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by Kingfisher4
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling without priming
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Bottling without priming

What is your usual OG and what is your current gravity of the fermenting kit you’re thinking of bottling early??
by Kingfisher4
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Brewing alcohol free

More brilliant advice, thanks again. I am not looking for commercial potential 0.5% ABV beer, but a better version than any I’ve currently tried, that I can brew at home for personal and friends consumption when driving or wanting to minimise alcohol. The small increment in extra alcohol from primin...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Thanks Peebee, really helpful practical ways forward. I didn’t particularly enjoy what I thought of as Rye Molt in standard Rye Beers I have tried, but may be very different here and happy to give it a go in this (and you have pointed out potential alternatives.) I appreciate I am in the minority on...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: The dream of setting up microbrewery
Replies: 12
Views: 503

Re: The dream of setting up microbrewery

I completely understand your dream and would love it to work for you, but without wishing to put too much negativity to you would offer 2 observations and 1 positive practical suggestion. The first observation is that I feel I'm still at the lower end of my all grain brewing experience having starte...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 24
Views: 646

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Robwalkeragain wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:13 pm
By far the best way at the moment is to brew a 0.5% beer with loads of specialty malts and some maltodextrin.
Any more pointers to specific home brew all grain recipes for this sort of brew would be great.
by Kingfisher4
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: been here before.
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: been here before.

Are you kidding, there's a great craft beer scene in Spain, just come back from a short trip to Barcelona, plenty there. My misquote,sorry. None seem to have made the trip to small resort Lanzarote to be more accurate and though its a few years ago I also found almost none in mainland Spain in seve...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: been here before.
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: been here before.

hi all. yes sadly moving out of the beer brewing. due to time constraints. but still like to view the trade. and there is some good. brewers. , maybe one day I will set up my own brewery. always been a dream. but I don't think it would go well in spain real ale. I am hoping to move over soon. from ...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?

One thing which may reduce the chances (though can't recall if you were already) is to bulk mature for some weeks before bottling. Though this might not suit every beer style or brewing schedule. Good idea, but with only one fermenting vessel at the moment and having found a workaround i’m happy to...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?

orlando wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:48 pm
It would appear you have eliminated everything.
Thanks for everyone’s help again. :)
by Kingfisher4
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?

Not Brett then or indeed anything else if it tasted the same. If not that it has to be a measurement problem. If the Beer was truly done raising the temperature shouldn't make any difference. Did every bottle behave the same when opened? Do you batch prime? Sorry for the delayed reply, I was checki...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: What's in Your Packet of Hops?
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: What's in Your Packet of Hops?

Robwalkeragain wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:22 pm
It’s usual, they are mass processed. A brewery i know found a dead bird in a pack once.
If you want clean hops buy pellet or cryo!
Although, at least in theory, it would be even easier to grind even more debris and hide it in pellets than whole leaf hops I guess?
by Kingfisher4
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?

Brett can do that. I read that possibility elsewhere when trying to work out what had happened. Understand it could be an airborne accidental contaminant, but have never used Brett intentionally and it was isolated to a couple of batches during the heat wave when garage (ie “conditioning “) tempera...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?

Thanks again. I have found advice on this forum massively reduces my learning curve and potential for mistakes. No cellar available, the garage has to do! I hadn’t a clue where the beer found the extra fermentables during last summer’s heat wave, but gravity seemed to carry on dropping and a couple ...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Re: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?

Great, both helpful and reassuring replies.

Thanks. I will continue to try to control the controllables, understand the variations in my processes and not sweat the uncontrollables like my longer term garage storage temperature!
by Kingfisher4
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?
Replies: 14
Views: 331

Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?

I exclusively bottle rather than keg and plan to continue. My fermentation temperature control is currently somewhat limited, with hot water bottles and ice bottles within an insulating jacket with a FastFerment. However, I am getting reasonable control of between 18 and 20° C, stepping up to about ...