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by orlando
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Starting to get addictive?
Replies: 21
Views: 696

Re: Starting to get addictive?

No. In fact stronger Beers often finish with less attenuation. Recipe dependent of course but a standard Lager is still Beer and usually they don't finish at 1.000. I have no idea why this one did. Standard kit, used everyday granulated sugar, temps too high (27C most of the time), only 20l instead...
by orlando
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Starting to get addictive?
Replies: 21
Views: 696

Re: Starting to get addictive?

Incy wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:02 pm
I just realised I forgot to mention that I brewed both short, 20l instead of 23l, that might be why it ended up so low.
No. In fact stronger Beers often finish with less attenuation. Recipe dependent of course but a standard Lager is still Beer and usually they don't finish at 1.000.
by orlando
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water testing
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Water testing

His next run is 23rd July.
by orlando
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Starting to get addictive?
Replies: 21
Views: 696

Re: Starting to get addictive?

Just have to ask. You have checked the hydrometer is reading properly, haven't you? ie 1.000 in water. Apologies if you've already done this. Guy I did wonder if it was reading correctly, so checked it the other day, 1.000 in tap water. I am really not sure how the Mad Millies dropped so low, still...
by orlando
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: WLP002 starter

Cobnut wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:02 am
Brakspears is no longer brewed in Henley; I believe it's brewed at the old Morlands brewery in Oxford.

Wychwood I believe. Which is Marstons or at least was. Maybe we should be saying Carlsberg. :twisted: :roll:
by orlando
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: WLP002 starter

I spy an Adnams glass. :wink:

I used to love the bitterness you used to get in a Brakspears Special Bitter. What recipe did you use?
by orlando
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Increasing fermentation temperature? SO4
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Increasing fermentation temperature? SO4

As it is an Ale, rather than a Lager and a British style of Beer at that, a little ester is desirable. However SO 4 is not known as a great thrower of esters so I see no reason for worrying at fermenting at 20 for the whole fermentation. Even if I have a yeast that likes or is better for lower tempe...
by orlando
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: WLP002 starter

If it is the Fuller's strain that is normal. I'm fairly sure it is. DWHAHB. :D
by orlando
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Help
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Help

Simon84 wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:09 am
What’s and og reading 🙈
I did a hydrometer reading before putting the ipa in a pressure barrel.
It stands for original gravity i.e. the reading taken before pitching the yeast. If you know that and you know your FG (final gravity) you can work out what the alcoholic content of the Beer is.
by orlando
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Howdy from The Best Coast!
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Howdy from The Best Coast!

Whorst wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:16 am
Damn, was it an attractive lady?
I remember her, oh and you. :lol:
by orlando
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Phosphoric and ascorbic acid for alkalinity reduction.
Replies: 22
Views: 767

Re: Phosphoric and ascorbic acid for alkalinity reduction.

Interesting stuff Eric and a useful reminder that US experiences of water and their solutions to brew with it is not necessarily transferable here. Looking at SIM's water profile RO looks absolutely essential and explains the interest in using systems like that unsurprising. Unfortunately I am losin...
by orlando
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Wivenhoe, Essex
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Hello from Wivenhoe, Essex

How's the Sussex 1? In the queue behind a few other beers, I'm afraid. I may take your suggestion of trying to "replicate" the slope into some of my blank slopes, but probably when it's time to grow the starter. Yes agreed. You might even try taking the cells from the top of a proper fermentation a...
by orlando
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Wivenhoe, Essex
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Hello from Wivenhoe, Essex

Cobnut wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:02 pm
You will receive a warm welcome, but in time you may become the victim of "banter", as I know to my cost!
Who can he possibly mean? How's the Sussex 1?
by orlando
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Phosphoric and ascorbic acid for alkalinity reduction.
Replies: 22
Views: 767

Re: Phosphoric and ascorbic acid for alkalinity reduction.

Calcium Apatite is what precipitates. Brewing Researcher, Consultant, and Scientist A.J. deLange said this of it on another forum: It isn't phosphoric acid that bids calcium but phosphate ion and there is only a tiny bit of phosphate present at mash ph. There are circumstances where calcium will pr...
by orlando
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Wivenhoe, Essex
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Hello from Wivenhoe, Essex

Hi Bill, Welcome aboard. You might also wish to check out https://angliancraftbrewers.org.uk/ (or even http://groupspaces.com/AnglianCraftBrewers) a pan-East Anglia Homebrewers club, some of whom meet (lockdown permitting) regularly in Colchester. Cobnut Mention the on-line meetings, usually a lot ...