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by och29
Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Am I infected?
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Am I infected?

What yeasts did you use? Yeast can have a pleasant flavour (Belgians, Wits) but could be contributing the off flavour. As the yeast drops the flavour reduces.
If you want to test the wild yeast idea you could make a starter, pitch the bottle dregs and taste the resulting beer for the same flavour.
by och29
Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#5 Dead Pump IPA
Replies: 15
Views: 2872

Re: AG#5 Dead Pump IPA

The finished product:
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by och29
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: New rig is producing very Malty beers - help
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: New rig is producing very Malty beers - help

asd wrote:What's a BCS controller?
Google is your friend - http://www.embeddedcontrolconcepts.com
by och29
Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Am I infected?
Replies: 6
Views: 638

Re: Am I infected?

Medicinal is normally due to phenol compounds. Often this is due to reactions with left over bleach so I'd suggest you don't bleach everything. I'd suggest a thorough hot clean and soak with PBW or similar. Then rinse thoroughly and sanitise with StarSan. The other option is replace the FV, plastic ...
by och29
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#5 Dead Pump IPA
Replies: 15
Views: 2872

Re: AG#5 Dead Pump IPA

Och29 where did you get that nice wood barrel from? Brew looks good, nice to know you can still make a good beer when all your gear fails. https://www.thebarrelmakers.co.uk/department/cider_beer_barrels/ It's oak rather than chestnut. They also do used barrels but not small enough even for my kit!
by och29
Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Acetaldehyde
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: Acetaldehyde

Having made a batches 2 different ways I'm inclined to disagree. However it will depend on the beer style, equipment, volumes and most importantly taster as to whether you'll notice any difference. I'd say the reason most people think it's a myth is that there are many more important factors that ca...
by och29
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Acetaldehyde
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: Acetaldehyde

I think you're missing the point. In some cases HSA can create molecules that will be beneficial to the flavour of a beer either directly or after conversion by yeast. Orval uses a yeast species (Brett.) that given time will transform 'off flavours' molecules into beneficial molecules such as esters...
by och29
Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Acetaldehyde
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: Acetaldehyde

On a small homebrew scale it might not be noticeable but there are people in the industry who deal with oxidation including HSA. I've noticed a difference between batches with a pump and one where I've had to manually transfer 70L of wort with a small bucket and definitely aerated the hot wort.
by och29
Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Acetaldehyde
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: Acetaldehyde

There's a BeerSmith podcast about oxidation. The expert on there, although not a homebrewer, said HSA is most definitely not a myth.
by och29
Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Scales for hlt
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: Scales for hlt

Depends on the volumes you're working with but the ProShip are used by most people. It's always worth searching the forum too!

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by och29
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 300L stainless conical tank for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Re: 300L stainless conical tank for sale

Think this would be better placed in the 'market place' section of the forum.
by och29
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacing FVs - Who is cheap? Time for Stainless?
Replies: 20
Views: 2700

Re: Replacing FVs - Who is cheap? Time for Stainless?

1/2" ball valve works for me. I normally have about 50 litres on top of it which will help push out the yeast.
by och29
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Adjunct for nutty...
Replies: 4
Views: 1279

Re: Adjunct for nutty...

I had some chestnut ale a week or so ago which had a definite flavour. Think it was dry nut'd adding them to the secondary. Might be an idea to emphasise whatever grain you choose.
by och29
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#5 Dead Pump IPA
Replies: 15
Views: 2872

Re: AG#5 Dead Pump IPA

One final one... lots of trub but I'm amazed that I've ended up with something so clear:
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by och29
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#5 Dead Pump IPA
Replies: 15
Views: 2872

Re: [LIVE BREW] AG#5 Dead Pump

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