Has anyone bought the above item from The Maltmiller? I'm curious as to whether if offers better control than over the non-modified version or even the plastic boiler I use now (assuming I can find the controller/simmerstat I removed from it)
by Binkie Huckaback
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 28
Views: 1437

Re: Pros and Cons?

Kingfisher: controlled temperature fermentation has been on my to do list for years, so am thinking of the triple bundle. PeeBee: do Grainfather make a 50 litre version? I've not been able to find one. LeeH: thanks for the sympathy. Having a job is great the only thing I would change is to longer ho...
by Binkie Huckaback
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 28
Views: 1437

Re: Pros and Cons?

Thanks to everyone who replied. I think I'll go for the Grainfather.
by Binkie Huckaback
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 28
Views: 1437

Re: Pros and Cons?

Thanks guys
by Binkie Huckaback
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 28
Views: 1437

Pros and Cons?

I've been very lucky as ever since I started brewing, I've worked shifts which meant I could brew and still get all the non-fun things in life done. However, I now have a have a new job and although this means I have a bit of cash to splash from redundancy, I'll be a 'normal' person again and have l...
by Binkie Huckaback
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Northern Monk Recipe Request
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Re: Northern Monk Recipe Request

Hi Rob. I haven't as although I know many brewers and more than happy to share, I think it's a bit cheeky. That said, I think I probably will!
by Binkie Huckaback
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Northern Monk Recipe Request
Replies: 3
Views: 367

Northern Monk Recipe Request

Does anyone have a recipe for, or any information about Northern Monk's Bombay Dazzler? My girlfriend thinks it was a great beer, but unfortunately, it's not part of their core range. I was sure I had found something a while back, but now can't find anything.
by Binkie Huckaback
Mon May 20, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Soy Sauce
Replies: 15
Views: 1619

Re: Soy Sauce

If anyone's interested, the 'soy sauce' flavour is mellowing to the point where it's drinkable. A friend tried it at the weekend without me telling him anything bout it and enjoyed it to the point where he was happy to take another bottle home with him.
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: EBC Calculator
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: EBC Calculator

Thanks for the information Guys. It suddenly struck me when I was trying re-entering some old recipes created on Beer Engine after I had a hard drive stop working to find out if I should be taking changes into account. Generally, I've been rap at keeping records etc, not even taking final gravity re...
by Binkie Huckaback
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: EBC Calculator
Replies: 7
Views: 437

EBC Calculator

Can anyone tell me if recalculating the amount of a particular malt used in a particular recipe because of a change in EBC is as important as recalculating the amount of hops due to AA changes? Or does this not matter because malt is kilned to within a certain range of EBC, whereas AA content is up ...