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by joe_h
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: All Grain Brewing
Topic: BIAB
Replies: 17
Views: 7190

Re: BIAB

Thanks, that sent me in the right direction. Couldn't make much sense of their calculator though. :?: I've had a look at several instructions and youtube videos now - does this look about right? Steep full grains @ 66C for 90mins (times vary from 60-90min but since I'll only have 12L mash for my 23L...
by joe_h
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: Market Square
Topic: FAO THBC/HBW: (Speciality) Grains Pick & Mix
Replies: 12
Views: 1684

Re: FAO THBC/HBW: (Speciality) Grains Pick & Mix

Just found this - would suit me great!

@THBC/Bugno - Is it possible to do this as a posted order or is it store-collection only?
Bugno wrote:We are only offering this service to beoir members.
Will be joining in the next 2 days!
by joe_h
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: All Grain Brewing
Topic: BIAB
Replies: 17
Views: 7190

Re: BIAB

Similar question here. I'm interested in All Grain but don't have the budget for the extra equipment yet so would like to have a go at BIAB. I've found this all grain recipe which I'd like to convert: http://www.brewmate.net/recipes/4Z6NVXrOvYAXWrfTicGi.xml The other problem is I only have a 14L sto...
by joe_h
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:47 pm
Forum: General Brewing Chat
Topic: ABV Calculation and Formulae
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: ABV Calculation and Formulae

I'm new enough to this brewing game, had always seen the 0.5% figure on forums... after looking into it it seems Coopers suggest this figure with their starter kit instructions. Would it be better to just exclude the % added by carbonation? Of course those who are force carbonating in a keg wouldn't...
by joe_h
Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: My first extract Brew
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: My first extract Brew

Tried my first one of these, only been in the bottles for 1 week but have carbonated perfectly. Great head and lasted the whole pint. Primed with a teaspoon of caster sugar in each 500ml bottle. It was absolutely delicious! :D A notable step up from what I was getting with kits, much hoppier and cle...
by joe_h
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: General Brewing Chat
Topic: ABV Calculation and Formulae
Replies: 4
Views: 777

ABV Calculation and Formulae

Hi guys, I'm working on an app for doing basic ABV calculations. Everywhere seems to have different formulae. I wanted it to correct for temperature, and allow the calibration temperature of the hydrometer to be set also. Here's the formulae I ended up settling on . Do they look correct? Every calcu...
by joe_h
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: newbie question on coopers irish stout.
Replies: 18
Views: 3209

Re: newbie question on coopers irish stout.

I think the only difference it the can is less carbonated and doesn't contain a widget. You can control the carbonation in your own brews. They seem to be selling for around €40 delivered on eBay, might keep an eye for a cheaper one going through. Would be a lot cheaper if you know someone in the UK...
by joe_h
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Brupak Craftsman Irish Stout - Instructions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1675

Re: Brupak Craftsman Irish Stout - Instructions?

Thanks all for the advice, brewed this yesterday and it's bubbling away @20deg with about 4 inches of frothy head this morning! :) OG was 1.050 @ 25deg. I used a separate pot to soak the chocolate malt for about 30 mins at 70 degrees. So the grain with that kit is chocolate malt? Nothing came labell...
by joe_h
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: newbie question on coopers irish stout.
Replies: 18
Views: 3209

Re: newbie question on coopers irish stout.

Fancy selling one? :) I've been looking online today but can't fine any. Also, have you seen the Guinness surger? An experiment they had going a few years back, it sends ultrasonic waves through the glass, to be used with a special flat can with no widget. Keeping an eye on these on eBay... http://w...
by joe_h
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: newbie question on coopers irish stout.
Replies: 18
Views: 3209

Re: newbie question on coopers irish stout.

Just spotted this thread this evening. Had no idea Guinness did that in the past! I've a batch of coopers irish stout ready now too. It never had much of a head, but tastes great. After seeing this thread, had to give it a go. So called down to the pharmacy and got a syringe; 50cent. :D http://omg.w...
by joe_h
Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: My first extract Brew
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: My first extract Brew

What formula/tool do you use?
by joe_h
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: My first extract Brew
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: My first extract Brew

joe_h wrote:=> 3.94% ABV
=> 4.44% ABV after carbonation
I've been using this tool, and by looking at the source code for the page it looks like they already add the 0.5% for carbonation. :oops:
by joe_h
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: My first extract Brew
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: My first extract Brew

Forgot to mention;

OG: 1.041 @ 22deg
FG: 1.015 @ 20deg

=> 3.94% ABV
=> 4.44% ABV after carbonation
by joe_h
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: My first extract Brew
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: My first extract Brew

I bottled it on Thursday last (2 weeks in the fermenter). It tastes great so far, much cleaner taste than the kits. I had a glass of it, completely flat and at room temperature. :) It came out very dark and cloudy, I'm guessing it'll clear a bit in the bottles now. Looking forward to seeing how it i...