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by bellebouche
Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: My first AIPA
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: My first AIPA

Looks like it has promise! For me... Add some torrefied wheat or wheat malt... A just a few hundred grammes will give you better head retention Lose the 45 min addition - I think much of the flavour aroma will be lost after that amount of boiling. You can replace those IBUs with more magnum. The Sim...
by bellebouche
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Ideas for Safbrew T-58
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Ideas for Safbrew T-58

...a beer that was 92% 6-row vienna... 6-row Vienna?! I didn't even know there was such a thing. Very cool. Does sound like a delicious beer bellebouche. 6-row is offered by my maltster (continental europe) as an option on base malts too (Pale) and some of their speciality malts (like this) are 6-r...
by bellebouche
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Ideas for Safbrew T-58
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: Ideas for Safbrew T-58

It's quite versatile. I've just used some (by way of an experiment) on a beer that was 92% 6-row vienna, 8% wheat, lots of citra at the flavour/aroma stages and an inhuman quantity of another dry-hop during the cold conditioning phase. I fermented the lot over a long/steady 18c temperature controlle...
by bellebouche
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2012 UK National Homebrew Competition
Replies: 182
Views: 22101

Re: 2012 UK National Homebrew Competition

Had a good look through the website, very pleased to see the field is split by BJCP category - excellent.

Couldn't see definitively one way or the other... are you accepting international entries?
by bellebouche
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Timber Clad Vessel Project
Replies: 76
Views: 7428

Re: Timber Clad Vessel Project

I've been absent from JBK for a while (a lot of reasons) but this is one of my old fave threads - it looks wonderful!

Bravo!

Have to ask, how is it working out in reality, did you finish it - or refinish it after initial use?

Good work - looks wonderful.
by bellebouche
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG #11 Bad company IPA
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: Bad company IPA

Your efficiency? My guess is it's the mash ratio. 8kg of grain with 11 litres of water? After absorption you've very little room for the enzymes to circulate and will rapidly saturate the free liquid with sugars.

That spent grain - full of sugar. Give it to someone with chickens!
by bellebouche
Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Kit fermentation times - are they just 'aving a larf?
Replies: 18
Views: 1412

Re: Kit fermentation times - are they just 'aving a larf?

A frequently asked question... some experience and advice. You don't state the OG of the wort before you added your yeast. If it was higher (you're making a kit so might not have diluted back fully) then you FG may be higher than expected. Oxygenation. You don't expand on your oxygenation technique ...
by bellebouche
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Malterie Franco-Belges, Pithiviers.
Replies: 6
Views: 2606

Re: Malterie Franco-Belges, Pithiviers.

pdtnc wrote:Cool :)

300kg?!!!!!!!!!!!
Ahh, not all mine.
by bellebouche
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: A brewday with my Dad - 29th April.
Replies: 23
Views: 4018

Re: A brewday with my Dad - 29th April.

Ahh, went with t58 in the end. Pitched at 18c after my wort would not go below 27 by using an IC. Had to put it into a fermentation cabinet and let it cool down by tweaking the temperature controller. Perils of brewing outdoors on a 37 degree day. I swear as fast as I was cooling the brew the sun wa...
by bellebouche
Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: A brewday with my Dad - 29th April.
Replies: 23
Views: 4018

Re: A brewday with my Dad - 29th April.

pantsmachine wrote:What are you fermenting with?
I've not pitched yet, just letting it settle after chilling. I think I'll use the Fullers strain.

Have a starter of that ready to rock. ( also some t58 and a new-to-me culture grown on from the titanic brewery )
by bellebouche
Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: A brewday with my Dad - 29th April.
Replies: 23
Views: 4018

Re: A brewday with my Dad - 29th April.

Updated recipe. Le Chat Noir 2012 Mild Recipe Specs ---------------- Batch Size (L): 30.0 Total Grain (kg): 5.820 Total Hops (g): 20.00 Original Gravity (OG): 1.041 (°P): 10.2 Final Gravity (FG): 1.010 (°P): 2.6 Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.03 % Colour (SRM): 29.6 (EBC): 58.2 Bitterness (IBU): 13.9 ...
by bellebouche
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: A brewday with my Dad - 29th April.
Replies: 23
Views: 4018

Re: A brewday with my Dad - 29th April.

Just went to the river to see if the wild hops are ready... long shot! Way too early, tiny flowers all green, no hop aroma yet. Oh well. Minor tweak on the recipe this time out (my fourth rebrew now) as I have a new crystal malt. I'll post later when I'm back home... I did video my neighbours grain ...
by bellebouche
Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: A brewday with my Dad - 29th April.
Replies: 23
Views: 4018

Re: A brewday with my Dad - 29th April.

Waking up this thread again as I weigh out the grains for a rebrew. It's good to return to an old favourite.

My pops will be here in three weeks and this'll be light, fresh and a taste I know he loves. Oh how I love brewing.
by bellebouche
Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Malterie Franco-Belges, Pithiviers.
Replies: 6
Views: 2606

Malterie Franco-Belges, Pithiviers.

Gents, Dispatches from the front line... on the continent! I had an opportunity to visit the maltster that makes a lot of the continental malts I use. They're miles from me (about an hour south-west of Paris) in Pithiviers but it was an interesting trip as I was up in that neck of the woods for anot...
by bellebouche
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Yeast comparison test brew
Replies: 32
Views: 8158

Re: Yeast comparison test brew

A very brief coda on this experiment... I was reminded to return here after some comments on Fermentis T58 elsewhere. Three key takeaways from it for me :- 1) I've not used S04 since. I was disappointed with its performance in this batch and on reflection a lot of the taste characteristics I found f...