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Posted in thread: Maris Otter clarity? on 03-23-2008 at 07:19 AM
As GT suggests, there may have been a problem at the maltings although it's unlikely, they have
been doing it for years and supply commercial brewers and the type of brewer to use this malt
is less li...
Posted in thread: Infection: Test Your Instincts and/or Knowledge... on 03-22-2008 at 05:45 PM
I reckon a serious infection is unlikely due to the low ph and alcohol content of the beer. I'd
finish up the bottles as soon as possible though, maybe keep one for a year to see what
Posted in thread: Maris Otter clarity? on 03-22-2008 at 05:41 PM
Marris Otter is a fully modified malt and doesn't need any protein rest.It should have cleared
by now, what was the FG, what water did you use ?
Posted in thread: beer won't clear on 03-22-2008 at 02:39 PM
Nothing to do with quality standards, the issue was the beer wouldn't clear. An ale that has
reached it's predicted FG and bottled will clear of it's own accords. Some say an extended
period in the pr...
Posted in thread: beer won't clear on 03-21-2008 at 08:24 PM
It's perfectly acceptable to bottle a beer made with an ale yeast after 7 days as long as
fermentation is complete although some may argue that leaving it a little longer in the primary
or possibly us...
Posted in thread: Star San? on 03-20-2008 at 04:10 AM
You probably wouldn't get an infection if you only cleaned with hot water and detergent but
there is an increased risk.
Posted in thread: Star San? on 03-18-2008 at 10:41 AM
Most standard filters take out rust and scale, possibly chlorine and chloraines, they don't
reduce the level of bicarbonates. If your tap water makes your Star San solution cloudy,
regardless of ph or...
Posted in thread: To boil or not to boil? - can kit on 03-10-2008 at 10:23 AM
Muntons kits don't require boiling, just pour the extract into the fermenter, rinse out the tin
with some boiling water, top up to with in a few quarts of the intended volume with fresh cold
Posted in thread: To boil or not to boil? - can kit on 03-09-2008 at 11:19 PM
What type of kit are you using? Muntons and Coopers kits (for eg) have already been boiled and
don't require further boiling, boiling can be detrimental to kits like this reducing hop
flavour and arom...
Posted in thread: Autolysis - Does anybody really know? on 02-29-2008 at 06:05 PM
A beer in which autolysis has set in will have a very prominent and distinctive taste of burnt
rubber and is completely undrinkable. There is no definitive time period in which it will set
in as it de...