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by PhilB
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coopers Ginger Beer kit
Replies: 21
Views: 1334

Re: Coopers Ginger Beer kit

Hi Adam ... wondering whether I should try chucking in a sachet of Gervins Ale yeast that I've got hanging around? If I do this, then should I stir it in or just leave it floating on the surface and hope it kick starts the fermentation process? ... there may still be time for the kit yeast that you ...
by PhilB
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coopers Ginger Beer kit
Replies: 21
Views: 1334

Re: Coopers Ginger Beer kit

Hi Adam

2 kilos of DME, and no extra sugar or maltodextrin, will probably be delicious :wink:

Cheers, PhilB
by PhilB
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coopers Ginger Beer kit
Replies: 21
Views: 1334

Re: Coopers Ginger Beer kit

Hi Adam Maltodextrin is an unfermentable sugar, it adds a bit of body and helps with head retention ... as explained over there ... To decrease fermentability, you would add ingredients to your recipe that yield unfermentable carbohydrates in the wort. Maltodextrin is one such ingredient. Maltodextr...
by PhilB
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coopers Ginger Beer kit
Replies: 21
Views: 1334

Re: Coopers Ginger Beer kit

Hi adamzworld Here's what I've done with one of those kits a couple of times now ... I boil up 200-ish g grated ginger root, with the juice and rind of a lemon, a cinnamon stick and 15g of crushed coriander seeds, all boiled in a ltr or two of water for around 10-15 minutes ... all of that goes into...
by PhilB
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping can lead to exploding bottles
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Dry hopping can lead to exploding bottles

Hi IPA Sounds like yet another internet myth in the making ... no, the diastatic power of dry-hops has been known about (by brewing scientists and brewers who read the Brewing Guardian, at least) since 1893, as reported in Ron Pattinson's blog there (link) :? ... it looks like the brewers in the lin...
by PhilB
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Any good low ABV recipes out there?
Replies: 28
Views: 2416

Re: Any good low ABV recipes out there?

Hi Kingfisher/Dave

There's a bunch of low-er ABV recipes available there (link) ... only a couple are down around the 3-ish% ABV, but there are some ideas you can work with there ... and I have brewed the Rye Wit one from there and would recommend it :wink:

Cheers, PhilB
by PhilB
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Free up space in fermenting chamber after 72 hours?
Replies: 22
Views: 1365

Re: Free up space in fermenting chamber after 72 hours?

Hi opalko Any idea what would be the best way to determine that attenuation is 50% complete? ... erm, that would be to measure the gravity, 50% (or more) attenuation is when it's half of OG (or less) ... krausen may be an indicator that fermentation has started, but with strains like US05 it's no in...
by PhilB
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Free up space in fermenting chamber after 72 hours?
Replies: 22
Views: 1365

Re: Free up space in fermenting chamber after 72 hours?

Hi opalko/vacant I believe what you are basically looking to do is use the "Brulosophy fast-ferment" approach that he advises for lagers, but up at ale temps with ale yeast :? ... have a look there (link) for details, where he recognises that this isn't really "his" approach but based on some recogn...
by PhilB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Graham Wheeler - Yeast
Replies: 17
Views: 2102

Re: Graham Wheeler - Yeast

Hi Any chance of a link, please? I can't find it on the CAMRA site. https://shop.camra.org.uk/books/essential-home-brewing.html ... there's also a page on the Malt Miller's website (link) , where it will be available once published and it's interesting that, as sponsor of the book, Malt Miller will ...
by PhilB
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Double dropping brew.
Replies: 16
Views: 1488

Re: Double dropping brew.

Hi Steve I'm more interested in the Diacetyl Butterscotch potential ... there was a really interesting discussion on a thread on here a few years ago about methods of managing fermentations to retain some diacetyl impression (see there (link) ) ... definitely worth a read and thinking about, if that...
by PhilB
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Golden Pippin Recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 1005

Re: Golden Pippin Recipe

Hi Welktickler I've never got around to brewing it ... but I've got a link saved to that recipe on this forum, over there (link) for whenever it does (finally) get to the top of my "To Brew" list :roll: If you get around to it before I do, let me know how close it is, won't you :wink: Cheers, PhilB
by PhilB
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Late Hop Additions with 'No-chill'
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Re: Late Hop Additions with 'No-chill'

Hi Meatymc I've never done any "cube-hopping" ... I've always removed my hops from the wort before transferring (by boiling them in hop socks) or separated them as part of the transfer (via a hop filter) into the no chill. You can't get the same results with no-chilling as you can by using late addi...
by PhilB
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling without priming
Replies: 16
Views: 2037

Re: Bottling without priming

Hi MTW You're right to highlight that! I think it must be a relatively recent, and welcome update to their site ... ... well, jaroporter was quoting that text on here nearly two years ago (link) , so I don't think it's that new :? ... but hey, who's got time to "read the manual" when there's beer to...
by PhilB
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling without priming
Replies: 16
Views: 2037

Re: Bottling without priming

Hi MTW Ermmm ... ... the Brewersfriend/Beersmith calculators have to be (at best) very unclear in asking for 'bottling' temperature ... ... but they don't :? ... at least not on the priming calculator I use on the Brewer's Friend websit, that one there (link) , is that the one you're talking about? ...
by PhilB
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: spray malt for all grain
Replies: 11
Views: 2183

Re: spray malt for all grain

Hi Ronnie My idea was to use dme is to replace the amount of grain volume when at the mashing stage to save space in my tun. ... ahhhh, I'm sorry I saw "all grain" in the title and have misunderstood the question :oops: ... I realise now you're asking about a partial-mash/mini-mash approach, in whic...