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by Cobnut
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Calling beer engine experts
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Calling beer engine experts

Heron1952 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:45 am
Party? for a small group of six of course.
Actually, it’s a wedding. So 30 guests permitted..
by Cobnut
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Calling beer engine experts
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Calling beer engine experts

I bought a used beer engine from someone on here for a very keen price (I find resisting a bargain rather hard :lol: ) and have finally got round to trying it out prior to using it to serve a beer at a party next weekend. It works fine, but there is small leak from the shaft (only pumping water to t...
by Cobnut
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 32
Views: 918

Re: Pure O2

Jocky wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:00 am
Here's my full build of an O2 rig, updated to all the equipment I have now:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=76794
Perfect!

Trouble is I now have another project and more expense...Ah! The joys of homebrewing!
by Cobnut
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 32
Views: 918

Re: Pure O2

(Thought I'd better change the title, as the topic has moved from its' starting point...) So for those who use pure O2, where do you get your cylinders from? What other equipment is needed? I'm guessing a suitable regulator? Airstone (oxygen stone)? Suitable tubing? And what costs are we looking at?...
by Cobnut
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 32
Views: 918

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

orlando wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:08 pm
...always aerate....
with pure O2? Maybe I need to invest... :D
by Cobnut
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Homebrew Distillers licence-Has anyone successfully applied?
Replies: 26
Views: 30720

Re: Homebrew Distillers licence-Has anyone successfully applied?

A member of my local HB club has a Grainfather alembic still and has been in contact with HMRC regarding home distillation. He gleefully told us that he'd had a letter from them essentially telling him that they are not interested in his tiny level of spirit production. He has laminated the letter a...
by Cobnut
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Lager and pressure fermentation questions/experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Lager and pressure fermentation questions/experiment

you should have an email from me.
by Cobnut
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Lager and pressure fermentation questions/experiment
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Lager and pressure fermentation questions/experiment

I've brewed a few lagers under pressure.

I have a powerpoint or pdf pack I shared with my Homebrew Club, but JBK Forum won't allow me to post it.

I'll try to send it via PM.
by Cobnut
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Alkalinity and Salifert kit
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Alkalinity and Salifert kit

Boiling will reduce alkalinity, but (and others here know more than I!!) I believe it will also precipitate out Calcium which we want. Some people in hardwater areas use bottled water (Tesco Ashbeck is a good option, I believe). There are many ways to skin your cat! I think HCO3 is what is known as ...
by Cobnut
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Alkalinity and Salifert kit
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Alkalinity and Salifert kit

Water here in Suffolk is also super hard. For my latest batch I tested using the Salifert kit and it needed more than 1ml of the test reagent to change colour giving me a reading of >300ppm. I used approx. 60ml AMS/CRS for a 30L batch. This is a bit more than the more normal c. 50ml I use (hardness ...
by Cobnut
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Webinar tonight (20th August ‘20): Simpsons Malt: An Introduction To UK Barley Varieties And How They Are Grown
Replies: 1
Views: 252

Re: Webinar tonight (20th August ‘20): Simpsons Malt: An Introduction To UK Barley Varieties And How They Are Grown

:boff: There has also been a series of webinars from Crisps Malt which have all been put on youtube. Some of them have been very interesting (in a beer nerd kind of fashion, but that is what we're all here for :boff:
by Cobnut
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Articles Wanted
Topic: Wanted Cornie Kegs
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Wanted Cornie Kegs

Just seen a set of 3 for sale on FB "Buying & Selling Brewing Items" Group. £90 for 3, but it does say they are missing seals.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1509617019124373
by Cobnut
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Chandlers Best
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Chandlers Best

I like the lower line on your glass 😂
by Cobnut
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Unsure about CRS amounts
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: Unsure about CRS amounts

My water is at a alkalinity level that I use 1.22ml CRS per litre of liquor to get the alkalinity down low enough for pale beers. I have also won medals at National competitions with my beers - and have made decent Helles with this water (CRS/AMS treated and without treatment, but using acidulated m...
by Cobnut
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 16
Views: 1668

Re: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)

I made a sort of clone of Brakspears Bitter recently that I was pretty pleased with. Based on the recipe in the CAMRA Wheeler and Protz British Beers book, but with a few changes to suit what I had in stock at the time. It's a Southern Bitter, so may not be up your street, but was pretty straightfor...