Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

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Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby Kyle_T » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:50 am

After such a faultless Brewday and a bit of a late clean up operation, I thought I'd share my first brew on the Braumeister.

I don't know how to put step mashes in Brewmate yet but it was 68c for 90 minutes and raised to 75c for 30 minutes.

BM#1 - Ridleys Mild
Dark Mild

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 23.0
Total Grain (kg): 3.330
Total Hops (g): 67.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.035 (°P): 8.8
Final Gravity (FG): 1.007 (°P): 1.8
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 3.66 %
Colour (SRM): 18.5 (EBC): 36.4 (150)
Bitterness (IBU): 24.0 (Tinseth)
Balance (BU:GU): 0.69
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 75
Boil Time (Minutes): 90

Grain Bill
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2.850 kg Mild Malt (95%)
0.150 kg Black Patent (5%)

Hop Bill
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24.0 g East Kent Golding Leaf (3.7% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (Boil) (1 g/L)
29.0 g Fuggles Leaf (3.9% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (Boil) (1.3 g/L)
14.0 g Fuggles Leaf (3.9% Alpha) @ Cask (Dry Hop) (0.6 g/L)

Misc Bill
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0.330 kg Invert Sugar No. 3 (11%)
80.0 ml Brewers Caramel @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
3.0 g Irish Moss @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
21.0 g Oak Chips @ Cask (Dry Hop)

Single step Infusion at 68°C for 90 Minutes.
Fermented at 20°C with Danstar Nottingham.

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Going for the no sparge method so filled up to 25L mark and Campden tablet added.

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Heating up water to 68c mash temp.

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The real Brewers Invert No. 3

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Doing me mash in.

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Just starting to recirculate.

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Mash underway, you really have to get these things dead level or it sprays everywhere!

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Bootiful!

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Heating up for the second mash step, this thing is marvellous!

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Draining and heating for the boil.

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The boil is on full chat.

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10 minutes and the grain has been dumped and malt pipe and filters cleaned :D easy peasy!

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Another 5 minutes and the rest is cleaned and the 15 minute additions ready.

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Had to take the jacket off due to a lively boil.

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15 minute additions and chiller are in, chilled the lot it just over 20 minutes.

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A nice, clean and sanitised fermentation vessel.

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All tucked away for the night, the bonus is it came with the LCD thermometer screen, I thought I was buying the basic version.

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My new 250ml glass trial jar, 23L at 1.038, just need to finish cleaning up.

Post-Brew results: 82% BHE @ 23 L

BM#1 - Ridleys Mild
Dark Mild

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 23.0
Total Grain (kg): 3.330
Total Hops (g): 67.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.038 (°P): 9.5
Final Gravity (FG): 1.008 (°P): 2.1
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 3.91 %
Colour (SRM): 18.5 (EBC): 36.4 (150)
Bitterness (IBU): 23.4 (Tinseth)
Balance (BU:GU): 0.61
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 82
Boil Time (Minutes): 90

Grain Bill
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2.850 kg Mild Malt (95%)
0.150 kg Black Patent (5%)

Hop Bill
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24.0 g East Kent Golding Leaf (3.7% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (Boil) (1 g/L)
29.0 g Fuggles Leaf (3.9% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (Boil) (1.3 g/L)
14.0 g Fuggles Leaf (3.9% Alpha) @ Cask (Dry Hop) (0.6 g/L)

Misc Bill
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0.330 kg Invert Sugar No. 3 (11%)
80.0 ml Brewers Caramel @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
3.0 g Irish Moss @ 15 Minutes (Boil)
21.0 g Oak Chips @ Cask (Dry Hop)

Single step Infusion at 68°C for 90 Minutes.
Fermented at 20°C with Danstar Nottingham

Thanks for looking!

Cheers
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Re: Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby niels » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:19 am

Thanks for the detailed brew log! Nice to see how fast you were up and running!

I do like the Brewmaster Bucket, but I think it's a bit overkill for my 10 L batches :?

:cheers:
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Re: Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby Kyle_T » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:32 am

It was very easy to set up once you change the language from German, the only thing that took me by surprise was the evaporation, I started with 22L before the boil and had a final FV of 19L, that's a lot less than my old gear!

It was way over gravity as well so I liquored back to 23L and it was still over gravity, good going I say! Next time I might just boil and cool 5L of treated water for the liqour back, I can store it in a Demi-John until I need it.

I will also do something like 10L of Ashbeck water in the mix next time to see what effect that has.

All in all, very impressed so far, I had enough free time to clean everything before the next step had finished, very quick tidy up.
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Re: Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby GrowlingDogBeer » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:04 am

I have started sparging now.

My normal approach is to start with 25L in the BM for the mash, then once I have lifted the grains out I pour 5L of sparge water over the top of them and let that run through into the BM.
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Re: Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby Kyle_T » Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:12 am

At the moment I'm trying to avoid having a second vessel in play, even for the sparge.

If it comes to it I'll just drop down to 21L brew lengths and liqour back with Ashbeck water.
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Re: Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby Wezzel » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:14 am

I tend just to use a couple of large saucepans to heat my sparge water. I had a HLT but sold it to save space.

Saucepans work fine and heat up to 78 deg. In a few minutes.
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Re: Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby Kyle_T » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:52 am

I may have a try at some point or pop over GD's when he does one and see what difference it makes, but for not I'll be happy to just liquor back.
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Re: Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby paulg » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:02 pm

kyle
I plan to brew a ridleys mild tommorrow but not sure which one I have sourced some mild malt so in your opinion which one to go for .
ps what brewhouse efficiency did you get yesterday?
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Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby Kyle_T » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:04 pm

Out of the two I have, go for the 1983 mild, the Champion is just a less bitter version of the bitter coloured with caramel.

I achieved 82% BHE.
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Re: Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby paulg » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:13 pm

thanks
well done i said I usually get 78-80% bhe i probably lose more to trub as most times it is 23 litres in a 50 litre Bm.
i plan just to swop pale malt with mild ale malt to see what it brings to the party.
I remember when the mild was changed in the 80s and the word was it was bitter with added caramel.

I have found a tolly mild pump clip on flea bay but still looking for a ridleys one.Did the tolly brewing book in ipswich give any info on old strong .
I have a recipe but would like to get more accurate info if possible
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Re: Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby Kyle_T » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:18 pm

The recipe I use is just before the switch was made I believe.

I will post up a picture of something that I picked up that I think is pretty cool.
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Re: Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby Kyle_T » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:21 pm

Here we go:

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Re: Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby paulg » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:25 pm

that will go very nicely in your collection,it looks like new
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Re: Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby Kyle_T » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:29 pm

I have 2 of them, rescued them from the brewery on Sunday along with some other stuff before it all gets destroyed.
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Re: Yesterday's Brew - BM#1: Ridleys Mild

Unread postby paulg » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:46 pm

surprised its still there after 10 years
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