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by Monkeybrew
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon v1
Replies: 2
Views: 180

AG#35 - Haunted Galleon v1

I've been planning and talking about brewing an Adnams Ghost Ship clone for a couple of years now, and have now finally got around to brewing version 1 :oops: Aim: To produce something close to the real thing and also to try and build some consistency into my brewing process on the Grainfather, beca...
by Monkeybrew
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coppers 86 Day Pilsner
Replies: 11
Views: 378

Re: Coppers 86 Day Pilsner

Sorry for missing your yeast question!

For future reference Safale also do a dry yeast called K-97, that I believe is Kolsch-esq.

When I get around to brewing with it, I will report back.

Cheers

MB
by Monkeybrew
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wilko Golden Ale with Azacca
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Wilko Golden Ale with Azacca

All sounds rather tasty matey, another hop that I'm yet to try......

Certainly can't buy anymore hops right now as I have got 500g of each Simcoe, Citra and Amarillo pellets to wade through!

Cheers

MB
by Monkeybrew
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coppers 86 Day Pilsner
Replies: 11
Views: 378

Re: Coppers 86 Day Pilsner

Just Googled the kit and the concentrated IBU value is 490. So, the formula to work out the base bitterness for the kit can before adding any fermentables is - 490(IBU) x 1.7(kg for the kit extract) ÷ 23(L brewlength) = 36IBU. Once you have added the DME, this will reduce the IBU slightly, so your b...
by Monkeybrew
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coppers 86 Day Pilsner
Replies: 11
Views: 378

Re: Coppers 86 Day Pilsner

Hi, I don't know the kit IBU value, but as it's a lager, I can't imagine that it will be very high, so brewing the kit to 23L with the 500g of DME should be fine. As for the yeast, keep it simple and use the Muntons Gold and try and ferment at a steady temperature under 20C. I have always found the ...
by Monkeybrew
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Kev’s gf brews
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Kev’s gf brews

Every time I see grainfather threads I think 'gluten free'. lol I also have doubts about coconut in beer, but I'm pretty conservative when it comes to recipes. I'll be interested to find out how it tastes when finished. Me too, honey is about as adventurous as I get with additions in beer, but I do...
by Monkeybrew
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Home brew kit
Replies: 8
Views: 453

Re: Home brew kit

That's basically all you need. Although I would substitute half, or all, of that sugar for spraymalt for a much improved beer. https://www.homebrewcentre.co.uk/extra-light-foil-pack-spraymalt-500g I'm sure the Coopers European Lager kit comes with a true lager strain yeast. If you want to use a dif...
by Monkeybrew
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#32 - Scorched Gold
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: AG#32 - Scorched Gold

WalesAles wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:43 am
MB,
Get another FV then! #-o

WA
I've only got one brewfridge though dude #-o

MB
by Monkeybrew
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#32 - Scorched Gold
Replies: 3
Views: 246

AG#32 - Scorched Gold

I brewed this at the beginning of this month and I still couldn't seem to hit my expected OG, as my overall Brewhouse Efficiency was slightly down on my planned recipe, but it wasn't the end of the world and I've ended up with a nice little 4% quaffer. As the brewday on the Grainfather is much short...
by Monkeybrew
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#29 - Summer Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

MB - brewed this today. Smelt great. I still can't get decent efficiency on my gf. Ended up with 24l at 1036. Added 500g sugar to give a slight boost. Hi MG, The best I've had so far is 73% Brewhouse Efficiency, but David Heath says that the correct grain crush has a big effect on efficiency. My cu...
by Monkeybrew
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#29 - Summer Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

chefgage wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Looks a tasty pint that. Just perfect for sat out in the garden in this weather.

Cheers chefage,

It turned out rather well and soon ran dry in my 20L keg!

MB
by Monkeybrew
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#29 - Summer Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

I thought that I should stick a picture of this brew on here before it's all gone!

It has been a very easy drinking beer, but with plenty of flavour for the relatively simple recipe and my favourite aspect is the floral hop flavour from the Celeia :beer:
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Cheers

MB
by Monkeybrew
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#28 - Fool's Pale Ale (NZ)
Replies: 16
Views: 1010

Re: AG#28 - Fool's Pale Ale (NZ)

This brew hasn't quite turned out as I'd hopped, It certainly looks the part and I keep getting envious looks from my neighbour when I appear from my garage with a refreshing looking beer in hand! 8) NZ Pale Ale.jpg Cheers MB MB, Good looking Beer! =D> Turned out as you hopped or hoped? #-o orlando...
by Monkeybrew
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#28 - Fool's Pale Ale (NZ)
Replies: 16
Views: 1010

Re: AG#28 - Fool's Pale Ale (NZ)

Note to self - stop ordering so many hops and not using them quick enough! #-o I feel your pain. :roll: I'm a bit like a Magpie when it comes to hops,the Malt Miller doesn't help with the affliction tempting us with discounts on multi buys ](*,) :lol: I didn't really buy 500g of Simcoe Pellets from...
by Monkeybrew
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 28
Views: 2202

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

Hi Dennis, What ballpark starting alkalinity should I be shooting for with this grainbill please? Planning a Citra, Galaxy and Apollo version with your grain bill and hop timings :) Cheers MB I normally aim for around 20ppm Brewing Citra Delight this evening and got my water down to 19.5ppm :wink: ...