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by Kingfisher4
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 9
Views: 231

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 quite liked Liberty Bell but it slowly over carbs in bottles ( not in a position to ...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Bottle Conditioning
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Bottle Conditioning

I only bottle rather than keg for various reasons. I also only currently used dried yeast. I’m in the minority on JBK for both reasons. I can only store the bottles in the garage after conditioning in the house for 1-2 weeks. I usually have between 100-200 at any time in maturing or ready. Although ...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: “Home Brew” taste
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: “Home Brew” taste

For recipes you might try: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brewing-Classic-Styles-Jamil-Zainasheff/dp/0937381926/ref=nodl_ It specifically uses DME and steeped grains for “award winning beers” by respected US authors. It uses quite a wide range of extracts that are hard to find - stuff like Pilsner or Mun...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: “Home Brew” taste
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: “Home Brew” taste

For recipes you might try:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brewing-Classi ... 6/ref=nodl_

It specifically uses DME and steeped grains for “award winning beers” by respected US authors.
by Kingfisher4
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: First time Brewing
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: First time Brewing

Hi all, Any reason why the airlock would stop bubbling? I'd did have to move the fermenter to another room as it was a bit cooler in there, and noticed a little bit of sediment is stuck at the top on the sides Thanks in advance Airlocks quite frequently Stop bubbling before fermentation is finished...
by Kingfisher4
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: looking for a good recipe book
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: looking for a good recipe book

I have the GW and Greg Hughes books above and you will enjoy them. Could I also suggest another, by James Morton designed for BIAB instructions but recipes all good so far and you’ll find hoppy IPAs there too. Limited recipes but tried several and all good so far. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brew-Foolp...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yeast nutrient in beer wort?
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Yeast nutrient in beer wort?

Looking at the info for Tronozymol you'd be using 25g for 25 litres of wort. Seems like quite a lot, but I don't know if you can have too much nutrient. A better bet for the future is this from the Malt Miller . 1.3g in 25 litres. Hopefully someone else will be along soon who can say if it's possib...
by Kingfisher4
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Short mash times
Replies: 21
Views: 787

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
Thu May 28, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Recipe help for a first all grain brew
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: Recipe help for a first all grain brew

You might find the Brewdog recipes quite complex, using numerous different relatively expensive American hops. If you like porters, a much simpler start would be Rob’s export porter from The Malt Miller. It is excellent, even without the Dry hop addition, which would make it cheaper, easier and less...
by Kingfisher4
Fri May 22, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 125
Views: 10507

Re: Brewing alcohol free

So re-circulate means pumping the wort back through? I can do that 😊 Yes, through the chiller, back into the Grainfather. Easily drops temperature to the 79 ish needed for hop stand. Apparently at this temp the volatile elements of the hops which give aroma / flavour aren’t vapourised, or perhaps t...
by Kingfisher4
Thu May 21, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 125
Views: 10507

Re: Brewing alcohol free

I will definitely try that yeast next time for comparison. So, with the hopstand , how long do you hold the temperature at 79’c. I remember reading about the hop whirlpool, but my Guten doesn’t have this facility, hence the hop boil and steep. I have a Grainfather, so it is easy to re-circulate and...
by Kingfisher4
Wed May 20, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 125
Views: 10507

Re: Brewing alcohol free

I read this thread and got a little excited at the prospect of producing good almost alcohol free beer. I haven’t brewed for a few years, but am keen to get back into it now, particularly brewing low alcohol beers. I took in a lot of PeeBee’s advice here and much thanks is owed for taking the time ...
by Kingfisher4
Mon May 18, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: Ginger
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Ginger

Also, I'd put the ginger powder in the boil if you want to put it in. I can't see the flavour being driven away in the boil, nor can I see it interfering in the fermentation. In case it helps, although I appreciate it is completely different, I have made batches of Mena Dhu like Stout which uses li...
by Kingfisher4
Wed May 13, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 38
Views: 2080

Re: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?

With a small Millstream in the back garden, I always ladle a few scoops into the Millstream, to feed the minnows. These in turn attract the Kingfisher to the garden! I scatter the rest on areas of weed or moss in the back lawn. The mallards and moorhens then eat it over the course of two or three da...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: How many trees?
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: How many trees?

Wow, what fantastic advice already. The only thing I would add is why don’t you consider some blackcurrants? A couple of bushes are incredibly easy to look after, yield extremely well and are too tart for the birds to bother stealing / harvesting! They freeze incredibly well and last at least a coup...