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by Kingfisher4
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Mandarin Dream
Replies: 25
Views: 1110

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: 20
Views: 2065

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: 20
Views: 2065

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: 13
Views: 626

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
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: Grainfather £900
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: Grainfather £900

Sounds a good deal, just a shame it's 18 months too late for me, already bought separately apart from a cheaper sparge water heater sub!

May seem a daft question but "why!". This set up and hobby is one of the best things I've ever bought/started, along with the help from JBK.
by Kingfisher4
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Brewing Videos
Topic: Bottling Your Brew Part 1 - Greedy Dragon Brewing
Replies: 4
Views: 2653

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: 800

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: 800

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: 6
Views: 241

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: 800

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...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: hello
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: hello

Great to see you join JBK. I have been all grain brewing for an identical time, shared GF, fantastic quality beer right from the start, just upgraded from plastic Fastferment ( great idea, poor quality) to GF conical and glycol chiller; 1st batch 48 hrs in. JBK is by far the best interactive resourc...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: If you could choose one hop to brew with Nelson Sauvin what would it be?
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: If you could choose one hop to brew with Nelson Sauvin what would it be?

Thanks Guy, I enjoy Challenger and would like to try NS but was underwhelmed by a single hop commercial brew and therefore thought Challenger and NS combination may be ideal for me.
by Kingfisher4
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: If you could choose one hop to brew with Nelson Sauvin what would it be?
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: If you could choose one hop to brew with Nelson Sauvin what would it be?

Normski wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:13 am
I have bittered with Challenger and late hopped with Nelson, a lovely brew.
Sounds a great idea, would you mind sharing that recipe?
by Kingfisher4
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry yeast reuse
Replies: 18
Views: 756

Re: Dry yeast reuse

Yeah, I've done it with liquid yeast - definitely worth it for the cost of that stuff. And if you want to learn the skills of re-pitching and managing yeast, why not start with dried yeast? My plan exactly Jim. Will try IPAs method, probably with my first brew using new Grainfather conical next wee...
by Kingfisher4
Mon May 27, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 62
Views: 2175

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Great to have someone so far ahead in this to help guide us and reduce the blind alleys, thanks again PeeBee. I had bypassed the Pale ale as I prefer English hops to the citrus American ones generally but will certainly give that a go too. I wouldn't have expected the maturation effect either so loo...