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by Silver_Is_Money
Wed May 15, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: The marmalade in Fullers
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: The marmalade in Fullers

My speculation is that it's the yeast. I'm also aware that none of the retail yeasts purported to be the actual Fuller's strain give the desired marmalade characteristic. I currently have to drive just under 120 miles to find any of the Fuller's beers. ESB has been along time favorite of mine.
by Silver_Is_Money
Fri May 10, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Caramel Taste to beer
Replies: 19
Views: 622

Re: Caramel Taste to beer

WalesAles wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Wainie,
1/2 a Campden tablet is OK for 20lts, why do you waste so many? [-X

WA

Sent without tapertork.
1/4 of a Campden tablet is all that is needed for 20 liters.
by Silver_Is_Money
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: clearing beer
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: clearing beer

Add Irish Moss or Whirlfloc near the end of the boil, and ferment with a yeast known to be a high or rapid flocculator. Generally the yeasts technical data sheet will list it as a high, moderate, or low flocculator.
by Silver_Is_Money
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: EBC Calculator
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: EBC Calculator

It is virtually never going to be the case where an amateur home brewer will actually know the real EBC color of their purchased malts or grains. The EBC number marked on the package is merely an assumed or nominal mid-range of the range of potentials available for the real color value, and even you...
by Silver_Is_Money
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1342

Re: Brewing liquor question

My software also predicts 5.38 as the calculated mash pH. To hit a measured actual 5.73 pH at the end of the mash, I calculate that your mash water alkalinity was likely on the order of 130 ppm, and that would place your mash water bicarbonate at about 159 ppm. Is it possible that your tap water is ...
by Silver_Is_Money
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

Excellent stuff here. Many thanks!!! I grabbed the Samuel Smith's recipe. Having trouble interpreting the one above it.
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: ?Alakalinity too low?
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: ?Alakalinity too low?

simple one wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:45 pm
That'll be fine. Especially with a 2l to 1kg ratio.
I agree! Your grist, alkalinity, and mineralization will work fine together.
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1342

Re: Brewing liquor question

I amended my post above to add more details and another link. It could be even worse than I initially thought. Even if you more than double the amount of added calcium carbonate, if it is not pre-dissolved via the Braukaiser detailed "CO2 process" its maximum ability to raise pH is only 0.2 points. ...
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1342

Re: Brewing liquor question

I'd like to know how it was determined that only half the calcium carbonate was used up and the other half rejected and explicitly in those ratios. The details are found here: http://www.braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Building_brewing_water_with_dissolved_chalk And here: http://braukaiser.com/...
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: ?Alakalinity too low?
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: ?Alakalinity too low?

Do you know your mash waters calcium and magnesium mg/L (or ppm) values? What is the volume of your mash water in Liters?
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

Excellent! It seems simple enough. Thanks for the links!!!
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1342

Re: Brewing liquor question

In the USA baking powder and baking soda are two distinctly different things. I'm not sure of the nomenclature for them in the UK, or if they are considered one and the same thing in the UK.
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

I've never brewed a Brown Ale, and the thought of doing so intrigues me. Please offer up some all grain recipe suggestions.
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1342

Re: Brewing liquor question

Then: add more, assuming you're monitoring pH of the mash. Most things in brewing need to be determined empirically. Give 3 brewers the same recipe and procedure to follow and you'll probably get 3 different beers. The simple solution (per Braukaiser) is to add twice as much Calcium Carbonate to th...
by Silver_Is_Money
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1342

Re: Brewing liquor question

Here is what happens: If you are brewing (for example) a Stout which requires 100 ppm of alkalinity in the mash water in order to raise the mash pH to 5.4, and you are beginning (for simplicity) with distilled water at zero alkalinity, and you calculate that a certain amount of calcium carbonate is ...