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by guypettigrew
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Trying the English water treatment approach
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: Trying the English water treatment approach

In your first post you say you use bottled water. Are you asking whether you can get a mash pH of 5.4 using this, or using your well water? If using your bottled water then no reason why you shouldn't get a mash pH of 5.4. Graham Wheeler's calculator suggests the addition of various salts; 10.74 g C...
by guypettigrew
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: 3 year old pack of Cascade
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: 3 year old pack of Cascade

mdex wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:44 pm
guypettigrew wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:56 pm
How's it been stored?

Guy
Cool, dry cupboard.
Hmm, not ideal! Might well have lost a lot of aroma.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Happy to learn more
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Happy to learn more

Hello Mihai. Welcome

I'd never heard of gypsy brewing before. But it sounds really interesting. Where will you go?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: 3 year old pack of Cascade
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: 3 year old pack of Cascade

How's it been stored?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Kolsch using Fermentum Mobile FM42 yeast advice
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Kolsch using Fermentum Mobile FM42 yeast advice

What are you expecting your gravity at the end of the primary fermentation to be? 1.018 doesn't sound too far off as you're only 3 days into the ferment. The taste? There will be loads of yeast in the beer--horrid stuff, not meant to be drunk! If there's no taste or smell of infection then it's wort...
by guypettigrew
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Whoops, messed up water additions.
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Whoops, messed up water additions.

LeeH wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:22 pm

I didn’t and never do check the alkalinity as I blindly follow the Murphy’s water report.

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Definitely worth buying a Salifert test kit!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Whoops, messed up water additions.
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Whoops, messed up water additions.

LeeH wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:12 pm

It will be served on nitro.

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Interesting. Why? Is it because you're thinking it will be a bit like Guinness?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Whoops, messed up water additions.
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Whoops, messed up water additions.

That is going to be a seriously strong, dark beer!

No idea how making it with water treated as if for a pale ale will make it taste. Consider yourself a true experimenter. If it tastes good we'll all have to rethink our views on water treatment.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer problems
Replies: 15
Views: 730

Re: Digital refractometer problems

Having read the instruction booklet (useful things, instructions!) I've contacted the supplier. The refractometer still gives a reading of excess light even when the well is completely covered in a piece of black sorbothane. The supplier had no quick answer so has contacted Milwaukee for advice. Lee...
by guypettigrew
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer problems
Replies: 15
Views: 730

Re: Digital refractometer problems

I've got a cheap optical refractometer but have never got round to using it. I find a hydrometer perfectly adequate. In defense of the refractometer, it is a lot less wasteful of wort, but otherwise, how accurate do you want to be? The other advantage of a refractometer, apart from using less wort,...
by guypettigrew
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer problems
Replies: 15
Views: 730

Re: Digital refractometer problems

Thanks for the replies. In a departure from my normal procedures I have just read the instruction booklet! To my surprise I discovered the refractometer uses an internal LED to direct light through a prism to the sample. Then back through the prism and a lens to a sensor. No need to use external lig...
by guypettigrew
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer problems
Replies: 15
Views: 730

Digital refractometer problems

A couple of weeks ago I bought a Milwaukee MA884 digital refractometer. It seems straightforward to use and matched my refractometer when I used it for the first time during a brewday on Sunday. Today I tried using it to check the gravity of the beer 36 hours into fermentation as I was collecting th...
by guypettigrew
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Off Taste Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 836

Re: Off Taste Problem

If it's only just happened after 5 years of all grain brewing it must mean something has changed with your process. Without you even realising it! You've no doubt done a Google search and found vinegary tastes are usually the result of an infection. Serious thinking about any changes in process woul...
by guypettigrew
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: When to add chemicals
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: When to add chemicals

But perhaps H2SO4/HCl or CRS/AMS aren't easily available in the Netherlands? No idea really.

But I was wondering why ingo uses this method of achieving the correct mash pH. Got to be much more difficult than managing the alkalinity of the water in the HLT.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: When to add chemicals
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: When to add chemicals

Robwalkeragain wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Liquids in the liquor, salts in the grain. Some salts aren’t fully dissolvable so they’ll be left behind in the HLT
Very poetic, and very true!

Guy