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by guypettigrew
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stockpots as fermenters?
Replies: 37
Views: 955

Re: Stockpots as fermenters?

I'm on IE 10, but can see your photos!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stockpots as fermenters?
Replies: 37
Views: 955

Re: Stockpots as fermenters?

Yup, visible crisp and clear in both posts.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Pellets for dry hopping
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Pellets for dry hopping

For the first time I've used hop pellets to dry hop in the keg. Until now it's always been whole hops. I was a bit nervous that the pellets might break up and get through the hop filter in the keg. The beer in the glass would then have loads of tiny bits of hops in it. No problem so far, to my great...
by guypettigrew
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: What do you think this is, floating on boiled water?
Replies: 8
Views: 330

Re: What do you think this is, floating on boiled water?

A quick check of Graham's water treatment calculator on here tells me you'd need 45.2ml of AMS/CRS to bring your 40 litres of water from 228ppm down to 20ppm. For some reason I occasionally find the amount calculated is a bit too much, reducing the alkalinity too far. In your case I'd add 40ml AMS, ...
by guypettigrew
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop spider
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Hop spider

Thanks Kev. Sensible and practical advice, as always. At the moment I dry hop with whole hops in the keg. About 8-10 days after pitching the yeast, usually. Next brew I think I'll just go for it and chuck some whole hops into the FV once the fermentation has got underway. After 24 hours, perhaps. I'...
by guypettigrew
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Does anyone use Zetolite 63 or 65?
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Does anyone use Zetolite 63 or 65?

For the second time in about six weeks loads of hydrogen sulphide is being produced during fermentation. This time it's with WLP051. Here's a link to the previous post when this happened at the end of September. The yeast then was WLP023. In the previous post RobWA suggested Zetolite 63 to clear it ...
by guypettigrew
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping in a keg - sanitation question
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Dry hopping in a keg - sanitation question

May have jumped the gun a little there, as I was assuming you're doing the "pour the kettle on it" method I used to use! 85c+ for at least 20 minutes is "ok" sterilising, total sterilisation (not often required in brewing) needs 120c steam for 15 mins. Much easier to keep a bottle of no rinse steri...
by guypettigrew
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop spider
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Hop spider

Dry hopping in the FV seems to be a highly regarded technique. So I'd like to try it! Usually I dry hop in a King keg, but perhaps dry hopping in the FV as well as the keg would give much better results. Putting loose cones or pellets into the FV doesn't seem like the way to go. The former would pro...
by guypettigrew
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stuck mash
Replies: 45
Views: 1548

Re: Stuck mash

Excellent news! Let's hope stuck mashes are a thing of the past for you now.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter

I collect WLP002 from the dump valve for baking bread; I break off chunks of yeast from the slab I collect. Interesting! How much yeast do you use for a loaf? My loaves use about 450g of flour. And do you have to do anything to the yeast before mixing it into the dough? I've only ever used fast act...
by guypettigrew
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter

My last brew used WLP002. First time for me.

After seven days in the FV, then a day or so cooled to 12°C, there was close on 500ml of yeast slurry to harvest. The most I've ever had from any yeast!

Just shows how different yeasts yield different amounts to harvest. Fascinating!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.
Replies: 30
Views: 595

Re: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.

JohnF wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:03 pm
Oh b****r. I will have to see how they do and will do what you say Eric if they do not work.
Any chance you can call the place you got the valves from before they are posted and ask them to swap them for the SS ones with the removeable pins?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.
Replies: 30
Views: 595

Re: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.

Eric I have ordered 2x Hambleton Bard S30 pin valves and a pack of 10 8g co2 bulbs so will see how I get on with those. What bottles do you use where you can control the co2 output from the bottle? Thanks With the larger 240g cylinders you just tighten the cylinder onto the thread on the S30 valves...
by guypettigrew
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.
Replies: 30
Views: 595

Re: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.

Yup, looks like Jim may have identified the problem. Using the larger cylinders it's possible to give the keg a very short burst of gas. I've never used the bulbs, so hadn't realised you have to use them all in one go. As Eric says, with the beer conditioning in the keg there's really very little ne...
by guypettigrew
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.
Replies: 30
Views: 595

Re: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.

According to the Hambleton Bard site the new stainless steel version can be used for either 8g bulbs or the larger 240g cylinders.

Guy