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by jaroporter
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Sparging advice
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: Sparging advice

well i wont jump in on fly vs batch 'cause yeah that's been done to death and always comes down to a matter of opinion so just chucking in another is kinda pointless.. but i will say that you don't need fancy devices to fly sparge. it's also known as continuous sparging as you are just continuously ...
by jaroporter
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Immersion chiller, think ill go back to no chill
Replies: 29
Views: 3677

Re: Immersion chiller, think ill go back to no chill

i think mine was 10m of 10mm copper (double coil) and it was slow as anything with 23L. probably 40 min to ~33C with the effort of stirring (always seemed major infection risk). always cooled the last 10C in the FV in the fridge as it would just takes forever and loads of water to get there. course ...
by jaroporter
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Rice Wine/Sake - why isn't it poisonous
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Re: Rice Wine/Sake - why isn't it poisonous

while we're waiting for the microbiologists to get here.. my understanding is that one thing that helps is the low pH stops the bacteria from reproducing (and therefore forming toxins). the more i recently dig into funky brewing the more i find myself up late studying biochemistry. i figure that if ...
by jaroporter
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: English yeasts for American pales and IPAs
Replies: 20
Views: 2158

Re: English yeasts for American pales and IPAs

there does seem to be a bit of a weird myth about using clean/neutral yeasts with american ipas. sure sometimes you might want that effect, but at the end of the day one hop is not that different to another hop and we've been using english yeasts with heavily hopped beers for centuries. guess my poi...
by jaroporter
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: English yeasts for American pales and IPAs
Replies: 20
Views: 2158

Re: English yeasts for American pales and IPAs

do you like the yeast flavours and performance from the west yorks and do you think they'd work well in an american beer? can't see why it wouldn't be recommended. depends what profile you're looking for. that's gonna be a little brewer specific too
by jaroporter
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Cold crashing / secondary fridge advice
Replies: 11
Views: 2078

Re: Cold crashing / secondary fridge advice

whatever you can get free/cheap. if you want economical stay away from old units. with a bit of tweaking the thermostats on most units can effectively be bypassed allowing them to get down to whatever temp you want. most fridges/freezers don't need that. can you fit an FV in a wine cooler then, soun...
by jaroporter
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: hangovers
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

Re: hangovers

i almost want to say i've heard too many hops can give headaches, but i'm such a slave to them they'd never let me..
by jaroporter
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: hangovers
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

Re: hangovers

Onthebrew wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:03 pm
sulphates cause hangovers?
sulphites can cause hangovers. as in k-meta or campden tabs
is it just one brew or all of yours? mentioning punk as a comparism did immediately make me wonder about fusels and stuff if you're making stronger beers.
by jaroporter
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No Sparge Brewing
Replies: 7
Views: 1135

Re: No Sparge Brewing

can't say i've ever noticed a difference in maltiness to be honest, but i regularly mix up full volume and 3V brewing so i'll watch out for that.

the mash pH is the thing i've noticed most, especially with pale beers.
by jaroporter
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Sankey S coupler spear dimensions
Replies: 7
Views: 1496

Re: Sankey S coupler spear dimensions

bout 44mm. distance between the two tabs is 40mm, so 42mm pipe would be a reasonable bet
by jaroporter
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: ageing then dry hopping in corny
Replies: 9
Views: 1153

Re: ageing then dry hopping in corny

I'd only dry hop @ the point of racking etc as yeast & fermentation eat/ drive off a lot of aromatics or.. the yeast & fermentation eat/chew up and spit out a load of different aromatics.. :wink: i got the same cheap corny hopper on ebay too (the 300mm one), yet to use it though. you guys got a rou...
by jaroporter
Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Which Yeast?
Replies: 8
Views: 994

Re: Which Yeast?

if you search around the forum you'll find Graham's reasons for not specifying yeasts. the only negative issue i think that has come of it is that so many new brewers design recipes by picking malt and hops and then just using whatever yeast they got on hand. yeast gives the most distinctive of flav...
by jaroporter
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Have I been sold a pup?
Replies: 16
Views: 2456

Re: Have I been sold a pup?

guypettigrew wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:57 pm
I snip open the outer plastic packaging then take out the inner sachet with the yeast.
jeez i knew there had to be an easier way.. #-o
by jaroporter
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Low Pressure Regulator advice
Replies: 37
Views: 4904

Re: Low Pressure Regulator advice

the other best of both worlds approach if you're organised enough is to keg at minimum pressure like you suggest and draw off a jug a coupla hours before you want to drink it. the reduction of carbonation to cask levels and oxidation/evaporation of volatiles smooth the ale off just like a well kept ...
by jaroporter
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Low Pressure Regulator advice
Replies: 37
Views: 4904

Re: Low Pressure Regulator advice

heh think i'm just gonna agree to disagree before even starting here. each to their own. that's the beauty of DIY.. :D