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by Kingfisher4
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: GF - Starting boil as I sparge?
Replies: 17
Views: 2438

Re: GF - Starting boil as I sparge?

Agreed, the only extra point to watch is that the GF is not so full that you risk a boil over. Unlikely but I get significant froth forming from about 96 degrees C and the grain tube might exaggerate the frothing as evaporation is reduced. I've never had this happen yet but I know some people try to...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: 3 year old pack of Cascade
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: 3 year old pack of Cascade

That’s great, thanks I will investigate and incorporate in future use.
by Kingfisher4
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: 3 year old pack of Cascade
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: 3 year old pack of Cascade

Thanks very much for that really helpful reply Northern Brewer. Do you have any reference for future information with regards to the good keepers and bad keepers in hop types? Similarly, the rates of expected deterioration in alpha acid and flavour with the sort of variables you quote above would be...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 31
Views: 2092

Re: Pros and Cons?

I used to post a bit on here years ago, not much but I seem to have lost everything. Username password the whole shabang. Any way they let me back in again so thanks for that. I've been brewing for a number of years in one form or another, currently BIAB. I live in Greece now and can get my ingredi...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#84 - Liquorice Stout
Replies: 5
Views: 859

Re: AG#84 - Liquorice Stout

I am about to try a “tribute” to St Austell Mena Dhu Cornish stout which contains liquorice root powder. Is 1gm / litre about right at end of boil to give enough flavour without being overpowering??
by Kingfisher4
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dried vs. Liquid yeast
Replies: 10
Views: 678

Re: Dried vs. Liquid yeast

I am only 18 months ahead of you on the learning curve. I keep intending to start using some liquid yeast, but have quite a wide selection of Safale and Mangrove Jack’s dried yeast packets. So far, all of the beer I have produced is at least equal to and often better than many commercial beers even ...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Smoked Malt in a Porter
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Smoked Malt in a Porter

Perfect, thanks Matt. 10 to 15% instead of base malt it is. Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out. You shouldn’t go far wrong at that percentage. One of my favourite beers recently is Anspach and Hobday, The Smoked Brown. They use 30% beech smoked malt and it is not overpowering. My gues...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Priming sugar vs Beer temperature for Bottling
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Priming sugar vs Beer temperature for Bottling

Really helpful, thanks. That will increase confidence in appropriate priming for the bottles.
by Kingfisher4
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Priming sugar vs Beer temperature for Bottling
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Priming sugar vs Beer temperature for Bottling

The temperature used in the calculation should be the maximum temperature reached during fermentation since that will determine how much co2 is dissolved in the beer. Thank you, that seems to be the consensus in most comments I have seen before. The calculators’ instructions are a little vague and ...
by Kingfisher4
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Priming sugar vs Beer temperature for Bottling
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Priming sugar vs Beer temperature for Bottling

Although I appreciate that most members package the finished beer in kegs, rather than bottles and therefore priming sugar is not relevant, I would appreciate some advice. Bottles suit me better, both in terms of space, investment and enjoying the wider variety of beers in stock. I have recently sta...
by Kingfisher4
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Gluten-Free Brewing
Topic: Brewing gluten Free
Replies: 18
Views: 7477

Re: Brewing gluten Free

My wife is coeliac and we pay a fortune for tiny bottles of gf beer. The kits are very expensive and she doesn't drink that much but I'll definitely be looking into that enzyme thing. This section seems to have been quiet for awhile. I have a friend of a friend who loves beer, but has recently been...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight
Replies: 55
Views: 3806

Re: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight

Leave it for an hour and come back to it later. If this tries your patience then spin the hydrometer to diffuse dissolved oxygen then lift the hydrometer out, some foam will come out with it, wipe and repeat. Thanks Orlando, I had tried this trick already. I even left it overnight and there was sti...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 31
Views: 2092

Re: Pros and Cons?

Good luck, you will no doubt enjoy it enormously. Unlike myself, you are not starting from zero experience and almost certainly already have the fermentation temperature control in place. Helpful advice from this forum emphasised how critical that was, in a way that my book reading had glossed over!
by Kingfisher4
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight
Replies: 55
Views: 3806

Re: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight

The large-scale hydrometer seemed like an excellent idea until I realised that the volume of beer wasted every time it was sampled was probably about 250 mls. in the Maltmiller sample tube sold with it. My most recent hydrometer problem is I think due to recent inclusion of a small amount of wheat M...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: whirlpooling
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: whirlpooling

Well worth it for pellets but not so much for leaf I presume. I’ve never tried it with leaf but pellets cone up great in the centre after a good whirlpool xxx Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro I have tried it with and without whirlpooling for leaf hops in a Grainfather. On balance, I Think tha...