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by Jambo
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fermenting a lager
Replies: 13
Views: 1065

Re: Fermenting a lager

Marmite - Palmer's How to Brew p102 suggests 13-16 degC for 24-48 hrs. I'm reading it in response to Rookie's comment... Palmer agrees saying it is only needed "if the pitching or fermentation conditions warrant it" Sadly he doesn't give any guidance on quantifying that! Rookie do you have a way to ...
by Jambo
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fermenting a lager
Replies: 13
Views: 1065

Re: Fermenting a lager

Yes - diacetyl rest - you need to increase temperature to make this happen in an acceptable timeframe, AIUI.
by Jambo
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer Gas.
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Re: Beer Gas.

Hello, my C02 bottle is nearing a swap out, I went t gas U.K., and noticed they don't seem to have the UN1013 at the moment Apologies if I've got this wrong but I just want to check you're not looking for something called UN1013? This is the UN Dangerous Goods code for CO2 which might be stuck on t...
by Jambo
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Crossmyloof yeast
Replies: 46
Views: 6614

Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Yes I agree, I have found it is pretty decent stuff so far. The cost and hassle factor versus liquid yeast is much less. Like many brewers I expect, I made a switch from kits with dried yeast to all grain with liquid yeast and temperature control all at pretty much the same time, so maybe attributed...
by Jambo
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Recipe calculations.
Replies: 23
Views: 2433

Re: Recipe calculations.

I think Alex maybe meant multiply by 13 rather than 12!?

Other than that - I find this website useful for Brewdog clones - https://brewdogrecipes.com/

Whoever set that up has done a lot of work and you can download the recipes in xml format which loads straight into Beersmith (and others I think?).
by Jambo
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Elvis Juice!
Replies: 59
Views: 8485

Re: Elvis Juice!

Hi Alex, I didn't check the FG, but the OG was spot on..
by Jambo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Elvis Juice!
Replies: 59
Views: 8485

Re: Elvis Juice!

Well without having a real one to taste side by side, I think I've brewed something pretty close here!
by Jambo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Mead final gravity
Replies: 6
Views: 1550

Re: Mead final gravity

Thanks both for your input, interesting that you've noticed that with the CML yeast BeerCat.
by Jambo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Raspberry beer
Replies: 7
Views: 1087

Re: Raspberry beer

The Raspberry Wit in Greg Hughes' book is good, if you're into that sort of thing.

Raspberry seeds can fairly block an airlock so what out for that, especially when combined with a wit type yeast (WLP400 I think I used).
by Jambo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Carbonating half full kegs
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: Carbonating half full kegs

I do not reckon there will be any difference in gas usage irrespective of how much beer you put in the corny. It will only take a certain amount of CO2 to reach the required level in the beer. Indeed the gas used PER KEG won't change (may actually be less since you're not dissolving it in as much b...
by Jambo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Carbonating half full kegs
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: Carbonating half full kegs

Ah OK. Couple of ideas - do you know you can get mini corny kegs, I think about 5L? That would be a nicer solution and only theoretically leave you with a spare litre. No headspace and you could potentially fit both in the fridge? You could carbonate outside the fridge but you'd need to consider car...
by Jambo
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Carbonating half full kegs
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: Carbonating half full kegs

Other thing to bear in mind with that sort of headspace is the importance of burping the keg to displace oxygen. To answer your question, they will carbonate but not sure to what level and don't know off the top of my head how to calculate it... You'll have 6L of CO2 at 40 psi initially and 13 L of ...
by Jambo
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Mead final gravity
Replies: 6
Views: 1550

Re: Mead final gravity

Thanks chaps. Trouble is it is already bottled in glass :) I'll crack the lids now and then to see if any pressure is building up then I'll put it out in the shed to mature, with crossed fingers! Thankfully all screw caps and swing tops, not corks. I'll need to check gravity before adding campden in...
by Jambo
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Mead
Topic: Mead final gravity
Replies: 6
Views: 1550

Mead final gravity

Hello Can anyone tell me a normal FG for mead please? I am using Crossmyloof dried mead yeast from eBay. Started at 1.085 and seems to be finished at 1.006. I had expected to go to 1.000 or even lower (batch of bramble wine has just gone to 0.992). I made quite a few additions of acids which will ad...
by Jambo
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Elvis Juice!
Replies: 59
Views: 8485

Re: Elvis Juice!

Chucked in dry hops and zest yesterday. 5 grapefruit and 3 oranges... the aroma of the grapefruit zest was nothing compared to the oranges, no idea if that's normal or because they've been kicking around too long!

I think it'll be a lovely brew whatever though.