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by StrontiumDog
Fri May 17, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before

Thanks again everyone, and yes Kev I meant rinsing with water, apologies, wrong terminology. Thought I'd give an update. So, my batch is going down the drain lol. I brewed it on Saturday and there's still no activity, I've ordered some dry yeast but by the time it gets here it'll have been sitting a...
by StrontiumDog
Tue May 14, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before

Ah ok thanks. Yeah I have, made the cardinal sin of pitching some washed yeast straight in without a starter (as I wasn't too sure how much to make) so now back tracking as it's not taken off. I might have ruined it, I might not. It's sitting in a conical (fermentersaurus) so I can ditch the old rub...
by StrontiumDog
Mon May 13, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before

Sorry chaps, another thought occured to me. So I've done as you both recommended and it's on the stir plate happily spinning away. I've read that for lager I should pitch twice as much, should I have done a 2 litre starter with 2 spoons or will I be ok with the 1 litre and 1 spoon? Sent from my SM-G...
by StrontiumDog
Mon May 13, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before

Guy, IPA, massively appreciate the advice that was exactly what I was after. There's so much in depth talk about some of these things and sometimes straightforward clear guidance is all that's needed. Perfect.

Thanks again both

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by StrontiumDog
Sun May 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before
Replies: 11
Views: 499

What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before

Hey all, I have a yeast pitching rate question. I have a basic lager which is 23 ltrs in the fermentor that will go to a standard 19ltr corney keg that's come in with an OG of 1.036, and I have some Safale W-34/70 that I've washed for my last brew (that one was pitched straight from 2 packets after ...
by StrontiumDog
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: How to set pressure on secondary regulators
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: How to set pressure on secondary regulators

Thanks for the advice everyone, I'll keep an eye out on eBay [emoji16]

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by StrontiumDog
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: How to set pressure on secondary regulators
Replies: 4
Views: 421

How to set pressure on secondary regulators

Good morning everyone I'm in the market for a secondary regulator and I've been looking at the micromatic compact secondary which is pretty affordable; https://brandels.co.uk/shop/micromatic/secondary-compact-regulator/ The micromatic secondary has graduations on it instead of a gauge so that you kn...
by StrontiumDog
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Thermos pots
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: Thermos pots

Anyone used thermos pots from brew builder ? Sound very reasonable price , especially if you reuse your own taps /bazooka ??? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I got their high end mash tun made out of a thermos pot, I massively recommend it. I don't get any temperature loss over an hour, great bi...
by StrontiumDog
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Conical Recommendations
Replies: 46
Views: 4776

Re: Conical Recommendations

Aha! That's a good idea, cheers :-)

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by StrontiumDog
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Conical Recommendations
Replies: 46
Views: 4776

Re: Conical Recommendations

LeeH - I have a similar fridge to yourself for my fermentasaurus, along with the same sized greenhouse heater. I'm finding in these cold months it struggles to get the temp up to 20°C (I brew in the garage). Do you have any crafty method to get the heat circulating or is your brewery ambient tempera...
by StrontiumDog
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Should I harvest now, or dump
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Should I harvest now, or dump

Hi guys, hope everyone had a great Christmas. So fermentation has finished and after crashing I have transferred to the keg. I've pulled off the collection ball and this is what I have on the bottom, is this going to be enough to make starter with? I have also included a photo for comparison of the ...
by StrontiumDog
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Should I harvest now, or dump
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Should I harvest now, or dump

You guys are all amazing. Thank you so much for your advice :-)

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by StrontiumDog
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Should I harvest now, or dump
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Should I harvest now, or dump

Thanks both as always for your recommendations. So I have changed the collection ball, they have a 0.5ltr capacity so it looks as though I have a lot of yeast here (yay) As I may not be brewing again for 3/4+ weeks I know I will need to make a starter, which is fine, but should I use all of this or ...
by StrontiumDog
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Should I harvest now, or dump
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Should I harvest now, or dump

So keep this lot and the lot that settles after cooling? Will there be much difference in them or do you mix it together? Yes it is still going atm, I want to make sure I'm ready lol

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by StrontiumDog
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermentasaurus Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 1237

Re: Fermentasaurus Mod

Yeah I'm thinking about that one, I have a big glass fronted cola style fridge with a solid base so need to think about some supports for underneath instead. I'm sure I have some timber knocking around...

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