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by dave_h
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crisp Crystal malts
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Crisp Crystal malts

Thanks for all the replies. I think I need to look into IOB a little, I have not heard of that. In future I will have to go by the EBC/L values stated. Luckily I had some of Crisps light crystal on hand too. Crisp is the only crystal I can easily get hold of (live in sweden and buy from Humle.se) so...
by dave_h
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crisp Crystal malts
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Crisp Crystal malts

I wanted some medium crystal malt so ordered some of Crisps Crystal malt, ( called crystal 240). When I put it into Beersmith it told me this was an extra dark crystal! Looking at Crisps data sheet it says their medium crystal is 250-290 EBC 95-110 °L. Looking at other maltsters their medium crystal...
by dave_h
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine vs Valterra RP800 Chrome Rocket Hand Pump
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Beer engine vs Valterra RP800 Chrome Rocket Hand Pump

Could someone give me a comparison between a beer engine and a valterra RP 800 pump As far as I can see they should work the same. Obviously a beer engine looks nicer but I can get a new valterra pump compared to an older second hand beer engine. The valterra pump I assume also has a smaller pump ca...
by dave_h
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Purchasing a suitable biab bag
Replies: 51
Views: 10537

Re: Purchasing a suitable biab bag

Update from the above comment. Used IKEA's Teresia curtain in a cooler and it worked great, first runnings were crystal clear.
by dave_h
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Special bitter with whirlpool hops
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Special bitter with whirlpool hops

I would put that down to the yeast to be honest, I find s-04 quite sharp fruity and pear droppy and lacks the nice bready vanilla flavours you get in the bitters round here. If you're after a proper regional bitter then yeast is king. No need for sugar or carafa 3 imo, try caramel 20, Munich or car...
by dave_h
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Improving English Ales
Replies: 29
Views: 2123

Re: Improving English Ales

Thanks for the tips TheSumOfAllBeer Get the beer bright. Nucleation points are not helpful, beers that I have actually lagered and fined came very close to the cask effect when conditioned right. Focus on condition and serving temp. A poly pin gets you a lot of the way there I have not normally been...
by dave_h
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Improving English Ales
Replies: 29
Views: 2123

Re: Improving English Ales

I have come up with a cunning plan (need to say it in your head like Boldrick) regarding my hopping rates. Im thinking of making a larger 30L batch then splitting it. 10L Boil and chill as per receipe 10L Boil and chill and keg hop The above two can share a fermenter 10L Boil, chill and whirlpool ho...
by dave_h
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Improving English Ales
Replies: 29
Views: 2123

Re: Improving English Ales

For bitters you’ll want your sulphates higher than chlorides if you want that typical bite. A 1:1.5 ratio is the lower end and 1:2.5 the upper end, imo. Yes you are right, had the terminology the wrong way around. Good that you noticed as I need to change what I had in my recipe, it was totally mes...
by dave_h
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Improving English Ales
Replies: 29
Views: 2123

Re: Improving English Ales

WARNING! Don't connect these LPG regulators directly to a CO2 cylinder. They are only rated for 10BAR max (not the about 60BAR found in a CO2 cylinder). They are fitted as "secondary" regulators down stream of the bottle or cylinder regulator you might already have (the "primary" regulator). I was ...
by dave_h
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Improving English Ales
Replies: 29
Views: 2123

Re: Improving English Ales

Thanks for all the input Personally I tend to add Carapils rather than wheat, I have tried both and prefer it. Also, I find 2.5% certainly is enough for improved head retention. Ive got quite a bit of torrified wheat but not much carapils, so will save that for other things. But will reduce my wheat...
by dave_h
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Improving English Ales
Replies: 29
Views: 2123

Re: Improving English Ales

If you're brewing English then yeast is king. No dry yeast on the UK market will net you anything more than a reasonable result if you're going with the pale/crystal/UK hops combo, you need one of the awesome regional wet yeasts to make something with true character imo. Probably 3 of the best roun...
by dave_h
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Improving English Ales
Replies: 29
Views: 2123

Re: Improving English Ales

Thank you both PeeBee and gobuchul. PeeBee "What style? Cask or keg?" Ideally Im chasing Cask but understand that wont be fully possible using a keg and not having a beer engine. I fully agree that Ive gone off at tangent, drawing what has worked for me with the more American styles, hence my post. ...
by dave_h
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Improving English Ales
Replies: 29
Views: 2123

Improving English Ales

Some of the ales I love are, Doombar, Scrum down (heard mixed reviews but what I had was great), old Ruddles, old Tetley, old Green king etc. When I say old I mean the late 90s. I cant however quite get the taste right in my beers, admittedly I have not brewed too many of them as I used to no chill ...
by dave_h
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: An Introduction to 3V Brewing: From a layman's perspective.
Replies: 3
Views: 2291

Re: An Introduction to 3V Brewing: From a layman's perspective.

Looks like a great system!

Im not an electrician but my understanding is that the stc 1000 is 10amp, and on a 240v circuit the max is 2.4kW and you are running very close to that for a long time. Nothing is getting hot? It might be worth looking into?
by dave_h
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping and cold crashing
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Dry hopping and cold crashing

100g is a good amount of hops, I would throw them in a couple of points before FG so hopefully the yeast can eat any oxygen that gets put in. Then cold crash after 4 days (it will also give the yeast to clean up a little). If you cold crash then hop it will take a lot longer for the hop flavor to co...