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by bitter_dave
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Short mash times
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: Short mash times

Quick update about the quick mash and boil - I did half hour mash and half an hour boil (see above). The beer stopped fermenting at about 1020. I tried to nudge it along a bit more with a stir, new yeast and slight increase in temp but it didn't do much. I crash cooled, fined and barrelled it. Works...
by bitter_dave
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Hooch
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Hooch

This basically tastes like shop bought lemonade but is alcoholic, right? I remember trying the stuff in the early 1990s when I was probably not old enough to drink it! I suspect you are going to struggle to make anything like it to be honest. You would need to find a way to ferment sugary water (plu...
by bitter_dave
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Zymurgy article
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Zymurgy article

Hi Rookie - nice one! What is it about? (Beyond extract obviously!)
by bitter_dave
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy from The Best Coast!
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Howdy from The Best Coast!

Hi Whorst, welcome back! I remember you well from years ago!
by bitter_dave
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Returning to brewing
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Returning to brewing

Hi muscleguy, welcome to the forum!

Nice to hear about your brewing plans.
by bitter_dave
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: “Home Brew” taste
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: “Home Brew” taste

I agree with discuasion above - dried malt extract plus grains steeped can make really decent beer. Liquid malt extract is said to develop a ‘twang’ in the can over time whereas this doesn’t happen (at least to the same degree) with dried malt extract because a lot more of the moisture is removed. A...
by bitter_dave
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: looking for a good recipe book
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: looking for a good recipe book

I’ve got that edition of Wheeler and it’s great!

Happy reading / brewing! :)
by bitter_dave
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Room Temp when Priming Pressure Barrel.
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Room Temp when Priming Pressure Barrel.

Doreblade wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:20 pm
My first brew for over a decade and it was surprisingly ok. Not much left now so onto pimping up a Wilko Feeling Hoppy.Image

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That looks really nice (even at 7.04am!). Nice work 8)
by bitter_dave
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Mad Millie?
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: Mad Millie?

duplicate post!
by bitter_dave
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Mad Millie?
Replies: 12
Views: 757

Re: Mad Millie?

Incy wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Starting gravity of 1.035, so thinking it is going to end up around 4.2%.
If the starting gravity was 1.035 it is unlikely to reach 4.2%. That would mean it needs to ferment down to around 1.002. Still, i’m sure it will make a nice session beer - let us know how it turns out :)
by bitter_dave
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: looking for a good recipe book
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: looking for a good recipe book

That Wheeler book is a classic imo if want to make fairly traditional British ales. That said, if you want to make modern hop bomb type IPAs you won’t find that in there, and neither will you find much in it on yeast choices. Not sure why people criticise the latest edition in particular - I’ve got ...
by bitter_dave
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Short mash times
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: Short mash times

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by bitter_dave
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Short mash times
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: Short mash times

Ok, so I did a bit of experimenting this morning... I made a mild using a 30 minute mash and a 30 minute boil, mashing in my Burco boiler in a standard Ritchies mashing bash. I kept the quantity of grains quite low and supplemented this with a kilo of Dried Malt Extract in the boil. The recipe was: ...
by bitter_dave
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Short mash times
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: Short mash times

Thanks Eric / Kingfisher! As per the PeeBee advice in "Alcohol free (i.e. low ABV) beer thread" I have tried several experimental low ABV brews (about 5 now) 30 min mashes at 74 degrees, most recent 2kg Munich, 300gm Crystal and 200gm Malted oats for 27 litres into FV. 88% mash efficiency in 26 litr...
by bitter_dave
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Short mash times
Replies: 21
Views: 786

Re: Short mash times

Commercial breweries might only leave the mash for a 45 minute stand, but it can take them a long time to both fill and empty their mash tun (not to mention sparging time) with the enzymes still working all the time, so the idea they are 'only' mashing for 45 minutes is quite misleading. Also while...