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  • Posted in thread: Forgot to make starter - should I add more now? on 10-22-2013 at 11:32 AM
    sikkingj, I have made it and it's now fermenting like a BEAST. Krausen... krausen
    everywhere.Post-boil I had a wee glass and it had a lovely Christmassy taste to it, the ginger
    being a nice under-tone...

  • Posted in thread: Forgot to make starter - should I add more now? on 10-21-2013 at 07:14 AM
    Atreid: I don't think it's a recipe that is supposed to be followed dead-on, it's just a guide.
    The mash-sparge schedule is a little odd but hey-ho, everyone does things slightly differently
    - maybe t...

  • Posted in thread: Forgot to make starter - should I add more now? on 10-20-2013 at 07:43 PM
    The ultimate ABV is supposed to be 10% but the recipe isn't clear whether that is achieved by
    doing that double ferment.

  • Posted in thread: Forgot to make starter - should I add more now? on 10-20-2013 at 04:12 PM
    Getting more yeast would take at least a further 3 days (weekend at the moment, and no local
    brewshops here - all mail order).As it happens, it looks like it's kicked off this morning and
    it's bubblin...

  • Posted in thread: Forgot to make starter - should I add more now? on 10-19-2013 at 04:08 PM
    Made a beer that's about O.G. 1.074 last night. Pitched some White Labs Burton Ale yeast but
    forgot to make a starter. It's fermenting just now, but very slowly by the looks of things.
    Should I bung i...

  • Posted in thread: Advice on Oatmeal-Milk Stout Recipe on 05-29-2013 at 11:23 AM
    Yes it is a typo. I ended up mashing for 90 minutes. I'm still unsure whether to add dark
    grains such as chocolate at the beginning of the mash or towards the end - I've heard it can
    reduce astringenc...

  • Posted in thread: Advice on Oatmeal-Milk Stout Recipe on 05-28-2013 at 10:31 AM
    It turned out rather nicely. I actually brewed up a second batch which is superior, but may not
    suit all tastes. It has a sort of aftertaste of coffee and cigarettes. Would probably reduce
    the chocola...

  • Posted in thread: Calcium and Carbonates Confusion on 03-27-2013 at 07:13 AM
    Thanks for the feedback, I'm probably just being pernickety. I had tried plugging them into Bru
    n' Water but the Cation-Anion ratio was above what is recommended in the comments so I thought
    I must ha...

  • Posted in thread: Calcium and Carbonates Confusion on 03-26-2013 at 12:45 PM
    I have several figures for calcium and (bi)carbonates and was hoping I could get some advice on
    which are the most suitable to use.Firstly, I have some values quoted from Scottish Water who
    stopped re...

  • Posted in thread: Advice on first-time water treatment on 02-22-2013 at 10:07 PM
    The first question would be 'In what units do your test kits report to you?' and the second is
    'Do you have those labels reversed?' GH is general hardness and is the amount of calcium plus
    magnesium p...

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