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by super_simian
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Still struggling with chill haze, what cured it for you?
Replies: 21
Views: 2113

Re: Still struggling with chill haze, what cured it for you?

I close my eyes - you can't taste chill haze!
by super_simian
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Using more than one yeast - good/bad idea?
Replies: 19
Views: 2029

Re: Using more than one yeast - good/bad idea?

Yup. 66/33 split of ESB to Notto is my current go to. Fruity esters with strong attenuation, plus rapid fermentation at 19C and great flocculation - perfect. There's a lot of online chatter about NEIPA using a 3 way split of S04/T58 and WB06 (plus CBC1 for bottling) which is pretty interesting readi...
by super_simian
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Vermont pale ale
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Vermont pale ale

How are you determining the IBU contributions at 80C?
by super_simian
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Real experiences of using mangrove jack yeast?
Replies: 31
Views: 6517

Re: Real experiences of using mangrove jack yeast?

This idea that saison is meant to be tart is a bit odd really - none of the authentic examples I've had are "tart" as such, but rather bone dry w/ a 'tang'.
by super_simian
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Mangrove Jack M44 West Coast ; repitched
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: Mangrove Jack M44 West Coast ; repitched

7 days is very short for a beer over 1.040. I would say too short, but everyone has a different lived experience! I also find US clean ale yeasts need more time than UK estery yeasts - US05 and BRY97 I always give a full fortnight (primary fermentation, ramp up to 21-22C for 3-4days for d-rest, then...
by super_simian
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mexican lager yeast?
Replies: 19
Views: 2451

Re: Mexican lager yeast?

And now it becomes clear - McMullen has some kind of personal vendetta against dried yeast. Well, you can't argue with stupid, so I'll leave it there. OP - If you're still looking for dried lager yeast, S189 is virtually bulletproof and great for macro style lagers. W34/70 isn't as forgiving, and ca...
by super_simian
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mexican lager yeast?
Replies: 19
Views: 2451

Re: Mexican lager yeast?

The majority of American ale strains were British ale strains originally. They diverged over time, as yeast do, in different breweries, even within the same region. It sounds to me that there is a Mexican lager strain. Why not use it, if a Mexican lager is what's desired? Why not? Well, there's no ...
by super_simian
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mexican lager yeast?
Replies: 19
Views: 2451

Re: Mexican lager yeast?

Mangrove Jacks M054 - California Lager or Fermentis S189 - Swiss Lager both ferment clean lagers at higher temps, great for making megabrew type lagers with or without high adjunct additions. Are these dried yeast known for fermenting Mexican Lagers? http://draftmag.com/mexican-style-lager/ That ar...
by super_simian
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mexican lager yeast?
Replies: 19
Views: 2451

Re: Mexican lager yeast?

Mangrove Jacks M054 - California Lager or Fermentis S189 - Swiss Lager both ferment clean lagers at higher temps, great for making megabrew type lagers with or without high adjunct additions.
by super_simian
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Priming a Saison style beer
Replies: 8
Views: 1150

Re: Priming a Saison style beer

What yeast did you use?
by super_simian
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Which Dry Yeast for Old Peculier Clone
Replies: 12
Views: 1291

Re: Which Dry Yeast for Old Peculier Clone

... I had recently read an article ( http://www.britishbrewer.com/2010/02/recipe-theakston-old-peculier-version-1/ ) which suggested using a Belgian Ale yeast ... Most likely nonsense. There's info out there which shows the typical "Belgian" style yeasts are likely descended from the strong ales of...
by super_simian
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Kettle Souring... Failing!
Replies: 16
Views: 1775

Re: Kettle Souring... Failing!

L.plantarum has not let me down in half a dozen brews. Debrukii, brevis, grain and yoghurt on the other hand have either not soured, or committed chemical warfare on my household. Look for a probiotic pill with l.plantarum, keep the souring at 37-40C and you'll be sweet (actually..you'll be sour).
by super_simian
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Kettle Souring... Failing!
Replies: 16
Views: 1775

Re: Kettle Souring... Failing!

I think a lot of people suspend a bag of raw malt into the kettle - the naturally occurring Lacto on the surface of the malt does the trick, apparently. From experience that's a great way to get buckets of butyric acid (vomit/parmesan/feet), not to mention other foul odours. And if you're truly ket...
by super_simian
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Kettle Souring... Failing!
Replies: 16
Views: 1775

Re: Kettle Souring... Failing!

I've been using l.plantarum pills, about 1 pill per 2 litres (gels caps popped open and contents dumped in) at 38C for 12-18 hours, getting to 3.5-3.8 in that time. I found excluding O2 not useful in that timeframe, no noticeable butyric or acetic. Just had a lid on the pot.
by super_simian
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Advice on missed OG targets
Replies: 30
Views: 2634

Re: Advice on missed OG targets

Sorry if these questions seem daft but;
  • Are you using fresh grain?
  • Are you crushing it yourself?
  • Is your scale accurate?
  • Is your thermometer accurate?