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by Monkeybrew
Fri May 03, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#38 - A Pale Endeavour
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: AG#38 - A Pale Endeavour

What made you consider 5% aromatic malt? I've not used this malt before and not seen it in many recipes but was thinking of using is to make a dark English ale a bit more fruity, hence the question? Hi, It's supposed to enhance the malt flavour in a beer. Funny thing is, I was aiming for a British ...
by Monkeybrew
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#38 - A Pale Endeavour
Replies: 3
Views: 576

AG#38 - A Pale Endeavour

Well, I find that with most things in life, Preparation Prevents P*** Poor Performance, so why didn't I apply that statement to this brew? I have been busy sorting out my back garden under the supervision of Mrs Monkeybrew over the last few weeks/weekends and have found it hard to fit in another bre...
by Monkeybrew
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#37 - Special 70
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: AG#37 - Special 70

steviebobs83 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:19 am
I did exactly the same thing with my malt pipe & it's never been quite the same since. The top seal is so tight, even the miniscule amount off circular causes havoc.
I'm planning to brew tomorrow, so will find out how awkward I've made things for myself #-o

Cheers

MB
by Monkeybrew
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#37 - Special 70
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: AG#37 - Special 70

I checked the gravity on day 13 and again today on day 16 and it seems constant @1.014 giving me approximately 5.60%.

I have now added the 75g blend of dry hops and will leave @18C for another couple of days before crash cooling at 2C for the rest of the week.

Cheers

MB
by Monkeybrew
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#37 - Special 70
Replies: 6
Views: 724

Re: AG#37 - Special 70

Still haven't got the hang of attaching pics, only seem to have one showing?

*Edit* - Sorted now!
by Monkeybrew
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#37 - Special 70
Replies: 6
Views: 724

AG#37 - Special 70

Nearly 4 months have passed since my last brew, due to work, Christmas and just not having the motivation to get my backside in gear to get organised! My late Dad would have been 70 years old this week, so what better motivation than to brew a beer that I think he would have enjoyed, as even though ...
by Monkeybrew
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#36 - German Mild
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: AG#36 - German Mild

This brew turned out really nice, could of done with slightly more bitterness for me, but certainly an interesting easy drinker.
by Monkeybrew
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon (Ghost Ship v1)
Replies: 15
Views: 2214

Re: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon (Ghost Ship v1)

Thought I would update this brew.

It's come together and smoothed out a bit now, still looks like it's come out of a muddy ditch, but I'm liking the hop combo, and the Crystal Rye is still a bit too dominating, but still quite drinkable :)

Cheers

MB
by Monkeybrew
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#36 - German Mild
Replies: 2
Views: 818

AG#36 - German Mild

I had some odd bits of malt left, so decided to chuck them in to a bit of a user upper beer. The plan was to ferment with Safale K-97, but after asking a few questions about it, I decided that it sounded a bit labour intensive for what I wanted for this brew, so after a semi-stuck mash and a low eff...
by Monkeybrew
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon (Ghost Ship v1)
Replies: 15
Views: 2214

Re: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon v1

Hi, I had a couple of pints of this brew from my keg last night after it had been conditioning for a little over 2 weeks. The clarity is very poor from the keg, even though I used gelatin in the same way that I always do, and I also checked one of the bottles that have been indoors since bottling an...
by Monkeybrew
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon (Ghost Ship v1)
Replies: 15
Views: 2214

Re: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon v1

Bought a bottle of Adnams Tally Ho! the other day and noticed it was bottle conditioned, got a little excited, but thought I would check with the brewery whether this was the real deal or a bottling strain. Fergus very kindly replied saying it was a bottling strain as the real thing doesn't "sedime...
by Monkeybrew
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon (Ghost Ship v1)
Replies: 15
Views: 2214

Re: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon v1

Monkey, You sound a bit down for this Beer? C`mon Mun, shape up and reap the rewards. I hope it turns out OK for you. WA Bottles sent to me will be `Taste Tested`. Yeah suppose I am a bit, don't know why really, as I am planning to refine this brew over the next 12 months :roll: Should be a decent ...
by Monkeybrew
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon (Ghost Ship v1)
Replies: 15
Views: 2214

Re: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon v1

How's this coming along? It's going ok. I only put the dry hops in 3 days ago, because I gave the brew a few more days for the gravity to drop bellow 1.014, but that didn't happen so it has finished a bit higher than anticipated. The sample jar colour looked a bit darker than I think it should be, ...
by Monkeybrew
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon (Ghost Ship v1)
Replies: 15
Views: 2214

AG#35 - Haunted Galleon (Ghost Ship 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: 921

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