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by hambrook
Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Swapping White Sugar for Golden syrup
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Swapping White Sugar for Golden syrup

When swapping out White Granulated Sugar for Golden Syrup in a recipe; is it a 1:1 swap out? Does 245g of white sugar = 245g of Golden Syrup ?
by hambrook
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast starter questions: Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale
Replies: 65
Views: 5199

Re: Yeast starter questions: Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale

09:30 this morning I smacked the Wyeast pack and put in fermentation fridge at 21 degrees, by this afternoon it had swelled nicely. IMG_3579.jpg So 15 hours ahead of brew day start I have made a 2 litre batch; cooled to 21 degrees and pitched the MFG 27 Jan 2015 into the 5L plastic container. EVERYT...
by hambrook
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Shaken, not Strirred
Replies: 119
Views: 28885

Re: Shaken, not Strirred

Thanks YeastWhiperer - but to clarify the yeast is already suspended in the worst whilst you are shaking it like made for that 1 minute duration?
by hambrook
Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Shaken, not Strirred
Replies: 119
Views: 28885

Re: Shaken, not Strirred

I did not see an answer to this question: Hi yeast whisperer, do you only shake the starter once in the 12-18 hours?
by hambrook
Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast starter questions: Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale
Replies: 65
Views: 5199

Re: Yeast starter questions: Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale

OK you have convinced me to go Shaken not Stirred. I smacked the Wyeast 1332 (MFG 27 Jan) this morning and put into my empty Brew Fridge at a temp of 21 degrees. I 'm planning to use a 5L empty mineral water bottle that I have swilled with StarSan. The questions remains; what size should I make my s...
by hambrook
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast starter questions: Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale
Replies: 65
Views: 5199

Yeast starter questions: Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale

I'm getting ready to do my first yeast starter so far I have : 2 x Wyeast Activator 1332 Northwest Ale 1 x Gallenkamp Magnetic Stirrer Hotplate 1 x 2 litre Borosilicate Glass Conical Flask 1 x 500 g light Dry Malt extract, and 1 x 1kg Coopers Light Malt Extract 10 x 30ml clear sample container test ...
by hambrook
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Gales Best Bitter revival
Replies: 42
Views: 5394

Re: Gales Best Bitter revival

So what is the caramel they used to use and is it commercially available?
by hambrook
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Gales Best Bitter revival
Replies: 42
Views: 5394

Re: Gales Best Bitter revival

Goulders wrote:I'm brewing with him on Tuesday so I will ask him :)
If you can find out HOW they get the 37 EBC colour that would be great. I got some Dark Crystal yesterday as boosting the black malt impacted flavour too much
by hambrook
Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Gales Best Bitter revival
Replies: 42
Views: 5394

Re: Gales Best Bitter revival

HSB is my favourite beer and since starting brewing 5 months ago I have brewed 6 batches. I live 5 miles from the original brewery; I have done a brewery tour of the Fullers Brewery in January and last night did a tour of Irving Brewery in Portsmouth run by Malcolm Irving QC and brewer at Gales Ales...
by hambrook
Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: First Braumeister brew day water question.
Replies: 20
Views: 3555

Re: First Braumeister brew day water question.

Also worth just stiring the top couple of inches of the grain when it is resting on the stirrups to stop the water vanishing down the hole in the middle of the grain bed...
by hambrook
Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: My first Braumeister Brew Day
Replies: 3
Views: 1654

My first Braumeister Brew Day

So my shiny new BM 20L had arrived; I had flushed it all through with warm water and was ready to go. Now rather than mess around with a new recipe I wanted to try a slight refinement on a brew I have done 3 times before - Gale's HSB - I call it "Hollybank". Here's my Braumeister 20 litre set up wit...
by hambrook
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG #49 Butser Bitter
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

Re: AG #49 Butser Bitter

So what what should be the right mash schedule for a malty 5% English Bitter like a Gales recipe in a BM?
by hambrook
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG #49 Butser Bitter
Replies: 9
Views: 1286

Re: AG #49 Butser Bitter

Quick question on your mash schedule:
Mash in 67C with 30L
75 Min @ 67C
10 Min @ 78C
Sparge with 10L : 78C

That seems much higher than the Spiegel stepped Mash schedules and wondered why you had gone for this and what the result was like?
by hambrook
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Does priming sugar boost ABV?
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Does priming sugar boost ABV?

When I started brewing (all of 4 months ago) the coopers kit had an ABV calculation in the booklet like this: (Starting Gravity -Final Gravity / 7.46) + 0.5 It added 0.5% ABV for the Carbonation (sugar) Drop that I added to each bottle. Now since going All Grain I batch prime with 90g of sugar for 2...
by hambrook
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hops storage
Replies: 15
Views: 2943

Re: Hops storage

Freezer compartment it the best whether they have been opened or not. Ideally it is best to minimize the exposure to Oxygen so a vacuum sealer is a wonderful accessory to have. Cheers Any recommendations on Vacuum Sealers; a quick search on eBay turned up this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm//260833634592