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by orlando
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1672

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

Cobnut wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:40 pm
orlando wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:08 pm
...always aerate....
with pure O2? Maybe I need to invest... :D
Oh yes. :D
by orlando
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1672

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

... For liquid it depends on who you ask. There are claims that "wet" yeast only need oxygen for building their cell walls ready for dormancy. They don't actually need it for respiration in the lag phase. Thanks for that link. I couldn't get a straight "yah or nay" to my question with it but it eve...
by orlando
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1672

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

… is there any need to introduce oxygen into the wort if the starter is supposed to have all the cells needed to ferment the wort and oxygen is only needed to create more cells which it shouldn't need (yeast will also stash oxygen for creating cells which is why you can get away with no wort aerati...
by orlando
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Wyeast 1469 lag?
Replies: 35
Views: 1672

Re: Wyeast 1469 lag?

Don't panic lag times can sometimes happen for up to 24 hours, I've had longer and it has still made good Beer. The yeast is taking up oxygen during the lag phase and this can last 24 hours.
by orlando
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping advice
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Dry hopping advice

You could start by reading this.
by orlando
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Rapid Fermentation Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Rapid Fermentation Problem

What's the SG and FG? What temperature are you fermenting at? You don't need a secondary. There is always enough yeast to carbonate a Beer in recently fermented wort, so there must be something else going on here
by orlando
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: SO4
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: SO4

Let us know.
by orlando
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: SO4
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: SO4

I would warm it back up to see if the yeast will take it down a little more first.
by orlando
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Bottle brush that fits beer bottles
Replies: 20
Views: 4640

Re: Bottle brush that fits beer bottles

Jocky wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:46 am
I reckon I must have been sent the corny cleaning version by accident. I've never managed to get it in any bottle.
There is one for a demi-john so that could be it.
by orlando
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Bottle brush that fits beer bottles
Replies: 20
Views: 4640

Re: Bottle brush that fits beer bottles

The bottle version is the one I have used very successfully. Although after 6 years I suspect the problem in this thread has gone away. I've got one of those, and I can't get the chamois through the neck of the bottle. There are some necks that are really tight. With those I feed the leading flappe...
by orlando
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First brew advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: First brew advice please

My question is how much crystal malt and torrified wheat should I use. I am aiming for 23ltr batch. Crystal malts provide body, colour and sweetness and help with head retention but can end up being cloying if you use too much. I suggest you start with 5% of the total grist, although you could use ...
by orlando
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First brew advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: First brew advice please

Many thanks for the advice/info Orlando it is much appreciated and very informative. I have tested a bottle last night and tastes quite good but also not much body. Will this improve over time No. Body is what you get from alcohol and unfermentable sugars such as Dextrins. You can also improve body...
by orlando
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Grey Foam In Starter
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Grey Foam In Starter

A wild guess. Yeast acidifies wort. So has the acidity of what has come into contact with the tin foil caused a chemical reaction and led to the discolouration?
by orlando
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First brew advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: First brew advice please

Most beers are clear at room temperature. If there are haze-producing proteins and tannins (both primarily from malt) suspended in the beer, haze particles don't form because of the warm temperature. When beer is chilled, these proteins and tannins react to clump into larger particles that are big e...
by orlando
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 0.01g accuracy scales up to around 200g or 500g
Replies: 14
Views: 1458

Re: 0.01g accuracy scales up to around 200g or 500g

@Orlando - I hope you're right and that 11g as opposed to 10g shouldn't be noticeable in a 30l boil/hopstand etc The perception of bitterness is the main point. There is quite a variation on the population anway but a difference up to 10 IBU's could fool most people. With a hop stand/whirlpool it i...