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by ben034
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?

I think the advice above is good. For a low carbonated bitter at 1.4 you are unlikely to produce exploding bottles of fermentation has finished. I do always use a calculator for priming and use the highest temperature after fermentation has completed. So if an ale and it stayed at 21c for a few days...
by ben034
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 66
Views: 3854

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

Dont you find that a lot of the recipes in Grahams book basically the same with just a few gms of say a particular malt basically only the difference, I do like most of the recipes but substitute the sugar for extra malt. That's certainly true for the British beers book. Fundamentally, a lot of bit...
by ben034
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 66
Views: 3854

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

Out of the two Altbier recipes would you make the Nussdorf At Thomas or the Zum Uerige Alt? Both sound nice but I'm leaning towards the Zum Uerige for a bit of extra bitterness.
by ben034
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 66
Views: 3854

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

BarnsleyBrewer wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:53 am
Apparently from Dorchester County Library.
Also noticed it was printed in the USA.
Just picked up a copy for £4.44 from Abe Books with shipping. They have 1 more apparently. Looking forward to getting this.
by ben034
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stuck Fermentation?
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Stuck Fermentation?

Was it an all grain brew? If so what was your mash temp and what grains were included in the kit. Also what yeast did you use? An FG of 1.016 is possible with a low attenuating yeast, especially if mashed high and grain bill has a lot of unfermentables.
by ben034
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith app setup
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: Beersmith app setup

Can you also upload a screenshot of the main recipe (showing all selected profiles, mash profile etc)? Can't see from the images the reason it would state the volumes in the timer.
by ben034
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Small batch chilling
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Small batch chilling

I always make 10l batches and I still use an immersion chiller. It takes about 15 mins to pitching temp when cold outside or a little more in summer. Did use ice bath method a couple of times but vowed never again. The last few degrees I found a nightmare.
by ben034
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Sierra Nevada pale ale recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Sierra Nevada pale ale recipe

Thanks that certainly sounds like a good starting point!
by ben034
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Sierra Nevada pale ale recipe
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Sierra Nevada pale ale recipe

Any ideas on the water profile? Thinking balanced between gypsum / sulphate?
by ben034
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: iSpindel Calibration
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: iSpindel Calibration

I had better luck using the online calibration tool instead of the excel spreadsheet
by ben034
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: iSpindel Calibration
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: iSpindel Calibration

Can you post the formula on here that you are using?
by ben034
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: ISpindel Digital Hydromenter
Replies: 303
Views: 27145

Re: ISpindel Digital Hydromenter

Thanks, wasn't sure if they were meant to screw tight or not. Seems to be fine then!
by ben034
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: ISpindel Digital Hydromenter
Replies: 303
Views: 27145

Re: ISpindel Digital Hydromenter

Hi Rob, if you have a spare lid or could drop me a PM with a link for tube / lid I would be grateful? The lid screws on but slips when tightened and I'm worried it may leak. The tube has a few scrathes also that I wouldn't mind replacing. Thanks
by ben034
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Should chilling begin at 'final gravity'?
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: Should chilling begin at 'final gravity'?

You could try a forced ferment next time. Take a sample from the fermenter on brewday after adding yeast (large enough to be measured with a hydrometer) and put in a container (or flask if you have a stir plate). This should ferment out rapidly (aerate well and shake regularly / place on stir plate ...
by ben034
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing Software Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 3409

Re: Brewing Software Recommendations

I hear Beersmith 3 will be out shortly - http://beersmith.com/blog/2018/06/01/be ... irst-look/

Sounds interesting and some worthwhile reasons for an upgrade.