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    ABOUT ME

  • Woodwork,Photography
  • Recently retired
  • Roy Menzies
  • East Coast Brewers
  • Started with Coopers DIY kit. Now starting AG. Bottled my first APA last week and will bottle a Pilsener this week. Have an Amber Ale in the fermenter.
  • IPA, Lagers and whatever looks interesting.
  • American PA all grain
  • Pilsener
  • Coopers: Lager, Pale Ale, Pilsener, Cerveza, APA
  • Male
  • Married
  • Durban
  • Natal, South Africa

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  • Posted in thread: Upscaling 1 gal recipes on 01-29-2014 at 01:29 PM
    Thanks Jon, I will do a test. When reading your reply I saw at the bottom of the page some
    other links to this question and the jury is out! There is some mention of hopping ratios
    needing some tweaki...

  • Posted in thread: Upscaling 1 gal recipes on 01-28-2014 at 10:18 AM
    I read somewhere that very small recipes need adjusting when upscaling, i.e. from 1gal to
    12gal. Something to do with the hop or malt ratios. Any input on this? I have a 12gal setup and
    want to do 1ga...

  • Posted in thread: How long beer lasts in a keg? on 11-24-2013 at 09:30 AM
    I have the same 'going on holiday' issue and want to know if I can low carb an ale and leave it
    in the fridge at this low pressure and dial it up when I get back after a month, or is it not
    that simpl...

  • Posted in thread: Add Water After boil? on 11-21-2013 at 11:44 AM
    Thanks Oceantendency, good idea. Will give it a bash

  • Posted in thread: Safale US-05 on 11-21-2013 at 11:39 AM
    I'm smiling as I just had the identical experience (posted somewhere on this thread a few days
    ago). First time with US 05, quick-cooled wort to around your temperature, aerated the **** out
    of it and...

  • Posted in thread: Add Water After boil? on 11-20-2013 at 07:59 PM
    Great feedback, thanks guys. Never heard of Fermcap-S. Definitely going to get me some. Also,
    thanks for the heads up re hop utilization.It just seemed logical that less water yields higher
    concentrat...

  • Posted in thread: Safale US-05 on 11-19-2013 at 12:47 PM
    I think you should get that beer somewhere cooler. At 74 degrees it is likely to become an
    explosive fermentation and leave you with fusel alcohol and off flavors. Put it in a tub of
    cold water and us...

  • Posted in thread: Add Water After boil? on 11-19-2013 at 10:16 AM
    Hi, I have a 45L fermenter and a 50L BK. Have just started AG and the first few batches have
    been 35L because I'm scared of boil-overs. For a 44L batch I would need a pre-boil volume of
    around 47L whi...

  • Posted in thread: Safale US-05 on 11-18-2013 at 10:29 AM
    Just brewed a 30L (around 33qt?) Amber Ale using dry Safale 05. Pitched 3 packs instead of 2
    and ambient is 74F. Expecting a nuclear blast I only used a 1" blow off hose, no bubbler.
    After 24 hours a...

  • Posted in thread: Best way to calibrate my refractometer (and hydrometer?) on 11-16-2013 at 08:11 AM
    I think you'll like this thread. I learned a lot there. Posts 8, 11, and 38 are particularly
    relevant to the issue you are noticing.This thread is quite old but I hope it is still "alive".
    I recentl...

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