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by guypettigrew
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Overpitching
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Overpitching

As f00b4r suggests, over pitching and the speed/length of fermentation aren't directly connected. Also, as f00b4r says, most fermentations are finished in a few days. One of the main reasons some homebrews taste horrid, in my opinion, is because they are left far too long in the fermenter. The yeast...
by guypettigrew
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Bottle conditioning question
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Bottle conditioning question

The secret is to have plenty of bottles and storage space and don't drink more than you can replace. I find most of my brews are nicely matured by the time I get round to drinking them. Some are better younger and some older. Absolutely true. But this DDoe's first attempt at brewing. I'd want to tr...
by guypettigrew
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Bottle conditioning question
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Bottle conditioning question

Your patience is amazing! How on earth can you wait so long?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Bottle conditioning question
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Bottle conditioning question

Cobnut’s reply is spot-on. You presumably haven’t used a plastic bottle to gauge the pressure for this batch, but good idea for future. If it’s single hop Citra you may well have dryhopped. If I were you, I would open one now and try it . The learning from tasting progression / fading of hop aroma ...
by guypettigrew
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Storing empty bottles
Replies: 15
Views: 556

Re: Storing empty bottles

Or you could always keg the beer!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: How much yeast for 5L batch
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: How much yeast for 5L batch

Under pitching is a much greater worry than over pitching. The 20-30L quoted on the packet is the maximum volume you should ferment with one packet. Others on here are more knowledgeable about yeast than me, but I don't think you have to reduce the amount of dry yeast in proportion to the volume of ...
by guypettigrew
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Confused by C02 connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Confused by C02 connectors

That's scary---really scary!!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Confused by C02 connectors
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Confused by C02 connectors

PeeBee wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:20 pm
we don't want two PeeBees, one is more than enough).
Having just checked this on my logarithmic quantum deep dive calculator I've worked out that even half a PeeBee would be too much. The optimum amount for high quality brewing seems to be one quarter of a PeeBee.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Dry Hopping in the Keg
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Dry Hopping in the Keg

Hi Ben Are you using Corny's? Don't really understand your post. Why fill the keg with sanitiser? I use King Kegs and pour a bit of sanitiser in and shake it round well. Also, I'm not sure filling the keg with CO2 makes much difference. Whenever I've done a brewery visit the beer is just run straigh...
by guypettigrew
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Our first Extract Brew
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: Our first Extract Brew

It wasn't me either!! Doesn't leave many choices.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Our first Extract Brew
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: Our first Extract Brew

Sounds good! Don't leave it too long in the fermenter. One of the commonest causes for homebrew not tasting good (IMHO) is being left too long in the FV. Primary fermentation is usually over in 3-5 days, after which cooling the beer and getting into bottles or kegs will protect it from oxidation and...
by guypettigrew
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Our first Extract Brew
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: Our first Extract Brew

Hello DDoe

How's the Citra brew doing?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: EQUIPMENT UPGRADE
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: EQUIPMENT UPGRADE

Same here, sort of. I have a 70 litre SS boiler, although I only ever brew 25ish litres of beer. But I sparge to get about 35 litres of wort. I bought the 70 litre boiler to avoid any chance of a boil over. The boiler has 2 elements at 2.4kW each which are left on for the whole 90 minutes. Gives a r...
by guypettigrew
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: Help

Excellent news! Have you managed to clean the element in your boiler?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: S30 CO2 refill service
Replies: 2
Views: 228

S30 CO2 refill service

It's getting harder and harder to find anywhere which offers an exchange service for empty S30 cylinders. When there was the first panic a while ago, when Hambleton Bard stopped offering refills, I bought four new cylinders to go with the two I already had. A couple of weeks ago I started the last c...