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by simple one
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Matts Truish Mild
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Matts Truish Mild

Add hops before reaching the boil is called 'first wort hopping' is supposed to produce a smoother bitterness so maybe its not so much of a cockup after all. As I say... I am very slapdash. Often it bears great results..... But on the odd occasion the bath gets 25 litres naf beer. Cheers Del! I use...
by simple one
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Matts Truish Mild
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Matts Truish Mild

Fuggles added prior to the hot break. Stupid me. I always do at least one thing wrong/different.
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Wort with Bittering Hops in (fuggles).
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Aroma Hops set aside with Irish Moss Hydrating
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And a bit of Blesseds Black Beard Stout to make the night a bit warmer.... one of my own recipies, and delicious. (heavily hopped with pilgrim(harsh!))
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Blesseds Black Beard Stout
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by simple one
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Matts Truish Mild
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Matts Truish Mild

He's the boss of the tele when I'm in the kitchen brewing! I am slighty concerned about the designation of the brew..... I never have delved in to the world of brown. Mild, porter, brown ale..... I know if I had to enter it in to a competion it would have to meet parameters for a specific type of al...
by simple one
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Matts Truish Mild
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Matts Truish Mild

Any problems I have to ask the master.
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Brewers assistant
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by simple one
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Matts Truish Mild
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Matts Truish Mild

More pictures
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Sparging (watering can method)
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Smells like a cross between antique funiture and syrup!
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Liquor preped with half campden tab (and doritos, salsa and chicken bhuna)
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As you can see. A bit slapdash not much sterility (until after the boil)
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In to the boiler
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One thing concerns me about warm wort oxidizing before the boil.... am i right to worry?
by simple one
Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Matts Truish Mild
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Matts Truish Mild

Hello, My first post on this forum. And about my tenth AG brew. Before that it was all country wines, so still a bit slapdash in my approach to AG brewing! I chose to make this brew for a number of reasons. I wanted to make a mild style beer. I am going to canada for 6 months and still want it to be...
by simple one
Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: So-4 and Nottingham comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 1624

Re: So-4 and Nottingham comparison

I use S04 prety much all the time for my ales. And more expensives slap packs for my continental style beers. For some reason with s04 the darker and lower final abv the better the head retention, especially on stout. Also the sediment is harder at lower abvs. I thought i would one day have a crack ...
by simple one
Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 1st all grain tomorrow and my mash tun is not big enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: 1st all grain tomorrow and my mash tun is not big enough?

Hmmm.... I think you don't fully understand the techniques. The mash is never (in my experience) done with the full volume of liquor. In fact as a really rough guideline about a half is used. If you use a third of the volume of liquor each batch this should work out fine! The wort is run off each ba...