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Graham Wheeler Guinness as my Ag#6

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 13:22
by wolvesbrew
My 6th grain brew this weekend and as been as i just recie my copy of Grahams book im opting to try the Guinness recipe.

Has anyone tried this and what do you think, are there any alterations i can do to improve or shall i just trust the recipe?

Re: Graham Wheeler Guinness as my Ag#6

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 13:45
by Monte Cristo
I did this recipe as my second AG brew and it turned out really good, i would go with the recipe and then maybe tweak it later if you feel it needs it. I was surprised at how much like Guinness it was, If i remember correctly i think i mashed a bit high at 69c so it may have come out a little thicker than it should have but everyone i gave one to loved it!
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Re: Graham Wheeler Guinness as my Ag#6

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 13:59
by INDIAPALEALE
wolvesbrew wrote:My 6th grain brew this weekend and as been as i just recie my copy of Grahams book im opting to try the Guinness recipe.

Has anyone tried this and what do you think, are there any alterations i can do to improve or shall i just trust the recipe?



Here's what I wrote on Jim's about the same subject.

From Dave Line in the late 1970's via Graham Wheeler to the present day the basic recipe for Guinness is this.

25 litres
OG 1042
FG 1013
EBU 45

3500 gm Pale Malt
1000 gm Flaked Barley
500 gm Roast Barley

Target hops 38 gm

If you want to splash out on a liquid Guinness yeast so much the better
Temporary hard water is best. If you live in a soft water area add 1 teaspoon Calcium Carbonate ( ground chalk


Yesterday I was browsing Advanced Home Brewing by Ken Shales written in 1972 and guess what the recipe was almost the same save for the fact that he used malt extract and black malt as probably roasted barley would have been difficult to get hold of in those days but the ratios were the same. If the recipe has remained basically the same for over forty years I don't think it's worthwhile trying to change it :nono: I brewed 50 litres to GW's recipe a couple of weeks ago and it is delicious :drink:

Re: Graham Wheeler Guinness as my Ag#6

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 14:25
by Monte Cristo
Oh and by the way i used Mangrove jacks M07 yeast for mine. :hat:

Re: Graham Wheeler Guinness as my Ag#6

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 16:28
by Inneed
I had a look at GW's recipe and also hunted around a few forums for advice. It seems that there is quite a healthy debate on the ratio of flaked barley to roasted barley. I went for something of a middle ground, a bit heavier on the roasted barley than GW I think, and am super chuffed with the result.
http://forum.craftbrewing.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=6284

Re: Graham Wheeler Guinness as my Ag#6

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 16:56
by mark1964
Ive done the wheeler recipe a few times. Ill be doing it again but with a progress hop addition too

Re: Graham Wheeler Guinness as my Ag#6

PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 18:34
by ArmChair
I would swap the target for bullion, as that's is what I believe guinness use.

Re: Graham Wheeler Guinness as my Ag#6

PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 21:27
by boab44stout
I have bullion hops I bought for a Guinness clone and some acid malt