Brew your best beer EVER. Save 5% on Brewer's Friend Premium today. Use code 5OFF. Sign Up ×

Brewer's Profile

    brewer logo

    British Ale Dude


    Join Date: 11/16/19
    Location: United States
    My Brewing:

    Equipment used:
    Malt Muncher 3 Roll Mill
    Anvil Foundry 10.5
    Anvil Bucket Fermenter 7.5 W/ Cooling Unit
    400 Micron Stainless Hop Filter with Adjustable Hook
    Recently added a Pint365 beer engine for dispensing

    Right now I can tell you there has been a huge discrepancy between BF OG and my OG. I was overcompensating base grain in recipes for this reason so if you are looking at my recipes from 2019 scale accordingly. My target OG values were generally 12-17 points off from the BF recipe estimate.

    What i found with the Anvil system is stir often, recirculate slow and extend mash times to get that all done in an adequate manner. Also, check your temps inside and outside the basket with a thermal pen. I have gotten mixed results on sparging and for the efficiency gained (in my Anvil system) I am leaning more toward not doing it in most recipes.

    I am tending to max recipes to the capacity of the Anvil system (16ish pounds of grain) as it is all the same work to make a batch whether it is small or large. I scale water based on my target ABV.

    My Beers:

    A quest for making Fullers ESB and other related English ales.
    I am also fiddling with making a coconut chocolate milk stout as well. The Oskar Blues Death by Coconut has spoiled me rotten in this regard.

    Sometimes a sale of ingredients encourages me to make something different as well.

    I only make public recipes and experiences that are amazing.
    I now add half a pound of flaked barley to every recipe to improve head retention and I can tell you if you are not doing that you should. Everyone has the right to nice laced foam clinging to the sides of their glass.

    Public: 10
    Brew Sessions
    Ready To Drink
    All Gone
    Brew Photos