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by HTH1975
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: CRISP CLEAR CHOICE ALE MALT
Replies: 9
Views: 975

Re: CRISP CLEAR CHOICE ALE MALT

I just used this malt for a NEIPA, i only just boiled on friday I think it was, but after the boil it came out very clear. Which is a first for me, however I had also added protofloc which I'd not used before and also treated my water with gypsum and calcium chloride and whirlpooled a lot too heh, ...
by HTH1975
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How big an immersion coil?
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: How big an immersion coil?

alexlark wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:21 am
Made mine myself too. Although price if copper has gone up a bit.

https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Microbo ... m/p/420700
Wow, hasn’t it just. This source is a bit cheaper... https://www.plumbnation.co.uk/site/10mm ... pipe-coil/
by HTH1975
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How big an immersion coil?
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: How big an immersion coil?

I made my copper immersion chiller for around £20 only 3 years ago. 10m of 10mm copper pipe from a local plumbing supplier, plus a few metres of hose and two jubilee clips. Oh, and the hose-lock tap attachment.
by HTH1975
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Reinventing the "airlock"
Replies: 33
Views: 1708

Re: Reinventing the "airlock"

Cool experiment- how is this different to rousing the yeast with a spoon? I'd say the rousing here is a lot more effective than that which can be achieved with a spoon alone, but I've not roused with a spoon for 5min every 3-4 hours for a period of 36 hours. It's possibly more comparable with what ...
by HTH1975
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Reinventing the "airlock"
Replies: 33
Views: 1708

Re: Reinventing the "airlock"

Cool experiment- how is this different to rousing the yeast with a spoon?
by HTH1975
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help! So much sludge with pellet hops
Replies: 13
Views: 1409

Re: Help! So much sludge with pellet hops

How fast do you cast to FV? I’ve gradually moved over to pellet hops as I get less losses. I start with the ball valve barely open till the wort starts to flow, then open the valve a bit more till it’s about halfway open. If you open it fully, there will be too much suction and the bazooka will clog...
by HTH1975
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Insulating brew pots
Replies: 11
Views: 1466

Re: Insulating brew pots

I only lost 0.5C in my mash today using two blankets around an uninsulated boil kettle. Most I’ve lost is 5C with no insulation.
by HTH1975
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Coming unstuck- unexpected result- what do i do next
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: Coming unstuck- unexpected result- what do i do next

If you’re in a fix, use Tesco Ashbeck water and add salts to taste. 6g calcium chloride and 7g gypsum in a 23L batch is a good ballpark for a pale beer using this water.
by HTH1975
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

The stuff I got was from Bako in Durham - same as the photo posted previously. It came in a 25kg block (minimum order). I did it as a group purchase on the craft beer forum. Yes, I think it might have been your purchase that inspired mine for #1, #2 and #3. It does make the most wonderful beers of ...
by HTH1975
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

The stuff I got was from Bako in Durham - same as the photo posted previously. It came in a 25kg block (minimum order). I did it as a group purchase on the craft beer forum.
by HTH1975
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

Yes I have Ragus Brublock #3 invert. It has the taste and consistency of fudge. I’ve made my own invert sugar and it’s not the same imo. I've made inverts 1-3. I brewed a Bateman's XXXB with the number 2 and thought I'd nailed the flavour. I guess replicating no's 3 & 4 is going to be pretty diffic...
by HTH1975
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

I’d guess that your invert sugar isn’t as dark as the real thing. I know that the stuff I got does give plenty of colour. Do you have the real thing? I'd love to get my hands on the proper stuff but living in Switzerland, it's not all that practical. Homemade is the only way to go. I'm sure the dif...
by HTH1975
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Thwaites nutty black
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: Thwaites nutty black

Anyone know whether this beer is still available and where it can be purchased . I'm interested in the yeast as I'm going to try and clone moorhouses Pendle witch .. which (!) I believe used thwaites yeast?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I get Moorhouse beers from my local Spar - they’re all r...
by HTH1975
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

I’d guess that your invert sugar isn’t as dark as the real thing. I know that the stuff I got does give plenty of colour.
by HTH1975
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: 1940 Whitbread London Stout
Replies: 21
Views: 1390

Re: 1940 Whitbread London Stout

64C seems a low mash temperature for a stout - you won’t get the body of a stout, especially with that sugar to thin out the body even further. I’d expect the FG to be more like 1.008