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by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stockpots as fermenters?
Replies: 29
Views: 743

Re: Stockpots as fermenters?

Having said that, despite my pots and fermenters being kitted out top to bottom with taps and ports... I keep going back to my siphon. The bottom side taps on fermenters invariably end up dumping a load of yeast/trub into my bottling bucket when racking, which I can avoid by siphoning from the top ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: (Free) Large collection of brown 500ml & 330ml bottles (East London)
Replies: 0
Views: 137

(Free) Large collection of brown 500ml & 330ml bottles (East London)

Approximately 200 x 500ml brown glass beer bottles, and about 70 x 330ml brown bottles. All bottles de-labeled and rinsed/cleared prior to storage. However they have been stored in a garage for a year, so will require some degree of cleaning prior to use. There is a good degree of consistency among ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stockpots as fermenters?
Replies: 29
Views: 743

Re: Stockpots as fermenters?

If you are going the diy route, look at the brew builder pot conversions. More money than 70 quids, but you also get 2x triclamp ferrules and a clamped gasketed lid. This lets you use standard tri clamp parts, like racking arm ball valves with dip tubes, do pressure transfers etc. Seriously thinking...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: New Wilko Artisan Brewing Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: New Wilko Artisan Brewing Kits

Dark star hop head on cask, or Oakham jhb. Great examples of light ale done well.

If you take the gravity down again, down to redemption trinity, kernel table beer.

Also many regional breweries have a great cask ale in the 3.7 - 4% abv range.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First stuck ferment.
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: First stuck ferment.

Windsor is a low attenuator
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 829

Re: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!

Or use isomerised hop extract. Very effective with unboiled wort
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: This makes no sense
Replies: 18
Views: 724

Re: This makes no sense

This thread explains the crap going on in my big kettle/biab. I am always short liquor.

Not accounting for volume differences between 100c wort and the mains water / room temp calibrated volume markings.

4% variation of 60 L is about 2-2.5 L.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Has anyone compared heirloom barley to m o?
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: Has anyone compared heirloom barley to m o?

It’s an interesting theory- if the Scots weren’t too precious about sharing their yeast with other breweries it would seem odd that they might draw a line at a Belgian one. There is anecdotal evidence of exchange of brewing techniques and influences between the uk & Belgium. So the idea of the Scots...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Soil Heating Cable on stainless
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Soil Heating Cable on stainless

I have been using a brew belt on my conical for years now. It’s a good safety concern though. But I would solve it by grounding the stainless instead of sourcing an electric heating element that was less likely to short. An electrical leg/hand strap secured to the conical leg? You should be able to ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Any good low ABV recipes out there?
Replies: 27
Views: 974

Re: Any good low ABV recipes out there?

, My current favourite for bitter is Lallemande ESB, which many appear to dislike. What is your take on Lallemand ESB? I have used it once, fermented it clean, and it was an absolute bitch to clear - multiple doses of gelatin and very extended cooling. But it cleared in due course and turned into a...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: No boil?
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: No boil?

If you are stuck for IBU, isomerised hop extract works great.

Your ibu calcs go a bit funny when you try to make partial boils just for bittering.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: CRISP CLEAR CHOICE ALE MALT
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: CRISP CLEAR CHOICE ALE MALT

Yes I used it. I can’t vouch for its purported haze reduction qualities as I used it with a yeast that didn’t floc well. It made good beer, but there was an element of the malt flavour that I wasn’t totally sold on. Can’t quite explain it further that. Leaning more towards bread/wort rather than toa...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Improving English Ales
Replies: 29
Views: 1318

Re: Improving English Ales

To the OP: If you are looking for that cask effect, focus on simplicity. Use one quality malt, maybe some crystal. There’s a lot of English ale out there that is just pale malt and caramel. Like others have said, dial in your planned IBU for ~28-30 IBU. Use English hops, late in the boil, skip the d...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Anyone used Dingemans Pale? Drop in sub for Maris Otter?
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Anyone used Dingemans Pale? Drop in sub for Maris Otter?

I used to use dingemans pale a lot, but like another poster has mentioned, I can’t recall any side by side experience of it with MO. I was very happy with the beers it made, and I do have experience of making a Saison with it and another Saison with a different base malt; I can recall that the secon...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: 9 litre corny keg
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: 9 litre corny keg

m_rawdin wrote:I think I've got more chance of finding the holy grail than a 9l keg :D
I think the holy grail is kept in a 9L corny keg