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by PeeBee
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 1588

Re: Dark Ale

… Wee Heavy is one of those beers that huge amounts of nonsense gets written about, particularly by authors overseas. In Scotland it historically only refers to a single beer, Fowler's Twelve Guineas . … Okay, I'll accept that historically it's nonsense, but in recent times it has come to mean "som...
by PeeBee
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 1588

Re: Dark Ale

^^^ Interesting stuff. Thanks for that. On Belgium yeasts: Appreciate the clarification. You could tell I wasn't too sure about what I was saying with all the question marks, language like "seen it said" and "some sources", but a number of people may not see my intention was "take with a pinch of s...
by PeeBee
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 2982

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

Prudhoe ain't much (ain't at all?) further than N. Norfolk from here. But to be honest I don't think I'll make it out the end o' me road on one o' me mtbs (balance is a bit shot, and with a pilfered handpump under me arm … guess I'm better off buying a new one if I decide the three I've got 'snot en...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 2982

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

pssst, I think I know where there is some used handpumps that might not be missed if they were "to go missing". :whistle: … Though might be worth getting/keeping for yourself if applicable - either as spares or to sell on. … Okay. I'll sneak off round to North Norfolk tonight then. I'll get me push...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 2982

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

Looking foward to getting mine out of its Summer mothballs now the cellar is at the perfect temperature for CC Beer. "A < handpump > is for life, not just for Christmas." [-X ... But the slightest excuse would have all six back on stream! pssst, I think I know where there is some used handpumps tha...
by PeeBee
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stout Trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 987

Re: Stout Trouble

Well yes, one could avoid or reduce the issue by not using as much flaked barley. … ^^^ Aye, 'twas only a "suggestion" to get past the immediate requirement (there's this rumour that Xmas ain't far off?) before choosing to deal with some in-depth trouble-shooting. I entirely agree; my "delaying tac...
by PeeBee
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stout Trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 987

Re: Stout Trouble

You've already decided it might be a "blip" but next time you could, with a nod to "Orlando's" reasoning, dispense with the flaked barley and replace it with more pale malt? Unmalted barley was introduced relatively recently (1920-30s) to Guinness. You might prefer it "all-malt", it might even make ...
by PeeBee
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Low mash pH
Replies: 43
Views: 1328

Re: Low mash pH

… but do keep buying cheap pH meters and using Bru'n water ](*,) as it obviously works for you. =D> 'Twas an easy choice to recommend Bru'n Water … it appears to be the only one that calculates L-word additions. All the other calculators seem to be stuck on "Bru'n <hopelessly> wrong" chalk. Hum, se...
by PeeBee
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Low mash pH
Replies: 43
Views: 1328

Re: Low mash pH

To get back on track! The beer mashed at the low pH of 5.1 has just been kegged. Seems fine to me! Very young and a bit short on gas, but no obvious taste problems. Another few days will tell, of course. Guy Sorry Guy, got a bit distracted in this thread and things did go off at a bit of a tangent ...
by PeeBee
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Low mash pH
Replies: 43
Views: 1328

Re: Low mash pH

… don't agree with your assertion that you can't reduce alkalinity using slaked lime/calcium hydroxide, but equally I don't see the point in arguing about it as it's an odd technique that is rarely used. Ah, okay, thank you. I'm guilty of something I'm often ranting about: Treating "parameters" in ...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Low mash pH
Replies: 43
Views: 1328

Re: Low mash pH

PeeBee "We are simply not allowed to have drinking water that will act like that" What's missing from our drinking water? Okay? Did I post a bad choice of phrase there? I can do things like that, but the worrying bit is I haven't clicked what you mean! But I don't know of any water company that (kn...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Low mash pH
Replies: 43
Views: 1328

Re: Low mash pH

Bit confused, Cobnut! You support PeeBee in his thought that home brewers shouldn't have to worry about water treatment. Then you say you brewed beers which went down the drain until you treated your water with CRS. Now you win medals in national competitions. Firstly, congrats on the medals. But, ...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Low mash pH
Replies: 43
Views: 1328

Re: Low mash pH

Blah, blah, blah. Yeah, yeah; I set the tone of my post especially for the likes of you. People have such strong opinions of water treatment, and the main intention appears to be to terrify new home-brewers into thinking it's so important, and distract them from paying attention to what really matt...
by PeeBee
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Low mash pH
Replies: 43
Views: 1328

Re: Low mash pH

… I have a desire to take my beers to a higher standard, and received wisdom tells me pH measurement should be part of the process, but I'm still not sure exactly how to go about a) measuring accurately; b) understanding what it is telling me; c) using the readings to adjust/improve my process. … p...
by PeeBee
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 77
Views: 4973

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Here's another fermentation trace. Still using S-33 yeast and another "Burton Ale" type beer: Nyrs Gron 3a.JPG There's another "event" occurring in the first half of the second day, but hardly significant and might only be responsible for subsequent SG readings over-reading by one gravity point (0.0...