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by Jambo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: clearing beer
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Re: clearing beer

orlando wrote:Getting mash pH into the right range. Using enough Calcium. Requires you to ignore US advice.
Don’t how I forgot this - yes - since I started treating my water, beer clarity has become much less of an issue. Water is very soft where I am.
by Jambo
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: clearing beer
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Re: clearing beer

Cooling once fermentation is over helps too, as does transferring to a secondary fermenter before bottling/kegging. You could use a fining agent post fermentation but I find the other methods already mentioned effective, and free.
by Jambo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: One for laying down and avoiding
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: One for laying down and avoiding

Thanks Wilfh. Must admit I never check OG until my wort is all cooled and in the fermenter, but is obviously a bit more demanding so will need to change my method a bit!
by Jambo
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: One for laying down and avoiding
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: One for laying down and avoiding

AB22 tonight, a good fighting beer but not inclined to replicate this one, too much like unfermented wort.
by Jambo
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling from Corny?
Replies: 9
Views: 606

Re: Bottling from Corny?

I bought a beer gun and I don’t get on with it (anyone want to buy!?). In retrospect I don’t know why I bought it as the whole idea of kegging for me was to save time, moving beer out of a keg into a bottle is something I’m not prepared to spend time on, but each to their own. What I do which I do f...
by Jambo
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: One for laying down and avoiding
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: One for laying down and avoiding

I've used 3 packets of nottingham for a 13% stout without any issues. Fermented well with no off flavours. Make sure you have some oxygen in there as well and you should be good to go. ... My favorite big beer so far was the simplest one I've done. Basically 90% pale malt 10% sugar (but you could u...
by Jambo
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: One for laying down and avoiding
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

Re: One for laying down and avoiding

Thanks chaps, did you double up the yeast quantity for the high gravity wort?
by Jambo
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: One for laying down and avoiding
Replies: 11
Views: 1158

One for laying down and avoiding

Hi folks I'm getting the urge to brew something "big" that will benefit from ageing. I'm thinking along the lines of Brewdog's Abstrakt (AB) series. Had a bottle of the AB:24 (https://www.brewdog.com/abstrakt-ab-24) a few nights ago and it was lovely. I might very well try to clone AB24 from DIY dog...
by Jambo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: First attempt at cider: a bit bland - any cure?
Replies: 14
Views: 1164

Re: First attempt at cider: a bit bland - any cure?

I would also suggest malic acid. I usually have the opposite problem of too many cookers!
by Jambo
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Beeswax - influence on mead fermentation?
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Beeswax - influence on mead fermentation?

As Carnot says it is a PITA at racking time. I have found that if you stop the flow momentarily, a lot of it will stick to the side of the FV and stay there. Keep doing this as you syphon it out and you'll be surprised how much you leave behind.
by Jambo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Planning - Spiced Cyser
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Re: Planning - Spiced Cyser

Looks nice, thanks for the comments.

May start a thread if I get a batch on.
by Jambo
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Planning - Spiced Cyser
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Re: Planning - Spiced Cyser

Hi Mucky How is your brew going? I seem to have lots of nice apples in the garden so planning one myself. You have hinted towards a concern I also have with CML mead yeast - in my experience it doesn't actually attenuate very well even a plain mead with just 3lbs/gallon of honey in water, the same i...
by Jambo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Blackberry wine ??
Replies: 11
Views: 906

Re: Blackberry wine ??

Usually such wine recipes will tell you to add water to make the total volume up to x L, rather than to add x L.

by Jambo
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: Hoopèrs dandelion and burdock
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Hoopèrs dandelion and burdock

There is a recipe for something using dandelion and burdock in Andy Hamilton's Booze for Free. I'll check tonight. I think it uses the root of both plants.

And no idea how it compares to the Hoopers one.
by Jambo
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 30
Views: 3700

Re: My First try at Mead.......

Thanks for sharing - I might give it a go then as early signs are for a monstrous blackberry crop here this year!