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by j444fog
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: If you could choose one hop to brew with Nelson Sauvin what would it be?
Replies: 15
Views: 587

Re: If you could choose one hop to brew with Nelson Sauvin what would it be?

These all sound fantastic, think I've just got my next inspiration for this weekends brew day!
by j444fog
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 525

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

Try whacking some plum flavouring, or vanilla flavouring in after fermentation has finished, to see if you can disguise the taste, turn it into a plum Porter!
by j444fog
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: GF pressure transfer JG reducer size?
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: GF pressure transfer JG reducer size?

Thanks for the respons, I think that's my next move, I think it's 8mm OD just need to find out what that translates to in JG fitting size... Any idea!? 🤔
by j444fog
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: GF pressure transfer JG reducer size?
Replies: 4
Views: 314

GF pressure transfer JG reducer size?

Hi Can anyone tell me what size John Guest reducer I need for the gas hose that is supplied with the GF pressure transfer kit? I am currently using 3/8 beer line from the CO2 regulator for carbing my beer, and ideally want to run a splitter with a stop tap on one spur which has 3/8 out and then the ...
by j444fog
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Lager fermentation, when to rack?
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Lager fermentation, when to rack?

Yeah, I carbonate mine at low temps, and it has always been fine for me.
I have to hide my long term projects behind stuff in the garage, otherwise I'd never be able to wait. It helps that I've normally got 3 or 4 on the go at any one time, otherwise I'd have to raid the hidden cornies!
by j444fog
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Lager fermentation, when to rack?
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Lager fermentation, when to rack?

Your process sounds good to me. Very similar to what I've done in the past and had good results. As others have suggested, I may have gone a little higher on the temp for the diacetyl rest, but I'm not sure it will make a lot of difference in the long run. It would be interesting to hear your taste ...
by j444fog
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Gas Regulator Board Service
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Gas Regulator Board Service

Have you tried the Buffalo Leak Detector? It helped me to find a leak on the JG fitting.
by j444fog
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Pale ale with oatmeal?
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Pale ale with oatmeal?

Plain porridge oats have always worked fine for me, used multiple times in Seymour Citra recipe. You could try adding Torrified Wheat, as that adds mouth feel also.
by j444fog
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Carbonation Pressure/Temperature Chart
Replies: 36
Views: 19629

Re: Carbonation Pressure/Temperature Chart

This might be a daft question, but how long do you need to keep the CO2 pressure on at the set temperature to get the level of carbonation you want?
by j444fog
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Insulated mash tuns
Replies: 30
Views: 1717

Re: Insulated mash tuns

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by j444fog
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Insulated mash tuns
Replies: 30
Views: 1717

Re: Insulated mash tuns

Thinking on doing similar myself - whereabouts in Germany did you get the pot Big Bud?
by j444fog
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: 7 year out of date yeast
Replies: 13
Views: 974

Re: 7 year out of date yeast

I'll be tasting at all stages going forward. If I'd picked up the taste in the HLT water before mashing, I would have started again, but saying that, the contamination could have been cleaning product not rinsed properly from the FV, which I wouldn't have picked up until mid fermentation taste test,...
by j444fog
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: 7 year out of date yeast
Replies: 13
Views: 974

Re: 7 year out of date yeast

Unfortunately this experiment turned out bad :( There was a very distinctive off taste of antiseptic / cleaning product. My general theory is that I had cleaned the HLT on the cold side with washing up liquid and not fully rinsed, there did appear to be some very slight foaming action when heating p...
by j444fog
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Out of date yeast!!?
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Out of date yeast!!?

I revived some 8 year old Nottingham a couple of weeks back. It took off like a rocket after being brought back to life in a good starter solution.
by j444fog
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: 7 year out of date yeast
Replies: 13
Views: 974

Re: 7 year out of date yeast

So far so good. I'll take a hydrometer reading tonight which should give a good indication on how things are progressing. Everything smells good and the krausen is still there when I took a little peek this morning into the fridge. Looked like the krausen had risen to the top of the FV, which tells ...