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by Monkeybrew
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)

I kegged this brew last Sunday, and tried a sneaky half pint tester after 5 days, and for any beer that tastes this good at this early stage, it get's my vote :D 20180615_195706.jpg Even though the Citra are strong, the sweet malt base is present, and I would assume that this will balance out a bit ...
by Monkeybrew
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)

MB, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, BLAH! :D Glad it all worked OK for you! Sunday I will be `Taste Testing` the 3 bottles you sent me last year [-o< Oooops, forgot about those. And 2 of Barnsley Brewers Beers. That is the plan but I am going to see Pink Floyd on Saturday, so depending on how I am on Sunda...
by Monkeybrew
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)

MB, Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah, BLAH! :D Glad it all worked OK for you! Sunday I will be `Taste Testing` the 3 bottles you sent me last year [-o< Oooops, forgot about those. And 2 of Barnsley Brewers Beers. That is the plan but I am going to see Pink Floyd on Saturday, so depending on how I am on Sunda...
by Monkeybrew
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)

I checked the gravity on day 8, and it was sitting at 1.014 and there was still that thick gloopy krausen on top of the brew that you get with West Coast yeast. Checked it again today on day 11 and the krausen was gone and the gravity is now reading 1.011, so I've added the 50g of Citra Pellets dry ...
by Monkeybrew
Sun May 27, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)

Brilliant write up MB. I love my Grainfather, it has reignited my spark for brewing and makes me want to brew regularly. Cheers MG, I hadn't lost my spark, but my 3 vessel kit took up a fair bit of room when I wasn't using it and my homemade boiler had lasted well for the 29 brews that I used it fo...
by Monkeybrew
Sun May 27, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

Re: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)

Jim wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 8:53 am
Usually brewhouse efficiency is down the sparge in my experience.

Nice post for anyone considering a GF. :)
I would say that my sparge went well, as my mash efficiency was 88%, but I think that I lost some wort in the chiller that probably affected my overall brewhouse efficiency.

MB
by Monkeybrew
Sun May 27, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)
Replies: 9
Views: 1301

AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)

After lots of reading, watching YouTube videos, saving and also the selling of some kit, I finally received my Grainfather on Monday this week :D I can honestly say that it was a joy to use, and it made most of the brewday experience very relaxing, as everything felt very controlled. The only stage ...
by Monkeybrew
Sat May 26, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#28 - Fool's Pale Ale (NZ)
Replies: 16
Views: 1746

Re: AG#28 - Fool's Pale Ale (NZ)

Mine neither. The NZ hops were very disappointing. Maybe too old. Yeah, I'm thinking I had the same issue too. Both of my 100g packs were sealed and stored in the freezer, but the Wai-iti were 2014 and even though the Cascade were 2016, they didn't excite me when I opened the pack. The 2017 Citra p...
by Monkeybrew
Sat May 26, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#28 - Fool's Pale Ale (NZ)
Replies: 16
Views: 1746

Re: AG#28 - Fool's Pale Ale (NZ)

This brew hasn't quite turned out as I'd hopped, but saying that I have been making regular trips to my keg in the garage in this hot weather. It is certainly very refreshing, if not a little bit more bitter than I wanted and the hops aren't as powerful as I was expecting either, considering how man...
by Monkeybrew
Sat May 26, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 4194

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

Well, did my first Grainfather brew last night and all went fairly well. Having never used a counterflow chiller before, I was being a bit of a numpty with the whole process, but then realised that I needed to slow the hot wort flow down! #-o I went with the Grainfather recipe figures for this this ...
by Monkeybrew
Fri May 25, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3635

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

Hi Dennis, What ballpark starting alkalinity should I be shooting for with this grainbill please? Planning a Citra, Galaxy and Apollo version with your grain bill and hop timings :) Cheers MB I normally aim for around 20ppm Brewing Citra Delight this evening and got my water down to 19.5ppm :wink: ...
by Monkeybrew
Mon May 21, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 4194

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

I'm probably way behind with this, but I was playing with the GF recipe designer at the weekend and noticed that the Grainfather absorption rate is now adjustable.

Literally waiting for DPD to deliver mine today.

Cheers

MB
by Monkeybrew
Fri May 18, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3635

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

Cheers Dennis,

Have you tried this grainbill with any other hop variety?

MB
by Monkeybrew
Fri May 18, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 3635

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

Hi Dennis,

What ballpark starting alkalinity should I be shooting for with this grainbill please?

Planning a Citra, Galaxy and Apollo version with your grain bill and hop timings :)

Cheers

MB
by Monkeybrew
Mon May 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 4194

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

Certainly been an interesting little read this thread. I am ordering my GF this week and will be coming from a 3V system, so expect to see a time saving on my normal brewday and clean up, which normally takes about 6 hours. My sparge normally takes about an hour at the moment, so 30 minutes sounds g...