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by guypettigrew
Sat May 23, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: kviek # 41 lager style
Replies: 22
Views: 963

Re: kviek # 41 lager style

Adding malt extract instead of some of the sugar you were planning to use would be a good way to go. It'll add flavour and body to the finished beer.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri May 22, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: kviek # 41 lager style
Replies: 22
Views: 963

Re: kviek # 41 lager style

You really don't like Norway, do you?! What keeps you there?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri May 22, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: kviek # 41 lager style
Replies: 22
Views: 963

Re: kviek # 41 lager style

That's a lot of sugar. Where did you get the recipe from?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Thu May 21, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Boiler / brew kettle
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Boiler / brew kettle

I have the same. Needs calibrating regularly, which I did for a while, now I just adjust the temp on the unit to obtain the desired temperature. :oops: As for brew kettle, go big say 70 litre. Gives you the option to make 25 and 50 litre brews. The price differential is not as big as the disappoint...
by guypettigrew
Thu May 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Boiler / brew kettle
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Boiler / brew kettle

This from brewbuilder is what I use for my HLT. Had it years and it works a treat.

Quite expensive, but a good way of getting something top quality without having to build it yourself.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed May 20, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Boiler / brew kettle
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Boiler / brew kettle

If you're just looking for a boiler, then you don't need a temperature controller.

The more vigorous the boil, the better the beer will be!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue May 19, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Invert Sugar
Replies: 22
Views: 1032

Re: Invert Sugar

Interesting read, thanks. If I ever use sugar in a brew I always use 'golden granulated' which is cane sugar, not beet sugar. It has a lovely smell and taste, whereas refined beet sugar has neither smell nor taste (other than sweetness) to me. I think it was McMullan on here who pointed me in the di...
by guypettigrew
Mon May 18, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: BierMunchers Centennial Blonde
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: BierMunchers Centennial Blonde

More almonds!!!!!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon May 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Invert Sugar
Replies: 22
Views: 1032

Re: Invert Sugar

What's the advantage of invert sugar, please? Other than allowing the yeast to work more easily/quickly.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon May 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#28 (BIAB#9): Viral Monster B
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: AG#28 (BIAB#9): Viral Monster B

Moley wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 7:26 am
Not fair! It worked when I hit ‘Preview’.

If you want to put more than one photo up you have to click 'submit' without hitting preview. Hitting preview removes all but one of the photos. It's a 'feature' of the board which phBB must have built into it for some reason! Very annoying.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon May 18, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: My first brew
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: My first brew

Looks great, how does it taste?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sat May 16, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coopers Golden Crown
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Coopers Golden Crown

Should give you a nice session beer. Best of luck with it.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sat May 16, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: My first brew
Replies: 18
Views: 934

Re: My first brew

One day off two weeks in the barrel and today's sample was a lot clearer and tasted better. Going to get myself a second hand fridge so I can put the barrel in.. I really shouldn't have got rid of my old fridge last year. Isn't that always the way? You don't realise you need something until after y...
by guypettigrew
Thu May 14, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Boiler Power Control
Replies: 34
Views: 1447

Re: Boiler Power Control

Not a mistype. I sparge to about 37 litres in the boiler. At this point the last runnings are down to about 1.009. A good strong boil results from using 4.8 kW for the whole time the wort is boiling. It's in an open top kettle with a wall mounted strong extractor fan just above it. After running the...
by guypettigrew
Mon May 11, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water treatment at it simplest
Replies: 16
Views: 1381

Re: Water treatment at it simplest

OK, lets assume your water is still the same now as it was in November 2015. The most important thing is to reduce your alkalinity. Pale ales are best when the alkalinity is somewhere around 20ppm. This is the alkalinity of the water you'll use to mash your grain. You are making beer from grains and...