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by Hanglow
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing advice needed please
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Brewing advice needed please

If you are adding rubicon to the beer then it would probably be fine, I cant see anything there that would affect the fermentation. It does have some fructose that would ferment, so you could add some at bottling and account for that at the time.

You might have better luck with mango puree though?
by Hanglow
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dried yeast lag time
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Dried yeast lag time

Yes they can take a while. I think they can be a bit sluggish to get going. I wouldn't pitch much higher than 18c, there's no need. If you rehydrate though, be sure to do so in 30c-35c water then attemperate it over the space of about 15 minutes by adding a bit of the cooled wort to it. Yeast like g...
by Hanglow
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Stopping rust/ passivating stainless steel
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Stopping rust/ passivating stainless steel

Use citric acid instead as barkeepers friend is just a cleaner, it won't properly passivate SS

method and reasoning:

https://modernbrewhouse.com/wiki/Passivation
by Hanglow
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt Hydro/Thermometer - anyone use one?
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: Tilt Hydro/Thermometer - anyone use one?

I have an ispindle which is the DIY wifi version and can be bought ready assembled for about £45 or so if you don't want to do it yourself. It is a bit inaccurate due to the same things mentioned ie krausen interfering with the tilt and also needs a strong wifi signal near it, but is handy if you wa...
by Hanglow
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How to brew an acceptable lager?
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: How to brew an acceptable lager?

Lots of good info there allready, I'll just add that my favourite lagers tend to have an fg of around 1.007/1.008, meaning an apparent attenuation of about 84% or thereabouts. So consider a step mash at appropriate temperatures for your malt to get good attenuation. I always brew ales though and ten...
by Hanglow
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: ABV Higher than expected, too much yeast?
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: ABV Higher than expected, too much yeast?

Attenuation is affected mainly by the type of yeast, ingredients and mash time/temperature/type.

Seeing as you have 79% attenuation, I suspect your wort was just a bit more fermentable than normal. What was the recipe?

If everything else went well, the beer should still taste fine
by Hanglow
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 16
Views: 1997

Re: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)

It's definitely a marmite yeast. I like it in stouts, not in pales though.
by Hanglow
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 16
Views: 1997

Re: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)

I've not settled on a basic beer for a standard bitter , I try changing things too much and also brew them rather infrequently. I personally would limit crystal to about 5% and don't like flaked barley. Although some torrified wheat is nice for mouthfeel. I've found the dry yeasts a bit lacking indi...
by Hanglow
Sun May 10, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Food dehydrator
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Food dehydrator

I've frozen fresh hops in the past and they did actually work fine in a brew - no vegetal off flavours which I have seen mentioned before about that method. The problem is fresh hops take up about 4x as much space as dried hops due to the water content I have a cheap andrew james, 6 level dehydrator...
by Hanglow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: How many trees?
Replies: 16
Views: 1240

Re: How many trees?

I have a few trees in my allotment where we had limited space and train them as cordons. You need to select the right type of tree for that though (spur bearing). You can fit more varieties into the space then, if you want that
by Hanglow
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Reusing Dry Yeast.
Replies: 10
Views: 1376

Re: Reusing Dry Yeast.

If it gets old I wouldn't use more of it in a starter, rather use a small amount and do a stepped starter, ie 100ml>1L . The less old yeast in your brew the better!
by Hanglow
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Ideal Hop bags
Replies: 7
Views: 1066

Re: Ideal Hop bags

I got some from lidl, sainsbos and tesco.

The lidl ones were legitimately hidden, really hard to find for some reason. They were near the veg aisle though. i'm sure I saw aldi had some as well but I allready have enough now
by Hanglow
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: grape concentrates
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: grape concentrates

The Ritchies stuff is 64 brix I think. the sainsburys grape juice I just bought is 15 brix. So a little over 4x as much sugar
by Hanglow
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Amber Ale
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: Amber Ale

No Maris Piper Laird?

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by Hanglow
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 13113

Re: Ro or tap

I've always used lactic acid due to Glasgow water being so soft. It's also handy for use in beers if you want a bit of that lactic tang and don't use a yeast that is a big lactic acid producer. Also used it in bread making too as a flavour component and when making invert.