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by Dave S
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 712

Re: Hello everyone

With All Grain brewing you have a very reasonable chance of producing Beer as good and sometimes better than you can buy. Don't think the same is true with Wine, unless you're happy drinking poor Wine. :wall I don't know, my brother-in-law makes wine and we bought him a 30 bottle Kenridge Classic S...
by Dave S
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 712

Re: Hello everyone

With All Grain brewing you have a very reasonable chance of producing Beer as good and sometimes better than you can buy. Don't think the same is true with Wine, unless you're happy drinking poor Wine. :wall I don't know, my brother-in-law makes wine and we bought him a 30 bottle Kenridge Classic S...
by Dave S
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How much Special B?
Replies: 17
Views: 969

Re: How much Special B?

I am dipping my toe in the realms of recipe construction from scratch for the first time and would like to try to make something similar to Anspach and Hobday "The smoked brown". I have never used Special B and suspect it can be overpowering but also is critical to the balance of this beer commerci...
by Dave S
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 574

Re: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?

US centric, particularly regarding liquour treatment, I ignore that. Apart from that I've used it for 7 years and it beats any other I've tried, mainly because it is continuously developed. Recommended. He still takes no notice of my niggle about the pop-up text in the Notes field hanging around fo...
by Dave S
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Frequency of pH meter calibration
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Frequency of pH meter calibration

Thanks all--seems like calibrating each brewday would be a good idea. Eric--the BNC plug and socket are a nice tight fit. I use reverse osmosis water to rinse between readings and throw the buffer solutions away after use. I calibrated it yesterday. I'll try it again in a week or so and see if it's...
by Dave S
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather
Replies: 19
Views: 654

Re: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather

Ah cheers I didn't realise that. So you leave it 30 mins or so to drop from 50/60C to pitching temp? Does that work better than chilling the wort straight to say 18C? After the 30 min rest I continue recirculating through the CFC until it's output is at pitching temp, which only takes a couple of m...
by Dave S
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Using extract in an "all grain" brew?
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Using extract in an "all grain" brew?

If I'm brewing 20 odd litres a high gravity beer I will usually add some DME late in the boil as a wort extension since with a limited boiler size such as the GF you won't get enough Sparge water to fully rinse the grains, unless you are doing a parti-gyle or have more than one boiler to split the w...
by Dave S
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather
Replies: 19
Views: 654

Re: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather

Dave - just curious you say ' I usually recirculate through the CFC to get the temp down 50-60C as this is the ideal temp for the cold break to precipitate. Then leave to settle for 30 mins before running off to the FV.' - is that right regarding the temp? or is 50-60 in Fahrenheit ? Cheers 50-60C,...
by Dave S
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather
Replies: 19
Views: 654

Re: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather

First time I have used all pellets for a brew in my Grainfather. 250g of low AA Saaz pellets. The wort was incredibly cloudy, I have never seen anything when using an immersion chiller, as I guess that the pellet sediment drops out as part of the cold break, which doesn't happen with a counterflow ...
by Dave S
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather
Replies: 19
Views: 654

Re: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather

First time I have used all pellets for a brew in my Grainfather. 250g of low AA Saaz pellets. The wort was incredibly cloudy, I have never seen anything when using an immersion chiller, as I guess that the pellet sediment drops out as part of the cold break, which doesn't happen with a counterflow ...
by Dave S
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Force Carbination
Replies: 25
Views: 1036

Re: Force Carbination

james1988 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:39 am
Have a look for a carbonation chart, that'll show you the correct pressure for a given temperature.

With regards to gassing and leaving in the garage I can't see why you'd have a problem.
There is one in LeeH's link on the previous page.
by Dave S
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping in a keg - sanitation question
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Dry hopping in a keg - sanitation question

Just got my first corny keg - I have a 300 micron mesh dry hop stainless steel hop capsule. I'm planning to sanitise it with boiling water before dropping into the corny - but what about the hops? Should I make a hop tea by boiling the capsule and hops and then add to the keg? Or is it OK to saniti...
by Dave S
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.
Replies: 30
Views: 750

Re: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.

I have endless problems with these valves too, I wish someone would come up with something that works better. I'm in the process of replacing mine with gas-in posts because the Hambleton Bard ones are such a pain. The rubber seals are like the old Christmas Tree lights where every year you put them...
by Dave S
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?
Replies: 11
Views: 594

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: 457

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.