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  1. So good that in the Droid again today. Will not alter recipe ie no X5 (dextrose) and dry hop with Continental not Hallertau.
  2. Interesting that this one was Kegged today after 8days fermentation, it was with a 2020 yeast date. Therefore check the yeast and if 2020 I’d dry hop at 6days.
  3. Mmm, are you bottling in glass or kegging for Beerflo? Do you have a hydrometer? If so take a reading. in the meantime I’ll refer this to the BrewArt Tech. @BrewArtTech, Hi Liam. Brett’s Droid has been in the fermentation mode for 20days now with a US Chiller lager. The yeast may have been a bit suspect. Could you please advise as don’t want to suggest bottling. Thanks Mark
  4. Good mix of hops there, compliment each other well. Would suggest 10g each? As a dry hop.
  5. Now that is looking really good and I bet it’s smells great. You certainly can get a kick out of toying with recipes when they turn out ok and to expectations. The first pour I suspect would contaIn some extra sediment that sits in the tap, the last looks a ripper of a brew. In 2 weeks you must have a try. Cheers, Mark
  6. Yes do the same now however I’m not down the wine nobs “the grapes were grown on the left hand side of the second hill starting 3 rows down....” with the hops (yet🙂)
  7. Has been reported as and used as:-
  8. Yes. To be honest I keep 2 x each H liquid hop sachets in case I run out of the hop pellets needed or miss predicting the end of fermentation but doesn’t happen often. I like the pellets as imo they provide a more intense flavour and you can increase or reduce the amount to suit. In general I dry hop with 20g.
  9. The Lawn Mower is a ripper and agree with the Chez Pils andLighthouse. Haven’t tried the Aztec Cerveza yet. Out of interest in the main thread “BrewArt Banterl the is a top ten spreadsheet your welcome to add too. Cheers, Mark
  10. Hi Don and welcome. Certainly is. What styles do you enjoy?
  11. Dry hopped with 20g Centennial, 24 hours before fermentation ended, longer won’t hurt. Which was day 6. Your certainly correct about the unit and ingredients. Accurate temperature control makes a big difference, so glad plastic fermenters and frozen bottles of water in summer and blankets in winter are gone.☀️🌨
  12. I think you’ll love this one Dustin, the hops are a must.
  13. Fair enough, agree may need to leave it a bit longer.
  14. Interesting, in your terms what is “the home brew taste” I ask this because people have different interpretations.
  15. What a bloody top drop this one is. Kegged 14/6, to the Brewprint recipe other than instead of 3 x X2 did 2. Has it effected the taste, don’t think so. Just an enjoyable beer. Ps really suits me as don’t enjoy too much banana/esters flavours.
  16. Did an adaption of the Coopers homebrew recipe. 2 x E1, E5, X1, Y2 yeast, Ale mode, dry hop 12g willamette and qigong challenger hops. In droid 15/5, kegged 24/5 so now 8 weeks? Strong bitter after taste, a good strong ale. To be honest something I’d enjoy on a stinking hot day. Not that’s it’s for quaffing but a good pub beer.
  17. Drinking another batch, no one given this a go? Then there are so many.
  18. Well I have had to change a few things in my top 10 selections. This was (and I say was) a surprisingly exceptional drop. About 4 weeks it was just full of flavour (note: had no hallertau hops so substituted continental). On my list to do again next in. To be honest I thought it might have been “watery” an impression of some Asian style beers but certainly not with this one.
  19. Well that one has been and gone, such a nice drop it’s in a Droid as we speak.
  20. Kegged today after 8day fermentation, very lucky? no overflow but it tried. 🤭
  21. If it’s bubbling in the window then fermentation is happening. The app should also show a rise in temp and then cooling down again. (I’m about to keg a Ruby Porter, it didn’t overflow as expected but it tried.)
  22. The yeast out of the fridge for a couple of weeks will have lessened it’s strength so to speak, it kind of attacks itself. So the start of fermentation would have been quite slow, perhaps as much as 3- 4 days to really get going. ( always keep in the fridge) The good thing is fermentation has/is happening. The bubbles on the surface would suggest a bit more to go. I leave for another day and see if after the next Droid Test Mode what it states if anything. Let us know as your close to kegging/bottling.
  23. Hi Brett, Mark here and welcome to the forum. Lots of good help here. Now the US Chiller Lager Brewprint states fermentation from 9 to 20 days. Although this is a general guide it does seem a bit long at 15 days. The fact that it states “unable to detect fermentation” is a worry as it suggests the brew has just been sitting there. Are you sure you added the yeast as the first ingredient into the 10l of water. To check the possibility that fermentation has occurred slowly remove the lid (not if in Test Mode) and look for 3 things:- 1) is there condensation on the underside of the lid? 2) is the a ring of sediment (krausen) at the line of and above the brew level? 3) are there any small bubbles on the surface? Slowly put lid back on and I will advise further when I receive your responses. Cheers Mark
  24. Update:- In the Droid 24/5 and kegged 2/6 into a maturing keg (will clear it up as well) after a 9 day fermentation. Transferred to a 10l “consuming” keg today after 4 and a bit weeks. Will be 2 to 3 weeks before main fridge unless I move it forward. 6 weeks about right @Rob Courtney? Ps when releasing gas from the keg it smelt absolutely delicious.
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