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by simple one
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Hoegarden Yeast
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Hoegarden Yeast

Any chance of telling me your recipie? I am trawling them all.... thinking about a 50-50 split between Pilsner malt and Unmalted wheat....
by simple one
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Hoegarden Yeast
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Hoegarden Yeast

A few questions as I am considering a hoegarden clone for my next AG.

1. Has anyone used a bottle of Hoegarden to culture the yeast?

2. Is it the same yeast which is used in the initial fermentation?

Thanks for any information.
by simple one
Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Matts Truish Mild
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Matts Truish Mild

Well I bottled it in to 36 Bottles varing from 500ml up to 750ml. DSC00027.JPG The colour is dark dark brown when in glass, but whenheld to the light has a lovely firey red colour. Initial sample: It smells of chocolate and banana. The hops are there but not over powering, slightly bitter. Tastes of...
by simple one
Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Defintions of Beers, Skimming yeast and foam and hot break.
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Defintions of Beers, Skimming yeast and foam and hot break.

Cheers boingy,

I might have to use the gypsum on the next brew.The instructions say to mix it in to the fermenter, i would have thought it would be more suited to the boiler.

Any ideas on the initial foam on the boiler? Skim it off or stir it in?

matt
by simple one
Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Defintions of Beers, Skimming yeast and foam and hot break.
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Defintions of Beers, Skimming yeast and foam and hot break.

Yes, yes, nazis is a harsh term to use! I meant it in jest really! (i have marked their site in my favourites) My AG beers have all been extremely good. They taste better than any pub beers, bar the good real ale bars. I only had problems when I started out. Had some very odd tasting wheat beers, bu...
by simple one
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Matts Truish Mild
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Matts Truish Mild

Been investigating, and I think this style is closer to a porter than a mild.... but I will wait for a tester in bottle and glass before I do anything rash like re-naming it!
by simple one
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Defintions of Beers, Skimming yeast and foam and hot break.
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Defintions of Beers, Skimming yeast and foam and hot break.

Interesting. Thanks Boingy. Well the beer nazis would seem to suggest that my latest creation is a "robust porter". I can live with that. It probably was to strong in hops and sugar to be anywhere near a mild. Hopefully when its glassed it will appear reddy brown, as it looks quite dark brown in the...
by simple one
Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Defintions of Beers, Skimming yeast and foam and hot break.
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Defintions of Beers, Skimming yeast and foam and hot break.

Thanks Stout, that makes me feel better about calling my beer a name I think is right, rather than trying to second guess other peoples opinion. I think my strong hoppy mild then can remain just that, a mild. I guess though, like crufts does with dogs, competion brewing must have stricter guidlines ...
by simple one
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Defintions of Beers, Skimming yeast and foam and hot break.
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Defintions of Beers, Skimming yeast and foam and hot break.

Cheers Garth, thats one off my list! Now lets have a look in that fermenter.
by simple one
Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Defintions of Beers, Skimming yeast and foam and hot break.
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Defintions of Beers, Skimming yeast and foam and hot break.

The same questions keep cropping up when I brew. And the more I look in to them the more I get confused. It seems like there is many answers to the same questions. Firstly: Beer styles. What makes a Mild different to a brown ale or a porter? What makes a bitter different to an IPA? Are there really ...
by simple one
Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: HELP! 3 inches of break material in the bottom of my boiler!
Replies: 24
Views: 2143

Re: HELP! 3 inches of break material in the bottom of my boiler!

In fact looked at the glasses and your wort is crystal out of the tun. Ignore my advice!
by simple one
Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: HELP! 3 inches of break material in the bottom of my boiler!
Replies: 24
Views: 2143

Re: HELP! 3 inches of break material in the bottom of my boiler!

Right, I had a similar problem when I started AG. Exactly the same pictures, exactly the same fluffy textures. Having to leave it long term to compress so i could grain it off. It got to the point were i got a set of tights, sterilized them, doubled them up, and used them like a jam strainer for the...
by simple one
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Matts Truish Mild
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Matts Truish Mild

Its predicted at around 5.4 %. So it should keep. Not very modern mild in its style... I am thinking its qualities may be more brown ale or porter ish. Its also very hoppy as I steeped it over night with the 20g fuggles (and i chucked some other spare hops in too, i cant help myself!). This was beca...
by simple one
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Matts Truish Mild
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Matts Truish Mild

DSC00019.JPG I read in someones forum that they tip the boiler. I not only do this, but i sparge the hops too..... Probably wrong, but i hate to think of that thick syrupy wort going in to the compost. DSC00020.JPG I went for 24 litres, rather than 25. Achieving an SG of 1060. I think i need the sp...
by simple one
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: My first AG brew day - Foldings Guggle!
Replies: 23
Views: 1821

Re: My first AG brew day - Foldings Guggle!

Your first attempt of AG home brewing is amazing! Mine was very DIY. As i see it. Lid on to achieve the boiling point and beginings of evap. Then remove slighty or completely. Don't worry about over evaporation... just prep water to top it up with after (treat it chemically, boil it or do nothing to...