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by Cpt.Frederickson
Thu May 24, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Highest alc. %
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Highest alc. %

I managed 16% using K1-V116. Bloody good yeast, that. Planned to a batch step-fed up to 18-20% but never got round to it, might have to do that some time soon
by Cpt.Frederickson
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Do you carb?
Replies: 3
Views: 2308

Re: Do you carb?

Avoid carbing if I were you. Can be explosive as mead is less predictable than beer, and can continue to ferment very slowly for long periods.
by Cpt.Frederickson
Fri Sep 25, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Honey
Replies: 5
Views: 2761

Re: Honey

Personally, I've used Paynes honey and found it good.
http://www.paynesbeefarm.co.uk/honey-in ... som-honey/
by Cpt.Frederickson
Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Champagne yeast. What a palaver!
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Champagne yeast. What a palaver!

You just add small amounts of the must to the rehydrating yeast until the temperature is within 10c. No dramas. Rehydration with wine yeast is very important. Having said that, EC118 is pretty hard to go wrong with.
by Cpt.Frederickson
Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: So I did my first AG, This happened
Replies: 23
Views: 3013

Re: So I did my first AG, This happened

I had a similar experience with loose hop flowers once. I use pellets these days, with much better results. No mucking about with hop bags and weights, just chuck em in and chill down to 2c after a few days. Tidy.
by Cpt.Frederickson
Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Shaken, not Strirred
Replies: 119
Views: 22056

Re: Shaken, not Strirred

This is a truly superb post. May I suggest this is 'stickied' by one of our mods please?
by Cpt.Frederickson
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Looking for Porter idea's
Replies: 14
Views: 1153

Re: Looking for Porter idea's

Some interesting stuff here, maybe you gents can give me a little critiqueing as well. I tasted a delicious porter before Christmas, it was Xporter by Sixpoint. A strong, smooth porter, not roasty but with chocolatey notes and a rich hoppy flavour. Mindblowing, unexpectedly good. Cobbling together i...
by Cpt.Frederickson
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Crystal Rye IPA - choose my hops!
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: Crystal Rye IPA - choose my hops!

Use silicone tube, platinum cured is the stuff you want.
by Cpt.Frederickson
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Is "Southern English Brown" really a thing?
Replies: 54
Views: 5159

Re: Is "Southern English Brown" really a thing?

There is much 'Southern English Brown' to be found in Kent, particularly the Medway towns and Thanet...but it is of the injectable/smokable variety. :shock: [-X
by Cpt.Frederickson
Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Crystal Rye IPA - choose my hops!
Replies: 13
Views: 1037

Re: Crystal Rye IPA - choose my hops!

I would go Chinook, then dry hop with Ahtanum. I know you said one hop, but 200g of hops always goes well :)
by Cpt.Frederickson
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: BIAB process - sense check
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: BIAB process - sense check

Sorry, reply was a little quick earlier. To elaborate, I would lift entirely until you have the whole amount of wort to the desired temp. I used to do this when I had my Buffalo, reasoning being that you want to ensure the grain is steeped at a desired temp. If the bag is left in (albeit raised of t...
by Cpt.Frederickson
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: BIAB process - sense check
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: BIAB process - sense check

As long as you lift the bag before mash out, no worries
by Cpt.Frederickson
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Do I need to protect the bag from the hidden boiler element?
Replies: 14
Views: 1437

Re: Do I need to protect the bag from the hidden boiler elem

Buffalos are pretty good if you wrap them. Mine was in the shed as well so decent result. I used to raise my mash to 78c with the bag out, if you can't suspend it then transfer it to an empty FV and you're good to go.
by Cpt.Frederickson
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Do I need to protect the bag from the hidden boiler element?
Replies: 14
Views: 1437

Re: Do I need to protect the bag from the hidden boiler elem

I never covered the element in my buffalo and my original bag is still going strong. The only reason you'd need it covered is if you are trying to raise your mash temp whilse mashing, and I'd discourage you from doing this at all. Mine used to lose less than 2 degrees in 90 mins, so with proper insu...
by Cpt.Frederickson
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing IPA's
Replies: 29
Views: 1012

Re: Brewing IPA's

On hiatus from AG brewing at the moment after landlord sold the house from under us! Just kits at the mo, which is even more of a b'stard as I bought a new shiny boiler from Mr Lard just before said landlord f'd us up.
Will try to get down for next one if I can though.