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Pinto
You'd need some Iodine to test for full conversion to be sure it was the mash, but thats what my money is on m8.
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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Gregles
Last three brews, all with a new bag of malt, are showing efficiency in the low 60s or below for the shorter mash. Need to make adjustments for my next brew and go back to Minch malt when this bag is done.
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Clibit
Gregles wrote:
You know I ain't a style guru Phil. All I can vouch for is that this goes down really well[wink]

Shocking efficiency as only got 23 litres at 1.040 into the fv. Don't know if it's the shorter mash or the pale malt I am using. My last brew was well short too???


As long as it goes down well the style don't matter. Wonder what's affecting your efficiency? Maybe the malt. I mill mine very fine, maybe that overcomes the short mash time. Try 45 mins maybe.
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Gregles
It's a bag of crushed Bairds Pale Malt. I can't see a milling date although I have never looked for one previously. Never heed as long as it produces beer[smile]
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Clibit
Gregles wrote:
It's a bag of crushed Bairds Pale Malt. I can't see a milling date although I have never looked for one previously. Never heed as long as it produces beer[smile]


Do you have a malt mill? A Corona mill would be useful for milling the grains finer when you are brewing in a bag on the stove. Improve efficiency. Also good for milling specialty grains, which you can buy whole and they keep for ages. 
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Gregles
Clibit wrote:


Do you have a malt mill? A Corona mill would be useful for milling the grains finer when you are brewing in a bag on the stove. Improve efficiency. Also good for milling specialty grains, which you can buy whole and they keep for ages. 


I don't have a mill mate. Pre crushed is good for me, saves time, and the Minch malt was excellent. I only bought the bairds because it was convenient.
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Clibit
Gregles wrote:


I don't have a mill mate. Pre crushed is good for me, saves time, and the Minch malt was excellent. I only bought the bairds because it was convenient.


Really worth having IMO if only for the specialty grains.
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Gregles
Kegged around 18litres and bottled 6@500ml tonight. Keg is sitting at 35psi until tomorrow and then I'll sample and see how it's doing fizz wise. Tastes lovely at 0degrees C tonight🍺
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Gregles
Gregles wrote:
Got a batch of this boiling at the moment. The recipe is Aleman's and is one I have brewed before. It is lovely[thumb]

Aleman's Effin Stout (Oatmeal Stout)

Original Gravity (OG): 1.047  (°P): 11.7
Final Gravity (FG):    1.012  (°P): 3.1
Alcohol (ABV):         4.62 %
Colour (SRM):          27.2   (EBC): 53.6
Bitterness (IBU):      30.2   (Average)

69.21% Pale Malt or 3.45kg
13.04% Flaked Oats or 0.650kg
5.62% Chocolate or 0.280kg
5.62% Flaked Barley or 0.280kg
4.21% Crystal 120 or 0.210kg
1.4% Roasted Barley or 0.070kg
0.9% Black Malt or 0.045kg

1.1 g/L Admiral which was 25g (10.6% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)


Single step Infusion at 66°C for 60 Minutes. Boil for 60 Minutes

Fermented at 20°C with Wilkos Gervin Ale Yeast which is very reasonable at £1.75 for 11grams

Hoping this will be the first beer I will serve from my new cornies[cool][biggrin]






My pc has crashed which is presenting a problem for me atm. Can anyone help by letting me know how many grams of magnum leaf at 15.3% I will need for 30ibus in the above recipe for a 60minute boil please?
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Clibit
Gregles wrote:


My pc has crashed which is presenting a problem for me atm. Can anyone help by letting me know how many grams of magnum leaf at 15.3% I will need for 30ibus in the above recipe for a 60minute boil please?


17.3g.

You dont need your PC. On a calculator 25 x 10.6 / 15.3 = 17.3
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Gregles
Clibit wrote:


17.3g.

You dont need your PC. On a calculator 25 x 10.6 / 15.3 = 17.3


I am going to call you life saver from now on. Cheers Phil👍
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Gregles
Ended up with 20litres at 1.052. It’s for my son and he did not want it diluted to 23litres.
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Gregles
The boy is back from Croatia the morn so took some time to get this brew kegged the night. Tastes grand[smile]
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Clibit
Gregles wrote:
The boy is back from Croatia the morn so took some time to get this brew kegged the night. Tastes grand[smile]


Nice one Greg. That's a recipe I've never done, I know it's popular. 
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Gregles
Clibit wrote:


Nice one Greg. That's a recipe I've never done, I know it's popular. 


We are sitting with a pint each, it’s a nice beer👍
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