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by Bazz
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Batch priming - how much sugar?
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Batch priming - how much sugar?

orlando wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:18 pm
Open a little colder than you like. :lol:
Just cracked one open, a little prematurely perhaps, the carbonation is spot on, needs a little more conditioning time, which i kind of expected. Thanks for your help.
by Bazz
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Batch priming - how much sugar?
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Batch priming - how much sugar?

Oh well, it's done now, went for 90g. I reckon it'll be fine.
by Bazz
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Batch priming - how much sugar?
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Batch priming - how much sugar?

Thank you, that seems to ring a bell now.
by Bazz
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Batch priming - how much sugar?
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Batch priming - how much sugar?

Afternoon all, i usually keg all my beers and it's been a while since i've bottled an entire batch, however with my latest brew i'll be bottling as i intend to give quite a few away as Christmas gifts to friends and family. Since it's been so long i can't remember how much sugar i should be using, o...
by Bazz
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping with pellets.
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Dry hopping with pellets.

Thanks all, i'll try chucking them in loose when i get round to brewing my next hoppy pale ale.
by Bazz
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping with pellets.
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Dry hopping with pellets.

Hi all, i'm looking to swapping over to pellets for my dry hopping, is it better to contain them or just chuck them loose into the fermenter? I won't be re-using the yeast slurry so that's of no concern, but having not used pellets to any great extent before i'm unsure as to whether they float or si...
by Bazz
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First lager, need a few pointers
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: First lager, need a few pointers

alexlark wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:30 pm
I tend to raise the temp after 5 days to make sure it clears up. The sulfur smell is normal. You know you're making proper lager when you smell it!
Thank you,very reassuring :D
by Bazz
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Recommend me decent immersion chiller
Replies: 11
Views: 1325

Recommend me decent immersion chiller

I'm thinking of upgrading my immersion chiller in the new year, i want to stick with immersion as it's what i'm used to and i think it works best with my set up, so what's considered top dog these days?

Thanks.
by Bazz
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First lager, need a few pointers
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: First lager, need a few pointers

Okay then, i got this brewed the other day and apart from being a couple of gravity points out all went well and a happy fermentation is taking place, however when i open the door to the brew fridge there is an unmissable sulphur smell, now i'm sure i've read that this isn't that unusual so i'm not ...
by Bazz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First lager, need a few pointers
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

Re: First lager, need a few pointers

Hi, I would cool to fermentation temperature before pitching. I've found that 2 packets of yeast are just fine for 25 litres. How big is your batch? I don't carbonate before lagering, instead doing it in a fermentation bin in the freezer. Yeah I wasn't going to carbonate, just purge the air out wit...
by Bazz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Sierra Nevada pale ale recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Sierra Nevada pale ale recipe

Hi all, what is the go to SNPA recipe these days? There are literally hundreds out there, would like a tried and tested one if possible.

Thanks.
by Bazz
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First lager, need a few pointers
Replies: 10
Views: 1132

First lager, need a few pointers

Hi all, it's been a while since I posted up, still been brewing though. This winter I'm going to have a crack at a lager, no problems with most of the process but a couple around fermentation and conditioning. Right, so after the boil and I'm chilling, with all the will in the world I doubt I'll get...
by Bazz
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Acetaldehyde - Apple Off-Flavours
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Re: Acetaldehyde - Apple Off-Flavours

Every time i have suffered from acetaldehyde in a beer it has been when i have used US05 as well, i don't know if this yeast is more susceptible to it than others but it was one of the reasons i stopped using it, could just be a coincidence though.
by Bazz
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Acetaldehyde - Apple Off-Flavours
Replies: 10
Views: 1284

Re: Acetaldehyde - Apple Off-Flavours

If memory serves me correctly acetaldehyde can form when the beer is mixed with oxygen, this can happen if there is excessive splashing when you keg the beer and i've had it happen a couple of times to me. What i do now is to purge the keg with CO2 before the beer goes in, CO2 is heavier than air an...
by Bazz
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Windsor stopped at 1.022
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Windsor stopped at 1.022

I think the advice you've been given here is most likely top notch, but seeing as i have a brew going at the moment that i brewed with Windsor as well i'll post up what's happening with mine. It's a SMASH so the grist was 100% pale ale malt, mashed at 64 degC and the yeast was hydrated exactly as th...