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by EckersKlein
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Recipes and Ingredients
Topic: Marzen Lager
Replies: 0
Views: 6328

Marzen Lager

Here's a lager Ariel and I (Eric) brought to the April BCB meeting. Its basically an amber lager, traditionally brewed in March. We used a less aggressive variation of the Brulosopher fast-lagering method , which seems to work ok despite our lack of precise temperature control. Water BS8 tap water, ...
by EckersKlein
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Recipes and Ingredients
Topic: The Kilted Monk - Wee Heavy with some Belgian ingredients
Replies: 0
Views: 5937

The Kilted Monk - Wee Heavy with some Belgian ingredients

Here's a brew Ariel and I (Eric) brought to the April BCB meeting. It's meant to be a wee heavy with a belgian flavor twist through the addition of dark candi sugar and special B. Water BS8 tap water treated only with campden. Fermentables by wt% MO: 73% Crystal 150 EBC: 4% Special B: 4% Chocolate: ...
by EckersKlein
Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: DIY chiller chest
Replies: 4
Views: 10333

Re: DIY chiller chest

Very cool stuff. I'd always wondered what was going on underneath the bonnet of your tap and keg system, so to speak.
by EckersKlein
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: General Brewing and Beer Discussions
Topic: Medicinal taste
Replies: 4
Views: 9416

Re: Medicinal taste

If this is an extract brew, the high FG may be due to malt extract of limited fermentability. My early extract brews rarely attenuated below 1.022, despite SGs of around 1.055. After going all-grain, the FGs came down to more reasonable figures. I also noticed that my extract brews tended to have a ...
by EckersKlein
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Bristol Craft Brewers
Topic: Looking ahead
Replies: 3
Views: 7597

Re: Looking ahead

Darren, Ariel, and I can bring in the results of our water treatment experiment to the April meeting. Hopefully that ought to compliment Phil's talk. The difference between what we'll bring and what was tasted at the last meeting is that now it's been kegged and carbonated, and has had a bit of time...
by EckersKlein
Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Bristol Brewing Circle
Topic: March meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 5955

Re: March meeting

Ariel and I have been holding on to the club's trophy from the NHC for a while now. I'll bring it to this meeting so someone else can take it home.
by EckersKlein
Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Thermowell, anyone go one spare or recommend supplier
Replies: 4
Views: 13830

Re: Thermowell, anyone go one spare or recommend supplier

Amazon.co.uk and Ebay has a variety of thermowells and similar gear.
by EckersKlein
Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Bristol Brewing Circle
Topic: Feb meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 10660

Re: Feb meeting

David's funeral is this afternoon, then going to the Seven Stars in the evening. I'm not planning on making a full day affair of it, but does anyone have plans to go to one or the other before heading to the Miner's Arms?
by EckersKlein
Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: General Brewing and Beer Discussions
Topic: Water treatment experiment
Replies: 24
Views: 34651

Re: Water treatment experiment

Yeah, my test strips were good enough to distinguish between pH 5.2 and say, 5.6, but anything closer than that looks a bit ambiguous. They're only the paper types from maltmiller. We did check the meter against tap water, and compared that to the water report, with the meter reading within 0.2 pH o...
by EckersKlein
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: General Brewing and Beer Discussions
Topic: Water treatment experiment
Replies: 24
Views: 34651

Re: Water treatment experiment

Oh yeah, time to do some brewing science.

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