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by mtbmatt
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: brewing lager
Replies: 14
Views: 22576

Re: brewing lager

I did read an article some time back in BYO mag about where to place your temp probe. The tester had a probe in the wort, stuck to the outside of the FV, and loose in the fridge. I can't recall how he got to the result, but he did decide that stuck to the outside of the FV was the best way. Now I ta...
by mtbmatt
Sat Sep 26, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Recipes and Ingredients
Topic: Enzyme conversion question - Oatmeal
Replies: 8
Views: 12350

Re: Enzyme conversion question - Oatmeal

What a tragedy! Destroying a mini like that!

A good mate of mine would be HORRIFIED by that pic!
by mtbmatt
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Recipes and Ingredients
Topic: Enzyme conversion question - Oatmeal
Replies: 8
Views: 12350

Re: Enzyme conversion question - Oatmeal

Ive never heard of diastatic malt extract until now. Just DME + LME; Dried Malt Extract and
Liquid Malt Extract.

I'm using plain old dried malt extract.

I just went to the brew shop and bought some Maris Otter. I guess this will be what is termed a 'mini-mash'.
by mtbmatt
Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Recipes and Ingredients
Topic: Enzyme conversion question - Oatmeal
Replies: 8
Views: 12350

Re: Enzyme conversion question - Oatmeal

Ha! BIAB eh?

Yeah, i do need to do that don't i.

For the time being, i'll try a mini mash. Cheers fellas!
by mtbmatt
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Recipes and Ingredients
Topic: Enzyme conversion question - Oatmeal
Replies: 8
Views: 12350

Enzyme conversion question - Oatmeal

G'day learned community, I'm about to brew up a stout (roughly), using a partial/mini mash. I've got a bad feeling i need to add some pale malt to my ingredients list though. Could anyone advise if this will work by itself, or should i add/substitute some pale malt?: 500g Flaked Barley 250g Chocolat...
by mtbmatt
Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: General Brewing and Beer Discussions
Topic: Stir plate
Replies: 6
Views: 9010

Re: Stir plate

Hmmm, i would agree that i need to look at underlying issues that may cause under-attenuation. So for some time now i've been using an airstone and a fish tank pump, plus making 2L starters in an effort to improve things on the yeast side of fermentation. Beyond that, i use a temp controlled fridge ...
by mtbmatt
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: General Brewing and Beer Discussions
Topic: Whats happening to my hop aroma?
Replies: 4
Views: 7408

Re: Whats happening to my hop aroma?

Cheers!

I'll try that with the next beer i do then. I was worried that if i left it with any yeast activity, i'd end up having the yeast destroy those volatile oils i want. But it sounds like that's not the case.

Definitely worth a go.

matt
by mtbmatt
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: General Brewing and Beer Discussions
Topic: Stir plate
Replies: 6
Views: 9010

Stir plate

So I've got this stir plate to help make more yeast in my starters. Can anyone think why using one on an FV wouldn't work. Say if I turned it off before fermentation finished? I seem to never fully attenuate my beers. Looking for ways to improve the situation, and thought of that. Obviously it helps...
by mtbmatt
Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: General Brewing and Beer Discussions
Topic: Whats happening to my hop aroma?
Replies: 4
Views: 7408

Re: Whats happening to my hop aroma?

I've only got three bottles. I was thinking about brining them along to a meeting, or perhaps this summer comp next month. I too, will be very interested in comparing between the keg and bottles. In the past I've seen definite differences between my keg and bottled beer, and I attributed that too ox...
by mtbmatt
Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Bristol Craft Brewers
Topic: Summer Beer Competition - July's BCB meeting
Replies: 16
Views: 20552

Re: Summer Beer Competition - July's BCB meeting

ok, no worries, I've only got three bottles, so i'll just leave it till the next monthly meeting for structured feedback.

cheers,

matt