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by guypettigrew
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Red x smash
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: Red x smash

Wow, certainly thinking big!

Some piccies when you get round to brewing would be great.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Red x smash
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: Red x smash

Jocky wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:12 pm
37.5kg of malt using BIAB? You're going to need a mega strong bag and a hoist for that.
One of these and one of these, perhaps!!! Plus, as Jockey says, a ginormous bag.

How are you planning to do it, BP?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wilco's Mexican Lager kit
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Wilco's Mexican Lager kit

Or perhaps the can was just wrongly labelled?!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Red x smash
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: Red x smash

Try it! You'll get a beer of about 1.047 OG with about 44 IBUs. Looks good on paper, and Magnum are supposedly a good bittering hop. Never used them myself.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Red x smash
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: Red x smash

In this case the OP may be OK with using Cascade as a bittering and an aroma hop, although I see where you're coming from TSOAB.

Hopslist gives the USA version of Cascade as suitable for both purposes.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Articles Wanted
Topic: Ss brewtech Glycol chiller
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Ss brewtech Glycol chiller

At close on a grand for the glycol chiller I'd buy another Maxi if mine died!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Red x smash
Replies: 26
Views: 436

Re: Red x smash

He says 180 L. I don't know what red x malt is, but using Graham Wheeler's beer engine and substituting pale malt for red x malt this gives a beer of OG 1.047 and bitterness units of 40.

Seems ok to me.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Taking the plunge
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Taking the plunge

So, you went for the keg option--very wise! The keg should be gas tight, which is why it has the pressure relief valve. This lets the excess pressure out which is created as the beer continues to ferment in the keg. The gas pressure in the keg will force the beer out. Quickly at first, more slowly a...
by guypettigrew
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 106
Views: 2802

Re: Ro or tap

You might be right about the Sodium Chloride and Magnesium Sulphate additions, Jocky. But, as GW's calculator suggests using them and they are so inexpensive, why not add them? A sort of 'just in case' policy! The former is, of course, ordinary table salt, the latter cost me £4.50p for a 400g tub. E...
by guypettigrew
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 106
Views: 2802

Re: Ro or tap

Interesting, BB. Putting those figures into Graham's water treatment calculator suggests that, for 25 litres of a 'Bitter' as Graham calls it, you'd need to add about 10g of Calcium Sulphate, 2.8g of Calcium Chloride, 1.5 g of Magnesium Sulphate and 1.9g of Sodium Chloride. This would give you 150pp...
by guypettigrew
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Taking the plunge
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Taking the plunge

Cleaning and sanitising a single keg with a 4" cap is loads easier than doing the same to 40 bottles! You do need to sort out a S30 valve and gas cylinder, but once that's done it's a doddle.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Taking the plunge
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Taking the plunge

Blimey, SS, nothing like jumping in at the deep end! Welcome to the forum. No advice possible, you're on your way to creating a beer no one else has ever tasted! Why the carbonation drops, and why bottle? If you keg it at about 1/4 of the starting gravity the continuing fermentation will gas it up w...
by guypettigrew
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 106
Views: 2802

Re: Ro or tap

Excellent. When you get Wallybrew's analysis back you may want to post it on here so people can advise you on how to treat your water for whichever style of beer you're planning to brew.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 106
Views: 2802

Re: Ro or tap

When you discover how important water treatment is in the production of good beers (as I did a few years ago. Thanks again, Eric) you become really keen to pass the knowledge on. Once you've got your water treatment sorted you'll never look back. Takes a bit of time to work it through and understand...
by guypettigrew
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 106
Views: 2802

Re: Ro or tap

As long as you remember enough to make good beer; what else matters!

Guy