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First all-grain Brew Day: Dirty Daemon II

First all-grain Brew Day: Dirty Daemon II

TLDR; I had a number of disasters, but it turned out ok in the end! Read on… ūüôā I’ve finally got¬†everything together to make my first all-grain brew on my new equipment! ¬†As it turned out really well, I’ve decided to make the all-grain version of the Dirty Daemon extract-based beer I made last November. ¬†It’s a really nice amber-coloured American Pale Ale with lots of Citra hops and should turn out at around 6.5% vol. On Friday evening I…

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Adventures in homebrewing: Building a stir plate

Adventures in homebrewing: Building a stir plate

I’m planning to brew another batch of beer this weekend, however this one has a much higher estimated Starting Gravity (1.063) than any I’ve made in the past. Most of the advice I’ve read suggests that making a yeast starter would be a good idea. The most efficient way of making a yeast starter would be to stick the starter on a stir plate. “Proper” stir plates can cost anywhere from ¬£50 to over ¬£200! So, I set about making…

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