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by Eric
Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How do I?
Replies: 20
Views: 573

Re: How do I?

One thing I think will definately need replacing though is the rubber O ring or Gasket that is inside the lid. They are worth replacing and are relatively cheap. That's where you'll spend a little more to carry spares. I'm confident you'll clean the valves but stick up a picture if you're in doubt....
by Eric
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How do I?
Replies: 20
Views: 573

Re: How do I?

I will check out the barrels and see that they are ok when I have bought some new screw on lids Scrape off the corrosion. Use a Knife, pan scrub and toothbrush. Its possible you'll quickly get it back to sound metal and as it does not contact the beer should pose no problem. Stick the lid in a weak...
by Eric
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Quick sparge question....
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Quick sparge question....

Any air dissolved in the wort will simply be released as the wort approaches boiling point. Your only real concern with wort transfer are the consequences of heat and time loss. You don't need any air at this stage but you do after the boil and before pitching the yeast. Marks on the outside of my b...
by Eric
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: AG#1 help
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: AG#1 help

I'd wait another week. By now it should not be tasting exactly as you describe but I've had brews that turned out very acceptable despite having little evidence of hops in early days.
by Eric
Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: first a.g finally finished
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: first a.g finally finished

That is good for a first go. Don't expect it to be trouble free next time either, that's part of the fun.
Well done, there's no going back now.
by Eric
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: yeast-erday all my troubles seemed so far away
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: yeast-erday all my troubles seemed so far away

Don't panic. It will vary and if it's cooler than last time it will take longer. You don't get a mountainous head with SO4. Can you see any brown/white pea sized or bigger items floating just below the surface. If so, they'll grow, watched or not.
by Eric
Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: JBK Anniversary Brews
Replies: 29
Views: 5950

Re: JBK Anniversary Brews

3800g Pale Malt 250g Crystal Malt 200g Flaked Barley 75g Roasted Barley 30g Chocolate Malt 40g Fuggles 90 mins. 10g Fuggles 0 mins. 23 litres. Half teaspoon gypsum, 68C mash, pH 5.2, S04 yeast. Lost 3 litres of first runnings (1058) due to open tap so the OG was lower than expected at 1041. Scaled b...
by Eric
Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: New Beginnings! AG No.1
Replies: 18
Views: 689

Re: New Beginnings! AG No.1

Good man, well done. Sounds like you had a good day. I must warn you, it only gets better.
by Eric
Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Doughing in alone?
Replies: 25
Views: 899

Re: Doughing in alone?

All water in mash tun, all grain in clean and dry FV. Using a one litre plastic jug, scoop and scatter the grain into the tun while continually stirring mash with wooden spoon. OK for 5 gallons but 10 would be a bit of pain.
by Eric
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: At last!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: At last!!!

Good luck, I'm sure you'll have a great time.
by Eric
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#1 - Theakston Old Peculier from BYOBRA
Replies: 23
Views: 1185

Re: AG#1 - Theakston Old Peculier from BYOBRA

Thanks guys - it didn't feel calm at the time!
Obviously a natural. Just so well done for a first attempt. Keep going, I'd like to think I could control panic.
by Eric
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Newbie first brew
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Newbie first brew

Sorry if I was over the top but there are a lot of things in brewing that frighten or confuse people unnecessarily. With just some essential knowledge as well as basic equipment it is possible to make good beer. It might not be like some of the greats or be to everyone's palate but you can certainly...
by Eric
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Isinglass
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Isinglass

Hi Floyd, Maybe it isn't yeast. I expect isinglass doesn't clear everything but regardless of that it will often gives beer a cleaner taste. Suggest you just drink it and stop watching it. My last brew is going a bit hazy too, too many adjuncts I think, but your topic has made me think to get out my...
by Eric
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Newbie first brew
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Newbie first brew

You need to get to grips with the basic principles before you get into the technical aspect to start quoting and dealing with such as 1005 and many other mysteries. You'll do this by reading published information and you can get much more than is needed to start from Graham's book. Learn that and th...
by Eric
Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Isinglass
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Isinglass

Isinglass needs to be well distributed through the beer. It works by having the opposite charge to yeast, which it attracts as it gently sinks. As I understand, isinglass is mixed with a proportion of the beer and added back as the beer is casked. This process will partially mix the two and the job ...