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by Jocky
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.

I said that on the Milk the Funk Facebook group recently, and was pointed to this: [youtube]https://youtube.com/watch?v=0JC9n50RdVo[/youtube] Some people have done experiments and found it ineffective: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/is-starsan-good-desinfectant-spolier-no.601403/ Purely ...
by Jocky
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 1/2 bsp tap with male end on tank side
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: 1/2 bsp tap with male end on tank side

You could just use a regular tap with a running or barrel nipple?
by Jocky
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.

john luc wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:08 pm
https://youtu.be/ITYuGVzM2aI
I understand where you're coming from - over sparging or high ph during the sparge leeches polyphenols (aka tannins).

But that doesn't explain why it would develop in the keg, and polyphenols caused in this way are not clove like in flavour at all.
by Jocky
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.
Replies: 14
Views: 425

Re: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.

Which of these would you describe the phenols most like: Cloves Freshly cut grass Medicinal/TCP Peaty/Smoky Rubber ? Autolysed ('dead') yeast is more like marmite/slightly meaty flavour, so I'd be surprised if it was that in a beer that has been fined before going into the keg. On an outside chance,...
by Jocky
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 13
Views: 608

Re: Pros and Cons?

I've looked at a one pot system for helping shorten my brew day a bit, so I'll look forward to reading opinions here. The one comment I can make is: 1. No, a breadmaker makes bread which you can then eat without any further work. A one pot system makes wort, which you still have to ferment, package ...
by Jocky
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Damson Porter/old ale help
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Damson Porter/old ale help

I think with the sourness of damsons you want to leave residual sweetness in your beer, not just body. Stouts would be the natural option for this reason.

Having said that, I think the saison is a great idea. I'm seeing a lot of sour saisons popping up, so adding a sour fruit should work.
by Jocky
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

Hey Jocky. I was thinking the 6 hr boil didn't help matters. That and switching on the element as soon as it was covered in super thick and sugary wort and then not stirring it at all. Could kick myself. Been brewing 11 yrs and made that schoolboy error. Next time, I'm going to keep stirring the wo...
by Jocky
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

Sometimes learning to brew great beer means learning a lesson in what your brew kit can and can't do. I've had the same thing and had to dump am ashtray beer. In my case I had too much flour getting through to the boil, and since that I've been more careful in lautering. I think in your case a 6 hou...
by Jocky
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: CO2 pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: CO2 pipe

I've seen pictures (on here) of people with ruptured silicone hose that has exploded due to gas pressure. I suspect once you get to a 'safe' thickness of silicone hose it will be as unwieldy as your stiff beer line. Beer line is stiff so that it can be thin and handle the pressure. If you need to go...
by Jocky
Thu May 30, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Where can I find corny poppet valves?
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Where can I find corny poppet valves?

I've only seen them advertised here: https://www.hopandgrape.co.uk/poppet-va ... elius.html

No idea if they actually have them in stock - nobody else seems to.

At £4.50 a poppet it may be more economical in the long run to now buy replacement posts that take the universal poppets.
by Jocky
Mon May 20, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Where to get 250V/15A IEC-C15
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Where to get 250V/15A IEC-C15

These ones are ideal. 13 amp and properly hot rated:

https://www.lindy.co.uk/cables-adapters ... lack-p9230

Having melted a couple of cheap ones in the past, these have worked faultlessly.
by Jocky
Tue May 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Serving Pressure/Beer Line diameter
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Serving Pressure/Beer Line diameter

It sounds like you just need to shorten the run of 3/16" line that you have.
by Jocky
Mon May 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Choosing hops
Replies: 25
Views: 788

Re: Choosing hops

Stick to a few varieties and gradually try them and read other people's recipes and tasting notes. Find a beer you like then try and find out what hops are in it - someone will usually have tried to make a clone of most mainstream beers. Like all UK hops, Admiral is quite muted compared to nearly al...
by Jocky
Thu May 02, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewing heating element
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Brewing heating element

Does anyone have any experience of these elements off of eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Universal-230V-Home-Brew-Brewing-Water-Boiler-Element-Heater-Plug-Socket-3-Pin/2295184573? Like the look of the larger plug connector with these. My current element has one of the kettle lead type connectors and ...