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by Paddington
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stuck fermentation or just finished?
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Stuck fermentation or just finished?

Thanks, both.
by Paddington
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stuck fermentation or just finished?
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Stuck fermentation or just finished?

I have just brewed a session IPA, OG 1042 using US-05. Within four days the krausen has started to dissipate and it looks as if it is finished fermenting. I took a hydrometer reading which is 1.010. Beersmith suggested it should reach a FG of 1.009, so it could just be finished but it seems a trifle...
by Paddington
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: This makes no sense
Replies: 18
Views: 1987

Re: This makes no sense

I've done a few calculations; if the only potential source of loss was to 100g of hops then I agree with the above, the numbers aren't what I'd expect. The sugars don't evaporate, they just get more concentrated or diluted, so unless there was some loss of them other than to the hops, IMO there can...
by Paddington
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: This makes no sense
Replies: 18
Views: 1987

Re: This makes no sense

chefgage wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Paddington wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:41 pm
I retook the pre boil reading several times. I've just gone to the fermenter and retaken that one, plus I've tested the hydrometer with clean water.
I take it you have compensated for temperature?
Sorry, missed this, yes I did.
by Paddington
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: This makes no sense
Replies: 18
Views: 1987

Re: This makes no sense

Yes, I’m clutching at straws. It just makes no sense.
by Paddington
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: This makes no sense
Replies: 18
Views: 1987

Re: This makes no sense

I can see how I’d lose some to hops, but that shouldn’t be more than 600mls (6mls per gm apparently) and if it was excessive evaporation then obviously the SG would be ok once I diluted it so, in the absence of any other explanation, I can only think my hydrometer is faulty.
by Paddington
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: This makes no sense
Replies: 18
Views: 1987

Re: This makes no sense

I retook the pre boil reading several times. I've just gone to the fermenter and retaken that one, plus I've tested the hydrometer with clean water.
by Paddington
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: This makes no sense
Replies: 18
Views: 1987

Re: This makes no sense

I drained the brew from the boiler into the fermenter through a sieve (it's such a small brew). When I realised it was short, I poured two litres of sanitary water through the hops in the sieve, obviously hoping to flush out any remaining wort (plus a bit of hop flavour!).
by Paddington
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: This makes no sense
Replies: 18
Views: 1987

This makes no sense

I have done maybe 25 AG brews, so I wouldn't class myself as an old timer but I'm also not a complete novice and I'm confident of all of the measurements I've taken but this makes no sense to me. I've just done a 10l mini brew of a heavily hopped US IPA. I was aiming for an OG of about 1.048. I batc...
by Paddington
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Infection or just a poor brew??
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Infection or just a poor brew??

If you don't dry hop heavily usually, it can drop the pH a few points so might feel more acidic. Always hard to say without brewing water modification, but if it's manky it'll probably come through in a few weeks. Well, Rob, I’ve been drinking these pretty quickly expecting the infection to get wor...
by Paddington
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Infection or just a poor brew??
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Infection or just a poor brew??

Rob, manky... is that a Midlands term? I’m from your neck of the woods originally and still have family over your way. Didn’t you do a Keystone Brew a few years ago? Hahah, must be, like Gambole! That's the other Weatheroak... we're Weatheroak Hill. They moved out and this started up in the same bu...
by Paddington
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Infection or just a poor brew??
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Infection or just a poor brew??

Rob, manky... is that a Midlands term? I’m from your neck of the woods originally and still have family over your way. Didn’t you do a Keystone Brew a few years ago?
by Paddington
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Infection or just a poor brew??
Replies: 15
Views: 1090

Re: Infection or just a poor brew??

You see, that’s why I was unsure if it’s infected, it’s not so bad I’d throw it away.
by Paddington
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Return to extract brewing
Replies: 4
Views: 821

Re: Return to extract brewing

I found doing 10 litre brews made it easier to fit a brew in if time is your problem. 2 x cheap 14 litre stockpots, one turned into a mash tun with some camping mat and a tap, the other is the boiler. No need for a tap on the boiler, I can just pick it up and pour the wort through a sieve into the F...
by Paddington
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Saison
Replies: 21
Views: 2299

Re: Saison

Oh, and as I always do, I tried the sample I took and it is very pleasant. I have recently improved my mash efficiency, so I have gone over one end and under the other end and I’m looking at an unexpected ABV of 8.5% plus.