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by Eric
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Campden tablet - when to add?
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Campden tablet - when to add?

Thanks Jim, that's great. This is getting better all the time except I've not found time to brew. I suppose it will all work out for the best in the end. I've rewritten my schedule several times, each with better detail than the last hopefully avoiding many problems. I think that might be the last q...
by Eric
Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Campden tablet - when to add?
Replies: 6
Views: 1091

Re: Campden tablet - when to add?

Thanks for this question and the splendid answers so far. I hope you don't mind if I hijack it slightly. Could anyone tell me how long it takes for sodium metabisulphite to dechlorinate the water and is it temperature dependent? I've made up a sodium met. solution for dosing my water. Should I add i...
by Eric
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help Wanted for a Fresh Start.
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Help Wanted for a Fresh Start.

He's beginning to wonder what Cornies are now, but isn't sure it would be a good idea to know at this stage.

Eric.
by Eric
Wed Apr 01, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help Wanted for a Fresh Start.
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Help Wanted for a Fresh Start.

Please comment, I need to get up to date. Now I wondered about plastic bottles. I did bottle a few in the past, indeed I still have some that could be ten years old complete with a good layer of dust on the outside but crystal clear inside. I've a few other glass ones but plastic ones would solve an...
by Eric
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help Wanted for a Fresh Start.
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Help Wanted for a Fresh Start.

Thanks Chris, thanks a million. Just the hard bit left, my wife to convince.

Eric.
by Eric
Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help Wanted for a Fresh Start.
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Help Wanted for a Fresh Start.

So that's it? Just like that? No fuss, do x, y and z and bingo, gorgeous beer? But seriously, I'll follow that advice to the letter and thank you for it. There are several significant differences from the route I would otherwise have taken. Chris, you suggest a batch of hops after the boil when down...
by Eric
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help Wanted for a Fresh Start.
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Re: Help Wanted for a Fresh Start.

Thanks Chris, That is the sort of information I need. Indeed yes, I'm a Dave Line desciple although I later bought Graham Wheeler's first book and a couple of others. Oxidation is a valid point to highlight. Perhaps I was wrong with this in the past despite being warned by the owner of our local hom...
by Eric
Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help Wanted for a Fresh Start.
Replies: 12
Views: 713

Help Wanted for a Fresh Start.

Many years since my last brew, I'm getting close to ordering some ingredients and wondering about quantities etc. Now I used to find it difficult to make good brews after cup final day and would by now be running low, not ordering malt and hops. Also my beers didn't keep too well through summer and ...
by Eric
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Where am I Going Wrong
Replies: 19
Views: 752

Re: Where am I Going Wrong

Not sure you are going wrong. How did you arrive at that OG of 1.030?

By calculation from your initial readings I think it should have been 1.054. ((4 X 1.086) + (11.5 X 1.070) + (11 X 1.026)) / 26.5 = average OG = 1.054

Eric.