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by privatewiddle
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Ferment in a Kilner Drinks Dispenser
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Ferment in a Kilner Drinks Dispenser

Hello!

I was wondering if there's any reason I could not use a glass drinks dispenser to ferment in. Apart from the rather high tap and the need to make sure not to seal it?
kilner.jpg
The spigot looks like its chrome but is actually plastic.

Any thoughts would be appreciated
by privatewiddle
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: What's the minimum batch size on a SS Brewtech 5.5 Pot?
Replies: 2
Views: 572

What's the minimum batch size on a SS Brewtech 5.5 Pot?

Hello, I'm thinking of getting an SS Brewtech 5.5 Gallon (US galllons) that's available at The Malt Miller & other sites. I do 1 gallon batches at the moment but want the flexibility to occasionally do 2 gallons. Does anyone have this pot and know what the smallest batch I can do on it would be (I'd...
by privatewiddle
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Anyone used Dingemans Pale? Drop in sub for Maris Otter?
Replies: 7
Views: 544

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

Hello PW, Sorry, never used this grain, but would also like to give it a go. Would you mind saying what price, and where, you have seen it?. Cheers Rob Hi, Its from here, a large outlet in the Netherlands (they list its colour at EBC 7, actually its EBC 9) https://www.brouwmarkt.nl/en/premium-quali...
by privatewiddle
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Anyone used Dingemans Pale? Drop in sub for Maris Otter?
Replies: 7
Views: 544

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

I have used it in the past as it was good value iirc but can't really remember what it was like or if I noticed a difference between it and british pale malts :) . The only thing I could say is that I have only ever been disappointed with one base malt and that was Bairds and was probably the fault...
by privatewiddle
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Anyone used Dingemans Pale? Drop in sub for Maris Otter?
Replies: 7
Views: 544

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

Hello PW, Sorry, never used this grain, but would also like to give it a go. Would you mind saying what price, and where, you have seen it?. Cheers Rob Hi, Its from here, a large outlet in the Netherlands https://www.brouwmarkt.nl/en/premium-quality-pale-ale-malt-7-ebc-25-kilo.html The price in Eur...
by privatewiddle
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 6430

Re: Demise of Hop and Grape

The website is still up, are Hop & Grape back?
https://www.hopandgrape.co.uk/
by privatewiddle
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Anyone used Dingemans Pale? Drop in sub for Maris Otter?
Replies: 7
Views: 544

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

Hello,

I've seen Dingemans Pale at a very good price and was thinking of trying it as a base. Would it work well as a substitute for Maris Otter in bitters, milds etc?

I like beer on the malty side and was wondering if anyone has any experience of it?

Thanks
by privatewiddle
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Pitching in kettle then double-dropping - Is this a bad idea?
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Pitching in kettle then double-dropping - Is this a bad idea?

I doubt I'm going to see major improvements doing this, but I'm cursed with the compulsion to try once the idea is in my head otherwise it bugs me! I'm worried about what will happen with break material mixed with settling yeast on the bottom, but I suppose the only way to find out is give it a go. ...
by privatewiddle
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Pitching in kettle then double-dropping - Is this a bad idea?
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Pitching in kettle then double-dropping - Is this a bad idea?

Hello, Its an SS induction pot so there is no element, just the 304 steel pot itself. I'd oxygenate by passing air through a stone inside the wort that's fed through a tube passing through a hole in the lid. There would be a HEPA filter between the pump and the kettle. The wort will be aerated using...
by privatewiddle
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Out of date kits
Replies: 13
Views: 1791

Re: Out of date kits

Thanks. Any advice on the Yeast to use? S04, Wilko or Nottingham should all be safe bets. Thanks Alexlark. I used Crossmyloof real ale recently and wasn't that impressed. Is Wilkos Windsor? Hello, Wilkos is Danstar Nottingham. Its packaged at source by the manufacturer with Wilko sachets used to pa...
by privatewiddle
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Pitching in kettle then double-dropping - Is this a bad idea?
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Pitching in mash tun then double-dropping - Is this a bad idea?

Hello, I read this https://www.nationalhomebrewclub.ie/forum/yeast-board/(how-to)-'double-drop'-fermentation/ and thought I'd give it a try. I was going to split my batches in two anyway (to dry hop with different hops). As it seems easy to do I was wondering if I could pitch into the chilled wort i...
by privatewiddle
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Just a therory
Replies: 19
Views: 1435

Re: Just a therory

Very different depending on yeast, but fairly expensive to do. Years ago working at the "b word" they did the same beer 4 times with different yeasts - English, American, tripel, something else. Lots of very characterful yeasts available so it'd be easy to brew an english pale ale, american pale al...
by privatewiddle
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Pitching in kettle then double-dropping - Is this a bad idea?
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Pitching in kettle then double-dropping - Is this a bad idea?

I do small batches and collect yeast by top-cropping. I'd like to try double dropping but have extremely limited space so don't want more equipment. My idea is to mash (BIAB) and then pitch into the wort without transferring from the pot I mashed & did the boil in. Then I would transfer to a demijoh...
by privatewiddle
Fri May 25, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: English vs. German Munich Malt?
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: English vs. German Munich Malt?

Thanks, I've been using it at 5 to 20% so far so I suppose at the lower end of that range it wouldn't make much difference, I'm thinking of making some darker German ales that use a lot of Munich so I think that for those I may stick to German malt if the English version tastes quite different.
by privatewiddle
Thu May 24, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: English vs. German Munich Malt?
Replies: 4
Views: 688

English vs. German Munich Malt?

Hello. Just ordered a mill after a long time ordering crushed grain so I'm looking to buy a couple of sacks of base malts. I'd like to use English malt where possible so I was wondering if I can swap English maltster's versions of light Munich for the Weyermann / Best Malz I've been using so far wit...