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by flytact
Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Chalky taste
Replies: 5
Views: 3245

You know, I've researched this a bit and "chalky" seems to be a flavor profile. I've also done some "research" at home and found that it really isn't too bad and may actually be oddly pleasant.

Caramalt is a new ingredient for me. We'll see about the 80/-.
by flytact
Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Serving it up - Beer engine or CO2?
Replies: 7
Views: 931

Well I can't speak for your setup prior to connecting to the engine, but you will need to drink the beer within a week or it will go off.
If you have to make a choice between serving methods and aren't ready to buy into a CO2 system, maybe three smaller serving vessels so you'll have less spoilage.
by flytact
Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Chalky taste
Replies: 5
Views: 3245

Chalky taste

Please move this if it's not in the right place. Brewed a simple recipe (see below), only difference in my brewing was the addition of Camden tabs to my brew water. Used a ratio of 1 tab per 12 gallons (45L). Could this chalky taste be because I added too much? I've never had this taste and the tabl...
by flytact
Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 5/8" braided pvc hose
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Please ignore my comments above. I saw braided and thought braided stainless.
by flytact
Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 5/8" braided pvc hose
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Over here they are used for connecting a toilet or sink to the existing plumbing. It doesn't come as "pipe", it comes in specific links with female connectors on each end. You then will need to cut it and pull out the pvc. Maybe ask for "flexible stainless" or ask them how to easily connect your toi...
by flytact
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: sparkler attachment
Replies: 16
Views: 3959

There is something over here called a creamer faucet that works with a pressurized dispense. You pull the handle towards you until you get near the rim, then push away and air is mixed in to give a creamy head.
Use the googler: "creamer faucet"
by flytact
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: another sugar question
Replies: 18
Views: 2529

OK, you've all got me spinning in circles. I was all set to try and make some invert sugar for a brew this weekend. I think I read here that it's just sugar, water and citric acid cooked until it gets to a color you like. Now I'm hearing glucose and just plain sugar. Then back to syrup or was it tre...
by flytact
Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Corny Keg force carbonation
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

by flytact
Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: First American IPA...
Replies: 19
Views: 2874

Evidently we can't get Amber over here anymore. Go figure.
by flytact
Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First Runnings
Replies: 18
Views: 2103

Not quite sure what you mean by "downfalls". Meaning you never do it right or you never do it because of the time it takes? I take a plastic plate from the kids play kitchen or a lid from a plastic container and pour the runoff over top. This disperses the stream of liquid an keeps the grain bed und...
by flytact
Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Other uses for Wyeast 1728 "Scottish"
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

So maybe mash at a low temp to minimize the sweetness?
by flytact
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Other uses for Wyeast 1728 "Scottish"
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

thanks for the warnings, but I'm quite aware (as is my wife) about the violence inherited when you use a yeast cake.

I'm really asking about what the yeast will do to an ESB or ordinary bitter, flavor wise and such.
by flytact
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Other uses for Wyeast 1728 "Scottish"
Replies: 8
Views: 1796

Other uses for Wyeast 1728 "Scottish"

I've got a series of brews going over three weekends. This coming weekend (2nd) I'll be dumping a batch of 80\- onto a 1728 yeast cake. My question is what will happen if I brew an ESB or an ordinary bitter and put it on top of the yeast cake? Any suggestions?
by flytact
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: caledonian 80/-
Replies: 16
Views: 3962

I've got this brew scheduled for this Sat. the 31st. Going to dump on top of a "generic ale" yeast cake.
by flytact
Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Polishing up an old corni?
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

You can use some wet sand paper at about 600 grit, then 800 grit and then some "000" steel wool. What you are trying to do is get the scratches out, then use progressively finer paper/wool to make smaller and smaller scratches until you can't see them anymore. Resulting in a shiny keg. This is the t...