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by IPA
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Fermentum Mobile yeasts
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: Fermentum Mobile yeasts

Quick update; the starter got going really quickly and activity was over at about the 36 hour point. Once in the wort, bubbles began coming through the blow off tube after about 4 1/2 hours. Now, 24 hours later, it's going like the clappers. Blow off bucket full of overflow. Just off to open the fe...
by IPA
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: leffe brun
Replies: 38
Views: 2953

Re: leffe brun

Well here it is. His reply when I challenged the colour prediction on the Aussie programme Brewmate "The reason that the colour calculation in BeerEngine does not match other software is mainly because most software, particularly American software, is reliant upon a thing called the Morey equation, ...
by IPA
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: leffe brun
Replies: 38
Views: 2953

Re: leffe brun

Colour 75 EBC Thanks for recipe, I checked in BS and found that color in the range 35-39 EBC. Beersmith is wrong ! I will post the reason why when I fire up my desktop. The late Graham Wheeler gave me a very detailed reply when I asked him why his colour varied so much from other programmes. Appare...
by IPA
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: leffe brun
Replies: 38
Views: 2953

Re: leffe brun

Zver wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:06 am
What’s your mash schedule and yeast?
Mash in at 60°
Raise to 66° and hold for 90mins
Raise to 78° and hold for 10 mins
Boil 90 mins

Top fermenting yeast. Strain not too important as any nuances are lost due to the strong flavour of the beer.
by IPA
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: Pros and Cons?

I bought one of, if not the first, automatic Braumeisters. Before that they used to be manual. It was the 20 litre model and very quickly I realised that I had made a mistake ! It was not big enough =D> So I sold it and bought a 50 litre :D I have never looked back. They are incredible ( slightly ex...
by IPA
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: leffe brun
Replies: 38
Views: 2953

Re: leffe brun

Here it is

Pelforth Brune

25 litres OG1061 6.3% ABV

Pale malt 4500 gr
Wheat malt 570 gr
Special B 660 gr
Sugar (household white) 300 gr

Northern Brewer 8.2% AA 37 gr 90 min
Styrian Goldings 4.3% AA 10 gr 15 min

29 EBU
FG 1.013
Colour 75 EBC
Efficiency 83%
by IPA
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: leffe brun
Replies: 38
Views: 2953

Re: leffe brun

Zver wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:10 am
Better than original?
Yes.
Not my verdict but that of others who took part more than once in blind tastings.j
by IPA
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: leffe brun
Replies: 38
Views: 2953

Re: leffe brun

Sorry for necroposting, does anyone tried @seymour recipe? I used 'most common' recipe with Brown Malt and was disappointed with resuilts. Not a Leffe Brune taste... I don't have a Leffe recipe but my recipe for Pelforth Brune received good reports. In blind tastings it was said to be the better of...
by IPA
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

Did you use any sugar ? If so did you dissolve before adding it to the boil ? Were the hops whole or pellets and were they contained in either a hop sock or spider ? Hi IPA. Yep - used sugar and treacle. Di solved and stirred in after 'flameout'. Hops were pellet and were loose as always. LP Readin...
by IPA
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

Did you use any sugar ? If so did you dissolve before adding it to the boil ? Were the hops whole or pellets and were they contained in either a hop sock or spider ?
by IPA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: used keg cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: used keg cleaning

https://swimmingpoolchemicals.co.uk/chl ... p-795.html

One teaspoon in twenty five litres water. Leave overnight then rinse thoroughly. The best and cheapest sanitiser/cleaner available . I've been using it for years
by IPA
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?

I use one of these. Really good value and have a high and low temperature alarm built in so ideal for mashing. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Multi-function-digital-catering-thermometer-probe/dp/B002L0DYC8/ref=sr_1_9?crid=1WJL8FHFMHEQ0&keywords=eti+thermometer&qid=1560316742&s=gateway&sprefix=eti+thermom%...
by IPA
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry yeast reuse
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Dry yeast reuse

john luc wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:30 am
What if it's a bottom fermenting lager yeast
Same rule applies. Because the clean yeast you want to crop is in the fermenting wort. Not among the dead and dying at the bottom or among the debris floating on the top.
by IPA
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry yeast reuse
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Dry yeast reuse

Yeah, I've done it with liquid yeast - definitely worth it for the cost of that stuff. And if you want to learn the skills of re-pitching and managing yeast, why not start with dried yeast? My plan exactly Jim. Will try IPAs method, probably with my first brew using new Grainfather conical next wee...
by IPA
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry yeast reuse
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Dry yeast reuse

I have saved samples from an S05/Proper Job scavenged combination and am producing the best beer I've ever done with it - I use IPA's method of taking a sample from the fermenter after 3 days, putting an airlock on it until it's finished then seal and put at the back of the fridge. I know from my n...