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Posted in thread: Pitching a second yeast of different type on 01-07-2014 at 02:51 AM
Thank you again, Rory.I will do a bit of further research on that technique and give it a try.
Meanwhile, it looks like my current brew is functioning normally now. Seems like Wyeast liquid
Posted in thread: Pitching a second yeast of different type on 01-06-2014 at 08:31 AM
Hi Rory. Thank you for your input.At the moment, it looks like I have got away with this batch.
The airlock is bubbling at a fairly steady 4.5 second intervals, and a thick krausen has formed
Posted in thread: Pitching a second yeast of different type on 01-05-2014 at 06:43 AM
Thanks for that, Bob. I pitched the Wyeast at 20 C, then left it overnight at about 19 C before
letting it come back up to 20 again. The package recommended rangte says 18 to 22 C. Good idea
on the re...
Posted in thread: Pitching a second yeast of different type on 01-05-2014 at 04:29 AM
I currently have a batch of Coopers Real Ale brewed with Muntons DME and Wyeast 1968
(smack-pack liquid yeast). Due to a hold up in delivery I think my yeast may have got spoiled
by exposure to high t...
Posted in thread: 1.5 Litre Coke Bottles on 07-01-2013 at 08:44 AM
At present, all I am doing is rinsing the caps under the tap for a few seconds, and letting
them sit in a bowl of sanitiser for a half hour or so while I am washing the actual bottles.
One or two of t...
Posted in thread: 1.5 Litre Coke Bottles on 06-29-2013 at 08:48 AM
I am using easily obtainable 1.5 litre Coke bottles for bottling.These PET Bottles cannot be
washed in hot water as the material can be damaged, so I use cold or warm water for
rinsing.However the bot...
Posted in thread: Lost Spring on Bottling Wand on 06-13-2013 at 09:40 AM
Maybe a ball pen spring wd work?I just got myself the gravity type and it looks like a mess
waiting to happen! Might try it on a few bottles in case i am wrong though.
Posted in thread: Can type of yeast affect alcohol percentage? on 06-09-2013 at 06:09 AM
Well, as they say – “the proof of the pudding is in the eating” – and
for sure the proof of the brew is in the drinking thereof!I always bottle a few ½ litre bottles
for sneak ...
Posted in thread: Can type of yeast affect alcohol percentage? on 06-06-2013 at 11:23 PM
ThanksI'll try that !
Posted in thread: Can type of yeast affect alcohol percentage? on 06-06-2013 at 02:41 AM
Hercher,Actually the Coopers kits do require the addition of fermentable sugars in order to
generate the alcohol. The instructions say that you can add a Kg of white sugar - or replace
that with other...