Last Activity:10-04-2007 10:49 AM
Posted in thread: Preparing Brew Water on 10-05-2007 at 10:32 AM
I live in a moderately hard water area and I used to boil it first the night before and then
add gypsum and epsom salts after siphoning off but there was very little precipitate so now i
just draw the...
Posted in thread: Not enough gas in my keg beer on 10-03-2007 at 09:22 AM
Thanks guys for all those replies - last night I think I got to the bottom of it. It's so
simple it just never occured to me before. The guy at my local home brew shop told me that
[with King Kegs] wh...
Posted in thread: Not enough gas in my keg beer on 10-02-2007 at 10:06 AM
This has been a persistent problem that I am at my wits end to solving. My seconday keg
fermentation takes place at about 15degC or about 63F and when the beer is siphoned in at the
start it is always...
Posted in thread: What's a decoction mash? on 09-29-2007 at 02:38 PM
Thanks a lot for those replies about decoction- much appreciated!
Posted in thread: What's a decoction mash? on 09-26-2007 at 09:50 AM
I've been reading here about decoction mashes, but I don't understand exactly what they are and
what they do in the conversion process that is different, say, to a stepped infusion mash. Can
Posted in thread: can I make lager from English pale malt? on 09-21-2007 at 11:08 AM
...lucky enough to have an old fridge in the garage to stick the keg in once the primary is
Posted in thread: Do you think all grain takes longer to condition and mature? on 09-21-2007 at 10:57 AM
I've noticed that bottled takes much longer to mature - to get that nutty taste but keg beer I
usually find is clear, tasty and fruity and well conditioned just like it is in the pub after
being in th...
Posted in thread: can I make lager from English pale malt? on 09-20-2007 at 11:02 AM
Thanks a lot for those replies - I thought it would be ok to use Marris Otter and do a low
temperature fermentation with lager yeast but wasn't completely sure - now I know! Thermometer
here in the uk...
Posted in thread: can I make lager from English pale malt? on 09-19-2007 at 09:53 AM
just wondering if I can make a decent lager doing single infusion mash with English pale Marris
Otter malt instead of lager malt?