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by steviebobs83
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottle conditioned yeast in suspension
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Re: Bottle conditioned yeast in suspension

I used Mangrove Jacks Belgian Tripel M31 but I think I drastically over pitched due to my own failure to read a refractometer. Thought it had stalled and pitched again after a month and later realised I hadn't corrected for alcohol content when taking a reading. Perhaps that's it, just too much yeas...
by steviebobs83
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottle conditioned yeast in suspension
Replies: 8
Views: 970

Bottle conditioned yeast in suspension

I have a load of bottles of Belgian Strong Ale from earlier in the year that appear perfectly clear in the bottle but the yeast kicks up into suspension as soon as I open them and I have to get them poured within a matter of seconds to prevent cloudy beer. If i get some yeast it's still drinkable bu...
by steviebobs83
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.
Replies: 13
Views: 1661

Re: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.

It's still a bargain and I've made many great brews out of it.

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by steviebobs83
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.
Replies: 13
Views: 1661

Re: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.

I had a lot of problems with crushed malt from them. Kept getting a stuck mash in my Grainfather. Never an issue with Malt Miller or Worcester Hop Shop malt. Although if your milling yourself, you should be able to avoid that. Me too actually but I wasn't 100% certain as my GF has been through the ...
by steviebobs83
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.
Replies: 13
Views: 1661

Re: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.

What did you think of this malt, LeeH?

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by steviebobs83
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather Counterflow Chiller Stand
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: Grainfather Counterflow Chiller Stand

I use a dining chair

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by steviebobs83
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Blocked Pump !
Replies: 11
Views: 1460

Re: Blocked Pump !

Oh and it is an impeller by the way

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by steviebobs83
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Blocked Pump !
Replies: 11
Views: 1460

Re: Blocked Pump !

I too have suffered many small problems but I've persevered and botched bits together here and there. I'm so used to its idiosyncrasies now that I'd struggle to go back to a BIAB setup and can't afford anything else at the moment. My pump blocked a few times at first and I emailed grainfather who to...
by steviebobs83
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 553
Views: 51494

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

I've been looking forward to joining one of your meet-ups if you'll have me. Although a school night in Sunderland is a bit difficult for me at the moment as I'm in Longbenton.

Next time you meet in Newcastle I shall endeavour to attend.

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by steviebobs83
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?
Replies: 17
Views: 1773

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

Any recommendations for a tried and tested (simple) all grain recipe for a Belgian ale with M31 would be great, I know there are huge breadths in that genre but an introductory "can't fail" would be great to add to the shortlist of beers to brew very soon. Here's the recipe I used for a quad/westy ...
by steviebobs83
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?
Replies: 17
Views: 1773

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

I did a Westvleteren 12 clone (all grain) with M31 and it's the best beer I've made to date, got it from 1.092 down to 1.011 which left plenty of body and flavour. I used M47 place of the standard unbranded yeast in an old bulldog lager kit I got give, boosted with a little bit of candi sugar and a ...
by steviebobs83
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Amazon deal on "Clone Brews"
Replies: 17
Views: 2192

Re: Amazon deal on "Clone Brews"

That Japanese brewery? Great beer and interesting pod cast with Brad Smith. Or was it the Brewing network...hmmm Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro Aye that's the brewery. It turned out great and I'd definitely make it again. No idea about the podcast mind but if you find it, let me know please...
by steviebobs83
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Amazon deal on "Clone Brews"
Replies: 17
Views: 2192

Re: Amazon deal on "Clone Brews"

I've done the Hitachino nest beer clone from the book (kindle version) and it was tremendous.

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by steviebobs83
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.
Replies: 13
Views: 1661

Re: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.

I bought a 25kg bag of the hook head series and it makes a cracking stout.

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by steviebobs83
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Accidentally used perfumed oxyclean
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Accidentally used perfumed oxyclean

WalesAles wrote:
HTH1975 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:55 pm
make sure you can’t smell any taint.
Quite right too......
That piece of skin between a Ladies bum and foofoo, `it taint the fanny and it taint the bum`! #-o

WA
I've had many a beer that smells like taint

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