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by Dave S
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?

Haven't been here for a while, after a few months off. Anyway, got my backside in gear and planning to ferment 5kg pale, 500g special b and a bit of sugar for a darkish 20L of Belgian somethingorother. I've got 2 packets each of M31 and M41. Never used before. Anyone got any experiences? Cheers Not...
by Dave S
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Insulation for beer fridge
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Insulation for beer fridge

The only thing that springs to mind is a bit of fibre glass wool held in place by wide adhesive tape. If you go to B&Q you could probably scavenge enough for that off an opened roll. You only narrowly missed hitting a pipe there eh.
by Dave S
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Articles Wanted
Topic: Boots barrel lid
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Boots barrel lid

Do the 4" tops that King Kegs use not fit those?

EDIT: Sorry, just read your original thread :(
by Dave S
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 4113

Re: Demise of Hop and Grape

Latest from their facebook page: We are gradually reintroducing a selection of grains back to the website for customers . We are also updating the site to enable an easier way to “checkout” via PayPal Thanks for your patience over the last month while we have been getting used to the site and how i...
by Dave S
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dishwasher sanitising
Replies: 20
Views: 861

Re: Dishwasher sanitising

Rinse 'em out soon after drinking the beer and there will be no crud to remove.
by Dave S
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 4113

Re: Demise of Hop and Grape

Yep, it's gone again. Grain was on the menu this morning, now not. Hopefully he'll sort things out and return to a decent HBS.
by Dave S
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Optic (Spring) Malt
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Optic (Spring) Malt

borischarlton wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:39 pm
Hi,

We have about 75kg of Optic here, give us a call if you would like some.

01793 486565
Hi Rob

What's the likelihood/possibility of you stocking Halcyon in the future?
by Dave S
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Sulphuric acid - change to the law
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Sulphuric acid - change to the law

Jim wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:34 am
I've heard this as well. All to do with acid attacks I assume.
Yes, though why they think Sulphuric is bad but Hydrochloric is OK is anyone's guess.
by Dave S
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Oils
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Hop Oils

I find them a complete waste of money. You might get a hit off them by adding directly to a pint - if you must.
by Dave S
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 4113

Re: Demise of Hop and Grape

They have also been selling off 'hardware' through facebook - found out too late however but maybe there'll be more coming on. Don't do Facebook nor ever want to. I hope they have managed to get something out of transferring the business as I know they have been trying to sell for some time. I alwa...
by Dave S
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 4113

Re: Demise of Hop and Grape

Breaking news (thanks Horden Hillbilly for alerting me): - https://www.hopandgrape.co.uk/about-us/ In 2018 The Hop and Grape Limited ceased trading however the online store is to continue under the new ownership of Paul and Angela Shenton who run a similar small independent Home Brew store in Stoke...
by Dave S
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Strange pH readings in mash
Replies: 16
Views: 649

Re: Strange pH readings in mash

I did a brew yesterday and saw some really strange things happening with my mash pH that I'm hoping someone can explain. I prepared a batch of brewing water and treated it with phosphoric acid to bring the pH down to 5.6. I then mashed in with around half of it and a grain bill that was 100% maris ...
by Dave S
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 4113

Re: Demise of Hop and Grape

And just thought, that's where I got Halcyon malt from. Don't know anyone else that stocks it :(
by Dave S
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 4113

Re: Demise of Hop and Grape

One thing I liked them for was that you could buy small amounts of grains from them down to 50g or so. For me that was handy for some dark malts that I don't use very often and don't want leftovers lying around for months.
by Dave S
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather filter vs hop pellets
Replies: 12
Views: 744

Re: Grainfather filter vs hop pellets

I don't put pellets in my GF at all, only using them for dry hopping. I use only leaf in the GF and that would go for any other type of boiler too. The reason for that is I want an adequate filter bed to keep as much hot and cold break from getting through to the FV as possible.