Starting to get addictive?

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Starting to get addictive?

Post by Incy » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:56 pm

Just put Mad Millie lager and Youngs Definitive lager in the fermenting buckets.
The Golden crown is conditioning nicely, so I should have enough empty bottles for at least one of these two when they are ready.
One will have to go in a barrel though.

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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by Incy » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:46 am

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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by Dennis King » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:48 am

Yes it is addictive.

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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by Cobnut » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:05 am

I'm sure you mean the brewing and not the drinking ;-)
Fermenting: Summer ale
Conditioning: Quickie Voss Kveik IPA, Make American Stout Great Again
Drinking: 100% Vienna Malt Faux Helles, SMASH Keeping Ale (Chevallier, First Gold, Voss Kveik), Haflinger (rather odd weizenbock), 'Ol 'Enry Brut IPA, Cherry Chocolate Dubbel Trubbel, A Galaxy Far, Far Away Black IPA (or maybe it's an American Stout?)
Planning:Witbier, Oatmeal Stout IV, Brown Ale, etc.

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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by Incy » Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:45 pm

Cobnut wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:05 am
I'm sure you mean the brewing and not the drinking ;-)
I have been addicted to the drinking far longer than the brewing :lol:

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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by WalesAles » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:25 pm

IWS,
How did it drop to 1000? Never seen that before in the couple of kits that I have done. =D>
Yes, addictive,

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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by Incy » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:13 pm

I am not sure how it dropped that low, I was expecting it to be 1.004 minimum.
I am wondering if it is because the fermenting temps were higher than they should have been, between 22C and 24C.

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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by guypettigrew » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:26 pm

Just have to ask. You have checked the hydrometer is reading properly, haven't you? ie 1.000 in water. Apologies if you've already done this.

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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by Incy » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:51 pm

guypettigrew wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:26 pm
Just have to ask. You have checked the hydrometer is reading properly, haven't you? ie 1.000 in water. Apologies if you've already done this.

Guy
I did wonder if it was reading correctly, so checked it the other day, 1.000 in tap water.
I am really not sure how the Mad Millies dropped so low, still new to all this.

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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by micmacmoc » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:57 pm

That seems really bonkers low gravity, it will probablyfloat away when you try and pour it! Won’t it be very very dry as a result? Have you tried a drop?

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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by orlando » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:56 am

Incy wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:51 pm
guypettigrew wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:26 pm
Just have to ask. You have checked the hydrometer is reading properly, haven't you? ie 1.000 in water. Apologies if you've already done this.

Guy
I did wonder if it was reading correctly, so checked it the other day, 1.000 in tap water.
I am really not sure how the Mad Millies dropped so low, still new to all this.
An infection is a possibility I'm afraid. Ale yeast is not able to go that low, not so sure about Lager yeast as I don't make them but would be very surprised if it did too.
I am "The Little Red Brooster"

Fermenting: Sunny Afternoon
Conditioning: He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (Wee Heavy) till December.
Drinking:With A Bitter Luck, Lightning Bolt (Golden Ale), Life Is Mild, From Russia With Love (RIS)

Up Next: Mama, He Treats Your Porter Mean (1838 Reid's Porter)
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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by Incy » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:57 pm

micmacmoc wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:57 pm
That seems really bonkers low gravity, it will probablyfloat away when you try and pour it! Won’t it be very very dry as a result? Have you tried a drop?
orlando wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:56 am
An infection is a possibility I'm afraid. Ale yeast is not able to go that low, not so sure about Lager yeast as I don't make them but would be very surprised if it did too.
I tried some when bottling and it tasted fine.
Been in the bottles 4 days now, put a couple in the fridge before I went to work this morning, far too early I know, but I was curious, not very clear yet, but has a nice crisp taste.

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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by micmacmoc » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:03 am

Just the job for a pint in the sunshine then?

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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by Incy » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:25 pm

micmacmoc wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:03 am
Just the job for a pint in the sunshine then?
As you suggested, it is on the dry side, not that I am complaining.
Hoping for more sunshine when it has finished conditioning.

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Re: Starting to get addictive?

Post by guypettigrew » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:51 pm

On the dry side? Not surprising as it finished at 1.000! Good to know it's enjoyable, though.

Bring on the sunshine.

Guy

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