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by PhilB
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: spray malt for all grain
Replies: 11
Views: 2193

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...
by PhilB
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: spray malt for all grain
Replies: 11
Views: 2193

Re: spray malt for all grain

Hi Ronnie Quite separate from the discussion about whether DME needs boiling or not ... Now I have decided that I want to use spray malt instead of sugar in my grain beers also. ... I'd question why you would add DME to an AG brew at all :? We can see that "kit and kilo" kits in general have been pr...
by PhilB
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Cooking with (or without!) Alcoholic Beverages
Topic: Sauerkraut
Replies: 6
Views: 3324

Re: Sauerkraut

Hi Charlie I'm very open to suggestions for other salt based pickles. ... preserving some lemons (link) is worth well more than the time/effort involved in preparing them ... the flavours they add to tagines, casseroles, curries, even fishy pasta dishes are amazing :wink: Sorry to interject Mashman,...
by PhilB
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Recrushing already crushed grains
Replies: 13
Views: 823

Re: Recrushing already crushed grains

Hi Tomp OG was planned as 1060, and actual was 1052 so Beer Smith reckons this equates to 53% :-( ... I apologise if this is "teaching grandmothers to suck eggs" here, but I think it's worth checking that you are comparing like with like there ... you don't mention the volume the recipe was intended...
by PhilB
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Sorry, still need some clarification with Stan San
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Sorry, still need some clarification with Stan San

Hi Eric ... yeah, personally I'm firmly in the very dilute bleach and vinegar solution as no-rinse sanitiser camp myself (if anyone wants to use this, please research dilution rates thoroughly first and never mix bleach and vinegar together directly [-X ) which I also always discard after use. Cheer...
by PhilB
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Sorry, still need some clarification with Stan San
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Sorry, still need some clarification with Stan San

Hi Steve Although, I'm firmly in the use and discard camp, as it works out so cheap. ... yeah, personally I'm firmly in the very dilute bleach and vinegar solution as no-rinse sanitiser camp myself (if anyone wants to use this, please research dilution rates thoroughly first and never mix bleach and...
by PhilB
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Sorry, still need some clarification with Stan San
Replies: 31
Views: 3436

Re: Sorry, still need some clarification with Stan San

Hi The answer lies with the acid concentration and the types of minerals in the water. When there is a high calcium or carbonate content in the water the pH of the end solution will approach 3.5 if it is above this then the solution will not kill micro-organisms. Because phosphoric acid is a poor ch...
by PhilB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Crossmyloof - too good to be true?
Replies: 38
Views: 7700

Re: Crossmyloof - too good to be true?

Hi Steve On a discussion about their yeast range over on the BrewUK forum someone pointed out how there's a better correlation between the yeast they sell and those offered by Bulldog Brews/Hambleton Bard (link) :? .. and there do seem to be like for like yeasts in those two ranges. And on the subje...
by PhilB
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Filtering beer
Replies: 98
Views: 5472

Re: Filtering beer

Hi Eric The internet is wonderful, but its information travels at a rate regardless of merit, when methods long since disregarded can suddenly reappear with new claimed benefits. Sadly no chill is one. ... Hough after inoculating wort with a pure yeast, a pure bacterial culture and a mixture of thos...
by PhilB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Filtering beer
Replies: 98
Views: 5472

Re: Filtering beer

More than one way to skin a cat eh Phil? ... absolutely, definitely not saying no-chilling is always better ... just pointing out that there is scientific evidence explaining why some brewers experience improved clarity when using that approach, especially in the middle of a cold winter :wink: Chee...
by PhilB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Filtering beer
Replies: 98
Views: 5472

Re: Filtering beer

Hi Chris PhilB - That graph is very interesting. If I'm understanding correctly, the highest amount of cold break is formed at < 10C. So I could use a plate chiller to cool close to 0C, then warm up after a while? ... I'm sure if you were to have the sort of fancy immersion or counter flow chilling ...
by PhilB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Filtering beer
Replies: 98
Views: 5472

Re: Filtering beer

Hi Eric Testings took place in labs of brewers more than a hundred years since to determine optimum chilling rates. The findings depended upon beer style but basically between 7 and 9 second to drop wort from 80C to pitching temperature gave most benefits, not just based on clarity, leading to the i...
by PhilB
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Nectarine beer
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: Nectarine beer

Hi Manngold It's worth spending the hour it'll take to listen to the Brewing Network show Brewing With Style about Fruit Beers (ink) ... there's some really good discussions on there about using very different fruits in beers, and ISTR them spending a while talking about peaches/nectarines :? The wh...
by PhilB
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Anyone backing this?
Replies: 23
Views: 1764

Re: Anyone backing this?

Hi Vacant While you're correcting things, I think you need to make another slight adjustment ... Fermentation produces equal masses of CO2 and alcohol. ... fermentation produces the same numbers of moles of alcohol and CO2 ... but a mole of CO2 will weigh 44g, while a mole of ethanol will weigh 46g ...
by PhilB
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mash duration and efficiency
Replies: 31
Views: 3239

Re: Mash duration and efficiency

Hi Steve Presumably to kill yeast so that it does ferment and make bottle bombs, and also stop spoilage as there is little alcohol and possibly acidity to prevent bacterial growth. ... yes, I believe that's the purpose ... commercial Malzbier producers would then force carbonate and bottle ... but s...