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by Bad 'Ed
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Kombucha, Kefir And Other Non-Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Using bread yeast for carbonating non alcoholic beverages
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Using bread yeast for carbonating non alcoholic beverages

I fancy making some lemonade or something similar (but sour). I've made ginger beer a few times before but always carbonated it with sugar and beer yeast. I assume bread yeast would work just as well? We've pretty much always got some to hand and would mean I don't have to waste the more expensive b...
by Bad 'Ed
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How to brew an acceptable lager?
Replies: 8
Views: 301

Re: How to brew an acceptable lager?

The only time I brewed a lager I followed Ed's advice and it turned out pretty well. It was a helles and it was a bit more flavourful than I was after (could be recipe error) and it wasn't quite as crisp as I wanted (surely user error) but it was pretty good. I did side by side tests with Augustiner...
by Bad 'Ed
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Fixed Wheel Brewery Blackheath Stout
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Fixed Wheel Brewery Blackheath Stout

Invalid Stout wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:11 pm
There’s no other roast malt in the recipe though
True. I've found a stout recipe in one of Graham Wheeler's books which contains chocolate malt as it's only roasted malt (Burton Bridge Top Dog Stout). That is 7% of the grist.

So 10% is probably fine.
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Conditioning in a Polypin / mini cask
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Conditioning in a Polypin / mini cask

When do you put them in the pins Dennis? I assume you ferment somewhere else and then transfer into the pins when at or close to FG?
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Fixed Wheel Brewery Blackheath Stout
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Fixed Wheel Brewery Blackheath Stout

10% chocolate malt seems quite a lot, 5% would be more usual for a stout (I've never had the beer though).
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Torrified Wheat in an Oatmeal Stout?
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Torrified Wheat in an Oatmeal Stout?

Some people don't like the additional flavour torrefied wheat brings and it's often in there for head retention. I never have a problem with head retention on my beers so I don't bother with it, but I sometimes throw a few oats into the mash tun if I I want a particularly good head. Tbh, I've never ...
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Conditioning in a Polypin / mini cask
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Conditioning in a Polypin / mini cask

I'm about to decant a beer into a Polypin and a mini cask for the first time. I usually follow the standard conditioning process of waiting until fermentation has completely finished, mixing the conditioning sugar in a bottling bucket, bottling and then leaving it to condition for another week or tw...
by Bad 'Ed
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

I'm not too optimistic, but asking never hurts: One of my absolute favourites is O'Hara's Irish Red. Have any of you a good idea about the recipe? O'Hara's pretty tight-lipped, and I've never come any closer than what they let out about it on their site. Only thing I've heard outside of that is tha...
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Brewing English beer in Norway
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Brewing English beer in Norway

Welcome Finn.

This time away from the pubs has made me realise that the dispense mechanism is key for British beers. I've very much enjoyed the Polypin / minicask with a syringe. It does a pretty good approximation of a beer engine but without the added faf & expense.
by Bad 'Ed
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: King Keg pressure leak or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: King Keg pressure leak or not?

I'd do it with no water in as there's no chance for the gas to be absorbed into anything and you won't really be using any more of your CO2.

There's no leak elsewhere on the barrel is there? One your other one is empty you could swap caps and make sure it is an issue with something in the first cap.
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Good quality polypin
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Good quality polypin

I didn't think of looking on eBay. Was just searching on the usual home-brewing webshops.

Do they deflate properly or do you need to be careful not to pull air back through the tap? I've only ever used the thin plastic bag ones before.
by Bad 'Ed
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Four year old Munton's
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Four year old Munton's

6g in 2 galons of beer should be plenty, even if it is 4 years out of date. Did you hydrate the yeast first?
by Bad 'Ed
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: The "extra" bag of concentrate.
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: The "extra" bag of concentrate.

Ah, brilliant Tom. No I haven't heard back from the kit makers yet but that confirms my suspicion that the bag is a sweetening agent. . Thanks for that, it's cleared things up and I think I won't add it at all. Cheers Steve Or, given it is made from grape juice and us therefore fermentable you coul...
by Bad 'Ed
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: The "extra" bag of concentrate.
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: The "extra" bag of concentrate.

How big is the bag? If it's added post fermentation it must contain the potassium sorbate to kill the yeast wouldn't it?
by Bad 'Ed
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Good quality polypin
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Good quality polypin

I'm looking for a good quality polypin, and I'm finding it hard to tell which ones are decent as most of the pictures are of them in boxes. Has anyone bought one recently that they can recommend? From what I've read in the various threads on this forum the good quality ones are like in the photo bel...