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by Kingfisher4
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Help

Barkeepers friend is excellent for cleaning residue of stainless steel vessels. I have found the cream version best. Needs a good shake.
by Kingfisher4
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Erm hello I'm Jim
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Erm hello I'm Jim

Hi Jim, Welcome to a fantastic new hobby and incredibly helpful folk on JBK forum. I am three years ahead of you on the brewing beginner learning curve and coincidentally, probably a few more years ahead of you on the professional career! Recognise and love your enthusiasm. If you can get hold of it...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Kit that tastes like...
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Kit that tastes like...

Hi Jstinchy, Welcome to the hobby and Forum. I have only been brewing for three years and plunged straight in with all grain. I aspired to brew beer is similar to the draft cask bitters I enjoy in the pubs. I managed a few tasty bitters, but they didn’t emulate the pub beers particularly closely. I ...
by Kingfisher4
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dealing with Hops
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Dealing with Hops

a-slayer wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:05 am
I always use a mix of pellets and leaf, as long as there is over 40% leaf content my copper pipe filter in my boiler works fine.
Thanks, useful to have that ballpark figure to work from.
by Kingfisher4
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dealing with Hops
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Dealing with Hops

I have a Grainfather and have settled for using leaf hops as the couple of occasions I used pellets gave trub issues. The leaf hops, when settled form a great filter bed for each other and the hot break proteins. I have considered using some pellets with the leaf hops to reduce my wort loss for tran...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Nottingham Yeast query
Replies: 29
Views: 769

Re: Nottingham Yeast query

I have found that Liberty Bell seems to very slowly chew through more complex sugars after primary fermentation producing over carbed bottles after a couple of months or so. Clearly, this won’t be an issue if you don’t bottle, or drink your batch relatively quickly! Liberty Bell has a nice flavour a...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather pump issues
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Grainfather pump issues

I remember a thread on here, which frightened me away from using readily available, unscented supermarket percarbonate to clean the Grainfather. Something to do with rate of oxygen release/bubble formation which can impair the pump I think. I have stuck to PBW at 55°C, similar time brewing with the ...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Priming with brewing sugar
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Priming with brewing sugar

It is also really critical to ensure the sugar is dissolved and mixed evenly. Otherwise you risk exploding bottles! Less dangerous with plastic, but still very messy. Although more hassle than bulk priming, I dissolve the calculated quantity of sugar in a jug with suitable volume of boiling water, a...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Fixed Wheel Brewery Blackheath Stout
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Fixed Wheel Brewery Blackheath Stout

Would be very interested in his reply, really enjoyed the same Stout courtesy of my brother in law, who regularly buys from that excellent microbrewery.
by Kingfisher4
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Brewzone says hello as member brewzone2021
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: Brewzone says hello as member brewzone2021

Good luck and 🤞🏼 for a much better year and time ahead.
A small positive sounds as though you’ve managed to avoid Covid loss of sense of taste and smell and so will hopefully enjoy your brew very soon.
by Kingfisher4
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: 2nd Brew - Blue Moon Style Extract Brew Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

Re: 2nd Brew - Blue Moon Style Extract Brew Questions

If you haven't already come across it "Brewing Classic Styles" might be a useful book; award winning recipes (American) all with extract +/- steeped grain versions. Covers most general beer styles.

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by Kingfisher4
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Time expired yeast
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Time expired yeast

I'd just have a lower threshold to use both packs for the one batch, especially if at the higher end of range for OG or volume of 1 pack.
by Kingfisher4
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: 2nd Brew - Blue Moon Style Extract Brew Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

Re: 2nd Brew - Blue Moon Style Extract Brew Questions

Hi, I researched this late 2019. It is the favourite beer have a friend who is due to stay with us last year, Covid-19 stopped that, but I still experimented with the Brew. All grain, rather than extract and steep, but you’ve obviously done your research. Other friends enjoyed the first batch so muc...
by Kingfisher4
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Chemsan?
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: Chemsan?

Same stuff, different producer. If you want Starsan, though, it's available from the Malt Miller --as is almost everything you're likely to want! Hi Guy, I know it's meant to be the same, but I bought some when it was launched at 1/2 price at MM and it looked like I'd not be able to get more Starsa...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: SAFALE US-05 'SOURERING'
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: SAFALE US-05 'SOURERING'

Sorry to hear you’ve had problems. I agree it’s much more likely to be a process and sanitation issue than US-05 yeast.
I keep considering moving to liquid yeast, but have adopted US-05 as my go to yeast over the past year or so and have had no problems at all.