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by guypettigrew
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: (Accidentally) frozen dried yeast still viable?
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: (Accidentally) frozen dried yeast still viable?

Interesting thought about using a non-frost free freezer. The hot and cold cycling would possibly harm the yeast if it's on the freezer bars.

In a home freezer the best way would probably be to sit it on top of something else already in the freezer to avoid this.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: (Accidentally) frozen dried yeast still viable?
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: (Accidentally) frozen dried yeast still viable?

Worth trying a starter. Dried yeast might just make it through a -18°C storage for three weeks.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Is this clear enough?
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Is this clear enough?

Beautiful looking pint, Incy.

Seems you're a natural at this brewing lark!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Dry Hop in Pressure Barrel
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: Dry Hop in Pressure Barrel

I made a Mangrove Jack's Pale Ale and it's a bit plain. So here's my plan: 1 Chill barrel down to 5c to dissolve the CO2. 2 Drop in 20g of Chinook pellets. 3 Re-gas. 4 Allow to warm up to 12c. 5 Drink beer. What could possibly go wrong? (That is actually the question! Comments please.) I only ever ...
by guypettigrew
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Unsure about CRS amounts
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Unsure about CRS amounts

Could be wrong here, but I thought the acids reacted with the 'alkalinity' to give off CO2 and produce a residual increase in the sulphate and chloride ions in the liquor.

In other words; the acids are all 'used up' and don't make it through to the beer in their original form.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?
Replies: 31
Views: 1703

Re: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?

PeeBee wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:53 pm
As for drinking more beer: These tablets say I should avoid alcohol. What the hell, ay …
That probably means 'avoid' as in 'don't trip over it'.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?
Replies: 31
Views: 1703

Re: Hydrometer? Refractometer? Or something better?

Goodness-have you ever thought about getting counselling, PeeBee? Or just drinking more beer to fill your time!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Starting to get addictive?
Replies: 21
Views: 1047

Re: Starting to get addictive?

On the dry side? Not surprising as it finished at 1.000! Good to know it's enjoyable, though.

Bring on the sunshine.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: HELP---Wort daker than I thought
Replies: 19
Views: 1076

Re: HELP---Wort daker than I thought

Let's be absolutely clear here, MoonshinerRick. Did you mix the grains with water at about 66°C for an hour or so (it's called mashing), then run off the liquid, rinsing it through with hot water, then boil the liquid which came off the grains? Or did you boil the grains and do nothing else to them?...
by guypettigrew
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Starting to get addictive?
Replies: 21
Views: 1047

Re: Starting to get addictive?

Just have to ask. You have checked the hydrometer is reading properly, haven't you? ie 1.000 in water. Apologies if you've already done this.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Carbonation Drop Question
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Carbonation Drop Question

The Epworth Brewer wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:04 pm
All three of those are only available with pin valves. I use S30 and that's where the shortage is.
Here you go. Is this what you're after?


There are also some others out there. Just Google S30.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: WLP002 starter

That looks really good! Is there any way you can now cool it down? 'Fridge temperature is good, but anything below about 15°C will help. If you can cool it the yeast will settle on the bottom of the flask in a very obvious layer. When you're ready to pitch it, tip off almost all the liquid above the...
by guypettigrew
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: HELP---Wort daker than I thought
Replies: 19
Views: 1076

Re: HELP---Wort daker than I thought

Hi MR. Can you please tell us what it was you boiled for the 70 minutes?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: WLP002 starter
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: WLP002 starter

Should be fine. This happens sometimes, depending on the yeast. I did a WLP 007 starter a couple of weeks ago. Looked just like you described. Took off like a rocket when I pitched it!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Carbonation Drop Question
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Carbonation Drop Question

I can see it's going to be a learning curve but as King Kegs are almost as hard to source as rocking horse poo atm I'll have to crack it. Thanks for your reply joe1002. Really? Here's one, and here's another one , and another!! No doubt lots of others around. You'll have to decide if you want the S...