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by soupdragon
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Wish me luck
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Wish me luck

Just got back from a few days in London and checked the S.G. Down to 1.009 ( as per Grahams recipe ) in 6 days, will check it again tomorrow. If there's no change I'll finish off the last few pints of Coopers bitter to free up a barrel and get it in there :) I wish I could fast forward a week or so ...
by soupdragon
Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Sticking Munton's (Woodfordes) Kits - Information and offer
Replies: 284
Views: 34444

Re: Sticking Munton's (Woodfordes) Kits - Information and offer

Did my Wherry with S-04 but after 2 weeks it would only drop to 1.012. Thought i was doing well getting it that low. Fermented it a bit on the cool side ( 18c ). Tasted ok tho, if a bit hazy....... Should be cracking into the Colne by next weekend I hope :) Tom let us know what the Colne tastes lik...
by soupdragon
Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Sticking Munton's (Woodfordes) Kits - Information and offer
Replies: 284
Views: 34444

Re: Sticking Munton's (Woodfordes) Kits - Information and offer

Did my Wherry with S-04 but after 2 weeks it would only drop to 1.012. Thought i was doing well getting it that low. Fermented it a bit on the cool side ( 18c ). Tasted ok tho, if a bit hazy.......
Should be cracking into the Colne by next weekend I hope :)
Tom
by soupdragon
Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Sticking Munton's (Woodfordes) Kits - Information and offer
Replies: 284
Views: 34444

Re: Sticking Munton's (Woodfordes) Kits - Information and offer

I've just bottled a colne valley and got it down to 1.008 after 14 days in the FV using S04 yeast. Just looked at my brew log and my previous fixby gold in January spent 10 days getting down to 1.014 using the yeast from the kit. Both kits' brew water temps were kept at between 19.5-20c Did you use...
by soupdragon
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: to boil or not to boil that is the question
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: to boil or not to boil that is the question

Yep, 1st brew and I did get some break material but obviously not as much as if I'd boiled up with the full amount of malt. If OldSpeckledBadger is about, he has a lot more info on the method as it's the one he uses :)
Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Beer Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Beer Engine

good post soupdragon it confused me too, thanks guys for advice I hope Graham doesn't think I'm complaining about the software, far from it. It's helped me no end :) I'm just a little confused. Mind you, it may be designed with full length boils in mind so my queery might not really apply. Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: to boil or not to boil that is the question
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: to boil or not to boil that is the question

planing to do a 23ltr brew in a 10ltr boiler the guys on here av helped me a lot as best way to go about it but am a bit comfused.one way is to only put half the extract in the boiler at the begining and ad the rest 15mins from end,ok with that but does it go thro another hot break? the other way i...
by soupdragon
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Beer Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Beer Engine

The volume field is the final amount of beer you want in your FV. I did think that but if the boil volume combined with the quantity of malt determines your hop extraction, how are you supposed to make accurate calculations? Or doesn't the small ammount of displacement by the malt really make that ...
by soupdragon
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Wish me luck
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Wish me luck

Well done on your first extract brew. Time to start planning your second ;) As soon as one the Colne valley is down to about 10 pints I'll get some of that dried extract from work and do the same recipe to see if it's ok for brewing use. I hope it's ok, spray malt isn't the cheapest of ingredients ...
by soupdragon
Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Wish me luck
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Wish me luck

Well that's my 1st extract brew in the fermenter. Did a partial boil ( OldSpeckledBadger's method ), was surprised how little foam was produced when the boil finally got going. I only used 1kg of dried malt in 10 litres with the hops, so if I've worked it out correctly ( and brewed it right ) I shou...
by soupdragon
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Beer Engine
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Beer Engine

Hi all
When working out ebu, malt quantity and hops for a partial malt extract boil, does the "volume" in beer engine refer to boil length with or without the malt in the liquor? Not sure how much displacement there is and how much effect it will have on the hop extraction.
Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: First Extract Brew - Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby
Replies: 56
Views: 2831

Re: First Extract Brew - Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby

Extra beer is always good :)
Thanks for the info. I hope I can make good use of it all :D
Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Maximum safe boil volume
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Maximum safe boil volume

Moorhouse's are a Burnley brewery and their mild, Black Cat is an outstanding brew ( won many awards ). Only ever had it from the brewery tap when visiting Burnley tho :(
I'll have to brew yours and try it for myself :)
Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Maximum safe boil volume
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Maximum safe boil volume

Mr Badger
As a side question...........
Is your recipe for Brock's Bostin' Black Country Mild ( just searched for it ) anything like Moorhouse's Black Cat? And please don't say, yes it's dark :wink: :lol:
Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Maximum safe boil volume
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Maximum safe boil volume

Yes, I've been doing tons of research. Once the penny dropped, I've found the beer engine to be most usefull :)
Cheers Tom