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by Dave S
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer problems
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Digital refractometer problems

Well I never have a problem with cooling as I take my measurement after the wort has gone through the CFC and is already at or about 20C. I never bother with pre-boil gravities. But you're right, if you take, for instance sparge gravities then the refractometer certainly comes into its own.
by Dave S
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer problems
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Digital refractometer problems

I've got a cheap optical refractometer but have never got round to using it. I find a hydrometer perfectly adequate. In defense of the refractometer, it is a lot less wasteful of wort, but otherwise, how accurate do you want to be?
by Dave S
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: CFC silicone hose sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: CFC silicone hose sizes

BrewUK sells it too.
by Dave S
Tue May 07, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Wheeler's Beer Engine
Replies: 232
Views: 37067

Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

thanks, jimbob, look forward to seeing it develop, and well done for taking it on.
by Dave S
Tue May 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Wheeler's Beer Engine
Replies: 232
Views: 37067

Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Just for information, a copy of the programme for Windows is available for download from the JBK server here (first option in the list):- https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/extras.htm Thanks to Jimbob88 for allowing us to host it. :) DaveS - once you have it running it will check for updates each time y...
by Dave S
Mon May 06, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Wheeler's Beer Engine
Replies: 232
Views: 37067

Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Initial thoughts: it needs a lot more work. 1. I don't seem to be able to change the defaults, even after pressing 'save all as defaults'. 2. In defaults editor what does 'boil volume scale' mean? 3. In defaults editor there is no provision for wort losses. 4. There is a yeast editor but no provisio...
by Dave S
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?
Replies: 17
Views: 826

Re: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?

Sounds encouraging; fingers crossed! Yes, floating stuff can appear unexpectedly (or refuse to sink) sometimes, even after fermentation. A bit of disturbance, release of airlock pressure, or the addition of hops etc etc can allow CO2 to rise, and it'll bring stuff with it on occasion. Can also depe...
by Dave S
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

I didn’t know Graham had a recipe and I’ve never used amber malt that I can remember. Crisp and Simpson’s have slightly different versions. It’s not even carried by MoreBeer. The only Amber I've used and only once was the the Crisp at 50 EBC. It's apparently a different animal from the Fawcett's wh...
by Dave S
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

C357142B-0F5F-4596-AF39-AF859C0C1A20.jpeg Graham Wheeler Sam Smith’s Nut Brown in his Brew Classic European Beers at Home, which looks similar to the one Dave posted. I think you are right, Craig now I think about it. I will have upscaled it for my 27L brew length which will explain the slight incr...
by Dave S
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

Here's one for SS Nut Brown that I have in BeerSmith. Can't remember where it came from now.
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I'm sure any Yorkshire style yeast will do a good job.
by Dave S
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1684

Re: Brewing liquor question

Hi Dave, Thanks for your reply. My base water from the tap is: Ca: 6.25 Mg: 2.35 Na: 6.85 S04: 19.90 Cl: 9.2 Bicarbonate (HCO3): 6.7 I need to add acid as the volume of liquor is 30l and the amount of malt is say 4.5kg. Plugging the numbers in brun water always requires a bit of acid, even with roa...
by Dave S
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1684

Re: Brewing liquor question

Hi everyone, I use Brun water to calculate my water profiles. As I use a Braumeister I use much higher liquor to grist than a 3v system. My water (Im on a spring) is basically pretty much RO water. Its alkalinity (HCO3) is 6.7. Other salts are very low too. Even though my alkalinity is very low, as...
by Dave S
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Worthington White Shield...
Replies: 13
Views: 1497

Re: Worthington White Shield...

When I was a moderator in another forum I contacted Graham to see if he had any objection to his recipes being published on the forum. Providing it was not for gain or fame he had no objection. If the Worcesterhopshop are selling the recipes as kits I would say that is gain. Just a same he is no lo...
by Dave S
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Worthington White Shield...
Replies: 13
Views: 1497

Re: Worthington White Shield...

HI. Any chance you could post the recipe please? I'm not sure I can, copyright would prevent this going out on the www. It was from GWs 3rd edition. That said, I know Worcesterhopshop sell all grain kits based on his recipes. Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk When I was a moderator in another for...
by Dave S
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How big an immersion coil?
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: How big an immersion coil?

alfie09 wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:56 pm
Says on that last one coppers plastic coated ??
I think it means the coil is wrapped in plastic and colour coded for use with gas or water supplies.