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by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1479

Re: No Boil, Fresh Hops - 50% Hops!!!

Or use isomerised hop extract. Very effective with unboiled wort
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: This makes no sense
Replies: 18
Views: 2034

Re: This makes no sense

This thread explains the crap going on in my big kettle/biab. I am always short liquor.

Not accounting for volume differences between 100c wort and the mains water / room temp calibrated volume markings.

4% variation of 60 L is about 2-2.5 L.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Has anyone compared heirloom barley to m o?
Replies: 11
Views: 1695

Re: Has anyone compared heirloom barley to m o?

It’s an interesting theory- if the Scots weren’t too precious about sharing their yeast with other breweries it would seem odd that they might draw a line at a Belgian one. There is anecdotal evidence of exchange of brewing techniques and influences between the uk & Belgium. So the idea of the Scots...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Soil Heating Cable on stainless
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Soil Heating Cable on stainless

I have been using a brew belt on my conical for years now. It’s a good safety concern though. But I would solve it by grounding the stainless instead of sourcing an electric heating element that was less likely to short. An electrical leg/hand strap secured to the conical leg? You should be able to ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Any good low ABV recipes out there?
Replies: 28
Views: 2500

Re: Any good low ABV recipes out there?

, My current favourite for bitter is Lallemande ESB, which many appear to dislike. What is your take on Lallemand ESB? I have used it once, fermented it clean, and it was an absolute bitch to clear - multiple doses of gelatin and very extended cooling. But it cleared in due course and turned into a...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: No boil?
Replies: 72
Views: 7331

Re: No boil?

If you are stuck for IBU, isomerised hop extract works great.

Your ibu calcs go a bit funny when you try to make partial boils just for bittering.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: CRISP CLEAR CHOICE ALE MALT
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: CRISP CLEAR CHOICE ALE MALT

Yes I used it. I can’t vouch for its purported haze reduction qualities as I used it with a yeast that didn’t floc well. It made good beer, but there was an element of the malt flavour that I wasn’t totally sold on. Can’t quite explain it further that. Leaning more towards bread/wort rather than toa...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Improving English Ales
Replies: 29
Views: 2415

Re: Improving English Ales

To the OP: If you are looking for that cask effect, focus on simplicity. Use one quality malt, maybe some crystal. There’s a lot of English ale out there that is just pale malt and caramel. Like others have said, dial in your planned IBU for ~28-30 IBU. Use English hops, late in the boil, skip the d...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Anyone used Dingemans Pale? Drop in sub for Maris Otter?
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: Anyone used Dingemans Pale? Drop in sub for Maris Otter?

I used to use dingemans pale a lot, but like another poster has mentioned, I can’t recall any side by side experience of it with MO. I was very happy with the beers it made, and I do have experience of making a Saison with it and another Saison with a different base malt; I can recall that the secon...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: 9 litre corny keg
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: 9 litre corny keg

m_rawdin wrote:I think I've got more chance of finding the holy grail than a 9l keg :D
I think the holy grail is kept in a 9L corny keg
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: 9 litre corny keg
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: 9 litre corny keg

I bottle most of my batches, but use small growler kegs for travel beer, like parties and camping. I condition in these, and don’t use a motherkeg. In practice it can be a bit fiddly with removable spear heads, which are not cheap. Hence I am looking at small cornies. Container cost/Litre of stored ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: 9 litre corny keg
Replies: 8
Views: 1217

Re: 9 litre corny keg

Those things only show up when someone is selling up and quitting. I just bought one and can tell why they are so highly prized. I have some of those 4L growler kegs that I hoped to make into a mini kegerator with a low profile fridge, and they are not that suitable. However the 9L corny is possibly...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Dosage instructions for ritchies isomerised hop extract
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: Dosage instructions for ritchies isomerised hop extract

They were quick about replying.

10ml extract in 60L will add +10 IBU roughly.

So the whole bottle on its own will get me into my 25-30 IBU sweet spot
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Dosage instructions for ritchies isomerised hop extract
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Dosage instructions for ritchies isomerised hop extract

I picked up some of this to add the bulk of the IBU to raw extract ale I am making.

But it has no instructions on correct dosage.

It says it is 'good for 45 L' but doesnt say what IBU level it would bring 45L up to.

Anyone know how much to use to add 20 IBU to 60L of wort ?
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: SS Brewmaster bucket
Replies: 25
Views: 3463

Re: SS Brewmaster bucket

MatthewM wrote:Has anyone got the FTSS/FTSS2 for theirs please. I’m seriously considering it to make winter fermentation much easier. Downside is it’s not cheap. I’m also trying to find another bucket. Thank you
Why not use a regular fridge? Plenty of them show up on gumtree.