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TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Wed Jul 01, 2015 09:47

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What better for a long weekend than to get a brew on? Get a brew on and make an event of it of course! Your TBF site team will be evicting the spiders from their breweries and where at all possible getting a brew on over the August Bank Holiday weekend. We would love it if everyone could join in - get as many people brewing on one weekend as possible!

Not just beer either, this is about getting fermentations started so beer, wine, cider, mead, gruit, metheglyn, braggot, ginger beer, whatever... Just get something bubbling! Build this up to be the biggest and most convoluted brewday thread ever! By all means have your own one too if, like me, you use them as a sort of cloud-based record of your brews. Loads of photos please! We want sparging selfies, gratuitous kit-porn, grot-shots and more!

Join the circus! A festival of fermentation!

You know, it would be brilliant if people got together to brew too. :thumb: :cheers1: :drunk:

The Brewers' Arms will be open early too - on the Thursday night so that the overnight mashers or Friday brewers can get into the swing of things.

There was a suggestion behind the scenes that an autumn/winter beer might be an idea, an Old Ale was suggested so some might do that. I like the idea of using the event to brew something for the winter so I might go with a Wee Heavy (on the face of it a Scottish Old Ale...) or similar.

It's a couple of months away. Plenty of time to plan, discuss recipes, get your ingredients in and build your yeast starters if that's your thing...

MORE FUN! - The bank holiday weekend would also be the beer tasting weekend. This one's a bit different. Suggestions are being taken now (<<clicky>>) and the best ones will go to the public vote with the poll closing on 31st July leaving plenty of time to get your mitts on the brew.

So here's a list of those joining in - confirm yourself in a comment and we'll add you to the list:

Confirmed
abeyptfc
Adrian_98_uk
Aleman - BREWED
Bobsbeer - BREWED
brewington1
calumscott - BREWED
Cornish Knocker - BREWED
Crastney
Dads Ale - BREWED
Dennis King - BREWED
DethApostle - BREWED!
dizzypanic - BREWED
graysalchemy
Goulders - BREWED
GrowlingDog - BREWED
Jeltz - BREWED
jkp - BREWED!
Joe1002 - BREWED
krazypara3165
Kyle_T - BREWED
martindisorder - BREWED!
Mr. Dripping
Pjam - BREWED
raptor - BREWED
robwalker
sh3pp13
Squiffy
Theakston Tickler - BREWED
thepatchworkdoll - BREWED
Will12283

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:35

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Wed Jul 01, 2015 14:11

More fun for this!!

The bank holiday weekend would also naturally be the Beer Tasting supping weekend... Let's make the August one special!

There we go - viewtopic.php?f=25&t=8058

If there's lots of brewing going on, we need a decent offering to the brewgods!
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby martindisorder » Wed Jul 01, 2015 17:56

What a cracking idea! Don't think ill be able to participate as its my wedding weekend but im going to try my hardest to get one on! Might get the boys to do one with me the friday night before the wedding!
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Jeltz » Wed Jul 01, 2015 18:34

martindisorder wrote:What a cracking idea! Don't think ill be able to participate as its my wedding weekend but im going to try my hardest to get one on! Might get the boys to do one with me the friday night before the wedding!


Why not break with tradition and instead of a wedding breakfast have a wedding brew day; something strong which will mature over the years and you can crack open a bottle every year on your anniversary. :whistle:

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby martindisorder » Wed Jul 01, 2015 18:43

Jeltz wrote:
martindisorder wrote:What a cracking idea! Don't think ill be able to participate as its my wedding weekend but im going to try my hardest to get one on! Might get the boys to do one with me the friday night before the wedding!


Why not break with tradition and instead of a wedding breakfast have a wedding brew day; something strong which will mature over the years and you can crack open a bottle every year on your anniversary. :whistle:

I did think about doing a ris for that exact reason but i don't have the grains in stock and im barred from ordering more untill after the wedding.
If i get chance to do the brew it will be a wai-iti single hop brew
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby bobsbeer » Wed Jul 01, 2015 19:12

Don't tell her. When the box arrives, tell her it's a wedding present. :lol:
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby martindisorder » Wed Jul 01, 2015 19:16

bobsbeer wrote:Don't tell her. When the box arrives, tell her it's a wedding present.

I'm not that brave and a terrible liar! I did manage to talk her into buying a second corny so i can provide 2 kegs of beer at the wedding .

Ill be putting a nice big order in with rob as soon as im back off the honeymoon!
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby bobsbeer » Wed Jul 01, 2015 19:19

If you make a RIS it would not be a lie to say it is a wedding present. Just one that will last for a few years. It might even last longer than most of the presents you get.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby graysalchemy » Wed Jul 01, 2015 19:52

Great idea. I have djs of elderberry port for the boys 18th birthdays.

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Wed Jul 01, 2015 20:46

martindisorder wrote:What a cracking idea! Don't think ill be able to participate as its my wedding weekend but im going to try my hardest to get one on! Might get the boys to do one with me the friday night before the wedding!


Is your photographer friendly? That would make some awesome "boys shots"!!!
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby martindisorder » Wed Jul 01, 2015 21:31

calumscott wrote:
martindisorder wrote:What a cracking idea! Don't think ill be able to participate as its my wedding weekend but im going to try my hardest to get one on! Might get the boys to do one with me the friday night before the wedding!


Is your photographer friendly? That would make some awesome "boys shots"!!!

Yes he is. In fact there is a good chance he will be spending the night in my spair room the night before the wedding! Would definitely make for a good couple of photos!
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:03

Right, I'll set the recipe ball rolling!

I was taken by the idea of an autumn/winter warmer type of beer and I was looking for an opportunity to get the Scottish yeast out again so I'm going for a Strong Scottish Ale, aged for a month or so in bulk before bottling at the start of November or thereabouts.

So I started from Marc Olloson's Skullsplitter recipe, changed some malts and hops and stuff to increase the bitterness by a fair margin and I want to go higher still but I've stopped here for suggestions.

I'm going to mash hottish for plenty body and maltiness, tempered by a bit of Dextrose to try to prevent it becoming cloyingly sweet.

My yeast is distinctive. It throws wonderful esters with lots of that almond-biscuit thing.

So I should get: Full bodied, malty, a touch of roast from the chocolate malt, quite bitter, fruity/nutty/biscuit from the yeast. Now I would like an appropriate hop for late (probably flameout, possibly a very light dry hop) that would compliment that.

I was thinking something grassy/floral like more EKG/Fuggle/Progress although Boadicea sounds interesting.

Right, first cut recipe without late hops and will probably go to 60-65 IBU in the end from increasing the 30min hops.

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Recipe: Untitled Strong Scottish Ale
Style: Old Ale

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size (fermenter): 30.00 l   
Estimated OG: 1.087 SG
Estimated Color: 31.7 EBC
Estimated IBU: 53.7 IBUs

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
10.73 kg              Pale Malt, Maris Otter (5.9 EBC)         Grain         1        88.0 %       
0.38 kg               Wheat Malt, Ger (3.9 EBC)                Grain         2        3.1 %         
0.36 kg               Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (236.4 EBC)   Grain         3        2.9 %         
0.12 kg               Chocolate Malt (886.5 EBC)               Grain         4        1.0 %         
75.10 g               Progress [6.90 %] - Boil 90.0 min        Hop           5        33.8 IBUs     
0.61 kg               Corn Sugar (Dextrose) [Boil for 60 min]( Extract       6        5.0 %         
31.25 g               Challenger [6.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min      Hop           7        11.2 IBUs     
31.25 g               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 60.0 Hop           8        8.7 IBUs     


What are your thoughts for late addition hops then? Anyone done anything with Boadicea?
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Will12283 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:14

Can't help to much with the hops, not much experience here. But I did come across this website. Might help you decide
http://www.hopunion.com/aroma-wheel/?aroma=Citrus

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby GrowlingDog » Tue Jul 07, 2015 13:20

So far we have 15 people out of over 1500 members of the forum who are going to brew on August Bank Holiday weekend.

Surely there must be more.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby jkp » Tue Jul 07, 2015 17:19

I'm in, although it might only be a TC, too hot for beer, but I will try to make it an interesting one. :hmm:

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby sh3pp13 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 19:28

put me down il do my wheat beer ;)

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Tue Jul 07, 2015 20:58

jkp wrote:I'm in, although it might only be a TC, too hot for beer, but I will try to make it an interesting one. :hmm:


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sh3pp13 wrote:put me down il do my wheat beer ;)


and done! :thumb:
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Theakston Tickler » Fri Jul 10, 2015 18:03

Please add me to the list. It isn't a bank holiday that weekend in Germany but it is perfect timing to brew for some visitors coming over at the end of September. I'll be reprising my Flash Hopward 2 from last summer which went down very well:

3.4kg Crisp Maris Otter Malt
0.2kg Cara Malt
0.2kg Wheat Malt
50g Crystal (150EBC) Malt
21g Citra - 20 mins
21g Simcoe - 20 mins
21g Mosaic - 20 mins
15g Citra - Flameout
15g Simcoe - Flameout
15g Mosaic - Flameout
14g Citra - Dry Hop
14g Simcoe - Dry Hop
14g Mosaic - Dry Hop
US05 yeast
Expected - IBUs around 41, EBC 10.5, OG 1038, FG 1007, 3.9% ABV.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Adrian_98_uk » Fri Jul 10, 2015 19:04

Stick me down! Got the folks visiting and a raised pond to build but I've got a Mikkeller recipe I want to try out!!
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Squiffy » Fri Jul 10, 2015 23:23

I am going to try a ginger wine
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby GrowlingDog » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:40

I have decided on the brew, still to formulate the exact recipe.

As it will be a hard to follow brew thread I thought I would make mine even more complex.

I am going to be parti-gyle brewing in a Braumeister.

The plan will be for 20 Litres of Imperial Russian stout, (this will require a double mash, 2 loads of grain in the same mash liquor) due to the 6kg grain limit in the BM.

Then once that is done and in the fermenter I will remash the spent grains in the BM, again 2 mashes to extract all the left over goodness then make 20L of Mild.

So in total I will do 4 separate mashes and 2 boils. Should be fun.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby duncs » Tue Jul 21, 2015 09:33

I haven't brewed for a while, I think it must be time to evict some spiders from my equipment, so I'll be brewing an APA of some description, I have some Amarillo hops in the freezer and have some MO malt, wheat malt and some chocolate malt so I will be basing the recipe on that. I'll be trying my first overnight mash in my BIAB set up and I'm hoping for better efficiency as last brew I only got 55%.

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:43

calumscott wrote:Anyone done anything with Boadicea?


Well, I bought a pack from Rob.

The word is that the first season of these were pretty horrid and Rob reckoned that would be an end to it as a variety. But that turned out not to be the case, last year's crop is, he tells me, pretty amazing and will suit the style of my contemporary wee heavy very well. So that's my recipe sorted.

I just need to get another brew on quickish to test the batch sparge BIAB concept before the day.

Anyone else finalised a recipe?
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Aleman » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:01

Effin Bohemian Pilsner for me . . . Probably . . Need to get an ale on this weekend, which means getting the Effin Wheat out of the FV this week . . . Time to crash chill it I suppose . . . Been fermenting for 10 days now so more or less done . . . Might transfer it (and a good bit of yeast sludge) to the Cronical and keep it in the beer store for a bit before kegging, could do that tonight, and then be ready to brew a simple ale on a Work at Home Day :twisted:

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