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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1160 on: May 19, 2017, 05:45:37 pm »
Having a smoked lager tonight.
About 4 months old, nice and smooth.
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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1161 on: May 20, 2017, 12:33:40 am »
Been considering putting some of those Smoked wood chips into a brew bag in my next ale I do.
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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1162 on: May 20, 2017, 11:42:14 am »
Been considering putting some of those Smoked wood chips into a brew bag in my next ale I do.
Not sure if that will work.
I simply use 2KG of smoked malt in my recipe.

5KG Pale Malt
2 KG smoked Malt
1 KG Kara Aroma (or whatever you fancy)
28L Mash water
36L Sparge water.
Whatever hops you like, ditto yeast.
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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1163 on: May 22, 2017, 08:04:04 am »
Been considering putting some of those Smoked wood chips into a brew bag in my next ale I do.

I may have some smoked malt for you - I will check tonight, if you like?
I made a smoked ale late last year, did not like it myself, came out too strong initially, so much so that it overpowered every other flavor. Once it mellowed, it disappeared, then the brew was a light ale.....
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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1164 on: May 22, 2017, 08:13:31 am »
So we have slapped together a 50l Mead yesterday... 15kg of honey to make a OG of 1090  :ricky: Also used our CO2 with an aerating stone to aerate for the first time. Will see if I can load some pics later.
Also tasted our Oktoberfest and Red lager after a month in the fermenter at 1'C.  Quite nice!
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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1165 on: May 22, 2017, 09:36:50 am »
I bottled 25l this weekend

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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1166 on: May 22, 2017, 09:40:31 am »
I filled an 18L keg with a red. That which was left over from the batch, 2L, I gassed in the sodastream and drank. Very nice, going to be a good beer.

My gout is asking nicely I must go slow on the beer for a bit. It says if I don't listen, it might stop asking nicely and start asking seriously.
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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1167 on: May 22, 2017, 10:28:58 am »
I am happy to report that my Irish stout matured so well in the last week it was bottled, that I just could not stop drinking  :biggrin:

I did save one bottle to mature a bit more. Will see what it tastes like in a months time.

Next batch will be mashed during this week
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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1168 on: May 22, 2017, 12:28:51 pm »
I am happy to report that my Irish stout matured so well in the last week it was bottled, that I just could not stop drinking  :biggrin:

I did save one bottle to mature a bit more. Will see what it tastes like in a months time.

Next batch will be mashed during this week
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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1169 on: May 22, 2017, 01:45:59 pm »
Been considering putting some of those Smoked wood chips into a brew bag in my next ale I do.

I may have some smoked malt for you - I will check tonight, if you like?
I made a smoked ale late last year, did not like it myself, came out too strong initially, so much so that it overpowered every other flavor. Once it mellowed, it disappeared, then the brew was a light ale.....

Thanks. I will have to do another brew very soon again as the weather is now perfect for brews in the backroom. I'm considering banging in the Jack Daniels oak barrel smoking chips in a brew bag (not smoked besides the charing they get before they're filled with bourbon) as I'm still dreaming about the bourbon ale I had in Kentucky many years ago and really want to try replicate what I remember about it.

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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1170 on: May 24, 2017, 08:12:14 am »
Anyone interested in buying a starter kit. My mate has his entire kit for sale. Probably only used a few times, includes the whole Coppertun kit and 2 sachet/kit (will make over 40l of beer ). Then there's the mini-keg kit as well with 6 reusable mini-kegs and all the equipment for dispensing it.  If you're interested you can PM me and I'll forward you his info. He says he wants R1000 for it - it's easily worth 3 time that.

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