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by IPA
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: leffe brun
Replies: 26
Views: 2367

Re: leffe brun

Sorry for necroposting, does anyone tried @seymour recipe? I used 'most common' recipe with Brown Malt and was disappointed with resuilts. Not a Leffe Brune taste... I don't have a Leffe recipe but my recipe for Pelforth Brune received good reports. In blind tastings it was said to be the better of...
by IPA
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

Did you use any sugar ? If so did you dissolve before adding it to the boil ? Were the hops whole or pellets and were they contained in either a hop sock or spider ? Hi IPA. Yep - used sugar and treacle. Di solved and stirred in after 'flameout'. Hops were pellet and were loose as always. LP Readin...
by IPA
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

Did you use any sugar ? If so did you dissolve before adding it to the boil ? Were the hops whole or pellets and were they contained in either a hop sock or spider ?
by IPA
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: used keg cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: used keg cleaning

https://swimmingpoolchemicals.co.uk/chl ... p-795.html

One teaspoon in twenty five litres water. Leave overnight then rinse thoroughly. The best and cheapest sanitiser/cleaner available . I've been using it for years
by IPA
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?

I use one of these. Really good value and have a high and low temperature alarm built in so ideal for mashing. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Multi-function-digital-catering-thermometer-probe/dp/B002L0DYC8/ref=sr_1_9?crid=1WJL8FHFMHEQ0&keywords=eti+thermometer&qid=1560316742&s=gateway&sprefix=eti+thermom%...
by IPA
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry yeast reuse
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Re: Dry yeast reuse

john luc wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:30 am
What if it's a bottom fermenting lager yeast
Same rule applies. Because the clean yeast you want to crop is in the fermenting wort. Not among the dead and dying at the bottom or among the debris floating on the top.
by IPA
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry yeast reuse
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Re: Dry yeast reuse

Yeah, I've done it with liquid yeast - definitely worth it for the cost of that stuff. And if you want to learn the skills of re-pitching and managing yeast, why not start with dried yeast? My plan exactly Jim. Will try IPAs method, probably with my first brew using new Grainfather conical next wee...
by IPA
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry yeast reuse
Replies: 18
Views: 650

Re: Dry yeast reuse

I have saved samples from an S05/Proper Job scavenged combination and am producing the best beer I've ever done with it - I use IPA's method of taking a sample from the fermenter after 3 days, putting an airlock on it until it's finished then seal and put at the back of the fridge. I know from my n...
by IPA
Mon May 20, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Where to get 250V/15A IEC-C15
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Where to get 250V/15A IEC-C15

Just been reading http://www.blogquail.com/the-difference-between-iec-connectors/ it sounds like you should be able to get a mains plug with a IEC-C15 end rated at 15A/250V, but I haven't been able to find one so far. I just ordered a C15 cable but that's only rated at 10A. Also what mm2, should a ...
by IPA
Mon May 13, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: What sort of a starter would you do for this? Not really done one before

Before you make a starter taste the beer in the jar. If it tastes good then make a litre starter with one tablespoon of the yeast. If it tastes sour bung it down the toilet.
by IPA
Fri May 10, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Caramel Taste to beer
Replies: 19
Views: 624

Re: Caramel Taste to beer

[quote

Hard water needs alkalinity reduction, not Camden tablets.

How hard is your water?

Guy
[/quote]

Not with kit brewing
by IPA
Thu May 09, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Caramel Taste to beer
Replies: 19
Views: 624

Re: Caramel Taste to beer

Two questions

1. Why the extra DME ?

2. Cervesa is a generic Spanish term for lager. Why such high fermentation temperature. ?
by IPA
Wed May 01, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: blichmann plate chiller
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: blichmann plate chiller

I am not sure about a Blichmann but a standard plate chiller should drain immediately when stood on end. Try filling it with a hot solution of VWP and leave it overnight. Then flush it in both directions by connecting it to a shower hose or something similar. Collect the flushed water and see if it ...
by IPA
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacing S30 valve
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Replacing S30 valve

Replace it with a Corny keg has in post, job done :) Aamcle I knew someone would I think that there is a typo error here it should read "GAS in post" The problem will almost certainly be in one of two places. The small seal ( the one like an old style bicycle valve) or the four inch seal on the lid.
by IPA
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Excess Barrel Pressure?
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Excess Barrel Pressure?

If you prime 2.5 g a LITRE of plain white sugar is all that you need. That makes 57.5 g for 23 litres.