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    Far Weltered Mk4

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    Far Weltered Mk4

    Post  PureGuiness on Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:12 am

    So today I thought I'd revisit my old Far Weltered Recipe with version mk4.

    This is the first time I'm trying a 90min boil with hops only in the last 60 mins. The idea is to achieve and secure a decent hot break whilst getting the best from the hops.

    Name: Far Weltered Ale (Mk4)


    Type: All Grain
    Style: English Bitter

    Batch size: 19.00 ltrs
    Boil size: 26.00 ltrs
    Boil Time: 90 min
    Efficiency: 75%

    Est. OG: 1.046 SG
    Est. FG: 1.013 SG
    Est. ABV: 4.30 %
    Est. Colour: 24.7 EBC
    Est. Bitterness: 34.00 IBU

    Fermentables
    Amount Type Colour
    3200.00 gm Pale Malt, Maris Otter 5.9 EBC
    400.00 gm Crystal Malt 118.3 EBC
    100.00 gm Wheat, Torrified 3.9 EBC
    35.00 gm Black Malt 1300.2 EBC
    Hops
    Amount Hop Type Alpha Acid % Time Use
    55.00 gm Fuggles 3.8%AA 60 min Boil
    30.00 gm Fuggles 3.8%AA 15 min Boil
    20.00 gm Fuggles 3.8%AA 5 min Boil
    10.00 gm East Kent Goldings 5.0%AA 0 min Aroma

    Yeast
    Safale S04

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    So the day started ok even though I forgot the hop filter in the boiler initially and missed my intended 68oC mash temp - ended up with 66oC. Not too much of a problem.

    My bigger concern is that for the last couple of brew days my mash tun has lost a few more degrees than normal. Must try and work out why this should be. bounce


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    Re: Far Weltered Mk4

    Post  PureGuiness on Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:03 pm

    Nearly done. Aroma hops in at 85oC and IC on.




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    Re: Far Weltered Mk4

    Post  PureGuiness on Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:40 pm

    Hit the targets : OG: 1.046 with 19l brew length.



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    Re: Far Weltered Mk4

    Post  Technotrucker on Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:28 pm

    Hi..Looks a good brew, may throw this one together and have a go at it.
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    Re: Far Weltered Mk4

    Post  PureGuiness on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:02 am

    I always find that SAfale S-04 is a bit of a slow burner when it comes to fermentation. It's now down to 1.014 though so I'll probably leave it until the weekend before I keg / bottle.

    Initial tasting from the trial jar suggests that this could turn out nice. I'm looking forward to it.

    Expect to see a bottle or 2 on offer here in a few weeks Smile

    Now to decide what to brew next - better check my hop store.


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    Re: Far Weltered Mk4

    Post  Technotrucker on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:44 am

    Well done..I'm really pi**ed I went into the out house yesterday to keg a brew from 3 weeks back, I tried it a week ago and it was ok, full of malt, would have come out around 6%.
    Took the lid off and there was mold floating on the top and it smelt No so down the drain, first one I've lost for years.

    By the way I've emailed a couple of guys on another forum and told them to come have a look, more the merrier.
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    Re: Far Weltered Mk4

    Post  PureGuiness on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:49 am

    Sorry to hear the bad news. Wonder what could have caused that problem. Was it definitely off? I guess there's no point in taking risks.

    Touchwood.... I've had a couple of brews that started ok and rapidly went down hill... that's in 3 1/2 years of brewing and I think they were down to bad yeast - or maybe even wild yeast infection.


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    Re: Far Weltered Mk4

    Post  Technotrucker on Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:58 am

    It was ok till the other Sat when I used my turkey baster to take a sample for the hydro, I sterilised it like normal, took the sample done the hyro then drank what was left. That's the only thing I done to it since it went into the FV. Never mind It wont stop me.
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    Re: Far Weltered Mk4

    Post  PureGuiness on Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:00 am

    That's the spirit Very Happy

    Perfect excuse for another brew day atleast!


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