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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: 717

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: 717

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: 717

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: 717

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: 2200

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: 2200

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: 1005

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: 1005

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: 1907

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...
by simple one
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Matts Truish Mild
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

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: 1005

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: 1005

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: 1005

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: 1005

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: 1005

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...