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by orlando
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newby
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Newby

It's how I started and I can tell you now I have no idea why anyone continued to do so, they were terrible. But this was 1974!!! Now, although I rarely drink them, I have a neighbour who has just started so I guess I will get to find out how much they have improved lately.
by orlando
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Landlord, definitive recipe
Replies: 23
Views: 11696

Re: Landlord, definitive recipe

by orlando
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Compensating for excessive evaporation
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Compensating for excessive evaporation

Whatever you do don't back off of the rolling boil. Great things happen with that.
by orlando
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Kegtrade.com
Replies: 9
Views: 3949

Re: Kegtrade.com

Interesting alternative to the Pegas bottle filler on there for 80 Euro. This one accepts glass bottles as standard with the provided fitting, unlike the Pegas which is PET only unless you make your own adapter washer. I also noticed they were selling kegs for home brew boilers at nearly twice the ...
by orlando
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pressure release rubber ontop of another rubber?
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Pressure release rubber ontop of another rubber?

ScoobyDoo wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:10 am
Thanks for the info.

What tool do people use to put the rubbers on the s30 valve?
I managed to force one on but wasted a few in the process and the one I forced on is all out of shape.
Lube? Got any? :wink:
by orlando
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mashing non-diastatic malt
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Mashing non-diastatic malt

Crisp do a high diastatic malt. You might consider using a proportion of this to replace your base malt to allow you to up the Brown Malt. Although it isn't quite the same, Mild Ale Malt is another way of getting some of that maillard flavour into it as well.
by orlando
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Line Cleaning and connection sequence
Replies: 7
Views: 737

Re: Line Cleaning and connection sequence

I use a garden sprayer with the lance cut off, a JG fitting to connect to the tap via its tubing. Put some purple beer line cleaner in and pump up the pressure, open the tap to allow the cleaner to flow. Rinse out PBC refill with fresh water and flush through. I have a three way JG fitting to clean ...
by orlando
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling, Bottle Conditioning and Oxidation?
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Bottling, Bottle Conditioning and Oxidation?

Also agree that (for some beers), kegs are better, but I like to share bottles with fellow brewers (when I'm able) and agree also that bottling carbonated beer from a keg is a PIA! An old problem this and Beer gun's have always been a PITA. There has been an answer to this for sometime now. Have yo...
by orlando
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Dairy Bleach
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: Dairy Bleach

I use Peracetic acid, which has become popular in breweries as it can be used as no rinse and is effective against spores.
by orlando
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: started brewing again
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: started brewing again

Ask away.
by orlando
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Gelatin
Replies: 17
Views: 909

Re: Gelatin

I recently used leaf gelatine as I couldn't get hold of powdered gelatine its a bit more more expensive but I noticed it doesn't smell as awful and dissolves more easily, it was added to the keg and I'm waiting to see the results. If you got it from the Malt Miller I can vouch for how good it is. M...
by orlando
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Gelatin
Replies: 17
Views: 909

Re: Gelatin

I may have to do an extra gallon on next brew and put it in a demijohn with veg gel to find out. I don't know the answer to your question but what you propose would be interesting to learn about anyway. If you could take pictures and post the result I'm sure it would be very welcome information.
by orlando
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: How accurate are ph indicator strips?
Replies: 18
Views: 850

Re: How accurate are ph indicator strips?

Click on JBK links, top left, 5th topic down, water treatment. Review that first
by orlando
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: newbie help please
Replies: 35
Views: 1374

Re: newbie help please

Kingfisher4 wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:05 pm
I would also suggest that you fill the bottles fuller than your picture, reduces the chance of oxidation spoiling your cherished beer, when made.

Good point. A bottling wand is what you need for that.
by orlando
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: newbie help please
Replies: 35
Views: 1374

Re: newbie help please

Thanks everyone, I will crack this, everything was sanitised as follows: the FV was filled with warm water and cleaned with OXI, the lid, airlock, bung, spoon and everything was put inside and left to soak. then tipped away, rinsed with the shower and then soaked with a little bleach for about 30mi...