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by Robwalkeragain
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Nelson Sauvin - Aroma
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Nelson Sauvin - Aroma

NS blends well with a more pungent hop too like Chinook, Green Bullet. There’s Hallertauer Blanc too which shares similar qualities although less refined than NS. A bit like putting ketchup on a fillet steak hahah
by Robwalkeragain
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Nelson Sauvin - Aroma
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Nelson Sauvin - Aroma

With small boil only additions I’m not surprised the aroma isn’t coming through. It’ll sort of add fruity complexity but only a gentle flavour really.
Chuck 100-200g in the dry hop and watch it shine!
by Robwalkeragain
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Nelson Sauvin - Aroma
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Nelson Sauvin - Aroma

How are you using them? I’d dry hop only with NS.
by Robwalkeragain
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: The dream of setting up microbrewery
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: The dream of setting up microbrewery

Pro brewer here. Go get yourself some experience/IBD qualifications and you’ll find an assistant job eventually. Let someone else worry about financial ruin while everybody around you meticulously drives the price of a cask down. Either that or just cuckoo brew, focus on your brand and sales, only a...
by Robwalkeragain
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 24
Views: 555

Re: Brewing alcohol free

john luc wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:23 am
The buzz without the brewers droop \:D/
No such luck, it’s hops that cause that! No getting away! Haha
by Robwalkeragain
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 24
Views: 555

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Some time ago I heard that the big brewerys were involved with research into a new strain of yeast that can ferment a wort but not produce any alcohol. If such a yeast can become viable then the whole new world of beers that taste like beer with no alcohol would truly take hold. However try as I ha...
by Robwalkeragain
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 24
Views: 555

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Yeah. I’ve been off it due to illness for a month and tried most of the alcohol free beers that are reasonably well available - thornbridge, brewdog and infinite are all pretty great and I don’t feel I miss out on anything drinking them.
by Robwalkeragain
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 24
Views: 555

Re: Brewing alcohol free

I guess whether that happens remains to be seen, breweries are investing in expensive alcohol removal systems rather than a simple to use yeast, it’s an emerging market and heineken are investing in it so it’s bound to blow up. By far the best way at the moment is to brew a 0.5% beer with loads of s...
by Robwalkeragain
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Storing fermented beer in plastic containers
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Storing fermented beer in plastic containers

Food grade is usually HDPE so it should be ok but it’s unlikely to be pressure rated so I wouldn’t put much gas on it or risk a beer shower. The beer will likely chug along slowly after you have put it in the vessel so it’s tough to say - it’s why pressure ratings exist.
by Robwalkeragain
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: EBC Calculator
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: EBC Calculator

Malts can vary fairly wildly. I’ve had Vienna that turned out practically brown (weyermann blamed my mash tun, pfft). With bulk malt we get a spec sheet for each batch and adjust recipes if needed, so if you’re brewing high colour beer or are particular about the colour of the end product, I’d highl...
by Robwalkeragain
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: CRISP CLEAR CHOICE ALE MALT
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: CRISP CLEAR CHOICE ALE MALT

Yeah, good malt for chill haze. Does what it says so it’s great for cold pale beer. Got a nice honeyish taste too! I know a few fairly large breweries round here who use it en masse...
by Robwalkeragain
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Water giving unpleasant earthy taste?
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Water giving unpleasant earthy taste?

Earthy is usually autolysis but if you’ve changed yeast thats probably unlikely unless you’re fermenting somewhere warm? Are your elements crudded up? Water from a mains source or a well etc - could be sediment in water? Grain well stored and free from pests/mould? Water filter might be an easy fix ...
by Robwalkeragain
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Increasing the ABV post ferment
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Increasing the ABV post ferment

Is it packaged? It’s not unreasonable to add DME and get it to a more respectable 3.5% or so. I wouldn’t add vodka in a weak beer, the profile is probably too delicate plus its expensive. Tbh a 2.6% elvis juice sounds like a great patio beer to me. You could also brew a 6%ish beer and blend them in ...
by Robwalkeragain
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Colour of boiled hops
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Colour of boiled hops

I did hop infused vodka once and that was yellow. I guess lupulin has a lot of colour
by Robwalkeragain
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: What's in Your Packet of Hops?
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: What's in Your Packet of Hops?

It’s usual, they are mass processed. A brewery i know found a dead bird in a pack once.
If you want clean hops buy pellet or cryo!