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by Eric
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Sharing homebrew with other brewers in this community?
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: Sharing homebrew with other brewers in this community?

timbobist wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:53 pm
Ha ha free booze..... for scientific purposes of course 🤣
We could save on postage and send just the recipes.
by Eric
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Wilkinson’s 4inch pressure barrel
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Wilkinson’s 4inch pressure barrel

Gently screw down the lid, then unscrew slightly and retighten, but not too much. Give it a little squirt of gas, listen and feel for leaks then open tap a little for a moment to check beer flows with some internal pressure. Look for leaks using a paintbrush to apply some water and washing up liquid...
by Eric
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Splitting the Treatments
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Splitting the Treatments

.............am I OK to continue treating both sets of water in the same way in proportion to their volume or should certain 'chemicals/treatments' be restricted to either the mash or the boil? I've read quite a bit more since posting and there seems to be every variation of opinion under the sun s...
by Eric
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Splitting the Treatments
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Splitting the Treatments

It is possible to brew a beer using water without calcium, but it's value has been known to brewers since soon after it was isolated in the early 19th century. Even so, some today think calcium adds only undesired taste and the be all and end all of brewing is a particular mash pH. Further, if the o...
by Eric
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Splitting the Treatments
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Splitting the Treatments

I was always under the impression that commercial breweries only added salts to the mash and adjusted the alkalinity of both mash and sparge liquor? That is the standard advice of Murphy's and is what many breweries that rely on Murphy and Son for water treatment chemicals and advice do. That isn't...
by Eric
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

I've not used a Braumeister and don't know what limitations you might have for hot liquor supply for sparging. However, your soft water supply untreated may be suitable for sparging without treatment to a limited but sufficient volume at this stage. As we know, alkalinity raises mash pH and the les...
by Eric
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

I've not used a Braumeister and don't know what limitations you might have for hot liquor supply for sparging. However, your soft water supply untreated may be suitable for sparging without treatment to a limited but sufficient volume at this stage. As we know, alkalinity raises mash pH and the less...
by Eric
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

My pH meter was calibrated with buffer solutions before any testing was carried out. I took a mash sample about 15 minutes into the mash. I cooled the sample to 20C, and I got a reading of 5.85 After 60 minutes the pH was 5.73 I sparged with 4.5L liquor (I added the salts to the boiler not the spar...
by Eric
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Alright from Austin
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: Alright from Austin

Hi and welcome to Jim's. It does sometimes seem that American opinion of ales can be a bit different to that of British. Hope you manage to find what you're looking for, there is certainly lots to search through on JBK.
by Eric
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

Having trouble interpreting the one above it. Not surprising. That brewery malted barleys on site. Both here were grown in Yorkshire. Guessing it would seem that 7 qtrs were what we today call pale malt taken from bin "N", while 2 quarters were possibly kilned more heavily to what was likely brown ...
by Eric
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

There's a little it of reading to be found here.

And this is an actual brew log of the same period of a brewery that was local to me. It takes a bit of decyphering. Might do that later.
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by Eric
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

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 Eric
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner
Replies: 44
Views: 1595

Re: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner

Agreed, elevated mineral content isn't usually part of a discussion on a Czech Pilsner. I wouldn't like to speak for most brewers on this subject as I mainly brew and drink ales. However, I did brew one early December using a mix of my water and some from the source of that to Jim, owner of this for...
by Eric
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner
Replies: 44
Views: 1595

Re: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner

I don't think our approaches are all that different. Alkalinity (and controlling it) is always the key. Beers with more crystal or deep roasted malts will require mash water with more alkalinity, and beers with little to none of these highly acidic malts will most likely require acidification. Calc...
by Eric
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1181

Re: Brewing liquor question

I am going to try the Graham Wheelers general purpose profile, as below: Screenshot 2019-03-21 at 17.46.23.png I have a few questions though. 1. Is this profile suitable for an English bitter like the one I propose to brew? 2. When I plug the the profile data into Brun water, it shows that the Cati...