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by nigelnorris
Wed May 01, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Weighing down a hop bag
Replies: 13
Views: 658

Re: Weighing down a hop bag

Why do they need to weighed down?
by nigelnorris
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help! So much sludge with pellet hops
Replies: 13
Views: 1409

Re: Help! So much sludge with pellet hops

With pellets you either need a filter before the bazooka, so bag them up or use a spider, or you just get rid of the bazooka altogether and dump the lot into your FV. Precious little difference in the end product so no problem with going with whatever feels easiest.
by nigelnorris
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Grapefruit IPA
Replies: 7
Views: 431

Re: Grapefruit IPA

Not peel, just the zest else it gets too bitter. And not just the zest, lob the flesh of the grapefruit in there too. I boil mine for a few minutes then bag it and add directly into the FV, takes less than a week to deplete anything useful and leave you with a bag of bland mush. Never tried adding t...
by nigelnorris
Sat May 05, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: Medieval brewing books?
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Re: Medieval brewing books?

A good place to start looking for something like that is Wikipedia, not the article but the list of references at the foot of the page:
by nigelnorris
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Adding coffee to a porter
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: Adding coffee to a porter

I made a coffee stout a while ago but did it by just pouring freshly made espressos into the FV. What's the advantage of cold steeping?
by nigelnorris
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermenter size
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Fermenter size

I make mainly 15L batches. I start them off in a 30L FV and then transfer them into 15L secondaries when the time comes. 30L gives plenty of headspace, I've never needed a blowoff although it's probably still possible, and 15L gives very ilttle headspace, which I figure reduces the likelihood of con...
by nigelnorris
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: 15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05

The Fermentis "Beer Yeast for Craft Brewing" document list all their yeasts in tables to describe their various properties, and in the alcohol tolerance table US-05 is shown at the top of the table in the same box as T-58 and S-33. Doesn't put any numbers on it though.
by nigelnorris
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Saflager W-34/70
Replies: 7
Views: 1095

Re: Saflager W-34/70

I'm a week away from bottling my first batch made with this, been using s-23 up until now. Looking forward to see the contrast.
by nigelnorris
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fermentation fridge questions
Replies: 6
Views: 914

Re: Fermentation fridge questions

I've never bothered with a fridge heater. I only use the fridge for lager and any warm temp fermenting I do I just leave the bucket on countertop with a belt on it. Means I can do two brews at once without needing a second heater.
by nigelnorris
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing Software Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 3410

Re: Brewing Software Recommendations

I tried Beersmith but found the interface to be a bit daunting. Brewer's Friend is a bit more accessible, and free.