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by Kingfisher4
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: Gose book
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Re: Gose book

Some of the books in the series have been heavily criticised, several of them are quite old but I see this is one of the newer additions.

Never even tasted a Gose, let alone brewed it yet. I am happy to be persuaded I need to rectify that omission!
by Kingfisher4
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!

orlando wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:52 am
Drinking: Song For Keith, 4 Hops To Heaven, No Stout About It (Porter), From Russia With Love (RIS), Twist & Stout, Reasons To Be Beerful (Part Three).
Love your brew names Orlando, always make me smile, thanks!
by Kingfisher4
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!

Welcome, you will find everyone here incredibly helpful. I do not brew in the bag as I’m lucky enough to have a half share in a Grainfather. I have accumulated a large Brewing library over the last three years, one of my very favourite books is: James Morton Brew: The Foolproof Guide to Making World...
by Kingfisher4
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Using Pellets for the First Time
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Using Pellets for the First Time

I’ve brewed almost 40 GF batches and only used pellets twice as I didn’t like the amount of sludgy trub that made it into the FV. Pellets are much more convenient to store, but even with a strong whirlpool I found too much hop debris gets through. Didn’t use a hop spider which might help. I do find ...
by Kingfisher4
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Flaked Maize & head retention
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Flaked Maize & head retention

Over the last year I've been doing the same addition but using cheap supermarket porridge oats. I haven't experienced or noticed any clarity problems and it's a very cheap way to add some body and head to the beer. I've used both porridge oats and malted oats to add head retention and "body" to goo...
by Kingfisher4
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Flaked Maize & head retention
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Flaked Maize & head retention

Since starting a couple of years ago, I have brewed the GW recipe Summer Lighting several times as it's a go to favourite. It's such a simple almost SMaSH recipe, but the last batch had 350gm of flaked maize "thrown in" with the 5.4kg of Maris otter for 25 litres, just to use it up as it was left ov...
by Kingfisher4
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast
Replies: 93
Views: 16176

Re: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast

floydmeddler wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:16 am
The Californian Common / Steam Beer yeast is fantastic.
I've enjoyed this with several brews too, one of their best original series yeasts.

Any updates on their other newer Beirm yeasts would be really useful, especially how they compare with the dried yeasts they seem to aim to compete with!
by Kingfisher4
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Batch priming - how much sugar?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Batch priming - how much sugar?

Hi Cobnut, I have successfully released over-carbed pressure a couple of times by easing up slightly on the crown cap whilst bottles are in the sink, shaking to release some of the pressure (wasting maybe 10%ish of the beer too) then just using my lever capping stand to re-secure the same crown caps...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Any idea why my cider a diesel taste?
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Any idea why my cider a diesel taste?

On an unhelpful but lighter note: Perhaps you've inadvertently discovered an alternative "green" fuel, I know nothing about cider making but see people write about turbo cider here.

This sounds a bit like turbo diesel cider, though not sure I'd risk running the car on it. :)
by Kingfisher4
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Batch priming - how much sugar?
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Batch priming - how much sugar?

80-100g. Low end enough gas, top end er, more than enough. :D Correction: Less for 23 litres I was going on 25. Just make sure you are completely fermented out, otherwise IPA's advice will come storming through when you go to pour. :D Even if real FG has been reached, I have found a huge variation ...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Gardena Garden Hose - disaster or a subtle new dimension?
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: Gardena Garden Hose - disaster or a subtle new dimension?

It just struck me that the world would be a better place with more interaction like the thread above.
Knowledgeable, considerate people, helping others out for no personal gain!
It feels a privilege to be part of this community. :)
by Kingfisher4
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 1596

Re: Dark Ale

I'm intrigued by this comment "If bottling watch that S-33 yeast, it has a tendency to slowly munch through the dextrins it left earlier". As per the no/low alcohol thread, I have now bottled 3 different S-33 fermented batches and wondered why they have slowly become more and more carbonated over th...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 7314

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Thanks PeeBee, I will try the slightly hotter mash next time as well. I have the advantage of only 20-23 L batches, help drinking them and also plan to get round to another soon. In addition to earlier posts, lessons so far mirror your comments. Wheat Malt in conjunction with Munich has been a good ...
by Kingfisher4
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 7314

Re: Brewing alcohol free

… One thing I've been looking for but have not found yet is what is the sugar composition of a cold extracted wort. … Doesn't go down to "cold" but does go down to 45C. May be not what you're looking for (and you may have it?), but I do know you like this sort of stuff and I'm finding it pretty int...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crash cooling
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Re: Crash cooling

Be careful not to "suck" the contents of the air lock back into the fermenter when you crash cool, particularly if you've used a blow off tube into a larger bottle/airlock, a pint of starsan mightened be the best addition to your brew Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk Good point - I have a bubble...