Search found 148 matches

by Paddington
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Non contact thermometers
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: Non contact thermometers

Thank, I’ll look at those. I’ve since.
by Paddington
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Non contact thermometers
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Non contact thermometers

Simple question - are these any good?
by Paddington
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling from pressure barrels
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: Bottling from pressure barrels

Thanks, both. That’s really helpful and also reassuring!
by Paddington
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling from pressure barrels
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Bottling from pressure barrels

I invested in some small pressure barrels as I was told by my local home-brew shop that they will continue to keep beer fresh for months once you start drinking it. I've since heard that's wrong. I have made a few brews to give to people over Christmas which I've stored (primed with corn sugar) in p...
by Paddington
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.
Replies: 35
Views: 4455

Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

My 250ml bottle has a tiny amount of yeast after several days, maybe 5ml tops. Is that enough for a starter for a 10l brew? Yes. What you have sounds exactly like what I get for my 10L brews. IPA says he harvests using a 500ml bttle and pitches into 1L for a 50L brew. Based on that pitching what yo...
by Paddington
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.
Replies: 35
Views: 4455

Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

My 250ml bottle has a tiny amount of yeast after several days, maybe 5ml tops. Is that enough for a starter for a 10l brew?
by Paddington
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.
Replies: 35
Views: 4455

Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

Thanks, Ian and MTW. I believe Mango Jacks do a very similar dried yeast so I will get some of that and taste the starter. The sample is now absolutely crystal clear, which is encouraging (being a Jaipur, it looks like a different kind of sample!), albeit there doesn't seem to be much yeast yet. I t...
by Paddington
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.
Replies: 35
Views: 4455

Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

Thanks for that, IPA. I'm always reluctant to open the fermenter because I am still quite a novice so I'm taking the most risk averse path I can until I get more confident. The whole sanitation thing is drummed into you until the air feels thick with beer destroying bugs. I've taken the plunge now s...
by Paddington
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.
Replies: 35
Views: 4455

Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

Following advice from (metaphorically) older heads than mine, I had a look at IPA's yeast scavenging method. I was reluctant (paranoid) to open my fermenter, however, as I feared I had a stuck fermentation, I decide to check the gravity and at the same time scavenge some yeast. NOW... my concern was...
by Paddington
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help! Harvesting yeast for the first time.
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: Help! Harvesting yeast for the first time.

Thanks again, Kev. In that case, I will step it up to around 750ml and give it a try in a 10 litre brew.
by Paddington
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help! Harvesting yeast for the first time.
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: Help! Harvesting yeast for the first time.

Thanks. Kev, I've had a look at mrmalty calculator, and that is a big help. Meatymc - hmm, I'm paranoid about opening my fermenter!!! scotsloon - sorry to be dim, but once I start multiplying my 20ml in a starter, how do I know when I've got enough for a 10l or bigger batch? MyQui - thanks, that hel...
by Paddington
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help! Harvesting yeast for the first time.
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: Help! Harvesting yeast for the first time.

Thanks, Kev. I may try using a starter and do a 5l brew just as a test. You can’t have too many brew days! If I feel confident, I’ll buy the mrmalty calculator for next time.
by Paddington
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help! Harvesting yeast for the first time.
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Help! Harvesting yeast for the first time.

I have rinsed and rereinsed trub from a previous brew and have a small amount of yeast coloured substance in a honey jar. I have estimated the quantity to be 20ml. Firstly, is this a reasonable amount? It seems a bit low compared to what 8 have read on forums, blogs etc and secondly, is this enough ...