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Unread postby rocketman » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:42 pm

Friday "over night brew" didn't happen (took the wife to a spa instead to earn some points). Brewing today instead :-)

The recipe is made from scratch and my first try, if it turns out ok I'll post it. Made the newbie mistake not keeping it simple so malt bill contains pale ale malt, pilsner, malted oats, wheat and some Carared. magnum, Citra for bittering. Citra and fuggles for aroma..

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Re: Who else is brewing today?

Unread postby McMullan » Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:15 pm

:shock: How many litres are you mashing!?
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Re: Who else is brewing today?

Unread postby rocketman » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:00 am

McMullan wrote::shock: How many litres are you mashing!?


Oh, I forgot to mention that I also tried to mash directly 33.5L.
Another stupid newbie trap, try several new things in one brew..
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Re: Who else is brewing today?

Unread postby McMullan » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:43 pm

We've all been there, I'm sure. My first brew was a disaster. It was a cold Norwegian November last year. Brewed in the kitchen with the window open. Couldn't see much after adding hops to the boil. The kitchen filled with a wonderful aromatic mist. At least I thought it was wonderful. Then it triggered all the synchronised alarms in the house. Kids were screaming, dog was barking and my wife was printing off a divorce application! But we all calmed down eventually and laughed about it. After the cold break the tap blocked with hops. I ended up siphoning from the BM. Desperately in need of the toilet, I left it unattended. Upon returning, I noticed the kitchen floor looked strange. The syphon tube somehow escaped from the fermenter. I spent a whole day cleaning a sticky film off every surface in the kitchen, including the ceiling and walls. The floor? I had to replace it. Contrary to what some manufacturers claim, laminate flooring is not suitable for kitchen areas! Second brew was much better. Third a breeze. I still brew in the kitchen, but I use the Speidel hat and a 100mm flex pipe to vent out of the window. Works very well.
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Re: Who else is brewing today?

Unread postby rocketman » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:28 am

McMullan wrote:We've all been there, I'm sure. My first brew was a disaster. It was a cold Norwegian November last year. Brewed in the kitchen with the window open. Couldn't see much after adding hops to the boil. The kitchen filled with a wonderful aromatic mist. At least I thought it was wonderful. Then it triggered all the synchronised alarms in the house. Kids were screaming, dog was barking and my wife was printing off a divorce application! But we all calmed down eventually and laughed about it. After the cold break the tap blocked with hops. I ended up siphoning from the BM. Desperately in need of the toilet, I left it unattended. Upon returning, I noticed the kitchen floor looked strange. The syphon tube somehow escaped from the fermenter. I spent a whole day cleaning a sticky film off every surface in the kitchen, including the ceiling and walls. The floor? I had to replace it. Contrary to what some manufacturers claim, laminate flooring is not suitable for kitchen areas! Second brew was much better. Third a breeze. I still brew in the kitchen, but I use the Speidel hat and a 100mm flex pipe to vent out of the window. Works very well.


Sprayed the screen with my morning coffee :D :D
(sorry about the floor..)
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Re: Who else is brewing today?

Unread postby niels » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:06 am

rocketman wrote:Sprayed the screen with my morning coffee :D :D
(sorry about the floor..)

Weren't it for the broken coffee machine at work the same thing would have happened here!

Funny story that made my day!

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Re: Who else is brewing today?

Unread postby McMullan » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:46 am

:lol:
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Re: Who else is brewing today?

Unread postby Erick » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:37 pm

Going to brew tomorrow, a first attempt to a triple on the braumeister:

Name of Brew: See Double Drink Triple
Starting Gravity: 1.076 SG Batch Size: 21.00 l
Final Gravity: 1.011 SG Mash Profile: Braumeister Tripel

Grains Used
4.50 kg Floor malted Bohemian Pilsner Malt (4.5 EBC) Grain 1 66.7 %
1.25 kg Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (3.8 EBC) Grain 2 18.5 %
1.00 kg Kristalsuiker (0.0 EBC) Sugar 7 14.8 %

Hops Used
20.00 g Magnum [12.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 26.5 IBUs
45.00 g Saaz [4.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 4 9.9 IBUs
25.00 g Saaz [3.75 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 5 2.1 IBUs

Yeast Used
2.0 pkg SafBrew Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-33)

Can't wait to taste how this works out!
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