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by Thorbz
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Tonka beans
Replies: 10
Views: 1187

Re: Tonka beans

I made a Left Hand Milk Stout clone, and dosed half the batch with a tonka bean tincture I'd made using vodka. I don't have a record of how much I used, although I think I just used the same rate as the guy from Kilned Brewing, so I maybe used 7 or 8 beans in 11.5 L. The taste was pretty dominant, a...
by Thorbz
Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: is my yeast no good
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: is my yeast no good

What yeast is it ? I'd just take a refractometer reading, or drop in your hydrometer.
by Thorbz
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Fuller's Yeast Creeping Attenuation
Replies: 19
Views: 2298

Re: Fuller's Yeast Creeping Attenuation

The soon-to-be-released Danstar/Lallemand London ESB is supposedly Fuller's ( their head brewer has been promoting it, and ESB is a Fuller's trademark ). I agree about the over-attenuation of dried yeasts, which is why I'm trying to get away from Notty and SO4, and there's such a great variety of li...
by Thorbz
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Fuller's Yeast Creeping Attenuation
Replies: 19
Views: 2298

Re: Fuller's Yeast Creeping Attenuation

Well done on the 2nd place, shame about the carbonation issue :( . Have you degassed a sample and taken a gravity reading ? I haven't done much brewing lately ( just a couple of 1/2 size stovetop BIAB's, as I'm waiting for cooler weather ), but I do have a bitter made with some yeast cultured from B...
by Thorbz
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Mangrove Jack's Burton Union M79
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Mangrove Jack's Burton Union M79

It's been re-badged as M36 Liberty Bell Ale yeast, apparently.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Homebrew2u ... eader-name still stocks M79, and he doesn't charge postage for yeast.
by Thorbz
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Fuller's Yeast Creeping Attenuation
Replies: 19
Views: 2298

Re: Fuller's Yeast Creeping Attenuation

I batch prime with 65g of dextrose for 23L. This is the only yeast I've used where I get over-carbonation. I've tried rousing the yeast towards the end of fermentation and bumping the temperature up a couple of degrees.
by Thorbz
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Fuller's Yeast Creeping Attenuation
Replies: 19
Views: 2298

Fuller's Yeast Creeping Attenuation

Anyone have a solution for this ? I've used Whitelabs, Brewlabs and the real deal cultured from Bengal Lancer, all have become over-carbonated in the bottle. I love the character I get from this yeast, but unless I can find an answer to this problem I'll be keeping it for the beers I put into a barr...
by Thorbz
Thu May 26, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Flaked maize at WHS
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

Re: Flaked maize at WHS

Good to know. What do you feel it adds to a bitter ? I've used some in a cream ale, which turned out well, but I've still got 500g that I'm looking to use up.
by Thorbz
Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop pellets
Replies: 16
Views: 1153

Re: Hop pellets

I just use some crimped stainless steel mesh that fits around the 15mm filter I previously used for whole hops. I've had over 300g of pellet hops in a 23L brew without an issue. The mesh was just an A3 sheet of #20.
by Thorbz
Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Geterbrewed Raffle Craft-A-Beer Extract Wheat Beer
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Re: Geterbrewed Raffle Craft-A-Beer Extract Wheat Beer

Just tucking into a pint of this. Lots of yeast character, spicy coriander and zesty orange, and a noticeable contribution from the hops. Nice light body, but I should have carbed it a bit more. Having never done an extract before, I really didn't know what to expect, but this is a really pleasant b...
by Thorbz
Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Pride of ringwood subsitute
Replies: 8
Views: 813

Re: Pride of ringwood subsitute

Cluster or Galena.
by Thorbz
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Geterbrewed Raffle Craft-A-Beer Extract Wheat Beer
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Geterbrewed Raffle Craft-A-Beer Extract Wheat Beer

I managed to find time after lunch today to put this on. The options I selected were :- Wheat Extract ( 2 x 1.5 kg of Muntons Wheat/Pils extract ) 30 IBU's worth of hop extract ( I used half, for a typical Wit IBU of about 15 ) Sorachi Ace/Motueka/Nelson Sauvin hop tea bags ( you get 20g of each hop...
by Thorbz
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Wanted: A simple lager recipe
Replies: 16
Views: 771

Re: Wanted: A simple lager recipe

Have a read of this:- http://brulosophy.com/methods/lager-method/. I've used this method a few times and produced lagers which are every bit as good as those I've made using the traditional method, in a fraction of the time.
by Thorbz
Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: vanilla porter, a bit thin
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: vanilla porter, a bit thin

66 isn't that low, I suspect the brown sugar might have thinned it a bit.
by Thorbz
Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Brewday 17th July 2015 - Effin Wheat Beer BM#001.150717
Replies: 18
Views: 1937

Re: Brewday 17th July 2015 - Effin Wheat Beer BM#001.150717

I did my first Braumeister brew this week. After doing a coarser crush than previously, I still had a problem with the flour blocking the hop stopper. I'm also going to invest in some silicone edging to fit around the top screen and stop the larger bits of grain from escaping into the boil. Nice pic...