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by peteturbo
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

Charlie, You are absolutely right. I dont have the patience for real ale priming in kegs. Aaargh. But this reflects on me being impatient, not the yeast. Now, I am drinking a pint. It is clean, good, tasty, but cloudy as hell (not clear). Its fruity and nice. Oh, i put a part of the cake under a mic...
by peteturbo
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

Sooooooooooooo Fermentation worked ok. 14 Feb it had a good fg of less than 1.01. Left to have clear itself and late 16th cold crashed it. 18/02 evening, looked clear enough so dropped into corney with a few tbs of sugar to prime. Now tasting 21/2, and just not impressed. Tastes more like a Boddingt...
by peteturbo
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Barm vs Krausen
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Barm vs Krausen

Is that where barmaid / barman comes from then? must have lost the extra m?
barmpot might as well be the overflowed heads in the troughs under the taps - all poured into a barmpot
by peteturbo
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Barm vs Krausen
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Barm vs Krausen

Hi, We all seem to use Krausen for the stuff on the top of the fermenter. eg high Krausen. Why? Its always struck me as a horrible strange word. And its meaning is variously given as 'to add newly fermenting wort...' or 'fermenting wort' (merriam webster).. And from German..'to add herbs to brewing ...
by peteturbo
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

Turned temp up yesterday to 24 degs but control doesnt seem to respond - still at 20. Today sg is at 1.012 and small bubbles / krausen on top. i used shed loads of silicon anti foam during oxygenation, dont know if that does anything. Rousing each day - big lumps. Bought a bottle of 49er yesterday f...
by peteturbo
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

Well, day 2- good krausen finally (normally i achieve good krausen on day 1), day 3 good krausen. Day 4 (today), Krausen a bit thin; roused; very lumpy. sg around 1.020 maybe 1.025 a bit higher than expected, maybe i am being impatient. what am i expecting? 3-5 day main ferment, 3-5 day to fully att...
by peteturbo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Care and Use of pH probes
Replies: 5
Views: 1282

Re: Care and Use of pH probes

is it just me or does the link not work?
Looks interesting otherwise
by peteturbo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

Hi, It was no more than three months old and kept in fridge as specified. splashed and simple air stone aeration for 40 minutes, so not brimming with o2 but better than normal. Thanks HTH for saying you really like it, but my question all the way through is WHY???? its a pig to start, it stalls and ...
by peteturbo
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

wyeast 1187 ringwood

So, brewing an AG 49er with wyeast smackpack 1187. saw some posts saying it was a bit of a pain on start up, but many people rave about it. Got it out of fridge 2 hours before pitching since didnt realise the probs. kept it down my trousers for 30 mins to body temp. smacked. 1.5hrs at 22 degrees. pi...
by peteturbo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!

Thanks, Kev Comments i agree with. So yes, i had signs of infection and campdened it two weeks ago. Left it another 10 days, kegged it. Done gone out clear and tastes good. Clean but green and a fresh hoppy taste. You cant achieve this taste any other way. not very biter so add isomerisaion and the ...
by peteturbo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stuck mash
Replies: 45
Views: 3091

Re: Stuck mash

I am jealous of all your expensive set ups. i use plumbing braid and a mesh tube. i like to have a decent space for the liquid to collect in so i have a simple aquarium plastic filter cut to shape and support it with aquarium filter balls (about 1.5 inch diam). this protects the strainer pipes from ...
by peteturbo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!

clear as a bell up top. but so much sludge the tap is submerged. dig tap out, allow to settle again - rack.
by peteturbo
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!

Thanks, Sum, guess what i have already in front of me just in case. Theres a couple bits floating on the surface. Little worried i may have an infection (and not surprised), might campden tablet it?
by peteturbo
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!

Hi IPA. Time and botheration. if i can avoid the boil and cool i knock masses off my brewtime. Using the old yeast cake has also dramatically sped up fermentation - its almost finished. I'll leave the little yeasties probably a week or so to clear up after themselves. It looks like its all about tim...
by peteturbo
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!

Thought i would use try a no boil, but with fresh hops. I have a new measure for hops, since the normal weight doesnt work = 50%!! As in = I aim to make 20Litres of beer, so i will use 10 litres of fresh hops by volume. = 50% this is due to the very small utilisation in the mash tun. Obviously this ...