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Re: BM Festival Beer

Unread postby Elderberry » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:55 am

BrauTim wrote:This is probably going OT now, but why do Americans go for massive IBU's and massive hops? Is it because those flavours mask brewing flaws or is it a macho thing, a bit like eating the hottest curry you can stand (but then all the delicate flavours of the meat and veg have disappeared under the overpowering flavour of spice and heat) :D I just don't really get those flavours, there's no balance to the beer, but each to their own!
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It's your fault. You poked the badger.

I cringe when people declare a lack of balance. Like you said, to each their own. I agree that many beers are over the top. I don't want my beer to make me thirsty. But, what most Belgians call balanced, for example, I call too sweet.
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Re: BM Festival Beer

Unread postby niels » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:42 am

Elderberry wrote:But, what most Belgians call balanced, for example, I call too sweet.

Ooohhhooo... now you're poking the boar :lol:

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Re: BM Festival Beer

Unread postby Elderberry » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:31 pm

niels wrote:
Elderberry wrote:But, what most Belgians call balanced, for example, I call too sweet.

Ooohhhooo... now you're poking the boar :lol:

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As I recall, you were rather quiet while drinking my thoroughly-hopped RyePA.
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Re: BM Festival Beer

Unread postby Elderberry » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:33 pm

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Re: BM Festival Beer

Unread postby molares » Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:08 pm

Yes i normally do fest bier with my 200 litres
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Re: BM Festival Beer

Unread postby cunnyfunt » Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:36 am

Anyone tried this yet?
50L Fermenter/keg #1 - 100% wheat vodka
50L Fermenter/keg #2 - 100% wheat vodka
50L Fermenter/keg #3 - 100% wheat vodka
50L Fermenter/keg #4 - 100% wheat vodka
50L Fermenter/keg #5 - planned Stone and Wood pacific ale clone
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Re: BM Festival Beer

Unread postby Luis Coentrao » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:22 pm

Gonna try it this month :cheers:
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Re: BM Festival Beer

Unread postby Victor Coelho » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:08 pm

Hi Luis!
Let's know how it goes.
I did it with my BM20, 23 litres + 10 sparge.
Next time I'll try 25+5 as 10 litres sparge takes too long.
Before brewing I sent an email to Speidel asking the exact amount of sparge and they answered 2L only (? ?).
I also used W34/70 instead of S23 liked very much the result.
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Re: BM Festival Beer

Unread postby airborn » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:39 pm

Well gentlemen

How did it go?
Any results now?
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Re: BM Festival Beer

Unread postby mbarn » Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:16 pm

Apologies for bumping a 12 month old thread, but I'm interested to hear if people enjoyed it?
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Re: BM Festival Beer

Unread postby RichM » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:30 pm

niels wrote:I just noticed that both the 20l and the 50l version of the recipe call for 1 sachet (11.5gr) of Saflager S-23 yeast.

The OG is 12°P (or 1.048 SG) and putting the numbers in Mr Malty's Pitching Rate Calculator gives me a recommendation of 1.8/4.5 sachets of 11.5gr for the 20l/50l version. Mr Malty might be a bit pessimistic, but it is a big difference (especially for the 50l version)...

- Niels


Hi Niels
I've recently branched into Lager and have been using two 11.5g sachets of Saflager S-23 rehydrated.

I was advised to double up my yeast for a lager, though i checked on Mr malty and it advised 18g of dried yeast for a 23 litre batch of lager wort, being a slacker i can't be bothered to measure the yeast so just chuck two sachets in and so far i've had superb results :D

One day i'll try washing my yeast after a brew and re pitching as yeast is expensive

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Re: BM Festival Beer

Unread postby royco » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:18 pm

I go with your thoughts. It must be a mistake in the recipe as usually 2 packs would be minimum for lager.
Oops, just re-read niels' comment and he addressed this anyway. And he should know! :oops:
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