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by FUBAR
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 38
Views: 2080

Re: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?

Always used to dump it in the wheelie bin , but since lock down have found someone who keeps a few chickens locally via facebook . So now when I brew ( once or twice a week ) they all go into a bucket and left out for safe distance collection with a dozen eggs left in return . Certainly have noticed...
by FUBAR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Rehydrating dried yeast
Replies: 23
Views: 1075

Re: Rehydrating dried yeast

I have found without doubt that rehydrated yeast gets to work quicker , the fermentation is more vigorous and thorough than a straight pitch onto wort .
by FUBAR
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermenting bins, how long do they last and cleaning?
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Fermenting bins, how long do they last and cleaning?

The malt miller sells a nice sturdy 30 litre one for £12:50, sorry can't add a link as on my phone .
by FUBAR
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Strange behaviour of Isinglass finings
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Strange behaviour of Isinglass finings

For years now I've used Isinglass finings in my beer. A couple of days ago I made up a 300ml batch in the usual way; 1.8g of the dried finings in 300ml RO water, mixed in a blender. The solution then went into a jug and into the 'fridge. This morning I went to pour the finings from the jug into the...
by FUBAR
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 4703

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

I have a 10 litre polypin of Ruby mild to serve via the beer engine over Xmas , the part of the same brew that went into bottles has been quite quaffable . So hope the polypin is similar .
by FUBAR
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Low mash pH
Replies: 43
Views: 2220

Re: Low mash pH

I also apologise if my posts in your thread are still triggering abusive behaviour by another forumite? I can't see them any longer, but I guess everyone else has to put up with them. That is your loss then but do keep buying cheap pH meters and using Bru'n water ](*,) as it obviously works for you...
by FUBAR
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First Stout Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 1730

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: 21
Views: 1811

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: 16
Views: 1352

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: 705

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: 2239

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: 737

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: 737

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: 3879

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: 1288

Re: My Heath Robinson Sankey keg cleaner...

Nicely done and as said KISS is the best way =D>