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by wezzel01
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Conditioning temp
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: Conditioning temp

A handy tip is to use 1 plastic (PET) bottle along with your glass ones. When the beer is fully carbonated it feels firm to the touch when squeezed.
by wezzel01
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Conditioning temp
Replies: 19
Views: 1017

Re: Conditioning temp

I always leave the beer at about 20 degrees after bottling for a week or two to carb up before storing at cellar temp. It will carb up at the lower temp but will take longer. It depends how quickly you intend drinking it and, if like me, you like fresh, pale hoppy beers that can be pretty quickly.
by wezzel01
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Sanity check- first go with Bru'n Water
Replies: 44
Views: 6143

Re: Sanity check- first go with Bru'n Water

I live in the London area and have produced my best beers ever using Bru n water but, hey, what do I know. [emoji18]
by wezzel01
Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: New BM20 arriving Tomorrow
Replies: 5
Views: 2214

Re: New BM20 arriving Tomorrow

I've never needed a domed lid even though I brew in an unheated garage and it gets pretty cold at times. I leave the lid partly on until up to boiling temperature and then remove it A thermo collar (insulated jacket) is handy if you brew in cold ambient conditions but you can always make your own wi...
by wezzel01
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Cleaning aluminium firkins - emergency cleaning product?
Replies: 4
Views: 3007

Re: Cleaning aluminium firkins - emergency cleaning product?

DONT clean aluminium with caustic soda. It will melt.
by wezzel01
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: beers software recommendation please
Replies: 39
Views: 3705

Re: beers software recommendation please

If you've got an iPhone or iPad the BrewPal app is really good and not overly complicated.
by wezzel01
Tue Dec 01, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Flip-top bottles
Replies: 3
Views: 656

Re: Flip-top bottles

Great find. I like the smaller bottles. I can have a bottle with my dinner every night without worrying about drinking too much (especially good for the stronger brews too) [emoji482]
by wezzel01
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crash cool chocolate stout?
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Crash cool chocolate stout?

Great. Thanks BigMouth [emoji482]
by wezzel01
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: beer labels
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: beer labels

I've used a pritt stick to apply home printed labels. It sticks well and they come off easily with a rinse in warm water.