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by trucker5774
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wheat Beer fermenting slowly
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Wheat Beer fermenting slowly

Thanks for the suggestion lars, Now that you mention it substituted 500g dextrose for 500g light spray malt. Was told when I bought the kit this would only affect the flavour and not the fermentation? Have turned the belt off and will have to wait patiently I suppose! On the positive I tasted a sam...
by trucker5774
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Working in a real ale pub...yeast out of barrell.
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Working in a real ale pub...yeast out of barrell.

greenxpaddy wrote:Are they not fined those barrels?
Different breweries and different customers will specify either way. I'm not sure which I have salvaged from, but all have worked :D
by trucker5774
Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Working in a real ale pub...yeast out of barrell.
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Working in a real ale pub...yeast out of barrell.

It will usually be fine be fine. A sample from a new barrel would be better. What you need to be sure of is that anything you get it from barrel to container must be sanitised to the highest standard. I have done it a few times, but I wouldn't trust anyone to tip it from the barrel if I gave them a ...
by trucker5774
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Graham Wheeler Recipe - When to Add Sugar?
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: Graham Wheeler Recipe - When to Add Sugar?

Logic suggests that as long as it is dissolved in the boil it should be fine...............it works for kit brewers with less fuss!
by trucker5774
Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Good advice for all AG brewers
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: Good advice for all AG brewers

Harry would be really miffed if I left his dinner festering in the mash tun. It's usually still warm when I serve it to him :D
by trucker5774
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Near Distaster Averted!
Replies: 18
Views: 376

Re: Near Distaster Averted!

Ditch wrote:
Stomach wrote: I have a leaky flange <proper word!>
My last wife had one of those.
Jeeze Ditch. Your last one........how many have there been...........But yes I know the issue you refer to :roll:
by trucker5774
Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: General Opinion On Bottling
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: General Opinion On Bottling

I often bottle/barrel between 3 and 5 days from pitching the yeast in the primary FV :!:
by trucker5774
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Leaky fv
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Leaky fv

From what you describe, it is leaking around the seal between the tap and the FV. Any scoring would have to be very bad for it not to seal. Is it an unusually large hole? You do have the seal on the outside of the FV? Are you certain that's where the leak is? I don't understand your reference to usi...
by trucker5774
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: Nettle Beer/Ale
Replies: 10
Views: 1472

Re: Nettle Beer/Ale

I did nettle beer once..................................JUST ONCE :-&
by trucker5774
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Best use of wort cooler coil
Replies: 16
Views: 945

Re: Best use of wort cooler coil

You would have to keep the ice moving or the area around the coil would warm up quite quickly and be less effective. Using that way you are basically building a counter flow chiller. The CFC has the advantage of the coolant constantly moving to carry the heat away. I would stick with a standard meth...
by trucker5774
Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: General Opinion On Bottling
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: General Opinion On Bottling

Most commonly used here on Jim's is about 80g for ale and 150g for lager and cider (23l brew).................or to your taste!
by trucker5774
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: General Opinion On Bottling
Replies: 14
Views: 653

Re: General Opinion On Bottling

I would bulk prime in the bucket an add some sort of filter to your outlet when you bottle, just to keep the seeds etc out
by trucker5774
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Getting the hoppy taste and creaminess
Replies: 23
Views: 1349

Re: Getting the hoppy taste and creaminess

No need to apologize! Its an attachment that goes on the end of a beer engines swan-neck. it aerates the beer and gives it more mouth-feel. Not popular down south though! Because it knocks all the condition out of it and you get less in your glass :cry: I love a head on my beer, but it needs to be ...
by trucker5774
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tesco Element Help
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Re: Tesco Element Help

Mine are argos elements ....I think! I thought I had removed all the cut outs from mine until I had the same problem. I then found a sneaky one I had missed, but the reason it tripped was because of a build up of crap on the element........it only takes a couple of boils. I now scrub them to death e...
by trucker5774
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Storing Bulk Open Dry Yeast
Replies: 14
Views: 798

Re: Storing Bulk Open Dry Yeast

I have a tub of Youngs multi purpose dried yeast for wine and beer. I don't use it in my beers routinely, but use it for experiments with "wine" T.C. and the like. It is at least 3 years since I first opened it and it works fine. It's been sat in a tupper ware type container in the fridge and moved ...