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by Trefoyl
Sun May 26, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Top crop or bottom harvest?
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Top crop or bottom harvest?

I don’t usually repitch yeast more than two or three times so usually just scoop some off the bottom because I don’t have a conical. I just got a slant of Cullercoats though and will top crop that as I use it and hope it stays clean and viable.
by Trefoyl
Sat May 25, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Top crop or bottom harvest?
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Top crop or bottom harvest?

Yeast on the bottom stratifies into layers and unless you have a conical to collect only the middle portion, my guess would be top crop for freshest, most active yeast.
by Trefoyl
Mon May 13, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: New Hand Pump setup
Replies: 30
Views: 1253

Re: New Hand Pump setup

Michael, you're right about the beer losing condition with a cask breather. I have an arrangment of gas taps so I can recharge the barrel to about 6psi between sessions. It sounds like the variable LPG regs will do that without the extra pipework. I'm looking forward to seeing how you get on as you...
by Trefoyl
Fri May 10, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: More Corny keg questions
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: More Corny keg questions

It’s normal to keep the gas bottle outside the fridge, just be careful you aren’t going to hit any vital components where you drill the hole through the fridge wall to pass the hose through.
by Trefoyl
Sun May 05, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cask co2 volumn
Replies: 35
Views: 1006

Re: Cask co2 volumn

My British friends and I were friends with Graham and we met him Canterbury for a Jolly Boy’s outing and we would talk to him on Skype, so I was able to ask him in person. He was an amazing guy who knew a lot about a lot, and had a great sense of humor. He even worked in New Jersey for a couple year...
by Trefoyl
Sun May 05, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cask co2 volumn
Replies: 35
Views: 1006

Re: Cask co2 volumn

Looks very nice!
by Trefoyl
Sun May 05, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cask co2 volumn
Replies: 35
Views: 1006

Re: Cask co2 volumn

I had no idea what you were asking so didn’t answer because serving from cask or cask style in kegs is very prevalent on this forum. I own a stainless pin with all the accoutrements but still have not used it. When I do it will be in the basement where the ambient temperature is more cask friendly, ...
by Trefoyl
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Wheeler's Beer Engine
Replies: 231
Views: 35430

Re: Wheeler's Beer Engine

I don't know how welcome this information will be, but I want to share someone's work here. A guy 'jimbob88', I have encountered on the Internet is trying to continue Graham's software legacy. He has produced a very creditable cross-platform version of Graham's Beer Engine, which he has called Whee...
by Trefoyl
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

I didn’t know Graham had a recipe and I’ve never used amber malt that I can remember. Crisp and Simpson’s have slightly different versions. It’s not even carried by MoreBeer.
by Trefoyl
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

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Graham Wheeler Sam Smith’s Nut Brown in his Brew Classic European Beers at Home, which looks similar to the one Dave posted.
by Trefoyl
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

2 different recipes for Sam Smith’s Nutbrown but seem similar and call for crystal and chocolate http://austinhomebrew.com/assets/images/RCPPDF/04234.pdf http://www.britishbrewer.com/2010/04/recipe-samuel-smiths-nut-brown-ale/ I haven’t tried to make it and would wonder what yeast to use, and then h...
by Trefoyl
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Base grains
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: Base grains

I just had a few beers at a brewery that grows and malts it’s own barley. My favorite was a SMASH that used locally grown cascade.
http://www.greatbarnbrewery.com/
by Trefoyl
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Base grains
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: Base grains

Wow that's expensive malt! By my calculations based on $0.76 to the pound (Google), that's over £100 for a sack of Deer Creek malt! Is that the cheapest malt you can get or is it unusually expensive? It is very expensive, even wholesale. A local brewery made a beer with it only once and basically l...
by Trefoyl
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Base grains
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: Base grains

I really only use Maris Otter but I occasionally buy locally grown malt, last time I used pale from Niagara, New York https://nthomebrew.com/niagara-pale-ale-malt/ Next time I would like to try some grown and malted only about 45 minutes away from me from Pennsylvania https://deercreekmalt.com/ http...
by Trefoyl
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop pellets clogging
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: Hop pellets clogging

My problem is just the opposite. On the rare occasion I use whole hops, I need to bag them. Pellets have settled down with the cold break etc. 30 minutes after immersion chilling so I don’t use a filter.