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by Paddington
Mon May 28, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Starter from Smack Pack
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Re: Starter from Smack Pack

OK, sounds like I got it the wrong way round, the yeast is in the main pack, the nutrient is in the inner sachet. That's very helpful, thanks.
by Paddington
Mon May 28, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Starter from Smack Pack
Replies: 11
Views: 1200

Starter from Smack Pack

I normally use White Labs yeast but for this brew, I’ve had to get the Wyeast equivalent. Should I activate the smack pack and pitch the lot into my starter medium or take out the yeast sachet and just pitch that?
by Paddington
Sun May 27, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Servomyces
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: Servomyces

Thanks. I will be repitching (in fact this will be a repitch from a Trippel) so I'll give it a go.
by Paddington
Sun May 27, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Shaken, not Strirred
Replies: 119
Views: 32110

Re: Shaken, not Strirred

I've always just given it a shake very hour or so (not at night) then left it to flocculate, cool it, decant it and then pitch the yeast plus obviously a drop of medium. So far, that's worked fine for me, which is why I haven't made a stir plate so far. I might well give it a go at some point. I'm p...
by Paddington
Sun May 27, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Servomyces
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Servomyces

I've always read that yeast nutrient is unnecessary except in Chris White's book, and he sells the stuff. However, I've got a recipe for an Abbey Quad which includes using servomyces and I see the Maltmiller sells it, which I take as some kind of endorsement. Is it worth using?
by Paddington
Sun May 27, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Shaken, not Strirred
Replies: 119
Views: 32110

Re: Shaken, not Strirred

i've just had a go at this with some very old yeast and, like others, have been amazed at how quickly and vigorously fermentation took off. I wonder how much is down to the fact I shook it to foam (as opposed to a good swirl around every hour or so which is what I'd normally do) and how much is due ...
by Paddington
Sat May 26, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing Software Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 4774

Re: Brewing Software Recommendations

wolfenrook wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 11:32 pm
Check the addons, nearly all UK malts can be added through them, same with most hops.
Ah... that sounds better. Thanks.
by Paddington
Sat May 26, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing Software Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 4774

Re: Brewing Software Recommendations

orlando wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 10:39 pm
It's American. You have the option to add any ingredient so I suggest you do that.
But then wouldn’t I need to research and add in the stats like diastatic power that make the whole thing work?
by Paddington
Sat May 26, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing Software Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 4774

Re: Brewing Software Recommendations

After trying Brewer’s Friend, I decided to give Beersmith a go but it seems to be short on ingredients. I couldn’t find Worcester Golding hops or 150L crystal malt, neither of which seem too unusual.
by Paddington
Mon May 21, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Over sugared the brew
Replies: 15
Views: 1684

Re: Over sugared the brew

This is a wind up surely? Orange juice, sugar, a tea bag, rennies and bread yeast?
by Paddington
Wed May 16, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Unmalted wheat v flaked wheat
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Unmalted wheat v flaked wheat

Yes, I’ve just seen a good article from Brad on Beersmith, basically saying he has stopped using unmalted wheat as flaked and even torrified give the same results without the need for a cereal rest. If the mice hadn’t got at my torrefied I could have used that! A farmer mate of mine always comments ...
by Paddington
Wed May 16, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Unmalted wheat v flaked wheat
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Unmalted wheat v flaked wheat

Rookie wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 2:35 am
I doubt that there's enough of a difference to make the cost worth it.
Isn't flaked wheat made from unmalted wheat?
That’s my understanding.
by Paddington
Tue May 15, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Unmalted wheat v flaked wheat
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Unmalted wheat v flaked wheat

I want to make a beer that uses unmalted wheat. The only homebrew supplier I can find who stocks it doesn’t do free p & p on big orders so I will effectively be paying £8 extra to use unmalted wheat rather than flaked. So, is it worth paying that much extra.
by Paddington
Fri May 04, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WY1968/1028
Replies: 1
Views: 923

WY1968/1028

I have a recipe that suggests WY1968. I have some harvested 1028, will this be OK as a substitute? I just looked on the Malt Miller charts and I see it’s isolated from Worthingtons, which I can’t help letting put me off it!
by Paddington
Fri May 04, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Saison
Replies: 21
Views: 2569

Re: Saison

It’s in James Morton’s book. He describes it as a ‘finishing yeast’. I’ve found his recipes to be pretty good and I did use this last time, but reading all of these comments, I might just try without or adding some diastolic saison after a few days. Sadfield - should have made it more clear, the eru...