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by orlando
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Upright Keezer?
Replies: 28
Views: 642

Re: Upright Keezer?

But at least I’ll still have the brew fridge so when everything’s brewed I can just turn that down to fridge temps and we still have a spare fridge then. If your intention is to keep all your Beer at the sort of temperatures required to keep food safe, you're going to find that outside of Lagers mo...
by orlando
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Yet another Wilkos IPA......
Replies: 10
Views: 1956

Re: Yet another Wilkos IPA......

wanus wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:59 pm
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Oh and Dana of course :=P
Never found that in a nitrogen flushed, oxygen barrier foil bag before. :cry:
by orlando
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Infection?
Replies: 19
Views: 1042

Re: Infection?

Fingar wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:54 am
Orlando - thanks for posting the ProBrewer article on using yeast slurry. I have tried rinsing in the past and is a bit of a faff.
It is and more likely to introduce infection. Just not worth it at our level.
by orlando
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Infection?
Replies: 19
Views: 1042

Re: Infection?

This rather old article by Chris White of White Labs is aimed at so called Craft Brewers but has some relevant informtion for HB'ers too.
by orlando
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Infection?
Replies: 19
Views: 1042

Re: Infection?

The split pack (stored in PETs) was stored for several months; the starter didn't seem to really take off. Good of you to update, more often than not people don't. :oops: Part of the issue maybe the PET bottles themselves. They are known to be suceptible to oxygen ingress over time, some better tha...
by orlando
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 46
Views: 4522

Re: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?

Composting grains = Setting more traps. Still do it as it helps to make great compost. Just accept you will see "mysterious" holes appearing in it.
by orlando
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Torrified Wheat in an Oatmeal Stout?
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Torrified Wheat in an Oatmeal Stout?

At 3.9% of the grain bill you won't get much, if any, flavor from the torrified wheat. Thanks Rookie. In that case I might ditch it. Do you think the oats alone will be enough for a good head on a stout? I believe the reason they may have included Torrie is because there is a drop in soluble nitrog...
by orlando
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coopers Irish Stout
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Coopers Irish Stout

cwrw gwent wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:10 pm
Thanks Orlando but the link comprises 121 pages relating to Ditch's take on Coopers (original) Stout. I've been through the first three pages and there's no mention of Coopers Irish Stout, which is a different kit.
Apologies, thought they were the same.
by orlando
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coopers Irish Stout
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Coopers Irish Stout

You might find some information on that in this thread. :lol:
by orlando
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: newbie help please
Replies: 38
Views: 1955

Re: newbie help please

sparkybrew wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:15 am
I had a thought this morning, dangerous I know, even though brand new could the seal on FV lid be letting by?
Yes. Don't worry if it is. As long as the CO2 is getting out it's a good thing. Excessive CO2 can inhibit the yeast.
by orlando
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: newbie help please
Replies: 38
Views: 1955

Re: newbie help please

sparkybrew wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:54 pm
Fingers crossed, I'll keep you posted :D Cheers
Look forward to it.
by orlando
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: newbie help please
Replies: 38
Views: 1955

Re: newbie help please

sparkybrew wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:19 pm
back down to Wilkos Saturday and get ready for round 2.
=D>
by orlando
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: How accurate are ph indicator strips?
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: How accurate are ph indicator strips?

Eric wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:20 pm
Calcium and alkalinity influence mash pH. Do you know what levels they are in your water?
This is the important stuff. If you don't know this your treating without a map.
by orlando
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: How accurate are ph indicator strips?
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: How accurate are ph indicator strips?

Have you had a proper water analysis done? If you're going to get serious with water treatment this is a must. You may find you don't need a charcoal filter at all.
by orlando
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: First wort hopping
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: First wort hopping

MattGuk wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:38 am
I don't really have the capabilities to cold crash at the moment so I will leave it in the coolest part of the house for a week maybe?
You might find leaving it outside next week will help. :D