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by Top Cat
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?

These look identical to what I use https://www.waterfiltershop.co.uk/2-5-x-10-carbon-block-5-micron-filter-dual-pack.html The filter is a compatible replacement water filter cartridge for similar 10" filter housings including brands such as Pentek, Ametek, Culligan, Whirlpool and so on. It will fit...
by Top Cat
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?

Trefoyl wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:28 am
What I use:
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I got the idea of using a charcoal filter from Jim’s brew day pictures.
Any idea where I can get something similar in the UK Guys?
by Top Cat
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?

Thanks for the extensive help guys, all posts have been helpful. Short term it’s campden tablets, I’m assuming one tablet per twenty three litres. Long term possibly a year on, we will be updating the kitchen, and we will need filtered water to drink anyway, so I’ll just use the kitchen tap for my l...
by Top Cat
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?

Hi all. I have always used tap water through a charcoal filter for brewing, the only reason being the filter was there for drinking water when I started brewing again. Our water has fluoride in it, it seems more pronounced later in the evening, awful to drink. I haven’t tried brewing non filtered wa...
by Top Cat
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 51
Views: 4618

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

Hi all, just thought I'd share this one as it's a one off brew. It'll be round Birmingham, Worcester and surrounding festivals this summer, I don't mind giving the recipe away. Into cask yesterday and it tastes awesome. It's a golden hoppy beer with a full body, and a sort of light vinous orangey f...
by Top Cat
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 51
Views: 4618

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

Hi all, just thought I'd share this one as it's a one off brew. It'll be round Birmingham, Worcester and surrounding festivals this summer, I don't mind giving the recipe away. Into cask yesterday and it tastes awesome. It's a golden hoppy beer with a full body, and a sort of light vinous orangey f...
by Top Cat
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 51
Views: 4618

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

Going to be my next brew, one question Rob, I normally leave my beer from pitching yeast to racking into cornies two weeks, the final four days reducing the fermentation temperature down to about one degree for clearing. Adding the hop pellets after four days (just the right time in my opinion) wil...
by Top Cat
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 51
Views: 4618

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

Going to be my next brew, one question Rob, I normally leave my beer from pitching yeast to racking into cornies two weeks, the final four days reducing the fermentation temperature down to about one degree for clearing. Adding the hop pellets after four days (just the right time in my opinion) will...
by Top Cat
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crisp Crystal malts
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Crisp Crystal malts

:) I wanted some medium crystal malt so ordered some of Crisps Crystal malt, ( called crystal 240). When I put it into Beersmith it told me this was an extra dark crystal! Looking at Crisps data sheet it says their medium crystal is 250-290 EBC 95-110 °L. Looking at other maltsters their medium crys...
by Top Cat
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewing a lager using a kit, lager yeast and a brew fridge
Replies: 11
Views: 1076

Re: Brewing a lager using a kit, lager yeast and a brew fridge

Sound procedure. I’ve just sampled a grain recipe I brewed about 6 weeks ago, using almost an identical method.
The only thing I would add is double the quantity of fermentis yeast, ie 2, 11gram packs per 23 ltrs. Always beneficial when fermenting at low lager temperatures.
by Top Cat
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop Spider Performance
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: Hop Spider Performance

Up to now I have used muslin bags to contain the hops in my Bulldog Brewer during the boil. I have just bought a hop spider with a 300 micron mesh and used it for the first time. I wondered about how well it works. During the boil I noticed that the boil didn't seem to be happening inside the spide...
by Top Cat
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...
Replies: 66
Views: 4291

Re: Your favourite Graham Wheeler recipe...

I was just looking for a brewing book to help me delve into British brews, after spending the last year working on my Hefeweis recipe, and stumbled across this thread. Which of the GW books would all of you recommend as I am wanting to start with milds and the more malty brews? This seemed like a g...
by Top Cat
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Lager fermentation, when to rack?
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Lager fermentation, when to rack?

TBH, I don’t like lager too gassed anyway, can’t drink so much ha ha! I reconnected the gas to the cornie to replace any CO2 that had been absorbed. I’ve had to take it out of the brew fridge to make way for fermentation of next batch of ale, mind you it’s only 7c in the garage at the moment. I’ll l...
by Top Cat
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cheapest way to dispense 2 kegs...
Replies: 14
Views: 762

Re: Cheapest way to dispense 2 kegs...

Obviously the cheapest way is to pull the disconnect off one cornie on to the other when required, but I think you can buy John Guest fittings that will allow you to connect both at the same time. Looking at the image of the regulator,(I have a similar one I purchased from the malt Miller). You can ...
by Top Cat
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Lager fermentation, when to rack?
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Lager fermentation, when to rack?

Your process sounds good to me. Very similar to what I've done in the past and had good results. As others have suggested, I may have gone a little higher on the temp for the diacetyl rest, but I'm not sure it will make a lot of difference in the long run. It would be interesting to hear your taste...