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by Cobnut
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: WHC Ubbe (Kveik)

I have had my first go at drying out (Voss) Kveik yeast slurry. This was from a beer brewed from the slurry of a previous brew (July last year). I've brewed a few beers from the jar of slurry - and shared some with members of my local HBC - but decided that at almost a year from collection, it was t...
by Cobnut
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Bottle Conditioning
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Bottle Conditioning

When bottling, I usually use at least one PET (plastic) bottle. This allows me to judge by "feel" when the beer has reached a reasonable level of carbonation. I find this takes anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, but usually there's enough "pressure" in the bottle within a week at room te...
by Cobnut
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: WLP002 starter

I spy an Adnams glass. :wink: Indeed :D I used to love the bitterness you used to get in a Brakspears Special Bitter. What recipe did you use? I used the Wheeler recipe with a few judicious adjustments to a) suit what I'd got in stock (e.g. Styrian GOldings in place of Fuggles) & b) to use "invert ...
by Cobnut
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: WLP002 starter

WA, since you asked so nicely. Here’s a pic of my recent Brakspears Bitter (ish) clone as drunk from keg (but too cold as I have yet to sort the temperature control on the keg fridge. Sitting around 5-6C). Disappeared all too quickly :-( The other pic was before I adjusted the colour of the pic. Ple...
by Cobnut
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: WLP002 starter

Thanks chaps. I’ll put it in the fridge.
by Cobnut
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: WLP002 starter

Thanks, Dennis. Yeast has a use by date of Sept 2020. I'm brewing tomorrow, so plan to remove from stir plate Saturday morning, but welcome guidance from your experience with this yeast. There certainly looks to be lots of yeast grown. Pic attached is a screen shot from a short video I took - which ...
by Cobnut
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: WLP002 starter

Thanks, Guy.

Could definitely do with getting this beer brewed quick!
by Cobnut
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 333

WLP002 starter

I've never used WLP002 (White Labs English Ale yeast) before, but my recipe suggested a starter, so a starter I am making. After about 27 hours on stir plate (1 pack in approx 1L @1036), I saw no frothy head I'm familiar with from other yeast starters and the body of the liquid was full of "lumps" o...
by Cobnut
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Starting to get addictive?
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: Starting to get addictive?

I'm sure you mean the brewing and not the drinking ;-)
by Cobnut
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Heaters for sheds
Replies: 15
Views: 326

Re: Heaters for sheds

vacant wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:12 am
No thermostatic adjustment externally on mine. There may be a thermal cut out internally for if you did something dumb like bind it in insulation. STC-1000 controls my fridge and the tube heater on the few occasions it has been needed.
Ditto.
by Cobnut
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Floating dip tube for corny
Replies: 35
Views: 3652

Re: Floating dip tube for corny

Thanks F00b4r Where did you get those from? Any dimensions i need to order? I've slightly altered the connection to the floating valve and gone for a 6.7mm ID tubing. All cleaned and santised, will look to add it to the corny this evening and see if i have any success. Otherwise, looks like it coul...
by Cobnut
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Floating dip tube for corny
Replies: 35
Views: 3652

Re: Floating dip tube for corny

I have 3 different floating pickups: 1) Fermentasaurus - which is only used in my fermentasaurus for pressurised transfers. It does sometime "stick" and draw only foam, but a quick agitation of the fermentasaurus fixes it. I can see how the extra weight of the solution used by @foob4r helps. I'm sur...
by Cobnut
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Heaters for sheds
Replies: 15
Views: 326

Re: Heaters for sheds

I use a tubular heater, 60W I think, in my brew fridge.

I also have an oil-filled electric radiator for heating my brew shed to comfortable warmth, but it is usually switched off when I leave the shed. So not used for long term heating, just to make it "habitable" for "sessions".
by Cobnut
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What fridges are we using?
Replies: 30
Views: 3102

Re: What fridges are we using?

Maybe I'm being over-indulgent, but I have 3 fridges in my brew/beer shed: 2 larder fridges, one configured as a fermentation chamber for my fermentasaurus (great fit) and one as a beer fridge/hop store 1 under-counter fridge which house 2 x 19L cornies and 1 x 10.5L corny (gas bottle is outside the...
by Cobnut
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Wivenhoe, Essex
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Hello from Wivenhoe, Essex

orlando wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:13 pm
How's the Sussex 1?
In the queue behind a few other beers, I'm afraid.

I may take your suggestion of trying to "replicate" the slope into some of my blank slopes, but probably when it's time to grow the starter.