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by PhilB
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Crystal malts
Replies: 14
Views: 2792

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: 2175

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: 2175

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: 2340

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: 998

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: 998

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: 1013

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: 1013

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: 863

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: 863

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: 1075

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: 1843

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: 1075

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...
by PhilB
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Starsan or NBS No Rinse Sanitiser?
Replies: 11
Views: 2095

Re: Starsan or NBS No Rinse Sanitiser?

Hi MB I moved to using 1.5ml bleach mixed in 1ltr water and then 1.5 ml white vinegar mixed in to that ( don't mix the bleach and vinegar together directly whatever you do :shock: ) as a no rinse sanitiser, as recommended by the producer of StarSan, a while ago when I spotted that the bottle of Vide...
by PhilB
Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No-Chill Brewing and Hop Schedules
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: No-Chill Brewing and Hop Schedules

Hi hommmebru Personally, I've never experienced any noticeable increase in bitterness from late boil additions when I've no-chilled :? In terms of post-boil additions (and potentially late boil if you find "your mileage varies") there is an alternative way you may want to consider ... there's a guy ...