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by Eric
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Broke my EWL beer engine
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Broke my EWL beer engine

I'm no expert, but sadly it does look a bespoke part.
by Eric
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Broke my EWL beer engine
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Broke my EWL beer engine

Drat, I just broke my pump :( I was trying to diagnose a leak and while reassembling the main cylinder I snapped the plastic on the top cap. It's not fixable and I need a replacement part but on trying to contact EWL their website is down and it looks like they've gone into administration :( :( :( ...
by Eric
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Trying the English water treatment approach
Replies: 21
Views: 2403

Re: Trying the English water treatment approach

Another update, just if anyone would be interested. I really liked how my beers changed - for the better and of course for my personal taste - using more minerals in the mash. I noticed a tendency for the beers to clear up more than before, even those styles where more hops were used and the yeast ...
by Eric
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Short mash times
Replies: 22
Views: 1606

Re: Short mash times

If one presupposes that saccharification is the only process in the mash tun, then it is reasonable to assume 60 minutes will be adequate for most simple recipes. Brewing with low calcium level has the potential of limiting beta amylase activity to less than the optimal period, so those brewers migh...
by Eric
Mon May 11, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water treatment at it simplest
Replies: 18
Views: 2346

Re: Water treatment at it simplest

Are you not having to replace all the filters in it every year? No way. I also bought a very cheap TDS meter - no change measured., The RO water is boiled for an hour which will take care of any bugs. I do flush out before use. So you pays your money and you takes your choice. If you want to make l...
by Eric
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Please help
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Please help

There might be other threads, but the inlets for mine are 3/4" BSP. https://harrymasons.com/collections/spares/products/cylinder-inlet-kit https://rlbs.ltd.uk/cellar-equipment-accessories/cask-connections/nuts-tails.html Use beer line cleaner for both lines and engines. It is sodium hydroxide and so...
by Eric
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Severn Trent water
Replies: 20
Views: 2261

Re: Severn Trent water

So American persuasion wins again. Good luck Rob and my very best wishes. Hi Eric Is it the use of lactic acid which made you comment thus? Guy Not just that Guy, treating Rob's water with lactic acid might scrape through without much of a lactic twang. Americans can't get CRS, hydrochloric and sul...
by Eric
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Severn Trent water
Replies: 20
Views: 2261

Re: Severn Trent water

Hi Eric, Thanks for your help with this. In the end I brewed a British Golden Ale (Pale malt, and a bit of torrified wheat. Admiral for bittering, Celeia for aroma & flavour). This has been in the keg for a couple of days now and is tasting good. I took a read through the info on here you had linke...
by Eric
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Sugar
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: Sugar

On the side of my tin of Lyle's Black Treacle it states that 100g contains 64g of sugars. Whether those sugars are equivalent to white sugar might raise another question, but is maybe good enough for your plans.
by Eric
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: What's the science of bottle-conditioning?
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: What's the science of bottle-conditioning?

A great advantage of bottle conditioning is the avoidance of oxidation as yeast consumes all oxygen before changing sugars to alcohol and CO2. Perhaps in theory, but in practice I've had plenty of beers that were both bottle conditioned but also oxidised. I'm sure quite a few were exposed before bo...
by Eric
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: What's the science of bottle-conditioning?
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: What's the science of bottle-conditioning?

I ask, as I found a couple of bottles in the garage at the weekend that I'd completely forgotten about. They've been in there for just over a year since bottling. I tried one last night and it was absolutely chuffing lovely. Really smooth, really 'rounded', much better than the rest of the bottles ...
by Eric
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Severn Trent water
Replies: 20
Views: 2261

Re: Severn Trent water

I probably need to read up on this a bit more. Are there any books you'd recommend? I've got 'how to brew' which includes sections on water chemistry - although not yet got round to actually reading any of it! There's a vast amount on this very site. Some others can conflict to add confusion to a s...
by Eric
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Severn Trent water
Replies: 20
Views: 2261

Re: Severn Trent water

Does Beersmith (I don't use such things) include an ionic balance function? If so, enter those water company figures to see what it finds. My numbers and the supplier's alkalinity suggest nearly 70% more cations than major anions, which is clearly impossible. This needs further investigation on your...
by Eric
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Severn Trent water
Replies: 20
Views: 2261

Re: Severn Trent water

I get a list of minerals and various other parameters but the list doesn't include things like calcium, bicarbonate, magnesium, etc. I may be missing something? Try GL17 0SL (not my postcode but gives same report). No, it isn't very good for your purposes. The best way forward is as Kingfisher4 adv...
by Eric
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Severn Trent water
Replies: 20
Views: 2261

Re: Severn Trent water

Hi everyone, Do you know if the information provided here is accurate or reliable? https://www.stwater.co.uk/my-supply/water-quality/check-my-water-quality/ I know one of the first things I should do is reduce/remove chlorine. What is the best way to do this? My usual process is to use Tesco Ashbec...