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by Cobnut
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mixed Fermentation
Replies: 0
Views: 117

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: 64
Views: 2538

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...
by Cobnut
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 64
Views: 2538

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

I'm confused as to why you are seeing this again unless you have been really unlucky and for a second lemon. Do you have cooling cools in the fv or similar? Yes. Pumped from a bucket of cold water to start, then fed from a shelf cooler's python lines when Summer decided to hot up. I'm wondering if ...
by Cobnut
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Flat Coopers Irish Stout
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Flat Coopers Irish Stout

Turn the gas up 2-3 psi and wait a few days.
by Cobnut
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 64
Views: 2538

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Another change I've made this time is clicked the "UPDATE APP (FLOW)" button in the "System" section of the TiltPi app. This was recommended by the Baron Brew guys. It's not a very friendly button because it doesn't tell you if it has done anything (so you press it more than once!) but apparently t...
by Cobnut
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 1.002 FG reading on IPA
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: 1.002 FG reading on IPA

One of the first articles google found for me:

http://beersmith.com/blog/2019/03/31/dr ... l-in-beer/

Talks more about effect on kegged and bottled beers, but I guess if you left the beer a couple of weeks after dry hopping, the effect would be similar.
by Cobnut
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 1.002 FG reading on IPA
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: 1.002 FG reading on IPA

Did you dry hop? It can result in further fermentation ("hop creep", I think it's known as).
by Cobnut
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Brut ipa
Replies: 15
Views: 555

Re: Brut ipa

From what I've read, these guys were one of the first to brew Brut IPAs and they recommend using it in the mash tun.

https://beerandbrewing.com/social-kitch ... pa-recipe/

Not having brewed a Brut IPA as yet, I'm not in a position to give you the benefit of my experience ;)
by Cobnut
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.

How often do you clean your pipes/taps? Maybe infection working its' way into the kegs via contaminated pipework or tap?
by Cobnut
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 64
Views: 2538

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

No you don't! You wait for me to iron out all the "bumps" and avoid the trouble yourself. Or that's what I hope to keep me motivated to write up all this drivel. However, that way you rely on me which means you don't suspect I'm writing nonsense. I know some people will avoid putting their faith in...
by Cobnut
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 64
Views: 2538

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

I'm assuming (perhaps dangerously) that you've seen this: https://tilthydrometer.com/blogs/news/multi-point-calibration-with-the-tilt-2-app Whilst it references use of the Tilt app, I suspect that you're right to use a comma delimited list in the Tilt Pi app. Any doubts, you can always ask the guys ...
by Cobnut
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Hothead yeast
Replies: 20
Views: 2060

Re: Hothead yeast

I have an ale in the fermenter with Voss Kveik yeast at 32/33C. I grew a small starter from some very hop laden slurry that a local fellow HB'er donated. Pitched around 9pm last night. Going like a train this morning. If the orangey notes I smelt in the starter are anything to go by, it'll have a ve...
by Cobnut
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Brut ipa
Replies: 15
Views: 555

Re: Brut ipa

On my list to brew. Bought the enzyme, just not had the chance to use it as yet.
by Cobnut
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: Plastic casks
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Plastic casks

Are these still available?