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by DaveyT
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Rye based recipe suggestions please?!
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: Rye based recipe suggestions please?!

I did a nice rye beer that I want to make my house rye. I guess I need to brew it again before that can happen! I used flaked rye as I can just pop to the health food shop to get it. The recipe was: Base malt 20% flaked rye 10% Crisp Amber malt 5% brown malt 5% crystal rye I used Madarin Bavaria hop...
by DaveyT
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Christmas beer
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: Christmas beer

Do a search on here for Festive Fist Fight. It's the most highly rated Christmas beer I've seen. Never tried it, though.
by DaveyT
Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Saisson Recipe
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Saisson Recipe

I've just done a recipe I got from Drew Beechum on one of the BeerSmith podcasts. (They're on YouTube and worth looking up.) He says his go-to saison is about 90% Pilsner malt and 8% oats. It's looking good in the fermenter. I've used less than 5% amber malt (Crisp which is lighter than others) with...
by DaveyT
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: EMERGENCY - please help
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: EMERGENCY - please help

DaveyT wrote:I could only think of two words: barnyard and vomit. That was when I peered under the lid. When the lid was on, I kept thinking there was some bad chicken in the kitchen. It was exactly that smell throughout the whole kitchen.
EDIT: BeerSmith Podcast 108 with Michael Dawson. It's very good.
by DaveyT
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: EMERGENCY - please help
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: EMERGENCY - please help

I could only think of two words: barnyard and vomit. That was when I peered under the lid. When the lid was on, I kept thinking there was some bad chicken in the kitchen. It was exactly that smell throughout the whole kitchen.
by DaveyT
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: EMERGENCY - please help
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: EMERGENCY - please help

Nevermind, Seymour. I live in high density Spanish housing so the neighbours may have complained about the smell. Also just listened to the BeerSmith podcast with the Wylabs guy talking about sour beer which makes me wonder how lucky I would've got with my choice of bacteria.
by DaveyT
Mon Oct 12, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: EMERGENCY - please help
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: EMERGENCY - please help

Shame you're 48 hours too late, Seymour! Would've been a good one, too, by the sounds of it. I brewed again yesterday and got three saisons out of it. I used the Pacific Jade, as intended, which smell like they would've gone down well in a Berlinner Weiss-style saison, too. I'll remember for next ti...
by DaveyT
Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: EMERGENCY - please help
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: EMERGENCY - please help

When I came to boil this, it had really taken off. The krausen was at least an inch, with obvious activity bubbling up, and the smell was unbearable. Thanks for the advice concerning not boiling, fego; that idea hadn't occurred to me at all. Boiling wouldn't have achieved much as things had really p...
by DaveyT
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: EMERGENCY - please help
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

EMERGENCY - please help

I'm in trouble... My usual method is to mash one night and boil the next. So I mashed 92% Pilsner malt and 8% oats last night for a saison of about 1.037 OG (before later fruit additions). BUT I live in the Canary Islands and it's our hottest part of the year with the average outside temp at the mom...
by DaveyT
Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Three breakfast beers - any ideas?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1085

Re: Three breakfast beers - any ideas?!

A bit of coffee? You'd have to be careful with the amounts, esp if you want to keep the colour and flavours of the pale ale. Weren't there a few coffee lagers around recently?
by DaveyT
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#57 - Green Hop
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: AG#57 - Green Hop

That looks great. Did they soak up any wort?
by DaveyT
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Honey Pale Ale
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Honey Pale Ale

I always use 15% honey after primary fermentation has died down. Usually a week in.
by DaveyT
Thu May 21, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Stout Recipe
Replies: 9
Views: 2102

Re: Stout Recipe

There's a good clone of Hop Back's Entire Stout. I used about 6% each of crystal malt, chocolate malt and roast barley. The rest was DME. Hops were challenger for bittering and EKG for flavour. DOn't put loads of EKG in, though. Perhaps 20g for 20 litres. Go for 30IBU and as strong as you want. I go...
by DaveyT
Thu May 14, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Coriander Wheat Beer
Replies: 6
Views: 754

Re: Coriander Wheat Beer

I used 5g for 14 litres and it was just what I wanted. You couldn't tell it was there but then I re-did the same beer and forgot to add it and it wasn't as good the second time round. It really brought out the hops nicely. I crushed them then tied them up in a bit of cloth then added them for the la...
by DaveyT
Tue May 05, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Do you use irish moss in extract brews?
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Re: Do you use irish moss in extract brews?

Yes, except in dark beers like milds and porters.