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  • Posted in thread: The Grainfather - Unpackaging and first brew on 01-06-2015 at 03:45 AM
    Did you think it was worth it? I'm about to move to welly for work so selling my AG equipment
    and was looking at the grainfather for much the same reasons you did.

  • Posted in thread: Building First AG Recipe. Advice Needed! on 01-06-2015 at 03:37 AM
    If your making an IPA remove the wheat and only use about 5-10% crystal. Id use 90% pale, 5%
    C60 and 5% carapils.

  • Posted in thread: Dark Strong Belgian (Chimay Blue) on 10-31-2014 at 02:39 AM
    I brewed this one a fortnight ago. I made a few adjustments which were removing the chocolate
    malt and colour adjusted with candi sugar (which after tasting directly side by side chimay I
    regret). I h...

  • Posted in thread: Mash PH, how low is too low? on 08-29-2014 at 11:36 PM
    I think having proper pH is important as it effects the activity of the amylase enzymes. A
    amylase works best at pH 7. B amylase works best at pH 5. So it's a compromise to aim for
    around 5.4 from emp...

  • Posted in thread: another ph thread on 08-29-2014 at 11:26 PM
    Are you testing both at room temperature? Also it Doesn't matter what pH your brew water is,
    only the alkalinity and the salts that you are adding. I would not sure strips and get a pH
    meter. Sent fro...

  • Posted in thread: "Bottle Hopping" --- Anyone? on 08-29-2014 at 11:19 PM
    I don't think you actually want any hop particles in you're finished product or it will taste
    astringent and awful. Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

  • Posted in thread: Metallic Off Flavor on 08-06-2014 at 01:28 PM
    I believe you need the layer of oxidation on metals such as copper and aluminum. At least
    that's what I've read. Sent from my iPhone using Home BrewAluminum and stainless steel are so
    corrosive that t...

  • Posted in thread: Cider exposed to oxygen on 06-17-2014 at 09:27 PM
    It's ok. Oxygen stops the yeast producing alcohol as you've pointed out. But it will consume
    all available oxygen and start fermenting once the oxygen is gone and this happens quickly. So,
    unless you ...

  • Posted in thread: Oxidisation during Lautering. on 04-06-2014 at 03:48 AM
    Quick question. Is it ok for me to lauter into the kettle without a hose and allowing it to
    splash? I've been doing this for a few brews no problems but saw Palmer saying you should
    minimize splashing...

  • Posted in thread: Hop Combination (Mosaic, Challenger, EKG) on 03-27-2014 at 04:06 AM
    Gents,I'm thinking of making a very aromatic English type pale ale. I recently tried mosaic
    hops are really liked the aroma.Do you think the Mosaic/Challenger/EKG combination would go
    good? I'm dumpin...