7 beers 2 men 1 day ( Slovenian hops)

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7 beers 2 men 1 day ( Slovenian hops)

Post by demig » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:37 pm

Today is the inaugural first joint brew of
Demig and F00b3r.

Today we are attempting 7 beers in one day. Beer one is a Sarah Hughes Ruby Mild Graham Wheeler recipe. The other is a base test beer we are splitting into 6 to test the Slovenian hops I recently won from Geterbrewed. Each will have a different hop in and this will let us evaluate the hops and also do some blending of the beers with a view to developing a nice Slovenian beer.
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We are off and running with the Sarah Hughes mild. The brews will be staggered and it will all get frantic!


Mashing in for the mild
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Re: 7 beers 2 men 1 day ( Slovenian hops)

Post by sbond10 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:48 pm

Looks good wait until you open the cardinal oh my word

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Re: 7 beers 2 men 1 day ( Slovenian hops)

Post by demig » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:54 pm

One mistake so far. It's Biab but where's the bag.... That's right it's not in the boiler :)

Looking forward to the opening that now!

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Re: 7 beers 2 men 1 day ( Slovenian hops)

Post by demig » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:07 pm

Second beer is mashing, first beer is just coming to the boil. Getting hectic so will add recipes etc in later:) we had a nightmare transferring wort around to get boiler clean after failing to use the bag but all going reasonably well

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Re: 7 beers 2 men 1 day ( Slovenian hops)

Post by demig » Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:06 pm

Wort for the Slovenian beers has been taken out of the buffalo and is on the stove ready for hop additions. First 3 beers are with :
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All going reasonable well, one lesson learnt don't take a pan of boiling wort by the base when F00b3r passes it to you.

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Re: 7 beers 2 men 1 day ( Slovenian hops)

Post by demig » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:12 pm

Beer 4 and 5 going into the final stages. Using
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Sarah Hughes mild had to sit for a while but is now boiling.

This has proved to be a challenge!

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Re: 7 beers 2 men 1 day ( Slovenian hops)

Post by far9410 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:19 pm

looks like a fun day guys!
no palate, no patience.


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Re: 7 beers 2 men 1 day ( Slovenian hops)

Post by demig » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:08 pm

Thanks, still going strong! Chiller just about to be fired up on the Sarah Hughes Mild.

No beer has been drunk yet but we are ready for one.

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Re: 7 beers 2 men 1 day ( Slovenian hops)

Post by sbond10 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:57 am

Looking fantastic can't wait to here how its going on

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Re: 7 beers 2 men 1 day ( Slovenian hops)

Post by f00b4r » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:13 am

It was a long day but despite a couple of mistakes like not putting the bag in the first boiler before mashing in (thank goodness I have fermenters that you can put hot wort into!) we came good and the beers are all in the fridge fermenting away. We will update the thread with pics and more detail later. Two people definitely makes for an easier and fun day

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Re: 7 beers 2 men 1 day ( Slovenian hops)

Post by f00b4r » Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:25 pm

I blame the brewing on Grainfather before for making me forget the bag, thanks goodness for having HDPE fermenters and a 5L jug as it meant it was a relatively quick job to line a fermenter with the BIAB bag, fill, pull the bag, jet out the Buffalo and then transfer the wort ready back for boiling! I won't be nattering away forgetting to do that again! :lol: :doh:

Here are some more pics:

75L of water treated the night before ready for brew day along with the Hop Test Bitter grist weighed out and warming up:

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The Slovenian hopped beers tucked up in the fermentation chamber (the Cascade being the last had a lot more trub/break material in it):

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21L of the Sarah Hughes' Dark Ruby Mild tucked up in the fermentation chamber:

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Early signs of fermentation:

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12 hours after pitching:

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40 hours after pitching:

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Using a sterilised syringe I drew wort from just under the Sarah Hughes' krausen and transferred it to a sterilised pet bottle and then let this ferment out, within a few hours I could see a nice yeast sediment forming at the bottom; this is now stored in the fridge and should provide a good source for a new starter of WLP005. IPA posted this method over on the craft brewing.org forum and it seems a fantastic way to harvest yeast (also if something goes wrong I can always harvest from the yeast cake)

Doing so many beers definitely added a long time to the day but it should be great to have a range of beers to taste and it is definitely more fun brewing with two.

The good thing is that I also am being sent some of the Slovenian hops from the promotion run on here so we will definitely make something else with them too. :mrgreen:

Really looking forward to trying the Sarah Hughes beer as well as it gets such rave reviews.

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