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by simple one
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Flat beer
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: Flat beer

I think I'll do 3/4 not shaken, 1/4 shaken! If it cabonates well without, then as you say, why take the risk. I cant see it enhancing the flavour. Although stranger things happen in the murky world of HB.
by simple one
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Flat beer
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: Flat beer

Fair one. Well if you bottle with normal granulated, and you dont shake to dissolve, and you havent had a bad batch. Consider me converted. I think though the sugar in the bottle technique is fairly o2 safe, as long as you have a bottling stick. Its when you start playing about with bottling buckets...
by simple one
Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Flat beer
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: Flat beer

Most I think would say yes, dont shake. I would say it doesnt matter, and is probablly a good thing if adding sugar directly to the bottles prior to capping. If your bottling properly though you should at least get the pssst of gas escaping from bottles even after 3 days at room temp. Which makes me...
by simple one
Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Flat beer
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: Flat beer

Well I have been doing it for ages. Once its been capped, I give it a good shake to ensure the sugar is taken in to solution. Maybe this is technically wrong, but practically I don't think it can do any harm. Never had a beer oxidized from about 1/2 an inch of head space, of air, which contains abou...
by simple one
Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Flat beer
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: Flat beer

Try bottling after 7 days (or as soon as your ferm is finished), you'll bring over a bit more yeast in to the bottles, but if it doesnt carbonate you can rule out the beer/yeast/timing. Do you have yeast sediment in the bottles when there flat. I find, once bottled, give them a good shake to dissolv...
by simple one
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: First brew (Wherry) still fermenting after 12 days
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: First brew (Wherry) still fermenting after 12 days

Read the instructions, but take them with a pinch of salt. I think they are written by a health and safety concious lawyer. I had the same dramas when i started out, loads of literature said you had to ferment down to gravities that the beer (in hidsight) was never going to get down to. Ignore your ...
by simple one
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: First Turbo with added Nitrous
Replies: 15
Views: 875

Re: First Turbo with added Nitrous

Tasted from my FV. Boy! Maybe 2 chillis was 1 too many! Gravity down to 1018 Very spicy, I think the chillis and ginger have rolled over the TC and crushed it. But the background fermented juice has the body to complement the ginger beer. I would say if you like ginger, chilli and cider. You may lik...
by simple one
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Something For The Wife
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Something For The Wife

So what recipie you going for? Hope you'll put it in brew days with loads of pictures.
by simple one
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: First Turbo with added Nitrous
Replies: 15
Views: 875

Re: First Turbo with added Nitrous

Well, firstly, yes your right. No milk and sugar! All your really wanting are the tannins in the tea. (when you make a really strong tea it will mark the sides of the cup, thats the sort of strength you want it) Secondly, the length it keeps really depends on its strength. I would say 3-4% should ke...
by simple one
Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Favourite hop pairings
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: Favourite hop pairings

For me its cascade and just about anything.... and judging by the vacuum packs of cascade in the local HB shop thats what a lot of people think.
Once you have used them your hooked.
by simple one
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Something For The Wife
Replies: 7
Views: 551

Re: Something For The Wife

Heres what I am brewing next. Its based on other Hoegaarden Clones, and I believe it will be better! Summer Garden Fermentables Lager Malt 2.5 EBC 5 lbs. 0.9 oz 2300 grams 40% Torrefied Wheat 4 EBC 4 lbs. 8.6 oz 1610 grams 28% Wheat Malt 3.5 EBC 4 lbs. 8.6 oz 1610 grams 28% Wheat Flour 0 EBC 1 lbs. ...
by simple one
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: 640 Brew Your Own Beer Recipes
Replies: 22
Views: 1424

Re: 640 Brew Your Own Beer Recipes

Brilliant. Thanks mate. A good reference to base my recipies on. I like the idea of a 100% malted wheat beer!
by simple one
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Which yeast is least aggressive?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Which yeast is least aggressive?

Yes i mean attenuative... I know the old SO4 vs Nottingham debate, but what are the extremes?
by simple one
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Sudbury Hillgaarden 14/3/2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2436

Re: Sudbury Hillgaarden 14/3/2009

Sorry to Hijack the post with Hoegaarden recipies, but this one apparently is exellent... (although I never got to taste it) Weight (lbs) Weight (kgs) Grain 5.5 lbs 2.5 kgs Pilsner Malt 2.75 lbs 1.25 kgs Wheat Malt 2.75 lbs 1.25 kgs Wheat Flaked Hops and Adjuncts Weight (oz) Weight (g) Ingredient Ti...
by simple one
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Heavy on the Wheat
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Heavy on the Wheat

Add 100g - 200g plain flour to the mash. It'll push through the haze and the wheaty taste. It gives a long lasting thick head too!