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by Eric
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1938

Re: Brewing liquor question

I've not used a Braumeister and don't know what limitations you might have for hot liquor supply for sparging. However, your soft water supply untreated may be suitable for sparging without treatment to a limited but sufficient volume at this stage. As we know, alkalinity raises mash pH and the les...
by Eric
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1938

Re: Brewing liquor question

I've not used a Braumeister and don't know what limitations you might have for hot liquor supply for sparging. However, your soft water supply untreated may be suitable for sparging without treatment to a limited but sufficient volume at this stage. As we know, alkalinity raises mash pH and the less...
by Eric
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1938

Re: Brewing liquor question

My pH meter was calibrated with buffer solutions before any testing was carried out. I took a mash sample about 15 minutes into the mash. I cooled the sample to 20C, and I got a reading of 5.85 After 60 minutes the pH was 5.73 I sparged with 4.5L liquor (I added the salts to the boiler not the spar...
by Eric
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

Having trouble interpreting the one above it. Not surprising. That brewery malted barleys on site. Both here were grown in Yorkshire. Guessing it would seem that 7 qtrs were what we today call pale malt taken from bin "N", while 2 quarters were possibly kilned more heavily to what was likely brown ...
by Eric
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: Looking for your Brown Ale recipe suggestions

There's a little it of reading to be found here.

And this is an actual brew log of the same period of a brewery that was local to me. It takes a bit of decyphering. Might do that later.
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by Eric
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1938

Re: Brewing liquor question

Then: add more, assuming you're monitoring pH of the mash. Most things in brewing need to be determined empirically. Give 3 brewers the same recipe and procedure to follow and you'll probably get 3 different beers. The simple solution (per Braukaiser) is to add twice as much Calcium Carbonate to th...
by Eric
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner
Replies: 44
Views: 2322

Re: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner

Agreed, elevated mineral content isn't usually part of a discussion on a Czech Pilsner. I wouldn't like to speak for most brewers on this subject as I mainly brew and drink ales. However, I did brew one early December using a mix of my water and some from the source of that to Jim, owner of this for...
by Eric
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner
Replies: 44
Views: 2322

Re: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner

I don't think our approaches are all that different. Alkalinity (and controlling it) is always the key. Beers with more crystal or deep roasted malts will require mash water with more alkalinity, and beers with little to none of these highly acidic malts will most likely require acidification. Calc...
by Eric
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1938

Re: Brewing liquor question

I am going to try the Graham Wheelers general purpose profile, as below: Screenshot 2019-03-21 at 17.46.23.png I have a few questions though. 1. Is this profile suitable for an English bitter like the one I propose to brew? 2. When I plug the the profile data into Brun water, it shows that the Cati...
by Eric
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1938

Re: Brewing liquor question

It looks like you are brewing a recipe from a Graham Wheeler book. I've tried that recipe several times and am totally unable to replicate that particular beer. TT give a lot of data on their website including video material, but it does vary in content across time. Their water would appear to be mo...
by Eric
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1938

Re: Brewing liquor question

It would seem you are advising what B'nW calculates rather than what the actual mash pH might be. Have you a calibrated pH meter and have you used it to confirm what is advised? You write that you wish to brew an English style. Have you compared the treatment suggested by Graham Wheeler's calculator...
by Eric
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Floating dip tube for corny
Replies: 25
Views: 2469

Re: Floating dip tube for corny

Following a previous thread . I tried ladstock floats with silicone tube . Disappointed ... always foamy compared with dip tube corny . I think the float tilts and lets gas through with the beer ?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Been using two sorts of floats for a while now with no foaming and...
by Eric
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 553
Views: 53239

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

steviebobs83 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:08 pm
Scratch that, it was yesterday

I'm sat here on my tod like a tool
Sounds like we have a lot in common we might discuss some time soon, if we might get our acts together.
by Eric
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Guinness clone. ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1475

Re: Guinness clone. ?

Actually, you could get really "retro" and work on Guinness recipes before they introduced roast barley early in 20th century (as Guinness had established itself as a "dry Irish stout" I, and I'm guessing here, suppose roast barley emphasised that difference - it has a "drier" finish than does blac...
by Eric
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Guinness clone. ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1475

Re: Guinness clone. ?

Thanks again Eric! So it looks like 500L Black Barley would need some additional roasting to get it up to about at least 600L. In truth I don't know what difference that might make, but it would seem that roasted grains available in the US are, in general, less roasted than their equivalents in UK....