Brewed 10/4/2014. Bottled 11/2/2014.
og 1052-1010 Alcohol By Volume: 5.51%
When I brew outside I use the Edelmetal with the mega pot which has a tap, both great to use.
When I brew inside I still use the megapot but cut down on the volume.
I mash for around 1-1/2 hour and boil for about the same. :cheers: My goal is to keep it simple and fun.
Used plastic food grade 5 gallon bucket for fermentation. The bucket has a tap inserted as I go from the fermentation bucket straight into the bottles, priming directly into the bucket. I have always had success with this. I try to leave the brew in the bucket for about 6 weeks. I buy the least expensive grain ,hops and yeast available at the time which enables me to experiment.
I do not like aggressive hopping and have tried cutting the hops down with good results. The beer has a more malty flavour which I enjoy. One of the best hops for this was the Apollo, it is so powerful at 18% alpha that I could cut right down on the amount and save money per brew. Though I see that it has gone up in price.
I have had great success with Danstar,safale s-33 ale yeast and safbrew t-58 ale yeast.
The base grain being either Rhar 2 row or Briess 2 row.
Grain used. 6 lbs of Briess 2 row
1/2 Briess Vienna .
5 1/2 oz of Tate and Lyle golden syrup in boil.
1/2 oz home grown hops , Hallertau at start
1/2 oz home grown hops , Hallertau at finish.
Nottingham ale yeast.
So here goes with my recent brew. Chucked in the grain at 75c
Started with 5 gallons of water ended up with 4 gallons .
Mashed for two hours as I had to go shopping and just left it, the mash kept it’s temperature in the megapot.
Boiled for 1 hour or so,I must keep better records.
Primed straight into bucket with 2 oz of white sugar (after mixing with boiled water then cooled a bit.) Start of fermentation 10/4/2014- Bottled 11/2/2014. tasted after 4 days ,very nice. Taste note to date 11/15/2014. Golden colour,soft carbonation, A very drinkable beer which I shall brew again. Although there are several home brew stores in the Albany area, the professional service and online purchasing experience of Northern Brewer is far superior.