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by MTW
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?
Replies: 17
Views: 1901

Re: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?

Many thanks, That is incredibly useful. I can’t wait to get my fermentation temperature control to try this. M41 it will be, to try initially. I hadn’t come across the idea of adding the simple sugars on day two before either, that is interesting and makes sense. Let us know how you get on! By the ...
by MTW
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?
Replies: 17
Views: 1901

Re: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?

I can update this now. My M31 beer was bizarre, in that it was tasting great at 1.011, and somehow picked up an off taste between there and where it finished around 1.005, that seems like some sort of fermentation related thing. It ceased getting any worse once it was at terminal gravity, so I bottl...
by MTW
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Water profile for Bohemian Pilsner
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

Re: Water profile for Bohemian Pilsner

I see this is an old thread, but for anyone interested, I used 100% Ashbeck for a Pilsner a while back and I got a very clean result (yeast was 34/70). It was 3.5% acid malt. 5ml AMS, 4g calcium chloride and 2g gypsum, but I was shooting for a mash pH of 5.2. All salts went in my whole starting volu...
by MTW
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How much Special B?
Replies: 17
Views: 2360

Re: How much Special B?

Hi MTW They list the malts as extra pale Maris Otter, Rauch, dark crystal and special B and the beer is 6% and 50 EBC. ... From the malts listed, I can't see that they would get to 50 EBC without well over 10% (probably nearer 14-15%) of the grains coming from those two malts combined, even if you ...
by MTW
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How much Special B?
Replies: 17
Views: 2360

Re: How much Special B?

Just noticed Rob-the-Maltmiller's own recipe for an imperial brown ale, which features over 16% special B :shock:

Just that and pale malt.
by MTW
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How much Special B?
Replies: 17
Views: 2360

Re: How much Special B?

In fairness, I guess if a very large proportion of the bill is rauch, then it would mean the 50 EBC would be reached without as much dark crystal or special B as I suggested above.
by MTW
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How much Special B?
Replies: 17
Views: 2360

Re: How much Special B?

They list the malts as extra pale Maris Otter, Rauch, dark crystal and special B and the beer is 6% and 50 EBC. If that colour came equally from the dc and sB, then that would be around 7.5% of each in the grain bill; maybe just slightly more of the dc than sB (as sB is slightly darker). Seeing that...
by MTW
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Over-carbonation problem in corny
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: Over-carbonation problem in corny

Only just seen this. Vent, and stick a very brief burst of gas down the OUT tube. This nucleates the excess gas better than anything else i found. Switch disconnects first if it helps to get it on and off. Repeat, at least until foam at the vent means a while off.
by MTW
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Re: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?

Ok, I bought the mobile version. Haven't done anything with water yet, and I've got to rethink that a little now that I'm moving to a one pot Klarstein that has a 6.5L space below the grains (never mind the option of doing a full volume mash). Everything else looks good. It seems to have pre filled ...
by MTW
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Re: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?

Thanks all. I'm thinking of just the mobile one at £7, though the offers still look on today. The mobile still seems to have equipment profile etc.
by MTW
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?

I see they've got decent deals across the Beersmith packages, ending today. See here I'm about to get a one pot Klarstein 30L machine, and the equipment profile feature of Beersmith looks appealing. It's more detailed than others. Is it worth it, do you reckon, and if so, is there much value in the ...
by MTW
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottle conditioned yeast in suspension
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: Bottle conditioned yeast in suspension

I've just used M31 for the first time. It was very slow to clear. I gave it 3 weeks of cold (shed) storage in bulk, and the sediment in the bottles is within my own definition of reasonable, though not quite a commercial level bare-dusting. The small amount left in the bottles dropped like a stone, ...
by MTW
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Ace, Klarstein type all in one System
Replies: 20
Views: 7489

Re: Ace, Klarstein type all in one System

Can anyone suggest the best solution to the lack of a hop filter on the Klarstein version of these please? I see the Brew Devil at Angel Homebrew comes with a bazooka looking thing. I just ordered the Klarstein on a £305 Black Friday spesh. Would a 40cm domed false bottom fit? The dimensions show a ...
by MTW
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale

The few reports I can see on those guardians seem to suggest problems after just a few uses... shame if so. They look great in theory, and hope yours lasts. Yes, I was hoping Malt Miller or someone will stock in the UK. Condom over a bung in the meantime, perhaps, if you'll forgive the odd suggestion!
by MTW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale

Great post and congrats for the wedding!

As one who had the misfortune to suck a litre of sanitiser from the blow off into the FV while cold crashing, that Guardian device looks interesting!