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by McMullan
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacing 2.4kw element with 3kw.
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Replacing 2.4kw element with 3kw.

6kW for a 100L pot seems a bit overkill. Nice for heating to strike temperature outside in the cold, but beyond that potentially more hassle than it's worth, risk of caramelising wort to the elements and boil overs, for example. You might need a dedicated electric supply too, if you haven't already ...
by McMullan
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: looking for a good recipe book
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: looking for a good recipe book

by McMullan
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: looking for a good recipe book
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: looking for a good recipe book

Well you could pick up a used copy of Graham Wheeler's excellent book for next to nothing and make your own mind up, I reckon. I'd ignore any negative reviews. Probably made by people who can't be arsed to even figure out for themselves which yeast strain to pitch. Spoon fed tools. Brew Your Own Bri...
by McMullan
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Liquid yeast viability.
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Liquid yeast viability.

Freezing is very bad for cells generally. Dry yeast cells can be stored in the freezer, although the fridge is almost as effective in terms of maximising storage time. They don't actually freeze as the water content of dry yeast is too low for ice crystals to form and burst open the cells. Yeast car...
by McMullan
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Invert Sugar
Replies: 22
Views: 1009

Re: Invert Sugar

Yeah, I'd definitely avoid any American advice on most matters, personally, tbh :lol: There's sufficient amino acids in unrefined cane sugar.
by McMullan
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Liquid yeast viability.
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Liquid yeast viability.

richard080561 wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:58 pm
If you put the pack in the freezer now then there when you come to brew there will be as many live yeast cells as there are now.
#-o
by McMullan
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Corny and co2 in fridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Corny and co2 in fridge?

Yes, if space inside isn't an issue, then put the CO2 cylinder in there too. I can't think of any reason why you wouldn't want to.
by McMullan
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Keezer gas manifold and fitted taps? Collar questions!
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Keezer gas manifold and fitted taps? Collar questions!

If you were to go to any bother to make it look presentable, I'd recommend mounting taps at 'bar height' on top, using a tower or a box. Particularly in the front room/entertainment area. I'm fairly sure my Mrs. would insist :lol: . Yes, I tried that and fooled myself I got away with it. Thought I ...
by McMullan
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Liquid yeast viability.
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: Liquid yeast viability.

Liquid yeast die at a rate , dependent on storage conditions. No calculator factors in 'Rob's fridge' and whatever happened before he received the pack. A bigger pack just means more yeast cells have been dying over time, all things being equal. Ironically, we might be better off buying smaller pack...
by McMullan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Keezer gas manifold and fitted taps? Collar questions!
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Keezer gas manifold and fitted taps? Collar questions!

If you were to go to any bother to make it look presentable, I'd recommend mounting taps at 'bar height' on top, using a tower or a box.
by McMullan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Keezer gas manifold and fitted taps? Collar questions!
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Keezer gas manifold and fitted taps? Collar questions!

I used XPS to insulate the collar on my keezer and Gorilla glue to stick it on, which doesn't eat away at the foam.
by McMullan
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: how about a bit of this
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: how about a bit of this

A 'no og'? Starts with 'lazy' ends with 'b*stard' :lol: Seriously, though, bookmark this.
by McMullan
Fri May 22, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: kviek # 41 lager style
Replies: 22
Views: 954

Re: kviek # 41 lager style

You really don't like Norway, do you?! What keeps you there? Guy My kids mainly, Guy. Norway's a boring little crap hole full of flag-waving wankers. It always was and always will be. Go there, experience it, live it and try to tell me otherwise. The food's crap. The weather's crap. And the people ...
by McMullan
Fri May 22, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: kviek # 41 lager style
Replies: 22
Views: 954

Re: kviek # 41 lager style

Kveik lore will do that to you :lol: Seriously, I recognise 3 main groups who promote it online. Those making money out of it. Those who belief (quite mistakenly) that Norway is - or ever was - at the forefront of anything noteworthy other than skiing, raping and pillaging. And those who genuinely h...
by McMullan
Thu May 21, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: The marmalade in Fullers
Replies: 29
Views: 2259

Re: The marmalade in Fullers

Our own taste buds - how they're wired - no doubt play a big part and they're probably almost as diverse as our fingerprints. For me, there's a mild underlying 'marmalade' theme generally in the English bitter style. And with so many factors contributing to the experience - including where and with ...