TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Kyle_T » Sun Aug 30, 2015 16:16

22L into the fridge:

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby dizzypanic » Sun Aug 30, 2015 16:39

Mashing out and sparge...

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Goulders » Sun Aug 30, 2015 16:50

So ended up with 21l @ 1.062. Was aiming for 23l @ 1.051.

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So liquored back and now got 25.5l @ 1.052 ish. Yeast added and tucked up.

65g of Fuggles used and a fair bit of crud...

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Time I had one I made earlier :-)
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby mickthetrick » Sun Aug 30, 2015 17:00

that looks as though its worked a treat Goulders.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Theakston Tickler » Sun Aug 30, 2015 17:09

This isn't a bank holiday weekend here in Germany but it fits nicely with my brewing plans. This is my Flash Hopward 5, very similar to Brewdog Dead Pony Club, the recipe is as posted on page 1.

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Grain shot, Maris Otter, Biscuit, Cara and Crystal.
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All tucked up for the mash
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Hops for today, Mosaic, Simcoe and Citra.
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Hops ready for the 15 minute addition.
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The day seems to have gone smoothly so far, just chilling the wort now.

Update 20:09 (CET) - Now into the FV on the stone floor in the cellar, 23 litres at 1040 so more less spot on my target gravity and amount.

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Aleman » Sun Aug 30, 2015 17:12

My day has not been so smooth, but I'm doing the 70-80C hop stand now, then will continue chilling down.

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby dizzypanic » Sun Aug 30, 2015 18:09

Good boil...

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby dizzypanic » Sun Aug 30, 2015 18:11

Slight panic. Electronics overheated but a temporary fan seems to have it sorted!

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Sun Aug 30, 2015 22:37

I'm so chuffed with all this bank holiday brewing!!! I'd love to be able to total up for tonight but having been at friends' BBQ typing is hard let alone sums...

Very impressed with the Burco-meister-matic-o-tron, dizzy! That's proper hackery right there.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby dizzypanic » Sun Aug 30, 2015 23:24

Belated end to today. Got 22l in the fermentor just as the taxi arrived to take me and my girlfriend out. Perfect timing
We'll see how the beer goes, I had to pitch the yeast a bit hot but then it is a saison so apparently that's ok!

Sample. Not measured OG yet....

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Will12283 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 23:38

Sadly didn't get around to sorting my beer can kits out (to busy sorting last minute things before the trip to Cyprus tomorrow). Now plan on sorting it after I get back

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Moley » Mon Aug 31, 2015 07:23

Bank Holiday Brew, phase 1:

Stock check.

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Found 3 cartons of the now elusive white grape juice, a year out of date but stored cool and dry in an old FV down my cellar, and checked to see what else was in my cupboards - and a plan comes together:

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So that's two 15 litre batches now underway, a white and a pink.

Phase 2:

Shiny new boiler with braided hop stopper pushed into the back of the tap.

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The obligatory grain shot, 4kg Maris, 150g Choc and 100g Crystal.

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21 litres at 70C, doughed in, initial mash temp. 66.5C

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Lid on and all wrapped up nice and warm while I sort out some hops, chiller coil and a bucket.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Rolfster » Mon Aug 31, 2015 07:55

This is a great thread! Keep the posts coming. Its making my day at work go quicker!
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Moley » Mon Aug 31, 2015 09:23

Mash temperature dropped to 64.5C over 75 mins so I need to sort out some better lagging, then I brought it up to 75C for a 10 minute hold before removing the grain bag.

That had a dunk sparge in a bucket while the boiler was turned on again.

Some hops weighed out:

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Up to a rolling boil fairly quickly and first hops went in.

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Now boiling a bit more vigorously than I would like, so I might need to sort out a controller of some kind.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby DethApostle » Mon Aug 31, 2015 09:36

A few pics from the Jasmine IPA brewday:
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The Brewery!
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Mash complete.
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First Jasmine flower additions (40g @ 10mins)
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Into the FV. Short on target volume though...
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... and short on target OG too. Something's not quite right in my Beersmith setup it seems!

Final brew length for the totaliser is 21.5l
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Goulders » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:38

DA check your efficiency setting. Eg if you set 75% on the recipe page that is the brew house efficiency; the mash efficiency may be around 81%
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby DethApostle » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:53

Will do. I think it is set to 75% from memory, no idea about the Mash efficiency off the top of my head though!

Will reducing this to 73% brewhouse efficiency (for example) fix the issue?
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby bobsbeer » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:03

Brewery all set up and HLT heating. Brewing Mysterios' SNPA 23 lt hopefully into the fermenter later. Grains loaded and just waiting now. A few pics later.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby CraftyTim » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:46

20l of a simple wheat beer brewed yesterday and nicely fermenting away with T-68

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy :D
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby GrahamT » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:54

Too many other goings-on this weekend to brew, but enjoying seeing others! I need to dovetail two brews next, single Belgian to harvest up to tripel, which takes some organising around family life.

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Moley » Mon Aug 31, 2015 13:09

All went smoothly, I chucked in 25g of Columbus when I turned the boiler off, left it for 10 mins then turned on the chiller coil.

But my hop stopper needs re-thinking if I'm ever likely to brew this way again.

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Ended up jugging it through a sieve.

21 litres at 1.052

Bearing in mind that (on the rare occasions when I do brew) my brew length is generally around 45 litres, this seems like a lot of effort for little reward.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Cornish Knocker » Mon Aug 31, 2015 15:15

Well here is my Bank Holiday Brew, even though it's not a bank holiday in Italy, I badly needed to make some beer.

Was undecided what to brew, was going to be a clone of some description and between a Smiles Best Bitter or a Ringwood Fortyniner, but went for the Ringwood.

Wanting 23 litres in the FV and with just over 5kg of grain was my biggest grain bill to date
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All wrapped and mashing under way at 67 degs
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Flame out hops in, chiller sterilised
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Not a great pic, but pleased to hit 1050, was supposed to be 1049, but more than happy with that
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Into the FV and now all tucked up in the temp controlled freezer
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Afterwards a beer and a bbq with some of these beauties
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So 23 litres of hopefully a finely crafted tasty beer.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby robwalker » Mon Aug 31, 2015 17:51

Can't say I'm not envious cornish knocker, my parents are in lake garda at the moment and said it's so hot they're having to go indoors. Combine that with some english beer amd a bbq, and i know where I'd rather be!
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby bobsbeer » Mon Aug 31, 2015 17:53

All finished. Had a slight problem with the hop filter, in that it clogged near the end, so I only got 21lt rather than the planned 23, but it's still enough to fill a 20lt keg, just fewer bottles to wash. Target was 1.053, and it came in right on the money. Sparge water was a degree too high at 76c rather than 75, but hey whose worried about 1 degree when you get the right result. :whistle: A few pics.
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First time ever had a boil over. Only had 33lt in there. Not used lager malt before so blaming that. :lol:
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Cascade waiting to go in
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The hydrometer moved the bugger after I pressed the shutter the bugger. Anyway my refractometer said it was 1.053. :lol:
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Cornish Knocker » Mon Aug 31, 2015 18:48

robwalker wrote:Can't say I'm not envious cornish knocker, my parents are in lake garda at the moment and said it's so hot they're having to go indoors. Combine that with some english beer amd a bbq, and i know where I'd rather be!


It is a tad warm at the moment, but cooler than it has been thankfully. Too many days at 40+ degs takes it out of you, but a good summer ale once the sun has dropped behind the mountains is a feel good feeling.

It is lovely at Lake Garda though, wish I had house up there with all the Hollywood actors and actresses'. :thumb:

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