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by Meatymc
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Reinventing the "airlock"
Replies: 33
Views: 1911

Re: Reinventing the "airlock"

Hasn't happened yet. I'm finding it very difficult to let go but, I have another that I'm beginning to get very close to. :oops: Life moves on. :wink: If it's any comfort I have 32 bottles of a bitter brewed with a fair amount of my home grown fuggles. It's rank despite seeming OK at bottling time....
by Meatymc
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Extra dry yeast, vs wet, for a stuck fermentation, right?
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Extra dry yeast, vs wet, for a stuck fermentation, right?

Please excuse my incompetence, but I cannot find IPAs method via the search engine, IPA appears so frequently it is deleted! A link to his method would be great if possible. https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=79784&p=826218&hilit=ipa+method#p826218 Most of it is contained here ...
by Meatymc
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Marking up a swan urn kettle
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Marking up a swan urn kettle

Dip stick as said or simply use a steel ruler - pour in hot water (as it expands from cold) in 5l increments and make a note of the depth each time. I use exactly this method every time when filling my pan for the mash - in my case I'm simply looking for a depth of 21cm.
by Meatymc
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Double pitch - 2 strains!
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Double pitch - 2 strains!

I had a scavenged Proper Job yeast starter that didn't seem to get a strong fermentation underway (which was a 1st with PJ yeast) and only had a pack of S-05 in stock when going away the following morning. Rehydrated that and added to the fermenter and the resulting APA was one of the best I've done...
by Meatymc
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Reinventing the "airlock"
Replies: 33
Views: 1911

Re: Reinventing the "airlock"

It is important to emphasise the point about "after fermentation". At our scale infection IS highly likely once the yeast has slowed, not even finished, the fermentation. I am about to pour a Beer down the drain because of a "fault" with a sample valve. Unknown to me a seal came loose on it so when...
by Meatymc
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Reinventing the "airlock"
Replies: 33
Views: 1911

Re: Reinventing the "airlock"

Nice vid!
by Meatymc
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: 'Driving off' hop oils
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: 'Driving off' hop oils

Apologies to Kev and Phil - hadn't noticed your posts after my last one - don't know why. Firstly, although I put a dozen bottles away on each brew in the rather forlone hope I've some alternative stock to fall back on, I'm usually into the bulk of the brew within a couple of weeks and usually all g...
by Meatymc
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........
Replies: 25
Views: 2288

Re: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........

WA - 3 years ago - bloody hell. I do remember now and also now remember (embarrassingly) I never returned the favour and sent you something of mine in return! Next up is an attempt at a Baby Faced Assassin so I will send you one for comment. Not due to brew until a week on Saturday so won't be with ...
by Meatymc
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........
Replies: 25
Views: 2288

Re: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........

Bummer! As the others have said, sorry to hear you've had to bin it - 51st all-grain/BIAB into the fermenter yesterday having lost one in similar fashion to yours and another that I hoped would improve over time but hasn't. Still hurts!!! Interesting that my 1st failure was the one and only time I u...
by Meatymc
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: 'Driving off' hop oils
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: 'Driving off' hop oils

Thanks again Rob. I think I'll concentrate on dry hopping as you suggest although, if you read my 'A bit of a milestone' post in the Grain Brewing section, maybe there's another way to get to where I want to be :wink:
by Meatymc
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Bit of a milestone
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

Re: Bit of a milestone

Ha! Knew you`d say it! =D> WA Keep up the good work. A pic of your `Debris infused Pint` would probably be worth a look too! And I knew you'd get me in the end! Never thought to take a piccie but this has got me wondering whether a quick fix for (dissapointing) beers already in stock might be to cr...
by Meatymc
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Barm vs Krausen
Replies: 7
Views: 841

Re: Barm vs Krausen

Interesting. Wonder if that has anything to do with the expression barmpot up here in the North? A barmpot being an idiot or nutcase?

Makes some sort of sense if said nutter has had his head in the fermenter :wink:
by Meatymc
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Bit of a milestone
Replies: 9
Views: 1280

Re: Bit of a milestone

Well bugger me, I had a near perfect homebrew pint last night - a 5.5% Cascade IPA with a bit of a difference................ Received my order of Citra T90 hops from Rich (on here) yesterday - 500g. Decided to split it down into bags of 100g using a plastic pint 'glass' (from the rugby at Twickenha...
by Meatymc
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: 'Driving off' hop oils
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: 'Driving off' hop oils

I've been doing a bit more reseach on this and although I couldn't find any experimental evidence involving no-chill there's plenty out there comparing late hopping to hop stands (which is probably as close to my no-chill query as I'll get) to dry hopping. There's the usual wide variance of opinion ...
by Meatymc
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: 'Driving off' hop oils
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: 'Driving off' hop oils

They break down into other substances and the mechanical action of boiling will drive off aromas. Sealing doesn’t work, myrcene has a low flash point. Just dry hop, it’s easier and makes the most of aroma compounds! Cheers Rob Does that apply if added only in the last 15 minutes of the boil? And wh...