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by Kingfisher4
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crash cooling
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Crash cooling

Be careful not to "suck" the contents of the air lock back into the fermenter when you crash cool, particularly if you've used a blow off tube into a larger bottle/airlock, a pint of starsan mightened be the best addition to your brew Sent from my VOG-L09 using Tapatalk Good point - I have a bubble...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crash cooling
Replies: 11
Views: 1377

Re: Crash cooling

Hi Rob I bottle so others will better advise but my regime now is to drop (in the fridge) to 8C, add finings (gelatine) and then drop to 2C for at least 3 days. Does depend on what I'm brewing as to whether that's long enough - the hoppier the more likely it's not so a week - if you can wait that l...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist
Replies: 20
Views: 1210

Re: Brewhouse/Shed Wishlist

Some form of drainage (ideally a screed floor with multiple floor drains) would be my first choice for something that's hard to do later. On the subject of steam - extractor fans aren't very effective unless you cover the kettle and have a duct going outside. Or I would consider the idea of a steam...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Thai spiced saison
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: Thai spiced saison

Have used ginger before - a little goes a long way (in fact i used to make a ginger saison). I would imagine dried ginger powder would fit the advice above, have you by any chance tried fresh ginger root as it may be more subtle and flavoursome? If so, in what sort of quantity in a saison? As an as...
by Kingfisher4
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mangrove Jack’s Liberty Bell.
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: Mangrove Jack’s Liberty Bell.

I have used Liberty Bell about a dozen times and have never experienced this. The only recurring issue I have seen is continuing slow fermentation/ over gassing in bottles when stored at ambient temperature in the garage in bottles, when hot over the summer. I did see a similar very vigorous start w...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 125
Views: 10716

Re: Brewing alcohol free

I know I just recycled mine, but can’t remember whether it was because the shape of the bottles wasted lots of space in my storage or whether they were some of those labels which are almost impossible to easily remove from the bottles!
by Kingfisher4
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 125
Views: 10716

Re: Brewing alcohol free

[/quote] I've just been given a couple of bottles of this St Peters beer. I'm afraid to drink it now! [/quote] When they first released it, it was only in a four pack. The best that can be said for it is the bottles are attractive! After one sip, the rest of that bottle and all of the other 3 were b...
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: 3246

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: 973

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: 973

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: 3377

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: 1187

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: 1135

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: 848

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: 487

Re: Priming sugar vs Beer temperature for Bottling

Really helpful, thanks. That will increase confidence in appropriate priming for the bottles.