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by FUBAR
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First Stout Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 579

Re: First Stout Advice

I had to chuckle at their idea of a Dublin water profile :roll: .
by FUBAR
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Trying the English water treatment approach
Replies: 17
Views: 765

Re: Trying the English water treatment approach

Hi All I can vouch for Eric's beers having sampled quite a few andd have to say Ive never had any chalky beers. In fact Eric brews exceptional beers in my opinion and has a wealth of knowledge covering every aspect of brewing. Regards Patch Ditto. :) Indeed that has been my opinion of Eric and his ...
by FUBAR
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer problems
Replies: 15
Views: 640

Re: Digital refractometer problems

I use mine all the way through from brew day to FG and it is always as accurate as a standard homebrew hydrometer.I did when I first got the refractometer and was sceptical of it's accuracy use it with the hydrometer,but as the readings where in a point of each other.I put the hydrometer into retire...
by FUBAR
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Increasing the ABV post ferment
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Increasing the ABV post ferment

steviebobs83 wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:30 pm
What does it taste like and what's the SG reading now?
Exactly.cock ups can and do produce some bloody good beers that you will never be able to replicate ](*,)
by FUBAR
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Azacca Pale Ale
Replies: 14
Views: 1750

Re: Azacca Pale Ale

That looks a tasty recipe,watching with interest on the outcome .
by FUBAR
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Storing liquid isinglass finings
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Storing liquid isinglass finings

How do you get this to mix properly?,whenever I have tried mixing dried isinglass no matter how long I spend mixing with a stick blender it just will not mix.In fact all that happens is the water gets to hot from the mixing. I use the blender attachment on my Kenwood Chef. 250ml water, 1.5g Magicol...
by FUBAR
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Storing liquid isinglass finings
Replies: 9
Views: 508

Re: Storing liquid isinglass finings

Anyone know the right temperature for storing liquid Isinglass? I make mine up from Magicol AS supplied by The Malt Miller. It's supplied by Murphy and Son as far as I know. On the Murphy and Son website in the 'technical articles' section these two phrases can be found on the same page; "At temper...
by FUBAR
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Sudden problems predicting mash pH
Replies: 34
Views: 2849

Re: Sudden problems predicting mash pH

Local water reports are just an average for the area and can in theory be way off your actual water profile.It can't be recommended enough that you get in touch with Wallybrew on here for a water report,for a small fee you will get an accurate report of everything in your water that is necessary to ...
by FUBAR
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: My Heath Robinson Sankey keg cleaner...
Replies: 7
Views: 903

Re: My Heath Robinson Sankey keg cleaner...

Nicely done and as said KISS is the best way =D>
by FUBAR
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight
Replies: 55
Views: 3549

Re: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight

Kev888 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:03 am
I wish my refractometer was similarly good, it is better than the first I had but sadly still pretty poor. Can I ask if yours works properly with very dark worts?
I have never done a dark beer since swapping over to the refractometer Kev,so cant answer that one .
by FUBAR
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight
Replies: 55
Views: 3549

Re: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight

I always use a refractometer from start to finish these days,it is as accurate as a standard homebrew hydrometer at every stage of the brewing process (checked) if used with the online converter.I know I'm not alone in finding the refractometer accurate,and far easier, quicker to use
by FUBAR
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Woodfordes admirals reserve fail??
Replies: 19
Views: 1735

Re: Woodfordes admirals reserve fail??

Invest a few quid on a bottle rinser and a bottle tree,takes most of the pain of bottling away.Simply fill the rinser with starsan,press each up turned bottle on the rinser plunger a few times,then place on the bottle tree,job done ! .
by FUBAR
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Conditioning before bottling
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: Conditioning before bottling

Yeah whenever I bottle the beer gets transferred form FV to PB and put somewhere cool for about a month,then vent the PB 24 hours before bottling .It was Graham Wheeler's preferred method and he stated that even the worst commercial breweries would send the beer to conditioning tanks for a couple of...
by FUBAR
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Tom Caxton Best Bitter
Replies: 23
Views: 1557

Re: Tom Caxton Best Bitter

I recall them all tasting the same weird taste regardless of it being a Lager or Bitter kit :-& .
by FUBAR
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Boiling in an Erlenmeyer flask
Replies: 17
Views: 1712

Re: Boiling in an Erlenmeyer flask

You need the lowest possible heat,it pays to boil some water in a kettle first to dissolve the DME in a jug before adding to the flask and set at the lowest heat.It doesn't matter if it takes a while, and a very gentle simmer for 15 to 20 minutes will do the job .