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by Eric
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 534
Views: 38726

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

Jim wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:01 pm
Normski wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:01 pm
I think its that time again.
Anyone fancy a N/E meet up.
That would be fine by me! :)
And me.
by Eric
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Salifert KH / Alkalinity test kit
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Salifert KH / Alkalinity test kit

Thanks again for the responses. I will have a go tomorrow with your suggestion. Not done much research, but would using RO water help me with my situation. Starting with a blank slate and build my own water profile? Absolutely. You would be able to make perfectly bland beers and a very large propor...
by Eric
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Salifert KH / Alkalinity test kit
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Salifert KH / Alkalinity test kit

I would, as Eric is (I think) suggesting add a small amount of AMS so that it comes within the range that the Salfert kit can cope with, then take it from there. That's right Dave, add what Murphy's say for pale ales, then measure alkalinity. If alkalinity measures > 50ppm then all's well with thei...
by Eric
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Salifert KH / Alkalinity test kit
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Salifert KH / Alkalinity test kit

Thanks for the quick responses. I did shake the water being tested, inbetween the KH drops. Regarding my location, I'm a couple of miles outside of Portsmouth. My local water report from 2017 has alkalinity (CaCO3) of 297 - 352 mg/l. I brew on a grandfather and about a year ago I got my water teste...
by Eric
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brunwater question
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Brunwater question

Eric thanks also. Yeh I check with salifert before and after. So have you had good results using the cms acid option in brunwater? I'm brewing this weekend and going to use the cms/ams option for the first time. I used to boil my water the night before and then use lactic (but am experimenting now ...
by Eric
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Winter Royal Wethered / Castle Eden
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Winter Royal Wethered / Castle Eden

Very interesting information. The name Flowers rang a bell too. I think the beer we got up here was actually called Flower's Castle Eden ale. Sent from my LG-H870DS using Tapatalk That was interesting to read, got my mind to drag up all sorts from the past, but to Flowers. R Fenwick started a brewe...
by Eric
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brunwater question
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Brunwater question

andyisavinit wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:15 am
Ah ok. That makes sense. I'll compare the results to G Wheelers calculator or even message Martin.
Your safest and most accurate route is the use a Salifert kit to measure alkalinty after treatment.
by Eric
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Winter Royal Wethered / Castle Eden
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Winter Royal Wethered / Castle Eden

Whatever happened to the brewery? We used to get Castle Eden ales in Aberdeen back in the eighties. Not seen it for years. Sent from my LG-H870DS using Tapatalk Sadly long since gone and today their site is a rather good housing estate. Gobbled up by Whitbread, there's a bit of a resume of their hi...
by Eric
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brunwater question
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Brunwater question

I just donated for brunwater so I could use the spread sheet for cms (ams) acid addition instead of lactic (as I have been doing before). The spread sheet asks for the acid strength of cms (ams) as a %. I can find out what i should enter in this box. Anyone have a clue? CRS/AMS is an equi-normal mi...
by Eric
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Winter Royal Wethered / Castle Eden
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Winter Royal Wethered / Castle Eden

Hi, There is little doubt that some good beers can be made with one hour mash and boil, but as a norm I prefer to mash and boil for longer. I don't know of the book you mention nor its author, but if the Castle Eden recipe is from the Castle Eden brewery that was in County Durham, then indeed they d...
by Eric
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Sudden problems predicting mash pH
Replies: 34
Views: 1126

Re: Sudden problems predicting mash pH

I've ordered a Salifert alkalinity kit. Eric, What does a TDS meter do for me, brewing-wise. I've just read up what it meaures, but how does that relate to brewing? (There's always something new to learn about brewing, isn't there?) Do you mean take the sample later on in the mash? At what time? I ...
by Eric
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Sudden problems predicting mash pH
Replies: 34
Views: 1126

Re: Sudden problems predicting mash pH

Seven Trent's figures suggest their water doesn't vary by any amount to be concerned, but equiped with a cheap TDS meter and a Salifert kit would remove all your doubts and confirm your supplier isn't forced to provide you with an alternative supply. Murphy's didn't have the best of reputations for ...
by Eric
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Mineral additions to sparge water?
Replies: 10
Views: 340

Re: Mineral additions to sparge water?

Any treatment will depend upon the mineral content of the water used. Primarily it is essential to adjust alkalinity to that suitable for the style and grist used. As sugars progressively dimish during fly sparging, pH rises as the sparge continues unless measures are taken. Sparge liquor alkalinity...
by Eric
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Old malt - only fit for bird food?
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: Old malt - only fit for bird food?

With a maximum recommended content of 10%, it's hard to think it would spoil a brew when well mixed with a base malt, but then it will be even older before all will be used.
by Eric
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Adding Water After Fermentation!
Replies: 22
Views: 972

Re: Adding Water After Fermentation!

I have successfully used bottled carbonated water in the past deals with the PH worries and the oxygenation problem Tasted ok too Interestingly, many of the bottled water varieties seem to have quite a high pH. Tesco Ashbeck water is the lowest I have found, Only became aware of this because of the...