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by MTW
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Liquor treatment with a big deadspace
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Liquor treatment with a big deadspace

Account for all the liquor in the water treatment, You may find that you need to drop the alkalinity further than you would normally to get the mash pH to fall in the right zone. When I was mashing in my 3V kit at 2.5L/Kg I would drop the alkalinity to 25-30mg/L since switching to the Braumeister I...
by MTW
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Liquor treatment with a big deadspace
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Re: Liquor treatment with a big deadspace

Is the deadspace in contact with the rest of the water? If so i wouldnt worry too much, or maybe recirc at the start? Yes, it's all the same vessel, but the grains sit on a mesh which is 8L up above the base. It's only a 'deadspace' in the sense that there are no grains in it. Running the pump (rec...
by MTW
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Liquor treatment with a big deadspace
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Liquor treatment with a big deadspace

I recently got a 1-pot machine (Klartein Munschenk 30L) which has an 8L recoverable deadspace below the basket in which the grains sit. Instead of just treating and striking with my old 2.5L/Kg, I now have to put 8L in before I start, all of which will affect the mash pH somehow. That means I can be...
by MTW
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast starter or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Yeast starter or not?

I've used 007 regularly in a 12 hour shaken starter, pitched whole and active; 1L for a 20L batch or so, for a regular OG like that. (Edit: by 12 hour, I mean started 12 hours before, not shaken for 12 hours - that would hurt!)
by MTW
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Candi sugar question
Replies: 32
Views: 2582

Re: Candi sugar question

I've recently taken on the hobby-within-a-hobby that is making your own candi sugar (or syrup, in my preference). Quite a bit of experimentation so far, and the best method for me has been with varied amounts of DAP and a touch of invert from the start, to prevent crystallisation. The results are fa...
by MTW
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?
Replies: 17
Views: 1494

Re: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?

Many thanks, That is incredibly useful. I can’t wait to get my fermentation temperature control to try this. M41 it will be, to try initially. I hadn’t come across the idea of adding the simple sugars on day two before either, that is interesting and makes sense. Let us know how you get on! By the ...
by MTW
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?
Replies: 17
Views: 1494

Re: Mangrove Jacks Belgians: M31 and M41. Any views?

I can update this now. My M31 beer was bizarre, in that it was tasting great at 1.011, and somehow picked up an off taste between there and where it finished around 1.005, that seems like some sort of fermentation related thing. It ceased getting any worse once it was at terminal gravity, so I bottl...
by MTW
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Water profile for Bohemian Pilsner
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: Water profile for Bohemian Pilsner

I see this is an old thread, but for anyone interested, I used 100% Ashbeck for a Pilsner a while back and I got a very clean result (yeast was 34/70). It was 3.5% acid malt. 5ml AMS, 4g calcium chloride and 2g gypsum, but I was shooting for a mash pH of 5.2. All salts went in my whole starting volu...
by MTW
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How much Special B?
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Re: How much Special B?

Hi MTW They list the malts as extra pale Maris Otter, Rauch, dark crystal and special B and the beer is 6% and 50 EBC. ... From the malts listed, I can't see that they would get to 50 EBC without well over 10% (probably nearer 14-15%) of the grains coming from those two malts combined, even if you ...
by MTW
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How much Special B?
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Re: How much Special B?

Just noticed Rob-the-Maltmiller's own recipe for an imperial brown ale, which features over 16% special B :shock:

Just that and pale malt.
by MTW
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How much Special B?
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Re: How much Special B?

In fairness, I guess if a very large proportion of the bill is rauch, then it would mean the 50 EBC would be reached without as much dark crystal or special B as I suggested above.
by MTW
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How much Special B?
Replies: 17
Views: 2213

Re: How much Special B?

They list the malts as extra pale Maris Otter, Rauch, dark crystal and special B and the beer is 6% and 50 EBC. If that colour came equally from the dc and sB, then that would be around 7.5% of each in the grain bill; maybe just slightly more of the dc than sB (as sB is slightly darker). Seeing that...
by MTW
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Over-carbonation problem in corny
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: Over-carbonation problem in corny

Only just seen this. Vent, and stick a very brief burst of gas down the OUT tube. This nucleates the excess gas better than anything else i found. Switch disconnects first if it helps to get it on and off. Repeat, at least until foam at the vent means a while off.
by MTW
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?

Ok, I bought the mobile version. Haven't done anything with water yet, and I've got to rethink that a little now that I'm moving to a one pot Klarstein that has a 6.5L space below the grains (never mind the option of doing a full volume mash). Everything else looks good. It seems to have pre filled ...
by MTW
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?

Thanks all. I'm thinking of just the mobile one at £7, though the offers still look on today. The mobile still seems to have equipment profile etc.