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by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 8
Views: 627

Re: Dark Ale

You could just make your OP or OCH clone and add the chips when it hits terminal gravity? Keep sampling until the oak character is where you want it?
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 28
Views: 877

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

@McMullan : If I am to summarise your points its something along the lines of: - norwegians never brewed much - the beer they made was poor - therefore anything you make according to norwegian traditions (i.e. use kveik) will be poor if you are making a point here can you clarify it? The arguments y...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

I brew in a garden shed, brew in a bag means the crossbeam is the only good hoisting point for the grain bag (I do large batches). You can get away without plumbed in water as long as you can run garden hose from a garden tap or the kitchen, but its nice if the hoses can stay in place permanently, a...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 28
Views: 877

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

Forget the kveik crap*, .... *The only people consistently banging on about it seem to be trying to make money out of it. Fermenting ‘hot’ might sound great, if you’re really desperate for alcohol, but beers fermented with distiller's strains don’t age well, in my experience. They lack refined char...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 28
Views: 877

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

As per previous post, will be seeking advice on equipment but wondered what pump you use Matt given the above is exactly what I'm considering? You can get an actual water butt pump. They are usually inexpensive and you may be able to get one made for your water butt. While I don’t have a water butt...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 28
Views: 877

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

I have made good lagers with No Chill. The extended heating does not automatically guarantee it to be full of DMS: I just sourced some good malt (Weyerman bohemian pilsner) and did a 90 minute boil. In terms of good pilsner recipes, you are talking about german pilsner and czech pilsner. Done well t...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Thai spiced saison
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Thai spiced saison

I have used from 100g root ginger up to 500g in the boil, using a saison as a base.

It will dominate the flavour in those quantities, but that was the point at the time.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Thai spiced saison
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Thai spiced saison

watch the oils (coconut and chilli) they can kill the head retention.

Have used ginger before - a little goes a long way (in fact i used to make a ginger saison).
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Ink Bird Temperture Controller for HLT
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Ink Bird Temperture Controller for HLT

I believe the inkbird is only capable of outputting 1KW on each of its elements. This might be ok for a HLT as long as you are not doing any step mashing with rapid time intervals (it might still be OK for this, if the volume of water being heated is low). And is fine for heating strike water over n...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: DIY Grain Mill knurled steel?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: DIY Grain Mill knurled steel?

Most of the DIY mill projects focus on getting a base mill, and building it into a mill station - motorised, malt hopper, grist collector.

More carpentry than metalwork tbh
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: DIY Grain Mill knurled steel?
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: DIY Grain Mill knurled steel?

Last time I checked, the entry level roller mills were not that expensive. Do you have a burning desire to build a mill? Not seeing how DIY is going to save you a lot of money. Milling can be a faff, and it causes me a lot of grief on my brew days, my cordless struggled with the crush more times tha...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Experimenting With Cheap Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Experimenting With Cheap Kits

@ChrisA - big nitpick - we dont consider the addition of 'liquid malt extract' to a kit beer to be an enhancer, despite the marketing/labelling of kit manufacturers. You are just now making normal beer, rather than diluting down the malt derived extract with cheap table sugar. Kit manufacturers have...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Asda Smart Price Thin Bleach dilution help
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Asda Smart Price Thin Bleach dilution help

And you can get around a lot of this variability by buying in some supermarket water with low minerality/alkalinity/buffering.

Tesco Ashbeck still good in this regard.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Articles Wanted
Topic: Secondary CO2 Regulators
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Secondary CO2 Regulators

Saving this, been meaning a long time to sort out my mixed pressure gas distribution project and these look just the ticket
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?
Replies: 42
Views: 1722

Re: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?

On flushing oxygen: Common misconception - CO2 will settle underneath the air and oxygen. the 'proper' way would be to fill the keg with water and push that out with lowest possible CO2 pressure. When flushing multiple kegs you can push the water from one to another, Ingo This is what I do, but I u...