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by Paddington
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oak aging?
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Oak aging?

Chris, subscribe to Brulosophy podcasts, they did one on this subject. Quite possibly on their website, too.
by Paddington
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 77
Views: 3378

Re: Brewing alcohol free

I've made some decent 1 - 2% beers and they serve a purpose (hoping to brew another tomorrow) but you really can't quite match 'proper' beer. It's quite an interesting challenge trying, however. A good yeast can help, I like using Weihenstephan because you can get a lot of flavour (comparatively spe...
by Paddington
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop Spider Performance
Replies: 9
Views: 935

Re: Hop Spider Performance

I've heard of the 'whirlpool' technique but not tried it. I assume that after the wort is cooled it's then given a mighty 'stir' and all the rubbish collects around the outside of the internal circumference and settles there out the way - am I right, or how does it work? Do you use a special paddle...
by Paddington
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: KEG KINGDOM
Replies: 17
Views: 2001

Re: KEG KINGDOM

Just had a look at them, they look very good.
by Paddington
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: KEG KINGDOM
Replies: 17
Views: 2001

Re: KEG KINGDOM

Only heard about this place today and was thinking of buying some stuff, I don’t think I’ll bother now. Not much use if he only answers on Facebook as I’m not on it.
by Paddington
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewtech Conical Fermenter
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: Brewtech Conical Fermenter

Thanks guys. I'm now torn between carrying on for now with buckets, getting a fermentosaurus because MM has a good deal on them or going for broke and getting a SS conical.
by Paddington
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: brewdog recipies
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: brewdog recipies

I did a fair bit of research on New England IPAs and 1318 is the generally agreed yeast of choice in the US.
by Paddington
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: brewdog recipies
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: brewdog recipies

I don't think they result in clones; the commercial "5AM Saint" seemed to have a "lavender" note to the hops, whereas my own followed more "tropical" flavour of lychees and (occasionally) grapefruit. My notes says the commercial stuff (side-by-side comparison) was "brighter" and more acidic in flav...
by Paddington
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewtech Conical Fermenter
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: Brewtech Conical Fermenter

I'm tempted by the fermentosaurus after reading these comments plus a bit more research.
by Paddington
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewtech Conical Fermenter
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: Brewtech Conical Fermenter

Hi, Kev - I control temperature in the usual fridge style contraption, so it would need to fit in that. I do collect yeast and I'm not sure why the conical is better for that? Is it just because it's easier to drain or does it help separate the trub from the yeast? I like the idea of being able to u...
by Paddington
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewtech Conical Fermenter
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Brewtech Conical Fermenter

I'm thinking of investing in one of these or similar, but it will be a big outlay for me. Can I ask people's opinion of these, specifically why I should buy one! I'd also be interested if there's a cheaper, just as good alternative (Klarstein at £80 looks OK but is not conical). I'm looking at a 25 ...
by Paddington
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Adding Water After Fermentation!
Replies: 22
Views: 1397

Re: Adding Water After Fermentation!

Rob - are you saying heat to 80 pre ferment or just post? I only add water pre ferment.
by Paddington
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Adding Water After Fermentation!
Replies: 22
Views: 1397

Re: Adding Water After Fermentation!

Eric - that's helpful. Can I ask two questions: 1. is it ok to use water from the tap (I have been advised this is OK if the tap is sanitised and then run for a minute) 2. should the tap water be treated to address the PH issue.
by Paddington
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Adding Water After Fermentation!
Replies: 22
Views: 1397

Re: Adding Water After Fermentation!

There is a good calculator on Brewers Friend for dilution. I believe 'liquoring back' is an accepted technique (obviously with the right sanitation) and I've done it when I have lost too much to evaporation.
by Paddington
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stockpots as fermenters?
Replies: 40
Views: 2539

Re: Stockpots as fermenters?

These are now available at a further 10% off (and have been since Black Friday). I'm very tempted but can't see how that tap can be cleaned properly.