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by MarkA
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Salifert vs Water Report
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

Re: Salifert vs Water Report

Thanks Eric. Unfortunately I didn't keep the test sample. I took the reading when it had turned pink with the first drop after the blue colour and it appeared stable. I'll leave it longer next time to see if it returns to blue.

Cheers
by MarkA
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Salifert vs Water Report
Replies: 8
Views: 1570

Salifert vs Water Report

Hi, I've now got a water report from Wallybrew and it gives a figure for alkalinity of 39 CaC03. I took a Salifert test on the same water as I bottled it which gave me a figure of 28 CaC03. I did the 4ml water/4 drop test and the syringe reading was 0.88 which gives the meq/l figure of 0.56 (then x ...
by MarkA
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: where next
Replies: 17
Views: 2161

Re: where next

Jim wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:33 pm
If you were using normal beer bottles you'd have to seal the tops somehow to do the same (clingfilm??).
I use THESE or a square of foil if they are all in use.
by MarkA
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Newbie only at home on the weekends - How can I ferment ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1276

Re: Newbie only at home on the weekends - How can I ferment

I always leave my beers in the fermenter for two weeks. I take a reading after about a week (it's usually finished unless it's a monster) and then leave it another week before either cold crashing or bottling (checking gravity is stable first, obviously).
by MarkA
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Slow Fermentation Elderflower Champagne
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

Re: Slow Fermentation Elderflower Champagne

I personally would wait it out, especially considering the high original gravity
by MarkA
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: ESB recipe change ideas
Replies: 7
Views: 867

Re: ESB recipe change ideas

If you want more head retention, the obvious choice would be to add some torrified wheat (5% or so)
by MarkA
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Autovac beer engine
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: Autovac beer engine

That's pretty grim!

Enjoyed the comments too (and anyway, North Yorkshire is the largest UK county, not West..... :twisted:)
by MarkA
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Comp Winner.....
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: Comp Winner.....

Well done! 8)
by MarkA
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Bitter Recipe - How does this look?
Replies: 19
Views: 1700

Re: Bitter Recipe - How does this look?

gaunt_paul wrote:I go to a HB club every month at the brewdog gallowgate bar, last Sunday of the month from 3pm. It's worth a visit, even if you're not keen on brewdog
Ah, that's right, I did hear about the HB club at Brewdog a while back, not my thing though.
by MarkA
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Videos
Topic: Homebrew on the BBC
Replies: 5
Views: 2820

Re: Homebrew on the BBC

Cheers for that, the second link is an interesting read
by MarkA
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Videos
Topic: Homebrew on the BBC
Replies: 5
Views: 2820

Re: Homebrew on the BBC

"Full marks and not a penny for the Chancellor" I must admit, I usually think something similar (with swear words) when I crack open a homebrew! My Dad brewed beer around the time of these videos and probably used very similar ingredients. I only remember him making wine when I was a teenager, but ...
by MarkA
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Bitter Recipe - How does this look?
Replies: 19
Views: 1700

Re: Bitter Recipe - How does this look?

Isle of Harris :D :D :D I guess you won't be popping over just to collect a bottle then? ;-) It's also good to see some more NE Scotland brewers on here. I'm in Aberdeen city. Is there much happening on the homebrew club front in Aberdeen? I was considering getting something going but it's finding ...
by MarkA
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Bitter Recipe - How does this look?
Replies: 19
Views: 1700

Re: Bitter Recipe - How does this look?

RobP wrote:I'm closer than you might think.
Cool, you're welcome to collect one, I'll let you know when it's ready.

Whereabouts are you, out of interest?
by MarkA
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Bitter Recipe - How does this look?
Replies: 19
Views: 1700

Re: Bitter Recipe - How does this look?

Sadfield wrote:We all get a bottle for helping, right?
:-) Of course, you can all have a free bottle*

*collection only from NE Aberdeenshire
by MarkA
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Bitter Recipe - How does this look?
Replies: 19
Views: 1700

Re: Bitter Recipe - How does this look?

Thanks all, Willamette it is! :D