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by Fuggled Mind
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Stout
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: Stout

Ron has some really interesting stout and porter recipes. I always liked the look of the 1924 RNS (Royal Navy Stout). Roasted Barley is added not only to the mash but also the copper. Mind you, as interesting as the recipe is - the attenuation is shocking. https://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/2012/07...
by Fuggled Mind
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Oddly smooth green hop brewday
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Oddly smooth green hop brewday

Those hops look lovely. I'm looking forward to reading how your beer turns out. I've never had the chance to try wild hops but I'd definitely like to give it a go one day

Cheers

Jason
by Fuggled Mind
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Cleaning and sanitising aluminium
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Cleaning and sanitising aluminium

It is stainless steel - you're right, my mind is well and truly fuggled. Best have another beer then
by Fuggled Mind
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Cleaning and sanitising aluminium
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Cleaning and sanitising aluminium

Hi everyone

I always use plastic FVs for my brews but I'd like to try stainless steel (only for 30 lites).

What are the best products for cleaning and sanitising?

Any help and advice appreciated

Cheers

Jason
by Fuggled Mind
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Punk IPA DIY Dog Recipe Pack
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Re: Punk IPA DIY Dog Recipe Pack

If you want to try brewing more Brewdog recipes, there's plenty to choose from on the Brewdog recipes link over in the recipes section https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=75595 I've not tried any of them but they look quite interesting and I do believe if you look around the net,...
by Fuggled Mind
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1697

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

I took a sample of the stout today and I'm happy with the gravity. It reached the target F.G. of 1.012. giving an ABV 0f 4.1%. What I'm not quite as happy with is how cloudy it is or how light it is. It really is a light brown. I know my homemade invert no 3 is probably too light but I suppose to ge...
by Fuggled Mind
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1697

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

Thanks Eric You're right, the website is a pain to navigate but looking through google, I found the following https://www.ragus.co.uk/product/brewingsugars/# This confirms that invert is available as a syrup and as a solid block. I wonder if the taste is identical and whether it would ever be possib...
by Fuggled Mind
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1697

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

I believe their process dissolves appropriate cane sugars (sucrose) in heated water, then hydrochloric acid is added to achieve a specific pH. When inversion is complete, the acidity is neutralised with sodium bicarbonate. For solid block the syrup is then seeded with fructose. Wow, complicated pro...
by Fuggled Mind
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1697

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

Yes I have Ragus Brublock #3 invert. It has the taste and consistency of fudge. I’ve made my own invert sugar and it’s not the same imo. I've made inverts 1-3. I brewed a Bateman's XXXB with the number 2 and thought I'd nailed the flavour. I guess replicating no's 3 & 4 is going to be pretty diffic...
by Fuggled Mind
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1697

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

I’d guess that your invert sugar isn’t as dark as the real thing. I know that the stuff I got does give plenty of colour. Do you have the real thing? I'd love to get my hands on the proper stuff but living in Switzerland, it's not all that practical. Homemade is the only way to go. I'm sure the dif...
by Fuggled Mind
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1697

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

Here's the rest of the pics I thought I'd attached. I'm useless at this thing
by Fuggled Mind
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1697

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

Was a reasonably good brew day but the sparge was a nightmare. I fly sparge - normally takes me around an hour to an hour and a half but this time, it took well over two. The flow was really playing up. Could never get a trickle - it was either full on or bugger all. I began to wonder if I'd end up ...
by Fuggled Mind
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1697

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

64C seems a low mash temperature for a stout - you won’t get the body of a stout, especially with that sugar to thin out the body even further. I’d expect the FG to be more like 1.008 You're right - the original recipe is 65°C, which is still really low but there's quite a few old recipes from the ...
by Fuggled Mind
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1697

1940 Whitbread London Stout

I'm having a go at doing a war time brew today. Always been curious what beer during the war was like. This one is from Ron Pattinson's War! The recipe is remarkably similar to the 1940 porter (which I didn't fancy brewing as it was under 3%) Anyway, here are the figures 19L Start gravity 1.044 expe...
by Fuggled Mind
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Anyone interested in a winter warmer
Replies: 65
Views: 8545

Re: Anyone interested in a winter warmer

If it getd more of us brewing, we can change the date. Jinjahbiscuit has the same problem