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by Eric
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oats in an Imp Stout
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Oats in an Imp Stout

Glad I asked this now, changed my perception of why it’s a good idea to add oats. Thanks for sharing Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro In which case you might read the original work..... https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/jib.152 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/j....
by Eric
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Old Peculiar - Water profile
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Old Peculiar - Water profile

Coal is a strong contributor of sulfate in groundwater and the Yorkshire area is riddled with mines and coal. The admission of high sulfate is accurate. Sulfate doesn't make beer bitter, but it does dry the beer's finish. That would be very welcome in a huge malty beer like Old Peculiar. So a 2 Sul...
by Eric
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oats in an Imp Stout
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Oats in an Imp Stout

An imperial stout is already quite a thick beer with lots of mouthfeel - I’d err on the side of caution and add no more than 5%, but 2-3% seems ‘enough’. Good advice. During WWII when it was thought more barley would be need for food leaving insufficient for brewing it was found possible to make be...
by Eric
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 518
Views: 31669

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

Normski wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:26 pm
When shall we have the next meet.
Soon I would hope.
by Eric
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Invert sugar
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Invert sugar

Hi Eric Such a wonderful and easy to follow explanation of how to make invert sugar. But it's a bit of a tease! So, some questions. Which acid do you use, and how much do you have to add to get a pH of 2.0? How do you check the pH? What calculation do you use to work out how much sodium bicarbonate...
by Eric
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Invert sugar
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Invert sugar

As Normski says, I make invert using acid, but also have #1, 2 and 3 by Ragus. The latter is different to what I make even though my aim is to replicate theirs. Ragus sell 25 kg blocks via distributors and it is many times more costly than ordinary sugar which can be inverted at home. Sucrose is ful...
by Eric
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: SG of finished beer
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: SG of finished beer

Have you tried yours in boiling water? Guy I do mine every couple of brews, not tried boiling water, doesn't it boil at different temperatures depending on elevation? It does indeed depend upon atmospheric pressure and therefore height above sea level. That's not such a problem in UK as few live gr...
by Eric
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Weird Beersmith 3 water behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 555

Re: Weird Beersmith 3 water behaviour

Thanks Eric, Those figures are similar to my own. I use beersmith for recipe formulation and want to also include my water salts so I have a permanent record in my brew log. It's served me well for years so that's why I'm curious it would be so off. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk After readi...
by Eric
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Weird Beersmith 3 water behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 555

Re: Weird Beersmith 3 water behaviour

If you can do the sums, why do you complicate matters using other peoples software to learn their bad habits? Eric, Would you mind pointing us to a relatively simple water treatment thread on the forum for those of us who might prefer to do our own calculations, with the basic but essential knowled...
by Eric
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Weird Beersmith 3 water behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 555

Re: Weird Beersmith 3 water behaviour

There are several varieties of calcium chloride but I assume mine is is equivalent to calcium chloride dihydrate. 5g of calcium chloride dihydrate will consist of 1.363g of calcium and 2.412g of chloride, the rest being water. So if my maths are correct 5g in 33.38 litres of water will provide rough...
by Eric
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: AMS - 6 month 'use by date'
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: AMS - 6 month 'use by date'

Those dates are usually a requirement by the Food Standards Agency and the probable reason for a date to be included might be because CRS/AMS is certified as food safe, although without any of the dangers to which most food items are vunerable.
by Eric
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Strange pH readings in mash
Replies: 16
Views: 612

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. To some degree that is true. However, most brewing software originated in America where domestic water supplies can be unpleasant to drink ...
by Eric
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 3960

Re: Demise of Hop and Grape

simple one wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:19 pm
Brewlabs is up that way isn't it? Or have they stopped doing the home brew thing?
Both excellent in their individual fields, but with little to no overlap.
by Eric
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 518
Views: 31669

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

Wekslap wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Sunderland?
Not what could be called a usual meeting, but one or two will be in Fitzgerald's on Monday 23rd July if any might care to call.
by Eric
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Am I killing my enzymes?
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Am I killing my enzymes?

After about 200 brews using a simple insulated mash tun, I've switch to HERMS for the last half a dozen brews. The main change I can see is a massive loss of efficiency, requiring about 30% more malt. My heat exchanger is a cheap 1.7 litre kettle with a copper coil for the beer to circulate through...