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by chefgage
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: water level float arm
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: water level float arm

What, a bit like a ball cock in a toilet tank or central heating top up tank?
by chefgage
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewtech Conical Fermenter
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Brewtech Conical Fermenter

Go for broke. You won't regret it. :wink: This. I have one. I dont really use it to its full potential with regards yeast harvesting, pressure transfer, heating and cooling. I have done a couple of yeast harvests from it, one of which was very successfull. But it certainly looks good stood there al...
by chefgage
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Vanishing hop aroma
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: Vanishing hop aroma

If you can cool your conical you should be able to eject most of the hop matter by opening the cone valve 4 times over 2 days, the rest will sink. You could always add a little stainless mesh to the inside of your conical to filter out any excess particles. I dont have means to cool the conical. Bu...
by chefgage
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Vanishing hop aroma
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: Vanishing hop aroma

The home brew version would be dry hopping under pressure in a corny keg or similar, then transferring under pressure to a new keg or bottles that have been purged of O2. Not saying it's necessary, but goes a long way to explaining why some of the commercial craft beers you get taste so fresh and i...
by chefgage
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Vanishing hop aroma
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: Vanishing hop aroma

The method i use is to transfer the beer from the conical to a bottling bucket via a silicon tube. I then bottle from the bucket via a bottling wand attached to the tap.

When you say the hops never get chance to interact with the atmosphere with the DDH method , what do you mean?
by chefgage
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Vanishing hop aroma
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: Vanishing hop aroma

Just a bit of an update on this. I have tried another bottle nearly a week later (so 2 weeks since bottling). Well, when i popped the cap and had smell there is a bit of hop character come back :) On pouring there is definate hop aroma and taste. Not as much as when it was bottled but it is there. T...
by chefgage
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Vanishing hop aroma
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: Vanishing hop aroma

Robwalkeragain wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:48 pm
Any colour change? Oxidation from the very high hopping rates is the usual culprit with these sorts of things.
The colour appears to be the same as the final sample i took just prior to bottling.
by chefgage
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Vanishing hop aroma
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: Vanishing hop aroma

Might just be that the raspberry is overpowering the hops. Fruit beers are normally all about the fruit. Thanks for that. The raspberry flavour is very forward in aroma and taste. The sample i took just before bottling was very fruity but also had a very nice hop aroma and taste. Which is a shame t...
by chefgage
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Vanishing hop aroma
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Vanishing hop aroma

I have recently brewed a raspberry and vanilla smoothy ipa. This was a 25l brew and the recipe called for 1.6kg of frozen raspberries and 236g of mosiac pellets as a dry hop for 4 days. Anyway when it came to bottling i took a final sample and the raspberry flavour was definetly there along with a v...
by chefgage
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Protofloc - How much?
Replies: 14
Views: 1421

Re: Protofloc - How much?

As Kev says, too much Protafloc can cause clogging problems. I use Protafloc granules (easier to weigh out the right amount than the tablets) and have found that 0.75g in the boil is adequate. This is for a 22-24 litre final length. Guy I use the granules too. It says on the tub to use 1/4 tsp per ...
by chefgage
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Attenuation with non fermentables
Replies: 16
Views: 1967

Re: Attenuation with non fermentables

WalesAles wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:42 am
chefgage wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:31 am

Thanks for the detailed example. I understand it now :)
Ooooooh! chef, you are such a fibber! :D

WA
Caught me out :)
by chefgage
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Xmas brew
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Xmas brew

Jim wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:39 pm
chefgage wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:32 pm
What yeast have you used for your ESB?

Gervin (Nottingham).

(Hit the wrong button first time!)
Thanks, I ask as i am trying different yeasts for my own ESB
by chefgage
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Xmas brew
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Xmas brew

What yeast have you used for your ESB?
by chefgage
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Xmas brew
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Xmas brew

vacant wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:38 am
"Xmas" brew? Letting the side down I think [-X

There should be a minimum of 500g cloves, half a Christmas pudding and six stuffing balls steeped in one of Santa's old socks.

But Merry Christmas anyway.
I made a christmas brew a few years ago that tasted like it had those ingrediants in it :)
by chefgage
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: What do you think this is, floating on boiled water?
Replies: 10
Views: 1517

Re: What do you think this is, floating on boiled water?

My waters the same if i leave it stood. I am in a very hard water area.

Its limescale (im sure theres a technical name for it). If i rinse a stainless vessel with hot water and let it cool/dry i get a white powdery residue left. Unless i rinse with cold and dry with tea towels.