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by PhilB
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Confused by first wort hopping
Replies: 31
Views: 2518

Re: Confused by first wort hopping

Hi Aleman Thanks for revisiting this :wink: ... I would probably go with all the bittering addition as FWH, and keep the late addition as it is (Or In my case an 70- 80C steep) ... but I wasn't expecting that, as it's in stark contrast to the approach used in that paper McMullen linked to above :? ....
by PhilB
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Confused by first wort hopping
Replies: 31
Views: 2518

Re: Confused by first wort hopping

Hi Aleman Errmmm ... gentle reminder ... I'll post a couple of recipes / hopping schedules later ... [-o< [-o< [-o< If it helps, I made a Helles before Xmas (Edel-Helles even, all H.Mittlefruh) ... 86% Lager Malt, 8.5% Munich, 3% Melanoidin, 2.5 Acid Malt, 23 lts to OG:1.046, bittered/hopped to 18 I...
by PhilB
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Crystal malts
Replies: 14
Views: 2971

Re: Crystal malts

Hi Ben Is special B just a darker normal crystal or something more interesting? I've seen it referenced as "Crystal 150". ... it's always the way ... someone, makes a good set of simplifications to make a nice generalisation to explain something really well, so everyone can get a grasp of it ... jus...
by PhilB
Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Confused by first wort hopping
Replies: 31
Views: 2518

Re: Confused by first wort hopping

Hi Aleman Gelatine fines beers . . . very well indeed ... that's a relief, I've got so much of the stuff that I'd never get to use in anything else :roll: ... :wink: I'll post a couple of recipes / hopping schedules later ... much appreciated :wink: ... my personal take on the "confusion" around thi...
by PhilB
Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Confused by first wort hopping
Replies: 31
Views: 2518

Re: Confused by first wort hopping

Hi Aleman I have a couple of clarification questions ... There are some (Well One actually - The Lagering one) that I can look at the method, and say yeah I can see why that would work ... ... did you just overlook The Fining with Gelatine One there? ... or are you suggesting that when I bought that...
by PhilB
Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oxidation issues... Help!
Replies: 30
Views: 2677

Re: Oxidation issues... Help!

Hi Jocky While everyone's posting info from Charlie Bamforth I'll join in :wink: , there's a set of notes from/transcription of an interview with him on the Brewing Network there (link) (I did have a link to the actual podcast, but they've re-arranged everything on the BN site and I can't find the s...
by PhilB
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Overnight Mashing
Replies: 12
Views: 1122

Re: Overnight Mashing

Hi Mr D To be clear, I put the word "problems" in quotes like that, because I was fairly sure you no longer found it a problem, and not because I don't believe those problems exist, in a brewing sense ... if Fingar has a go at overnight mashing he may well experience lower than expected FGs, like yo...
by PhilB
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Overnight Mashing
Replies: 12
Views: 1122

Re: Overnight Mashing

Hi Fingar Have a read of the information there (link) it answers most of your questions ... and shows that ... BTW, my mash tun is a Coleman cooler which is great for insulation... if that does indeed matter. ... yes, that matters :? ... and would probably help address Mr D's "problems", if he were ...
by PhilB
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Clone Brews Book Advice - Hop additions
Replies: 12
Views: 1162

Re: Clone Brews Book Advice - Hop additions

Hi Norm I’m not suggesting that ... I’m only saying, This is what the Clone Brews book recipes advise regarding the hoping rate between an Extract and an AG brew. ... I'm sorry, I didn't mean to "blame" you there :oops: ... I guess the point I was trying to make was that we all, as brewers, have our...
by PhilB
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Clone Brews Book Advice - Hop additions
Replies: 12
Views: 1162

Re: Clone Brews Book Advice - Hop additions

Hi All Sorry for being late chipping in to this thread .. and I'll admit I don't really want to either add to or counter any of the advice above, but ... I would like to discuss around this further, and would like to do that by sending out a plea to some of the people on the forum with hop-growing a...
by PhilB
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Plum Porter advice sought.
Replies: 11
Views: 1037

Re: Plum Porter advice sought.

Hi Redimpz Thanks for the info ... I think I can see the stuff you mean, is it the ones that are also suitable for "vaping" with? I hadn't considered those, but I see they do identify them as "Food Grade Flavor" :? ... I'll be interested to see what you feel you get from that once you add it into th...
by PhilB
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Plum Porter advice sought.
Replies: 11
Views: 1037

Re: Plum Porter advice sought.

Hi Redimpz
Redimpz wrote:I've got 30ml of plum flavouring, which gives off a plum smell even though it is sealed and in a plastic bag
... sounds like good stuff ... what type of flavouring is it and where do you get it from?

Cheers, PhilB
by PhilB
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Increased Diacetyl required
Replies: 8
Views: 1182

Re: Increased Diacetyl required

Hi Anthony That thread is useful regarding the fermentation profile which makes sense e.g. avoiding any form of d-rest. ... yes, but AIUI, it's not just avoiding a d-rest that's important there ... the pitching cool and allowing to rise, is part of the process of encouraging the yeast to multiply in...
by PhilB
Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Whats that twang?
Replies: 32
Views: 2119

Re: Whats that twang?

Hi bigtoe What we need is a 100% certain way of brewing a kit, regardless of where its from that will not produce the twang, even if it has to be kit by kit, change yeast, use RO water....etc, there has to be a way to guarantee the brew will be sublime and worth the extra effort you put in. ... well...
by PhilB
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Increased Diacetyl required
Replies: 8
Views: 1182

Re: Increased Diacetyl required

Hi Anthony I don't know anything about double dropping ... but I have followed the approach discussed over on that thread (link) , managing a temperature profile of pitching at 17C, allowing to rise to 20C, then cooling back to 17C after some of the fermentation has done, and managed to get some dia...