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by john luc
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: used keg cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 1229

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: 1737

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: 1737

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: 716

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: 125
Views: 10494

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...
by john luc
Thu May 23, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 125
Views: 10494

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: 125
Views: 10494

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: 747

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: 125
Views: 10494

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: 125
Views: 10494

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: 125
Views: 10494

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: 125
Views: 10494

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: 125
Views: 10494

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: 125
Views: 10494

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...