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by FUBAR
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: “Little brown pump” or similar?
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: “Little brown pump” or similar?

I bought one of these back in March and it is still working fine ,it's not used to pump anything more than water though .https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-New-12V-2 ... 41ab02e580
by FUBAR
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Was my yeast bad, should I complain?
Replies: 25
Views: 818

Re: Was my yeast bad, should I complain?

As mentioned a starter is always advisable , plus I have never , ever had a pack of Wyeast swell up after actuating the smack pack .
by FUBAR
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: 30l pre-boil volume in GF30.
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: 30l pre-boil volume in GF30.

I have always done 25 litre brews in my GF which needs 30 litres pre boil , which it handles with no problems or issues .
by FUBAR
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Homebrew Distillers licence-Has anyone successfully applied?
Replies: 31
Views: 33454

Re: Homebrew Distillers licence-Has anyone successfully applied?

A member of my local HB club has a Grainfather alembic still and has been in contact with HMRC regarding home distillation. He gleefully told us that he'd had a letter from them essentially telling him that they are not interested in his tiny level of spirit production. He has laminated the letter ...
by FUBAR
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Re: Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)

leedsbrew wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:54 am
FUBAR wrote:What was your water profile ? .
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GW'S sweet pale Ale profile is one that I use a lot for a variety of beers , very adaptable to many styles .
by FUBAR
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)
Replies: 9
Views: 1243

Re: Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)

What was your water profile ? .
by FUBAR
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Low OG
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Low OG

Just a few possible causes and solutions , what is your grain crush , what mash efficiency is used when formulating your recipes , do you make sure to stir the grain in properly so there are no dry grain balls , is your sparge slow enough , is the final volume in the FV more than expected ? .
by FUBAR
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Pia
Replies: 4
Views: 562

Re: Pia

Yes I have used it several times , very clean and lets the malt and hops shine . I'm a big fan of all of the CML yeasts .
by FUBAR
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 16
Views: 2230

Re: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)

I'm a big fan of CML yeasts , the real Ale one is really good for cask style beers .
by FUBAR
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 46
Views: 4562

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: 2260

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: 1109

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: 662

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: 7741

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: 3538

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...