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by Robwalkeragain
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: When to add chemicals
Replies: 11
Views: 638

Re: When to add chemicals

Liquids in the liquor, salts in the grain. Some salts aren’t fully dissolvable so they’ll be left behind in the HLT
by Robwalkeragain
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brausol finings
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Brausol finings

When you say a quarter gravity, do you mean around 1.010 from 1.040 or 1/4 of your estimated FG, ie 1/4 fermentability left? Are you force carbing, or using the remaining fermentables to condition the beer? It won’t be possible to referment if the brausol is effective without adding fresh yeast back...
by Robwalkeragain
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brausol finings
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Brausol finings

Brausol if used correctly is about the most effective gravity fining product on the market. It works by forming a “net” that traps everything as it slowly drops through the beer. Trouble is it’s a nightmare to use in any sort of wide fermenter due to the ridiculously low dosage, so needs careful sti...
by Robwalkeragain
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Digital refractometer

I haven’t but your post did prompt me to look around out of interest. Looks like the manufacturer is Milwaukee and there are positive brewing based reviews below;

https://www.homebrewfinds.com/2018/01/h ... meter.html
by Robwalkeragain
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: request for weissbier recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 1663

Re: request for weissbier recipe

Unusual recipe as a wit would traditionally use unmalted wheat, whereas a german wheat would use malted wheat. There’s a significant difference, so i guess you’re somewhere in the middle of both styles. Still, it’s sort of fine as the countries are both next to each other and it’s only the purists t...
by Robwalkeragain
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: How to dry home grown hops?
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: How to dry home grown hops?

Hah oh god yeah those things! The back of our pub kitchen looks like a warehouse...other businesses who deliver routinely ask if they can nick our supply for themselves and it’s always a yes! I use stackable "mushroom" trays, which I got from the local green grocer and farm shops, for free. Usually ...
by Robwalkeragain
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 9 month old IPA in a corny
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: 9 month old IPA in a corny

Well it's not sour so I guess no infection. However, it had a leak from the "out" post, which had lost a few litres very slowly over time. It held pressure but only just so it hadn't carbonated. It is very hazy though. It was made from a recipe kit from The Homebrew Company with my Grainfather. I h...
by Robwalkeragain
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Charcoal filtered water, what benefits?

Yeah we use a Big Blue filter at work. It largely depends on your mains water but a broad spectrum will remove chlorine, heavy metals, sediments. Some metals like iron can add a twang in higher amounts. But i would agree the difference is fairly minimal Chlorine is a gas and will flash off if left o...
by Robwalkeragain
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Unknown Hops
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Unknown Hops

What area? Apparently 80% of wilds are goldings or fuggles.

Give em a sniff when they’re ready. All hops are both aroma and bittering hops really, and i doubt you’d be looking above 8% aa% statistically speaking...
by Robwalkeragain
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?
Replies: 11
Views: 899

Re: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?

ETI are a great reasonably cheap manufacturer. Therma 5 is £40 on amazon. Otherwise i would echo the thermapen although it’s a different style.
by Robwalkeragain
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: 2nd Brew - Blue Moon Style Extract Brew Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: 2nd Brew - Blue Moon Style Extract Brew Questions

LME/DME - no idea, they’re the same thing, although they vary in what gravity you’ll get per kg. Mango - indian section of supermarket, pulped tinned mango is cheap and sterile so just pour it in after fermentation and let it ferment again. US-05 is fine. No need for liquid yeast Hop variety don’t s...
by Robwalkeragain
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: No Chill cubes - what do people use?
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: No Chill cubes - what do people use?

25L HDPE tubs of any description are fine.
Murphys are about to stop charging deposits so we’re about to have a surplus of these.
Anyone near south brum wants some in a couple months give me a shout!
by Robwalkeragain
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Cleaning and sanitising aluminium
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Cleaning and sanitising aluminium

Always finish with an acid wash, it’ll passivate the steel and leave a thin protective layer on, plus it stops beerstone from building up.
Caustic is best providing everything is stainless (no brass fittings, rubber seals etc)
If you use pbw make sure it gets a good rinse!
by Robwalkeragain
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.

Great yeast! Probably the best dry all rounder on the market for english bitters imo.