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by Kingfisher4
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Winter warmer beer additions
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Winter warmer beer additions

WalesAles wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:00 am
timtoos,
Just add everything that you use to make a Christmas cake.
Very nice too! :D

WA
Unusual, but a dark Rum Xmas Ale sounds good WA!! Not keen on the mixed spice in Xmas cake personally. 😊
by Kingfisher4
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Cooking with (or without!) Alcoholic Beverages
Topic: Flatbread made with fermenter "sludge"
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Re: Flatbread made with fermenter "sludge"

Thanks, have saved as a word document ready for my next BBQ!
by Kingfisher4
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Raising fermentation temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Raising fermentation temperature

The Belgian high gravity beers I've made (they happen to have been MJ not Lallemand yeast, but likely to perform in the same way) I've kept them at 18 degrees for 2 or max 3 days then allowed to "free rise" as the initial fermentation is exothermic, then kept them at the maximum temp reached or twea...
by Kingfisher4
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping advice
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Dry hopping advice

Hi Bedders,
Slightly off question but I’m guessing the reason you are using a mix of crushed MO and extract (rather than whole grain) is volume in your mash vessel? If not, I’d use all crushed MO.
by Kingfisher4
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Bottle brush that fits beer bottles
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: Bottle brush that fits beer bottles

Make your own? Standard bottle brush plus bristles from a floor brush taped to the end using electricians tape - one of the wonders of the world! Lasts around 200 bottles before you have to replace the bristles although I usually then replace the brush as well. So, the silicon dishwasher proof bott...
by Kingfisher4
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First brew advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: First brew advice please

Using carapils instead of 150 crystal malt would be an alternative, It adds the head retention and mouth feel character without too much caramel. I have also found naked malted oats about 200 g for a 23 L batch also improves both as well, as an alternative to explore. Both could be used together wit...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Bottle brush that fits beer bottles
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: Bottle brush that fits beer bottles

orlando wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:40 pm
Kingfisher4 wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Apart from the flapping false chamois £15 one (? how durable from reviews) has anyone solved this issue??
No.
Thanks. Succinct 😊
by Kingfisher4
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Bottle brush that fits beer bottles
Replies: 20
Views: 4084

Re: Bottle brush that fits beer bottles

Old thread and I know most keg not bottle, but I'm obsessional about clean bottles (always rinse immediately after pouring too). Have used a couple of cheap bottle brushes as above. Recently thought I'd got a great new brush until it had obviously scored a bottle base and created a potential fractur...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Short mash times
Replies: 22
Views: 1590

Re: Short mash times

If one presupposes that saccharification is the only process in the mash tun, then it is reasonable to assume 60 minutes will be adequate for most simple recipes. Brewing with low calcium level has the potential of limiting beta amylase activity to less than the optimal period, so those brewers mig...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Home Brew Suppliers
Topic: Grain Supplies
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: Grain Supplies

Hello, I am glad to be part of the group, sharing and learning advice! I would like to introduce my own homebrew supplies website which stocks malts, hops, yeasts and brewing equipment. Please check it out - KegThat.com Many thanks all! Hi, good luck with your venture. From a quick browse, lots of ...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast
Replies: 99
Views: 21476

Re: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast

From their 'standard' range, I highly rate the Kolsch and California Common yeasts, they really are excellent. I have had a good experience with the hog norsk yeast at 22° brewing a sort of strong bitter user upper with lots of EKG. Quite a clean yeast at this temp. I have a dark mild conditioning ...
by Kingfisher4
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Optimum Hop Contact Time
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: Optimum Hop Contact Time

No problem - that's what we're here for and I've picked up the vast majority of what I(I think :wink: ) I know from others on the forum. With dry hopping though it was following an experiment on brulosophy.com - an American web site where they do some controlled experiments to check out different m...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Optimum Hop Contact Time
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: Optimum Hop Contact Time

I've been playing around on this topic for a number of months. I primarily brew IPA's and have tended to major on Citra - best (and most consistant) results have come when dropping to 8C and then dry hopping for 3 days maximum. 2 days seemed just a little less aroma but little in it. Have now tried...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Hundreåring
Replies: 12
Views: 783

Re: Hundreåring

WalesAles wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:05 pm
cm,
200grs of cascade in 23lts! :D :D

WA
UK not US so lower AA? Still a citrusy centennial celebration though. :D
by Kingfisher4
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 16
Views: 1653

Re: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)

It's definitely a marmite yeast. I like it in stouts, not in pales though. Consensus of the best dried yeast ( I know many will say we need wet yeast, but not there yet) for these bitters would be really helpful. I had good success with London ESB in a bitter: 1.040-1.012 and tasted good. Thanks, w...