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by Robwalkeragain
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lithuanian Baked Beer
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: Lithuanian Baked Beer

Awesome! Have you tried the wort to see if you got much bitterness yet? Was it a thick layer of malt? I suppose no boil is fairly logical as it'll still sterilise fine, and being farmhouse ale I doubt break clarity is regarded as an issue. Timely At the London homebrew comp during Lars Garshol talk ...
by Robwalkeragain
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Post-boil hops
Replies: 31
Views: 3472

Re: Post-boil hops

So 100g of admiral at 1 min gives the same bitterness as 11g at 0 min with 30 mins steep even though they would be sat in the kettle together #-o roll on BS3...
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by Robwalkeragain
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Post-boil hops
Replies: 31
Views: 3472

Re: Post-boil hops

I'm up to date on mobile and still happens...that's pretty odd. Can't name one person I know that doesn't settle out the kettle before transferring
by Robwalkeragain
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Post-boil hops
Replies: 31
Views: 3472

Re: Post-boil hops

I just do the same as we do at work - heat off, final hops in, let stand for 30 mins before chilling/casting. I’ve found I get good aroma/flavour this way. Seen some research suggesting 80 minutes is better. In practice, it’s longer than 30 minutes as there is another 45-60 mins casting to FV. So a...
by Robwalkeragain
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation -holiday problem
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Fermentation -holiday problem

Bright tanks are full of co2. If you have a way to put it in a co2 filled atmosphere with pressure relief, that's ideal.
If you dry hop and fruit after 5 days fermentation, then the remaining 5 should be sufficient to extract enough flavour.
by Robwalkeragain
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lithuanian Baked Beer
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Lithuanian Baked Beer

http://www.garshol.priv.no/blog/327.html Came across this article on Lithuanian farmhouse baked beer. The basic principle is to start with pale malt, mash, then once the mash has completed bake the whole thing in the oven for 3 hours to form a lot of colour and flavour. They drain it off, boil some ...
by Robwalkeragain
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: AMS - 6 month 'use by date'
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: AMS - 6 month 'use by date'

Can't speak for AMS specifically but it's generally the half life of the chemicals included, if you're using a pH meter just add enough to account for any changes
by Robwalkeragain
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Post-boil hops
Replies: 31
Views: 3472

Re: Post-boil hops

Interesting comments about dry hopping; will have to give that another go. I did it a few times in the 'old days', but this was just bunging some cones in the barrel. The one time I remember it working fairly well was with a bitter and twisted clone (dry hopping Styrian Goldings), but I gather it's...
by Robwalkeragain
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Strange pH readings in mash
Replies: 16
Views: 1772

Re: Strange pH readings in mash

I assume you're reading at 20c with a calibrated reliable thermometer... The meter was calibrated the night before and when I tested in a buffer solution after the problem arose it was still reading accurately. I did let the wort cool before testing but not all the way to 20C because the meter is s...
by Robwalkeragain
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beer smith 2 mobile
Replies: 12
Views: 1567

Re: Beer smith 2 mobile

I've used it for 3 years in the brewery. Great for putting recipes together and quick calculations on the day (hydrometer correction etc) but lacking in terms of efficiency calculation, water adjusting is finicky but bru'n water is the way to go for that anyway. Ignore the FG estimates too. Either w...
by Robwalkeragain
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Strange pH readings in mash
Replies: 16
Views: 1772

Re: Strange pH readings in mash

I assume you're reading at 20c with a calibrated reliable thermometer...
by Robwalkeragain
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Post-boil hops
Replies: 31
Views: 3472

Re: Post-boil hops

Whirlpool is probably the most resourceful way and guarantees the best flavour. For the traditional beers I brew at work hop selection is much more important than anything else - use low alpha, high aroma hops like ahtanum, bobek and you'll get plenty of aroma out without much bitterness. All method...
by Robwalkeragain
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Off flavours
Replies: 10
Views: 1171

Re: Off flavours

Definitely sounds like higher alcohols, hot alcohol and sweetness are characteristic, think Glens Vodka (in the park with a bag of Doritos). Pitching warm is fine, beneficial even, but fermenting too warm or under stress will cause that flavour. Did it come out ok in the end? Hot alcohol can mellow ...
by Robwalkeragain
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wilko Stout with Tea Leaves.......
Replies: 3
Views: 870

Re: Wilko Stout with Tea Leaves.......

How'd this come out dude? I know wild weather use a lot of fruit tea in their beers and the taste is very full on, sometimes overly so.
by Robwalkeragain
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping and cold crashing
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: Dry hopping and cold crashing

There was just a topic on this which should prove helpful:
viewtopic.php?f=86&t=80925
Long story short - bung em in! My personal preference is add them near the end of fermentation, then crash out, yeast, pellets and all.