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by Bad 'Ed
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Kombucha, Kefir And Other Non-Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Kombucha
Replies: 24
Views: 750

Re: Kombucha

Do you need to keep it away from your usual brewing kit like you do with sours or is there no lacto in the scoby?
by Bad 'Ed
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: A hogshead, a firkin at a time
Replies: 53
Views: 11503

Re: A hogshead, a firkin at a time

Turns out Google still works. They apparently use them as FVs. "Unlike makers of table wine, Sherry producers make strenuous efforts to avoid wood flavours in the wine. New barrels are no use for Sherry as they give off unwanted tannins and woody flavours. Once a new butt has been made it will be us...
by Bad 'Ed
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: A hogshead, a firkin at a time
Replies: 53
Views: 11503

Re: A hogshead, a firkin at a time

How do they prepare casks for sherry? Distillers use old sherry barrels to age whisky and I imagine other spirits must be the same. I've heard of people charring them but I don't see how that would reduce flavour....
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Good quality grain bags
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Good quality grain bags

Hi, My current bag was custom made for me by a forum member but it is now coming to the end of its life. She doesn't do them any more because demand was too high (and I don't believe she wanted to put the prices up). Where can I get a really good quality BIAB nowadays? The ones I've seen on the stan...
by Bad 'Ed
Thu May 16, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Pale ale, with Elderflower
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Pale ale, with Elderflower

I made an elderflower champagne once and it was really bitter. Elderflower syrup on the other hand has always been good. When you pick the elderflowers changes how much bitterness you get out of them, so just in case maybe it is better to extract the flavour into something first, then you can make s...
by Bad 'Ed
Wed May 09, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Anyone here from Skipton/Craven area?
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Re: Anyone here from Skipton/Craven area?

I live near Skipton and would be keen getting involved. I believe there is a club in Shipley, which I keep meaning to go to, but obviously a Skipton one would be good.
by Bad 'Ed
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Thoughts on which Bittering Hop to Grow
Replies: 5
Views: 1275

Re: Thoughts on which Bittering Hop to Grow

Do all hops change their AA% at a similar rate? I assume more sun one year than the last would result in different AA%. The volatility of this would worry me for a hop I was using for bittering, so I'd go for something that is consistent bitterness year on year.
by Bad 'Ed
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Barnsley Brewer's (?) Old Bernard
Replies: 5
Views: 1455

Re: Barnsley Brewer's (?) Old Bernard

SMASH3R wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:36 pm
I can't find any more where I got BB's Old Bernard recipe from.

Can anyone post the actual BB original recipe?
http://forum.craftbrewing.org.uk/viewto ... f=62&t=566
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermenting at 12°C ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1619

Re: Fermenting at 12°C ?

out of interest, can i still call it a pilsner? - i believe its stronger than most exports! I'm pretty sure I've heard of commercial brewers creating lagers with WLP001 or US05 as they both ferment down at cold temps and have a light flavour profile. I would expect a lager to ferment slower though....
by Bad 'Ed
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Woodfordes Wherry - new to brewing
Replies: 7
Views: 2065

Re: Woodfordes Wherry - new to brewing

Adding the bottling sugar before taking a hydrometer reading will increase the gravity of the beer. How much sugar did you add and how much beer is in the FV? I'd just wait a few more days until the yeast have finished eating the additional sugar, take another gravity reading and then if at 1.014 th...
by Bad 'Ed
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Best yeast to co-pitch with WLP002?
Replies: 22
Views: 3093

Re: Best yeast to co-pitch with WLP002?

Surely you'd just use US05 if you wanted to keep the WLP002 profile? It's dried, can tolerate high alcohol levels, finishes low and has a very low flavour profile. I'd say the risk with this game is pitching the second yeast too late. I'd probably chuck it in 24 hours after high krausen (maybe 48h i...
by Bad 'Ed
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: When to scrap a stinking starter?
Replies: 19
Views: 2749

Re: When to scrap a stinking starter?

I've found WLP002 to give off very vinegary smells when making a starter (direct from the vial) so maybe it's an aspect of the yeast itself? The resulting beers have never tasted vinegary.
by Bad 'Ed
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Low abv- how to improve mouth feel/body?
Replies: 19
Views: 2470

Re: Low abv- how to improve mouth feel/body?

Putting glycerine in can help with the mouthfeel of really thin beers.
by Bad 'Ed
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Measuring AA% for home grown hops
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Measuring AA% for home grown hops

That's also an important point. The amount of moisture you remove from your hops will also change the bittering rate per gram. Two variables to work with, although at least weight change is easy to calculate.
by Bad 'Ed
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Permanently hazy?
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: Permanently hazy?

Do you clean with pbw every time? I normally just clean with warm water and a new sponge, then starsan. Pbw is pretty much by exception - when I feel the other method hasn't cleaned it or when there are stubborn stains that i don't want to scratch off.