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by steviebobs83
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#37 - Special 70
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: AG#37 - Special 70

I did exactly the same thing with my malt pipe & it's never been quite the same since. The top seal is so tight, even the miniscule amount off circular causes havoc. I'm planning to brew tomorrow, so will find out how awkward I've made things for myself #-o Cheers MB Depending on what I'm making (a...
by steviebobs83
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: biab
Replies: 15
Views: 560

Re: biab

sam51 wrote:i am pretty sure the mash temp was 72 to 74c , ill et you know what it taste like.
many thanks.
Yeah that's rather high. Somewhere in the mid 60's will make a more fermentable wort.
by steviebobs83
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: biab
Replies: 15
Views: 560

Re: biab

I've never used Nottingham myself but 22-24°c sounds a touch on the high side for a good ferment. That may have contributed to the under-attenuation.
by steviebobs83
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: biab
Replies: 15
Views: 560

Re: biab

What are you using to take gravity readings? If it's a refractometer, you'll need to correct for alcohol present.

Have you tasted a sample?
by steviebobs83
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Increasing the ABV post ferment
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Increasing the ABV post ferment

What does it taste like and what's the SG reading now?
by steviebobs83
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#37 - Special 70
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: AG#37 - Special 70

I did exactly the same thing with my malt pipe & it's never been quite the same since. The top seal is so tight, even the miniscule amount off circular causes havoc.
by steviebobs83
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 553
Views: 45223

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

It ended up not being too bad a night. Got chatting to the owner, who's a nice bloke and they got presented with an award from CAMRA whilst I was there.
by steviebobs83
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 553
Views: 45223

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

Scratch that, it was yesterday

I'm sat here on my tod like a tool
by steviebobs83
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 553
Views: 45223

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

There's a north east homebrew club meet up at the Town Mouse in Newcastle tonight at 7pm.

It's a Facebook group (I'm not on Facebook myself) but I intend on gatecrashing if anyone else is interested?
by steviebobs83
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Guinness clone. ?
Replies: 22
Views: 892

Re: Guinness clone. ?

Cobnut wrote:I know it's not what we're talking about, but to give Guinness a bit of a positive stroke, I do like their West Indies Porter in bottles.

Cheers!
Foreign export is also very good
by steviebobs83
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Returnee: Lagering in bottles
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Returnee: Lagering in bottles

One other thing to consider is priming temperature. If you're bottling straight from the fridge, you'll need less priming sugar than room temp ale as more co2 will be held in the liquid.
by steviebobs83
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Returnee: Lagering in bottles
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Returnee: Lagering in bottles

Thanks steviebobs, when you do your lagering in primary, do you bottle when fermentation has finished, or do you do your cool fermantation (at 12 degrees or so), then have an additional stage where you reduce the temperature further for a few weeks before bottling ? I'll do the cool ferment, then r...
by steviebobs83
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How big an immersion coil?
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: How big an immersion coil?

Where are you based? I have a copper double coiled immersion chiller sitting doing nothing since I got a grainfather. It'll be a pig to post but if you're local (north east uk) we could arrange something.
by steviebobs83
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Returnee: Lagering in bottles
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Returnee: Lagering in bottles

I bottle exclusively and tend to find that lagering in primary then bottling works fine. There's plenty yeast left in suspension (even if it's crystal clear) to carbonate in the bottle. As long as you raise the temp back up for a week or two whilst in the bottles, you'll be fine.
by steviebobs83
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner
Replies: 44
Views: 1605

Re: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner

Assuming you're aiming for 5%ABV, I make that roughly 3% of the grain bill. I reckon that's ample.