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by Dave.T
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: first attempt at cider, how much yeast per 5 gallon
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: first attempt at cider, how much yeast per 5 gallon

Thanks for the reply, i used a Young's cider yeast in one and Young's all purpose white wine yeast in the other. Is it ok to add the nutrient a couple of days in.
Dave
by Dave.T
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: first attempt at cider, how much yeast per 5 gallon
Replies: 5
Views: 861

first attempt at cider, how much yeast per 5 gallon

Hello, had a bumper crop of apples this year shame to waste them, managed to press 10 gallons of juice. I used a 5g sachet of yeast per 5 gal but a slow start so far compared to what i am used to with all grain. Any advice appreciated.

Dave
by Dave.T
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stuck mash
Replies: 45
Views: 2975

Re: Stuck mash

Hello, as the last comment said it should seal around the edge of the mash tun, there should also be a space underneath the false bottom for the wort to drain through. You could try a larger diameter false bottom, split tubing to seal and stainless steel bolts to stand off the bottom. Hope this help...
by Dave.T
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Building a hop back
Replies: 10
Views: 796

Re: Building a hop back

Hello, i use a stainless thermos tea urn with a tea strainer inside which i put the hops in. The hot wort sprinkles through the top and out through the tap at the bottom and then into the chiller to lock in the aromas and flavour. There is a similar one, on that auction site at the moment but it doe...
by Dave.T
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Re: Old Beers & Brewing
Replies: 68
Views: 14578

Re: Old Beers & Brewing

Hello Edd,
Not looked on for a few day's, thanks for posting the Northgate pale Ale recipe.
Dave
by Dave.T
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Re: Old Beers & Brewing
Replies: 68
Views: 14578

Re: Old Beers & Brewing

Hello Edd, Thanks for the reply, i will look out for your post for Northgate ales. You mentioned Old Chester, i think that Greenhalls carried on brewing it after they closed the Northgate down in 69. A lot of people turned their nose up at Greenhalls bitter but the Original was a favourite of mine. ...
by Dave.T
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Re: Old Beers & Brewing
Replies: 68
Views: 14578

Re: Old Beers & Brewing

Hello Edd, I visited Chester archives some years ago looking for Northgate brewery records. I copied a Bitter recipe and a Pale from 1900, I can't lay my hands on them right now but even if i could, i would'nt know how to convert bushels of Barley and Wheat into usable measures. Good on you for shar...
by Dave.T
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Salifert again
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Re: Salifert again

Thanks for all your replies and help,
Regards, Dave
by Dave.T
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Salifert again
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Salifert again

Hello, My last 2 brews hav'nt gone so well ( off tastes ) hygene and sanitation as usual so i did a Salifert alkalinity test. It gave me a reading of .92 .33 meq/L =16.5 ppm which is different from my water company's report and Murphy's water report from some years ago. I have to confess that i used...
by Dave.T
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Wilko Pressure Barrel
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Wilko Pressure Barrel

Hello, I'm not sure where i have seen the post on Wilko's pressure barrels and people having trouble with leaks around the taps so i will try here. I bought one recently even after seeing negative reviews and reading about people useing ptfe tape around the thread of the tap. I found on fitting the ...
by Dave.T
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Bengal Lancer
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Re: Bengal Lancer

Yes i have bought it from Sainsbury's in the past, also Tesco but no longer available. A price comparison website only comes up with a price and availability for Waitrose.
by Dave.T
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Bengal Lancer
Replies: 2
Views: 717

Bengal Lancer

Hello all, is Bengal Lancer only available at Waitrose these days .
Dave
by Dave.T
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Tubs / Containers for hops
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: Tubs / Containers for hops

Thanks for the reply's,if i went down the pot route i was thinking maybe one of the 42L trugs that you can get from the likes ofToolstation.
by Dave.T
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Tubs / Containers for hops
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Tubs / Containers for hops

Hello all,
I am splitting and re siting some of my hop plants, i'm thinking of putting them in a tub / container so that the roots don't spread too far. Can anyone advise what size tub would be big enough.
Regards Dave.
by Dave.T
Tue May 17, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Hens tooth
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Hens tooth

Thanks for posting the thread, i am keeping a Ringwood yeast going at the moment but i will give the Hens tooth a go after reading the thread.