E J Gumby
So I did one of Clibit's Simple & Quick AG Brews today.

Used 2 kilos of Pale Ale Crushed Malt plus 100g Crystal.
Mashed for 45 minutes @ 66 degrees then mashed out @78 degrees
Started the boil and once the Hot Break had passed threw in the following hops :-
6g Target
5g Challenger
4g Northern Brewer ( a very loose approximation of a London Pride hop bill)
then half a Protofloc tab @ 30mins and then the same Hops @ 35 mins with Flame-out @ 45 mins

So far, so good.

Problem is, it took two and a half bloody hours to cool the damn thing down to pitching temp!

Finished up with 10 litres in the FV @ 1.044.
Pitched half a pack of Wilco's Gervin Ale Yeast (re-hydrated)

Cooling the wort was done in the Kitchen sink. - Looks like the next one is going to
be No-Chill. I've no facility to use a Wort Chiller of any sort.

Looking forward to see how it turns out.

Cheers
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Pinto
Looks like a good brewday m8 😉 successful chilling requires a high thermal volume rather than a very low temperature - for your next brew, I'd suggest placing your pan in the bath (assuming you have one) filled with cold water -its a much bigger thermal sink so will cool more effectively
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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Clibit
Nice work Mr Gumby.  Sounds like you had everything under control, that's not a Gumby-esque report at all. 

Cooling is an issue, and it isn't. If you want to cool fast, you need a wort chiller. Without one, patience is required. That said, I get mine down to about 40C in 20-30 minutes, same sort of brew volume as yours, in the kitchen sink. Change the water when it gets warm. Stir the wort for the first 5 minutes or so. At 40C ish I transfer to the FV and either put that in cold water or just wait. 

You can get around 1050 with that grain quantity, but that's just practise. Good first effort. Now the hard bit, waiting....
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GHW
That will make a very nice pint indeed!
Chilling can be speeded up in the bath (more water to warm up than in the sink) or chuck some ice packs or frozen bottles of water into the sink to soak up more warmth.
Or just use the sink but refill it every so often to keep the water cool.

Either way a slow cool isn't a huge issue especially if you kept a lid on it to keep airborne bugs out. There are some benefits to a rapid chill (proteins dropping out of suspension or something) but it will be a relatively minor factor in the overall final beer, compared to ingredients, recipe, mash temps etc.

Now get another one done quick!
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E J Gumby
UPDATE

Bottled this one yesterday.
Finished up @ 1.011 so approx 4.3%ABV
Got 12 x 750ml bottles out of it (9L in total)
Sneaky sample was good.
Just got to wait now until it's conditioned.
Will try another brew next weekend.
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Clibit
E J Gumby wrote:
UPDATE

Bottled this one yesterday.
Finished up @ 1.011 so approx 4.3%ABV
Got 12 x 750ml bottles out of it (9L in total)
Sneaky sample was good.
Just got to wait now until it's conditioned.
Will try another brew next weekend.


Sounds to be going well.   [thumb]

What's next?
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GHW
Nice work. But get another one on quick, before you drink those twelve!
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E J Gumby
What next?

Thinking along the lines of another 10L batch - A Smash perhaps  - Pale Ale malt and some of the Mandarina I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

Then I've got a couple of weeks off work soon so I'll do a 23L batch of London Pride clone.
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Clibit
E J Gumby wrote:
What next?

Thinking along the lines of another 10L batch - A Smash perhaps  - Pale Ale malt and some of the Mandarina I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

Then I've got a couple of weeks off work soon so I'll do a 23L batch of London Pride clone.


Sounds good. London Pride - consider the yeast.
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GHW
WLP002, Whitelabs liquid yeast would be your go to. If using dried yeast, dunno. Your choices are a bit more restricted, Nottingham/gervin or sa-04. I’m sure there are others. Muntons?
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Clibit
GHW wrote:
WLP002, Whitelabs liquid yeast would be your go to. If using dried yeast, dunno. Your choices are a bit more restricted, Nottingham/gervin or sa-04. I’m sure there are others. Muntons?


Muntons Gold or Mangrove Jacks Liberty Bell, maybe.
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E J Gumby
My first AG brew was a LP clone.
I used SO4. Went off like a train, as I remember.
It wasn't until a couple of months later when I had a pint of the real stuff on draught, that I realised how close they were.
Well chuffed.
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GHW
Sa04 is a fast fermenter. I recall reading about a brewer who used it to get a beer from grain to glass (via a corny) in under a week. Bonkers!
I did a London pride extract brew years ago, it was good but nothing like LP. I think my water was too hard without treatment. That’s assuming that fullers treat theirs as it’s only about 8 miles away from me!
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