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by Robwalkeragain
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: No Chill cubes - what do people use?
Replies: 4
Views: 345

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: 400

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: 991

Re: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.

Great yeast! Probably the best dry all rounder on the market for english bitters imo.
by Robwalkeragain
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Increase ABV Without Sacrificing Flavour
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Increase ABV Without Sacrificing Flavour

Use 1kg dried malt extract or beer kit enhancer (50:50 sugar and malt extract.)
1kg sugar will be detrimental to the beer.
by Robwalkeragain
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Bruzyme
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: Bruzyme

Used it yesterday and it was extremely effective, dare I say as good if not better that pbw. But i May have used a stonger dose on easy to shift crud so not a fair test. But the Bulldog brewer came up like new after a 90min boil. Do you use Anti Formin S Rob? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro ...
by Robwalkeragain
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Bruzyme
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: Bruzyme

Is it similar to enzybrew? We trialled it but tbh it was a pain keeping it within temp range without the proper equipment to recirc and heat. The cleaning action we saw was effective.

It’s safe and non tainting though which is a massive bonus.
by Robwalkeragain
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: whirlpooling
Replies: 7
Views: 819

Re: whirlpooling

It's easy enough to understand how whirlpooling helps with getting the hops and trub to the centre of the kettle. But the query I have is about what it says on the Malt Miller site about better hop utilisation. Presumably flavour and aroma, since this is flame out hops being referred to. Perhaps I'...
by Robwalkeragain
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Extremely fast fermentation.
Replies: 16
Views: 1139

Re: Extremely fast fermentation.

LeeH wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:41 am
That’s some sort of old process isn’t it?


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Yea, breweries would decant the beer into a tank below from height so it interacted with lots of oxygen during the fermentation. Healthy yeast for cropping, fast clean ferment. Marstons i think?
by Robwalkeragain
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Dry hopping
Replies: 4
Views: 390

Re: Dry hopping

Bit of a piece of string question and regularly crops up on the pro forums, there’s no right or wrong really. Pre ferment - biotransformation, fruiter Near end of ferment - stirring, reduced chance of hop creep, sensible to keep warm during diacetyl rest and crash cool to drop them out End of fermen...
by Robwalkeragain
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Extremely fast fermentation.
Replies: 16
Views: 1139

Re: Extremely fast fermentation.

Yea I’d say oxygen. Accidental double dropping!
by Robwalkeragain
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Xmas beer
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Xmas beer

Fv should be fine, honey is naturally sterile and a thick sugar. Add it slowly as the co2 breakout can be insane!
by Robwalkeragain
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Xmas beer
Replies: 6
Views: 799

Re: Xmas beer

Looks good. I would flame out the spices and use a high quality Cassia Bark from an indian retailer rather than supermarket cinnamon as the flavour is much better in beer imo.
by Robwalkeragain
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Amber Malt.
Replies: 17
Views: 1113

Re: Amber Malt.

Dump it. Amber malt has a strong roasty grain taste. I’d probably use 5kg in 1000L batch, lol
by Robwalkeragain
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mash ph - AMS/CRS addition advice
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Mash ph - AMS/CRS addition advice

That’s exactly the process i use and no acidic twang here. The best advice i can give you is to measure pH of liquor, mash, pre boil, post boil and post ferment and see if the drop is gradual (which it should be). The obvious easy solution is to dial back your AMS, if it’s over acidifying it’s not d...
by Robwalkeragain
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste

I clean with VWP, rinse with cleab water and sanitize with starsan. No filtering Used Mangrove Jacks Belgian Tripel yeast. I've never had this taste before and my technique is always the same. The only thing I can think is the groundwater was a bit warmer than usual and I pitched a couple of degree...