Search found 135 matches

by Mattpc
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Excess Barrel Pressure?
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Excess Barrel Pressure?

You are massively over priming. 50g will be adequate but you will need to inject gas as you dispense to keep a good serving pressure.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
by Mattpc
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Azacca Pale Ale
Replies: 14
Views: 1507

Re: Azacca Pale Ale

Ouch scathing comments. I’ve always been intrigued by this hop, having had a very good Azacca single hopped beer by Marble beers, Manchester who did a range of single hopped beers a few years back. It was maybe going towards 5% quite orangey in colour. Tasted great but perhaps there was a lot of dry...
by Mattpc
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Minibrew, Braumeister or grainfather
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Minibrew, Braumeister or grainfather

I really would not suggest someting as small as 5l. All that cleaning and effort for a tiny amount of beer. 20l is the perfect compromise between yield and having a device so big and heavy it's a total pain to operate and move. Also if you find brewing a bit boring you certainly don't want to be doi...
by Mattpc
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Pros and Cons?

1. Is it the brewing equivalent of a bread maker? Not sure what you mean but I think no. 2. Having invested in one, do you wish you hadn't and why? I'm pretty happy with my investment. I bought second hand but it was truly as new and came with some accessories that I didn't want and sold to buy some...
by Mattpc
Tue May 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Brewing Red Wine
Replies: 17
Views: 1459

Re: Brewing Red Wine

My Kenridge Merlot kit was good. The only issue I've had is that the wine tastes slightly sweet. The fermentation stopped just a bit too early as it didn't quite make the target on the instructions. I think I fermented slightly too cold in my fermentation chamber. I'll up it by a couple of degrees n...
by Mattpc
Tue May 14, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Dangerous chemicals in grapefruit
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Dangerous chemicals in grapefruit

Don't know. What I can tell you is that the Grapefruit IPA I made as a clone of Brewdog Elvis juice made me feel wierd to the extent that I ditched the end of the batch. I've not noticed any issues when drinking real elvis juice though so maybe there was something else going on with my batch!
by Mattpc
Tue May 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Safety advice for fermentation fridge
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Safety advice for fermentation fridge

ok I thought I might be missing something. Thanks for clearing that up.
by Mattpc
Tue May 14, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Safety advice for fermentation fridge
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Safety advice for fermentation fridge

I don't understand why it needed to be this complicated. Surely you have a heater of your choice attached to the heat side of the STC and the mains plug of the fridge attached to the cool side of the STC. No internal modifications required?! Or am I missing something?
by Mattpc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Fridge for cornies
Replies: 5
Views: 852

Re: Fridge for cornies

You can nearly always utilise the drain point at the bottom back of the fridge for inputting the gas. If the hole isn't big enough you can easily and safely expand it without worry (certainly on Beko fridges I've done anyway) as they are generally located in a plastic area so going through with a dr...
by Mattpc
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Anyone tried doubling 20L Braumeister volume like this?
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Anyone tried doubling 20L Braumeister volume like this?

https://forum.braumeisters.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=703 Anyone tried the above method, mashing twice using 2x 4kg grain and having a boil around 40l in a Braumeister 20? I've doubled up on output before but done a concentrated mash and boil and then diluted down as you would if you were extract brewi...
by Mattpc
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Bargains Online and In Store
Topic: Grade A corni kegs, 45 each.
Replies: 18
Views: 1943

Re: Grade A corni kegs, 45 each.

makes a heck of a difference. I bought three refurbished ones from Keg Kingdom and had to send them back. They looked really lovely but my fridges fit in four of the tall thin normal corny kegs. Could only get two in with the shorter ones. No good at all.
by Mattpc
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Loweswater gold
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

Re: Loweswater gold

I was very sorry too. I used to adore this beer when I visited the lake district and seek it out as often as possible. I still find it an enjoyable pint but it's a shadow of what it was. I haven't tried your recipe I'm afraid. I'd like to but I'm not managing to brew beer very often at all at the mo...
by Mattpc
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Black Mould? on the top sides of the fermenter
Replies: 16
Views: 1577

Re: Black Mould? on the top sides of the fermenter

Seems to be a very common issue. I’ve got another brew in there now so it will be interesting to see what happens..


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
by Mattpc
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Black Mould? on the top sides of the fermenter
Replies: 16
Views: 1577

Black Mould? on the top sides of the fermenter

Just used my SS Brewtech Brewbucket for the first time. When I opened the lid to transfer the wort I noticed that on the top sides of the fermenter where the scum from the fermentation collects in a brownish colour, the edges were actually black. Rubbing my finger around that area, it came back blac...