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by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Bottling high carbonation Belgian beers
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Bottling high carbonation Belgian beers

You could source some Belgian bottles from a craft beer bar or off licence or Belgian themed pub (Belgo/lowlander). In my experience Orval bottles themselves are very good but you are unlikely to have a lot of them about. Belgian stubby bottles are very good, and easy to come by. But best if all wou...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)

brewpete wrote:Have bought a dehydratior with some silicone perforated sheets what fit in it I brew in 180l batches and don't fancy 50 pound a go on yeast each time I brew
Dehydrator would be a good way to go IMO.

You will need to aerate well and add yeast nutrients in good quantities
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)

Multiple methods. The easiest is pitch straight onto the old yeast cake. You will get activity before you have the lid back on, and expect it to hit terminal in 24 hrs or so. I have a conical, and have drawn off samples into sanitised jars, and kept them in a fridge repitching a few weeks later. I d...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)

Juffer wrote:You say you are pitching at 35 - 40c, have you tried the lower end of the scale at 30c?
Yes. Clean as a whistle
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Keg type for a conversation
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Keg type for a conversation

The malt miller sell a bespoke part that fits corny posts onto a 2” tri clamp ferrule, it has a flexible dip tube that you could attach a cask widge float onto, which would be very handy for these sankey -> fermenter conversions. I am looking to get into this for pressure fermentation. A good source...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)

I don't want to generalise my experience here (too many other variables in play) but I have found this to attenuate well from first pitch, and it is easy to repitch (but know what you are dealing with when you let the generations go too high). I am finding it a challenge to bring malt character thro...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Conical fermenter advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1026

Re: Conical fermenter advice

I have upgraded my ss chronical dump valve to a butterfly valve, as the 3/4” valves don’t cut it for dumping trub/yeast/hops
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)

I have been using this exclusively for about 8 months now. It is clean AF, and an absolute beast at chewing through wort. You can coax a very interesting orange Ester out of it if you underpitch. I am finding that the beers can be a little on the tart side , but that might be just the excessive gene...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: "Real Ale" style dispense - new regulator?
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: "Real Ale" style dispense - new regulator?

Saving this. My 50-150 lpg regulator is the most used regulator in the brewery.

Someday I will get my handpull sorted to use it to push real ale out of my kegs.

But would defo use an adjustable with a higher range
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 38
Views: 3152

Re: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?

I used to give it to the chickens. It's surprising how much 4 of them could deal with! Even after mashing it's probably a bit like giving a child a packet of Maltesers. Now i simply chuck it on the compost heap. Did you stop giving it to the chickens, or just put them on a small ration? I have hear...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu May 14, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 38
Views: 3152

Re: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?

mozza wrote:I compost mine and it breaks down quite happily
I made a compost heap to avoid the problems that the OP mentions. Usually your compost is overwhelmingly lawn clippings which make it imbalanced. Mash grains still have loads of carbs in them and the two will balance out.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri May 01, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers

Depends where you live, but when I harvested them, I was always looking out for them from May. Some places they would not show up until late May or June, and blooms can persist into July; but they are best harvested early in the season when there is good weather. Maybe scottish isles it might bloom ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers
Replies: 7
Views: 956

Re: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers

Elderflower should be starting to bloom any day now. You could just harvest fresh?
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: IC Hose fitting question
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: IC Hose fitting question

Or you can put 10mm ID vinyl tube around the copper, and 12mm/ 1/2” ID tubing around that.

You will need lots of hose clips, well tightened.

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by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Bargains Online and In Store
Topic: 70% off top end stainless
Replies: 11
Views: 1619

Re: 70% off top end stainless

There has been a few people in contact with the liquidation company, but they don't seem to be too responsive.

But the offer is genuine - we got a heads up from the ex-head of ubrew about it, and we were expecting the brew kit to hit the liquidators at some stage.