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by Cobnut
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Storing empty bottles
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Storing empty bottles

I too have noticed the “film” on the sides of the bottles, albeit not all bottles. Maybe there’s some which have a surface which is more susceptible to yeast adhering to the inside? And then there are the bottles returned by friends which not only have they not rinsed -despite being asked to! - but ...
by Cobnut
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: How much yeast for 5L batch
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: How much yeast for 5L batch

There are numerous yeast calculators out there on the web. One common thing you will find is that they recommend much larger yeast pitches than the dried yeast manufacturers say their products are suitable for (e.g. where the packet may say "up to 25L", the "calculator may suggest 2 or more packets ...
by Cobnut
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Sparge Boilers Grainfather versus Bulldog
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Sparge Boilers Grainfather versus Bulldog

Or buy something like this https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DChcSEwjCxt2ExIDvAhXE6-0KHerUCvkYABAGGgJkZw&sig=AOD64_3xMczkDDKHbo7oUXL_RfVpEBvO4w&ctype=5&q=&ved=2ahUKEwjw6tSExIDvAhWOSsAKHZrTDQAQ9aACegQIAxBT&adurl= and one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deluxe-Pyrex-Stain-Resistant-Measuring/dp/B...
by Cobnut
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Sparge Boilers Grainfather versus Bulldog
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Sparge Boilers Grainfather versus Bulldog

What are the relative costs? Before I went GF, I did a number of BIAB brews in a £65 tea urn off flea-bay upgraded with a bazooka filter and an improved tap, both from MM. This has been subsequently re-purposed as a sparge water heater. OK, no in-built thermometer, but certainly does the job! It did...
by Cobnut
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: FUBAR bitter brew day
Replies: 30
Views: 758

Re: FUBAR bitter brew day

For the 5L minikegs, I'd advise no more than 11g sugar for priming, less if you only want a light/low level of carbonation.
by Cobnut
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Recreating Boddingtons
Replies: 155
Views: 30831

Re: Recreating Boddingtons

That's interesting. I recall visiting Manchester during my A Level years (checking out UMIST's potential as a place to study) and enjoying the Boddingtons (this would've been about 1982). I've had it in recent years and can't say I like it. I also find that several pints has a similar effect to drin...
by Cobnut
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Brewing lager from Wheeler/Protz European Beers at Home...
Replies: 19
Views: 540

Re: Brewing lager from Wheeler/Protz European Beers at Home...

At present, you could probably lager in the corner of your garage. Or even outside!
by Cobnut
Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Nottingham Yeast query
Replies: 29
Views: 770

Re: Nottingham Yeast query

Also, no good if you are planning to bottle condition.

Usual advice is to check gravity 3 days in a row. If you get the same reading each time, you're good to bottle.

If you're using a pressure barrel or a keg, it's less of a concern as you can release excess pressure from those.
by Cobnut
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Erm hello I'm Jim
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Erm hello I'm Jim

drjim wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:33 pm
This brewing is very tiring though.
The point is to then relax with a beer, but not too many which I'm sure as a Dr you know all too well :wink:
by Cobnut
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Our first Extract Brew
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Our first Extract Brew

Good luck. Hope it works out well. \:D/
by Cobnut
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Historic Porter's, Stouts and Milds - Brewing Methods
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Historic Porter's, Stouts and Milds - Brewing Methods

Oh and it was messy. I bottled from the cask, but I was impatient: I pierced the shive, but didn't wait long enough before I tapped it and the result was a shower of beer and yeast out of the shive all over the ceiling, floor, surroundings and me! porter shower.jpg It took me a while to clear up!
by Cobnut
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Historic Porter's, Stouts and Milds - Brewing Methods
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Historic Porter's, Stouts and Milds - Brewing Methods

I tasted my 1850 porter again at the weekend. It is about 4 months since I casked/bottled it and it certainly has a lusciousness that I attribute to Chevallier, but also a reasonable level of alcohol (5.8% ABV or so), but it also has significant roast malt derived bitterness (almost certainly from t...
by Cobnut
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Historic Porter's, Stouts and Milds - Brewing Methods
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Historic Porter's, Stouts and Milds - Brewing Methods

PeeBee wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:41 pm
Cobnut wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:25 pm
If you have any of your 1850 Porter left, I'd be very interested to try it. …
PM sent!
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by Cobnut
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Historic Porter's, Stouts and Milds - Brewing Methods
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Historic Porter's, Stouts and Milds - Brewing Methods

If you have any of your 1850 Porter left, I'd be very interested to try it. Mine was made in Sept/Oct last year (most was put into a "pin" with the remainder bottled - all on October 10th) and I am about to bottle the "pin" as I doubt I can get through 36 pints before it turns nasty. I'd be very hap...
by Cobnut
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mashing non-diastatic malt
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Mashing non-diastatic malt

PeeBee wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:01 pm
I want to kick this subject off again! I'll go collect the material (probably to start a new topic rather than hi-jack this one).
That should be fun! :D