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by Cheesey
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Damson Porter/old ale help
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Damson Porter/old ale help

Thanks all for the input. Yes Blackadder I read your post. I’m a wine maker as well and used to pectinase , so will do following your post (2013 I think!) Peebee , I am on my second Saison,and yes I get ridiculously low SG , my resent was 1003 in 5 days! Bottled it without priming ( never prime I ha...
by Cheesey
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Damson Porter/old ale help
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Damson Porter/old ale help

Hi Folks, Been a while since I asked a question, been steady brewing but had to reduce the number I do. I have damsons in the freezer for gin etc, but fancy doing an experimental brew ready for Autumn. I’ve read most of the articles and there are a lot of people saying it was not very good. Damsons ...
by Cheesey
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 6005

Re: Demise of Hop and Grape

Cheers Jim,

Very sad time, especially in Darlo, M&S closes today, Bins is scheduled to close, but depends on new owner Mad Mike. Even the town centre Mac Donald’s has shut. What hope a small independent business.

C
by Cheesey
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 6005

Re: Demise of Hop and Grape

When I saw Kev earlier in the year he told me trading in the first quarter had been very poor. Seems no one wanted to brew in the cold weather. Local rumour ha sit he will be setting up a Mirco brew pub. Now the important bit, as a local Darlo resident I got all my ingredients from H&G. Can anyone r...
by Cheesey
Tue May 02, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Yeast taste from wlp002
Replies: 44
Views: 2622

Re: Yeast taste from wlp002

Thanks for all the advice, finally chemically cleaned, oven heated and Starsan'd the plate chiller. Brewed a Hop Fiction from Brew Dog recipe, all went well, and bottled it yesterday, no sour notes. Plate chiller has been re cleaned as above and is sat with Starsan in it , until the next time. Used ...
by Cheesey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Yeast taste from wlp002
Replies: 44
Views: 2622

Re: Yeast taste from wlp002

Hi Orlando,

I've never had an issue before, 002 usually if anything makes everything fizzy!. Due to the previous issue of sourness I decided rather than use a fresh pack and work up in 1.5 L of DME wort, I used 2 packs of fresh 002 direct to the FV!.
by Cheesey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Yeast taste from wlp002
Replies: 44
Views: 2622

Re: Yeast taste from wlp002

Hi Kev, I do have a fine hop filter in the boiler to try and avoid issues. I shall head off to the garage and get boiling/pressure cooking and see what happens. Edit: I'm not getting it in the pressure cooker, far too long! Gong to soak in VWP , then into the oven. On the bottling, I've never had a ...
by Cheesey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Yeast taste from wlp002
Replies: 44
Views: 2622

Re: Yeast taste from wlp002

Thanks Orlando, As it happens I'm 3 brews in with the plate chiller, first one fine, next two not so. After the brew put 20L of water in the boiler with VWP, and circulate and heat to around 60'C for 20 mins, then flush with cold water. After that I blast starsan into the chiller with a spray gun. I...
by Cheesey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Yeast taste from wlp002
Replies: 44
Views: 2622

Re: Yeast taste from wlp002

Thanks for the reply Kev, I had a typo on the steriliser , it's VWP which is a good one, so I'm told. I think the pitching rate/ aeration could be an answer, I haven't reduced the amount relative to the lower volume. I think I might try again, without the 7 day at 12'C to clear, as this has reduced ...
by Cheesey
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Yeast taste from wlp002
Replies: 44
Views: 2622

Re: Yeast taste from wlp002

While talking about WLP002, a quick question. I've used it a couple of times, the last TWO brews were a nut brown ale with 002, The first attempt I chucked as it was definitely sour, so I re made with slight change on malts and Also has sour notes and it's having trouble getting bottle conditioned. ...
by Cheesey
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Bottling directly from fermenter
Replies: 12
Views: 965

Re: Bottling directly from fermenter

Normally I leave a second week at a lower temp in the FV. This helps drop the yeast, and depending on the type used I usually get a good solid layer of settled yeast which can withstand a fair bit of tipping to get the last of the brew into a bottling bucket.
by Cheesey
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Plate chiller upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 1313

Re: Plate chiller upgrade

Cheers All for the advice, I have only used leaf upto date, and don't intend on changing that now i've seen the issues!. I think I will stick with the one that came with my copper, but I'm going to incorporate Fil's idea of putting a silicon tube around the edge, so it sits better on the base and ho...
by Cheesey
Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Plate chiller upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 1313

Re: Plate chiller upgrade

Cheers Guy, tha tlooks better then the one I currently have, mine is a flat plate , but with holes rather than a mesh, and doesn't sit flat on the base, the heavy rim like tha tone would be better.

C
by Cheesey
Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Plate chiller upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 1313

Re: Plate chiller upgrade

If you can remove the hop debris from the kettle, Using hop socks or a hop spider, I use a spider, then the material in the kettle should just be the break matter formed with the aid of your kettle finnings.. if the pot is left to rest for 20-30mins most of this will drop out as a sediment. Then de...
by Cheesey
Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Copper boiling and steam extraction
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Copper boiling and steam extraction

Ahh very interesting, many thanks Hogarth and Dads-ale. More food for thought.

Hogarth, is that a wooden top , and does it hinge so you can add hops?.

Whats at the top of the pipe, does it vent to air, or do you have an extractor drawing up the air?.

Cheers

C