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  1. J

    Do I have a problem with Extract with Grain

    Thanks for the replys.Another lesson learnt.
  2. J

    Do I have a problem with Extract with Grain

    This is the Brewmate calculations are as follows: American IPA Recipe Specs ---------------- Batch Size (L): 23.0 Total Grain (kg): 3.750 Total Hops (g): 70.00 Original Gravity (OG): 1.050 (°P): 12.4 Final Gravity (FG): 1.011 (°P): 2.8 Alcohol by Volume...
  3. J

    Do I have a problem with Extract with Grain

    This was my last brew . Boiled on electric stove with what I would say was not a rolling boil but a gentle boil in the middle of the wort. The taste is very bitter and although I've become used to the bitterness others find it hard to drink. Is this caused by the bitterness hops or by the boil...
  4. J

    Kettle or Hot water Urn for AG brewing

    Sorry,I didn't read it closely enough.
  5. J

    Kettle or Hot water Urn for AG brewing

    Seen this item on Ebay.Seems cheaper than purchasing Crown or Birko 40 litre urns.Is this the way to go?or is there traps I'm not seeing? BRAND+NEW+STAINLESS+STEEL+46LTR+BREW+KETTLE%2C+SANDWICH+BASE%2C+HLT%2FMASH+TUN%2FBOILER&_sacat=0&_from=R40
  6. J

    Mirror Pond Clone

    I pulled this recipe from Brew Magazine's 250 Classic Clone Beers. The only change I made was to include the Dry Wheat Malt to assist in the head retention. It's an extract with grain and nearly finished in the fermenter at 1.012.Will leave it for a few more days to clear and bottle on the...
  7. J

    Coopers Free Freight until end of may

    For people who use Cooper's products note that if you are a member, all Cooper's products are freight free until 31st may.
  8. J

    Assistance with OG and Eficiency calculations

    I have just put down my 3rd (9th )partial mash in a bag using a 20 litre boiler. I use BREWMATE to design the recipe As my mash has only two grains and steeping of two specialty grains I've only a small amount of liquid. .Unfortunately I don't have enough liquid for the hydrometer to stand...
  9. J

    Assistance with Wheat DME & Wheat Malt

    The malt I'm using is Barrett Burston Wheat Malt and in the previous 2 brews was Briess Wheat malt Extract.The combination of both has allowed a creamy head which and lasting head.
  10. J

    Assistance with Wheat DME & Wheat Malt

    Just cracked a bottle of my 7th brew which was an extract with grains. It include 250g of wheat DME & 250g of wheat malt both being 6.67% ea of total ingredients. The head and taste out of the bottle is great , certainly the best head of any of my earlier brews.Could probably age a bit in the...
  11. J

    Hop Dealz Australia

    great delivery Yob. Ordered Centennial and Cascade on Tues pm and arrived today.Very obliging when I stuffed order and corrected. Can't ask for better service than that. many thanks
  12. J

    Mangrove Jacks Craft Series

    My very first brew was a Mangrove Jack Blonde Bitter. Turned out OK
  13. J

    Converting 19 litres recipes to 23 litres

    I've just received the 250 Clone Received from Home Brew Magazine from US.All the recipes are 19 litres and I want to covert to 23 litres .Should I just up the ingredients by 23/19?Or is there another method? .All recipes I would attempt would be extracts with grain.
  14. J

    Recipe Check Please

    Well the brew has been in the fermenter for 10 days and took a SG this morning which was 1.010 and will check again tomorrow. However ,the first pour into the specimen tube was full of what appeared to be yellow crap .Second pull was better but still had small amounts of the same crap. I didn't...
  15. J

    Cloudy at end of pour

    I was I wasn't going to answer this post as I was embarrassed that I followed the suggestion. Tasted like s**** and threw out the bottle.
  16. J

    Cloudy at end of pour

    I bottle my brews in 750 ml bottles and add two carbonation drops before storing. The first pour out of the bottle is nice and clear and as is the second pour until the last few mls. There is no sign of sediment other than the definite darkening of the pour with those last few mls.I've only just...
  17. J

    Recipe Check Please

    LME went in 10 min from flame out. Still leaning about grains hops etc. maybe just learnt a lesson. Have to see what it tastes like in a couple of weeks.
  18. J

    Recipe Check Please

    The LME went in at 10 mins from the end. Have to see how it tastes in a couple of weeks. Still learning about hops and maybe and grains and maybe learnt a lesson.
  19. J

    Recipe Check Please

    just put down this recipe as stated except I've changed the hops. Final hops were: 5.0 g Magnum Pellet (12.5% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (1.1 g/L) 20.0 g Cascade Pellet (7.8% Alpha) @ 30 Minutes (Boil) (0.9 g/L) 25.0 g Cascade Pellet (7.8% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (1.1 g/L) One question came...
  20. J

    Recipe Check Please

    I've just purchased 20 litre pot from Woolies.Thanks for the advice.
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