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by IPA
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: serving bright beer from a cornie
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: serving bright beer from a cornie

My guess would be protein haze at such low temperatures, have you tried adding an auxillary fining directly into the corny? Should drop it bright in 2 days and you only need something like 50ml so should sit under the tap feed... It's not protein haze because I serve at 14°C and the last few pints ...
by IPA
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: serving bright beer from a cornie
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: serving bright beer from a cornie

To take the photo I used a gas in post complete. But I obviously use a beer out post coupled to a gas dip tube when I use the float.
A word of warning. If you try this do not shorten the beer out tube but use a gas in tube which are easy to buy. Beer out dip tubes are very difficult to find.
by IPA
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: serving bright beer from a cornie
Replies: 12
Views: 413

serving bright beer from a cornie

Ever since I started using Cornies I have been very disappointed with the clarity of the beer except for the last couple of pints before the keg is empty. It has become such an obsession that lately I have considered ditching the cornies and going back to plastic. Knowing that the problem is due to ...
by IPA
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: poor efficiency how much DME?
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: poor efficiency how much DME?

LeeH wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:01 pm
After brewing countless kits with DME, boiling is a waste of time and energy IMO.

Nobody on the Ditch’s stout thread seems to have any bother?


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They probably like cider as well =D>
by IPA
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast Starter Temperature
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Yeast Starter Temperature

You can make the starter at a slightly higher temperature but cool it to the correct one before pitching. Guidance can be found on the Whitelab website.
by IPA
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: poor efficiency how much DME?
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: poor efficiency how much DME?

LeeH wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:01 am
You don’t have to sterilise it, just throw it in.


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- to boiling water
by IPA
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Bottle sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Bottle sizes

Jimbro wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:15 am
Cheers WalesAles, I will try batch priming using a spare barrel as I only have one bucket. From what I've read, I will use 150g of priming sugar?
I will let you know how it goes when I've done it in a few days.
Far too much. 2.5 grs a litre is plenty despite what those American calculators say.
by IPA
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: Spiedel Fermenters 20l & 30L
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Spiedel Fermenters 20l & 30L

I should have bought them along with the other stuff !

Ian
by IPA
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Marris Otter alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 2843

Re: Marris Otter alternative

I usually use Crisp malts but last time I bought two sacks of Fawcett. The efficiency has dropped incredibly. Next time it's back to Crisp. For the record I crush it myself and have not altered the gap. The best extract I have ever had was using Dingemann's
by IPA
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Bottle sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Bottle sizes

I usually barrel my beer but I am doing a lager now and I am using bottles. My question is, I have carbonation tablets which say use one for 380 ml bottles and use two for 750 ml bottles or something like that. My bottles are only 500 ml so do I use one or two tablets? :shock: The logical answer is...
by IPA
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Still struggling with chill haze, what cured it for you?
Replies: 21
Views: 904

Re: Still struggling with chill haze, what cured it for you?

patwestlake wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:41 pm
Ok, so are we saying that it only takes out visible material, but leaves enough active yeast to carb up?

Pat
Yes
by IPA
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Devon
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Hi from Devon

Jim wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:44 am
Welcome Paul! :)

There's no such thing as a silly question! ;)
Just silly answers on some other forums/ social media =D>
by IPA
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: whitbread yeast from the sixties
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: whitbread yeast from the sixties

Brewlab is my first port of call. If there is a specific yeast you have in mind it is worth contacting them as they could possible have that strain. I've still have some unopened Boots yeast if you need some. It was amongst the best available in early days. Ask Alison at Brewlab for a slant of the ...
by IPA
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Geterbrewed delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 1763

Re: Geterbrewed delivery

clockhouse wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:02 pm
these guys are not bad. https://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk
Not if you live in Europe !!! See my post on page 3 They appear to think the world ends once you leave Dover.
by IPA
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Geterbrewed delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 1763

Re: Geterbrewed delivery

Malt Miller every time for me. Order before midday and it arrives 48 hours later. Cost? £9 for 25 kilos or £12 for 50 kilos and I live 1000 kilometers from Swindon on the Spanish border in France. Unlike www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk who proudly advertise " In Europe ? Not a problem we deliver to mos...