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by fego
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Pumpkin ale (grainfather)
Replies: 13
Views: 1755

Re: Pumpkin ale (grainfather)

Go Bro...

=D>
by fego
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: The Hangover
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Re: The Hangover

Today I'm doing first brew in a long time, and my 12th all grain brew. It's loosely based on a hopback summer lightning recipe, and is being called The Hangover because that's how I'm feeling right now (still). 5.7kg pale malt 0.3kg crystal 150 50g Challenger 60 min 16g EKG 10 min 16g EKG flame out...
by fego
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Temp probe position on outside of keg, has a big effect!
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Temp probe position on outside of keg, has a big effect!

For beer that's finished fermenting, I move the probe from the side of the FV into a bottle filled with water. This seems to better represent the temperature of the beer in the Keg.
by fego
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#17 - Cascade Chinook Apollo Pale
Replies: 14
Views: 2102

Re: AG#17 - Cascade Chinook Apollo Pale

Yep.
by fego
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#17 - Cascade Chinook Apollo Pale
Replies: 14
Views: 2102

Re: AG#17 - Cascade Chinook Apollo Pale

On the boil over,at those levels you may have prevented it if you had held back the final runnings, say 2 litres, let the rest boil and evaporate a bit then drip the final running back in over time to not drop the boil too much. I've used that method several times to good effect but it does mean you...
by fego
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread
Replies: 16
Views: 1139

Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Recipe here... http://www.toastale.com/toast-ale-recipe/

I wonder if it actually adds anything or if it's just another way of disposing of waste. I know a baker so might give it a go...
by fego
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: What happens if you overfill a bottle and don't leave a gap?
Replies: 18
Views: 2326

What happens if you overfill a bottle and don't leave a gap?

There was some chat on another thread about the effects of overfilling or not leaving an air gap in bottles when filling and what might happen as a result. (Here's the link to the discussion http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=78017 ). I happened to be bottling up a pale ale when...
by fego
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Rousing flocculant yeast
Replies: 3
Views: 890

Re: Rousing flocculant yeast

As this is your first time, I'd suggest leaving be and seeing how it goes. If you then encounter a problem, try addressing it when you know what that problem is. Can't see much point in taking action against an un-proven issue and risking introducing a different problem unnecessarily. That said, I'v...
by fego
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Long Lost Cornish Beers
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Re: Long Lost Cornish Beers

k1100t wrote:West Country White Ale, a lost English beer. I believe Stuart Howe, then of Sharp's, now of Harbour, brewed a White Ale. Might be worth dropping them an email or tweet...

Cheers,

Bob.
Interesting read that - thanks.
by fego
Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Long Lost Cornish Beers
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Long Lost Cornish Beers

I'm looking to brew a beer that the Cornish of the past would have enjoyed but we can no more.
Does anyone have any memories of anything they wish was still around and, perhaps, more poignantly, a recipe?
by fego
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Ullage......
Replies: 12
Views: 1127

Re: Ullage......

My guess is they either forgot to add primer to their feeder tank when bottling or didn't mix it well enough and you got the bottles with no primer. Doesn't explain filling to the cap though, that's amateur. I'd take them back and explain your experience to help them fix the problems before they bui...
by fego
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Messed up a brew, faint taste of sanitiser
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Re: Messed up a brew, faint taste of sanitiser

Sorry but the taste is very very unlikely to change over time. Sounds like insufficient rinsing or over supply of cleanser. Either way, once it's in there...
by fego
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Small scale commercial.
Replies: 26
Views: 2022

Re: Small scale commercial.

McMullan wrote:Nothing to lose? Your neighbour brews better beer :lol:
Just wondering what you mean by that?
by fego
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Small scale commercial.
Replies: 26
Views: 2022

Re: Small scale commercial.

I think you'd be able to designate areas of the premises as licensed meaning you can brew in another part of the house/garden/shed/wherever for yourself. It's a big commitment to go commercial but most of the pain is a one off so if you have thought it through properly and see a future, it's probabl...
by fego
Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Rousing hops in primary
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: Rousing hops in primary

Think at 1014 you'd have to do some pretty heavy rousing to worry about reintroducing the cake into suspension. My experience suggests you'd probably just move a bit about a bit which as you say may helpfully drag some of the hop mess down with it anyway. To be honest, I reckon that 175g in 19 litre...