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All Grain Brewing / Re: Constantly darker than expected beer?
« Last post by DEMPSEY on July 19, 2019, 07:40:00 AM »
One other thing to consider is water. Hard water will make a beer darker.
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All Grain Brewing / Re: Constantly darker than expected beer?
« Last post by Tom on July 18, 2019, 11:47:10 PM »
Yeah, EBC / Lovibond (SRM?) the most likely culprit. Doesn't take much character malt to darken a beer. And colour has a marked effect on perception. Does it taste good? That's key.
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Will there be brown malt?
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All Grain Brewing / Re: Constantly darker than expected beer?
« Last post by nigel_c on July 18, 2019, 11:23:44 PM »
How are you formulating your recipies?
Most people use beersmith which allows you to adjust the ingredients color.
What was the recipe you weren't happy with. Post it up and we can have a look.
Most times when this happens its when someone mistakes the color or crystal malts or darker malts like that.
They follow an american recipe posted in Levibond without converting to EBC which is what most Irish suppliers deal in.
If you are not using beersmith I would highly recommend getting it and getting to know how it works.
If this does not help feel free to post to contact for detailed recipe breakdown.
 
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All Grain Brewing / Constantly darker than expected beer?
« Last post by bazbart on July 18, 2019, 11:03:40 PM »
Hi,

Just looking for any advice. All my brews (10+) have all turned out darker than expected. Even beers I expect to be “straw” color is coming in far darker like a red ale or close. I use a peck boiler and keep the temp as close to mash temp as possible and try to avoid scorching etc. Is there anything else that would make my wort darker than what it should be?

Thanks.
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Competitions / Re: The Great Irish Kveik Off
« Last post by fishjam45 (Colin) on July 18, 2019, 09:54:20 PM »
Ok folks;

Delivered are
Rebel
Kilkenny
Capital
NCB
South Dub

only outstanding yeast deliveries are
Wee County:tomorrow
Tip, Limerick and Galway next week.

Please thank your respective facilitator as without them it doesn’t happen.

Great work John!
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Hi all,

I've been tutoring an adult ed course in Portmarnock the last year, and it's starting up again in October.

It's a 6 week course over 8 weeks, and we do brew a beer, bottle and taste it, and we visit a brewery too.

It's a basic brewing course really, we learn about ingredients, techniques, equipment and tools.

We also do some tasting to introduce the student to what flavours malt, hops and yeast bring to the table when brewing.

We talk about sourcing ingredients and how to build recipes.

It's a fun, hands on course, very informal, but at the end everyone will have the knowledge and the experience of one brewday to get them started on their brewing journey.

Details and sign-up here

https://www.portmarnockcommunityschool.ie/?page_id=9078
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Competitions / Re: The Great Irish Kveik Off
« Last post by CH on July 18, 2019, 08:05:57 PM »
Ok folks;

Delivered are
Rebel
Kilkenny
Capital
NCB
South Dub

only outstanding yeast deliveries are
Wee County:tomorrow
Tip, Limerick and Galway next week.

Please thank your respective facilitator as without them it doesn’t happen.
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Capital Brewers / Re: July Meetup : Weds 31st July Paddle & Peel
« Last post by JohnnyJohnJohns on July 18, 2019, 03:04:39 PM »
1. Stephen - Buried-at-Sea-alike
2. Gearoid - Weizenbock, Blueberry Wheat beer, Raspberry Wheat beer
3. Paul - summer ipa, capital barrel saison
4. Ronan - moochin
5. John - Hoppy Kveik Lager, Belgian Dubbel
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Introductions / Re: New member in Offaly
« Last post by arrbee on July 17, 2019, 04:17:42 PM »
Thanks!

I'm already on the FB group but not a major FB user.
One day I'll venture out and meet some more of ye.  Getting back home after is a pain in the arse....
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