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by hambrook
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Milk Stout Finishing
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Milk Stout Finishing

Well 12 days in the fermenter and the last 5 days sat at 1018/1019 and I've decided to crash cool to 3 degrees for a couple of days ahead of bottling. It appears the Beersmith programme / app has no way of taking Lactose into account when calculating Final Gravity....
by hambrook
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Milk Stout Finishing
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Milk Stout Finishing

Will it drop to 1011 with all that lactose in? I read it stays around 1020?
by hambrook
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Milk Stout Finishing
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Milk Stout Finishing

So brewed my first Milk Stout based on a rather beefy Mackeson clone recipe on Beersmith; Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 21.27.57.jpg Its been in the fermenter for 9 days and is sat at 1019 which I assume is seems fine due the Lactose Milk Sugar added in the boil? - Do you crash soon to drop the yeast ou...
by hambrook
Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer Bottle Label Law
Replies: 14
Views: 1477

Re: Beer Bottle Label Law

An update, emailed Hampshire Trading Standards and got a call from a very helpful chap; things I had done right - ALC in % instead of ABV - required - Address of Brewery - required - Volume of beer - required - Alcohol units - optional Things I had to modify; - There has to be a description of the a...
by hambrook
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer Bottle Label Law
Replies: 14
Views: 1477

Beer Bottle Label Law

I'm in the process of going 'legit' and have registered with customs and excise / environmental health. I've had some bottle labels designed but want to make sure it complies with all labelling law and requirements. Does anyone have a link to a list of what is REQUIRED on a beer label and what is NI...
by hambrook
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Gales XXXXX (Winter Brew type)
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Gales XXXXX (Winter Brew type)

I've tweaked the recipe a bit; how does this look;
Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 21.19.11.jpg
by hambrook
Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Gales XXXXX (Winter Brew type)
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Re: Gales XXXXX (Winter Brew type)

Thanks for the replies; I have both HSB Bottled with the yeast but I plan to use the Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale which I Have split and have stepped up in a star for the past 3 days ready to go into this brew. I think I will back off the Treacle, revert to Golden Syrup and use some Brewers Caramel to ...
by hambrook
Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Gales XXXXX (Winter Brew type)
Replies: 6
Views: 486

Gales XXXXX (Winter Brew type)

I'd like to start making some Winter Ale brews. Ideally I'd like to re-create Gales Winter Brew but this was just a blended beer using Prize Old Ale and Butser. I've found a Roger Protz recipe for Gales XXXXX Ale which is a very old winter brew style beer; here is the 'raw' recipe; Screen Shot 2015-...
by hambrook
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister 50L recirculated plate chiller
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: Braumeister 50L recirculated plate chiller

Or use pellets and not use a hop filter at all :D 400 grams of hops, be that pellet or full flower, is a lot to expect to just sit in a nice cone after whirlpooling; it's enough to be a couple few inches deep when settled out. I've got large muslin hop bags on order and am talking to Utah Filters a...
by hambrook
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: BM Hop Spider
Replies: 11
Views: 3340

Re: BM Hop Spider

Hi Ben, yes this was the one from Utah Biodiesel - REALLY expensive by the time you add shipping, customs ~£120 for the BM20l one. I had trouble cramming just under 200g of whole hops in there for one very hoppy brew I do. On a 50L batch thats 380g of hops, a good bucket full so I am at the point of...
by hambrook
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister 50L recirculated plate chiller
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

Re: Braumeister 50L recirculated plate chiller

Ben - we're on a very similar learning curve; here is my evolving BM50 set up, with a similar looking chiller and solar pump behind the FV. IMG_4263.jpg Some questions; 1)Is there a technical reason for the pump BEFORE the chiller? I've put it after but your set up makes priming the pump that bit ea...
by hambrook
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Hophead (VI)
Replies: 122
Views: 13416

Re: Hophead (VI)

Thanks for the reply Brooster; I test my water with a Salifert Kit and each time test the Mash PH which is usually circa 5.5PH. I treat with CRS and DWS each brew based on the CaC03 Salifert test result. I use a Braumeister and I have both sparged with 78 degree water or I now go the 'no sparge' met...
by hambrook
Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Hophead (VI)
Replies: 122
Views: 13416

Re: Hophead (VI)

This Hop Head clone is my favourite brew right now; It's a great session or summer ale BUT when I pop it in a domestic fridge it suffers from chill haze due to high hop content and this, for some, is off putting. The wort also goes from crystal clear to very cloudy when I chill using an immersion ch...
by hambrook
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: BM Hop Spider
Replies: 11
Views: 3340

Re: BM Hop Spider

themadhippy wrote:sod the brewing,wotcha doing with a par can in there?
Beer party ? ;-)
by hambrook
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: BM Hop Spider
Replies: 11
Views: 3340

Re: BM Hop Spider

To give you an idea of what this hop spider looks like 'in action'; IMG_3514.jpg This was in my BM 20L which I have now sold on and moved up to the BM50L. Some feedback; - It's a great way to keep the boil clean and get the hops out - The Spiedel immersion chill slides wonderfully round the hop spid...