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by john luc
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How to retain a fruity taste & aroma in pale ales?
Replies: 14
Views: 1062

Re: How to retain a fruity taste & aroma in pale ales?

Back in the 80's I was involved with a brewery and the head brewer would make up a solution of SMB in 2 pints of water and add them to the BBT. The beer was then filtered into this tank at carbonated. He did it to prevent any modest yeast growth which would have made the filtering pointless.
by john luc
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How to retain a fruity taste & aroma in pale ales?
Replies: 14
Views: 1062

Re: How to retain a fruity taste & aroma in pale ales?

Hymm, I had not read this, https://brulosophy.com/2019/02/11/post-fermentation-oxidation-the-impact-adding-sodium-metabisulfite-at-packaging-has-on-beer-exbeeriment-results/ linked above but he seems to be moving along the the same thinking. I will try his method next of purging a keg with Starsan a...
by john luc
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How to retain a fruity taste & aroma in pale ales?
Replies: 14
Views: 1062

Re: How to retain a fruity taste & aroma in pale ales?

I have switched to using SMB instead of starsan to flush out my corney keg prior to filling under pressure. I add 3 grams to the keg and fill with water and then flush it with co2. SMB is an Oxygen scavenger so I think it helps. I am interested in trying to lengthen my shelf life of this style too. ...
by john luc
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Mash/Sparge query
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Mash/Sparge query

Efficiency is not a necessary goal to get hung up on. If your system produces 70% then as a homebrewer be happy and work with that. As you come close to 100% you risk tannins and other not nice things. Leave that to the large commercial brewers.
by john luc
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

Not sure if Lidl UK has these https://www.lidl.ie/en/p/craft-beer-awa ... ale/p18502 but as Irish Red's go I think this is a cracker. And good value too.
by john luc
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: S04
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: S04

I’ve had zero problems with it. I’ve been brewing everything from British Golden Ales, Stouts and Best Bitter. I read a post on an American home brew forum where I guy claims he had 16 beers that were undrinkable using S04. I’m wondering if something happened and Fermentis changed the strain? I nev...
by john luc
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Anyone use a FOB detector in their home set up?
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Anyone use a FOB detector in their home set up?

Pubs need these particularly when the keg is a good distance from the tap at the bar. It sits just above the keg so that when the keg is empty the fob quickly shuts the line to the bar tap thus making a change to a fresh keg easy and you don't end up with an empty beer line.
by john luc
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Numpty Question
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Numpty Question

There is no problem with using the extra bit of grain however I would say focus on the beer recipe you want and not fret over a couple of penny's worth of spare grains. Grains are cheap enough so you can afford to use it in another brew or just feed the chickens with it. The chickens will thank you ...
by john luc
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: One sachet or two?
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: One sachet or two?

2 packets. As said underpitching is a common homebrew problem
by john luc
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Hop advice please

Hymm, not so sure about this one. Donald Trump claims to be from Scotland but I think most Scots would only think of him as a Yankee :roll: . The American hops tend to be more floral where as European hops more herbal.
by john luc
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Hop advice please

by john luc
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Thornbridge Colorado Red clone

https://www.nationalhomebrewclub.ie/for ... -question/
This is an old thread but has the information on the recipe
by john luc
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dave Line & Lost Beers
Replies: 13
Views: 1794

Re: Dave Line & Lost Beers

Thing was about Dave Lines book was that you could not buy the ingredients listed. I recall he said to use Bullian hops for Guinness and as for Amber malt.... :shock:
by john luc
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dave Line & Lost Beers
Replies: 13
Views: 1794

Re: Dave Line & Lost Beers

I have Dave Lines book too from waaay back then,also have a great old book, "All about Beer and home Brewing" by Bob Pritchard. A bible for me before someone invented the tinternet. https://www.ebay.com/itm/All-About-Beer-and-Home-Brewing-Bob-Pritchard-1983-142pgs-7-/292971468771I I think it was rei...
by john luc
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How long for a hot break?
Replies: 7
Views: 1028

Re: How long for a hot break?

I recall that it keeps isomerising until it goes under 60 C.