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by orlando
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!
Replies: 18
Views: 845

Re: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!

Jocky wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:28 pm
Welcome. Ask anything, we’ve all been new and confused at least once in the past.
At least? :lol:
by orlando
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New pH probe--help!!
Replies: 19
Views: 803

Re: New pH probe--help!!

Eric wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:28 pm
the storage holder is very small and will soon dry if it not properly tightened or there is spillage.
I just unpacked mine and Eric is right. I kept my old Voltcraft one so have just swapped them over.
by orlando
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!
Replies: 18
Views: 845

Re: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!

How kind. My favourite of all time was not actually my idea, I think it was someone on here. My next door neighbours daughter was getting married to a guy called Tom, her name is Olivia. I told her parents I would brew a Wedding breakfast Beer as a surprise wedding present. This left me with coming...
by orlando
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New pH probe--help!!
Replies: 19
Views: 803

Re: New pH probe--help!!

Thanks for the recommendation, Orlando. Much appreciated. Funnily enough after doing so I had a brew in which my meter was not registering a stable reading so I decided to order a new on too. Like Kev says at that price it really has to be tried. It's claimed to have been dispatched but the deliver...
by orlando
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!
Replies: 18
Views: 845

Re: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!

How kind. My favourite of all time was not actually my idea, I think it was someone on here. My next door neighbours daughter was getting married to a guy called Tom, her name is Olivia. I told her parents I would brew a Wedding breakfast Beer as a surprise wedding present. This left me with coming ...
by orlando
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!
Replies: 18
Views: 845

Re: New to AG but not new to brewing, need friendly help and advice please!

Old kit is always being moved on so check the for sale section, put up a request for anyone thinking of selling kit.
by orlando
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times
Replies: 26
Views: 1079

Re: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times

An interesting post Scott Janish on why dry hopping cooler and with shorter contact times may be beneficial in a few ways. Thanks for posting that. I've read quite a few of his posts and have always learned more from the science than the usual opinion pieces that blight debate in home brewing. Ther...
by orlando
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 3024

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

=D> Hope it tastes as good as it looks. Cracker.
by orlando
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 3024

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

Try Wyeast 1099 for an incredible flocculator next time.
by orlando
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Glycol
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Glycol

I understand that some people have a high threshold for perception of diacetyl with some incapable of detecting it. I wonder.....?
by orlando
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Glycol
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Glycol

One reason it is done commercially is to clear even before fermentation is quite finished and then cask early without priming - another thing that is less suitable for many homebrewers. We have a local brewery that suffers terribly from diacetyl, it would be interesting to know how quick they turn ...
by orlando
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Glycol
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Glycol

I don't believe the choices I make in my process, that focus on clarity, are detrimental to the overall quality, in my view they underpin it. Getting the mash pH wrong for example can mean tannins not binding to proteins properly, leading to issues beyond just clarity. Simmering rather than boiling,...
by orlando
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Glycol
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Glycol

TBH I've rather gone off crash chilling the FV, I much prefer to let the yeast do their thing for longer and for the beer to become less green first. So if any chilling is wanted to help clear then my preference these days would be later on, e.g. in the keg. I half wonder if chilling the FV might b...
by orlando
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Glycol
Replies: 14
Views: 488

Re: Glycol

The glycol reduces the temperature at which the cool bath freezes. It may then go a little bit colder by itself, but generally the use of glycol would be teamed with a different thermostat in order to set the bath temperature colder than standard. It depends how efficient the system is, but if you ...
by orlando
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Batch priming - how much sugar?
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Batch priming - how much sugar?

=D> :D