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by Texy
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Treating Water With a High Alkalinity for Brewing
Replies: 163
Views: 60120

Re: Treating Water With a High Alkalinity for Brewing

No, but it does tell you "Total Hardness as CaCO3", which is what is used to calculate CRS and DLS additions according to Brupaks website:
http://www.brupaks.com/water%20treatment.htm

Texy
by Texy
Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Treating Water With a High Alkalinity for Brewing
Replies: 163
Views: 60120

Re: Treating Water With a High Alkalinity for Brewing

For Thames Water, you can enter your postcode here for a report :
http://www.thameswater.co.uk/your-account/16245.htm

Texy
by Texy
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Absolute Beginner
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: Absolute Beginner

Oh and another thing, although down to personal choice of course, is that I bottle all my beer rather than cask. There's pro's and con's to each method, but bottling is easier for me to manager.

Texy
by Texy
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:21 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Absolute Beginner
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: Absolute Beginner

Hi, I went in head first with AG, although I have be making wine for many years. Actually, I,ve gone 'backwards' recently as my last 3 brews have been from kits, but thats mainly due to getting them for Xmas presents, and also when Wilco's sold off some cans for only a £1. My next brew will be AG ho...
by Texy
Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 10 Bottling Tips
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: 10 Bottling Tips

1..check. When using shop bought bottled beer always give the empyty bottle a good rinse as soon as the beer is finished. This avoids the dreaded mold forming. 2..I just use soapy water. Most of my bottles have now had several homebrews in them. I only use milk as glue to stick my labels, so they no...
by Texy
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 1st all grain with mash tun!
Replies: 27
Views: 966

Re: 1st all grain with mash tun!

Now to plan the next brew!
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by Texy
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Ball valve for coolbox / sparging
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Ball valve for coolbox / sparging

Your link isn't quite right so I can't see the actual eBay item, however I also went for what I think your pointing to, but for my boiler that I made. The mashtun I decided to buy a ready made effort at around £50 a year ago. Fly sparing is where you continually 'spray' water over the grain bed and...
by Texy
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: AG starter kit
Replies: 14
Views: 846

Re: AG starter kit

It's a year ago now that I went through the AG gear buying process. I spent around £200, but built my own boiler using a copperkettle pre-drilled bucket and couple of tesco value kettle elements. I've also bottled from the start as I haven't room for barrels etc. The advice I found was to get a goo...
by Texy
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 1st all grain with mash tun!
Replies: 27
Views: 966

Re: 1st all grain with mash tun!

It is a steep learning curving, but thats part of the fun and keeps your interest up, well it has for me, LOL. The process is very forgiving however as long as you keep roughly on the right path. I have found it is easy to make very drinkable beers despite not getting everything right. Whick beer ha...
by Texy
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Liquid yeast
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Liquid yeast

Thanks guys. I,ve placed an order for some DME and chosen Wyeast 1098 to get me 'started' :wink:

Texy
by Texy
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Liquid yeast
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Liquid yeast

Lol. I'm a victim of my own annoyances.
I take a look at those yeast links and take a look for some dried yeast extract.
Cheers
Texy
by Texy
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Liquid yeast
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Liquid yeast

Sorry I,m missing the joke, or my browser isn't displaying everything :oops:

Texy
by Texy
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: reeeeaaaallllllyyyy slooowwwwww US-04
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: reeeeaaaallllllyyyy slooowwwwww US-04

Sorry, it was us-05 not 04. OG of 1059 with about 23% caramalt. Usually all krausen business has stopped after a week, but this still has a decent little foam on top and blew out the airlock on the betta bottle. guess the water bath and fish tank heater doesn't work as well at these low temps, but ...
by Texy
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Liquid yeast
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Liquid yeast

Hi, I am now up to AG#5 which is GW's Ringwood XXXX Porter, and is currently in the FV doing nicely. I did have a slight problem with slow fermentation due to it being in a cold room. Even though the FV is in a large flexible bucket with aquiarium heater, it was still only just above 15 degree's. Cl...
by Texy
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: couple of questions before I brew
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: couple of questions before I brew

Naughty :D !!

Texy