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by timtoos
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?

Just kegged this beer. The photos don't really help due to inside of the carboy having condensation etc on the inside. A close inspection and to me the surface looks full of clumped protein and yeast from the isinglass addition which have not sank. A taste test and it tastes fine, no iffy taste or s...
by timtoos
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?

That's a shame. Haven't had an infection for a long time. I did brew this outside though as fed up with all the condensation in the kitchen. I did try and keep everything sterilised and clean and lids used where appropriate (chilling). Not sure whether to dump this. The thought of a beer which has a...
by timtoos
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?

It was all grain
by timtoos
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?

BarnsleyBrewer wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:51 am
Doesn't look too good..
Infected???
by timtoos
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?

Carboy 2.JPG
Carboy
This is what's on the beer surface. Probably just yeast and protein (I hope)
by timtoos
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?

That's what I thought, however the hydrometer tests were static for 3 days. Maybe I should've left it longer.
by timtoos
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?
Replies: 17
Views: 442

What are your thoughts on this? Ok?

Hi all, Did a brew and transferred to secondary the other day (I know lots don't like a secondary but I've never had an issue and purge the heck out of the carboy with CO2 beforehand to reduce any oxidation). When I transferred there were lots of yeast with big bubbles in it within the primary. Does...
by timtoos
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

Could be old grain as I don't know how long the supplier had it in storage. I got it last week delivered 19/3/19) from MM, generally very good and never had bad malt from them. They do the crush too as I don't have a mill. One thing I have found is that my efficiency from MM grains is usually 2% les...
by timtoos
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

I am on a spring and it seems pretty consistent.. Ive had it tested two times by Phoenix, both occasions the results were very similar to one another. I have tested with salifert loads of times and that always shows bicarb as very low (0.98 left in the syringe). I haven't tested yesterdays liquor an...
by timtoos
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Woodfordes admirals reserve fail??
Replies: 19
Views: 1237

Re: Woodfordes admirals reserve fail??

I did this brew, together with the Nelsons, a few years ago. I found them both took an age to be worth drinking. If my mind serves me correct, I bottled just before the Christmas and the ones leading up to March the following year were pretty drab. Once Easter came the brews turned a corner and they...
by timtoos
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

Will give that a shot next brew. I was thinking of reducing by 5L to make a 25L mash-in volume. Or should I reduce the volume even further? Also, I have always omitted adding alkalinity to the sparge. Usually I treat my sparge liquor with the required salts, minus alkalinity salts, and then sparge b...
by timtoos
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

So, I did a beer today. It was a Landlord clone recipe: The recipe was: 4.25kg Golden promise EBC: 5.0 50g pale wheat EBC: 3.5 30g Black malt EBC: 1300 My water from the tap is: Ca: 6.25 Mg: 2.35 Na: 6.85 SO4: 19.9 Cl: 9.2 Bicarb: 6.7 I usually use the Brun water calculator but after reading lots ab...
by timtoos
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

The thing is my standard spring water (with no additions) is:

Ca: 6.8
Mg: 2.3
Na: 7.1
SO4: 20.3
Cl: 9.6
Bicarb: 6.1

Not sure this is a good water to brew with as is.

I need to add additions to boost Ca if nothing else
by timtoos
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

I am going to try the Graham Wheelers general purpose profile, as below: Screenshot 2019-03-21 at 17.46.23.png I have a few questions though. 1. Is this profile suitable for an English bitter like the one I propose to brew? 2. When I plug the the profile data into Brun water, it shows that the Catio...
by timtoos
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

I have looked at the GW calculator and it's very different to the brun water amber profiles. I'm confused as to what calculator I should use and what's best for me. The GW calculator has a very different set of figures for all its styles. If I add alkalinity and then add acid to bring the ph back in...