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by orlando
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Water giving unpleasant earthy taste?
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Water giving unpleasant earthy taste?

WalesAles wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:07 pm
orlando wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:45 am
I live close to the Norfolk coast so we can take a little more time tasting and discussing what is happening to your Beer
HaHa,
Free Beer for orlando! :D

WA
Some of it can be really good as well. :wink: Always happy to help me. :lol: Although: 17 days and heard nothing more. :cry:
by orlando
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Norwich Amateur Brewers Club
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: Norwich Amateur Brewers Club

We have now fired the gun and ticket sales are now on. Take a look here for how to get hold of some.
by orlando
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

I thought about a spray ball not long after getting my conicals. Until I dismantled the tri-clamps and discovered yeast had got to parts of the seal that I didn't think a spray ball would reach, so dismantling every time became a laborious but peace of mind part of the brew day.
by orlando
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: clearing beer
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: clearing beer

Getting mash pH into the right range. Using enough Calcium. Requires you to ignore US advice. Don’t how I forgot this - yes - since I started treating my water, beer clarity has become much less of an issue. Water is very soft where I am. It's alkalinity that's the enemy as it acts as a buffer, res...
by orlando
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: clearing beer
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: clearing beer

Getting mash pH into the right range. Using enough Calcium. Requires you to ignore US advice.
by orlando
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: Now Sold - SS Brewtech Kettle, Induction Hob and March 809 Pump for Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: SS Brewtech Kettle, Induction Hob and March 809 Pump for Sale

Hoffmonkey wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:43 pm
I'll take the lot if we can haggle the price a bit and come up with a way of getting it delivered to Bristol!
Here you go. :D
by orlando
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Water giving unpleasant earthy taste?
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Water giving unpleasant earthy taste?

I live close to the Norfolk coast so recognise your water and brew with it without the problems you describe. You don't mention chlorine, do you do anything to eliminate this? I suggest you join the Norwich Amateur Brewers so we can take a little more time tasting and discussing what is happening to...
by orlando
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: South East water profiles
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: South East water profiles

Typically they are averages and sampled every 6 months. Buy a Salifert kit to check alkalinity before every brew and get yourself a Brewers water report from wally brew of this Parish.
by orlando
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hiya from Hoffmonkey
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Hiya from Hoffmonkey

Welcome Dave. You might reconsider your kettle size. 70 litres is not much more and would allow you to double your standard brew length for the odd occasion you might want to punt a Party. You don't need a water filter but we will no doubt get on to that as you progress. By the way, you might find y...
by orlando
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Increasing the ABV post ferment
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Increasing the ABV post ferment

Fix the boiler?
by orlando
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Alright from Austin
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Alright from Austin

I keep wanting to brew more recipes but I've run out of fermentors. . . imc, Buy some more FV`s then! #-o This is how it starts! It never ends. :lol: Someone, possibly on here said, and I paraphrase, fearing if he died and his Wife sold all his gear off, she would say to the potential purchaser "we...
by orlando
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Alright from Austin
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Alright from Austin

Jim wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:21 am
Welcome! :)

Yes, it's easy to let the amount of gear you have proliferate wildly once you get into brewing!
The word "easy" being an under statement. :roll:
by orlando
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: De-ionised water
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: De-ionised water

Obviously it depends on what is in your water in the first place, have you had a proper analysis? Most of us with slightly, even highly raised alkalinity levels, can make just about anything without using DI or if you like RO water. Diluting with it can help with low mineral Beers like Pilsner but o...
by orlando
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?

It would appear you have eliminated everything.
by orlando
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: Beer priming for bottling ; temp & residual CO2?

Not Brett then or indeed anything else if it tasted the same. If not that it has to be a measurement problem. If the Beer was truly done raising the temperature shouldn't make any difference. Did every bottle behave the same when opened? Do you batch prime?