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by Norik
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Cholaca?
Replies: 0
Views: 740

Cholaca?

I'm thinking of making my first chocolate stout, and a lot of American recipes use liquid chocolate 'Cholaca'.
Is there anywhere in the UK selling this stuff?
by Norik
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Boil hop pellets in the fermenter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: Boil hop pellets in the fermenter?

Thanks for the replies, I'll have to weigh things up.
The problem with leaving things to clean later, is that is a slippery slope, and with my memory there is a good chance I'll just plain forget until the next brewday :/.

What about using a BIAB bag to line the whole kettle?
by Norik
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Boil hop pellets in the fermenter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Boil hop pellets in the fermenter?

Whats your opinion on transferring the boil hops (pellets) from your kettle to the fermenter along with your wort? I imagine that whole hops could be a pain, but hop pellets should just compact down into the trub, but what do you think? I'm considering doing away with hop bags/spiders just to make c...
by Norik
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Plastic Barrel fermentors?
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Re: Plastic Barrel fermentors?

Thanks for the points of view, I'll have a think about them all.
by Norik
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Plastic Barrel fermentors?
Replies: 8
Views: 1140

Plastic Barrel fermentors?

Does anyone have any opinions on plastic barrel fermentors like THIS one?
I need a new fermentor that will fit in an undercounter fridge.
TIA.
by Norik
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Trub: leave or rack?
Replies: 34
Views: 5952

Re: Trub: leave or rack?

Eric did indeed mention benefits on trub for fermentation, but they were limited and conditional, so for for the sake of clarity and to disassociation myself from your version, it is repeated below. I'll presume your interpretation was a misunderstanding rather than one of intent, but kindly reques...
by Norik
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Trub: leave or rack?
Replies: 34
Views: 5952

Re: Trub: leave or rack?

I am incredibly sorry for offending you, I thought you were either being simply rude, or a troll. Eric mentioned "brewing scientists" had found that trub had benefits on fermentation. Which I requested a source on, and in reply he did an excellent job. Which in turn I felt the need to show my approv...
by Norik
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Trub: leave or rack?
Replies: 34
Views: 5952

Re: Trub: leave or rack?

McMullan wrote:Beers, beverages generally, need to be filterable pre filtering. Google it, at least, you slob :roll:
Tautologies is it now?
by Norik
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Trub: leave or rack?
Replies: 34
Views: 5952

Re: Trub: leave or rack?

No, far, far, far from it, it was just a part of a far reaching examination of brewing problems. It's there to be found for those who want to know, but not in glib one line ill-informed dismisive crap occasionally found when browsing forums on the internet. It started when the Dean of the Faculty o...
by Norik
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Trub: leave or rack?
Replies: 34
Views: 5952

Re: Trub: leave or rack?

Ah, hearsay and anecdotes.
by Norik
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How do you aerate your wort
Replies: 30
Views: 3899

Re: How do you aerate your wort

I use a spray nozzle on the end of my hose from my kettle to my fermentor.
by Norik
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Trub: leave or rack?
Replies: 34
Views: 5952

Re: Trub: leave or rack?

McMullan wrote:Brewing scientists figured out the likely benefits trub can have on fermentation years ago. It can cause issues in commercial brewing systems, which is why commercial breweries often prefer clearer worts being pumped into their FVs.
Source?
by Norik
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry Kolsch yeast
Replies: 50
Views: 6948

Re: Dry Kolsch yeast

There is also Safale K97, which I've used before.
by Norik
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Is this a terrible idea? Rotary Spray Ball edition
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Is this a terrible idea? Rotary Spray Ball edition

aamcle wrote:Curiosity and the pleasure of tinkering with your brewery and still reasons to try and I hope you get a better result than I did :)

aamcle
Very well said. :D

As I like to think to myself:
"Q- What's the worst that could happen? A- Not great beer." Which is not generally a bad thing.
by Norik
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Is this a terrible idea? Rotary Spray Ball edition
Replies: 4
Views: 557

Re: Is this a terrible idea? Rotary Spray Ball edition

The straining of the liquor should hopefully be achieved by the BIAB bag. although I was wondering about using it during cooling to ensure maximum contact with my Persian cooler, at which point my bag is out and there are hops to worry about. And I have to admit I have no idea if my pump has the oom...