Brewer Gerard

Gift Premium Subscription To Brewer Gerard

Join Date:


Last Activity:

09-28-2014 4:17 PM

Likes Given: 2

4 Likes on 4 Posts 


  • Fishing,Brewing
  • Empty
  • Empty
  • Northern German Pilsner
  • Married
  • Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Ireland


  • Posted in thread: Aa % on 09-22-2014 at 03:27 PM
    Performed this at the weekend on some amarillo @ 10.9%. I used double concentrations of hops
    and couldn't get a colour change from the phenolpthalein. I'm not sure this is an entirely
    credible process...

  • Posted in thread: Aa % on 09-15-2014 at 11:45 AM
    Anybody try this? I've got indicators and stuff and am going to give it a go. I'll post results
    on the experiment one way or the other.

  • Posted in thread: Hops titration test on 09-15-2014 at 11:37 AM
    Has anybody tried the titration test on their homegrown hops detailed here . I have the
    chemicals needed, and was just going to use my tap water instead of distilled stuff. Any
    experience of how the ...

  • Posted in thread: Oldest vial used to make a starter? on 08-17-2014 at 11:27 AM
    never used wyeast, what yer sayin makes sense though. Took off in the end bout 12 am last
    night. Lower viability => longer lag phase. Great that the product can be stored for that long!

  • Posted in thread: Oldest vial used to make a starter? on 08-16-2014 at 03:11 PM
    Cheers for responses. I had a vial of wlp833 that was sitting in the fridge about 8 months
    beyond expiry. It's been on the stir plate for over 24 hours now and not a budge thus far. I
    made a 1.040 sta...

  • Posted in thread: Oldest vial used to make a starter? on 08-16-2014 at 10:10 AM
    Whats the oldest vial you've used to make a starter? I've built starters off out of date ones
    before but, i have a particularly old one in the fridge at the mo and am wondering what are the
    chances of...

  • Posted in thread: Hops in cold climate questions on 05-12-2014 at 02:22 PM
    Not exactly in line with what OP is inquiring about but i'm just wondering how you would rate
    your hops in terms of quality compared to commercially bought ones. For example how would you
    rate the aro...

  • Posted in thread: Growing malted barley on 04-27-2014 at 04:34 PM
    I wanted some maris otter to grow at home so i planted some malted grains and guess what.
    quite skeptical but i got 10 plants from a few hundred seeds (very approx). Who would've

  • Posted in thread: High Esters, why? on 11-07-2013 at 09:29 AM
    I call that "ugly baby syndrome"I was in that space for the first few beers. I think if you
    start to appreciate the quality craft brews out there it's impossible not to see the flaws in
    your own.

  • Posted in thread: High Esters, why? on 11-06-2013 at 11:54 PM
    Mmmmm. I'm gonna change one thing one brew at a time and record my perceived changes.