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by john luc
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.
Replies: 21
Views: 1486

Re: Phenolic taste at the end of a keg.

If you have a PH meter then test the beer to see if the level is rising.
by john luc
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 31
Views: 2092

Re: Pros and Cons?

I love my Grainfather
by john luc
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Kegging an Irish Stout - CO2 or Nitrogen?
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Kegging an Irish Stout - CO2 or Nitrogen?

Nitrogen is much harder to get into solution than co2. A machine called a nitrogenator is used in brewery's to get it in. Co2 it up and serve it on nitro mix with a stout tap.
by john luc
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cask co2 volumn
Replies: 35
Views: 1528

Re: Cask co2 volumn

I can dial it down to almost closed so it can act like a cask breather
by john luc
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cask co2 volumn
Replies: 35
Views: 1528

Re: Cask co2 volumn

Got this item in Aldi today. It is a Co2 bicycle wheel charger and looking to use it on my keg coupler.
by john luc
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: If you could choose one hop to brew with Nelson Sauvin what would it be?
Replies: 15
Views: 987

Re: If you could choose one hop to brew with Nelson Sauvin what would it be?

https://www.wylambrewery.co.uk/our-beers/
WxY⁴ (Yeastie Boys Collab.)

17.1° Plato | OG 1070.4 | ABV 7.0%

The tetrad edition of the OG juice bomb. Brewed annually with our favourite NZ beer boys YEASTIE BOYS. This years sacred hop offering delivers fresh NELSON SAUVIN, GALAXY, MOUTERE and MOTUEKA.
by john luc
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 913

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

There is low density elements you can get that don't burn the wort. Was thinking too that a mash run made with a pot sat inside a larger pot containing the elements and water would make a better mash tun
by john luc
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry Hopping With Pellets - In PB
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: Dry Hopping With Pellets - In PB

You could dry hop for 3 to 5 days in the bag and remove it 24 hours before you travel. You could also make a hop tea and add that instead.
by john luc
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: used keg cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 836

Re: used keg cleaning

I just put the finishing touches to a 30 litre bucket where I put a solar pump in the bottom and brought a 1/2" pipe up through the lid. Under the lid I used 2 T's to spur off a corney gas and a corney beer disconnect. The top of the pipe I had a spray fitting. Now I can put a corner on to it and wa...
by john luc
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry yeast reuse
Replies: 18
Views: 1105

Re: Dry yeast reuse

What if it's a bottom fermenting lager yeast
by john luc
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry yeast reuse
Replies: 18
Views: 1105

Dry yeast reuse

There is an old saying that paper never refuses ink so applying that to the modern technology of the day, the internet never refuses comment. With that said I'm looking at reusing a slurry from a dried yeast I will pitch in a Lager. I am reading in some comments that dried yeast does not liked to be...
by john luc
Mon May 27, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Top crop or bottom harvest?
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Top crop or bottom harvest?

How about using one of these.
The creamy bit is wlp002 slurry second generation.
by john luc
Sat May 25, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6812

Re: Brewing alcohol free

With this in mind: I'm planning a cold mash of malt (possibly x4 what I would have used to produce a sub-1% ABV beer) before straining off those grains (and perhaps reusing them as an adjunct in another brew). Raising the "wort" up to mashing temperature (probably about 74C so any starch is convert...