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by Kingfisher4
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Severn Trent water
Replies: 20
Views: 1608

Re: Severn Trent water

Rob_85 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:31 pm
I get a list of minerals and various other parameters but the list doesn't include things like calcium, bicarbonate, magnesium, etc.
I may be missing something?

Try GL17 0SL (not my postcode but gives same report).
Wallybrew sorted it!
by Kingfisher4
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Ashbeck water and epsom salt?
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Ashbeck water and epsom salt?

After my initial flurry of reading when I first started Brewing two years ago I discovered that most good quality all grain brews probably had all the constituents for a healthy fermentation. The big specialist yeast book suggested magnesium and particularly zinc maybe trace elements that could pote...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing plans while stuck at home
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: Brewing plans while stuck at home

Cheers Jason, I knew it wasn't my original idea and there it is in my copy of that excellent book too. Might be subliminal influence, but would love to know if others use it, though doubt we will have scientific proof either way. As you say, unlikely to spoil anything so may try sometime. Their Nuss...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Shortage of malt?
Replies: 25
Views: 1932

Re: Shortage of malt?

Cobnut wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:48 pm
In theory I am due to collect a few sacks of malt from Muntons in Stowmarket on Thursday, but not sure it's wise given the latest situation...
That's quite a walk for your daily constitutional; perhaps 15 miles each way, with a sack or two on your back on the way home. 8)
by Kingfisher4
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing plans while stuck at home
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: Brewing plans while stuck at home

I won't be able to up my brewing as I'm spending more at the store on essentials, mainly far more expensive items that I'm only getting because the lower price stuff I usually get is out of stock. Thanks hoarders. I'm sorry to hear that Rookie - it's as if the world's gone mad. I've heard it's the ...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing plans while stuck at home
Replies: 18
Views: 1100

Re: Brewing plans while stuck at home

I won't be able to up my brewing as I'm spending more at the store on essentials, mainly far more expensive items that I'm only getting because the lower price stuff I usually get is out of stock. Thanks hoarders. I'm sorry to hear that Rookie - it's as if the world's gone mad. I've heard it's the ...
by Kingfisher4
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Northern Brewer
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Northern Brewer

Hello!... I am planning a Kolsch and noticed I have an unused bag of Northern Brewer, is this a good pairing? I've done some research to check but not much was coming up. Cali Common instead? Made an enjoyable one from Greg Hughes' "Home brew beer" book; used 100gm pack of Northern Brewer perfectly.
by Kingfisher4
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Ideal Hop bags
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Ideal Hop bags

Thanks, will keep eyes open.
by Kingfisher4
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Ideal Hop bags
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Ideal Hop bags

Oldstunty wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:31 pm
Brilliant! I got one from aldi the other week, work a treat.
Shop all the time in Aldi, not seen them in our 3 local branches, but I'm told they are in Lidl, can anyone confirm as we don't have a local Lidl?
by Kingfisher4
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Shortage of malt?
Replies: 25
Views: 1932

Re: Shortage of malt?

I think Malt Miller delivery was 6 tons of base malt (?MO) today, so it seems there will be no real shortage.
by Kingfisher4
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Shortage of malt?
Replies: 25
Views: 1932

Re: Shortage of malt?

Where else can you buy 25 kg of malt for less than £30 including transport ? Almost any local brewery - who will really be feeling the pinch at the moment, and will probably have a whole load of malt/hops that they won't be brewing with in the near future because the pubs are shut. £20 on a sack of...
by Kingfisher4
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: PBW alternatives
Replies: 9
Views: 1256

Re: PBW alternatives

Might I also ask for definitive reasons why PBW & Starsan etc have been withdrawn; I have seen conjecture and note the transatlantic source of 5-star, but no referenced definitive reasons. Thank you I was trying to dig out the reference for this but can’t find it. If I recall correctly one of the b...
by Kingfisher4
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: PBW alternatives
Replies: 9
Views: 1256

Re: PBW alternatives

Might I also ask for definitive reasons why PBW & Starsan etc have been withdrawn; I have seen conjecture and note the transatlantic source of 5-star, but no referenced definitive reasons.

Thank you
by Kingfisher4
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Epson Salts - black pepper?
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Epson Salts - black pepper?

Your epsom salt has linolol, perfume, and black pepper. The only concern would be the perfume, which probably wouldn't survive the boil. Linalool is a major component of hops such as Bravo (and also eg coriander), and eg Fuller's add black pepper to some of their speciality beers because again it s...
by Kingfisher4
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Shelf life of opened packs of leaf hops
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Shelf life of opened packs of leaf hops

Having gone through five pages of posts, I still can’t find an answer I’m looking for! I’m getting conflicting opinions on the life of leaf hops when the vacuum pack has been opened. Generally the procedure I follow when opening a new 100g pack, is cut the pack just below the seal for access, remov...