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by MarkA
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: brewing
Replies: 23
Views: 1123

Re: brewing

You'll have to wait for the treacle to ferment before bottling, or else it will be very sweet (not to mention the danger of bottle bombs!).
by MarkA
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: brewing
Replies: 23
Views: 1123

Re: brewing

Personally I would wait a couple more days (at least), until the hydrometer readings stabilise. I've had hydrometers in the past with the same 'bottle now' markings and have ignored them every time as they are only a very rough guide
by MarkA
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Dryhop Filter
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Dryhop Filter

Thanks for the advice Guy, that makes perfect sense! I should be able to use the original tap nut to hold the filter in place. Cheers
by MarkA
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Dryhop Filter
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Dryhop Filter

IMG_2772.JPG I also ordered a new 25mm back nut for the tap, as I assumed the original wouldn't fit with the filter in place (I was right) So now I will rack off into the secondary, dryhop for a few days, and bottle from there. It looks good in theory, I guess I'll have to get a brew on now and tes...
by MarkA
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Dryhop Filter
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Dryhop Filter

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They arrived today, and fit in the back of the Little Bottler tap nicely (3/4" BSP)
by MarkA
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Dryhop Filter
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Dryhop Filter

I have only dryhopped a couple of times in the past, due to clogging problems when siphoning and bottling. I have tried leaf hops, covering the end of the siphon tube with a mesh straining bag, and this worked ok but was a bit of a faff and took ages for the beer to flow through. I also tried pellet...
by MarkA
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Viability of malt as it ages
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Viability of malt as it ages

I brewed last month with crushed malt I bought from MM in June 2018, it was kept in the cool but had been opened and sealed again with a cable tie. It was absolutely fine, much to my dismay!
by MarkA
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Free grapes - any takers?
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: Free grapes - any takers?

That's a very kind offer Carolyn, I'm surprised no one has jumped at this! I would have if I was closer
by MarkA
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Elderberry liqueur
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Re: Elderberry liqueur

A few years ago I fortified some bottles of elderberry wine with brandy up to 20% I left it for a couple of years before drinking and it was rather nice!
by MarkA
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: potato wine
Replies: 14
Views: 2174

Re: potato wine

I made potato wine a year or so back and have only just finished drinking it. It was a nice wine but I really don't think the potatoes added anything (unlike carrot or parsnip wine using the same recipe). The recipe had wheat in it and, having made wheat wine in the past (and really liking it), it t...
by MarkA
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrogen sulphide
Replies: 26
Views: 2493

Re: Hydrogen sulphide

WalesAles wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:29 pm
MarkA wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:12 pm
Jocky wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:06 pm
Oxidation?
Where do these myths come from??
Mark,
The Myths on the Mountains,
The Rivers running free...................

WA

Or was that `Mist on the Mountain`?
Time to stop drinking Rasp and Cran TC or what? :D
or drink more....? :wink:
by MarkA
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrogen sulphide
Replies: 26
Views: 2493

Re: Hydrogen sulphide

Jocky wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:06 pm
Oxidation?
I've never used an airlock on any beer (a square of tin foil with starsan does the job covering the hole) and have never had an oxidised beer, even after leaving a lager for 5 weeks. Where do these myths come from??
by MarkA
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Conditioning before bottling
Replies: 11
Views: 1512

Re: Conditioning before bottling

I leave the primary fermentation to run for 2 weeks, upping the temp by a couple of degrees for the last few days to make sure it's finished. The yeast will clean any fermentation byproducts up in that time, then I bottle. Racking to another vessel adds more risk of infection, not to mention the eff...