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by Kingfisher4
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Gluten-Free Brewing
Topic: Brewing gluten Free
Replies: 18
Views: 6999

Re: Brewing gluten Free

My wife is coeliac and we pay a fortune for tiny bottles of gf beer. The kits are very expensive and she doesn't drink that much but I'll definitely be looking into that enzyme thing. This section seems to have been quiet for awhile. I have a friend of a friend who loves beer, but has recently been...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight
Replies: 55
Views: 3204

Re: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight

Leave it for an hour and come back to it later. If this tries your patience then spin the hydrometer to diffuse dissolved oxygen then lift the hydrometer out, some foam will come out with it, wipe and repeat. Thanks Orlando, I had tried this trick already. I even left it overnight and there was sti...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

Re: Pros and Cons?

Good luck, you will no doubt enjoy it enormously. Unlike myself, you are not starting from zero experience and almost certainly already have the fermentation temperature control in place. Helpful advice from this forum emphasised how critical that was, in a way that my book reading had glossed over!
by Kingfisher4
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight
Replies: 55
Views: 3204

Re: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight

The large-scale hydrometer seemed like an excellent idea until I realised that the volume of beer wasted every time it was sampled was probably about 250 mls. in the Maltmiller sample tube sold with it. My most recent hydrometer problem is I think due to recent inclusion of a small amount of wheat M...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: whirlpooling
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Re: whirlpooling

Well worth it for pellets but not so much for leaf I presume. I’ve never tried it with leaf but pellets cone up great in the centre after a good whirlpool xxx Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro I have tried it with and without whirlpooling for leaf hops in a Grainfather. On balance, I Think tha...
by Kingfisher4
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: My TT Landlord Clone (99% there!)
Replies: 22
Views: 5036

Re: My TT Landlord Clone (99% there!)

I've followed the GW recipe but included a post boil addition of Styrian. Let me know how it goes if you brew it I came across a similar suggestion, I think in a BYO article some time ago and although your yeast is more authentic, have enjoyed the late 80°C whirlpool addition Styrian hops. Brewed t...
by Kingfisher4
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Mandarin Dream
Replies: 28
Views: 1716

Re: Mandarin Dream

Just the Neilsen Massey stuff from sainsburys - our usual pro supplier is indefinitely out of stock it seems. What sort of volume/25litre batch would you suggest trying with Mandarina hops too? A local brewery has a pale ale with apricot extract which I hate, tastes synthetic, but is perversely the...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Hothead yeast
Replies: 21
Views: 2459

Re: Hothead yeast

Thanks Kev, I probably didn’t phrase that carefully enough. Really just want to gather practical opinion from the trusted users of this site!
by Kingfisher4
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Hothead yeast
Replies: 21
Views: 2459

Re: Hothead yeast

Rather than start a new thread, this is the closest I could find to a discussion on Kveik yeast. I appreciate it is over two years old, but this stuff is mentioned as though it is the holy grail on several American and Norwegian based references. Some limited supplies are available in the UK, are it...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

Re: Pros and Cons?

I too, went straight for the Grainfather from no brewing experience at all. Although I don’t have any comparison, the simplicity, compactness and consistency are massive advantages. I do not have a brew shed or permanent space so the ability to set up the Grainfather as a standalone in the utility r...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Brewing Videos
Topic: Bottling Your Brew Part 1 - Greedy Dragon Brewing
Replies: 4
Views: 2844

Re: Bottling Your Brew Part 1 - Greedy Dragon Brewing

Normski wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:21 pm
No, I just went and watched it and thought it was a complete waste of time, So thought I would comment on it as requested by the OP.
I thought it might save others from wasting time on this useless video.
Not watched it and unless anyone contradicts Normski unlikely to do so; thanks for that.
by Kingfisher4
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Conditioning before bottling
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: Conditioning before bottling

Another potential issue has just occurred to me. My previous FV was a Fastferment plastic Conical shaped with a yeast / trub ball that could be isolated then carefully batch primed in the FV before running off direct from FV to bottles. With my shiny new Grainfather Conical I can now control tempera...
by Kingfisher4
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Conditioning before bottling
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: Conditioning before bottling

TheSumOfAllBeers wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Kingfisher: blow off tubes are better for controlling suck back as the beer chills and contracts.
Thanks, I'm guessing that's because of the greater dead space volume in the tubing before liquid sucks back into the FV. I'll change over as I made up a blowoff tube recently.
by Kingfisher4
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Pulping recommendation?
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Pulping recommendation?

A close friend has experimented over many years with various DIY bits of kit ( he has a small orchard at the family home in Somerset) and found it very time consuming and somewhat frustrating until the village clubbed together to get a heavyweight cider apple press. He has also found a couple of com...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Conditioning before bottling
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: Conditioning before bottling

I have finally got proper temperature control available so advice on cold crashing would be great. There seem to be conflicting ideas out there! When FG is reached ( mainly bitters / golden british ales currently) how long and at what temperature is cold crashing optimal? do I need to return to ferm...