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by jaroporter
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Carbonating half full kegs
Replies: 13
Views: 1576

Re: Carbonating half full kegs

i reckon jambo's point about purging the o2 is probably the important one. i either prime kegs or transfer when the yeast is still active as that is supposed to help too. it also saves me using co2 from the tank.. if you're bored of bottling i wouldn't do this though. wait to see how annoying it is ...
by jaroporter
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Low Pressure Regulator advice
Replies: 37
Views: 4904

Re: Low Pressure Regulator advice

https://www.bes.co.uk/propane-low-press ... kg-hr-8802

male bsp to john guest adaptor in each end. you can mount it through a keezer with some m5 stud too
by jaroporter
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Generating sufficient yeast for my 1st 'proper' Pilsner attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 1243

Re: Generating sufficient yeast for my 1st 'proper' Pilsner attempt

i reckon Chug means that given the huge amount of yeast you need for pitching a lager it makes sense to use all that slurry while you got it rather than having to grow up a massive starter from a small bottle.. :wink:
by jaroporter
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewjacket
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Re: Brewjacket

spent a while myself thinking about DIY'ing this (seriously i must have spent more time dreaming up and building fermentation cooling/heating systems than.. !!). got about as far as turning an old keg spear into a coldfinger! i think the main benefit of these is they're an elegant compact solution t...
by jaroporter
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Recipe tweak advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 1921

Re: Recipe tweak advice please

never used pilgrim but it's not a standard progress flavour. i have a coupla times had a really strong honey scent to a beer (markable because i really don't like honey!) but have had a hard time pinning it down to anything in particular. once i blamed it on the s. aurora hops, but another time it s...
by jaroporter
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Confused
Replies: 18
Views: 2272

Re: Confused

Quite a few observe that subsequent generations perform better. I think it has more to do with questionable quality of the initial yeast pitched. that's my implication really. clearly the drying process is stressful and that's before you take into account everything the pack goes through to get to ...
by jaroporter
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Confused
Replies: 18
Views: 2272

Re: Confused

i'd just echo McMullan's last comment. the only benefit i can think of with dried yeast is convenience with not needing to aerate the wort or make a starter. as soon as you cross that barrier you may as well be using liquid yeast. for what it's worth i do think you get improved performance out of dr...
by jaroporter
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling without priming
Replies: 16
Views: 2314

Re: Bottling without priming

:lol: Phil i was just thinking i was sure it wasn't that recent an update but my memory isn't always great! seems like i was giving the same advice back then as now too! forums do tend to have more than a hint of deja vu to them but hey it's good to chat and sometimes new things come to light :beer:
by jaroporter
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: southern water report
Replies: 13
Views: 2432

Re: southern water report

for interest, a sample done 13 months ago with southampton water (mg/L): calcium 115 alkalinity 230 chloride 20,6 sulphate 14,2 pH 7,1 but the alkalinity has varied around 40ppm and the pH has varied too at various points of the year so to rely on one datapoint or "what works for someone else" would...
by jaroporter
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: southern water report
Replies: 13
Views: 2432

Re: southern water report

the water company figures are a guideline at best and shouldn't be relied upon for brewing as they will change throughout the year. as wallybrew said earlier test the alkalinity yourself as that is the important one. calcium too. i could dig out a water analysis report for south hampshire done by wa...
by jaroporter
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Recipe tweak advice please
Replies: 17
Views: 1921

Re: Recipe tweak advice please

did i miss what yeast you use? that's pretty vital to give advice on the recipe. i've found some to really emphasise a smooth, almost milk chocolate character in pale chocolate malt to a point where even a tiny bit was really out of place in a bitter (for my tastes anyways, so i've usually used regu...
by jaroporter
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: part to remove
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: part to remove

does a video help? plenty on youtube
by jaroporter
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling without priming
Replies: 16
Views: 2314

Re: Bottling without priming

I'm just curious, how many people bottle naturally carbonated bottles without adding priming sugar? I don't mean when someone may have left a point or two to go above the expected FG, but when it is fully fermented out. well the quick answer is the obvious one. ferment beer out. bottle. don't prime...
by jaroporter
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Alternative to "kegerators" and the like
Replies: 18
Views: 2771

Re: Alternative to

It's 3/8 beer line. Had a huge roll of it in the house. The high amount of lines is more for making a robust scaffold that I can attach insulation to. The plan is that the kegs get changed rather than every keg getting clad, and I may need more coils anyway because I won't have perfect contact. coo...
by jaroporter
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Would this work?
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Would this work?

at that volume you wont need much insulation to maintain temperature for an hour or so. i find the rims is most useful for heating the mash liquor in the tun and then step mashing / mashout.