Invert sugar group buy

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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Tue Jul 18, 2017 19:41

Nice one, and once again, thx for sorting this.. :thumb:

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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby HTH1975 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 07:18

BarnsleyBrewer wrote:Nice one, and once again, thx for sorting this.. :thumb:

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No problem bud :cheers:
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby HTH1975 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:29

Ok, so we have liftoff. Got the sugar last Friday and it's now weighed out in 1250g lots.

It's got a fudge/caramel taste and nothing like syrup or the invert sugar I made, so interesting to see how it affects the finished beer. I'm doing a Landlord clone (hopefully this weekend).
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby FUBAR » Mon Jul 31, 2017 20:42

Brilliant,and your description of the taste is promising :thumb:
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby HTH1975 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 17:48

FUBAR wrote:Brilliant,and your description of the taste is promising :thumb:


It's like I'd hoped - I can see the flavour being very complimentary.
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby Eric » Tue Aug 01, 2017 18:46

HTH1975 wrote:
FUBAR wrote:Brilliant,and your description of the taste is promising :thumb:


It's like I'd hoped - I can see the flavour being very complimentary.


Well done, looking forward to reading the results. You say it's like fudge, may I ask what it is like to cut and how you achieved that?
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby HTH1975 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 22:38

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HTH1975 wrote:
FUBAR wrote:Brilliant,and your description of the taste is promising :thumb:


It's like I'd hoped - I can see the flavour being very complimentary.


Well done, looking forward to reading the results. You say it's like fudge, may I ask what it is like to cut and how you achieved that?


It was a major pain in the ass to cut with a big kitchen knife. Took me over two hours to cut, weigh out and bag up.
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby Dennis King » Tue Aug 01, 2017 23:06

I don't have a problem cutting but I'm only cutting a couple of hundred grams at a time for each individual brew.
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby Eric » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:06

HTH1975 wrote:It was a major pain in the ass to cut with a big kitchen knife. Took me over two hours to cut, weigh out and bag up.


That's what I'd been told by Dennis and was hoping you'd found a new way. Thanks for the confirmation.
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby HTH1975 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 17:41

To be honest, I'm surprised that breweries don't drive demand for this product so that it's packaged in smaller amounts (like 5kg). I could imagine that it's still going to be a bit of a chore to chop up the sugar in a bigger brewhouse as you're never going to just dump a 25kg block of sugar in the boil kettle
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby mickthetrick » Wed Aug 02, 2017 18:03

would using a warmed up knife make things a tad easier to cut it?
just a thought
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby HTH1975 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 18:05

mickthetrick wrote:would using a warmed up knife make things a tad easier to cut it?
just a thought


It's not tough to cut, it's just the shear size of a 25kg cube of sugar that makes it difficult.
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby Dennis King » Wed Aug 02, 2017 19:32

HTH1975 wrote:
mickthetrick wrote:would using a warmed up knife make things a tad easier to cut it?
just a thought


It's not tough to cut, it's just the shear size of a 25kg cube of sugar that makes it difficult.


When I first cut into it I used a chisel to break it up a bit after that it's been OK.
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby jaroporter » Sun Aug 06, 2017 22:38

HTH1975 wrote:It's not tough to cut, it's just the shear size of a 25kg cube of sugar that makes it difficult.


:rofl:
had totally forgot bout this stuff an all. bonus!
you're a trooper man :notworthy:
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby HTH1975 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 22:48

I've been packaging this stuff up - just need to get it to a post office, or book a courier.

I can confirm that it's pretty easy to deal with on a brew day. I did a Landlord-inspired pale ale/bitter today and used it at 5.5% of fermentables. It darkened the colour very slightly at 5%. Even at 10% I doubt it would darken the colour very much.

Ragus say that it's around 80-85% fermentable, so I'm approaching this much like using crystal malts.
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby HTH1975 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:50

Hi all,

Ok, finally got this all ready to go. Weighing out, packaging and posting eight lots of this stuff was WAY more time consuming than I'd given it credit for; especially when all of my 'spare time' is spent with my baby boy.

I've got the courier all booked and paid-for, so hopefully you should all have your parcels by Thursday/Friday.
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby HTH1975 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:52

Oh, and you should all get email updates from the courier too so you know when the delivery is due.
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby BarnsleyBrewer » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:59

Thx pal...


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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby mickthetrick » Tue Aug 15, 2017 13:20

really appreciate all the time and effort you have put into this. :thumb:
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby FUBAR » Tue Aug 15, 2017 14:23

Thanks for doing this :thumb: :clap:
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby oz11 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 18:22

I got an email from myhermes which I assumed was junk, would that be it?
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby HTH1975 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 18:29

No problem guys - good karma hopefully :cheers1:

My first brew with this stuff is currently on day 9 in the FV sat on a stone floor in my cellar at around 18C. Mind, the stone floor probably acts like a huge heat-sink.

Planning on taking gravity readings any day now, crash cooling for a few days then bottling.
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby HTH1975 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 18:30

oz11 wrote:I got an email from myhermes which I assumed was junk, would that be it?


Yes, it's My Hermes I've used. Just dropped the parcels off at the local drop point.
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby FUBAR » Tue Aug 15, 2017 18:33

oz11 wrote:I got an email from myhermes which I assumed was junk, would that be it?


Same here I had an email from herpes with a link to parcel tracking which doesn't work .
Just taken another look and the tracking is working now .
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Re: Invert sugar group buy

Postby oz11 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 18:38

HTH1975 wrote:
oz11 wrote:I got an email from myhermes which I assumed was junk, would that be it?


Yes, it's My Hermes I've used. Just dropped the parcels off at the local drop point.


Excellent! Thanks for doing this, much obliged.
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