Home Brewing all grain beer
I can recommend the recipes in this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Home-Brew-Doug-Rouxel/dp/1862058822 – mainly because I wrote them all.
What sort of recipe are you looking for? I’ve got quite a few about, and can recommend a host of good books on recipe design.Posted 4 years agoGrizlaMember
I made some nettle beer and a couple of wines last year, as a bit of a play at home brewing. The nettle beer and one of the wines were nice.
I’m considering skipping the kit stage and going straight to all grain for some proper beers.
Weissbier or abbey style I reckon.Posted 4 years agoNickSubscriberSaccadesMember
Nice set up – I’m on kits for beer due to time and space but I’ve been making ginger champagne (was supposed to be beer but used champagne yeast) from scratch and it’s bloody nice, if too strong for general comsumption.
Being made redundent so once the future is a bit more settled I want a decent garage with the ability to brew.
Troutie – I mailed you whilst you were away on holiday about a race maxx upgrade, it’s a long finger project so no hurry but if you get chance to reply back would be good.Posted 4 years ago
Go to http://www.BrewMate.net
A) free software to help you plan recipes, brew days etc
B) loads more recipes. I can particularly recommend “dirty celebration ale” if you can find it
I’ve also got a nice summer hoppy ale recipe I can post up later.
Btw I do mine BIAB – Brew In A Bag, less equipment needed to get started and the results are excellentPosted 4 years agosingletrackmindMember
I do a bit 😉
Think im up to around 20,000,000 pints
Pretty much got it sussed now.
If you have access to decent crushed malt thats fresh then thats a good start. Dont be afraid to play around but keep decent notes.
I can email a copy of our brewsheet if you like.
Buy decent saccherometers and thermometersPosted 4 years ago
I was going to do brew in a bag but found this in a skip
and the heater worked so had my hot water boiler for free
so the pan I had bought off ebay £50 then became my wort boiler
and an old bouclair burner from the camping days .
old coolbox became the mashtun
and £50 worth of 10 mm copper pipe made the chiller
me and a mate are in it together and with the stuff to brew 3 lots of 40 pints and plumbing fittings are out £100 each so the first pints have cost about £1.75 taking in to account energy
We have a local brew shop so grains and hops cost £13 for a brew the next beers will be about £0.35 a pint if we write off the equipment 😀Posted 4 years agoallthepiesMember
I use a 50L stainless thermobox as a mashtun, excellent vessel for the job. My boiler is a 75L stainless pot with 2 x 3kW immersion elements in it. The HLT is a thick plastic 60L bin with a single 3kW immersion element.
Made a control unit for the HLT which comes on via a timer at 5am or so on a brewday and gets the liquor up to strike temp by the time I’m up and ready to go 🙂
I tend to buy 25Kg sacks of whole pale malt, I’ve got a grain mill and crush the grain on brewday so it’s nice and fresh.Posted 4 years ago
19L batch size 26L mash liquor BIAB style
OG 1047 FG 1012 colour 14.0 EBC bitterness 37.6IBU
Pale Malt 3868g
Citra 15g 60mins
Citra 9g 30mins
Cascade 23g 10mins
Cascade 37g 0mins
Irish Moss 3g 10mins
Mash @ 67degC for 60 mins, boil 60 mins
Safale US05 yeast
hoppy happyPosted 4 years ago
Crafty Hen is nice but I prefer brown bottles to clear. the latter get recycled (in fact I have a bottle of OSH open right now!)
also Wychwood & Fullers bottles are no good with my crown capper; Theakstons & Black Sheep bottles OTOH are excellent, especially as the labels fall off as soon as you look at them 😉Posted 4 years agoteenratMember
Extract brewer here due to space constraints, but seems to be the best of both worlds. I can create my own receipes and have the flexibility to play around but the malt has already been extracted for me!
Doing an experimental beetroot stout this week. Only a gallon batch though as i really dont know how it will turn out.
Then a 40 pint batch of extra pale malt, apollo hops ( at 19.5 % !!!) and belgian aromatic malt. Again an experiment , but thats how i like to brew!Posted 4 years agoHazeSubscriber
Some of my better beers have come about just by throwing together a few random ingredients to keep the stock levels down.
I haven’t brewed for a while since I’m trying to cut down on volume, though this thread has reminded me I still have yeast, hops and half a sack of pale malt to get through.
May brew myself a nice citra single hop and bottle it away for the summer…Posted 4 years ago
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