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Recipe Request

Postby BrotherMalice » Sun Apr 03, 2016 22:31

Hi Guys,

I have finally got all my brewing stuff back from my ex and it turns out I have a load of ingredients that I had kept in my shiney, I am thinking that its all past its best as its all dated 2013 lol
Rather than bin it I was wondering if it would be worth brewing something with it all just as a step back to an AG brew...

I have this lot:

Grain (all stored in sealed plastic tubs)
482g Amber DME
1kg Chocolate Malt
850g Torrefied Wheat
744g Crystal Malt
456g Dark Crystal Malt
3kg Maris Otter (unopened bag)
836g Flaked Barley

Hops
192g Williamette loose hops in a plastic bag
100g Fuggles still vac sealed in foil bag

Yeast
5.9g 'ale yeast' in a silver foil vac pac
7g 'west coast' also in a silver foil vac pac

Just so reiterate, all this stuff is dated 2013 and mostly predates TST2013 so I am not expecting miracles but really dont want to bin it all, the williamette still smells like hops and none of the grain looks bad but will obviously all be past its best

All suggestions welcome, will be good to get my brewing bag back in my plastic kettle to show my mate how to brew properly rather than the kit I put on the other week...

Cheers

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Colin

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Re: Recipe Request

Postby martindisorder » Mon Apr 04, 2016 07:19

Id go with all the Maris otter a mix of the crystals with a touch of chocolate you could use the torrefidewheat in there as well, then use a mix of the hops to bitter and same again towards the end of boil but main aim would be for a malt forward bitter. Personally I would chuck the yeast and go with something fresh especially as they are small pack sizes
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Re: Recipe Request

Postby orlando » Tue Apr 05, 2016 13:38

BrotherMalice wrote:Hi Guys,

I have finally got all my brewing stuff back from my ex


Not just you that likes bitter then? :D

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Re: Recipe Request

Postby BrotherMalice » Wed Apr 06, 2016 21:51

orlando wrote:
BrotherMalice wrote:Hi Guys,

I have finally got all my brewing stuff back from my ex


Not just you that likes bitter then? :D


I like what you did there lol

martindisorder wrote:Id go with all the Maris otter a mix of the crystals with a touch of chocolate you could use the torrefidewheat in there as well, then use a mix of the hops to bitter and same again towards the end of boil but main aim would be for a malt forward bitter. Personally I would chuck the yeast and go with something fresh especially as they are small pack sizes


What sort of quantities would you suggest?
I have no idea about recipe formulation...
I thought the yeast would be well past its best but i did think about trying to rehydrate it and see if i could get it going but to be honest i dont have the time at the moment

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Re: Recipe Request

Postby Rolfster » Wed Apr 06, 2016 22:29

I'd say go for about 5%crystal and 40ish grams of chocolate, but I'm sure other people will disagree with that!
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Re: Recipe Request

Postby Bad 'Ed » Thu Apr 07, 2016 00:35

3kg of MO and all your wheat won't make more than a 4% brew if doing 23l so I'd go for a basic pale. The dark grains will last for a long time as long as they don't taste foisty, but open hops won't. Tbh most grains last a long while if they stay dry. Add 250g of the dark crystal or 40g of the chocolate for flavour. I'd probably hop at 1.5 times what you would have used the wiliamette for; check the AA and aim for 35 IBU.

I'd enjoy it.

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Re: Recipe Request

Postby BrotherMalice » Thu Apr 07, 2016 22:11

Cheers Guys!

No AA info about the williamette, dont even know what they taste like to be honest! or for that matter how much to use
Will have to dig out my brewing software again too lol
Not a problem on the 4% - A nice session beer sounds good to me as I am not sure I am going to like the Stout I have on at the moment anyway...

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Re: Recipe Request

Postby robwalker » Thu Apr 07, 2016 22:15

They are like goldings or fuggles, probably around 4% aa. At that length of time without vac packing I think they would be nackered though.
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Re: Recipe Request

Postby Bad 'Ed » Fri Apr 08, 2016 13:39

robwalker wrote:They are like goldings or fuggles, probably around 4% aa. At that length of time without vac packing I think they would be nackered though.


Perhaps take a sample before the boil and then after the boil so you can taste to see if one is more bitter than the other? Then you could add more hops and boil again if need be.

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Re: Recipe Request

Postby BrotherMalice » Sat Apr 30, 2016 14:27

Some good suggestions there Gents, not quite ready to get back to AG at the moment but hopefully soon

Cheers,
Colin

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Planning: Mead (still) & getting my AG kit back fron the ex lol
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