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by Jocky
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 128
Views: 3177

Re: Ro or tap

CRS/AMS works well for high alkalinity water - certainly up to the 250-265ppm I get.
by Jocky
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 128
Views: 3177

Re: Ro or tap

Heron1952 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:09 am
Interesting MME spreadsheet, sadly no CRS or AMS or H2SO4 or HCl acid additions. That's in common with many water calculators. Those acids would all affect the critical sulphate and chloride balance, not just alkalinity
CRS/AMS is in there.
by Jocky
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wilco's Mexican Lager kit
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Wilco's Mexican Lager kit

If the wort before fermentation is light, and darker at some point later (at transfer to keg, or at serving) then I'd be 90% certain the problem is oxidation. In this case you need to work backwards from when you noticed it darkened to figure out where this has happened. If it's that colour before f...
by Jocky
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Red x smash
Replies: 26
Views: 480

Re: Red x smash

by Jocky
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Control Panel Parts List
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: Control Panel Parts List

Brewbuilder do a nice short 30mm NTC probe: https://brewbuilder.co.uk/temperature-probes.html

Any shorter then that and I don't think you're going to be measuring the temperature accurately.
by Jocky
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wilco's Mexican Lager kit
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Wilco's Mexican Lager kit

Is is the dark colour before fermentation, or just after?
by Jocky
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Red x smash
Replies: 26
Views: 480

Re: Red x smash

37.5kg of malt using BIAB? You're going to need a mega strong bag and a hoist for that.
by Jocky
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times
Replies: 26
Views: 1081

Re: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times

I've tried a number (and used to seek them out) but realised very quickly more often than not what I was getting was a Pale Ale. Those hallmarks of a lager - smooth malt flavour with a crispness to it - were hidden under a bale of hops.
by Jocky
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times
Replies: 26
Views: 1081

Re: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times

f00b4r wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Except for the new craft beer breweries they seem to usually avoid dry hopping their lagers but it does seem to work well sometimes.
For me there's no point in spending the time and energy lagering a beer so it's smooth and clean flavoured and then dry hopping it.
by Jocky
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 128
Views: 3177

Re: Ro or tap

I appreciate that the other salts are very inexpensive, it’s just complicating things further when you’re adding so little, and really won’t have any noticeable effect. I would always recommend someone to get a water analysis done whatever the water company report says, but it will give you an indic...
by Jocky
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 128
Views: 3177

Re: Ro or tap

Interesting, BB. Putting those figures into Graham's water treatment calculator suggests that, for 25 litres of a 'Bitter' as Graham calls it, you'd need to add about 10g of Calcium Sulphate, 2.8g of Calcium Chloride, 1.5 g of Magnesium Sulphate and 1.9g of Sodium Chloride. This would give you 150p...
by Jocky
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oak aging?
Replies: 19
Views: 1605

Re: Oak aging?

You might also want to read the Malt Miller blog, where the Beer Boars club made a stout and split the batch, aging one with chunks of bourbon barrel, one with Provoak pellets and one with an oak flavouring: Brew day: https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/blog/exboariment-oak-ageing-products-part-1/ Resul...
by Jocky
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: Tepache
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Tepache

Good point - by the time anything reaches me who knows what would be on the surface of the pineapple.

I look forward to your future attempts. In the mean time maybe I’ll give it a go too. I even have some yeast recovered from cacao trees I could use.
by Jocky
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: A hogshead, a firkin at a time
Replies: 53
Views: 11274

Re: A hogshead, a firkin at a time

Great project this - very inspiring. I doubt I'll have the time or space to nurture barrels in the future, but this thread is certainly inspiring me.
by Jocky
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: Tepache
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Tepache

I keep meaning to make Tepache (and figure out whether I can make a hybrid beer too...) Recipes I normally see don't use any yeast - I presume there is plenty on the pineapple skin (which I can completely believe given how easily pineapple seems to ferment just left out). Have you done any experimen...