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by john luc
Thu May 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6786

Re: Brewing alcohol free

I know what you mean. T'is an age thing or are we just on a journey :D
by john luc
Thu May 23, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6786

Re: Brewing alcohol free

I mention 10C as a reference start for this discussion as we are trying to produce low alcohol beer and so as much control over the A and B amylase that are needed to convert starch. Diastatic Enzymes: Both α and β amylase are highly soluble in cool water, in fact the ASBC method for extraction of d...
by john luc
Wed May 22, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap Vac Pack?
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Cheap Vac Pack?

Every homebrewer I know who bought one of them silvercrest vacuums ended up dumping them. They are crap. I was given one for free and stripped it out to keep the vacuum pump and dumped the rest of the carcase. I bought an Andrew James, https://www.google.com/search?q=andrew+james+vacuum+sealer&oq=an...
by john luc
Wed May 22, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6786

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Have you gleaned this from the Briess blog post? I haven't found any reference to burnt debris - I might be tasting it though... I gleamed this idea from 2 idiots on YouTube who did a cold mash and did not cleared the gunk from the wort. They produced 1 crap beer that was burnt and declared this a ...
by john luc
Wed May 22, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6786

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Just had a read of that and look forward to his results. The thing about the briess malt article is it is commenting on more than just brewing low alcohol beer. The focus of this thread is low alcohol beer so a 60 minute hot mash after the cold mash will bring more fermentables into the final wort. ...
by john luc
Wed May 22, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6786

Re: Brewing alcohol free

I say 1/3rd your normal hopping rate may also be best
by john luc
Wed May 22, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6786

Re: Brewing alcohol free

From what I gather you want to mash at 10C for 60 to 90 minutes. A normal 1050 sg recipe should produce a 1010 /1015 sg from this. You would then need to filter it well as the debris will burn in the wort when you boil it. As you bring up the temperature some of the enzymes will kick in and start co...
by john luc
Wed May 22, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6786

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Low Alcohol Beer The wort obtained from cold extracted mashing yields a wort that appears to have a disproportionately large quantity of the proteins that are responsible for good head retention and mouthfeel. Employing a cold extraction method to a standard 1.050 gravity recipe will result in a 1-...
by john luc
Wed May 22, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6786

Re: Brewing alcohol free

This cold method may have some merit. Cold extraction of pale malts can be used to produce a wort with nearly all amino acids and enzymes that would be available in a traditional mash process, but with only ¼ of the gravity So you appear to get the required goody but a lot less gravity :-k Cold extr...
by john luc
Mon May 20, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6786

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Liking this approach as I read it.
by john luc
Sun May 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cask co2 volumn
Replies: 35
Views: 1526

Re: Cask co2 volumn

A man after me own heart :wink:
by john luc
Sat May 18, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cask co2 volumn
Replies: 35
Views: 1526

Re: Cask co2 volumn

Diacetyl is considered a flaw in some styles but in English Ales it is often part of the flavour. it is actually in many commercial beers and if these beers now tried to remove it their customers would not like it. Cruzcampo Lager in Spain comes to mind for me as one.
by john luc
Thu May 16, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: wyeast 1187 ringwood
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: wyeast 1187 ringwood

I recall this yeast from it's use in a brewery in Dublin back in the 80's. It was a bitch to work with. 1039 SG beer where you pitched then connected a pump to continue spraying wort back on the top to rouse for 24 hours. Then after that the beer needed a daily rouse with a paddle. Lazy yeast it was...
by john luc
Wed May 15, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: The marmalade in Fullers
Replies: 8
Views: 678

Re: The marmalade in Fullers

Had a bottle last night and it was yummy
by john luc
Tue May 14, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: The marmalade in Fullers
Replies: 8
Views: 678

The marmalade in Fullers

Has anyone cracked that gorgeous marmalade taste that you get say in London Pride. It is just in the yeast or is the water profile the secret :-k