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by PhilB
Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: BIAB vs All Grain Beer quality and clarity
Replies: 22
Views: 4382

Re: BIAB vs All Grain Beer quality and clarity

Hi Aamcle I've discussed extraction on Biabrewer.info some very very experienced brewers tell me that sparging is not needed and doesn't improve efficiency. ... and I wouldn't doubt that that's what those brewers have experienced :? ... because whether or not sparging will improve efficiency, depend...
by PhilB
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: BIAB vs All Grain Beer quality and clarity
Replies: 22
Views: 4382

Re: BIAB vs All Grain Beer quality and clarity

Hi rpt I think vacant's argument for increased efficiency from sparging isn't quite right. It doesn't take into account the fact that efficiency is lower at higher gravities. The initial mash will be a higher gravity and so will extract less sugar, so it isn't a like for like comparison. ... I'm not...
by PhilB
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Graham Wheeler Book updated.
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Re: Graham Wheeler Book updated.

Hi GeeThom

There was a discussion about the update/re-format to BYOBRA over there (link), in which Graham gave his opinions and explained his (lack of) involvement :? ... if that's the version you're talking about :?

Cheers, PhilB
by PhilB
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Reducing carbonation of bottles
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Reducing carbonation of bottles

Hi Jocky If you're careful with the bottle opener then you can (gently) prise the cap up to release some pressure (when I've done this, even though the bottles had been chilled right down, the beer immediately started foaming in the neck, but then before the froth gets to the cap) then you can relea...
by PhilB
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: golden syrup in brewing
Replies: 20
Views: 2184

Re: golden syrup in brewing

Hi All There's been a couple of comments in this thread about simple sugars increasing the overall fermentability of the wort :? ... however, there's mention in the White & Zainasheff, "Yeast" book (which I don't have with me, at the minute, so I won't quote), which is repeated/referenced in the BYO...
by PhilB
Thu May 12, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Good Base for Honey Beer?
Replies: 18
Views: 1175

Re: Good Base for Honey Beer?

Hi fego and Chivelegs I did hear someone using a particular hop that gives a honey flavour but I haven't tried that and can't remember what hop it is either, but that might be worth looking into to enhance the real stuff. ... I'm pretty sure the hop to use is Target, late in the boil ... ideally use...
by PhilB
Thu May 12, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Carbonation
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Carbonation

Hi Kev, Not sure if theres a slight misunderstanding of things here. ... no, Graham does indeed recommend (insist even) that ALL beer should be bulk matured in cask before consumption or bottling :? ... Mumbler put the effort into typing out a quote over there (link) :? Hi Meaty, personally I've alw...
by PhilB
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 1800s IPA aging question
Replies: 59
Views: 4505

Re: 1800s IPA aging question

Hi Jocky The 2014 Magma had three types of Brett added, and honestly it was like someone had a Belgian Tripel mixed with some slightly sour tropical fruit juice. ... if that experience leaves you unsure about whether you should put Brett in your beer ... and I'll admit that similar experiences (and ...
by PhilB
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Can I Steep Chateau Crystal?
Replies: 7
Views: 2032

Re: Can I Steep Chateau Crystal?

Hi Adrian There's a "Contact Us" button on that website that IPA pointed at ... you're a customer of their products looking for clarification on how to use them (and get the best out of them), so I can't imagine any reason why they wouldn't get back in touch, if you were to ask them your "mash vs st...
by PhilB
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 1800s IPA aging question
Replies: 59
Views: 4505

Re: 1800s IPA aging question

... on a voyage to India ... crossing the equator twice, and dropping to near zero temperatures rounding the Cape of Good Hope ... ... +1 Aleman ... and I don't think the effects of those extremes of temperature (along with the constant motion) should be underestimated (cf. the "Estufagem" process ...
by PhilB
Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: First Maxi-BIAB in a 19L pot - London Pride clone
Replies: 29
Views: 4670

Re: First Maxi-BIAB in a 19L pot - London Pride clone

Hi WA Awwwwwwh! There`s Lovely Mun! :D Group Hug for PhilB and Alexlark from all of us! =D> =D> ... it's ALL we do while we're here ... we learn from people who know more/better, and pass it on to people who know less :? Were just "spreading the love" ... ... ... ... Mun :wink: :) :D Cheers, PhilB
by PhilB
Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: First Maxi-BIAB in a 19L pot - London Pride clone
Replies: 29
Views: 4670

Re: First Maxi-BIAB in a 19L pot - London Pride clone

Hi E.J. I'm a bit late to this, but Well Done on your first AG =D> ... and thank you for the "mention" at the top of the thread. I'm really pleased that there're still people out there getting benefit from that post (that I made nearly 3 and a half years ago now :shock: ) :wink: Alex and/or Meatymc,...
by PhilB
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: British Wheat Ale?
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: British Wheat Ale?

Hi Fingar If you have the Szamatulskis' Clone Brews book there is a recipe for a Dark Wheat Beer by Salopian Brewing Company called "Answer" ... now, I must admit that I never tasted the original (and I believe Salopian discontinued it quite some time ago) but I have made a version and really enjoye...
by PhilB
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Practice mashing. (Strike temp with RIMS)
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Practice mashing. (Strike temp with RIMS)

Hi shuggie I don't know what the SHC of grain is, but wrt the calculations (assuming the figures you have are correct, for now) ... If grain has a specific heat capacity of 1.84 J/gm.K and copper is 0.386 J/gm.K (please guys correct me, there is little info on SHC of grain) For say a 4 kg grain bill...
by PhilB
Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Coach house blueberry ale
Replies: 23
Views: 1261

Re: Coach house blueberry ale

Hi WA Isn't propylene glycol anti freeze. alix, Lari said `Mono-propylene glycol`, just as tasty as your stuff! :D http://www.solventis.net/glycols/mono-propylene-glycol/ Not in my beer though! :D WA ... REALLY! Mr. "I fear no beer!" !!! ... you've changed since you've been dabbling with AG :? But, ...