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by orlando
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: First wort hopping
Replies: 11
Views: 368

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
by orlando
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: newbie help please
Replies: 38
Views: 2091

Re: newbie help please

I recommend using bleach in the FV to make sure you kill everything, a weak solution should be enough. The important caveat is to rinse thoroughly. You could fill with fresh water and add a camden tablet (Sodium Metabisulphite). As long as you are super clean and sanitise evrything I would also reco...
by orlando
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: First wort hopping
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: First wort hopping

In that case I may well give it a shot. Is there a certain time to add dry hops? Would adding them at just after high Krausen be best? I feel like at that point there will still be a lot of activity, enough to push any oxygen back out. Good questions. There is a theory and some evidence for what is...
by orlando
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: First wort hopping
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: First wort hopping

When it comes to dry hopping I really don't like the idea of opening my bucket and increasing any chance of microbes getting in and causing a problem. Then you're missing out big time, if you like a lovely aroma as well as flavour. Your caution is understandable but just a little misplaced. Brewers...
by orlando
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: First wort hopping
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: First wort hopping

FWH is thought to provide a smoother bitterness, some might say it's undetectable, but it isn't about hop flavour as such. That tends to come from later additions. Something that I have noticed giving better hop flavour is using the newish Incognito hop "paste", search on Malt Miller or Get 'Er Brew...
by orlando
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1783

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

Just tried one of the bottles. Been stored at 13C for 8 days only, decent condition and tasted really good. Degassed a small sample and had dropped 1.5 points even at that temperature. 10L polypin will have to wait for next weekend though as I've not set my hand pump up properly yet. That's quite a...
by orlando
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermenter and Cooling Coil
Replies: 9
Views: 1081

Re: Fermenter and Cooling Coil

ristonmike wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:50 am
Hi could you please tell me were I could get sheet Plastazote from
Many thanks

He provided the link.
by orlando
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: High FG
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: High FG

I have just used repitched London Ale yeast (WLP013), dropped it from the FV 5 minutes ago. Due to "issues" the mash ended up circa 64. Result? 80.9% attenuation.
by orlando
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: High FG
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: High FG

What % of attenuation have you achieved? Is it in the range for the yeast? Try putting up to 22c.
by orlando
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Whirl-pooling in a boiler with side element
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Whirl-pooling in a boiler with side element

So - I want to attempt the whirl-pool method. I have in mind that the element will cause turbulence that will mess up the central accumulation of hop debris and trub. It shouldn't affect it that much, particularly if you return the wort just under the surface rather than the bottom. The other advan...
by orlando
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Wort clear as bell on barreling but now very hazy.
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Wort clear as bell on barreling but now very hazy.

3) yeast- yep used about 60g granulated sugar to carbonate. This may be it but thought I'd be through his layer after 4 pints drawn. If it's a bottom tap then not necessarily so. If it still carbonating the yeast will still be rising through the Beer rather than dropping out, particularly as you me...
by orlando
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Odd gravity reading
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Odd gravity reading

MattGuk wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:04 pm
I should have added that this is no sparge, also in a brewmonk with recirc going through the entire mash.
Maybe my wort wasn't mixed properly post boil, however I was whirlpooling ( sort of )
Suggests your preboil wort and post boil wort was mixed well so looks like we're back to a reading error.
by orlando
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1783

Re: Pure O2

(Thought I'd better change the title, as the topic has moved from its' starting point...) So for those who use pure O2, where do you get your cylinders from? What other equipment is needed? I'm guessing a suitable regulator? Airstone (oxygen stone)? Suitable tubing? And what costs are we looking at...
by orlando
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1783

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

PeeBee wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:35 pm
(Oh Gawd. Apollo 1 here we come!). :wall
If only that was the only hazard. :?
by orlando
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Odd gravity reading
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Odd gravity reading

I always take my preboil sample just as the wort is coming to the boil so have never seen that, as it is already evenly mixed that must be why.