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by guypettigrew
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brausol finings
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Brausol finings

Apologies. 1/4 gravity means down to about 25% of the OG.

No force carbing, the remaining fermentables always do the job.

Seems like it may be best to carry on with auxiliary and isinglass finings. Easy enough to do, and works well for me.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brausol finings
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Brausol finings

Brausol if used correctly is about the most effective gravity fining product on the market. It works by forming a “net” that traps everything as it slowly drops through the beer. Trouble is it’s a nightmare to use in any sort of wide fermenter due to the ridiculously low dosage, so needs careful st...
by guypettigrew
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brausol finings
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Brausol finings

Brausol if used correctly is about the most effective gravity fining product on the market. It works by forming a “net” that traps everything as it slowly drops through the beer. Trouble is it’s a nightmare to use in any sort of wide fermenter due to the ridiculously low dosage, so needs careful st...
by guypettigrew
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brausol finings
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Brausol finings

Isinglass certainly isn't "convenient". "Brausol" worked very well for me as a cask/keg fining … once. The other 2-3 times it didn't work so well (by that I mean "at all"!). Isinglass seems fairly convenient to me. The stuff I use is a good price. 20g for £4.56 lasts me for about 30 brews of 25L le...
by guypettigrew
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: When to add chemicals
Replies: 11
Views: 645

Re: When to add chemicals

You'll need to add all the CRS/AMS to the water in your HLT to get the alkalinity down to the right value. When you add the gypsum depends on how much calcium you already have in your water. If it's 100ppm or above then the gypsum can be sprinkled on top of the grains after the mash but before the s...
by guypettigrew
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brausol finings
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Brausol finings

For some years I've been using auxiliary finings and isinglass to clear the beer in my king kegs. It works well, clearing most beers within 24-48 hours. The wort is always crystal clear going into the fermenter, so any cloudiness will be suspended yeast. Easily removed with the aux. and isinglass fi...
by guypettigrew
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Digital refractometer

Yes, I use the Milwakee. Make sure you keep the lens clean. Make sure you cool the wort to room temperature, despite all corrections it does. Actually, also the temperature correction for the typical optical refractometer is only for environmental temperature, not wort temperature. Ingo Hi Ingo Tha...
by guypettigrew
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Digital refractometer

You can brew a lot of beer for that money !!! For the record I have several optical refractometers and hydrometers Several?! That would drive me mad. I'd spend all the brewday comparing them against each other! Guy Ps How much beer could you brew for the cost of your hydrometers and refractometers?
by guypettigrew
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Digital refractometer

Does anyone use one of these digital refractometers?

Thinking about getting one to replace the hand held optical one currently in use.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.
Replies: 42
Views: 2603

Re: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.

The other alternative, odd as it may seem, is the beer is absorbing the gas. I get pressure drops in my King Kegs occasionally. It happens when the beer isn't doing much in the way of a secondary fermentation.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.
Replies: 42
Views: 2603

Re: Pressure leaking from my King Keg valves.

Have you checked where the leak is coming from by using soapy water?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.
Replies: 9
Views: 927

Re: Lallemand London ESB dry yeast.

Yay! Good Shout Rookie! =D> Finings is used by people who can`t brew clear beer! :D WA No tap or tork. So, so wrong, WA. Finings are used by people who haven't got weeks to wait while the yeast settles. There's a bit of a craze at the moment for breweries to serve unfined beer. There's a couple in ...
by guypettigrew
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Cancelled brewday
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: Cancelled brewday

Perfect decision.

No point in making beer in cruddy gear. If you'd gone ahead with the brewday all sorts of things could have gone wrong. Infection and off tastes being the ones which spring immediately to mind.

All the best for when you brew in a few days.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Increase ABV Without Sacrificing Flavour
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Increase ABV Without Sacrificing Flavour

Why not try adding 1kg of dried malt extract to this brew? If you've already got the brewing sugar and want to use it, then add no more than 500g and add another 500g of dried malt extract. A lot of home brew shops sell DME in this quantity, so you won't have to weigh it out. Adding this much extra ...
by guypettigrew
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooling system
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Cooling system

Here's a link to the series of posts I did about creating the cooler cupboard and indoor brewery. The condenser plate and compressor were supplied and fitted by a cooling engineer. It cost about £1,100. Pricey, but well worth it. It's lovely to be able to draw a pint at about 12°C on these warm aft...