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by Paddington
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Nelson Sauvin NEIPA?
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Re: Nelson Sauvin NEIPA?

OK, plan B...
by Paddington
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Nelson Sauvin NEIPA?
Replies: 3
Views: 945

Nelson Sauvin NEIPA?

I'm trying to use up some hops I've had for a while. I'm considering using Nelson Sauvin in a New England IPA, possibly with some Mosaic too. I have only used Nelson Sauvin once and I know it is quite a distinctive hop (and not a US one). Will it be likely to suit the style?
by Paddington
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Small batch system
Replies: 6
Views: 1278

Re: Small batch system

Wow, I see what you mean. That ring makes me quite nostalgic! That oven might be worth a few bob... I love doing small brews, it's massively less stressful.
by Paddington
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Small batch system
Replies: 6
Views: 1278

Re: Small batch system

Kev, I appreciate what you say about your hob, but I have a really simple 10l set up based around two 14l stockpots. One is insulated with camping mat and I added a simple a ball tap (isolation valve). That is my MT. I use a bag to act as filter, batch sparge, then empty the grain bag and the MT is ...
by Paddington
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Chances of surviving sanitation blunder?
Replies: 12
Views: 1700

Re: Chances of surviving sanitation blunder?

I suppose it's all about percentages. I've made a few slips like this and never got caught out yet, but if you're unlucky, well... you can't be a bit pregnant or a bit dead.
by Paddington
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Why is this recipe cloudy?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Why is this recipe cloudy?

I have brewed about 50 AG brews across a wide range of styles, UK, US and European. I use Protofloc but no other fining agents. I always end up with very clear beer except a slight haze with heavily dry hopped beers and wheat beers (as you'd expect). However, I've had two goes at a dark bitter (Rudd...
by Paddington
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Protofloc - How much?
Replies: 14
Views: 1689

Re: Protofloc - How much?

I don't understand why they don't make them smaller if you don't need a whole one in a standard brew. Unless it's a way of getting you to use too much and spend more money than you need to...
by Paddington
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Insulated mash tuns
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: Insulated mash tuns

I know the feeling!
by Paddington
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Insulated mash tuns
Replies: 30
Views: 2397

Re: Insulated mash tuns

Jim, did you ever get a mash tun sorted out? I'm thinking of buying or making one.
by Paddington
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Attenuation of WLP002
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Re: Attenuation of WLP002

Thanks.
by Paddington
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Attenuation of WLP002
Replies: 4
Views: 922

Attenuation of WLP002

The stated attenuation range of this yeast is 63 - 70%. I have just got 80%. Is this possible or have I misread something?
by Paddington
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Pitching straight onto trub
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: Pitching straight onto trub

Thanks, for this advice, it is really helpful. My plan is to get my bottling bucket ready while the new wort cools then, once it is at pitching temperature, drain the beer into the bucket and use the trub straight away, either in a disinfected fermenter or just throw it on the old yeast cake, as see...
by Paddington
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Pitching straight onto trub
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: Pitching straight onto true

Jocky wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:40 pm
I've done it for a few big beers. An Imperial Stout, a DIPA and a couple of Doppelbocks.

They all came out fine. So do try it if it appeals. The hobby is about having fun and trying things.
So are you saying throw the wort on the old trub without any sanitation?
by Paddington
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Pitching straight onto trub
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: Pitching straight onto true

PS, sorry I can't correct the auto spelling of trub in the title.
by Paddington
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Pitching straight onto trub
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: Pitching straight onto true

My concerns about pitching straight into the used FV is that I've heard it is a massive over pitch and sanitation, but I have heard it can be done. Do you need to sanitise any of the used FV? I quite like the idea of just throwing some of the trub into the new wort, again my only issue would be how ...