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by ben034
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Bottle Conditioning
Replies: 5
Views: 567

Re: Bottle Conditioning

You need a couple of weeks at room temperature first to carbonate. After that, ideally you would store at cellar temperatures (approx 12c) as this is a good serving temp for ales, helps the beer clear and prevents over carbonation if stored too warm. If you can't store at cellar temperatures, just s...
by ben034
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Bargains Online and In Store
Topic: 70% off top end stainless
Replies: 11
Views: 1463

Re: 70% off top end stainless

I know Ubrew were a business based in Bermondsey (London) until they recently closed down. They had a homebrew club and kit you could brew on for a fee. Not sure if above is genuine but would have been tempted if the fermenters were a smaller size!
by ben034
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: a
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: home made pressure fermentor for a trial run

So does the PET bottle growler with the double carbonation cap need some sort of diptube? Can you attach hosing to the inside some how? Looks interesting You would source your carbonation caps seperately, and one of those would have the internal barb that you can hopefully fit something like a 3/8"...
by ben034
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: a
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: home made pressure fermentor for a trial run

PET bottles are rated to scary levels. I routinely put 45 PSI into them as a portable gas source for growler kegs. Some sources say they can take 150 PSI, but someone else can do those experiments on their own youtube channel and I will get popcorn. Oh and if we are talking about practical uses for...
by ben034
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stout Trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 1610

Re: Stout Trouble

I've had similar issues previously with flaked barley when I used it in a stout at 25%. OG was about 6 points off despite at that time 50+ brews on the same system.
by ben034
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 31
Views: 2879

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

It depends on your flow rate but I did a very rough calculation and figured it was about 40p to chill to pitching temp in the summer and less during winter (when I can get to pitching temps in around 10 mins) with a cheap immersion chiller. If no chill works for you obviously carry on but I wouldn't...
by ben034
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Standard Brown Ale
Replies: 22
Views: 2417

Re: Standard Brown Ale

A very old post, but has anyone brewed this recipe (from GW book) as mentioned by a previous poster. The colour states 65 EBC yet when I enter it into brewing software I get around 35 EBC (brown ale on beersmith states around 24-53EBC for a brown)? 65 would be very dark no? Thanks
by ben034
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: My TT Landlord Clone (99% there!)
Replies: 22
Views: 6730

Re: My TT Landlord Clone (99% there!)

I've just bottled a new batch (version 3). The last was good and relatively close to TT I my opinion. I've followed the GW recipe but included a post boil addition of Styrian. This is for a 12.5l batch so roughly double if you brew standard size batches. 2.4kg golden promise 30g black malt 15g fuggl...
by ben034
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?
Replies: 14
Views: 1327

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: 7162

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: 7162

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: 7162

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: 1047

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: 1552

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: 983

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.