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by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: No boil?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

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: 100

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: 1078

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: 215

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: 421

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
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: 9 litre corny keg
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: 9 litre corny keg

I bottle most of my batches, but use small growler kegs for travel beer, like parties and camping. I condition in these, and don’t use a motherkeg. In practice it can be a bit fiddly with removable spear heads, which are not cheap. Hence I am looking at small cornies. Container cost/Litre of stored ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: 9 litre corny keg
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: 9 litre corny keg

Those things only show up when someone is selling up and quitting. I just bought one and can tell why they are so highly prized. I have some of those 4L growler kegs that I hoped to make into a mini kegerator with a low profile fridge, and they are not that suitable. However the 9L corny is possibly...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Dosage instructions for ritchies isomerised hop extract
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Dosage instructions for ritchies isomerised hop extract

They were quick about replying.

10ml extract in 60L will add +10 IBU roughly.

So the whole bottle on its own will get me into my 25-30 IBU sweet spot
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Dosage instructions for ritchies isomerised hop extract
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Dosage instructions for ritchies isomerised hop extract

I picked up some of this to add the bulk of the IBU to raw extract ale I am making.

But it has no instructions on correct dosage.

It says it is 'good for 45 L' but doesnt say what IBU level it would bring 45L up to.

Anyone know how much to use to add 20 IBU to 60L of wort ?
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: SS Brewmaster bucket
Replies: 25
Views: 2063

Re: SS Brewmaster bucket

MatthewM wrote:Has anyone got the FTSS/FTSS2 for theirs please. I’m seriously considering it to make winter fermentation much easier. Downside is it’s not cheap. I’m also trying to find another bucket. Thank you
Why not use a regular fridge? Plenty of them show up on gumtree.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

What’s the SRM of the caramalt ? That’s a recipe I can get behind or even adapt to some other hops I have
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Alternative to sugar in elderflower wine recipe
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Alternative to sugar in elderflower wine recipe

You could also make an elderflower beer. There are a number of commercial beers that use elderflower.

You can use grape concentrate, as well as regular grape juice if it omits certain preservatives.

Lastly you can use honey or apple juice
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue May 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: smash recipes
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: smash recipes

There is not a huge amount in terms of recipes: you can only use diastatic malts like pale or lager malt and lightly kilned malts such as Vienna / mild malt and light Munich. Couple them with a hop that can standalone and you are done. There is some extra interplay when we introduce dominant yeasts,...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Lancashire Amateur Brewmeisters
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Lancashire Amateur Brewmeisters

This acronym is going to make for some confusing club competitions ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: wanted ag cherry stout
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: wanted ag cherry stout

Get any good stout recipe that is not too roasty. Batch prime with cherry extract.