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by CestrIan
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fullers 1845
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Fullers 1845

I did a very similar recipe a few years ago. From my notes and from memory it was quite harsh at first and took a long time for the amber malt to mellow out enough to be drinkable. I mean 4 or 5 months. It definitely got better with age.
by CestrIan
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: biotransformation's effect on taste?
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: biotransformation's effect on taste?

Interesting article Chris. Thanks for posting. I got a NEIPA on yesterday and was planning on dry hopping after 3 days during fermentation then a second dry hop after 7 days, bottling on day 10. I haven’t dry hopped during fermentation before. My concern is that usually when I dry hop I only ever le...
by CestrIan
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Azacca Pale Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Azacca Pale Ale

Have to say Azacca were a little disappointing. I used 100g in the last 5 minutes and the flavour/aroma is not as punchy as I imagined; a little fruity, some pineapple, but a lemon peel citrus flavour dominates. Not what I was expecting at all. They may do well as a supporting hop with something lik...
by CestrIan
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Pale ale with oatmeal?
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: Pale ale with oatmeal?

Oats in pale ale seems to be quite popular at the moment and i've seen quite a lot of craft beers that look very cloudy on my travels. Not just dry hop cloudy. This style is New England IPA or NEIPA, where they don't add any crystal malts but use wheat or oats or both to add smooth mouthfeel and the...
by CestrIan
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Azacca Pale Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Re: Azacca Pale Ale

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by CestrIan
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: American Big Red Mosaic Ale
Replies: 0
Views: 575

American Big Red Mosaic Ale

This recipe is based loosely on Bobbers big red rye ale, but I got no rye, so certainly not a clone, but I've added special B and it is still late hopped with mosaic. Bittering with challenger for a smooth finish. I'm going big on the mosaic. This is gonna be amazing! 4.00 Kg Pale malt 1.00 Kg Vienn...
by CestrIan
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Azacca Pale Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

Azacca Pale Ale

Never brewed with these hops before, but read that they are meant to be great in a single hopped beer. Apparently according to the malt miller; apricot, ripe mango, orchard fruit, orange, grapefruit, pine, and pineapple. I'm drooling like homer in a doughnut shop! Gonna get this on tomorrow. 1 Kg Vi...
by CestrIan
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Bramling cross Willamette combo
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Bramling cross Willamette combo

@mrboxpiff standard 5 gallon brew for me This has finished brewing now. Gonna rack this off the yeast tomorrow, so i can dry hop it in the week. Probably throw the pellets in Wednesaday so I can bottle it next Saturday. I don't like to dry hop in the fv because I want the clean yeast for my next bre...
by CestrIan
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Bramling cross Willamette combo
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Bramling cross Willamette combo

standard yeast for me us05
by CestrIan
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Bramling cross Willamette combo
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Bramling cross Willamette combo

Had a pint of Sea Monkeys single hopped Bramling Cross last week at Mold Alehouse and it was not bad at all; big blackcurrant flavours but lacking depth as you sometimes get on single hopped beers. It's inspired me anyway to try a Bramling cross willamette combo with a fruity twist of cascade for go...
by CestrIan
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Summer and Hull Melon Hop combo
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Summer and Hull Melon Hop combo

I bottled it in the end. Not the brew .. the combo. I watched a few youtube tasters say that hull melon is quite bland with a tea sort of tanin after taste. If I want that, I'll have a cup of tea. The concensus on Summer is it's a bit meh too! I used the Summer hops as bittering hops in a citra/mosa...
by CestrIan
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Summer and Hull Melon Hop combo
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Summer and Hull Melon Hop combo

Thanks for the replies guys. @Rob I've only got these in whole hops and I only really dry hop with pellets, so flame out it is. @HTH that's a good idea, might use some Summer for bittering. Galena can be quite harsh. Probably doesn't go with these delicate late hops. @Clibit didn't know that - I wil...
by CestrIan
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Summer and Hull Melon Hop combo
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Summer and Hull Melon Hop combo

Haven't used either of these hops before and not a lot about them on the internet apart from they are both a bit melony and that they are both a bit underwhelming. This is almost all I've got left before my next order, so they need to get used up at the weekend. I will probably make a 5% pale ale an...
by CestrIan
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Mash tun porn
Replies: 31
Views: 2678

Re: Mash tun porn

Has anyone converted one of these to a brew kettle. I was thinking of buying one with the bottom drain conversion as shown in the pics, then cutting a 40mm hole in the bottom to fit a 3KW burco type element, then false bottom sits over the element.
by CestrIan
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: growing yeast for sale
Replies: 26
Views: 2551

Re: growing yeast for sale

All of the yeast strains that White Labs offers commercially are not intellectual property. What is considered intellectual property is the name of the breweries from which they were originally obtained. That's why Whites Labs uses the name WLP022 Essex Ale and not WLP022 Ridley's Ale. By naming th...