TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Tue Sep 01, 2015 17:40

Current declared total: 488l beer + 30l wine!!
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby robwalker » Tue Sep 01, 2015 22:16

Can I add my 200L at work, lol.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Tue Sep 01, 2015 22:24

Only if you're planning on drinking it all yourself! ;)
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby bobsbeer » Tue Sep 01, 2015 22:52

calumscott wrote:Current declared total: 488l beer + 30l wine!!


That's a good total for one weekend. Hopefully all of it will turn out to be great beer. :thumb: :cheers:
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Pjam » Tue Sep 01, 2015 23:04

23 litres from me :) Great day, photos to follow :) Without a brew fridge the weather is spot on here, I wish I could brew everyday.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Tue Sep 01, 2015 23:59

So that takes us to 511l of beer and 30 wine.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby scott-ayling » Wed Sep 02, 2015 00:04

I actually got a brew on at the weekend even thou no bank holiday up here. I brewed a 40litre batch :)

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Wed Sep 02, 2015 00:05

551+30! Any more?
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Wed Sep 09, 2015 13:07

Well I took my first sample of my brew last night and fermentation is progressing quite slowly. Not surprising seeing as it was sat on a concrete floor out in the cool bit of the house...

Down from 1.074 to around 1.030 so far is 6.2%. I think there's another 13-16 points left in it so I'm hoping for something around the 8%. I've brought it in where it's a wee bit warmer to give the yeast a chance. It's pretty tenacious stuff so it won't struggle with the sugar load but I don't want it taking an extended nap...

Tastes like I hoped it would at this stage too. :thumb:

How are everyone else's brews coming along?
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Jeltz » Wed Sep 09, 2015 13:14

Tried my old ale a week in and it was lovely still a few points to go I would reckon so I ramped up the temperature to 24°C to encourage the yeast and I'll crash it and keg on Sunday. I might even get another brew on as well.

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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby krazypara3165 » Wed Sep 09, 2015 13:19

Suppose I'd better nip top my mums to check on my monstrosity in the brew fridge. May as well dry hop it whilst I'm there too...

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Simecoe APA (HBF Donation)

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Galaxy Pale Ale, Woodfordes Wherry, Bella Brew Pale Ale, Strawberry and vanilla Pale Ale, Mixed fruits cider, Elderflower and grapefruit fizz.

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Rhubarb Wine, WOW rose', Elderberry wine, Mixed berries wine, Elderflower and grapefruit wine, Elderberry wine.

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German Pilsner, Guinness Clone, Chateau De Roi selection kit, Strawberry and lime cider.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Cornish Knocker » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:24

Cold crashing mine as we speak. Had a starting gravity of 1050 and it got down to 1010, which I'm pleased about. :clap:

The samples tasted very promising and you could tell was a little stronger than the beers I usually make.

Fermenting:


Conditioning:

Drinking: The Above
Up Next: Not sure yet, one of many
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby Goulders » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:16

Well my beer was left for 2 weeks to ferment out and clean up, and has been cooling: first 24 hours in primary and then transferred to a pressure barrel for 48 hours to drop more yeast. It finished at 1010 so will be about 5.7% rather than the planned 5.1% because of increrased efficiency. There was no room in the fermenter to liquor back more... Anyway, tonight I will bottle some for friends I am seeing at a reunion at the weekend, fill a 5l polypin and keg the rest in a sanke keg. Will probably leave it for a few weeks to condition and then report back with pictures.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Wed Sep 23, 2015 21:00

Tested mine again today having spent a bit in the warm, down to 1.014 in one bucket and 1.012 in the other...

Somewhere around 8.2% and tasting really nice. That'll be the Christmas winter warmer sorted then! :party:

Now I need a bitter and something else...
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Sun Oct 04, 2015 20:51

Packaged mine today. One bucket to a keg and the other to 47 bottles. It's gone down to 1.008 which makes it a whopping 8.7%.

I thought it would be really dry at that but it really isn't, it's got great body, still a hint of sweetness.

Happy.

Tastes fab if a bit alcoholic, that'll fade in a couple of months so it's going to be just right for Christmas.
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Re: TBF Big Bank Holiday Brew!!!

Postby calumscott » Fri Oct 16, 2015 21:12

Less than two weeks in the bottle and its carbed and clear... Well, it would be rude not to wouldn't it?

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It does need age but already this is shaping up to be one of my best. Utterly delicious!
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