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by jaroporter
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Triclamp gasket for Sanke Keg
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Triclamp gasket for Sanke Keg

ptfe gasket, sandpaper one side smooth
by jaroporter
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oats in an Imp Stout
Replies: 15
Views: 515

Re: Oats in an Imp Stout

depends on the contribution you're looking for.. if i'm using oats i'm generally not going less than 10%..

i wouldn't worry about it being cloying if you've got everything else right
by jaroporter
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Making gallon makers inside kettle
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Making gallon makers inside kettle

electro etching is one way
by jaroporter
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: US05
Replies: 24
Views: 974

Re: US05

dried yeast? guess it might help to know your issues with it last time or what you're looking for.

i mean i'm a big fan of wlp007 or wlp090
by jaroporter
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Invert sugar
Replies: 20
Views: 648

Re: Invert sugar

I’ve tried making my own invert sugar and it tastes nothing like the invert sugar from Ragus. If you want to brew with invert sugar, I strongly recommend getting the real deal. interesting ya say that.. i actually found the opposite in that the invert #3 we got from ragus was quite similar in flavo...
by jaroporter
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Black residue when cleaning SS
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Black residue when cleaning SS

we talking like a black smudge/smut on the paper? possibly scouring the pot is damaging the stainless and causing the alloy metals (nickel) to oxidise.
by jaroporter
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Free up space in fermenting chamber after 72 hours?
Replies: 22
Views: 586

Re: Free up space in fermenting chamber after 72 hours?

i often take beers out the ferment fridge at 48hrs when i'm hammering the brewing to build up stocks, but then i know my ferments well (i tend to use consistant yeast) and it works for me at my batch sizes (10-20l). at a guess i'd imagine the ferments are more than halfway through by then and the in...
by jaroporter
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kw to boil 100 litres
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Kw to boil 100 litres

yes, and yes
by jaroporter
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Brewing Red Wine
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: Brewing Red Wine

i was very disappointed with a couple of the kenridge and beaverdale reds i did. tasting at 6-8 months gave some very flat and "kit-like" wine. from what i'd read i expected better at that stage even if they could still improve. not tried the cab sav though so might be tempted to revisit if i lunch ...
by jaroporter
Mon May 21, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Over sugared the brew
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Over sugared the brew

good pH is around 5. i'm also thinking uou are proba ly short on yeast nutrients too. what abv drink are you actually wanting to brew? looking at your other thread i'd recommend looking at the winemaking forums as there's plenty of people doing "WOW" recipes with fruit juices. easy enough but a litt...
by jaroporter
Sun May 20, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Over sugared the brew
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Over sugared the brew

bread yeast ferments absolutely fine, but may like warmer temperatures than most brewing yeasts. it's (usually?) the same family as brewers yeast anyways i think. the flavour would be the main reason people don't use it much. likewise it can ferment similar strengths of alcohol to ale yeasts though ...
by jaroporter
Thu May 17, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Old english hop blend
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Re: Old english hop blend

HTH1975 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 8:32 pm
You’ll get very little hop character coming through from the first bittering addition
in an american ipa sure, but elsewhere you might be suprised. challenger especially for me i use to bitter for the flavour carryover
by jaroporter
Tue May 01, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brew Control Panel Build
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: Brew Control Panel Build

in addition to einbrew's post the other benefit of two smaller elements is that if one faults for any reason you can still continue with the other. a well built system can boil 60 litres with half of 5kw no problem at all. the extra power is just useful for quicker heatup times
by jaroporter
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Do you treat your starter liquor?
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Do you treat your starter liquor?

well i do 'cause i just nick some wort out of the boil for immediate use or to freeze for later.

the key question is; what are you making the starters out of?
by jaroporter
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Carbonisation Calculations - Temperature
Replies: 11
Views: 669

Re: Carbonisation Calculations - Temperature

this question comes up all the time and always seems to divide opinions as realistically it's hard to calculate. i'd just pick one way of doing it and stick to that method each time, like fil says adjusting for next time depending on if you want more or less..