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by super_simian
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Porter with Pilsner Malt?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: Porter with Pilsner Malt?

In a bitter or simple pale ale, you'd notice a difference. In a porter, with all the dark malts and perhaps crystal too, the base malt will be just that. Base malt.
by super_simian
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Wheat... I'll fix it, if it kills me!
Replies: 15
Views: 679

Re: Wheat... I'll fix it, if it kills me!

What is your reaction?
by super_simian
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: is this what an infection looks like?
Replies: 16
Views: 2004

Re: is this what an infection looks like?

oliver tate wrote:Is this what an infection looks like?
Yes
by super_simian
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Budget small kegging set-up revisited
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: Budget small kegging set-up revisited

I'm not sure if the un-modified product is as available in the UK as it is here, but these jiggers look the goods. I haven't done it yet, but they seem cool. You could even cut in a tap low down, blank off the top plate and use them like a party keg/cask type of deal? http://aussiehomebrewer.com/top...
by super_simian
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast Help Windsor vs S-04
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

Re: Yeast Help Windsor vs S-04

FG alone does not a clear post make. What was your OG, did either beer contain simple sugar or other adjuncts; and what was your mash temp? All variables need consideration.
by super_simian
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: so,you go to your local brewery.....
Replies: 11
Views: 796

Re: so,you go to your local brewery.....

They don't do it, because with modern efficiency, "small beer" doesn't work. Plus they usually sell it on to farmers for stock feed. My advice? Get a new idea. Although the water thing is an issue.
by super_simian
Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Saison query
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Saison query

If it's a dry saison yeast, I'm assuming it's re-pack Belle Saison. At over 22C BS will rip through a beer in 3 days. However, I recently used it at 17-19C and it took a good 10-12 days to finish. Never stalled, never crapped out, but did take its' sweet time. Left a lovely dry but restrained finish.
by super_simian
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Exploding beer bottles
Replies: 13
Views: 967

Re: Exploding beer bottles

Buy a hydrometer. Make sure your beer is done fermenting. NEVER EVER GO BY TIME ALONE!
by super_simian
Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: BIAB clones for these two
Replies: 8
Views: 2142

Re: BIAB clones for these two

A) It's Oz (if you must,) not Ozzy. Or Aus/Aussie. I am an Aussie, I come from Aus (although I would never say that...) B) TED is rubbish. It's in a clear bottle FFS. But if you must, any bland international style lager (kit or grain) with the addition of a dry enzyme and Saflager 189 fermented at 1...
by super_simian
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Orvalish
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Orvalish

I have found, when seeding bottles with Orval dregs, the Brett takes a seriously long time to reach a noticeable threshold - OK if you are disciplined enough to store them for ages. But I find the dregs from Green Flash Rayon Vert make themselves known on a much shorter timescale - 6 weeks, versus 6...
by super_simian
Mon May 27, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: re defining small beer
Replies: 13
Views: 1237

Re: re defining small beer

True parti-gyling is a bit tricker than that, as it involves making different gravity worts and blending them pre-fermentation to varying ratios. What you're talking about is essentially "combined grist" brewing, and could work BUT won't you just run into the same draining issue with the second beer?
by super_simian
Wed May 22, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Dead mice in boiler
Replies: 13
Views: 949

Re: Dead mice in boiler

Make sure you rinse out the bleach very well 'though.
by super_simian
Wed May 22, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Speedy Windsor
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Speedy Windsor

What was your OG?
by super_simian
Mon May 20, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 2 weeks from brew day to drinking...
Replies: 18
Views: 1057

Re: 2 weeks from brew day to drinking...

Notto will be much better than 05 for a quick turnaround.
by super_simian
Fri May 17, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Mangrove Jack's Craft Series Dried Yeasts info
Replies: 49
Views: 15086

Re: Mangrove Jack's Craft Series Dried Yeasts info

I am going to be stoked if these are truly new yeasts. And I'm not usually a nay-sayer, BUT some of the descriptions sound...familiar. For example; M07 (British Ale): med-high attenuation, high flocculation, high compaction, can ferment as low as 12C? Sounds very much like Nottingham. Although they ...