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I shall be abstaining from brewdays for a while, normal service will resume once I’ve got through some of the beer!

This weekend I bottled my last two brews, Ta Moko II & Chinook Blonde and I’m still warm conditioning my Double IPA HopZilla IPA… so thats *6 crates of beer sat in our office/study/room/thing 🙂 *Crates hold 20 bottles of 500ml or 24 x 330ml

Garage beer stocks are pretty high with lots more full crates stashed in there too… the Temperature control on the fermentation fridge has been turned off and the HLT is empty! (Hop Freezer is Full!)

There are Whitelabs yeasts in the fridge to brew with once I get going again:

  • Brett WLP650 (Something with Flaked Oats and Wheat malt, lots of Cara/Crystal malts)
  • Belgian Blend (Might get some more Date Molasses)
  • Hefeweizen (I’ll go the whole decoction hog but hop with Amarillo & Nelson Sauvin +dry)
  • Kólsch (Ideas for an IPA, a Malty Smoke beer, and maybe a Red Rye)
  • San Diego Super (I’m sure I’ll have plenty of options for this one… US Brown re-brew with tweaks?)
  • Edinburgh Ale (Something British, might do a Fuggle IPA and a Coniston Bluebird-esqe bitter)

Malts are pretty plentiful too:

Pale Malt, Lager Malt, Caramalt, Choc Malt, Choc Wheat, Crystal, Extra Dark Crystal, Flaked Barley, Flaked Oats, Pale Crystal, Carahell, Roast Barley, Carapils, Cara-munich Type III, Carafa Special III, Special B, CaraAmber, Medium Peat Smoked, Roasted Wheat, Black Malt, Brown Malt, Roasted Rye, Crystal Rye, Cara Vienna, Pale Oat Malt, Melanoidin, Flaked Wheat, Muinch Type I, Munich Type II, Amber Malt, Rye Malt, Rauch Malt, Flaked Maize.

Bulging Hop Freezer:

UK Cascade, Columbus, Challenger, Fuggle, Bobek, Goldings, Magnum, Summit, Willamette, Apollo, Chinook, Hersbrucker, Simcoe, NZ Cascade, Tettnang, Green Bullet, Aramis, Junga, Mount Hood, Spalter Select, Marynka, Cluster, Amarillo, Lubelski, Centennial, Riwaka, Citra, Northern Brewer, Galaxy, Super Alpha, Summer, Stella, NZ Hallertau Aroma, Pacific Gem, Warrior, Delta, Topaz, Nelson Sauvin, Pacific Jade, Pacifica, Wai-iti, Kohatu, Wakatu, Motueka, East Kent Golding, Sticklebract.

I wonder how long I can go without firing up the HLT? 🙂 AG#88 will be a….????

TT Landlord mkII – I really wasn’t going to brew today… but I smacked the Wyeast 1469 yesterday with thoughts of building a bit bigger starter, then thought sod it as the pack states its a Pitchings worth, the pack is well swollen now.
I wanted to use Fuggles in the finish with Bobek but don’t have any to hand so Challenger it is!

Fermentables:
Pale Malt – 81%
Munich Malt – 10.4%
Crystal Malt – 6.2%
Flaked Oats – 2.4%

Hops:
Bobek @ 60 mins – 33g
Challenger @ 60 mins – 23g
East Kent Golding @ 10 mins – 26g
Bobek @ 0 mins – 21g
Challenger @ 0 mins – 22g

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.043
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol Content: 4.2% ABV
Total Liquor: 32.5 Litres
Mash Liquor: 10.4 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 80 %
Bitterness: 36 EBU
Colour: 20 EBC

Updates & Photos on Twitter and a duplicate of the pics here from my phone.
The Malts:
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Mash @ 68c for 1 hour:
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Hops weighed out:
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First Wort Hops:
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Just less than 10mins to boil:
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The West Yorkshire yeast:
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1045 or there abouts:
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🙂 No fuss brewday, yeast pitched at 21-22c

*Bottled 5th Feb ’11 with 1/2 Tsp sugar per bottle, no priming for the Cornie just hit with 30psi

Hmm, I think I need to do some serious brewing 😉

Úber Brewing Nerd!

Admiral
Ahtanum
Amarillo
Bobek
Bobek
Bramling Cross
Brewers Gold
Cascade
Centennial
Columbus
East Kent Golding
First Gold
Fuggle
Golding
Green Bullet
Herkules
Hersbrucker
Home grown Fuggle
Liberty
Mittlefruh
Motueka
Nelson Sauvin
Pacific Gem
Pilot
Pioneer
Progress
Rakau
Riwaka
Saaz
Simcoe
Soverign
Sticklebract
Target
WGV
Williamette

That works out at 2.79kg across 35 hops!

Need something distinctly Hoppy & Pale between 4 – 5.5%
….Suggestions???

CNC 2.8 is going to be a Hoppy low ABV, AmeriZealand Pale-ish Hopped with NS and 2 of the C’s.
Hemp Bitter is going to be a Goldings based bitter with 200g of ground hemp seed in the last 15mins of the boil
Couple of pictures from today’s prep for tomorrows double Brewday and the Recipes, I’m probably not going to do much in the way of water treatment though might add an odd Tsp of Gypsum here and there
The Grist; Maris Otter, Munich Malt, Oat malt, Crystal Malt, Caramalt, Wheat malt, Chocolate malt:
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CNC 2.8

Fermentables:
Maris Otter 1740 grams 54.5%
Oat Malt 500 grams 15.7%
Munich Malt 400 grams 12.5%
Crystal Malt 200 grams 6.3%
Caramalt 200 grams 6.3%
Wheat Malt 100 grams 3.1%
Chocolate Malt 50 grams 1.6%

Hops:
Centennial @ 60 mins 5g (FWH)
Cascade @ 60 mins 5g (FWH)
Nelson Sauvin @ 60 mins 5g (FWH)
Centennial @ 15 mins 10g
Cascade @ 15 mins 10g
Nelson Sauvin @ 15 mins 10g
Cascade @ 0 mins 10g
Centennial e @ 0 mins 10g
Nelson Sauvin @ 0 mins 10g

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.030
Final Gravity: 1.008
Alcohol Content: 2.8% ABV
Total Liquor: 31.5 Litres
Mash Liquor: 8 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 33 EBU
Colour: 30 EBC

Malts; Golden Promise, Crystal malt, Wheat malt; 200g of ground hemp seed for the last 15mins of the boil:
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Hemp Bitter

Fermentables:
Golden Promise 2080 grams 85%
Crystal Malt 240 grams 10%
Wheat Malt 120 grams 5%

Hops:
Fuggle @ 60 mins 30g (FWH)
First Gold @ 20 mins 10g
East Kent Golding @ 0 mins 20g
Hemp Seed, Ground @ 15 mins 200g

Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.045
Final Gravity: 1.011
Alcohol Content: 4.4% ABV
Total Liquor: 18.6 Litres
Mash Liquor: 6.1 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 35 EBU
Colour: 25 EBC

Both brews will be 60mins, Mash will be 90mins, CNC will be 67-68c, Hemp will be 65-66c, yeast will be US-05 for both.

Mashes on:
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First real use of the new HLT, worked a treat and didn’t hang around at heating the water:
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First Wort Hops:
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Sparge water in the 2nd mash:
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Running off the Mash:
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I’ll get organised, eventually:
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Coming to a good boil:
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Lots more lovely hops:
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Pretty much Bang on the money:
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The sweet wort:
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US-05 Yeast:
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FWH:
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More hops:
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Raw Sewage, Hemp seed Floaters!:
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I seemed to boil the crap out of it, and had to liquor back 1.3L:
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Hemp seed causes practically NO foaming when running off! Goodbye head retention:
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Lots of pictures!! I got tempted by a big bag of Bobek in the freezer so added 1 small handfull every 5 mins in the last 20 mins of the boil (Might do an all Bobek IPA in the ‘Dogfish head 60 minute IPA’ style doing 2 good handfull every 5 minutes)
I also bottled last weekends Bramling XB around the end of boil/ cooling/running off.

*Bottled 3rd May ’10 Hemp with 40g Sugar & CNC with 30g Sugar/ 40g DSM

Both brews tasting pretty good, CNC especially lots better body than expected & Loads of Hemp Flavour in the Hemp Bitter.

Otter Dark Stout MKII – This is basically my first Extract own recipe which I’m now going to do as an All Grain :) It tasted bloody fantastic as an extract brewed with Safale s-04, but this time I’m thinking of using Whitelabs Irish Ale yeast WLP004 http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/strains_wlp004.html
This is mkII because I’m rationalising my hops a bit instead of using a combination of EKG’s / Fuggles as my bittering additions I’m going to use Admiral and save a few grams on the Flavour/Aroma additions.
For Water Treatment I’m thinking I’ll follow the Stout profile in the GW Calc, though will add a Tsp of Gypsum anyway.
I wonder if a stout mash be naturally more or less acidic??? (90min mash)

Fermentables:
Maris Otter 3800g
Roasted Barley 355g
Chocolate Malt, Pale 355g (Thanks to Paul @ http://www.barleybottom.com for the excellent service, You’ll be getting some of this when its ready)
Crystal Malt 355g
Crystal Wheat Malt 190g

Hops:
Admiral 20g (FWH) 60mins
Fuggle 20g @ 15mins
East Kent Golding 20g @ 15mins

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.048
Final Gravity: 1.016
Alcohol Content: 4.1% ABV
Total Liquor: 33.4 Litres
Mash Liquor: 12.6 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 36 EBU
Colour: 232 EBC

Here’s the pictures so far…..
The Grain bill, Maris otter, roasted barley, pale chocolate malt, crystal wheat malt, crystal malt:
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Mash Temp, near as damn it 66 C, finished at 64 C Hmm!:
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Mash pH, think this looks about right:
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First run off, tastes pretty damn good:
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Mash Tun and first batch sparge, it proceeded to stick after a good start, had to re-suspend and blow up the pipe, I wonder if it is the Crystal Wheat malt thats causing this? My last 23L batch in this tun worked perfectly with no sticking:
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I managed to not prepare quite enough water this time too, nice! So I’m generally arsing about boiling kettles full of bottled water to top up my second batch sparge, I’m not far short but enough to be annoying :D
The Mash is doing a slow trickle! How can it work perfectly one time and then be a b’stard the next?! *Bigger saw cuts maybe, they are all Junior Hacksaw cuts at present*
More to follow… S L O W L Y ! :roll: #-o
Admiral FWH going in with first batch spargings to warm up, the second batch sparge is running off better than the first, thankfully!!!:
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Cooler in and 15 minute hops (Fuggles and EKGs):
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I had 10g of Fuggles scraps left in the bag so these have gone in as a Zero minutes 10 min steep:
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Cold Break and (Floaters) Hop seeds:
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Hit my Target OG of 1048, happy happy joy joy:
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I’ve decided I’m going to split this batch and use the Whitelabs Irish & s-04 yeasts.
Hop seed catcher and aeration:
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Much needed refreshment, ‘Fuggles Bitter’:
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Pitched Vial @ 22 C Whitelabs Irish Ale yeast WLP004 in FV1:
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Dry Sprinkled @ 22 C Safale s-04 in FV3:
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All done, Just a bit of tiding up to do :) Net curtain material, to act as a Mashing bag, ordered on ebay! And I’ll be making my Mash Tun Manifold’s slots wider with a regular Hacksaw rather than their present Junior hacksaw cuts.

As of about now 18.00 20/09/09, we have fermentation with both batches :)
Whitelabs WLP004 Irish Ale:
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Safale s-04:
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**Bottled 28/09/09 with 48g white sugar, both yeast batches tasting about the same.


Fermentables:
Malt Extract Syrup Pale 1510g
Crystal Malt 350g

Hops:
Fuggle 60 mins 15g (First Wort Hops)
Golding 60 mins 13g (First Wort Hops)
Fuggle 10 mins 9g

Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.043
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol Content: 4.3% ABV (I’m making it with 3 extra Litres, it should be 5.7%)
Total Liquor: 16.6 Litres
Bitterness: 33 EBU
Colour: 36 EBC

Its run off the boiler into the FV before cooling in the bath, Yeast is s-04.
After a quick temperature and hydro check I’ve actually come the closest I’ve ever been to getting the correct SG and volume in the FV 🙂
On top of what Beer Engine said my total Liquor would be I added 1.5 Litres for Hop and trub losses, maybe I’ve cracked it!
It seems the real beer doesn’t exist any longer in its bottled form, as from what I can gather they only cask their ales now, no website either but here’s some info www.quaffale.org.uk/php/brewery/491

**Bottled 10/06/2009, tasted quite sweet.

***Tasted after 8 Days in the bottle, its blooming good already 🙂

http://www.sarahhughesbrewery.co.uk – I Just found they do have a website now 🙂

Extract#004: Otter Dark Stout
Brewed this yesterday, its happily fermenting away now 🙂


Here’s the ingredients:


FWH, grains & Extract in at 40 deg C:

Some Floaters!:

Hot Break, I’d actually stirred it back down before taking this:

Half time, better have a slurp, which was my first ever Extract brew (Hop back Entire Stout):

Boiler run-off, the wort was cooled in the bath upstairs over a couple of hours:

Our tiny cooker! I let this go into the 25L bucket rather than my 15L as I expect the stout to explode shortly!:

Left overs:

Fermentables:
Bulldog Blend Maris Otter Extract – 1500g
Crystal Malt – 185g
Roasted Barley – 185g
Chocolate Malt, Pale – 185g
Crystal Wheat Malt – 100g

Hops:
Fuggle – 60 mins 17g (FWH)
East Kent Golding – 60 mins 10g (FWH) *cheers for adm for the info here on First Work Hops.
Fuggle – 15 mins 10g
East Kent Golding – 15 mins 10g

Yeast:
s-04, pitched at 22 Deg C from a 2 hour fizzing starter and given a really good aeration.

Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.048 (Actual reading about 1046 after cooling to 22, also after watering down by 3L after boiler run-off)
Final Gravity: 1.016
Alcohol Content: 4.2%ABV
Total Liquor: 16.9Litres
Bitterness: 37EBU
Colour: 246EBC (Its a dark one!)

… and my first time sanitising with spray bottle and Iodophor, it feels weird not being able to smell bleach… it it really sanitised?!!!! 😀

**Bottled 4/6/09** sneaky taste, quite interesting, lots of Pale Chocolate malt coming through.

It goes like this:
Hop Back Entire Stout – 5-Litres

  • Dried Malt Extract Pale: 725 grams (Actually used 500g Light DME and 225g Medium DME)
  • Crystal Malt: 32 grams
  • Chocolate Malt: 32 grams
  • Roasted Barley: 32 grams
  • Black Malt: 18 grams (not called for but I needed to up the colour with something)
  • Challenger: 90 mins – 10 grams
  • East Kent Golding: 15 mins – 4 grams

The Ingredients:

The Spray Malt Dissolved:

The Colour Change after Grains and Hops added, nice boil going on:

Used So4 yeast

    Final Volume: 5 Litres (actually got abot 4.5 L)
    Original Gravity: 1.055 (actual OG in picture below)
    Final Gravity: 1.015
    Alcohol Content: 5.3% ABV
    Bitterness: 41 EBU
    Colour: 171 EBC

Got a bit less than I wanted and nearly 10 points higher gravity, wonder if it will go off like rocket through the bubbler!
Pics:


🙂
Thanks to:
http://www.hopandgrain.com – for the AG recipe.
Graham Wheeler’s book and Beer Engine software – for helping me work out a small batch.
http://www.barleybottom.com for the Hops and Grain malts.

*A few hours later*

*The morning after*

*Bottled today, 18th April 2009*
Original Gravity (OG): 1066
Final Gravity (FG): 1020
Alcohol Content ABV: 6.04%
After a sneaky little taste while bottling it tastes quite sweet, looks like a different yeast might have chewed through the malt a bit better, but 6.04% is pretty fair. I just hope my 1/3 Tsp priming sugar has enough viable yeast to carbonate.


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