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by PeeBee
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: High FG
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: High FG

… What are your thoughts? Was the 67C mash too high? Is this the FG as 1016 is a little high, and out for the style. Is there anything else I can do? 1.016? A little high? Out for the style? What complete tosh have you been listening to? 67C is a very middle-of-the-road mashing temperature. If your...
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Liquid yeast viability.
Replies: 19
Views: 2329

Re: Liquid yeast viability.

I have just pitched a Wyeast smack pack and don't think it's viable, out of date by a two months and was kept in the fridge at 5*c which should be OK but I just think it will be good.. Pitched Saturday night and no change in SG on Monday night... It's a Fullers London Pride with 4120g of grain so w...
by PeeBee
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Wort clear as bell on barreling but now very hazy.
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Wort clear as bell on barreling but now very hazy.

I think we used to call it a "beer fret". But that was probably a localism or has fallen out of favour. Or I'm remembering the wrong word. Thunderstorms would get blamed, but in this case probably still priming (60g of sugar, 3g a litre, will make the yeast have a party). A fret described casked bee...
by PeeBee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Proper job Clone
Replies: 24
Views: 3644

Re: Proper job Clone

IPA wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:55 pm
I tasted Proper Job last week for the first time. Coors have a lot to answer for producing such crap beer.
What are you reading? St. Austell isn't a Coors minion.
by PeeBee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Proper job Clone
Replies: 24
Views: 3644

Re: Proper job Clone

The St Austell website has MO and CG as the malts first <sic: "for"?> tribute. You're right. Same info on https://www.staustellbrewery.co.uk/beers-and-brewing/draught-range/proper-job . But I got the original info off https://staustellbrewery.wordpress.com/our-ales/ . So seems they are not very con...
by PeeBee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

It might go down further, might not. I'm usually happy with 1.013/4 for hand-pumped "cask-conditioned" style anyway. It's in the documented attenuation range, so I wouldn't grumble. You "mashed low", but at 65C. I find it best not to pussy-foot about when changing mash temperatures and if I wanted h...
by PeeBee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Low(er) Alcohol Tasty Recipe?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Low(er) Alcohol Tasty Recipe?

By "mash at higher temperature" that can mean a lot higher than you might think. 74-75C is not too high. Creates unfermentable dextrin, which also provides body and mouth feel. At the other end you can try "cold extraction". "Mashing" (it's not really, there's no real conversion) overnight at below ...
by PeeBee
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Proper job Clone
Replies: 24
Views: 3644

Re: Proper job Clone

Also found this. … Thanks. So UK Munich malt it is. I hope people take note I say "UK" and not continental Munich malt. I've seen folk saying the UK stuff ain't so good in their "lagers", "dunkels", etc. (they use different barleys and probably different malting techniques on t'other side of Channe...
by PeeBee
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Proper job Clone
Replies: 24
Views: 3644

Re: Proper job Clone

Seemingly no mention of the "blend of malt" St Austell mention? Simpson's list the "Cornish Gold" malt (20EBC) they include, but it is never available and has now disappeared from Malt Miller's lists. Perhaps their "Munich" malt (21EBC,still British malt) substitutes? Simpson's also do "Imperial" ma...
by PeeBee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

Their (Wyeast) own Web site states 67-71% attenuation (presumable "apparent"). But it's good you say "what's the typical attenuation expected for this yeast?". Many folk believe the published figures are the "limits". They are just what to expect from a "standard" wort and perhaps better suggest how...
by PeeBee
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

... Also interested to hear about the safety issues!!! Pure oxygen makes the most surprising things burn, and fiercely! Only needs a spark to start ignition. I remember at school being shown steel wool burning. I believe even asbestos will burn? And of course, human flesh, spacesuits and space rock...
by PeeBee
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

Mine is a "Hobbyweld" job. Not cheapest 'cos it carries a £60 cylinder deposit (£26.50 fill) which you'll probably never see again 'cos that'll be enough O2 for life. The regulators are threaded differently (for oxygen) and the regulator cost £26.20. All needs VAT adding. Flippin' heck, it's cost me...
by PeeBee
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

orlando wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:05 pm
Cobnut wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:40 pm
orlando wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:08 pm
...always aerate....
with pure O2? Maybe I need to invest... :D
Oh yes. :D
(Oh Gawd. Apollo 1 here we come!). :wall
by PeeBee
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

My laymans understanding is this: When you add yeast to wort it will first take up all the oxygen it can to synthesise sterols, and then replicate up to either a maximum cell density or until the sterols required for replication are exhausted. If they run out of sterols before getting to the maximu...
by PeeBee
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1267

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

... For liquid it depends on who you ask. There are claims that "wet" yeast only need oxygen for building their cell walls ready for dormancy. They don't actually need it for respiration in the lag phase. Thanks for that link. I couldn't get a straight "yah or nay" to my question with it but it eve...