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by jsebright
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Smallest brew ever
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Smallest brew ever

Never tried it - if it's only a bit murky it goes in the fermenter, really thick dregs get ditched. Are you using leftover random yeast dregs as well? Dry hopping with brewing box sweepings? Bottling with different shape / size bottles and different colour tops I hope. If it's the best beer ever can...
by jsebright
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 3136

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

Thought that was likely to be the case. Thanks. I enjoyed two bottles of PJ last night, but they were both sparkling clear. There was just a slight smear of yeast on one side of the bottom, but they were still nicely carbonated. Shows just how little yeast you need to condition. I've made a small (a...
by jsebright
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 3136

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

Very interesting thread this. I'm about to brew what I hope to be a decent best bitter (yorkshire / TTL style perhaps). I was thinking I might try a different yeast - Nottingham seems to produce good results, but I'm after a bit more character. Rather than going for something like WLP002 or WY1469 (...
by jsebright
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Elvis Juice!
Replies: 56
Views: 6786

Re: Elvis Juice!

I think the salifert test shows at about 170, which if I remember correctly was in line with the water company report. It's fairly stable, and my understanding is that it's good for darker beers, but less so for light ones. Was just wondering how beer with such a distortion of fruit is affected by w...
by jsebright
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?

Already have v2 - I've missed this sale I believe, but I'm sure there'll be another one at xmas / new year. Has anyone who's upgraded found anything new that was really lacking before, or is it just enough minor improvements that taken together make it worthwhile?
by jsebright
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Elvis Juice!
Replies: 56
Views: 6786

Re: Elvis Juice!

I love this beer and would like to have a bash at it.
I'm in an area with very hard water (south of Bristol) - any idea whether this would benefit from water treatment, or is it so distorted by the fruit that it doesn't matter at all!?
by jsebright
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How to fix watered down beer
Replies: 4
Views: 884

Re: How to fix watered down beer

Why not make a strong, bitter version of the beer and blend in a few proportions to make a few different beers of varying strengths and bitterness.

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by jsebright
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stuck mash
Replies: 45
Views: 2611

Re: Stuck mash

I had a similar problem a while ago with a very similar false bottom. A very frustrating brew day which saw me scooping out the mash into a muslin bag and making a temporary straining bucket. Fortunately the resulting brew was very good. I eventually realised the problem was to do with not enough sp...