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by Robwalkeragain
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: First Time Winemaker - Oak Timings
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: First Time Winemaker - Oak Timings

So you're after more oakiness? Extended contact time with the powder is the way to go, so pop it in when bulk ageing. Tannins in the wood are better left out of the initial ferment. Either way, no real wrong answer so don't sweat it.
by Robwalkeragain
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wilco's Mexican Lager kit
Replies: 10
Views: 1196

Re: Wilco's Mexican Lager kit

No point in secondary unless you want more oxidation problems. The bulldog kit would likely fix the issue yeah. For the white labs go for a warm (15c) pitch with 15m cells per ml then cool it down for fermentation. Hi Jocky It's at serving when i noticed this, once it has been under CO2 in the corny...
by Robwalkeragain
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wilco's Mexican Lager kit
Replies: 10
Views: 1196

Re: Wilco's Mexican Lager kit

You're adding more malt than intended - so more colour These kits are designed to be brewed to their spec and sugar keeps the colour light. You would either need to use sugar, extra light LME, or buy a different kit which is made from extra light LME Other culprit would probably be oxidation, but I'...
by Robwalkeragain
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: New year new brew ????
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: New year new brew ????

Maybe Nelson's revenge?
by Robwalkeragain
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation Translation
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Fermentation Translation

That looks over complicated for standard ale tbh. Collect a few degrees below target - free rise to fermentation temp and hold it there - diacetyl rest varies by yeast but it’s usually around 15c? - gradually cool once free from diacetyl and sulfur to as close to freezing as possible. Dry hop varies...
by Robwalkeragain
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Any idea why my cider a diesel taste?
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Any idea why my cider a diesel taste?

Mmm, not a common off flavour. If it’s literally one demi john and everything else is fine though it’s probably an infection through poor cleanliness, or advanced oxidizing as it’s been stored for so long, or if the yeast are smothered by sediment they can autolyse and produce a burning rubber flavo...
by Robwalkeragain
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stout Trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 1703

Re: Stout Trouble

Oh. Right you are, extraction issues then probably. Sometimes it can be as simple as thoroughly mixing the grist before adding - a bag chunk of flaked barley will probably just form a gloopy ball and grain needs to be in contact with wort and therefore conversion enzymes to do anything...just a gues...
by Robwalkeragain
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Graham's water treatment calculator
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: Graham's water treatment calculator

Brewing Elements Water has it around there too at 600ppm. Pretty heavy however so unless you’re brewing historic beers my taste is personally at at least half that. At work for the basic pale I’m at a much more sensible 3:1 with 150/60ppm and it’s much nicer.
by Robwalkeragain
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stout Trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 1703

Re: Stout Trouble

Yeast nackered maybe? Try a repitch
by Robwalkeragain
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 6169

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

Cask breathers won’t preserve the beer as well as you probably want, unless you’re a big drinker. I have a pump in my house and it’s quite difficult to get a proper level of carbonation in polypins, the simple fact is real ale is designed to be turned over quickly so it may be tough to keep the beer...
by Robwalkeragain
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Anybody got a recipe for Manx Pale Ale?
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: Anybody got a recipe for Manx Pale Ale?

Greene King and Guinness have most of it apparently. Someone in the know tells me what’s available to micro and home brewers is around 3% of the crop.
Hereford Goldings = Goldings btw, we’re not big enough for climate to matter! Haha.
by Robwalkeragain
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jack’s Liberty Bell.
Replies: 11
Views: 1552

Re: Mangrove Jack’s Liberty Bell.

I’d guess the peat smoked malt is contributing a higher than normal level of polyphenols in the beer. These bond with proteins and cause big foamy heads, remain difficult to clear after brewing and taste quite acrid. Basically you’ve got a bunch of trub floating around in your beer. I took the time ...
by Robwalkeragain
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 31
Views: 3447

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

There are better malts to use for lager if you want to no chill. “Extra Pale Malt” by Crisp is somewhere between english and pilsner malts in terms of modification, as is Vienna, and both are much less prone to DMS while retaining light flavour and colour so might be worth a go. You could always bun...
by Robwalkeragain
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 31
Views: 3447

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

Pilsner malt and no chill is a no-go for me. Gonna be full of DMS with the extended heat time...
by Robwalkeragain
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Thai spiced saison
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Thai spiced saison

Had a lemongrass wheat. Otley brewery? Was nice, wouldn’t want a keg of it. Brew a batch and bung a gallon of it on spices.