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by Digby
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corny keg
Replies: 23
Views: 712

Re: Corny keg

I'm with Kev on this one. I like quite a few styles that are traditionally higher carbonated (Weissbier and various Belgians). I have also had the misfortune to have these at a pub where they evidently had a leak in their system and as a result I had bother a Schneider Weisse Hopfenweisse and a Kar...
by Digby
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Articles Wanted
Topic: Ss brewtech Glycol chiller
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Ss brewtech Glycol chiller

It was at a reduced price i could not ignore,i have wanted an Ss one for ages mainly for the summer months and have just bought a secondhand (but unused) 1/2 bbl Ss Brewtech Unitank (collecting tomorrow) my old maxi 110 died,i was considering a glycol modded maxi 300 but thought i would treat mysel...
by Digby
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Articles Wanted
Topic: Ss brewtech Glycol chiller
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Ss brewtech Glycol chiller

nibber wrote:No longer required as i have bought one :)
Well done! I will get one at some point when the trusty Maxi chiller dies. [emoji106]

Matt

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by Digby
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Using Pellets for the First Time
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Using Pellets for the First Time

When I use mf GF I use the rather coarse mesh GF hop spider. Visibly allows the hot wort the circulate through much more than the finer mesh versions and I would estimate it holds back about 75% of the hop debris. I believe it is 800 micron mesh. When the transfer is finished, the filter looks a bit...
by Digby
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times
Replies: 26
Views: 1182

Re: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times

I’m blaming Digby and Hanglow and this thread for jumping in the car this morning and grabbing a load of Franconian (and other) beer this morning. I think I may have well got the last 4 bottles of the Spezial seasonal smoked bock in the country until next October as it’s definitely sold out at the ...
by Digby
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times
Replies: 26
Views: 1182

Re: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times

Don't forget to go to the Malz & Mehr shop at Weyermann in Brennerstrasse (short walk from the station) and grab some some of their very limited and hard to find beers brewed on their small in-house brewery. They are also available to enjoy at the quirky Cafe Abseits. Great beer list there! Still, t...
by Digby
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times
Replies: 26
Views: 1182

Re: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times

Franconia as a whole is still my favourite beer destination Annafest is worth going to, start at the top and work your way down Indeed Annafest is on the list for 2020. Had a great day at Erlanger Bergkirchweih in the summer, so another one ticked off. [emoji16] Matt Sent from my SM-G955F using Tap...
by Digby
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times
Replies: 26
Views: 1182

Re: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times

An interesting post Scott Janish on why dry hopping cooler and with shorter contact times may be beneficial in a few ways. Good post. I recently had to bottle a schwartz bier about 40 hours after dry hopping with saaz at 46f (8c). Were you happy with the results? I get to drink quite a lot of schwa...
by Digby
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Anyone tried this site to source used kegs?
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Anyone tried this site to source used kegs?

Good suggestion Kev. These chaps came back quoting 40 euro for a 20 litre keg and s spear plus delivery, but obvs only by the pallet load of 42!

Matt

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by Digby
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Anyone tried this site to source used kegs?
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Anyone tried this site to source used kegs?

I am tempted with a pallet of 20 litre kegs, I must admit. Need to decide if it is worth the faff to make some pocket money.

Did they indicate a rough price including delivery for the pallet of 50s?

Matt

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by Digby
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 30
Views: 1589

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

Just to let you know, I use water butt water for my counterflow chiller and immersion chiller. I consider there is no realistic risk of contamination if I inspect the chiller and pipework to ensure no damage etc prior to use and stick to robust procedures. It means no mains water use! As per previo...
by Digby
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 30
Views: 1589

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

Thanks for the replies guys.................. Pilsner malt and no chill is a no-go for me. Gonna be full of DMS with the extended heat time... Thanks for the steer - aware of DMS but not researched until now so see exactly where you're coming from. Might explain why I haven't been impressed with my...
by Digby
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Smoked Malt in a Porter
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Smoked Malt in a Porter

You are most welcome. That percentage is my suggestion for the Weyermann beech smoked malt. Be much more cautious with peat smoked as that is on another level!

Matt

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by Digby
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Smoked Malt in a Porter
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Smoked Malt in a Porter

Hi, I used around 25% Weyermann beech smoked malt in a strongish 6% porter. It had a distinct smoke character but nowhere near that of a rauchbier. If you want to be cautious, I would suggest 10 to 15% would give some smoke but not overpower the beer at all. The problem is that it depends what you t...
by Digby
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Priming sugar vs Beer temperature for Bottling
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Priming sugar vs Beer temperature for Bottling

The temperature used in the calculation should be the maximum temperature reached during fermentation since that will determine how much co2 is dissolved in the beer. Thank you, that seems to be the consensus in most comments I have seen before. The calculators’ instructions are a little vague and ...