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by a-slayer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Jimbob's calculator
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Jimbob's calculator

I personally find Grahams original simple to use and perfect for what I need to devise and store recipes.
by a-slayer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?

I have used one of these for several years with no problems, helps by being waterproof.
https://www.comarkinstruments.net/produ ... ermometer/
by a-slayer
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry yeast reuse
Replies: 18
Views: 1040

Re: Dry yeast reuse

I often reuse the yeast from a brew made with Gervin/Nottingham dried yeast to ferment the next brew, works a treat. I don't wash it, just use the yeast slurry.
by a-slayer
Thu May 02, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewing heating element
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: Brewing heating element

I bought one, it was only 1 or 1.5kw so pretty useless for me.
by a-slayer
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Smallest brew ever
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Smallest brew ever

Now being of a careful disposition and not liking waste I have just bottled off my smallest batch ever, a total of seven pints. It has come about from saving the leftovers from my boiler, I have a 100 litre boiler and when draining off am left with about a litre and a half of murky wort. These have ...
by a-slayer
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop Spider Performance
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Hop Spider Performance

I too tried a spider as more hops seem to be available as pellets, used a few times and wasn't happy as hop flavour was reduced. I now still use pellets but also use 40 to 50% leaf to act as a filter which works fine. Perhaps increasing hop rate might have been the answer but I think I was hoping th...
by a-slayer
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stockpots as fermenters?
Replies: 40
Views: 2834

Re: Stockpots as fermenters?

I have used a Bergland 70 litre pot as a fermenter for several years, I got fed up of replacing plastic every few years. I don't have a tap in it as I don't like difficulty of keeping them clean. The lid is loose fitting and all I do is wrap cling film round it to keep out anything. As Kev said, bee...
by a-slayer
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Insulated mash tuns
Replies: 30
Views: 1989

Re: Insulated mash tuns

Powell brewing do a 38.5 litre one, bottom draining, false bottom, temperature probe and tap all done for £159
by a-slayer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Black residue when cleaning SS
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Black residue when cleaning SS

I use a nylon scrub to clean the stubborn residue in my SS fermenter with no problems, I clean it, rinse, tip out the water then spray with starsan and let dry.
by a-slayer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stuck mash
Replies: 45
Views: 3300

Re: Stuck mash

Perhaps the drain off tube is touching the bottom with the weight of grain on it, try cutting a slot in side of it so even it touched the wort can get through.
by a-slayer
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Optic (Spring) Malt
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: Optic (Spring) Malt

Plenty of other spring varieties of malt available, try Concerto. The Malt miller sells it.
by a-slayer
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 6465

Re: Demise of Hop and Grape

It is sad, H&G was my first supplier of malt and hops, also my first 10 gallon boiler and mash tun came from them. But there again maybe I am partially guilty of their demise as I have not bought anything from them for years, we all like a bargain and go where we can get the best deal and those that...
by a-slayer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Using more than one yeast - good/bad idea?
Replies: 19
Views: 1673

Re: Using more than one yeast - good/bad idea?

I have tried Nottingham and Windsor thinking it would be a good combination in theory, in practice.. I had a murky brew that wouldn't clear until finings were added, never bother again!
by a-slayer
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing Software Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 3926

Re: Brewing Software Recommendations

Graham's Beer engine will do all that you need, free and simple. Available from a link from JBK. I use it to create and store my recipes. Same here Ive tried BS and didn't like it ,find beer engine quick,easy and accurate to use.I like the KISS style. I tried BS also, to much going on making it clu...
by a-slayer
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing Software Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 3926

Re: Brewing Software Recommendations

Graham's Beer engine will do all that you need, free and simple. Available from a link from JBK.
I use it to create and store my recipes.