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by Pinto
Thu May 26, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Saflager W-34/70
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Saflager W-34/70

Rookie wrote:Give S-189 a shot, if you can find it.
I wish :( It's either a seasonal liquid yeast edition from White Labs or a private import from the States or Australia. Or you can order 500g from Faram's for ££££......
by Pinto
Sat May 14, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: *New* Mangrove Jacks Craft Series Cider Giveaway *ENDED*
Replies: 63
Views: 7541

Re: *New* Mangrove Jacks Craft Series Cider Giveaway

I'd certainly like to have a go - strawberry and pear would be my choice, but all sound good :)
by Pinto
Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: cranberry tc TURBO CHALLENGE
Replies: 20
Views: 5778

Re: cranberry tc TURBO CHALLENGE

You have used 90g per gallon? That is 20g per litre priming sugar, which is way over the top. Is this conditioning in glass or plastic? I would try and release pressure. 4 grama per litre per atmosphere. So you have primed to give 5 atmosphere pressure. That is champagne level... Hope the bottles h...
by Pinto
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewfirm oranje kit
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: Brewfirm oranje kit

I have a can of Xmas here that I've been meaning to start. Pinto, does it really take that long for it to mature? :shock: They recommend 6-8 months themselves - I have 4 bottles left of the brew I put down on 12/02/12 and drink one a year on xmas eve - this past xmas eve, at near 4 years old, was a...
by Pinto
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewfirm oranje kit
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: Brewfirm oranje kit

With the above post, also the time factor Brewferm kits do need a lot of time to come really good 3 months min They take longer to come good with increasing gravity - those like Diablo, Grand Cru or Abbaye need at LEAST 6 months before drinking. The lighter kits like Gold, Pils or TarweiBer are dri...
by Pinto
Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Gas burner ring for 100L pot
Replies: 32
Views: 2152

Re: Gas burner ring for 100L pot

From the looks of it , its a needle valve, so infinite adjustment. IIRC there's one on the same site that has a pressure gauge on it so you can be a little more precise in the adjustment. The Paella burners get their high output from having multiple flame jets, and yes, the pans are usually close to...
by Pinto
Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Gas burner ring for 100L pot
Replies: 32
Views: 2152

Re: Gas burner ring for 100L pot

http://gasproducts.co.uk/reca-912-0-5-4 ... 0wodKcIEnw

Bet it can empty a 48Kg cylinder quickly :lol:
by Pinto
Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Gas burner ring for 100L pot
Replies: 32
Views: 2152

Re: Gas burner ring for 100L pot

Fag pack calculation says 7.5kW burner will do the job precisely - but taking account of losses and imperfect heat transfer, I'd go for an 8.5kW burner myself. Bigger burners will be quicker, but losses are greater too and gas ain't free... Make sure the wind shielding etc is as good as you can make...
by Pinto
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Pilsner Water Quality
Replies: 44
Views: 3791

Re: Pilsner Water Quality

Two ways of going - make the assumption that your mineral content after RO is null and add the necessary salts and acids,or take a further step and have Neil (wallybrew) test your RO water and see what's left before adding minerals.

Personally, I'd choose the latter for the cost vs accuracy.
by Pinto
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Strawberry Ribena Tc no strawberry taste
Replies: 5
Views: 2512

Re: Strawberry Ribena Tc no strawberry taste

If you want flavour, add it at priming, NOT in the ferment........as OB says, flavour compounds are usually volatile and disappear out the airlock.
by Pinto
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Pilsner Water Quality
Replies: 44
Views: 3791

Re: Pilsner Water Quality

I knew it was regular lol :)
by Pinto
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Pilsner Water Quality
Replies: 44
Views: 3791

Re: Pilsner Water Quality

A lot of the commercial brewers get more than one :) - I think it was Aleman who had 2 weekly reports from Neil over the course of a year.....thats dedication to the brew lol
by Pinto
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Pilsner Water Quality
Replies: 44
Views: 3791

Re: Pilsner Water Quality

They have an enlightened approach, I will admit - but I'd also say that their figures will be generalised for the area rather than the specific resevoir or bore hole your water is drawn from - and they can vary significantly. A personal analysis is the way to go :)
by Pinto
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Using no added sugar drinks in Tc
Replies: 4
Views: 2291

Re: Using no added sugar drinks in Tc

Sorbate is temp sensitive, Metabisulphate isnt - so I think boiling gives the yeast a 50% easier job to overcome the remainder. I've tried NAS squashes before and although they worked as you'd expect,I find they still give an artificial "tang" which I dont seem to get by adding my own stevia or sucr...
by Pinto
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Pilsner Water Quality
Replies: 44
Views: 3791

Re: Pilsner Water Quality

Have you contacted NI Water for an in-depth analysis of your water? I contacted them, told them I was a home brewer and gave them the constituents I was interested in. Within the week I received a very detailed breakdown of my local water supply. Well done NI Water I say! Good Idea, but it's still ...