First Brew using 10l malt pipe in the 20l BM

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First Brew using 10l malt pipe in the 20l BM

Unread postby Muddy » Mon May 02, 2016 4:16 pm

The brew house is almost completed, a few shelves to add, storage bins for malts, plus finish converting a old large set of draws in to an insulated fermentation cabinet.

I needed to get a brew on the way and spent yesterday putting togther the following experimental beer,designed using BeerSmith.

As its experimental rather than do a full brew, and waste a whole batch if it turns out to be a disaster, I've used my new 10l malt pipe in my 20l. The brew house was not exactly warm first up yesterday, so the thermal jacket really came in handy.

The 10l malt pipe is easy to use, and would recommend it if you are doing experiments or just want a smaller batch of your favourite brew.

So this is my attempt to create an English Bitter with notes of Caramel Biscuits
Filled up with 12.5 litres of water
Grain bill
1.85kg Pale Malt, Marris Otter
0.30kg Biscuit malt
0.20kg Amber malt
0.15kg Caramel/Crystal many 60l

I just use the standard BM recipe 1

Sparged with 2 litres once and left to drain for about 10 mins

I topped the wort up to around 12.5 litres (about a litre needed) and got a gravity reading of 1038 at around 23c

Boil time 70 mins
12.5gm Taget at start of boil
1/4 tsp protofloc 15 mins from end
10gm Fuggles 10 mins from end

It took around 15 mins to cool the wort and I've collected around 9.5 litres

The Beersmith recipe estimates at 75% efficiency a SG of 1058, I got 1056 at around 23c so pretty pleased. I always chill the residual measure sample I've taken as I think you can get a good sense of what the beer should be like. Have to say its not bad, although I was looking for a bit more caramel/biscuit notes.

Plan is to dry hop at day 3 with 10 gm East Kent Goldings for some additional aroma

Pitched 1/2 a pack of SafAle S-04

Woke up this morning to a nice steady ferment.

Aiming to finish around 1015 for 5.4% approx

Will condition for 14 days at 18-19c and then 14 days at 10-12c.

Updates to follow

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Re: First Brew using 10l malt pipe in the 20l BM

Unread postby Muddy » Mon May 02, 2016 4:18 pm

I can't read my own logs...pre boil gravity was 1042 at 23c....
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Re: First Brew using 10l malt pipe in the 20l BM

Unread postby Cervantes » Tue May 03, 2016 8:46 am

Thanks for the report.

I've had my 10L malt pipe for while now, but am yet to use it.
Cheers :cheers:
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Re: First Brew using 10l malt pipe in the 20l BM

Unread postby Muddy » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:20 am

All drunk!

Not bad if I say so myself

Will scale up to 20 litres
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