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by simple one
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oops black malt?
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Oops black malt?

It'll be darker. Slightly more bitter/acrid.

The missing sugar will keep the abv down. The sugar amounts are generally low and tend to not greatly effect mouth feel.

It'll still be beer.
by simple one
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Windsor Yeast.... Brilliant
Replies: 16
Views: 3216

Windsor Yeast.... Brilliant

This seems to be a marmite yeast.... mostly hate! I bravely thought I would give it a go. I thought I would add my voice to the few that sing this yeasts praises. From reading feedback from across the net I decided to create a wort suited to this yeast. Mashed at 65 with a loose mash. I brewed a 103...
by simple one
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Has Anyone grown Centennial in the UK?
Replies: 9
Views: 2000

Re: Has Anyone grown Centennial in the UK?

Yes I grow them.

Weedy first year. Hand full of cones the second. Next season third year.

It isn't as hardy as the british varieties. Needs a lot of attention. Hoping know the rhizome is more hardy it can take the odd failure to water, or a missed feed.
by simple one
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: BREXIT and HOP PRICES
Replies: 4
Views: 1402

Re: BREXIT and HOP PRICES

Us home growers could start doing some illicit trade. I have crossed a Saaz with a Goldings, thinking of calling it a Farage! But seriously, US, NZ, AUS aren't in the EU. On a homebrew level the difference in price between UK vs EU vs rest of the world is pence (if anything at all). I wouldn't worry...
by simple one
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Mosaic/Amarillo/Citra APA
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: Mosaic/Amarillo/Citra APA

killer wrote:That's look excellent. Remarkably clear too for a pale with with 300 odd grams of hops.
Thats what I was thinking too. Sometimes it seems hop haze creeps up on a beer.
by simple one
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: secondary fermentation/conditioning
Replies: 8
Views: 868

Re: secondary fermentation/conditioning

2 weeks to a month.

As you say, there needs to be that warm conditioning prior to cooling down to cellar, or worse, shed temperatures!
by simple one
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Extract versus Fementability
Replies: 0
Views: 1808

Extract versus Fementability

As I am currently piddling about making a brewing spreadsheet (more for my own understanding, rather than replacing one I currently use), I have come across a bit of a quandary. All grains state extract, and that makes my life pretty easy. However where can I find how fermentable this extract will b...
by simple one
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Three Tuns XXX
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: Three Tuns XXX

Googled it, not much information on the internet...

Email brewers? Or build it from taste?
by simple one
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Air lock bubbling
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Re: Air lock bubbling

Sounds ready to bottle!
by simple one
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Air lock bubbling
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Re: Air lock bubbling

It could be still fermenting slowly.

Or it could be still just venting off CO2 in solution. This happens more with temperature changes.

Leave it a couple more days, and measure. If it's still at 1.011 then bottle/cask/keg.
by simple one
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Munich Smash
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: Munich Smash

Sounds good. Moderately hopped with something American? Cascade?

Nice American amber ale.

What ebc is this going to come out at?
by simple one
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: USA brewer looking for that "best" english bitter
Replies: 53
Views: 6855

Re: USA brewer looking for that "best" english bitter

I would say if you haven't given the Big Kenny recipe a go, then that's definitely worth a try.

I believe it was big in the other forum before it changed hands.
by simple one
Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mash lengths
Replies: 45
Views: 5603

Re: Mash lengths

Overnight or 90 minutes.

I prefer overnight for perceived wort quality and time saved.
by simple one
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Overnight Mashing
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: Overnight Mashing

Gastronaut wrote:I tend to mash in the evening (standard length mash), then leave the wort in the kettle overnight on a timer switch set to start about 20 minutes before I get up the next morning. No problems with this so far.
That's an interesting way of doing it. Never crossed my mind to do it like that.
by simple one
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Overnight Mashing
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: Overnight Mashing

Phil,

Cheers. That does put my mind at rest over a few issues. Especially tannin extraction (for haze issues) and over fermentability.