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by Kingfisher4
Thu May 23, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6775

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Many diverse motivations for this unusual thread, I’m sure.

If I can brew low ABV beer that is anything like as good as my first attempts over the last year with standard beer in various styles, I will be very very happy. Just extends the choices!
by Kingfisher4
Thu May 23, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6775

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Thank you both, confirms my line of thinking. I read the quote in the original article and noticed the industry standard was at 20°. Don’t have access to look up the cited paper. One of the joys of the couple of brews undertaken already was the relative ease and rapid process, from start to finish. ...
by Kingfisher4
Thu May 23, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6775

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Fascinating possibilities. I may just be ignorant, but a couple of thoughts / questions occur re the potential for experimenting with the cold technique too. Is there any good reason 10 degree C would be better than 20 say?? One of the linked explanations above talks about sub gelatinisation temp fo...
by Kingfisher4
Thu May 23, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap Vac Pack?
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Cheap Vac Pack?

Every homebrewer I know who bought one of them silvercrest vacuums ended up dumping them. They are crap. I was given one for free and stripped it out to keep the vacuum pump and dumped the rest of the carcase. I bought an Andrew James, https://www.google.com/search?q=andrew+james+vacuum+sealer&oq=a...
by Kingfisher4
Thu May 09, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6775

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Initial update: just brewed 2nd batch tonight aiming for sub 1% ABV, wheat malt and Munich recipe bases, 1st was fastest ever brewday, with your no sparge and short mash and boils, hit 0.7% ABV, PLUS 0.15 ish for priming. Fast fermentation with S-33, 31% attenuation, darker additional malts and 1st ...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacing S30 valve
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Replacing S30 valve

There is a thread on here sometime ago, on a similar subject. I can’t find it from my phone currently, but will try later, if you haven’t found it. The recommendation was essentially to replace the standard king keg lid and S30valve with a product made by Balliihoo. It is the four-inch With replacem...
by Kingfisher4
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6775

Re: Brewing alcohol free

PeeBee wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:26 am

(EDIT: If it helps - 12g 12.4% AA hops gave 20.1IBU boiled for 30 mins in a 18L batch and 4.2IBU steeped at 80C for 30 mins, according to BS)
Great, thanks. That’s exactly the sort of guesstimate that I can use as a starting point.
by Kingfisher4
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6775

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Just trying to formulate a recipe or 2 based on your Rye based recipe above PeeBee, but substituting in wheat malt, extra Munich and other non pale malts which I have "in stock" as my next experimental brew, probably also try Caramunich etc in small quantities. S33 already in stock for this sort of ...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: High ABV
Replies: 11
Views: 800

Re: High ABV

My recollection is that GW did state somewhere in that book what the assumed malt sugar extraction efficiency would be for the recipes, off the top of my head I think it was about 70%, hence your higher starting gravity with his recipes. I have found exactly the same, with my Grainfather achieving a...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Doom Bar 5L keg yeast?
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Doom Bar 5L keg yeast?

There are tiny amounts of what sounds like the same small yeast clumps in the bottled Doombar as well. From previous discussions on the forum by people who have tried it before, this differs from the old bottles with yeast which could reliably produce a starter for our brewing.
by Kingfisher4
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: EBC Calculator
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: EBC Calculator

Thanks for the information Guys. It suddenly struck me when I was trying re-entering some old recipes created on Beer Engine after I had a hard drive stop working to find out if I should be taking changes into account. Generally, I've been rap at keeping records etc, not even taking final gravity r...
by Kingfisher4
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling without priming
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Bottling without priming

What is your usual OG and what is your current gravity of the fermenting kit you’re thinking of bottling early??
by Kingfisher4
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6775

Re: Brewing alcohol free

More brilliant advice, thanks again. I am not looking for commercial potential 0.5% ABV beer, but a better version than any I’ve currently tried, that I can brew at home for personal and friends consumption when driving or wanting to minimise alcohol. The small increment in extra alcohol from primin...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6775

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Thanks Peebee, really helpful practical ways forward. I didn’t particularly enjoy what I thought of as Rye Molt in standard Rye Beers I have tried, but may be very different here and happy to give it a go in this (and you have pointed out potential alternatives.) I appreciate I am in the minority on...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6775

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Robwalkeragain wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:13 pm
By far the best way at the moment is to brew a 0.5% beer with loads of specialty malts and some maltodextrin.
Any more pointers to specific home brew all grain recipes for this sort of brew would be great.