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by PeeBee
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 92
Views: 8313

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

This fudge is recognising the Tilt is entirely useless for measuring OG and FG. But also recognises the Tilt is a useful (but not essential) tool for monitoring fermentation. This seems a little harsh. … I didn't think I was being "harsh", realistic perhaps and I was still able to say the Tilt was ...
by PeeBee
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 92
Views: 8313

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Cor, someone's awoken my old "Tilt" thread. Here's where I'm at: I recalibrate in water whenever battery is changed as before, but (cunning plan) I subtract 0.002 from the reading (so if Tilt is measuring water at 1.000, I enter a calibration point of 1.000 = 0.998). This allows for the build up of ...
by PeeBee
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Malting technology
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Re: Malting technology

Interesting read (if you have the stamina, it's quite big). I always thought Crisp were a bit "contemporary" with their products and this perhaps explains the reason? I never understood the reason for UK home-brewers to pick "Continental" and American malt products over the British products (yes I d...
by PeeBee
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 36
Views: 3714

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

Fermentation certainly finished, more difficult to see it happen with such a sedate (but exceptionally steady) fermentation. PedwarDegNawGraph.JPG (I was a bit late starting this graph, SG was 1.047, so it's missing the first few hours. There is an "anomoly" after 0:00 9th April that is due to lost ...
by PeeBee
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 36
Views: 3714

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

I won't have to worry about "stall". More like "is it going to stop now?". 1.011 is a bit low in my book, but it is showing signs of plateauing. I'm currently digesting all those ideas I've been fed. O2: I gave it all of sixty seconds, which some folk would laugh at but its doing exactly what I try ...
by PeeBee
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Crisis Brewing
Replies: 14
Views: 1618

Re: Crisis Brewing

Nope! Nowt else there. I'm just addicted to nuts and have an ample supply (I didn't have to resort to panic buying, they just "turn up" by the kilo being on subscription, or perhaps that should be pre scription?). I'm rather pleased how this method has turned out and so already have my next attempt ...
by PeeBee
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Crisis Brewing
Replies: 14
Views: 1618

Re: Crisis Brewing

I was drinking it on Day 8, the photo is day 13:
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Still hazy. Still a monstrous rocky head. Light, bright, refreshing and moderately hoppy. I've got the ingredients for a "red" version to try next.
by PeeBee
Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 36
Views: 3714

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

Day 3.3 and SG is 1.022. This stuff is desperately slow. I know some folk put up with tardy fermentation all the time, but not me; I'm not used to a 1.040-50 beer taking longer than 2.5 days. The beer was well oxygenated with pure oxygen (more so than usual, I'd already had some warning). The yeast ...
by PeeBee
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 36
Views: 3714

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

It's definitely one of my favourites. Always seem to go back to it after not using it for a while. ... Care to tell PeeBee and others in the board your much better way to attempt to revive older yeast packs with low viability and the reasons why it is better to be done that way? ... Eee ... I hope ...
by PeeBee
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 36
Views: 3714

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

"McMullan" woke this thread up at just the wrong time! I'd got a brew organised and a 1187 pack on the verge of "best before" ( six months old). Panic! So I check my contingency; a six month old pack of "London III"! So I opt for a two stage starter (22L batch). Even though it's a Wyeast "smack pack...
by PeeBee
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Sugar
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Sugar

Golden Syrup is more refined ("processed") than treacle, which is more refined than molasses. molasses= treacle=molasses,same as pavement=sidewalk= pavement Yes. Unfortunately that is the common UK-USA translation which you do see about a lot more. The UK does make a difference between the two. To ...
by PeeBee
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Sugar
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Sugar

Molasses and treacle have a "masking" quality. You don't have to realise it, in fact the "quality" might be seen as desirable - it smooths and rounds a beer. But you do notice it when trying to make subtle changes to other ingredients and find you cannot make "subtle" changes. It's not the flavour d...
by PeeBee
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Sugar
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Sugar

Golden Syrup is more refined ("processed") than treacle, which is more refined than molasses. Molasses was (is?) used as pig food. Despite that I always used molasses for beer because it had a less intense flavour. That was before I figured adding treacle or molasses to beer was a mistake!
by PeeBee
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Crisis Brewing
Replies: 14
Views: 1618

Re: Crisis Brewing

Almost the end of Day 7. The beer dropped another point of gravity (1.005), is now at serving temperature (7C) and has cleared a lot. This beer hasn't been fined so I expect it to be a bit hazy for a while yet (I have fined a pressurised beer before now - injecting the finings from a "carbonation ca...
by PeeBee
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Crisis Brewing
Replies: 14
Views: 1618

Re: Crisis Brewing

Hi "f00b4r". "... overly complex ..."? But did you see the switch between spunding valve and carbonation mode above (a couple of turns of the dial). I've got some of those diaphragm "blowtie" spunding valves but haven't tried to deploy them as spunding valves yet (one does great service as a "wet" p...