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by trucker5774
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Racking Off
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Racking Off

If I wasn't such a lazy bugger i should have said what Kev said above :D :lol:
by trucker5774
Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Racking Off
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Racking Off

An inch in your second FV :shock: I would expect about that as a total. I don't believe that racking to a second vessel helps to settle any debris out. Anything that is in suspension in the liquid will settle to the bottom, regardless. Not sure what you mean by this. I syphoned off from the origina...
by trucker5774
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Racking Off
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Racking Off

Be careful not to splash and oxidise when transferring. An inch in your second FV :shock: I would expect about that as a total. I don't believe that racking to a second vessel helps to settle any debris out. Anything that is in suspension in the liquid will settle to the bottom, regardless. It doesn...
by trucker5774
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hydrometer Reading Woes
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Hydrometer Reading Woes

Put the hydrometer in the FV :D
by trucker5774
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Blackberry porter
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Blackberry porter

I made a blackberry stout in March. I used about 6Kg of blackberrys and I added them at the end of the fermentation. I have added them to the end of the boil in the past and the flavour was very light. Adding them towards the end of the fermentation made it very fruity. Click this blackberry brewda...
by trucker5774
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Racking off
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Racking off

There are many opinions. I tend to be lazy, but I will explain the "most common " practise. Let fermentation finish (usually 3 to 7 days) let it stand for another 5 or 6 days so it has been in the FV for a total of 10 to 14 days. If you are able chill it for a day or so (don't worry if you can't) th...
by trucker5774
Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Racking off
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Racking off

Is there a reason you are racking it? It will settle anyway. That which has already settled has settled and that which hasn't doesn't know the difference between the bottom of a 2nd bucket or the one it's in!
by trucker5774
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: whats your top best 5 recipes
Replies: 47
Views: 2950

Re: whats your top best 5 recipes

I have actually given up trying to emulate beers that I like or trying to perfect my own recipe. This is because I use basic gear and the variables are so great that even if I make all the exact measurements the beer is different anyway. So every time I want to make a bitter I go for: 4kg Maris Ott...
by trucker5774
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: 5 weeks in FV
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: 5 weeks in FV

I'm not arguing with Ditch, hell, the man sands donkeys down with an angle grinder and even goes out with girls :shock: He's probably right too. Taste it. If it's a spitter then you're probably wasting your time. Otherwise go ahead and bottle it. Nothing to waste other than an hour and a week of wai...
by trucker5774
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Removing stuck sediment from bottom of bottles
Replies: 11
Views: 1191

Re: Removing stuck sediment from bottom of bottles

themadhippy wrote:
But will give a short length of plug chain a go, it will probably be cheaper in the long run
But do rember unlike rice you cant cook the used chain and serve with currry
...........Yes it's different to a restaurant chain :lol: :lol:
by trucker5774
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Adding sugar to bottles
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Adding sugar to bottles

I always bulk prime. For 23l brews I typically use 80g for ale and 160g for fizzy brews like cider and lager. Carbonation is down to preference. You don't have to copy commercial levels or what everyone else does. My levels are probably about what most people use on Jim's.......(wait for the conflic...
by trucker5774
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: First ever glass bottle failure!
Replies: 20
Views: 1127

Re: First ever glass bottle failure!

I always prefer my ale on a hand pump but do enjoy a bottled beer. I would love to say I go to the trouble of using glass and capping them.............but I don't, I feel guilty every time I use my plastic bottles. Somehow it just seems wrong. However I keep doing it along side my barrelling and hav...
by trucker5774
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Leroy Brown ale
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Leroy Brown ale

You appear to have painted toe nails :lol: :lol:
by trucker5774
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: sugars for carbonation
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: sugars for carbonation

Bulk priming is when you transfer all your beer from the initial (primary) fermenter in to a new fresh sanitised fermenter (you add your sugar solution first) and you bottle from that secondary fermenter. It helps with leaving behind the sediment, allows for the sugar solution to be well mixed and ...
by trucker5774
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Priming and Beer Duty
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Priming and Beer Duty

I understand the point of interest. When reading documents published for legal purposes (and tax) the entire document is relevant as is each and every word. This is apparently intended for "the trade" and the following draws your attention to that. I haven't read the whole publication as my cornflak...