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by Kingfisher4
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Bottle cleaning question
Replies: 15
Views: 1342

Re: Bottle cleaning question

I plan on bottling tomorrow. I've got used glass bottles from shop purchased beer. I rinsed each bottle straight after drinking the beer with water and they look visibly clean. Is starsan enough or do I need a dose of vmp and a brush first? I'm keen that beer doesn't taste of vmp also... I would de...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 54
Views: 1568

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

mine is 1995 and has the Nussdorf but I can't see the Zum Uerige in it In mine the Nussdorf is on page 91 and the Zum Uerige is on page 101. Ah it is there it’s just in the index one Alt bier slips to the following page so it’s easy to overlook! What a relief, starting to worry I have the wrong edi...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 54
Views: 1568

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

A word of caution, the most recently published CAMRA book which is apparently by Andy Parker and Graham Wheeler is nowhere near as useful as the above two predecessors. Its focus is on more “modern” British beers. The font is small on coloured paper, which at least for me, makes it much more difficu...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 54
Views: 1568

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

I was just looking for a brewing book to help me delve into British brews, after spending the last year working on my Hefeweis recipe, and stumbled across this thread. Which of the GW books would all of you recommend as I am wanting to start with milds and the more malty brews? This seemed like a g...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 54
Views: 1568

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

I have found putting the ISBN number into this site extremely helpful over the last few years, often gives the best deal either here or in the States. Tempting fate, but never yet been charged import on books from the States.
http://www.bookfinder4u.com
by Kingfisher4
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 54
Views: 1568

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

Agreed, cheapest Used copy I could find to order in the UK over the last few days was over £20, including delivery.
A copy is slowly winding its way to me from Chicago, for £10.11 with the dollar conversion, more than half of that is Post and packing! From Abebooks if anyone is interested.
by Kingfisher4
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 54
Views: 1568

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

My two favourites so far are Hopback summer lightning and yet another vote for Sarah Hughes dark ruby mild. Only brewing for a year now, I have repeated batches of both of the above, different styles but friends and I have enjoyed both enormously. I currently only use dried yeast and have found eith...
by Kingfisher4
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Candi sugar question
Replies: 32
Views: 1413

Re: Candi sugar question

Billington's Golden Granulated sugar it is then, easy to get in mainstream supermarkets and a track record sounds ideal. Tried jaggery in Sri Lanka and may hunt that down too, our local large Sainsbury's don't have it, but the Asian supermarkets here probably will. Thanks again.
by Kingfisher4
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Candi sugar question
Replies: 32
Views: 1413

Re: Candi sugar question

Fantastic clear explanation from McMullan, many thanks.

Any follow-on suggestions for which of the many varieties of derivatives of cane sugar available in the UK to attempt similarities with light and dark Candi sugar would also be most welcome.
by Kingfisher4
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Severn Trent water
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Severn Trent water

Yes, but they cover a massive region! The water will vary in composition. They did provide a reasonably helpful water composition report as well, via email request.
by Kingfisher4
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Candi sugar question
Replies: 32
Views: 1413

Re: Candi sugar question

I used 500g of Candi sugar in my most recent Belgian Abbey brew.The only difference i noticed compared to what i always used up until this point was the FG reading was where it should be at 1.010 as opposed to my best of 1.014.I`m certainly using it in my next Abbey brew instead of soft dark brown ...
by Kingfisher4
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Candi sugar question
Replies: 32
Views: 1413

Re: Candi sugar question

Impressions from various places, suggest the Belgians use what is available and cheap for them and easy to incorporate in their brewing processes?? So whatever you choose to use won't necessarily be wrong. And, as traditional brewers, home brewers can choose whatever they like :D I'll be using inve...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Chinese equipment...
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Chinese equipment...

Thanks for the responses. I didn't know about the checkbox for currency, so this will save me a wally award [emoji16] Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk It may have changed now, but forewarned is forarmed! You we're quite right, glad you mentioned it! Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk Great, hap...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Chinese equipment...
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Chinese equipment...

Brewedout wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Thanks for the responses. I didn't know about the checkbox for currency, so this will save me a wally award [emoji16]

Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
It may have changed now, but forewarned is forarmed!
by Kingfisher4
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Chinese equipment...
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Chinese equipment...

Ali Express is as trustworthy as Ebay so have little worry there. You will obviously wait longer. I and friends have used Ali express many times and agree completely with the eBay analogy. One tip, as a couple of us were caught early on is that the default currency seems to be US dollars and we wer...