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by GrowlingDogBeer
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Craftbrewing Forum
Replies: 21
Views: 2905

Re: Craftbrewing Forum

For quite a long time Google decided it was unsafe for no reason. That stopped a lot of people accessing the site and it never really recovered from that. That and the general slowdown in use of forums in favour of other social media like Facebook and other forums around haven't helped it either. I'...
by GrowlingDogBeer
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Craftbrewing Forum
Replies: 21
Views: 2905

Re: Craftbrewing Forum

It's certainly somewhat broken. I believe the man with the keys is currently on holiday so probably can't do much about it.
by GrowlingDogBeer
Fri May 12, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Fresh yeast
Replies: 6
Views: 1290

Re: Fresh yeast

About 2 miles towards Billericay from where I am. Bellhouse Brewery.

I've never tried the beer though, have to track it down. The Fox and Hounds might be A good place to start.

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by GrowlingDogBeer
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Reverse Osmosis filter, advice sought
Replies: 5
Views: 1842

Re: Reverse Osmosis filter, advice sought

I'm not very technical when it comes to water, but what I do know is that if you have hard water you should put a water softener in before the RO unit as hard water seriously reduces the life of the RO membrane. Not sure whether that will be relevant for you or not with fairly small volumes, but its...
by GrowlingDogBeer
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: RIS help needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1337

Re: RIS help needed!

I doubt it will go much lower than it is now. 1100 to 1030 is quite good. Adding more yeast now will do nothing as the high alcohol content will just kill it. The only yeast surviving now is what has become used to the high alcohol. Give it another couple of weeks and it will have gone down as far a...
by GrowlingDogBeer
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: taps for casks
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: taps for casks

I've never seen a cask with a threaded hole where the tap goes. In my experience that hole has always been sealed with a keystone. http://a1barstuff.co.uk/cask-keystone And then a Cask tap is put into that http://a1barstuff.co.uk/single-plastic-cask-tap-34-bsp With a large hammer http://a1barstuff.c...
by GrowlingDogBeer
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Kegging and low consumption
Replies: 17
Views: 1333

Re: Kegging and low consumption

I never cleaned my lines while they were attached to a keg. Once a keg was empty then I would clean the lines and tap thoroughly ready for the next time. As far as i can make out the beer lines are just an extension of the inside of the keg, it's all sealed and airtight, I can't see the problem. Som...
by GrowlingDogBeer
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: Boil time for Steeped grains
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Re: Boil time for Steeped grains

I wouldn't boil the grains at all, I would steep them then remove them before the boil.
by GrowlingDogBeer
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Beer Gun or counter pressure filler
Replies: 44
Views: 4048

Re: Beer Gun or counter pressure filler

For filling the odd bottle I always used a short piece of pipe pushed over the tap, connected to a bottling wand.
For bottling bigger batches I used a beer gun.
I rarely bottled bigger batches from a keg, I couldn't really see the point, easier to leave it in the keg.
by GrowlingDogBeer
Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Gas burner ring for 100L pot
Replies: 32
Views: 2207

Re: Gas burner ring for 100L pot

I had no problem using a 7.5kw burner bringing 50L to the boil. It took about 30 minutes to get up to the boil post sparge. You can easily lose heat if you don't have good wind breaks. I boiled inside a garage with good air circulation, but it wasn't drafty, I think that made a big difference compar...
by GrowlingDogBeer
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2016
Replies: 161
Views: 25487

Re: Hop Growing 2016

Spray the plants with soapy water to get rid of greenfly.
by GrowlingDogBeer
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: First attempt - TCP!
Replies: 8
Views: 2601

Re: First attempt - TCP!

I would always use a Camden tablet to remove any Chlorine or Chloramines that are in your tap water prior to brewing. Some areas of the UK are worse than others but they are so cheap might as well. I know you mentioned you used Starsan to sanitise your brewing kit, but would did you use to clean it,...
by GrowlingDogBeer
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Back at it...Ridley's Mild
Replies: 36
Views: 3627

Re: Back at it...Ridley's Mild

Cool, thanks for that. There does seem to be some theory out there in interweb world of brewing folklore from years long gone that too much Black Malt or too much Chocolate Malt is a bad idea, something else in brewing to treat with a pinch of salt. I wonder at what point too much does become too mu...
by GrowlingDogBeer
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Back at it...Ridley's Mild
Replies: 36
Views: 3627

Re: Back at it...Ridley's Mild

Have you used that much Black Malt in a brew before, it seems like a lot to me and I recall reading that you shouldn't use much as it can taste too bitter.. I've never tried it though. I read a similar thing about chocolate Malt and made a brew with 10% Chocolate Malt and it was lovely so I'm not re...
by GrowlingDogBeer
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Wanted - A slightly sweeter stout recipe
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Wanted - A slightly sweeter stout recipe

I brewed this a while back, it got some very good reviews from those that tasted it. You can just increase the overall grain volume to increase th OG should you wish, but this should give a good starting point. I mashed at 68 to keep some sweetness to the beer. OG 1049. 36 IBU 77.5% Crisp Pale Malt ...