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by mooncat
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Cost comparison - kits and grain brewing
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: Cost comparison - kits and grain brewing

At the heart of your question is two approaches to brewing at home. The first is pride in making good beer with minimum cost on equipment and maybe lots of creativity. Often with kits but also with all grain. The other approach is more in line with nano breweries where the end result is variety of s...
by mooncat
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Rehydrating dried yeast
Replies: 23
Views: 1097

Re: Rehydrating dried yeast

I always rehydrate dried yeast. With an 11gm packet I put in a sanitised bottle and add 250ml of 20c water. I leave for 15 mins for the yeast to start working and then add 250ml of wort and leave another 15 mins and the add to fermentor. 9 out of 10 times the yeast begins working immediately. I ferm...
by mooncat
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Shortage of malt?
Replies: 25
Views: 1982

Shortage of malt?

I usually buy my pale malt in uncrushed 25kg sacks. I have tried all my usual suppliers and they are all out of stock though I can get 5kg bags. Anyone else come across this or am I just unfortunate? Surely not panic buying!
by mooncat
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PTFE tape on tap/shank threads
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: PTFE tape on tap/shank threads

Short answer no!
by mooncat
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Using ferm. fridge for salami?
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: Using ferm. fridge for salami?

Maybe for interest. I used my fermentation fridge set at 2c to dry age a rib of beef sealed with butter for 60 days. The result was incredible tender beef. No mould on the butter but probably not a good medium. Oh and I had a cheep usb fan circulating air.
by mooncat
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 7610

Demise of Hop and Grape

As this shop has closed does anyone get the grain from a supplier that can crush to order? Ihave a Braumeister and prefer a slightly coarser grind for better efficiency but as far as I know suppliers tend to crush finer
by mooncat
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Milk stout
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: Milk stout

Can I ask, what's the reasoning for adding lactose in the middle of the boil rather than the beginning?
by mooncat
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Dry hopping in the keg after force carbing?
Replies: 7
Views: 902

Re: Dry hopping in the keg after force carbing?

I'm puzzled. How do you stop the beer foaming when you take the keg lid off or do you have to be very quick? :D
by mooncat
Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grain spilling out after mash
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: Grain spilling out after mash

It's happened to me! If I remember right I didn't press the button to acknowledge that the mash had ended so the pump continued to work. Luckily I hit the button before losing grain over the side.
by mooncat
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer bottle labels
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Beer bottle labels

Beerlabelizer website for the labels, print them off, cut out, stick on with milk. Works great and simply washes off with hot water. Marvellous!