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by guypettigrew
Sun May 12, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cask co2 volumn
Replies: 35
Views: 1005

Re: Cask co2 volumn

Never thought of it as a 'magic stunt'. I always keg my beers, using a King Keg, and haven't used priming sugar for years. Once the bubbles are popping out of the blow off tube at a fairly slow rate the beer is left at fermentation temperature for a couple more days. Then it's cooled to 4°C for a da...
by guypettigrew
Fri May 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Fermentum Mobile yeasts
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: Fermentum Mobile yeasts

Quick update; the starter got going really quickly and activity was over at about the 36 hour point. Once in the wort, bubbles began coming through the blow off tube after about 4 1/2 hours. Now, 24 hours later, it's going like the clappers. Blow off bucket full of overflow. Just off to open the fer...
by guypettigrew
Fri May 10, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry Hopping With Pellets - In PB
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: Dry Hopping With Pellets - In PB

The one time I tried dropping hop pellets in a keg it worked out fine. Like you I was worried there would be lots of little bits floating in the beer, but there weren't. I added the pellets at the same time as the finings, I use auxiliary finings and Isinglass. Perhaps the finings held the pellet pa...
by guypettigrew
Fri May 10, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Caramel Taste to beer
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Caramel Taste to beer

Ah, silly me! Forgot this was in the kit brewing section! You're right IPA. All the water treatment has been done to get the extract.

Mind you, wonder what a kit beer would turn out like if the dilution was done with treated water?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Thu May 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Caramel Taste to beer
Replies: 19
Views: 693

Re: Caramel Taste to beer

WA i live in a hard water area and when i first started brewing i did as you say only used half a tablet. I found it wasn`t enough to get rid of that twang so i started doing what it says on `the tin`and use one to every 5 litre. It was a huge improvement. I read somewhere sodium metabisulphite eve...
by guypettigrew
Wed May 08, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Aquarium RO water
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Aquarium RO water

The RO water from my aquarium shop is always clear and free of floating bits. Did you make sure to ask for it with no additions? I always do, otherwise they want to put salts in it to turn it into water suitable for marine tanks.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue May 07, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: Watermelon TC
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Watermelon TC

Sharp as in 'Harp stays sharp to the bottom of the glass'?

Showing my age here!

Funny word 'sharp'. The more you say it, the less it means. Just becomes a sound.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue May 07, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: Watermelon TC
Replies: 11
Views: 389

Re: Watermelon TC

Not really sure what you're trying to tell us here, WA.

Reading between the lines I'm wondering if, just perhaps, it was a bit sharp?

Pardon me if I've misunderstood your post.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon May 06, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Videos
Topic: The most up-to-date brewery in Britain (1963)
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: The most up-to-date brewery in Britain (1963)

Wonderful, thanks. Makes you wonder how, when they seemed to be doing everything right, Harp tasted so bland!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon May 06, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Fermentum Mobile yeasts
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: Fermentum Mobile yeasts

That's why I've got one going. See above!!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon May 06, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Fermentum Mobile yeasts
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Fermentum Mobile yeasts

Anyone tried these yet? The Malt Miller has started doing them and is offering them at a attractive discount.

I've just got a starter going with the FM11 'Heathery Heights' version. Supposedly good for standard English style bitters. Expecting to brew in three days.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri May 03, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: IPA brewday vid
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: IPA brewday vid

chris2012 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:29 pm
Thanks a lot for the help Eric!

I'm just reading now about how to measure alkalinity as that sounds like it's doable using the pH meter I have and some CRS and a syringe or burette by the sounds of it.
Or, more simply, use a Salifert kit!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed May 01, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Use by dates.
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: Use by dates.

Robwalkeragain wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 3:16 pm
Long as you like. Don’t worry about it for anything but sanitizer.
What happens with the sanitizer to make it go off?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacing S30 valve
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Replacing S30 valve

Have you managed to work out where the gas is leaking from?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Replacing S30 valve
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: Replacing S30 valve

What's the problem with the S30 valve?

Guy