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by bellebouche
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop Aroma
Replies: 33
Views: 3326

Re: Hop Aroma

lots of good advice so far, I'd stand behind all of it. Couple of observations. Mid-boil additions... 30.00 g Centennial [9.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 9 19.3 IBUs 23.00 g willamette [6.90 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 10 10.5 IBUs I find I've used them less and less over the years. if you're doing hop-stand...
by bellebouche
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: A hogshead, a firkin at a time
Replies: 53
Views: 13924

Re: A hogshead, a firkin at a time

...and so it goes... another year or so has passed and I'm off to draw down a couple of kegs of that beer in a few days. I'll be carbing one up for consumption this year... and the other is going into a blend with a fresh Omnipollo style sweet stout. Still got 100 litres left. But, five years after ...
by bellebouche
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Beer from the Black Lodge
Replies: 13
Views: 1890

Re: Beer from the Black Lodge

2016 REBREW Coming back to this post after a long time... twin peaks returns! My last batch from 2012 ran out after four years ... so I rebrewed it last year - same ingredients... slightly tweaked http://i.imgur.com/pwZDb6p.jpg This time Vietnamese coffee... but still using it as fresh-brewed espre...
by bellebouche
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Brew Dog Recipes
Replies: 83
Views: 9721

Re: Brew Dog Recipes

So what are home brewers thinking about these free recipes? I've done three very different beers from the book so far. #215 Jet black Heart (Oatmeal Stout, Lactose, Sorachi Ace) #198 Candy Kaiser (Altbier, Malt & toffee bomb, Cool ferment) #174 Restorative beverage for invalids and convalescents . ...
by bellebouche
Wed May 25, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: golden syrup in brewing
Replies: 20
Views: 3277

Re: golden syrup in brewing

Seeing as its 100% fermentable sugar i cant see how it would add anything but extra gravity to the beer, Am i missing something or is going to add something that just using extra malt wouldnt ? Short answer, Yes. As partially inverted Sucrose (so containing Glucose and Fructose) the yeast in your b...
by bellebouche
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Brew Dog Recipes
Replies: 83
Views: 9721

Re: Brew Dog Recipes

I've done three very different beers from the book so far. #215 Jet black Heart (Oatmeal Stout, Lactose, Sorachi Ace) #198 Candy Kaiser (Altbier, Malt & toffee bomb, Cool ferment) #174 Restorative beverage for invalids and convalescents. (Bone dry Old School IPA) All done as close as I could to the ...
by bellebouche
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Making bread with left over yeast
Replies: 30
Views: 2658

Re: Making bread with left over yeast

Slightly unrelated, but I've just found half a dozen sachets of Coopers Kits yeast in the fridge. I use Coopers cans for partial mashes quite a lot, but always use a different yeast. I'll try one of my standard bread recipes with it and see if I can taste any difference. If you want to try that I'd...
by bellebouche
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Making bread with left over yeast
Replies: 30
Views: 2658

Re: Making bread with left over yeast

I grind my own wheat (well its not my wheat, I got it from Chug) and to get that nutty texture, I back off the stones a bit at the end of the grind so the last 5% is course ground. It really adds a nice crunchy nutty texture to the finished loaf. Now, that's interesting. My fave flour to bake with ...
by bellebouche
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Making bread with left over yeast
Replies: 30
Views: 2658

Re: Making bread with left over yeast

Here's a loaf... with US05 and CaraMunich 160 http://i.imgur.com/2rQP8pr.jpg Whenever I do a brewday I crush up a little malt and keep it in a jar in the kitchen for breadmaking. Just a small handful adds a nutty dimension to the bread and in this case I partnered it with a little chopped rosemary.
by bellebouche
Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Band-Aid Smell
Replies: 17
Views: 1566

Re: Band-Aid Smell

Do some root cause, walk through your entire process. Cleaning. You've mentioned no bleach. What are you cleaning with? Water source. How long do you draw it before you brew? Do you carbon filter? Do you use Sodium Metabisulphate? Ph Balance. Do you know your water profile/Alkalinity? Are you treati...
by bellebouche
Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Protein and Grainfather
Replies: 18
Views: 1503

Re: Protein and Grainfather

most commercial breweries(tbh all the ones ive ever seen!) use a plate chiller, ergo the cold break ends up in the F.V.. I seriously doubt if this is the problem ive brewed over a thousand times(including work!)in the few occasions ive encountered similar its been down to a cock up with copper fini...
by bellebouche
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: The end is nigh.
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: The end is nigh.

Post match analysis. Only after I'd fixed the leak and got forensic on the whys and wherefores did I reach the following conclusion. The corrosion and pitting.. not necessarily to blame. Looking at the inside of the pot where I'd made the repair to the leak (on the outside) I could see a marked radi...
by bellebouche
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: The end is nigh.
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: The end is nigh.

Science is underway at Chez Bellebouche! Broke out a microscope for a proper look - 500x closer! First off, the undersurface of the pot here. This is the stainless given a mirror polish with some stropping compound and a felt wheel. It wasn't this shiny when it arrived. http://i.imgur.com/gJyA4np.jp...
by bellebouche
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: The end is nigh.
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: The end is nigh.

hrm, I've got actual kitchenware with thick sandwich bases - tank-built... and never going to fail,

This pot is paper-thin and with one thing and another.. it's about to meet its maker!

I shalln't lament its passing - it has served me well!
by bellebouche
Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: The end is nigh.
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

The end is nigh.

Eight years of brewing with this kettle and I'm on the cusp of a vessel-fail. One of the original Catering Supplies/French ebay Chinese stockpots is starting to give up the ghost. I drew 50l of water a few days ago - I normally let it stand before I start to heat to drive off the chlorine and let it...