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by tourer
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crash cooling
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Crash cooling

I ferment for a week, secondary for week with dry hops then drop the temperature down to 0.5c with gelatine. When i bottle i use 5.63g approx of white sugar a teaspoon of sugar is 5.63g x 23L. My beer when i bottle is so clear i can read a newspaper through it and carbons up no problem. Dont know if...
by tourer
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Flat beer
Replies: 12
Views: 820

Re: Flat beer

Sorry meaty i meant to say FG but my internet went down and couldn't correct it. Meatymc if you have batch primed have you tried putting a sample in the hydrometer to see if the yeast has died? the OG should be up if it has, at least that will confirm you didn't forget your sugar. Good luck Good th...
by tourer
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Flat beer
Replies: 12
Views: 820

Re: Flat beer

Meatymc if you have batch primed have you tried putting a sample in the hydrometer to see if the yeast has died? the OG should be up if it has, at least that will confirm you didn't forget your sugar.
Good luck
by tourer
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2007

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

Replanted my East Kent Goldings and pearl last winter onto the allotment a massive root system more like a shrub with roots as thick as inch a half, I don't think they liked it as the crop was very poor only 300g.
by tourer
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Beer temperature Finings
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Beer temperature Finings

So it seems that my present practice is OK or not that bad to cause problems. I've been using this method for a long time and always think should i chill down first. Anyway I've just been up the shed and upped the temperature as want to bottle tomorrow and will be adding the priming sugar. Thanks fo...
by tourer
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Beer temperature Finings
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Beer temperature Finings

Greetings all, i always use Gelatin fining's in the secondary but i'm unsure what temperature the beer should be when adding the Gelatin. the beer is normally 19c in the fridge i then drop it to 1c after adding the fining's. Anyone have any idea's on the best temperature the beer should be to pitch ...
by tourer
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 4731

Re: Hop Growing 2018

Greetings all. my goldings are doing really well, lots of large cones i put this down to the fact that I only let 4 bines grow on and trimmed all the others off. Unfortunately I'm on Hols next Sunday for a month which means picking them early vacuum packing and freezing. My pearle are doing OK but i...
by tourer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Should chilling begin at 'final gravity'?
Replies: 14
Views: 1110

Re: Should chilling begin at 'final gravity'?

I ferment for about a week then transfer to a secondary for 3 days-ish then add gelatin and (dry hops if needed) drop temperature to 1c for 3 days take a FG if it's around 1010 then bottle with priming sugar (5.65g per litre) in the bottling bucket.
by tourer
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: CRS
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: CRS

If it is a stainless sink, there is some possibility that the etching looks worse because it is also cleaner than the surrounding metal. If so, then the contrast could be reduced by cleaning it all thoroughly, with something like barkeeper's friend. (Were it thick stainless then you could probably ...
by tourer
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: CRS
Replies: 5
Views: 796

CRS

Poured an out of date bottle of CRS down the sink yesterday, bad move it stained the sink i don't know if T-cut will move it. The moral of the story pour salts etc down the drain not the sink. Oh yes and admit to nothing. :lol:
by tourer
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: High temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: High temperature

Greetings all. Did a brew today left it chilling while i popped out, when i came back switched off the emersion chiller and tranfered to the fermenting bin. I forgot to check the temperature didn't realise until after i pitched the yeast. The water temperature was 27c a tad on the high side :) what...
by tourer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: High temperature
Replies: 6
Views: 723

High temperature

Greetings all. Did a brew today left it chilling while i popped out, when i came back switched off the emersion chiller and tranfered to the fermenting bin. I forgot to check the temperature didn't realise until after i pitched the yeast. The water temperature was 27c a tad on the high side :) whats...
by tourer
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Ideas needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1230

Ideas needed

OK lads & lassies, I need some ideas. I want to replant my Goldings and Perle hops in the winter onto my allotment from home. What should I use to support them and how high? It can at times be a little windy if that's any help but I can find a bit of a sheltered spot.
by tourer
Wed May 30, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: infection (lazy)
Replies: 1
Views: 518

infection (lazy)

Poured 2 seperate five gallon batches down the sink last week. the first one had a distinct smell of yeast infection (bit like some french beers). The first brew was mature and ready for drinking thats when the smell hit me, not pungent just not my type of beer. Emptied all the bottles cleaned scrub...
by tourer
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Are there any issues with a slow ferment?
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

Re: Are there any issues with a slow ferment?

mrboxpiff, what size is the heater your using? I use a 12" heater in a upright fridge and that seems OK. I tend to ferment around 19c for ales.