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by Maldon John
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Burnham On Crouch
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: Hello from Burnham On Crouch

Hi Banksy and welcome,
Another Essex brewer, Just along the coast from you in Maldon.
by Maldon John
Mon May 04, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Silicone Hose
Replies: 5
Views: 736

Re: Silicone Hose

Yes Silex or Polymax Ltd are my go-to for bespoke sizes
by Maldon John
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 22mm john guest
Replies: 1
Views: 391

Re: 22mm john guest

by Maldon John
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Cacao Nibs
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: Cacao Nibs

Yes that's how I did it last year in a 6%, full bodied Stout . In a jar, just enough Vodka to cover, steeped for about 48hrs. Then lobbed the whole lot in. The Vodka picks up the flavour.I didn't notice the extra alcohol from the Vodka. Gave nice background chocolate notes, nothing overwhelming thou...
by Maldon John
Mon May 07, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Great brew day - But!
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: Great brew day - But!

Speidel state 6kg the max for the malt pipe which I have filled to a few times without any issues. 30litres of mash liquor to 4.89 of grain sounds like a fairly thin mash which may accentuate any wort fountain issue, which as mentioned is often caused by too finer grain crush or poor mixing.I usuall...
by Maldon John
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Abbot Ale
Replies: 39
Views: 7316

Re: Abbot Ale

Thanks. Useful info
by Maldon John
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Abbot Ale
Replies: 39
Views: 7316

Re: Abbot Ale

As Moorland were taken over by Green King a number of years ago would this be the Green King primary yeast or a bottling yeast in the Hens Tooth?
by Maldon John
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: SS Brewmaster bucket
Replies: 25
Views: 4276

Re: SS Brewmaster bucket

Meirion658 wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:42 pm
Hi there just bought a brewmaster bucket.
It says to clean with Tri-Sodium Phosphate I can't get hold of that what else would you guys use?
There you go
by Maldon John
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: I'm after a grain mill
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

Re: I'm after a grain mill

I have used the the MM two roller version for about 18 months(used once a month) and it produces a first time fairly consistent crush at .9mm.( with a slow drill speed). No issues so far, seems well made.
by Maldon John
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Springer Filters
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: Springer Filters

+1 to the above. I think it's an excellent bit of kit, although a lot of people struggle with it.The length of the siphon/ drop really is the key to an successful gravity drain with the springer filter.My siphon drop is about 850mmfor my 20litre BM. I usually use a mixture of leaf( early) hops and l...
by Maldon John
Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Low ABV
Replies: 11
Views: 2109

Re: Low ABV

m_rawdin wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:31 pm
Oh and I used beersmith to build my recipe. However I just changed my recipe to take out the lactose and the ABV dropped significantly. I thought beersmith would recognise its non fermentable?
I take it you ticked the " non- fermentable " box in " edit grain details" for the Lactose in Beersmith?
by Maldon John
Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Air lock bubbling
Replies: 16
Views: 2123

Re: Air lock bubbling

If the gravity has remained the same for 2-3days,and you are at or close to,target/ expected final gravity then the beer is ready to package. If the gravity has fallen some way short of the target/expected FG then it may be time to take remedial measures e.g. SLOWLY raising the temperature, gentle r...
by Maldon John
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Overnight Mashing
Replies: 11
Views: 1172

Re: Overnight Mashing

Far from being an expert on this I did an overnight mash( Full volume BIAB) with a EPA a few weeks ago. Mash start was 72c, mash finish( 9 hrs later) 59c. Very high mash efficiency. Turned out a pretty good beer. Finished Slightly lower than usual for the yeast(SO4) and a little drier. No noticeable...
by Maldon John
Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Conditioning in a 2nd Crusader Keg
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: Conditioning in a 2nd Crusader Keg

Monkeybrew wrote:Hi

Now that I have fallen in love with my Crusader/Kegerator setup, I would like to add a second keg to my collection

Cheers

MB
They are multiplying MB, before you know it you will own a whole fleet of them!