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by Bazz
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping with pellets.
Replies: 14
Views: 705

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: 705

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: 1021

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: 1226

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: 1021

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: 1021

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: 478

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: 1021

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: 1199

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: 1199

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: 889

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...
by Bazz
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Windsor - fast fermenter?
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Windsor - fast fermenter?

Thanks for the reply, I'm not in a rush with this one so I'll keep an eye on it for a week or so. The brew day went really well, mashed low and hit my target of 64degC and the grist is 100% pale ale malt so it should be very fermentable.
by Bazz
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Windsor - fast fermenter?
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Windsor - fast fermenter?

Hi all, been a while since i last posted, i've been busy moving house and now that the dust has settled i'm back brewing. Which brings me to the topic of this post, is Windsor normally a fast fermenter? i brewed with this on Tuesday and checked on it after 24 hours and the blow off tube was going li...
by Bazz
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Fortified Wines
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

Re: Fortified Wines

Last year i made a batch of elderberry wine and infused gin with damsons and sugar to make a damson gin liqueur, i then had the idea of fortifying some of the wine with some of the damson gin and letting it sit on the damsons for a month before bottling. It's been in the bottle since and i haven't t...
by Bazz
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Another dry hopping question
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Another dry hopping question

Thanks for your responses, think i'll stick to bagging, can't be done with the stress of a blocked tap on kegging day.