Search found 49 matches

by ingo
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 117
Views: 5353

Re: Brewing alcohol free

saccharomycodes lugwigii is every now and then made available to home brewers by Weihenstephan through the German hobby brewing forum. One thing I've been looking for but have not found yet is what is the sugar composition of a cold extracted wort. Malting is not the same as a hot mash? How about sa...
by ingo
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: 'Hot Summer' Porter
Replies: 0
Views: 144

'Hot Summer' Porter

Brewn for autumn in a hot summer week in August, uncontrolled fermentation with Kveik, temperatures during the days where in the thirty+°C range and didn't drop below 25°C at night. Fermentation was done in three days, keged it on day 5. OG 1060 IBU 43 EBC 82 Mash 75 min @67°C 62,5% Pale malt (Holla...
by ingo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Experimenting With Cheap Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Experimenting With Cheap Kits

Are you suggesting that I could get 2kg of liquid malt extract add some hops and choose a yeast and potentially make a nice brew? Yes. It gets as good as the quality of the LME, or DME. Tot create these both, quite a lot of energy is put in the starting wort so the products will get darker than a b...
by ingo
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Experimenting With Cheap Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: Experimenting With Cheap Kits

If you want to double the kit, with the same amount of water I assume, use the double amount of yeast. As you are thinking about LME, why start with a kit and not mix your own with LME? Easy variations are, dry hopping, different yeasts, maybe add a candy syrup instead of plain sugar (turn a pale la...
by ingo
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 54
Views: 3042

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

I use cold water + NaOH, while in use the temperature slowly rises to about 50°C, in about half an hour, due to the pump and the friction in the spray ball. So I give it some rest after two cornies.
by ingo
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Starsan Discontinued ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1507

Re: Starsan Discontinued ?

I know. There's an interesting paper from 2010 that describes the EU guidelines versus reality.

If everything was as bad as 'advertised' there would have been no humanity.
by ingo
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Starsan Discontinued ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1507

Re: Starsan Discontinued ?

"EU law" states is treading on very dangerous ground. Please don't let this derail the thread. No politics from my side. The importer of 5star products is in the EU and has to get his labels, paperwork etc. EU conform. UK law and Dutch law etc. are in this regard derived from EU law. That's the sta...
by ingo
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Starsan Discontinued ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1507

Re: Starsan Discontinued ?

No final rinse. According to EU law, after using a sanitiser a final rinse is always required (for the pros).

Regarding yeasts, yes, StarSan works well for yeast washing.
by ingo
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Smoked Malt in a Porter
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Smoked Malt in a Porter

The Weyermann is rather lightly smoked, but for a first indeed the 10-15%. Their oak smoked wheat is very nice, also lightly smoked.

Ingo
by ingo
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Starsan Discontinued ?
Replies: 32
Views: 1507

Re: Starsan Discontinued ?

Can you get peraceticacid in the UK?
by ingo
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 54
Views: 3042

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

The blue one (80 pounds) seems a centrifugal one to me, the outlet is axial.

For cipping kegs I use a Einhell GC-DW 900 N inside a 50l keg. A stainless one Einhell GC-DP 1020 N.

Image

Ingo
by ingo
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 54
Views: 3042

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

As you need flow and pressure, look for flexible impeller pumps. I doubt they come cheap and small. Your hoses and fittings have to up to the job, they keep building pressure. On mine, a mid size Liverani, I've mounted a over pressure valve that opens the bypass/shunt. Edit: Marco UP series pumps lo...
by ingo
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: When to add chemicals
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: When to add chemicals

Several reasons. Water isn't a constant, there are two constantly changing supply sources here. Some of the malts I use are sour, really sour and not constant (not the German sour malts (with lactic acid)) These are partly fermented with lacobacillus, think sour melanoidin/aromatic malts. First thin...
by ingo
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: When to add chemicals
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: When to add chemicals

Liquids in the liquor, salts in the grain. One generally waits 10 minutes before taking pH measurements of the mash and then corrects it (with lactic acid, that is liquid). If you want to include the effects of salts you have to add them before that. So salts at mashing in, lactic a bit later and m...