Search found 246 matches

Sounds like you're getting it all together. For that lime scale, try getting a little tub or two of citric acid from the baking goods section at the supermarket, make up a strong solution and scrub the inside of the boiler and the element with one of those green kitchen scrubby things, wearing rubbe...

Hi Steve Not criticizing you one little bit, more the writers of that recipe you posted. I'm a bit of a Brains freak having lived in Cardiff for many years when I grew my beer gland in the 1970s and the recipe as posted won't get you anywhere near. For a start, they wouldn't use sugar or glucose syr...

As long as you stick to fairly core ingredients and don't go too off the planet you can't really fail. However I do know a couple of guys, including one who makes absolutely divine "standard" type ales who has a fascination with inventing weird stuff like "Pandanus infused Geuze Saison crossover red...

Why not do a big sparge to get a second runnings, then pour those runnings back into the pot and use them as strike liqour for another two or three kilos of grain, and get a standard strength brew out of them? However don't sparge too far to avoid tannin extraction. :peace:

Moby Wheat (American Wheat)

Quick one if you need some beer over the holidays. I always thought wheat beers were supposed to taste like the toilet blocks in men's rooms (especially the purple ones) :? - until I had a few Murrays Whale Ales on holiday. Hence the whale connection. Lovely easy drinking beer with a fresh bread tas...

I came across a selection of hardware bits and pieces at a market stall, and I couldn't resist these double pulley blocks that were only $9 each. The resulting "block and tackle" setup would actually pull a telegraph pole over according to an old farmer mate from Wauchope :o so totally OTT for BIAB,...

I've just done a BIAB Extra Special (Strong) Bitter for a comp in January - sort of along the lines of a Fullers ESB and easily hit the expected 1060 with 80% efficiency so well pleased. I find that a good mashout at 78 degrees while agitating the mash, and a good squeeze seems to yield good results...

As it happens, at the last Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers meeting I tried a Classic American Pilsner from a guy Nick Barnes (NickB on the Aussie home brewer forum) made with popcorn as an adjunct. It was great - clean, crisp and erm .... corny. He just uses his home hot air corn popper machine that's...

Just to bring the thread up to date, although I was getting better efficiency and trub control with the "brew in a bucket" system, that's at the expense of having to do a sparge to extract the goodness that is left trapped in the grain in the bucket. So by the time I've done the extra drain and the ...

It's always a good idea to have a spare bag. You just never know when you are going to need it :) Somewhat off topic for this particular thread, but I briefly gave up BIAB for brewing in a "solid bag" consisting of a bucket with false bottom. I had some success but the extra hassling around persuad...

Here 'tis: The Recipe - Fullers ESB BYO British Real Ale (Wheeler) Same ingredient pack for everyone - Brewday Target @ 75% Efficiency (20L @ 1052 OG) 4kg Maris Otter Pale Ale, 400g Dark Crystal Single Infusion Temp Rest @ 66oC with Mash Out 14g Target, 7g Challenger, 7g Northdown @ 60min 10g East K...

At the Brisbane Home Brewing Conference 2011 http://theqhc.com.au/ we did a "System Wars" brew day a few weeks earlier, with the resulting beers to be judged at the Conference Lunch and voted on by the attendees. All brews made from identical ingredient packs, then fermented side by side at Bacchus ...

Mark from Mark's home brew shop in Newcastle, Australia was discussing cereal mashing with me a few months ago when I was down that way. Mark knows every mashing enzyme and what they do (I think there are over 20 of them :? ). He says that if you boil the polenta or rice till it's gelatinised, the s...

The top pictures were actually a "grain bag" from CraftBrewer which is a bit more open weave than voile, but I have a couple I use as hop socks. Together with the strainer in the middle shot they combine to form a fairly fine filter, I guess as good as voile. The bags are fairly big and I'm wonderin...

Believe it or not, in the last hour a guy on another forum has published a picture of a bucketbag he has run up on his mother's sewing machine. Now this has got me really interested :argh:
Image

Brew in a solid "bag"

Reason I haven't been posting here recently is because I have gone all heretical and gone in a slightly different direction. I found with full volume BIAB I was getting a lot of trub and wasting ingredients due to cloudy wort into the kettle that was ending up with up to 3L of cloudy gunk per brew. ...

Didn't improve efficiency, but I'm a rabid bag squeezer anyway and this method is far easier than doing a 10 minute Sumo Wrestling session with a hot wet bag (Cheryl, Sandra?) :smoke:

Seriously I think it could definitely be of benefit to brewers doing Maxi-BIAB with the sparge step.

Here 'tis :argh: :argh: http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv144/BribieG/wort%20press/wortpress1Large.jpg http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv144/BribieG/wort%20press/wortpress2Large.jpg http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv144/BribieG/wort%20press/wortpress3Large.jpg http://i678.photobucket.com/al...

The Brisbane Amateur Beer Brewers annual competition was held in July and last night was the Awards Night, and BIAB is storming ahead. Ralph picked up a swag of medals which I'll let him post about over the weekend as I don't want to steal his considerable thunder. I entered 4 beers (A German Pils, ...

Excellent BIAB Video

I don't frequent YouTube much but came across this lady's excellent pair of videos. It's refreshing to see different brewers' takes on BIAB and what really got me excited was the use of a SS rack and colander for draining, as opposed to a skyhook and draining the bag - I think I'll try this out, it ...

Hmmm as someone who lives in Dublin, with our famous Dublin water, why would I want to do this when making a stout? Surely that will stop my mash actually reaching the correct pH which it can reach when I add the dark malts to my pale malt and mash it all together. It would bring back an element of...

Go to advanced search

cron