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by simple one
Wed May 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Wheeler's Beer Engine
Replies: 232
Views: 38014

Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

Well done lads, looking forward to testing it out.
by simple one
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: ?Alakalinity too low?
Replies: 9
Views: 513

Re: ?Alakalinity too low?

That'll be fine. Especially with a 2l to 1kg ratio.
by simple one
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Strange pH readings in mash
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: Strange pH readings in mash

Hence often on a lot of brewing software, an all pale recipe will need to be of a negative alkalinity to drop the pH low enough to compensate for a rise in pH.
by simple one
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Strange pH readings in mash
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: Strange pH readings in mash

The mash will naturally gravitate to a pH dependant on its variety of malts. This also takes in to account mash thickness, available calcuim and original alkalinity. Great information on it http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php/Beer_color,_alkalinity_and_mash_pH From what i have read, it is not abnor...
by simple one
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 6529

Re: Demise of Hop and Grape

Brewlabs is up that way isn't it? Or have they stopped doing the home brew thing?
by simple one
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: AMS - 6 month 'use by date'
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: AMS - 6 month 'use by date'

Alkalinity test before.

Use acid that was bought years ago and has sat in the shed.

Alkalinity test after.

Double thumbs up, brew on.
by simple one
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: SS Brewmaster bucket
Replies: 25
Views: 3363

Re: SS Brewmaster bucket

Get hold of some Bar Keeper's Friend make a paste, apply, then buff off with a clean cloth then leave in open air, no lid. Here's an extract from the cleaning instructions on the SS Brewtech site. It seems Bar Keeper's friend is not entirely a good thing. Apply with caution! "NEVER USE Oxalic Acid ...
by simple one
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Strange pH readings in mash
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: Strange pH readings in mash

With reference to the condom simile.

Are we saying all damage is done in the first ten minutes with an incorrect pH. Focusing mainly on tannin extraction and precipitating proteins?

Can it not be regained?
by simple one
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Strange pH readings in mash
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: Strange pH readings in mash

I did a brew yesterday and saw some really strange things happening with my mash pH that I'm hoping someone can explain. I prepared a batch of brewing water and treated it with phosphoric acid to bring the pH down to 5.6. I then mashed in with around half of it and a grain bill that was 100% maris ...
by simple one
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How can this be possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 929

Re: How can this be possible?

The only time I have made a wort that fermentable was when I did over night mashes.

Otherwise the only other thing I can think of is an error, a very punchy yeast or maybe an infection.
by simple one
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Geterbrewed delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 3436

Re: Geterbrewed delivery

Maltmiller for me. Never let me down.
by simple one
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: St Austell 'Proper Job'
Replies: 39
Views: 11148

Re: St Austell 'Proper Job'

Anyone got an update on this recipe? I have been impressed by this bottle conditioned beer.

Time to fire up the boiler and try and recreate this beauty.

Thanks in advance.
by simple one
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Does it matter what I use for a bittering hop?
Replies: 19
Views: 1778

Re: Does it matter what I use for a bittering hop?

Yes. The bittering hop pack a lot of flavour.
by simple one
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Storage
Replies: 18
Views: 3187

Re: Hop Storage

20 kg is quite a lot.....
by simple one
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Storage
Replies: 18
Views: 3187

Re: Hop Storage

Split them in to manageable and usable sizes depending on brewlength and hop usage, vacuum pack them. Then stick them in the freezer. Make sure the labeling is robust and has type, year and AA% on them.