Discussion on brewing beer from malt extract, hops, and yeast.
malachy wrote:Re Hob Goblin if I were to bottle in 500ml and use carbonation drops, how many? 1 or 2 I usually use 2 for 750mls. May be a stupid question.
I certainly would not use 2 as it would just be too fizzy for that beer so if you are going to use them I would have to say 1 drop.
They are very convenient but I don't tend to use the drops these days as it limits you to the set amount and type of priming sugar. I prefer to boil up whatever sugar I am using with a few hundred mls of water then cool this and gently stir it into the beer in the bottling bucket just before bottling. For me I know that, for 20l of a bitter, 60g of sugar will be just right (ymmv).
Many Thanks will give that a go
Yeah i'd say 1 too. I always used 1.5 (cut them in half with a knife, not too easy) but as Jimp said 2 would be too fizzy and could even blow the bottle up
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[quote="Wyvern"][b]Leffe taste-a-like type belgian beer[/b] - slightly darker than leffe though
For 11 Litres
1.7 kg. Liquid Light Extract
.5 kg. Dry Light Extract
.3 kg. Candi Sugar Clear
35 g. Hallertauer Hersbrucker boiled 45 min.
14 g. Czech Saaz (Whole, 2.5 %AA) boiled 15 min.
14 g. Czech Saaz (Whole, 2.5 %AA) boiled 2 min.
Yeast : WYEAST 1214 Belgian Abbey
This actually tasted good enough to drink straight from the FV and even better as it aged.
Considering making this as a first step into extract brewing. What would you recommend as boil volume? Brewtoad seems to suggest around 13.2L whilst Brewmate is around 1L less.
I've been looking for a nice Belgian extract recipe, will try this one.