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by wilfh
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Growing hops from seed
Replies: 19
Views: 1244

Re: Growing hops from seed

He he- happy birthday dear, don’t mind if I grow them for you, do you?

Well played sir
by wilfh
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: King keg pressure vavle
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: King keg pressure vavle

Unfortunately its brand new
by wilfh
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: King keg pressure vavle
Replies: 5
Views: 378

King keg pressure vavle

I am having a load of trouble with my kegs. After failing to seal when conditioning I gave it a charge of co2. I am using bulbs so little control and blew the pressure valve. Problem is now its not holding thr pressure and is leaking through the rubber grommet. How do I stop this happening? Cheers W...
by wilfh
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 8
Views: 831

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: 8
Views: 831

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: 710

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: 710

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: 23846

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: 19
Views: 1244

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: 618

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: 1290

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: 1290

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: 1290

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: 1116

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: 593

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