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by benchharp
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Optimum Hop Contact Time
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Re: Optimum Hop Contact Time

I've been playing around on this topic for a number of months. I primarily brew IPA's and have tended to major on Citra - best (and most consistant) results have come when dropping to 8C and then dry hopping for 3 days maximum. 2 days seemed just a little less aroma but little in it. Have now tried...
by benchharp
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Optimum Hop Contact Time
Replies: 10
Views: 652

Optimum Hop Contact Time

Continuing to learn and tweak my techniques. I know there are many different opinions for dry hopping, when to do it and for how long, but a note in a recipe i'll be trying states: "Keep hop contact time to less than 72 hours if possible." And another resource i saw stated "So, the ideal amount of t...
by benchharp
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brew in a Bag v All Grain. Difference?
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Brew in a Bag v All Grain. Difference?

Hi, I'm enjoying doing small batch brewing sometimes splitting off the wort in order to try different dry hopping schedules/ whirpools etc. I've been looking at a few minor upgrades, simply to make brew day run a little smoother. One idea was to purchase grain bag. When i've seen recipes, i sometime...
by benchharp
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: 12 Days and Still Going
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: 12 Days and Still Going

Tape the Inbird Sensor to the fv with bubble wrap covering it. The vial of steriliser will have a different thermal mass to your full fv. Thanks i'll dig out some bubble wrap and give this a try. Meanwhile i've given it a stir and cranked the temperature up a couple of degrees. See what happens nex...
by benchharp
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: 12 Days and Still Going
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: 12 Days and Still Going

Recipe: https://brewgr.com/recipe/66863/yellow-belly-sweet-stout-recipe Target OG: 1.075 Actual OG: 1.074 Target FG: 1.019 Yeast: WLP002 Temperature: 19.5c I have the wort inside a 12l Spiedel Fermenter inside a fridge controlled by an inkbird - Sensor in a glass of steriliser. Solar tube for heatin...
by benchharp
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: 12 Days and Still Going
Replies: 7
Views: 777

12 Days and Still Going

Hi, So i brewed 2 gallons of stout and added a full vial white labs yeast to it. (designed for 5 gallons) Having taken a hydrometer reading it is still at c.1.030 - against a target of 1.019. I'm in the process of testing the calibration of the Hydrometer but does this sound normal? Is it possible t...
by benchharp
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First Attempt at adjusting Water Profile
Replies: 2
Views: 585

First Attempt at adjusting Water Profile

I'm looking to tinker with the water profile on an upcoming 5.75 gallon batch NEIPA. Recipe is here: https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/363082/avg-perfect-northeast-ipa-neipa- For ease i was planning on using Tesco Ashbeck Water. It has the following profile: Calcium (Ca ppm) 10 Magn...
by benchharp
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer Use
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Hydrometer Use

Thanks. It was quite a stressful brew day to be honest so there's definitely room for improvement. With regards to the hydrometer i decanted 100ml into the beaker and then dropped in the hydrometer - with that in the level was obviously slightly above 100ml. I assume that is correct. At the time of ...
by benchharp
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer Use
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Hydrometer Use

Hi. Again, just getting into my 6th or 7th brew and i've finally invested in a hydrometer. I took a reading once dispensed into my fermentation vessel. It came out at roughly 1.060 against a target of 1.077. I'm fermenting in a spiedel 12l fermenter with about 9l of liquid. I've seen the odd bubble ...
by benchharp
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation Translation
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: Fermentation Translation

[quote=Kev888 post_id=846818 time=1575240137 user_id=5506] If it is all new, then the key thing to concentrate on is the main fermentation temperature (plus if you prime then that stage also needs to be warm enough for the yeast to work). Many of the other steps are relative subtleties that people m...
by benchharp
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation Translation
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: Fermentation Translation

[quote=Kev888 post_id=846771 time=1574936857 user_id=5506] That seems quite a rigorous programme! Yes, I broadly agree with McMullan. Though I must admit that I don't always do all these things, in particular I rarely collect chilled wort much cooler than the pitching temperature, though in some sys...
by benchharp
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation Translation
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: Fermentation Translation

[quote=McMullan post_id=846768 time=1574922621 user_id=15744] Chill wort to 15; pitch yeast @ 17; after a day or two let it free rise to 22 or heat slowly; leave at 22 for a few days after primary fermentation; cool to 15 for conditioning. That's my interpretation. I'd dry hop before conditioning. M...
by benchharp
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation Translation
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Fermentation Translation

Hi, I've done several simple brews now and am looking to pay more attention to fermentation temperature control. I thought it would be as simple as fermenting at x degrees but the recipe i have has lots of fermentation steps and i'm looking for a little help in translating them if possible. Here are...
by benchharp
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Brewdog/Cloudwater NEIPA
Replies: 43
Views: 8489

Re: Brewdog/Cloudwater NEIPA

[quote=kev93_10 post_id=814710 time=1492679273 user_id=8477] It works out at day 2 and day 4. Will keg on either day 7 or 11 depending on beer and work commitments. K Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk [/quote] Quick question on the dry hopping. Is that 300g of Mosaic & 300g Citra on Day 2 AND 300g ...