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by Monkeybrew
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon (Ghost Ship v1)
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

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: 1
Views: 224

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: 1279

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: 1279

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: 1279

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: 1279

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: 1279

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: 576

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: 337

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: 576

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: 576

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: 734

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: 647

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: 421

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: 421

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...