Bought myself a Mash tun

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Bought myself a Mash tun

Post by Easydrinker » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:03 am

Mostly with the idea of mashing for Whisky, but it does make beer making seem a little easier, so I'll house this post here.
Having realised that the infrequency of my AG whisky making was the time and mess involved, I decided to bite the bullet, ahead of Brexit, and ship in from Germany.
Got a really good price, and decided to spend the change on a few sacks of heavily peated Malt.
WTF? It is up 50% in price since I last bought.
I spent hours online today, looking for different suppliers and have decided the way to go this time is a plain distilling malt.

To this end I have dusted off a recipe for "Peat Reek" and posted it.
Having read today that Bairds adminster "Peat Reek" and seemingly do not smoke over peat, I do not consider this a cheat.

Now, does anyone have a decent Hobgoblin clone recipe?

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Re: Bought myself a Mash tun

Post by Mash » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:23 am

Did you last by heavily peated Malt in 1962.....

The respected hobgoblin recipe is this one..

https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/vie ... php?t=5706

Although I have to say it's going to be alarming with heavily pleated malt -- and I mean alarming in "Alarmingly robust" good way.
If you are making it up as a beer and not still fodder, I am on my way over!! :D

Joking aside, if you are thinking of using pleated malt to make a hobgoblin clone I am quite happy to rework the recipe. Oaky, smoky, peaty beer just like it was made 1 million years ago, can be a very nice thing indeed.
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Re: Bought myself a Mash tun

Post by Easydrinker » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:48 am

Thanks for the recipe Mash.
I was looking to see what other grain to order at the same time as the distilling malt, and Hobgoblin is my beer of choice.

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Re: Bought myself a Mash tun

Post by Mash » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:40 am

WARNING:

Mashing your own beer will destroy your taste buds and you won't be able to drink commercial shite anymore. Be careful out there!
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Re: Bought myself a Mash tun

Post by Easydrinker » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:07 am

Mash wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:40 am
WARNING:

Mashing your own beer will destroy your taste buds and you won't be able to drink commercial shite anymore. Be careful out there!
This is actually what I bought after a couple of false starts.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/f.html?C=1V ... 11_TE_item

Less than half the price of a Groanfather, and vids on You tube generally big it up, and do I really want/need to Blue-tooth remote control, and desire to join the sad Groan-father net? :lol:

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Re: Bought myself a Mash tun

Post by gaza the instructor » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:44 am

I looked at those Ed and they are fantastic value.
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Re: Bought myself a Mash tun

Post by Easydrinker » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:12 pm

That is my logic also.
I will find out next week.

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Re: Bought myself a Mash tun

Post by Mash » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:31 am

Yup looks like a cracking tool. Can't think who would recommend such a thing.
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Re: Bought myself a Mash tun

Post by Northern Stiller » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:50 pm

Hi easy

How did the mash tun turn out?

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Re: Bought myself a Mash tun

Post by Easydrinker » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:30 am

Absolutely great mate.
Have made a dozen beers now using it, and converted two sacks of grain to Whisky.
Not too much mess and easy to clean up afterwards.
Wish I had bought one years ago, my whisky making used to be a real messy job!

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