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by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue May 26, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: What's the one thing i can do to improve my beer?
Replies: 42
Views: 3302

Re: What's the one thing i can do to improve my beer?

The water treatment gurus in our club consider temperature control of fermentation more important than water treatment. Water treatment should bump up the scoring of certain beers in a competition by 2-3 points, but no more than that, unless the style is especially sensitive to specific water profil...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri May 22, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Lagers
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Re: Lagers

You can get fake lagers with us05 as well.

Lagers are time consuming to make, but any brewer with temp control can do them. Really worth it if you can pull it off, I have tasted some great home brewed lager
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu May 21, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Best no chill cubes and size
Replies: 29
Views: 5208

Re: Best no chill cubes and size

You need the wort to pasteurise all the surfaces. Best achieved by tipping. It is impractical to squeeze out all the headspace in a cube like the one above
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu May 21, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Whisky Barrel Recipe Inspiration
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Whisky Barrel Recipe Inspiration

The barrel should be filled with fermented beer, not fresh wort.

Make 2 batches and fill it completely. If you can store fermented beer in kegs, do that too.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu May 21, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Best no chill cubes and size
Replies: 29
Views: 5208

Re: Best no chill cubes and size

I think I have the exact same cubes. I can't fill them any more than you have done in the pic.

Still works fine
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed May 20, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: 100% munich ale
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: 100% munich ale

Look up recipes for faketoberfest or fauxtoberfest or something like that. Should give you an idea for Munich% and what ale yeast to cheat with
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed May 20, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hops storage
Replies: 15
Views: 3002

Re: Hops storage

Simply hops? I suspect? Leaf is a b*tch to split up though. I know a lot of guys who sit on their deals page for pellets though.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue May 19, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: 100% munich ale
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: 100% munich ale

Where is the malt from? Germany? Then you are ok with a 100% Munich beer. If it is uk sourced it is too cloying to use in those proportions.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue May 19, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Munton's Cedarex - Low ABV Beers
Replies: 7
Views: 2220

Re: Munton's Cedarex - Low ABV Beers

Gravity is flavour. More grain more malt taste.

If you are using less, then you only have a few other sources of flavour: hops and the yeast itself, though varying your types of grain can help too.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue May 19, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast for Imperial Porter?
Replies: 10
Views: 736

Re: Yeast for Imperial Porter?

Jocky wrote:
As an alternative I'm wondering about the McEwans strain - WLP028.
We used it for an English barley wine. It's a really clean yeast
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sun May 17, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Cooling wort with freezer packs?
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Cooling wort with freezer packs?

You are better off feeding your IC from a reservoir of water and dropping the freezer packs in there instead.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri May 15, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: small volume euro kegs..
Replies: 21
Views: 2116

Re: small volume euro kegs..

Ah no. Sorry for misleading. Crusader don't do the small stuff, but their big stuff is broadly equivalent on manufacture and price I think.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu May 14, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fermentation Schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Fermentation Schedule

Commercial breweries pitch at much higher levels than home brewers. They can hit FG fast and predictably.

23c is a bit high for English ales. If you have temp control, pitch lower, at day 18 and let it rise to 20c on its own, for a cleaner flavour.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu May 14, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Whirlpool only hopping?
Replies: 8
Views: 526

Re: Whirlpool only hopping?

You may not hit your IBU targets. Only downside really, and easily rectified with a 60m addition.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu May 14, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: small volume euro kegs..
Replies: 21
Views: 2116

Re: small volume euro kegs..

I suspect these are pub fittings, as they are marketing towards breweries.

You will need to be confident in your cleaning regime too.