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HI all,

New to BrewArt and home brewing in general. I've got four brews done and am impatiently waiting for three of them to hit the 4-5 week mark (the first didn't make it past three). I've chewed through most of the threads on here and still have some questions.

1. Is there a limitation to how many ingredients the BeerDroid or 10 liters of water can handle? I saw someone here add two X5's to the Mountain Range IPA bringing the total up to nine. I actually tried and bottled this yesterday. It tasted great straight out of the droid.

2. On that note I want to try dry hopping but again what is the limit that 10 liters can absorb? Or what's a good starting point for an IPA?

3. Is there a list somewhere of what the elements do to effect ABV? I found IBU here and which hops are what. But when I start playing with the Brew Prints I don't want to make something stupid strong or close to non-alcoholic.

4. Finally, I've seen some mentions of the Facebook group. Like some of the others here I really don't want to get back into that shit show. Would there be any interest in creating a Slack channel? Could someone reading this pose that idea to the book of faces group?

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12 hours ago, Sean said:

HI all,

New to BrewArt and home brewing in general. I've got four brews done and am impatiently waiting for three of them to hit the 4-5 week mark (the first didn't make it past three). I've chewed through most of the threads on here and still have some questions.

1. Is there a limitation to how many ingredients the BeerDroid or 10 liters of water can handle? I saw someone here add two X5's to the Mountain Range IPA bringing the total up to nine. I actually tried and bottled this yesterday. It tasted great straight out of the droid.

2. On that note I want to try dry hopping but again what is the limit that 10 liters can absorb? Or what's a good starting point for an IPA?

3. Is there a list somewhere of what the elements do to effect ABV? I found IBU here and which hops are what. But when I start playing with the Brew Prints I don't want to make something stupid strong or close to non-alcoholic.

4. Finally, I've seen some mentions of the Facebook group. Like some of the others here I really don't want to get back into that shit show. Would there be any interest in creating a Slack channel? Could someone reading this pose that idea to the book of faces group?

(1) No but depending on the type of brew, you may need to only use 9 litres of water. An Extra X5 is like adding approx 1% to the beers alcyhol. That is an approximate though, don't go "Rob said it would only increase it by 1 alcohol volume, why did I just get pulled over blowing .25?" 

(2) @Barrelboy will have a good answer on this but I'd imagine 20grams of hops, he will recommend some good choices for hops for an IPA

(3) No but have a chat with Liam at Brewart, he will give you really good advice as he is a brewer at Coopers AFAIK.

(4) People on the face book page are always welcome here, Mark has gone on there inviting them back and a couple post intermittently. I posted on there for a while and there are some nice people there but I found the advice on this site is pretty good

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2) thanks Rob. Nothing worse than over doing the hops in my opinion. It takes away all the other elements like the malt. So  be patient and start with 20g and increase or decrease on the next brew to your liking. Use a hop bag or ss hop bomb, don’t just put the pellets in, the sludge isn’t enjoyable.

Cheers Mark

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On 07/02/2020 at 8:04 AM, Sean said:

HI all,

New to BrewArt and home brewing in general. I've got four brews done and am impatiently waiting for three of them to hit the 4-5 week mark (the first didn't make it past three). I've chewed through most of the threads on here and still have some questions.

1. Is there a limitation to how many ingredients the BeerDroid or 10 liters of water can handle? I saw someone here add two X5's to the Mountain Range IPA bringing the total up to nine. I actually tried and bottled this yesterday. It tasted great straight out of the droid.

2. On that note I want to try dry hopping but again what is the limit that 10 liters can absorb? Or what's a good starting point for an IPA?

3. Is there a list somewhere of what the elements do to effect ABV? I found IBU here and which hops are what. But when I start playing with the Brew Prints I don't want to make something stupid strong or close to non-alcoholic.

4. Finally, I've seen some mentions of the Facebook group. Like some of the others here I really don't want to get back into that shit show. Would there be any interest in creating a Slack channel? Could someone reading this pose that idea to the book of faces group?

 

Sean on point 3, to contact Liam just email info@brewart.com

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On 08/02/2020 at 10:25 AM, Rob Courtney said:

 

Sean on point 3, to contact Liam just email info@brewart.com

I’ve noted from the number or recipes that 1) .5% is a given on each recipe and 2) the number or E’s & X’s represent 1% each.  therefore a recipe with say 1 xE2, 2 xE5, 1 x X1 & 1x X2 = 5.5%

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Hey @Sean, welcome to the group, i have gone on the FB group and although there is more chat and some great posts. I find more value here, Mark and Rob are Gurus in regards to what we are doing here. I am also finding my feet but have a few brews under my belt now . Have been sticking to the prints , but this year is a year to experiment , its all dry hopping and if I can get to it some BIAB brewing, just hard to get ingredients where I am 

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