AG#28 (BIAB#9): Viral Monster B

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AG#28 (BIAB#9): Viral Monster B

Post by Moley » Sun May 17, 2020 10:53 am

First off I should explain that my brew names are usually a play on the hops I am using. In this case I am aiming for a hop monster using Minstrel and Bravo, and this seemed like a very convenient anagram, apart from the spare B.

I have just doughed in and have 5kg Maris plus 200g dark crystal all wrapped up in an old sleeping bag at 67C.

My first brew for 4 years happened 4 weeks ago using 11kg of old grain which had been securely double wrapped and forgotten about down my cellar, plus whatever hops I could find in the freezer. Split between two buckets and fermented with different yeasts (Mangrove Jack’s West Coast and Empire - in date) these were bottled two weeks ago and should be ready for testing soon. Volumes and gravities worked out more by luck than judgement, today’s brew (with fresh grain but still old hops) has been planned a bit better but I’m still trying to remember what to do.

Will try to add pictures later.

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Re: AG#28 (BIAB#9): Viral Monster B

Post by Moley » Sun May 17, 2020 11:06 am

Question: BB Code is off and I can’t post attachments, is that because I have only just re-registered?

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Re: AG#28 (BIAB#9): Viral Monster B

Post by simple one » Sun May 17, 2020 11:10 am

Moley wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 11:06 am
Question: BB Code is off and I can’t post attachments, is that because I have only just re-registered?
I think so. I seem to have no difficulties.

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Re: AG#28 (BIAB#9): Viral Monster B

Post by Moley » Mon May 18, 2020 7:23 am

Ok, I think I have now satisfied the X posts and/or Y days anti-spam precautions, so photos might work now.

Quite a few years ago, with the help of Wez, Vossy and Eskimobob from the old homebrew forum, I made the transition from kit mixer to 3-tier AG brewer. Then one day I lent my 30 litre coolbox mash tun to another local forum member while I took what many might consider to be a retrograde step and had a bash at BIAB. I never went back, and told the other guy he could keep the tun.

Set up and ready to go, with my helpers big derrick and little urn.
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Brew on, derrick holding the grain bag with a further 10 litres at 75C waiting for a sparge dunk.
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And thanks to the Brewfather app, which I was trying for the first time, almost bang on target with 22.5 litres at 1.056
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Re: AG#28 (BIAB#9): Viral Monster B

Post by Moley » Mon May 18, 2020 7:26 am

Not fair! It worked when I hit ‘Preview’.

Trying again.
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Re: AG#28 (BIAB#9): Viral Monster B

Post by Bad 'Ed » Mon May 18, 2020 9:15 am

Hey Moley, nice to see you brewing again. I'm planning to copy you soon. This not going to the pub any more business has made me hanker after bitter and the simpler pales. Going to get a landlord clone on or perhaps some eighty shilling or something.
Never enough time...

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Re: AG#28 (BIAB#9): Viral Monster B

Post by guypettigrew » Mon May 18, 2020 12:54 pm

Moley wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:26 am
Not fair! It worked when I hit ‘Preview’.

If you want to put more than one photo up you have to click 'submit' without hitting preview. Hitting preview removes all but one of the photos. It's a 'feature' of the board which phBB must have built into it for some reason! Very annoying.

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