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by Bertie Doe
Sun May 26, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Adding sugar post pitching - ABV effect ?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Adding sugar post pitching - ABV effect ?

Guy that's serious capacity at 38 L. The concern with my machine is sparge efficiency. The simple answer is to reduce the mash liquid and increase the sparge liquid on my next brew and report back. This may be some time as I did 2 X 23 L batches. Anyway thanks again Guy and Kev for the heads up on s...
by Bertie Doe
Sun May 26, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Adding sugar post pitching - ABV effect ?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Adding sugar post pitching - ABV effect ?

Thanks Guy for the info, I hadn't realised the importance checking the runnings. My measuring bowl only holds 0.5 kg, so there's plenty of lot additions between paddling. My first brewer was an Electrim. Very simple, exposed element and loadsa fun jugging water onto the grain to sparge. Incidentally...
by Bertie Doe
Sun May 26, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Adding sugar post pitching - ABV effect ?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Adding sugar post pitching - ABV effect ?

Thanks Kevin, that's a handy link - saved to favourites. Guy, the problem may lie with my interpretation of the instructions which came with the brewer. I may have messed up the maths. Instructions say ".... benefits from a wetter than normal mash consistancy. 20 litres per 5 kg" So Graham's London ...
by Bertie Doe
Sun May 26, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Adding sugar post pitching - ABV effect ?
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Adding sugar post pitching - ABV effect ?

A week ago I pitched yeast into 23 litres of wort. Initial gravity was 1037. So I'm 3 clicks short of Graham Wheelers 1040 recipe target for 4% ABV. Activity is now slowing down, so how much white cane sugar to add, to get back on track please? Assume I'm boiling the sugar first in 0.5 litres of wat...
by Bertie Doe
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 3363

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

Thanks Chris, I'll pick up some M36, next time I'm in town. I'm about 30 minutes drive east of St. Austel and I'd like to do the tour of the brewery in the New Year. I will try and grab some of their fresh yeast and also try the keg version of Proper Job at 4.5%. As I mentioned earlier, my water adj...
by Bertie Doe
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 3363

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

If you decide to add a spray-bar to your Brewer, it's fairly easy to cut them down to size with a hack saw. I reduced mine to 230 mm, to allow plenty of clearance with the sides of the malt sleave. Before you replace the black plastic end-caps, first remember to dress the rough ends of the s/s sray ...
by Bertie Doe
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 3363

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

P1040249.JPG P1040253.JPG Update : Last friday the primary was now available when I bottled the batch of Ringwood Old T . Incidentally, I didn't prime this batch. I'm finding from previous brews, that the combination of 300g of Torrified and priming with just a mere 1g per bottle, has been producin...
by Bertie Doe
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 3363

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

Yes Meaty, I also noticed a lack of sediment in the PJs I recently purchased. Maybe they overfiltered the last batch after a few customer complaints. I just need to free up a Primary full of Ringwood Old Thumper. It's been in there since 1st of Nov but there's still activity in the trap. Probably ca...
by Bertie Doe
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 3363

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

Hi TC, I've never tried harvesting before. I've got a litre sized conical jar and a couple of bottles of Proper Job left over. Where do I go from here? I'm assuming it's a bit like sourdough starter, you start with a pinch of dough and feed it over the next few days. Is a harvested starter similar, ...
by Bertie Doe
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 3363

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

Thanks NB, that's some good sourcing material. I've already bought the 3 hop strains and a packet each of Mangrove Jack's M42 and M44 "suitable for IPA's etc". I'll use these on my first 2 brews of PJ. I'll save back say, 6 bottles of each and then do a PJ harvest from some Morrison's bottles. When ...
by Bertie Doe
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 3363

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

Ah, that jogs the memory from the '70s, when I brewed wine. Someone thought they'd struck the motherload when they grew on some Grey Owl (expensive) liquid (or agar) Riesling yeast. A year or so later, when the wine had matured, they had to admit that the yeast had lost it's potency after 2 or 3 bat...
by Bertie Doe
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 3363

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

Yes thanks Rob, you can't blame brewers from keeping their cards close to the chest. It must take years of testing to get a super yeast strain. I had an interesting experience this month when I started drinking a batch of Hop Back Summer Lightning. I'd accidentally double-primed a row of 6 bottles -...
by Bertie Doe
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 3363

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

Thanks Orlando. Are you saying that commercial brewers are using blends (say 3 strains) and the homebrewer may not be able to collect all 3 when harvesting?
by Bertie Doe
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 3363

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

I've got some Ringwood O.T. that needs to go into the Secondary on Sunday. This will free up the Primary, so I can start my next batch. I'll be getting the hops for the PJ on Saturday and will look at their 1L and 2L flasks for possible yeast extraction and culturing from commercial brews in the fut...
by Bertie Doe
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 45
Views: 3363

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

Thanks Johnny, my adjuncts are based on a SW Water Report which is now 10 years old. Both Burrator and the local Siblyback reservoirs were 50% down during this summer drought, so the water could come from anywhere, maybe Roadford. In short I need another up-to-date report. Like you, I prefer to add ...