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by Paddy Bubbles
Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: Backsweetening mead
Replies: 9
Views: 3459

Re: Backsweetening mead

Bit of a thread resurrection, but this seemed like the best place for my question. I'm looking for some advice on how to go about back-sweetening a mead. How much campden and potassium sorbate will I need for a 1 gal batch? I've ready some conflicting opinions online about how much campden to add, w...
by Paddy Bubbles
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: BIAB # 17 - Ageing Monk
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: BIAB # 17 - Ageing Monk

Looks like a really nice recipe. That's a lot of amber malt to put in an ale imo. Amber malt makes itself known even in small amounts. Probably just personal taste though, you'll end up with a very malty beer.
by Paddy Bubbles
Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Bottling conditioning a mead?
Replies: 3
Views: 2693

Bottling conditioning a mead?

I've got a plain mead on the go that I started fermenting about 5 weeks ago. It's long finished its primary fermentation, so I racked it to secondary last weekend. Plenty more yeast has flocced out, but no more signs of fermentation. My question relates to bottle-conditioning. Is it okay to bottle t...
by Paddy Bubbles
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP001 vs WLP007?
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: WLP001 vs WLP007?

Cheers Seymour, will do.
by Paddy Bubbles
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP001 vs WLP007?
Replies: 4
Views: 992

Re: WLP001 vs WLP007?

Thanks man, really useful info.

I think I'll do exactly that and leave the recipe unchanged.
by Paddy Bubbles
Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP001 vs WLP007?
Replies: 4
Views: 992

WLP001 vs WLP007?

I've got an ale recipe that I really like and I've always used US-05/WLP001 in it, but this time I'm going to ferment it with WLP007, the dry English ale yeast. Looking at the stats, the WLP007 can have less attenuation, so I'm thinking of reducing the crystal malt in the recipe as I want to retain ...
by Paddy Bubbles
Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Scorched wort on conical flask
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Scorched wort on conical flask

Thanks for all the suggestions lads. I thought I'd post back and tell you how I resolved this in the end. I used about a tablespoon of Lidl's W5 Oxy Power along with some boiling water. Lifted the scorched wort right off. No fuss. Here's a photo of the product... http://www.lidl.ie/static_content/li...
by Paddy Bubbles
Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Scorched wort on conical flask
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Scorched wort on conical flask

Thanks for the suggestions lads, I'll let you know how that goes.

Either way, I'm going to be doing my WLP550 starter in a plastic bottle this weekend! :-/
by Paddy Bubbles
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Scorched wort on conical flask
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Re: Scorched wort on conical flask

No, it's definitely on the inside.

What kind of chemicals would you recommend?
by Paddy Bubbles
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Scorched wort on conical flask
Replies: 9
Views: 1603

Scorched wort on conical flask

Anyone got any tips for removing scorched wort from a conical flask? I tried boiling a little water in it with some citric acid powder added, but I think I've made it worse, if anything.

Help!

Ta.
by Paddy Bubbles
Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Amber malt in a Pale Ale?
Replies: 22
Views: 1589

Re: Amber malt in a Pale Ale?

I've never used amber malt but I thought I could make a interesting IPA with it maybe. However searching on here seems to suggest roasty coffee flavours, so not sure if it will be a bit overpowering. Was planning on using 10% amber with fuggles and goldings as hops. What do people reckon? Cut down ...
by Paddy Bubbles
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: American Amber Ale hops?
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: American Amber Ale hops?

Rookie wrote:Last year I brewed an amber using simcoe, summit (not summer) and saphir that turned out great.
Rookie, what do you mean by "not summer"?
by Paddy Bubbles
Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop & Grape Stainless Steel Economy Boiler
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: Hop & Grape Stainless Steel Economy Boiler

I'm a complete DIY incompetent mate, I couldn't be trusted with such a job!
by Paddy Bubbles
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop & Grape Stainless Steel Economy Boiler
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Hop & Grape Stainless Steel Economy Boiler

Anyone got a stainless steel boiler from Hop & Grape? I'm looking for some unbiased feedback on the product from JBK before I take the plunge. http://www.hopandgrape.co.uk/public/detailv1.asp?itemcode=STA20252653 The boiler is available as standard with a copper manifold type hop-stopper and a chrom...
by Paddy Bubbles
Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: cascade, citra & amarillo together
Replies: 10
Views: 2148

Re: cascade, citra & amarillo together

All those hops will work amazingly well together, have no fear. One thing you might want to consider though, is whether you will still be able to enjoy the individual characteristics of each hop if you add more varieties. My latest thing is to use a maximum of two varieties in all of my pale ales an...