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by Cobnut
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Greg hughs single hop grain bill
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Greg hughs single hop grain bill

Assume this is for 23L at a typical HB efficiency, but can you confirm? OG, brew length, etc. I can then apply my preferred brewing software/calculator. I have some hops I want to use in a single hop ale. Was thinking of a SMASH, but this would also work well. TIA It's for 23litres OG is 1050, expe...
by Cobnut
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: How to dry home grown hops?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: How to dry home grown hops?

Thanks for all the replies. I took delivery of about a kilo of green hops on Wednesday and initially laid them in single layers of hops between sheets of newspaper (which I hadn't read!!), but then decided I should try to dry them quicker. So I fashioned a "basket" which I rigged up with a couple of...
by Cobnut
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?
Replies: 25
Views: 683

Re: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?

Check youtube for how to remove the top valve. Can also buy replacement valves online, but if you're careful, they can be re-used from the commercial mini-kegs. They're a 3-piece design: make sure when you re-assemble, you "click" together the top and bottom red-parts. Otherwise they don't hold pres...
by Cobnut
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?
Replies: 25
Views: 683

Re: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?

+1 for mini-kegs I have been re-using commercial ones for a while now - when I need a larger quantity for special events (e.g. cricket tour). Removing the valve at the top is the hardest part of the operation. Take care not to scratch the metal, or they will start to rust! And don't use as much prim...
by Cobnut
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Greg hughs single hop grain bill
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Greg hughs single hop grain bill

Assume this is for 23L at a typical HB efficiency, but can you confirm? OG, brew length, etc. I can then apply my preferred brewing software/calculator.

I have some hops I want to use in a single hop ale. Was thinking of a SMASH, but this would also work well.

TIA
by Cobnut
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: How to dry home grown hops?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

How to dry home grown hops?

I have been offered a friend's allotment hop crop and I know they ought to be dried (as i'm not planning a green hop beer), but unsure as to how best to go about achieving this.

What can the JBK Hive Mind offer?
by Cobnut
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Wilko Changing Range
Replies: 1
Views: 220

Re: Wilko Changing Range

buy online. Plenty of options: malt miller, brewuk, etc. I tend to buy a bunch of different colours along with a load of other stuff - keeps the postage element to a small %. And with some suppliers, if you spend enough, they post for free :) Although, I have also bought from Wilko when I've run out...
by Cobnut
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Gluten-Free Brewing
Topic: Brewing gluten Free
Replies: 18
Views: 6980

Re: Brewing gluten Free

I have used the “gluten converting” enzyme, but there does seem to be conflicting advice on whether it truly makes beer “gluten free” or simply able to pass the chemical test for gluten. Try reading this, but do report back on whether your coeliac friend suffers any ill effects: https://homebrew.sta...
by Cobnut
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: request for weissbier recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 1279

Re: request for weissbier recipe

Looks lovely.
by Cobnut
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mixed Fermentation
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Mixed Fermentation

Guess I'll buy some WLP300 or else stick with the MJ yeast which has served me fairly well to date.
by Cobnut
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: CFC silicone hose sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: CFC silicone hose sizes

Did you find a suitable source?
by Cobnut
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mixed Fermentation
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Mixed Fermentation

I was trying to propagate some weissbier yeast from the dregs of a couple of bottles of (very nice) Weihenstephaner weissbier and this happened: It wasn't there at 7pm last night, but 12 hours later is surely is. And the smell is very much like a sour beer. So my thinking is I have my house "wild ye...
by Cobnut
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 3117

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

@guypettigrew, I log to Brewfather.com via a TiltPi, so I can see the trend and work out (see) from that when fermentation has finished. I agree that the Tilt doe snot always give the same answer as other means of measuring gravity, but I've so far (c. 8 brews) I've found it is pretty good at tellin...