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by PhilB
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Filtering beer
Replies: 98
Views: 5670

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: 928

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: 1797

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: 3300

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...
by PhilB
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mash duration and efficiency
Replies: 31
Views: 3300

Re: Mash duration and efficiency

Hi Tomp At the risk of being labelled as one of the ' "all night masher" brigade ', when I have mashed overnight I have experienced a small increase in (brewhouse) efficiency :? ... I couldn't possibly say whether that's due to continued alpha-amylase activity or simply due to the extended soaking h...
by PhilB
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast
Replies: 93
Views: 16208

Re: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast

Hi Alex No, I'm brewing a Red Ale that, when I put my recipe up on the BrewUK forum ( there(link )), it was suggested might work well fermented with a Bock Yeast :? ... I was considering using some Wy2124 I have in the fridge, but never got around to growing a starter. So decided on going for a lage...
by PhilB
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast
Replies: 93
Views: 16208

Re: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast

Hi Dave, thanks for the feedback ... I'm sure you would have noted if the FG had been unexpectedly high, so it sounds like I should ease my worries about the Kolsch yeast, at least :wink: To add to the discussions around the "provenenance" of these yeasts ... and recognising that I may be "putting 2...
by PhilB
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast
Replies: 93
Views: 16208

Re: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast

Hi Dave Kolsch update. Brewed 7th May, kegged 20th May. Carbonated at 10psi. Sampled 3rd June and the beer is crisp and clean. Very pleased. ... sorry if you've posted this elsewhere, but what level of attenuation did that yeast finish up with? I've seen varying feedback on these Crossmyloof yeast(s...
by PhilB
Mon May 08, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer Engine Sparkler on a Cornie Keg
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: Beer Engine Sparkler on a Cornie Keg

Doesn't a creamer need a high pressure from nitrogen to work? ... I don't want to get dragged into the debate about whether to call the things creamers or sparklers ... but the things that Chunk originally referred to as sparklers ... the things that look like that ... This is a creamer: https://up...
by PhilB
Fri May 05, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer Engine Sparkler on a Cornie Keg
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: Beer Engine Sparkler on a Cornie Keg

Hi Chunk When I bought (won) a bargain "beer-engine" from a seller on eBay (who said they had retrieved it as part of a pub clearance, and judging by the description, didn't have a clue what they had), what actually arrived was a Mason Shakespeare Dispense Unit (link) . The page on the Mason's websi...
by PhilB
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Basic Water Treatment advice (Please)
Replies: 9
Views: 2345

Re: Basic Water Treatment advice (Please)

Hi Sye I'm not after different profiles for IPA/Stouts etc at this stage, just a general adjustment to my Mash/Sparge waters (max 20ltr) that I can add to improve the beer ... ... I think this is where I don't think you've grasped the point ... the sorts of adjustments/additions that would make one ...
by PhilB
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread
Replies: 16
Views: 1172

Re: Jamie & Jimmy Beer Bread

Hi I saw that programme a while ago ... and have tried using bread in a few brews since ... I've also tried to get into the "habit" of chucking any dried up or unlikely to be used bread that we end up with into a bag (marked up for brewing use) in the freezer rather than the bin (I don't go and sour...
by PhilB
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: How much better are the Muntons two can kits
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: How much better are the Muntons two can kits

Hi snowbeast The two can kits look expensive compared to one can kits, but they don't need any extra sugars (other than for priming) adding to them ... if you've made Ditch's Stout then you probably already appreciate the benefit that adding Malt Extract instead of Simple Sugars/Brewing Sugar/Beerki...
by PhilB
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No chill brewing and hop usage
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: No chill brewing and hop usage

Hi If I needed the BIGHop effect I'd add a hop tea to the FV. ... +1 ... and if you chill your no-chill (I know it sounds wrong, but once the wort in the no-chill has cooled to ambient you can put it in your brewfridge to get it cooler than pitching temp (fridge temps 0-5C, say)) then you can take a...
by PhilB
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Overnight Mashing
Replies: 11
Views: 900

Re: Overnight Mashing

Hi simple one Have a read of the information over there (link) ... the main pros and cons around overnight mashing, and the steps you need to take to ensure success, are discussed there. If you experience or are worried about a stuck mash from grain settlement then you could add enough boiling water...