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by wilfh
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Advice Please

And another thing...

If you only have cookers and eaters and the acid is huge. Say above 1% total acid then wild ferment, bottle then leave for a year. Time will drop the acid if you have the patience!

Wilf
by wilfh
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Advice Please

Net curtain works best for a rack and cloth design where you build it up in layers. Its more efficient than a basket press for apples rather than soft fruit andless likely to tear as all ready noted. With some sort of board ( I use hdpe chopping board material) between the layers it works a treat Bu...
by wilfh
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooling system
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Re: Cooling system

Can you buy a compressor plate as a unit?
Thanks
Wilf
by wilfh
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooling system
Replies: 7
Views: 564

Cooling system

Hello all, I am looking to keep an insulated area cool for storing beverages in the warm weather. It’s about 2 cubic meters and well insulated and I am trying to work out what would be the most efficient way to do this. Space is at a premium so using an old fridge is not an option and whatever I use...
by wilfh
Thu May 09, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Reminder about hops seeds: now is the time.
Replies: 73
Views: 23436

Re: Reminder about hops seeds: now is the time.

Bump
by wilfh
Thu May 09, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Growing hops from seed
Replies: 18
Views: 927

Re: Growing hops from seed

There is a post from seymour a few years back somewhere about germinating seeds. I’m sure sanding them came in somewhere. I will se if I can find it
by wilfh
Thu May 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Pale ale, with Elderflower
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: Pale ale, with Elderflower

An alternative is a blast from a camden tablet if you are going to dry hop it, soak in a little beer with half a tablet for 24 hours before adding it to the bulk.

I agree a little goes a long long way especially fresh flowers
good luck
wilf
by wilfh
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: One for laying down and avoiding
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Re: One for laying down and avoiding

It was based in th young no1 durden park book recipe and called for a bit of caramelisation in the kettle with a long boil
by wilfh
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: One for laying down and avoiding
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Re: One for laying down and avoiding

Mainly to hit the numbers. There was so much malt that i sparged a lot to hit the targets and improve efficiency
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The wort was amazingly bitter and with foam like marshmallow
by wilfh
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: One for laying down and avoiding
Replies: 11
Views: 1218

Re: One for laying down and avoiding

I've used 3 packets of nottingham for a 13% stout without any issues. Fermented well with no off flavours. Make sure you have some oxygen in there as well and you should be good to go. Personally I've found the AB series that I've tried to be heavy on the oxidised flavours.(15-18) but an interesting...
by wilfh
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Coming unstuck- unexpected result- what do i do next
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Coming unstuck- unexpected result- what do i do next

Ok so I thought that I had got my head around it and knew what I needed to know. Alas I should have known better. It’s been a while since I did a brew last but I’m all lined up for a brew tonight. A few years back I had the water tested by Murphy’s which came back with 21ppm for alkalinity. Brillian...
by wilfh
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: thermostat control?
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: thermostat control?

Thanks Both. Looks like the thing I am after.
I am assuming that I will also need a probe but pt100 or NTC?

I am also assuming that I will need a thermowell?

Would I be able to detach the probe from the thermowell/ pan for storage?

Thanks
Wilf
by wilfh
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: thermostat control?
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: thermostat control?

Sounds great but unfortunately I have very basic electrical knowledge. In very beginner term that means...?

I don’t have an inkbird yet as I was going to buy for the job ( which is likely to be repeated) so can buy as appropriate ( whatever that may be)
Appreciate the help
Wilf
by wilfh
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: thermostat control?
Replies: 7
Views: 544

thermostat control?

Hello all, I want to utilise my brew kettle for another purpose and would like to be able to hold temperature at about 85C/ simmer I currently have a 2.3kw element. My first plan was to use an inkbird but understand that it only rated to 2kw. So what can I use? There are plug in dimmer switches that...
by wilfh
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: extension cable
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: extension cable

Thanks both for the help. Cables ordered and on its way. Next step cover to keep out of the rain!
Cheers
Wilf