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AG 30 a distracted day!

Postby Rolfster » Sat Jul 08, 2017 07:52

Brewday yesterday.

It was a fairly standard affair, but I had a couple of friends come round and distract me!
It was really nice to see them and on of them helped out a lot (which was a ace) but I didn't get any photos and had a massive flap at the end of the day!

I got about 80 liters of wort split 4 ways.
It was bittered to 36ibu and then late hopped with citra amerillo and mandaria baveria.
Going for my standard
Earl Grey ipa (early grey tea added)
Apa
Amber ale (dark crystal and rye crystal mini mash)
Pale ale.

They all ended up at 1.051 apart from the amber which finished at 1.046.
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Re: AG 30 a distracted day!

Postby Rolfster » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:57

For yeast I've used US 05 for everything apart from the amber that has Windsor.
The Windsor is chugging away like a good un already I've got it at the top of the temperature range but I was still supprised!
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Re: AG 30 a distracted day!

Postby Rolfster » Fri Jul 21, 2017 09:16

So the winsor stalled at about 1.025.... but seemed to have got going again with a stir and temperature raise.

I've dry hopped the earl grey one with 40g of earl grey. About 10g of citra and 7g of both amerillo and mandaria baveria. I bottled that up last night, it smelt pretty good... kinda somewhere between orange and pineapple. I got 50 500ml bottles! I've kept the yeast slurry from this on case the winsor gives up again!

I dry hopped the apa with about 25g of citra and 40g of both amerillo and mandaria baveria. I'm going to bottle that later today.

The other two fvs are going to have to wait until I get back from holiday!
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Re: AG 30 a distracted day!

Postby robwalker » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:37

Windsor can be a nightmare, you might not get lower than 60% attenuation. Great for high body low abv beers though.

I like your idea of splitting the batch up - I do a similar thing to fill 2 cornies these days.
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Re: AG 30 a distracted day!

Postby Rolfster » Fri Jul 21, 2017 15:58

robwalker wrote:Windsor can be a nightmare, you might not get lower than 60% attenuation. Great for high body low abv beers though.

I like your idea of splitting the batch up - I do a similar thing to fill 2 cornies these days.


Cheers for that Rob. .. I have definitely used winsor before and must have experienced the low attenuation... but forgot!
I think I'm just going to pitch the us 05 slurry.

I don't get to brew often so when I do I go big and split it.
It working well at the moment!
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Re: AG 30 a distracted day!

Postby robwalker » Fri Jul 21, 2017 16:02

Yeah not a bad shout. The ester profile will be there at that point anyway, so it'll just dry the beer out.
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Re: AG 30 a distracted day!

Postby HTH1975 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 16:11

Maybe try some sugar when using Windsor as it might let it dry out a bit more to get your FG where you want it
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Re: AG 30 a distracted day!

Postby Rolfster » Fri Jul 21, 2017 16:52

HTH1975 wrote:Maybe try some sugar when using Windsor as it might let it dry out a bit more to get your FG where you want it


It had a bit of sugar in it... but not enough! I like to have one of the portions stronger and a bit darker than the rest so it lasts longer.
It's a good tip to remember for next time.
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Re: AG 30 a distracted day!

Postby Rolfster » Fri Aug 04, 2017 09:11

So I'm ready to bottle up the the other fvs. I took a reading of the darker one last night and it's down to 1.006.... tastes a bit funny, but not bad.....at the moment! It MIGHT be a bit hot and a little rubbery but I'm not sure. Could be infected. ..... or a result of dumping a second yeast cake into the fv! Maybe straight out the fridge into a 22 degree fv was a bad idea!! :doh:
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Re: AG 30 a distracted day!

Postby Rolfster » Thu Aug 10, 2017 14:42

So I bottled the last of this last night. It's accidentally quite Belgium -ish! Not unpleasant! I think its down to stressed yeast rather then an infection. Any how I got 49 500ml bottles.and I primed it low just incase.
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