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Posted in thread: Belgian dubbel with USO 5? on 02-27-2015 at 08:53 PM
You'll get a reasonable flavour off the malt for a dubbel, but the yeast isn't ideal.I'd drop
the end of boil hops, or bitter with the chinook and use saaz at end of boil. I don't think the
likes of C...
Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 02-27-2015 at 08:36 PM
Brewing right now! 6.0% Oatmeal Stout. Trying to fill the void between 'normal' 4% and imperial
stouts......am I making a strong stout, or a session imperial stout? Foreign extra?I should
also add, th...
Posted in thread: To Amylase or not to Amylase.... on 01-20-2015 at 06:46 PM
Take 200ml, place it in a conical flasks. Add 1 gram of yeast (us05), or 5ml slurry if you
don't have dry. Place on stir plate for 48 hours @70f with airlock. Measure... No significant
movement in gra...
Posted in thread: Brewing dark beers with soft water, Critique! on 01-14-2015 at 11:34 AM
I'd up the bicarb and CaCl2 if I were you. My water isn't a million miles of what you've got
there and without more of those two, I was getting astringency issues, most likely from pH
raising too much...
Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 06-29-2014 at 07:43 PM
Brewed a Burton Ale yesterday (Maris Otter, Wheat, Crystal, Invert No3, caramel colouring).
West Yorkshire ale yeast and some admiral hops.Today I brewed a Rye IPA, 10% Rye, 10% Munich,
Maris Otter th...
Posted in thread: Mangrove Jack Cider Kit - Sulphur on 06-29-2014 at 02:05 PM
To types of sulphur you'll get is Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S), and Sulphur dioxide (SO2). Yeast
produce it, but the CO2 produced has a scrubbing action and will remove stuff like the sulphur
Posted in thread: Hop quantities? on 06-28-2014 at 11:15 AM
As you're in metric units try this:Bitters/Milds: 2-4 grams/litre of hops at end of boilPale
ales: 3-5g/lIPA's: 5g/l Now that's obviously a very rough guide and depends on how hoppy you
want the beer ...
Posted in thread: I don't keep a log on 06-28-2014 at 10:21 AM
Well, my career is as a brewer so note taking and measurements are kind of second nature to me,
so I've got logs of all my recipes etc.Most important really are figures for OG (and
efficiency) and mas...
Posted in thread: Any results? White Labs WLP670 American Farmhouse Blend on 03-28-2013 at 06:20 PM
Drinking a bottle of farmhouse ale with this now. 10% crystal rye (thought it was normal
rye).Two weeks in it hit 1.008, 5ish months later in secondary down to 1.003 and bottled.Tastes
nice, got a rea...
Posted in thread: Yeast Recovery on 02-06-2013 at 06:50 PM
The open container won't support wild yeast. He is catching blow off yeast in a container of
sanitizer. As long as the container has sanitizer in it the yeast are safe from bacteria or
wild yeast.If d...