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by super_simian
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Anyone interested in a winter warmer
Replies: 65
Views: 9558

Re: Anyone interested in a winter warmer

Looks good Super Simian. I can't get hold of mild malt. I always use Vienna. I still haven't found out if the two are really similar but I've made 2 different styles of mild using both Vienna from Weyermann and Best Malz with good results. I like the idea of flakes maize and invert no 3 - like a tr...
by super_simian
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Anyone interested in a winter warmer
Replies: 65
Views: 9558

Re: Anyone interested in a winter warmer

Winter Warmer, currently bottle conditioning (early tastes are very promising); OG:1.071 FG:1.018 Mild Ale malt 68% Flaked maize 14% Invert #3 10% Medium Crystal 7% Carafa III 1% Challenger 6.8%AA 42IBU 60min Danstar ESB yeast - 70% attenuation, fermented at 19C. ESB water profile. Estery, but not o...
by super_simian
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: All Pilsener in a saison; too plain?
Replies: 14
Views: 1538

Re: All Pilsener in a saison; too plain?

I've used Belle Saison a fair bit, with mostly great results. My tips are: - No sugar. BS will ferment all the way down. All the way. - A hit of Vienna or Munich will add malt complexity and colour, but SFA in residual gravity. See above point. - Don't bother with any crystal malts. See point 1. - D...
by super_simian
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: An incredibly boring beer
Replies: 84
Views: 7708

Re: An incredibly boring beer

Eric wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:34 pm
Worts made with modest amount of oats will go rancid without the sanitising influence of being well boiled with hops present and beers after normal fermentation have short shelf lives.
Got some solid evidence for this claim?
by super_simian
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Flaked Corn where to buy??
Replies: 19
Views: 4578

Re: Flaked Corn where to buy??

I've done it a few times; the night before, 500g polenta to 2L water, bought to a boil, then cooked to mush. Left to cool, once it hits 70C throw in a handful of crushed base malt. Thick porridge magically becomes loose in minutes*! The next day, include the 2L (or whatever) of water in your total w...
by super_simian
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: New England IPA conditioning/turnaround
Replies: 9
Views: 1917

Re: New England IPA conditioning/turnaround

I don't want to be "that bloke" on this one; but I have drunk some stunning NEIPAs and some clunkers. And every one I drank that was a 10/10 was brewery fresh, less than a week old. What I'm saying is that this is a style which doesn't benefit from natural carbonation or packaging. Given you've said...
by super_simian
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jacks French Saison yeast
Replies: 7
Views: 1903

Re: Mangrove Jacks French Saison yeast

IMHO the difference between MJ and Belle Saison are minimal; very very close to one another. The super low FG leads me to believe they are both probably var. diastaticus.
by super_simian
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jacks French Saison yeast
Replies: 7
Views: 1903

Re: Mangrove Jacks French Saison yeast

Yeah, it's not bad hey? A bit more acidic than Belle Saison, with less fruit. Watch yourself if you're bottle conditioning though, it always wants to overcarb.
by super_simian
Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Marston's Pedigree bottle conditioned
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: Marston's Pedigree bottle conditioned

Just drank one. Poured out to the bottom of the bottle, so clear I can see the condensation on the other side of the glass. Nothing left in the bottle. Still says bottle conditioned? Never had a BC beer pour so clear.
by super_simian
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Mauribrew 514 attenation
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Mauribrew 514 attenation

73-76%
by super_simian
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Deep clean
Replies: 16
Views: 1261

Re: Deep clean

1.7ml of bleach, 1.7ml vinegar in 1 litre of water. Kills mould spores, bacteria, wild yeast. "No-rinse" but I chuck it into my StarSan regime to keep all nasties at bay.
by super_simian
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Salty Watermelon Gose
Replies: 4
Views: 914

Re: Salty Watermelon Gose

I just had this thought combination also! I'll be going low OG and kettle souring though. How did you determine your salt addition? I can't decide 0.5g/L or 1g/L.
by super_simian
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Bombardier Recipe
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: Bombardier Recipe

Their mash - 52C for 40mins then raise 1degree per minute to 74C for 60mins , 78C mashout. I'd be lazy and just do 67C mash for 60mins. The issue there is the high percentage of adjuncts -I believe their crazy mash schedule is to balance the 30% 'sugar' in terms of fermentability. A single infusion...
by super_simian
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Persistent infection nightmare
Replies: 101
Views: 9568

Re: Persistent infection nightmare

How airtight is your fermenter -does it hold positive CO2 pressure during fermentation? Why do you open the lid?
by super_simian
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Harvesting/Recycling Yeast
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

Re: Harvesting/Recycling Yeast

Dumping on the yeast cake pretty mush ensures over-pitching -which might be your intention, and if so, go for it. If not, use a pitching rate calculator.