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by Lanky94
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Milk chocolate orange stout
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Milk chocolate orange stout

I would imagine that some Mandarina Bavaria would have gone great in that?
by Lanky94
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Double pitch - 2 strains!
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Double pitch - 2 strains!

Quick update - it went of like a rocket. Lots of Krausen, but not out of the airlock. From experience with both yeasts, the Krausen looks more like that of the 1469. Its traditionally a bit quicker to start compared to Ringwood , so it may be dominant. The other 5 gallons got the usual 45 seconds of...
by Lanky94
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Double pitch - 2 strains!
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Double pitch - 2 strains!

Just brewed 10 gallons of ESB.

5 gallons destined for ringwood, the other 1469 Yorkshire.

Not paying attention and 1 fermenter got double yeast and double oxygen!

Should be interesting :oops:

Any one else done this, or mixed strains?
by Lanky94
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New Shed Build
Replies: 18
Views: 1686

Re: New Shed Build

I always worry about theft from sheds. Folk will steal anything nowadays.
by Lanky94
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Worthington White Shield...
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Re: Worthington White Shield...

HI. Any chance you could post the recipe please?
by Lanky94
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine + polypins
Replies: 33
Views: 2880

Re: Beer engine + polypins

I have successfully used a beer engine with polypins for years, there are different types of bags and with the right ones beer will last for month's. The ones I get are from 'Jigsaw baginbox' they are double skinned and for once only use, I keep them in a cool box so don't need to buy the cardboard...
by Lanky94
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Mineral additions to sparge water?
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Mineral additions to sparge water?

Sure. First thing you do is become a member of Norwich Brewing Club . Then get yourself a water report from wallybrew on here. The main problem with our water is the alkalinity levels. Get rid of the appropriate amout of that and it's possible to brew quite a lot of beer styles with the water as is...
by Lanky94
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Mineral additions to sparge water?
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Mineral additions to sparge water?

Ok got it. Thanks Orlando. On a side note, I am moving to Norfolk soon, where I seem to the remember the water is hard and probably quite alkaline. I would imagine its OK for darker beers, but requires treatment for pale ales etc. As you live there, do you have any top tips on water treatment for th...
by Lanky94
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Mineral additions to sparge water?
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Mineral additions to sparge water?

HI Eric.
So provided I have the alkalinity correct during the mash, would I use normal untreated sparge water and then measure the ph of my final running's and go from there?
by Lanky94
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Mineral additions to sparge water?
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Mineral additions to sparge water?

Hello all.

I am about to jump from BIAB to 3 vessel with a plan to fly sparge. I am reasonably content with water treatment, but for those who use a 3 vessel system, do you treat your strike liquor to the desired profile only, or both strike and sparge.?

I look forward to your expertise.
by Lanky94
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What's the best yeast for a malty beer?
Replies: 15
Views: 954

Re: What's the best yeast for a malty beer?

I am no expert, but wouldn't you enhance malty aspects by using chloride in any water treatments? Say by using a sulphate to chloride ration of 2:1?
by Lanky94
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engines; keeping it fresh
Replies: 54
Views: 4723

Re: Beer engines; keeping it fresh

Interesting to read other folk thoughts and ideas on this. When i come to the end of the session. I disconnect at the sankey, keep glass under the swan neck . Place sankey connector in bowl of clean water and pull through for one pump. I have a .5 pint angram so I know i get half a pint of decent no...
by Lanky94
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Old Peculiar - Water profile
Replies: 9
Views: 1264

Re: Old Peculiar - Water profile

Eric.
Many thanks for your time in providing such an interesting read. Your history and knowledge of the geology of the local area is commendable. I will try your suggested profile.
by Lanky94
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Old Peculiar - Water profile
Replies: 9
Views: 1264

Re: Old Peculiar - Water profile

[quote=mabrungard post_id=836885 time=1536755491 user_id=11602] Coal is a strong contributor of sulfate in groundwater and the Yorkshire area is riddled with mines and coal. The admission of high sulfate is accurate. Sulfate doesn't make beer bitter, but it does dry the beer's finish. That would be ...
by Lanky94
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Old Peculiar - Water profile
Replies: 9
Views: 1264

Re: Old Peculiar - Water profile

Thanks gents,

I have made that mistake before and used the water profile from the brewery location......forgetting that they too also probably change the profile. Ill probably stick to my bitter profile (Graham wheelers suits my taste).