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by guypettigrew
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Seals for Swing Tops?
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Seals for Swing Tops?

Bargain, go for it!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Seals for Swing Tops?
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Seals for Swing Tops?

9.4p each. Just under 1/2 the Wilko price. But do you need 100?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Seals for Swing Tops?
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Seals for Swing Tops?

aamcle wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:39 pm
Thanks Pete, I'm hoping for something cheaper :)
Aamcle
They're less than 21p each!! How many do you need and how much would you expect to pay for them?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Strange behaviour of Isinglass finings
Replies: 3
Views: 174

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 guypettigrew
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Great western brumalt
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Great western brumalt

Why so little brumalt? If you're testing it shouldn't you use loads more?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 199
Views: 4938

Re: Ro or tap

Oh dear. It appears to have got complicated again just when I'd worked out how to use the GW calculator! If I use the recommendation from dry pale ale will I be in the right ball park? Please bare in mind I've done no water treatment really before for last 15ish brews so anything probably an improv...
by guypettigrew
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 199
Views: 4938

Re: Ro or tap

Thanks WB. Manual calculation it will be. What do you think about the calculations in GW's calculator for the salt additions? Are these ok for the 'dry pale ale' style (or any other) and is it just the AMS addition rate which has to be ignored? Guy ps this is probably why my AMS additions never matc...
by guypettigrew
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 199
Views: 4938

Re: Ro or tap

Hi BB To get your water to the right sort of figure of 15-20ppm alkalinity you'll need to add 0.07ml AMS to every litre of raw water you're planning to use. Guy Oh dear, I seem to have got this wrong-no idea how! Checking GW's calculator again you'll need to add 0.1ml/litre of AMS to your raw water...
by guypettigrew
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 199
Views: 4938

Re: Ro or tap

21L Batch (Total Water Volume calculates to 33.5L -using Brewfather which I've not used before but seems about right vol, normally use BIABABACUS) 75 min Mash at 75C You don't really mean that, do you?! You've probably already worked this out, but you'll need to add 2.4ml AMS to your 33.5 litres of...
by guypettigrew
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 199
Views: 4938

Re: Ro or tap

Hi BB Revised figures! To get your water to the right sort of figure of 15-20ppm alkalinity you'll need to add 0.07ml AMS to every litre of raw water you're planning to use. If you're planning to start with 30 litres to end up with 21 litres of wort you'll need to add 2.1ml AMS to the 30 litres. Usi...
by guypettigrew
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 199
Views: 4938

Re: Ro or tap

Great. Thanks both. I'll post recipe tomorrow morning..was getting confused. I've got DLS not crs or ams! I'm getting there.... Slowly! 😁 Then you need CRS or AMS! My suggested salt values may change now AMS is going to be used--should have thought of it first off. I'll re-work the numbers in a bit...
by guypettigrew
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 199
Views: 4938

Re: Ro or tap

Ah. I've got crs but not ams. I'll give them a call tomorrow! Tomorrow I'll post my reviewed recipe if you'd be able to take a look that'd be great and confirm water additions. I'm working the GW calcs also but want to cross ref with what you get to make sure I'm using it properly. Brewing Friday 🤞...
by guypettigrew
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 199
Views: 4938

Re: Ro or tap

Hi PeeBee Oops, silly me. Forgot to suggest reducing the alkalinity. Very important, even with water at 38ppm. For a blonde I'd want to drop the alkalinity to 15-20ppm. Needing about 2.5ml in 21L of BB's water. BB; add some AMS/CRS to your MM order, if you don't already have it. If you've ordered on...
by guypettigrew
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 199
Views: 4938

Re: Ro or tap

Absolutely correct, Eric!! I was simply giving an illustration of how GW's calculator works, based on BB's wish to make a 'blonde beer'. For the purpose of the illustration I completely ignored BB's intended recipe or process. Perhaps not very helpful. The comment about the magnesium sulphate was on...
by guypettigrew
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 199
Views: 4938

Re: Ro or tap

Hi BB Dropping your numbers into Graham Wheeler's water treatment calculator tells me that, for 21 litres of a 'dry pale ale', you'd need to add 9.9g of calcium sulphate, 4.6g of calcium chloride, 2.5g of magnesium sulphate and 1.2g of sodium chloride. This would give you 195ppm of calcium and a 2:1...