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by guypettigrew
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: pH Meters?
Replies: 12
Views: 292

Re: pH Meters?

Yup, Voltcraft for me. Under your £100 limit.

You'll need to buy some buffers for calibrating it as well. These are worth going for.

The Voltcraft calibrates at pH 7 and pH 4, which is why you need both.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Room Temp when Priming Pressure Barrel.
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Room Temp when Priming Pressure Barrel.

Hello Doreblade.That is a lovely looking pint. The next time you prime in a pressure barrel to help with your concern if its carbonating ok or not, mark the level of the beer with a felt or pencil on the barrel. I find after 2 or 3 days the level falls below the mark then i sleep easy at night :ide...
by guypettigrew
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Using Elderflower
Replies: 19
Views: 598

Re: Using Elderflower

The sparge took 40 mins to get 18litres through the grain - so I was worried that I'd cocked something up somewhere - but it's the best yield I've had from the new grainfather, so happy with that! Ideal sparge rate is about 1/2 litre/ min to get the best extract. Your Grainfather is spot on! Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Keezer queries! Fans, temperatures etc.?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Keezer queries! Fans, temperatures etc.?

My beers are all in King Kegs. About 12°C allows them to carbonate naturally to the right level for our British beers. The other thing is that at 2°C you'll hardly be able taste them.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Keezer queries! Fans, temperatures etc.?
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Keezer queries! Fans, temperatures etc.?

I've got pale ale, stout, ruby bitter etc. I've read that this is the temperature that unpasteurised beer should be stored at and it also ensures carbonation at this temperature. Yes it's corny kegs of beer generally but I will be putting a couple of kegs of wine in there as well for summer and to ...
by guypettigrew
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermenter and Cooling Coil
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Fermenter and Cooling Coil

Hi FB The Inkbird and FTSs2 are similar, I think. Although I'm no Inkbird expert. The FTSs2 has a heat output which supplies the heating pad which is wrapped around the conical base of the fermenter. It has a cooling output which supplies the pump used to move chilled water through the coil inside t...
by guypettigrew
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermenter and Cooling Coil
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Fermenter and Cooling Coil

I might hook it up to a Maxi chiller or some other chilling system (glycol?) in the future. But I want to know whether a truly stable fermenting temp makes a difference to brewing at this scale before spending a small fortune. Cheers, FB. What a great build--love the Plastazote. Never heard of it b...
by guypettigrew
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coopers Golden Crown
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Coopers Golden Crown

More importantly, the beer is in a magical levitating bottle. Very clever!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Buxton Water for brewing?
Replies: 24
Views: 684

Re: Buxton Water for brewing?

Yeah, pretty crappy slogan.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Buxton Water for brewing?
Replies: 24
Views: 684

Re: Buxton Water for brewing?

Interesting water profile.

Not much calcium and a chloride to sulphate ratio of 3:1.

Depending on the type of beer you want to brew you could think about increasing the calcium to 100 or so, and swapping the chloride:sulphate ratio to about 1:2.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yeast nutrient in beer wort?
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Yeast nutrient in beer wort?

One of the MM nutrients is old yeast I think. But perhaps not.

Very pricey, though.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yeast nutrient in beer wort?
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Yeast nutrient in beer wort?

Looking at the info for Tronozymol you'd be using 25g for 25 litres of wort. Seems like quite a lot, but I don't know if you can have too much nutrient. A better bet for the future is this from the Malt Miller . 1.3g in 25 litres. Hopefully someone else will be along soon who can say if it's possibl...
by guypettigrew
Sat May 30, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Phosphoric and ascorbic acid for alkalinity reduction.
Replies: 22
Views: 806

Re: Phosphoric and ascorbic acid for alkalinity reduction.

Hi ARNWD The reason I asked is because you say in your post "the supply is suitable for brewing". In truth, any water is suitable for brewing! Maybe I misread your post, but I thought you were suggesting the water, as is, doesn't need any treatment. I doubt that either brewery pre-boils the water. T...
by guypettigrew
Fri May 29, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Phosphoric and ascorbic acid for alkalinity reduction.
Replies: 22
Views: 806

Re: Phosphoric and ascorbic acid for alkalinity reduction.

Thank you both for the replies. I need a few days to digest the info but it should help my understanding of water chemistry some more. I should be clear it is an academic question not any particular issue I am trying to solve. I share my water supply with both Leeds Brewery and Kirkstall Brewery th...
by guypettigrew
Sun May 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: kviek # 41 lager style
Replies: 22
Views: 959

Re: kviek # 41 lager style

This is the brew you made just three days ago?! Amazing!!

Guy