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by PeeBee
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Low mash pH
Replies: 43
Views: 1334

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: 4988

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...
by PeeBee
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 1605

Re: Dark Ale

… FG should be about 1.015 in about 4 days, … 4 days? Try 2! Nyrs Gron.JPG The fast ferment and rapid stop of S-33 yeast is typical. It has finished about 1.015, the graph (Tilt hydrometer) shows higher but I never made any "on-the-fly" corrections this time. Tilt's have a tendency to read high as ...
by PeeBee
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 1605

Re: Dark Ale

Thanks PeeBee, that’s very helpful. All the brews I’m considering are fairly similar but I’ll have a go at yours this time. Incidentally, I’ve made Old Peculiar a few times with reasonable success but never done a side by side taste test with the original. I normally use half a tin of treacle (225g...
by PeeBee
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Have I bought a duff pH probe?
Replies: 16
Views: 677

Re: Have I bought a duff pH probe?

What is it that deteriorates? Isn't the solution they are kept in supposed to keep them working OK? Ah, don't remember of top of me 'ead (not even sure I put the top of me 'ead back after checking it last time). Nor do I have links handy, but they're out there if you do a bit o'Googling. But from w...
by PeeBee
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Have I bought a duff pH probe?
Replies: 16
Views: 677

Re: Have I bought a duff pH probe?

Twelve months is often quoted as the useable life of a pH probe, although deteriorating as bad as you are experiencing seems a bit off. But the really important bit: The probes deteriorate about as quick unused as used. Bummer that isn't it! Stockpiling "spares" is a real no-no! My own probe is beco...
by PeeBee
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 1605

Re: Dark Ale

I'm intrigued by this comment "If bottling watch that S-33 yeast, it has a tendency to slowly munch through the dextrins it left earlier". … I've often wondered how people got on bottling with S-33 as I'd had long maturing beers over-carbonate in Corny kegs (1845 clones, another "Burton Ale" type a...
by PeeBee
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 1605

Re: Dark Ale

I've given up trying to emulate OP after over 30* years attempting it! Although recently (last 2 years) I was getting closer with Graham Wheeler's recipe (CAMRA's BYOBRA book). I think the problem in the end was getting a suitable yeast (I was using White Labs #WLP028, Edinburgh Ale, recently). So I...
by PeeBee
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 7322

Re: Brewing alcohol free

From the first graph, have you upped the mash temperature from the 74 you suggested in April to 75 or 76, with your older hot short mash no sparge technique? It seems logical from the dramatic curves in the right direction ( for low ABV beers) with S-33 to maximise proportions of relatively unferme...
by PeeBee
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 7322

Re: Brewing alcohol free

… One thing I've been looking for but have not found yet is what is the sugar composition of a cold extracted wort. … Doesn't go down to "cold" but does go down to 45C. May be not what you're looking for (and you may have it?), but I do know you like this sort of stuff and I'm finding it pretty int...
by PeeBee
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 2992

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

McMullan wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:07 pm
I got them from RLBS. The check valve was a bit cheaper.
I'll order one of them (for research purposes!) for when I go to pick up my new curtains (RLBS are just behind the curtain shop in Gresford down the road - handy i'n'it!).
by PeeBee
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 7322

Re: Brewing alcohol free

I'd not paid much attention to that 52C step, thinking it to be some sort of "protein rest" to better make the beer handle cold "keg" like environments. You can tell I don't really have much respect for "Well's Bombardier" beer. And as you are failing in your Blarney Stone smooching duties, I turned...
by PeeBee
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 2992

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

I've got a demand valve and a check valve. I find no difference between them, regardless whether I'm using the intermediary vessel or not. … I know, that's why you were singled out in my reply. You might be a "purist" and never subject your check valves to too much pressure, or those check valves y...
by PeeBee
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 2992

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

Don't want your beer "running out of the neck" of the hand-pump. Then you must have a "demand valve" (or a cellar, or an unpressured intermediary vessel). You "want to simplify this"? I have an answer for that to: DO NOT listen to me! Let me show you my gas management for casks (two): 20191108_20020...
by PeeBee
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 2992

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

As I'm in the US I'm not able to get alot of parts and was wondering if this check valve would work on a beer engine setup: … A long time ago "check valves" were used to stop beer flowing back to the cask from the pump. The valves in the pump should stop this but they are apt to wear out, and the b...