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by orlando
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Show me what you got ;)
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Show me what you got ;)

It's just a standard cooker hood I got from eBay. It doesn't keep up completely but I would say 80-90% and that's enough. I considered HERMS but have found the RIMS works really well. Are you going to use the HLT or a seperate pot?
by orlando
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Show me what you got ;)
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Show me what you got ;)

https://res.cloudinary.com/orl8ndo/image/upload/c_scale,w_896/v1499808642/Ashley_s_Brewery_dglojt.jpg Mainly British styles but recently made a half decent Kolsch, albeit having some US hops in it to give it a bit more character :D , should upset the purists. Just bottled a Wee Heavy for Xmas. In t...
by orlando
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: SEYMOUR CALABAZILLA COMMON
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: SEYMOUR CALABAZILLA COMMON

Been a while Seymour, welcome back.
by orlando
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Sussex Hops
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Sussex Hops

Best way to assess them.
by orlando
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Sussex Hops
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Sussex Hops

Any hops from BOH are perfect for English style Beers. I've been particularly impressed with last years harvest.
by orlando
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Brewing is like cooking right?
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Brewing is like cooking right?

Yes it is.
by orlando
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?
Replies: 22
Views: 1259

Re: What is the cheapest and best way of sanitising?

Pearcetic acid or steam have their place.
by orlando
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brew kits in the 80s
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: Brew kits in the 80s

1974 and Boots were flogging Beer Kits, not just the condoms I really went in for. :wink: Couldn't afford real Beer so me and a mate went "why not"? Boy did we find out! I'll never forget one drunken bottling session late one night using one of those single handled crown cap corkers using the heel o...
by orlando
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First Stout Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: First Stout Advice

Unfortunately I didnt have a ph probe then so I am unsure on the ph. I am probably draining the sparge too quickly, maybe only leaving it for 10mins? That would be it. Slow this down, taking more like 45 minutes to an hour would improve extraction, regaining the 9 points you lost from your target p...
by orlando
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First Stout Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: First Stout Advice

Missed the comment on 1.032 instead of 1.042. Leaving at least 10 points behind in the grains is the reason for the gap, so yes, sparging is the issue here. Sparge slower and maybe longer and he may be OK. Astringency is another issue. Don't think he mentions the actual mash pH, that might provide t...
by orlando
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First Stout Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 1359

Re: First Stout Advice

If runnings were 1020 beyond a full length sparge, there must have been a significant quantity of sugars still in the grains and at this stage you should ignor the astringency you found. I interpreted that as meaning 1.020 after finishing sparging i.e. full boil volume SG, prompted by the comment o...
by orlando
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 891

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WalesAles wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:51 pm
orlando wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:24 pm
rpruen wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:43 pm
Just goes to show a little lubrication always helps :) donations of homebrew always help too.
I take it Wales hasn't seen this one yet. :wink: :lol: Give it time.
orlando,
At my age, a LOT of lubrication helps! :D

WA
Told you. :roll: :lol:
by orlando
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: a
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: cool box mash tuns

I went for an Igloo at first, now I have a thermopot. Should have started with it, stainless is forever, despite what Shirley sings.
by orlando
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 891

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rpruen wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:43 pm
Just goes to show a little lubrication always helps :) donations of homebrew always help too.
I take it Wales hasn't seen this one yet. :wink: :lol: Give it time.
by orlando
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop pellets clogging
Replies: 15
Views: 1303

Re: Hop pellets clogging

WalesAles wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:11 pm
orlando wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:20 am
the excessive sucking that causes it to set hard, you don't want excessive sucking if it gets too hard now do you?
orlando,
Yes I do, Yes I do! :D :D [-X [-X

You are such a tease!

WA

Sent from my Sofa!
I knew I could trust you. :wink: