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by Meatymc
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stuck - or to be expected?
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Stuck - or to be expected?

Dropped another 3 points so added 2 Vanilla Pods and 250g Brazilian coffee beans addition. Bit down on % but very happy with the aroma and the taste - wheat hasn't taken prominence so will probably try something similar again!
by Meatymc
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Hi

WalesAles wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:32 pm
There is a town in Wales named this.....Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch! :D
Try saying that after 5 pints! =D>
WA
After 5 pints - I can't say the damn thing stone cold sober!! :D
by Meatymc
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stuck - or to be expected?
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Stuck - or to be expected?

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Decided to throw in some more yeast last night but hadn't time to get a starter going - just rehydrated the one packet of dried yeast I had in stock. Whilst that was getting underway thought I'd transfer the wort into secondary but when taking the fermenter out of the brew fridge...
by Meatymc
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stuck - or to be expected?
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Stuck - or to be expected?

I mistakenly recently ordered a batch of roasted wheat instead of pale wheat (for head retention). Being atight-arse I thought I'd give it a go in a stout (mainly to get rid) so went with 4kg maris, 750g roasted wheat and 250g crystal. Result was black as hell obviously at 1050 post boil. Set it off...
by Meatymc
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Water analysis by Wallybrew/Pheonix analytical
Replies: 63
Views: 2042

Re: Water analysis by Wallybrew/Pheonix analytical

IPA wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:50 am
First class service and worth every penny. Works really well with Graham's water treatment calculator available on here. Under JBK links/ calculators
Ditto!
by Meatymc
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: St Austell Brewery Yeast
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: St Austell Brewery Yeast

It's live in bottles of Proper Job, buy a couple or three, drink 90%, save the yeast, make a starter, you now have St Austell yeast.😎 I've been harvesting yeast from PJ for over a year now using IPA's method. Just thought it would be nice to get hold of a decent sized sample rather than the dregs f...
by Meatymc
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: St Austell Brewery Yeast
Replies: 8
Views: 477

St Austell Brewery Yeast

Did someone on here say they'd managed to blag some yeast whilst on the brewery tour? I'm down in that neck of the woods next week and thinking of doing the tour and hopefully sweet talking them into a little pre-birthday gift!
by Meatymc
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Danstar Nottingham
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Danstar Nottingham

Jim wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:21 pm
Yes, it's the same.
Well that's a bit bloody annoying! Could have bought Gervin but thought I was buying something better!!
by Meatymc
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Danstar Nottingham
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Danstar Nottingham

I'd suggest that there's another reason for the cloudy bottles, other than the yeast. They aren't cloudy! As soon as you start to pour the whole of the dregs get into motion - you can barely get half out before the dregs are coming out as well. And it's not over carbed. Very little gas release as I...
by Meatymc
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Danstar Nottingham
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Danstar Nottingham

Nottingham is a great yeast in all respects minus taste for me. Are you copper fining, fining after, cold crashing? No finings. I'd given that a go on 3 or 4 brews using gelatin a couple of months back but decided I was more bothered about how it tasted than how it looked and it just added another ...
by Meatymc
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Danstar Nottingham
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Danstar Nottingham

Had no experience of this yeast until early August when, ready to pitch, having just had a nil result with scavenging a Proper Job, nowt else scavenged available and no other yeasts available locally, was more or less pushed into giving it a go. Firstly, fermented out very quickly - down to 1008 fro...
by Meatymc
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: son of drying hops
Replies: 0
Views: 112

son of drying hops

Already have a post re' drying hops but thought this might be of interest separately. Noticed how wilted most of the hops looked when it came to weighing the crop after picking so selected 4 roughly similar hops and weighed them, on jewellery scales, immediately after picking. Continued picking the ...
by Meatymc
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 1852

Re: Hop Growing 2018

Many of the hop flowers have leaves growing from within the petals. Not seen this before https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1882/29773177437_f9d49fa5b8_z.jpg I had this last year with my Northdown when I had a cracking harvest - I picked the biggest leaves out. Nothing in this years. First brew now on ...
by Meatymc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Drying Hops
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Drying Hops

The figure i have in my head is 22% of their original weight, so in your case would be 480g. Don't know where i got that from though :). That fits with the theory of 10% of dried weight - 20% being the non-water weight of the hop + 10% (water content) of that = 22%. I used the oven method last year...
by Meatymc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Drying Hops
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Drying Hops

Hmmmmmmm. All the reading I've done says a hop is 80% water and that to be considered 'dry' that water content should be a max of 10% hence I read that as the final weight being 30% of the original - appreciate I missed by 4%. It has occured that maybe it's supposed to be the water content should on...