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by Paddington
Thu May 03, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Saison
Replies: 21
Views: 2406

Re: Saison

Interesting. I’ve just had a brew erupt through my airlock so I suppose that’s now open fermenting in its own way!!
by Paddington
Thu May 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Saison
Replies: 21
Views: 2406

Re: Saison

OK, so just a tiny contact with the air, then?
by Paddington
Thu May 03, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Saison
Replies: 21
Views: 2406

Re: Saison

That looks interesting. Chris White’s suggestion was to follow up Saidon with WLP001 which I’m struggling with as a concept.
by Paddington
Thu May 03, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Saison
Replies: 21
Views: 2406

Re: Saison

Thanks, Jockey. Your reasoning is the same as Chris White’s. I used the same yeast (second generation having pitched it into a Bierce de Garde first) also starting cool getting it pretty hot and I reached 1..08. I’ll try the long slow mash next time. How do you manage an open fermentation? My curren...
by Paddington
Wed May 02, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Saison
Replies: 21
Views: 2406

Saison

I made a Saison using James Morton’s recipe. He suggests decanting the brew after the saison yeast has flocullated and adding champagne yeast to dry it out further. I did this and it was an excellent brew, one of my favourites, so I’m reluctant to fiddle with it, but I’m just reading Chris White’s b...
by Paddington
Wed May 02, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Would this work...
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Would this work...

Thanks for all the advice, guys. I was thinking of just leaving it to mash for the two hours I was out but it was the first time in a while I’ve used my bigger mash tun and I was unsure it would hold enough heat... rightly as it turned out!
by Paddington
Tue May 01, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Would this work...
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Would this work...

Well, it would be no worse than overnight mashing, which some people consider fine. The only potential issue I can see is continued mash reactions during the stand time changing the sugar balance of the wort. Maybe mash at a slightly higher temperature to compensate? Jim, What an honour!! I was thi...
by Paddington
Tue May 01, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Would this work...
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Would this work...

I’m trying to cram a brew into a busy day. If I mashed and sparged then left the wort for around two hours before I boiled it, would that be ok?
by Paddington
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Enville Ale and Bathams Bedt
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Enville Ale and Bathams Bedt

It’s been asked before and met with a stony silence, but does anyone have a recipe for Enville Ale, a favourite of mine when I lived near to the brewery.

Likewise, Bathams, quite a distinct pale bitter, I lived right by the brewery for that one.
by Paddington
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Inline filter
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Inline filter

I've just had an online flyer advertising an inline filter to 'brew better-tasting and clearer beer, with less waste, and without pumps or additives! Simply connect the filter between your racking cane and keg, or between your boil kettle and fermenter (temperature-safe up to 150 degrees!).' Simple ...
by Paddington
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermenter size
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Re: Fermenter size

Thanks for all the advice. It's kind of what I thought, but reassuring to hear from others.
by Paddington
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermenter size
Replies: 7
Views: 1037

Fermenter size

I usually brew 10 litre brews. I'm not happy with the quality of my 10 litre fermenters and I'm looking to buy some new ones. I'm thinking of getting a couple of 15 litre buckets to give me more flexibility to brew 10 - 15 litre at a time. Is it OK to brew 10 litres in a 15 litre bucket without risk...
by Paddington
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05
Replies: 9
Views: 1109

Re: 15% Imperial Stout v Safale 05

James Morton has a very good 13% stout in his book. He recommends Safale 05. I used two sachets in a 10l brew and it was fine. It was one of my first AG brews so I didn’t use a yeast calculator, not sure what it would come in at.
by Paddington
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Yeast viability
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: Yeast viability

By the way, I had a fantastic holiday in Gascony many years ago.
by Paddington
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Yeast viability
Replies: 12
Views: 1159

Re: Yeast viability

Thanks, IPA that's two reassuring answers.