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by robbarwell
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Proper job Clone
Replies: 24
Views: 3625

Re: Proper job Clone

done a clone of PJ, I call it Propahh jarrb. Used Low Colour Maris Otter, Wheat Malt, Willamette, Chinook and Cascade. Didnt want it to be too strong so reigned back to 4.5%abv as it is on handpull. I used PJ yeast cultured up from 2 bottles of PJ, £1.49 in Aldi ( bargain of the year), DME in an old...
by robbarwell
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Version 1 Stones Best Bitter
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Version 1 Stones Best Bitter

Hi all. Been brewing on and off for a bit but due to Corona have some unplanned time so.... Stones Best Bitter Those that know me well will understand that this beer got under my skin as a youth in the 80s in Sheffield. Ive tried to recreate it a few times and come close...this is my latest attempt....
by robbarwell
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: St Austell Brewery Yeast
Replies: 14
Views: 3067

Re: St Austell Brewery Yeast

Ive been using this yeast now for 6 months and getting to know it well. Its very similar to a Yorkshire yeast and likes hoppy pale beers. Trying it with a best bitter next so will se how that gets on
by robbarwell
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: St Austell Brewery Yeast
Replies: 14
Views: 3067

Re: St Austell Brewery Yeast

Haven't used a 1st generation scavenge of PJ for quite a while now. The last time I checked (I think mentioned earlier in the thread) there didn't seem much of a sediment in the bottles but if you're getting success - even from 1 bottle, time for me to try again. I think the most 'generations' I di...
by robbarwell
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: St Austell Brewery Yeast
Replies: 14
Views: 3067

Re: St Austell Brewery Yeast

I too have used this yeast for a recent brew. My yeast calculator told me I only needed a 0.6L starter for my 23L batch :shock: I only used the dregs from a single bottle in about 30ml wort and then stepped up to 0.6L in one go. The starter really did seem to grow nicely, perhaps due to my stir-pla...
by robbarwell
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: St Austell Brewery Yeast
Replies: 14
Views: 3067

Re: St Austell Brewery Yeast

Revisted this yeast. 3 bottle dregs into 1 litre of DME at 1040. Started bubbling within 24 hours. Renewed 1 litre of 1040 DME by pouring off spent wort and off it goes.

This yeast is a hungry beast
by robbarwell
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Cancelled brewday
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Cancelled brewday

brew done. in fermenter, 65 litres of Mosaic pale I like a happy ending! :=P Hi Jim, Ive dropped the beer into a pressure barrel to go onto a hand pull and a couple of cornies. Gassed the kegs up and its clear as a bell and lacing a glass beautifully already. Probably the best beer Ive ever brewed
by robbarwell
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Cancelled brewday
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Cancelled brewday

brew done.

in fermenter, 65 litres of Mosaic pale
by robbarwell
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Cancelled brewday
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Re: Cancelled brewday

Cheers guys, Ive just got my brewing mojo back after a long lay off, in part due to one or two disappointing brews. I'm determined that this one will be a good un, leaving nothing to chance. Ive rebuilt everything, ran boiling water through the plate chiller, some crud came out of that too so would ...
by robbarwell
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Cancelled brewday
Replies: 7
Views: 1452

Cancelled brewday

So up early this morning to brew a single hop Mosaic pale. Set all brew kit up and ready...looked in HLT and had mould growing on inside. Checked mashtun and it didn't look ace. So deep clean happening today with brew postponed until later in week. Amazing amount of crud in pumps, valves and beersto...
by robbarwell
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6200

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

My Chinook has kicked on to massive proportions this year.. just started to get flowers on it now
by robbarwell
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6200

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

My monster triffid it at least 12 to 18 ft now, growing like topsy with this wet weather
by robbarwell
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dennis’s Galaxy
Replies: 15
Views: 3204

Re: Dennis’s Galaxy

any idea what aromatic malt can be substituted for?
by robbarwell
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 6200

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

My Chinook is about knee high already...
by robbarwell
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Water giving unpleasant earthy taste?
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: Water giving unpleasant earthy taste?

It can come from the boil off...I got a earthy cardboard taste from brew after brew. Changed yeast, changed hops still the same, then read that the boil can drive off some nasty stuff that reacts with yeast.. Make sure you boil for at least 60 mins at full chat, really give it the beans, then chill ...