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in the factory

Postby Brewzee » Thu Mar 07, 2019 07:18

Next Tuesdays episode of this show on the beeb is in a beer factory in burton on trent.....Wonder who that is...
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Re: in the factory

Postby Dennis King » Thu Mar 07, 2019 22:01

Should be interesting.
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Re: in the factory

Postby INDIAPALEALE » Fri Mar 08, 2019 08:36

Beer factory ?

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Re: in the factory

Postby Brewzee » Sat Mar 09, 2019 17:29

the program is called In the Factory, maybe they know something that we dont about modern techniques.
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Re: in the factory

Postby Dave1970 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 21:42

Anyone else see it...focussed on Carling. No big surprises apart from they milled the grain down to a fine flour for mashing then filtered it at the end of the mash

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Re: in the factory

Postby Dennis King » Wed Mar 13, 2019 23:01

Dave1970 wrote:Anyone else see it...focussed on Carling. No big surprises apart from they milled the grain down to a fine flour for mashing then filtered it at the end of the mash

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And use hardly any hops.
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Re: in the factory

Postby Brewzee » Thu Mar 14, 2019 07:51

And only a 40 m8n mash ...or was it a 40 min boil....Also no mention of how carling has 20% sugar in the grist and how it's brewed to sumit like 8% and then watered down
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Re: in the factory

Postby john luc » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:11

Most large brewerys brew a high gravity beer and then dilute it now. It saves energy with boiling less water.
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Re: in the factory

Postby INDIAPALEALE » Fri Mar 15, 2019 09:24

Dennis King wrote:
Dave1970 wrote:Anyone else see it...focussed on Carling. No big surprises apart from they milled the grain down to a fine flour for mashing then filtered it at the end of the mash

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And use hardly any hops.


Hops in lager :nono: that would produce far too much taste

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Re: in the factory

Postby Kyle_T » Fri Mar 15, 2019 13:08

2,400 bbl brew and 21kg of hops...

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Re: in the factory

Postby robwalker » Sat Mar 16, 2019 20:08

Isnt carling like 5 ibu? Beers like that are why super alphas are being developed, 21% aa means minimal load...haven’t watched it yet got it recorded, but i assume they are using a mash filter rather than lauter tun if it’s a very fine grind. Clip here.
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Re: in the factory

Postby Brewzee » Sun Mar 17, 2019 09:13

I have a tun and fvs that can accomodate a lot more than the 20 ltrs my electric boiler can so I just mashed in with 25% extra malt and plan to add just under 5 liters of boiled water into final wort as it drains to Fv, boiled to drive off chlorine and oxygen and precipitate out some chalk. Could use AMS but prefer the simple life. 25% increase in output not to be sniffed at and Im makeing a bog standard pale ale so will will spot changes. Will add a few more hops in boil but minimal, say 4gs total, then lots more as dry.
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Re: in the factory

Postby Brewzee » Thu May 23, 2019 05:57

So that didnt work as well as expected first time round, just adding 25% more base malt in the mash and then 25% extra water after the boil resulted in a slighly weeker beer with a bit less body. Still not bad but a backwards step in quality. Second attempt had a bit more cara pils and a longer thinner mash with more stiring. Result was pretty much the same, so I will need to increase base malt a bit or embrace this new thinner style of beer.
I batch sparge so was wondering would some continuous spargeing system make much difference, has anyone tried this on a grainfather.
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