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by super_simian
Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Build me a mild
Replies: 32
Views: 15111

Re: Build me a mild

BX as bittering in a dark ale is killer; the dark malts and blackcurranty hops really work together.
by super_simian
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: SEYMOUR BLACK RYE-P-A
Replies: 45
Views: 4698

Re: SEYMOUR BLACK RYE-P-A

Well, I thought I'd report back; after finally sourcing some 514 locally, I used it in my house ale, which I have used Coopers in many times. Not a true side by side comparison, but I'm not anal enough to split batches etc. This yeast is very different, in aroma, flavour and flocculation/sedimentati...
by super_simian
Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Is there a cure for fizz?
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Re: Is there a cure for fizz?

Has the flavour or aroma changed noticeably? I went through a real problem with gushers i while back, which I put down to wild yeast, most likely S.diastaticus (which chews through any unfermented dextrins and smells highly phenolic) probably from brewing in an area where a lot of people have fruit ...
by super_simian
Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Brewers caramel & Invert Syrup
Replies: 3
Views: 1885

Re: Brewers caramel & Invert Syrup

Invert sugars are integral to the flavour of a number of quintessentially British styles, most prominently Mild. Using grains will not get a similar result. http://www.unholymess.com/blog/beer-brewing-info/making-brewers-invert/comment-page-1 is my go-to for whipping up a batch of invert. My experie...
by super_simian
Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: EMERGENCY - please help
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: EMERGENCY - please help

Unbearable? Like vomit/cheese or like excrement? I've intentionally sour mashed three times and been lucky twice, and unlucky once. And the unlucky one was enough to kill a brown dog... If it was that bad, you did the right thing.
by super_simian
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: SEYMOUR BLACK RYE-P-A
Replies: 45
Views: 4698

Re: SEYMOUR BLACK RYE-P-A

Pretty sure Seymour said the bulk was blended to overcome attenuation issues. So both yeasts are present.
by super_simian
Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No-Chill Brewing and Hop Schedules
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: No-Chill Brewing and Hop Schedules

TheSumOfAllBeers wrote:Once it goes in the cube, you won't lose aroma. It is trapped now until you pitch it.
That's not entirely accurate. The hop oils will continue to isomerise in the hot wort, and may shift from delivering aroma to flavour or bitterness.
by super_simian
Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Banana from windsor
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Re: Banana from windsor

jaroporter wrote:yeast still in suspension and not at FG.... ....do ya think it might still be fermenting.. ?? :roll:
What's your:

Original gravity?
Expected final gravity?
Current actual gravity?
by super_simian
Sat Oct 03, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No-Chill Brewing and Hop Schedules
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: No-Chill Brewing and Hop Schedules

My advice is: don't stuff around with the process. Transfer too cool and you will lose cubes to wild yeast and bacteria. Move your hop additions too radically, you will end up with unbalanced beer. Keep it simple.
by super_simian
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:56 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: leffe brun
Replies: 39
Views: 4934

Re: leffe brun

...And corn sugar as table white or belgian canDi? Guessing last 15 minute of boil ?... Corn sugar is dextrose or brewing suger over here Right. Don't overthink it. I guarantee AB-Inbev is not using a fancy, expensive form of sugar. Any ol' cheap white table sugar will do: corn, cane, beet, etc. Th...
by super_simian
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Storing wort
Replies: 11
Views: 678

Re: Storing wort

No chill requires that wort goes into the storage container hot to pasteurise it. This means no cold break, and any late hop additions will isomerise for a lot longer. In practice, factor all late hops as if they went in 20 mins earlier. This can limit your brewing styles - us pale ales are a chall...
by super_simian
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: SEYMOUR BLACK RYE-P-A
Replies: 45
Views: 4698

Re: SEYMOUR BLACK RYE-P-A

Thanks for the reply Seymour, interesting stuff.
by super_simian
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: SEYMOUR BLACK RYE-P-A
Replies: 45
Views: 4698

Re: SEYMOUR BLACK RYE-P-A

Seymour, a couple of points and questions if I may: -I'm 99% sure the Coopers dry yeast as sold separately is 100% their proprietary yeast, not a blend. The blends only come packaged with the kits. -The proprietary dry strain (Ac) was developed by Coopers to most closely replicate their commercial c...
by super_simian
Fri Sep 18, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Lallemand Abbaye
Replies: 14
Views: 1960

Re: Lallemand Abbaye

Mangrove Jack make a Belgian ale yeast that I have used once, but on an odd recipe that doesn't showcase it. Would like to heat others opinions on it. I did a run of Saisons and BSA's 18 months ago alternating Belle Saison and MJ Belgian. Much preferred the Belle Saison beers; found the MJ to be ve...
by super_simian
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Grain replacements
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: Grain replacements

Is UK roasted wheat a close match for midnight wheat? http://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=35 I've never seen roasted wheat, but it could be. Pretty sure Midnight Wheat is a proprietary name for a brand of roasted wheat. Debittered roasted malts are made (in broad terms) b...