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by Bad 'Ed
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Reusing Dry Yeast.
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: Reusing Dry Yeast.

Silver_Is_Money wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:17 pm
How long can it be refrigerated?
The longer you keep it for the less viable and so the larger amount you'll need to put in the starter.
by Bad 'Ed
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can you see if dry yeast is "alive" when re hydrating?
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Can you see if dry yeast is "alive" when re hydrating?

I think it's the milky thing that indicates it's ok. I rehydrated old yeast once and it just sat on top of the water not mixing in. So I tried a newer packet and it rehydrated fine (went milky and fermented the beer properly).
by Bad 'Ed
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Cocktails
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Cocktails

When I drink whiskey, I usually mix it with water because otherwise it's too strong for me. About 75% water, 25% whiskey. With whiskey and water I can taste the whisky, with a much diminished burn. This is the thing I've never got to grips with with whisky. Like you I'm not much of a spirits man, b...
by Bad 'Ed
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Viability of malt as it ages
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Viability of malt as it ages

I've been ill since Christmas and have a nearly full sack of grain bought before then. It has been stored in a dry environment. Does anyone know if it would still be ok to use now i,m better? I recently used pre crushed malt that was 2.5 years old. Stored open to the elements in a dry garage, and I...
by Bad 'Ed
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Kombucha, Kefir And Other Non-Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Kombucha
Replies: 24
Views: 1051

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: 11935

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: 11935

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: 415

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: 701

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: 989

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: 1299

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: 1485

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: 1645

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: 2107

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: 3158

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...