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by PeeBee
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Which Dry Yeast for Old Peculier Clone
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Which Dry Yeast for Old Peculier Clone

... 50g of black treacle which I hope will give the desired richness. It was meant to be molasses but I can't see much difference if there's only 50g involved. ... Looking back at my recipes I was using "only" 60g of molasses. I used molasses because I thought it had a less severe flavour, but othe...
by PeeBee
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Which Dry Yeast for Old Peculier Clone
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Which Dry Yeast for Old Peculier Clone

Thanks for the suggestions. Brewing on Wednesday so no time to get any other yeasts apart from the ones I have listed. I was thinking the Winsor might give the desired fruitiness but I may follow the suggestion to pitch Nottingham a couple of days later. My recipe is basically the Graham Wheeler CA...
by PeeBee
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Which Dry Yeast for Old Peculier Clone
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Which Dry Yeast for Old Peculier Clone

... I had recently read an article ( http://www.britishbrewer.com/2010/02/recipe-theakston-old-peculier-version-1/ ) which suggested using a Belgian Ale yeast ... Most likely nonsense. I tried it and it didn't help. But I have figured why I was unsuccessful brewing an "Old Perculiar" clone, and tha...
by PeeBee
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water treatment inPorter brewing
Replies: 13
Views: 2399

Re: Water treatment inPorter brewing

... It also tends to be a fallacy that London water is 'brackish' as a lot is drawn from the Lea Navigation, and even historically was taken via wells from subterranean rivers, and not the Thames. Can't find what I was reading about London Porter water and Thames water now. I was trying to figure o...
by PeeBee
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water treatment inPorter brewing
Replies: 13
Views: 2399

Re: Water treatment inPorter brewing

Well as only 2g of Sodium carbonate is required to raise alkalinity quite high, it's difficult to see where the definition of 'Not Good' levels of sodium come from ... Okay, I hold my hands up. I'm a slave to Bru'n Water and I guess I'll take more flak for that? It was getting sodium levels right i...
by PeeBee
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water treatment inPorter brewing
Replies: 13
Views: 2399

Re: Water treatment inPorter brewing

I was faced with the same conundrum brewing my porter recipe the other month. I also have very soft water. I think there was a discussion about it here? http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/post1640/ But whatever, seems Calcium levels for traditional London Porter brewing were high as were chloride leve...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation with silicone tubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2425

Re: Fermentation with silicone tubing?

Also bear in mind that silicone tubing is soft so you might actually be letting oxygen in at the end of the tubing where it is connected, ie it is slightly deformed, rather than through the walls itself. Thanks. Got that covered. The tubing is fixed with crimps - no screw hose-clips in sight - and ...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation with silicone tubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2425

Re: Fermentation with silicone tubing?

I didn't say "don't worry" about O2. ... Sorry, I appear to have misquoted you. Wont be able to supply many historic pH records, but does make sense to start now should the problem come back (I'm relieved I haven't lost 90L of beer, but my explanations are assumptions and I might yet still suffer a...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation with silicone tubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2425

SOLUTION?

I'll repeat this rather conclusive statement for anyone speed reading through some large posts (least they miss it - I think it's important?): ... Came across this earlier, sort of supports my babblings: "Due to the <silicone> tubing's higher-than-vinyl oxygen permeability, we don't recommend this f...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation with silicone tubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2425

Re: Fermentation with silicone tubing?

Am I right in thinking this is the beer that was fermented rather warm for the yeast type, and that more or less reached FG in the blink of an eye? If so then it is really quite possible you're just tasting fermentation by-products. Though whilst the amount of attenuation isn't unheard of for wlp00...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation with silicone tubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2425

Re: Fermentation with silicone tubing?

... It's a good idea to think about how the bacteria is getting in before worrying about O2. Is there a diacetyl hint in the beer, this would point to pediococcus? Can't remember now if the beer finished a lot lower than expected, if so lactobacillus could be the problem, see I avoided the word inf...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation with silicone tubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2425

Re: Fermentation with silicone tubing?

Hi PeeBee Not sure this is the cause of your woes but these are my observations of silicone tubing: Most of mine that I use for transfer have discoloured I used some as a dip tube for a keg of cider and it took up the cider twang and I had to replace it My FV cooling uses silicone tubing and I can ...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation with silicone tubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2425

Re: Fermentation with silicone tubing?

Until you know whether or not you have a "problem/infection" is there anything to discuss yet, you seem rather unsure? Ahh. That makes the mistake of thinking I'm talking about an infection. I'm pretty sure of that, a mouthful of vinegar is quite hard to be unsure about, but as acetic acid bacteria...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation with silicone tubing?
Replies: 16
Views: 2425

Re: Fermentation with silicone tubing?

I have been cooling using external coils, using the cooler's product coils seemed like a good idea at the time and is much faster. I haven't decided yet whether to continue using the product coils to get rapidly to fermentation temperature then disconnect so I'm only recirculating for an hour or so ...
by PeeBee
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Best yeast to co-pitch with WLP002?
Replies: 22
Views: 2945

Re: Best yeast to co-pitch with WLP002?

... I also find that I have to mash quite warm (68c minimum) before WLP002 will begin to curb its attenuation greatly. It doesn't seem to need very much encouragement to go far further/lower than desired, though in your case perhaps more slowly. I wonder if it is on the cusp of being able to use mo...