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by Dennis King
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: How accurate are ph indicator strips?
Replies: 18
Views: 530

Re: How accurate are ph indicator strips?

A very good step. Please post the findings of the analysis to open this discusion further. Will do, as I’ll need help to use the results!!! Hi guys. Please find results of water analysis below Sodium as Na, mg/L 32.0 Potassium as K, mg/L 4.0 Magnesium as Mg, mg/L 7.8 Calcium as Ca, mg/L 51.8 Chlori...
by Dennis King
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Conditioning in a Polypin / mini cask
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Conditioning in a Polypin / mini cask

I tend to ferment for around 10 days and always check the gravity before transfering. Most seem to finish around 1.012 give or take the odd point.
by Dennis King
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Conditioning in a Polypin / mini cask
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Conditioning in a Polypin / mini cask

I use 20lt polypins. Most beers will I just leave for around 3 weeks and they beer will prime naturally as they condition. If the pin was not started to expand after 2 weeks I will add about 70gms of priming sugar.
by Dennis King
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Burnham On Crouch
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: Hello from Burnham On Crouch

Welcome always good to have more Essex brewers on board
by Dennis King
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: White shield
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: White shield

I used this beer as my main yeast source for years. Unfortunately they changed it to a priming yeast quite a few years back but must admit not tried it for at least 10 years.
by Dennis King
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Adnams recipes and Southwold Water
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Adnams recipes and Southwold Water

I know Adnams is duel strain and I believe one dominates if repitched after just a few generations how that applies to their mini kegs I don't know.
by Dennis King
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 16
Views: 1853

Re: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)

Sorry SO4
by Dennis King
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 16
Views: 1853

Re: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)

I would keep it to Pale malt, a bit of crystal, fuggles for hops and avoid SO2 like the plague.
by Dennis King
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dave Line & Lost Beers
Replies: 13
Views: 1384

Re: Dave Line & Lost Beers

After a couple of years following the recipes of Ken Shales and CJ Berry I bought this book around 1980 and it was a life changing moment as it made me realise I could not only make good beer I could make great beer. Stand out ones from memory London pride, Abbot ale, Sam Smiths, Bass plus several o...
by Dennis King
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 972

Re: WLP002 starter

Looks good to me.
by Dennis King
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 972

Re: WLP002 starter

I use this yeast a lot and would not worry the clumping is quite normal. I normally get a slight head at this stage. How old is the yeast and how long do you intend to keep on the stir plate
by Dennis King
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Starting to get addictive?
Replies: 21
Views: 1718

Re: Starting to get addictive?

Yes it is addictive.
by Dennis King
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water profile for Hook Norton?
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Water profile for Hook Norton?

He left out the yeast on purpose as the yeast the brewers use is generally not available to the public. Brewlabs would supply specific yeasts but they have changed the way they trade recently so not sure if that is still an option. Personally if using liquid yeast I would go for any of the British s...
by Dennis King
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water profile for Hook Norton?
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Water profile for Hook Norton?

Thanks, I'm glad you included that link I had seen it before but could not find it again, it does show some difference in malt from GW's recipe, so that will probably help me with developing it. GW would always say his recipes were not scaled down copies of the original brewery recipe just his inte...
by Dennis King
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: looking for a good recipe book
Replies: 12
Views: 936

Re: looking for a good recipe book

Personally I find the 2nd and 3rd editions of Graham's books the best but that is probably because they contain more of the beers I want to brew. I don't have the Greg Hughes book but I have read somewhere that most of the book he just copied the work of others.