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by alexlark
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Crossmyloof yeast
Replies: 46
Views: 6078

Re: Crossmyloof yeast

I've only done 1 Kolsch with the CML yeast. Result was good but I've switched back to W-34/70 for now. Got a few packs of the Kolsch in the fridge too.
by alexlark
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Geterbrewed delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 3008

Re: Geterbrewed delivery

Worcester Hop Shop. Cheap, good comms and deliver on time.
by alexlark
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Crossmyloof yeast
Replies: 46
Views: 6078

Re: Crossmyloof yeast

@wolfenrook have you tried the CML Kolsch?
by alexlark
Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Yeast viability
Replies: 12
Views: 1006

Re: Yeast viability

I'd get it in a 1L starter and see if you get activity. Should be plenty for that batch size.
by alexlark
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Proper job bottle condition yeast.
Replies: 22
Views: 2710

Re: Proper job bottle condition yeast.

I had a brew day yesterday, all grain Proper Job clone using the Proper Job yeast.

As I said I've used it before, in a EKG SMaSH. Lovely.
by alexlark
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Out of date kits
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: Out of date kits

Wilko is supposed to be Nottingham. I've never used Nottingham but have had great results with Wilko.
by alexlark
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Out of date kits
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: Out of date kits

Manngold wrote:Thanks.

Any advice on the Yeast to use?
S04, Wilko or Nottingham should all be safe bets.
by alexlark
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Out of date kits
Replies: 13
Views: 1590

Re: Out of date kits

As long as the cans are not bulging then go for it.
by alexlark
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Energy use with electric elements
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

Re: Energy use with electric elements

I use one 2.4kw element in my 33L pot. No problem at all getting to a boil. If you insulate the pot with a camping mat it will get to the boil even quicker.

In the summer I remove the mat once it gets to a boil otherwise it's very vigorous.
by alexlark
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Sankey spares
Replies: 15
Views: 1747

Re: Sankey spares

There are a few Sankey couplers on eBay for £24 / £25 that come with those JG fittings too.
by alexlark
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Sankey spares
Replies: 15
Views: 1747

Re: Sankey spares

You can get John Guest fittings that also incorporate a NRV. They have a brass thread on one side and a push fit on the other. I use them, they replace the ball and duck valve and are excellent quality. Edit: like this (for beer): http://www.johnguest.com/product/inch-size-threaded-fittings/keg-beer...
by alexlark
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.
Replies: 35
Views: 3959

Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

I've had good results with top fermenting yeast with this method. I'll try and harvest the lager yeast on my next brew day. Cheers.
by alexlark
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.
Replies: 35
Views: 3959

Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

You haven't got to. I believe you can use a bottle and the 'shake' method.
by alexlark
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Sankey coupler
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Re: Sankey coupler

Bit of vaseline?
by alexlark
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.
Replies: 35
Views: 3959

Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

Anyone harvested lager yeast using this method?