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by Rubbery
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How much Special B?
Replies: 17
Views: 2128

Re: How much Special B?

I like Special B, but only at around 1%. More than 2% gives me an overpowering taste of prunes.
by Rubbery
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Anyone used Dingemans Pale? Drop in sub for Maris Otter?
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: Anyone used Dingemans Pale? Drop in sub for Maris Otter?

Its from here, a large outlet in the Netherlands https://www.brouwmarkt.nl/en/premium-quality-pale-ale-malt-7-ebc-25-kilo.html It does not look like they supply crushed. Maybe not an issue for you, but a lot of people do not have a grain mill. Yes, it is a great base malt and can substitute for MO ...
by Rubbery
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Invert sugar
Replies: 20
Views: 1165

Re: Invert sugar

Golden syrup is partially inverted. I add to Best Bitter recipes to reduce body to make an easy drinking beer. 5% by weight added at the end of boil.

It also imparts a subtle flavour of its own. I find Tate & Lyle has a better taste than the supermarket own brands.
by Rubbery
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dishwasher sanitising
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: Dishwasher sanitising

Sanitise = reduce bugs to a level not harmful to health
Sterilise = remove all bugs 100%
by Rubbery
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PTFE
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: PTFE

... and it works a treat! The hop filter sucked my boiler dry =D>
by Rubbery
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PTFE
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: PTFE

Thanks for quick reply. I am mashing in now, so will get the boil on before lunch. PTFE at the ready!
by Rubbery
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: PTFE
Replies: 6
Views: 600

PTFE

Is PTFE food safe?

My hop filter slides into the back of my boiler tap, but is a bit loose now and I can not get a siphon. I am thinking of a couple of turns of PTFE tape, but will that be ok in a 90 min boil?
by Rubbery
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: English yeasts for American pales and IPAs
Replies: 20
Views: 1594

Re: English yeasts for American pales and IPAs

I use wyeast 1469 west yorkshire ale for all my hoppy pale ales. Attenuation is high, so you get a nice dry beer to show off the hops. I brew at 17.5C (ambient temp) which keeps esters low. flocculation is a bit poor, so it takes a few weeks to clear.
by Rubbery
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Hop combinations
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: Hop combinations

Rookie wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:01 pm
Centennial and cascade are a classic APA combo.
+1, but adding in the Simcoe would be better :D

Nelson Sauvin will clash with most hops, but sometimes in a good way :?
by Rubbery
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Forgot the Protofloc
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: Forgot the Protofloc

Thanks all,

It was not too murky going into the FV, so I have high hopes. It's bubbling away nicely now. I may try the gelatine suggestion if I have have fridge space to crash cool it.
by Rubbery
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Forgot the Protofloc
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: Forgot the Protofloc

ok, I will carry on and treat it as an experiment.
by Rubbery
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Forgot the Protofloc
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Forgot the Protofloc

Help! I forgot the Protofloc and have 23L of murky chilled sweet wort :oops:

Any suggestions as to what I can do to save the beer? 8-[

I don't want to boil again as that will cause more problems with IBUs and late hops. I would rather start again.
by Rubbery
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Problem with repitching Slurry
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: Problem with repitching Slurry

I guess you have fermented right out, if you bottled the last batch, so the yeast will take a little while to wake up. You should see signs of fermentation at 24 hours (+/- 12 hours).
by Rubbery
Tue Oct 11, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Mangrove Jack's California lager yeast
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: Mangrove Jack's California lager yeast

I have used wyeast 2112 (california larger) for a few years, which I believe to be the Anchor brewery yeast. This is very clean and flocculates well. Attenuation is a little low, so leaves a residual sweetness. This works well in a malt-forward bitter. I have been trying Mangrove Jacks California La...
by Rubbery
Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Recent beer with High FG 1025
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: Recent beer with High FG 1025

BenB wrote:Would 70 degrees really denature the enzyme within 5 minutes? It's not that far off some target temperatures...
When an enzyme is denatured it happens quickly. I sparge out regularly at 75C in order to denature alpha and beta amylase instantly. 70C is borderline for beta amylase.