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Posted in thread: Marathon Ferment - Will it ever stop? on 09-11-2012 at 08:18 PM
Not infected, just opened it to check. Healthy looking yeast rafts/bubbles floating about.
Maybe it is just degassing into the headspace, but... why don't my other brews do that for
weeks like this on...
Posted in thread: Marathon Ferment - Will it ever stop? on 09-11-2012 at 08:11 PM
I brewed a "Better Brew" kit (Mild Ale) over 2 weeks ago and it's still bubbling the airlock!
It will be 3 weeks in the barrel on Sunday. Never had one go this long.The first few days it
had an inch o...
Posted in thread: Filtering the wort. on 05-27-2012 at 04:35 PM
I find it very difficult not to pour or syphon the cold break rubbish from the bottom of the
kettle into the fermenter.Would using a coffee filter paper filter too much out?Any other
suggestions for k...
Posted in thread: BBIAB Experiment. on 05-27-2012 at 04:30 PM
Well as I forgot to order my crystal malts and have to wait till Monday for them. I put a 6
litre batch with 1Kg of Mavis and 15g of Challenger/Williamette on to brew, just to see what
it's like. I ex...
Posted in thread: BBIAB Experiment. on 05-24-2012 at 04:57 PM
I just got 6 x 5 gallon paint strainer bags for Ł8.50 ($18 ish).How long should I (or do I need
to) keep the grains in the sparge water?
Posted in thread: BBIAB Experiment. on 05-24-2012 at 03:39 PM
Larger bag... I think I can find 5 gallon paint strainer bags on ebay.500g cyrstal was a
mistake. I normally use 500g in my standard irish ale recipe that I drink pretty much
constantly. But... that's...
Posted in thread: BBIAB Experiment. on 05-24-2012 at 03:19 PM
I'm tempted to try the following to see if it will work....8 litres of water @ 65*CAdd 1.5Kg of
Mavis Otter Crushed in 3 strainer bags (my bags only hold about 500g)Add 500g of Crystal Malt
in a strai...
Posted in thread: I'm going flying! on 05-14-2012 at 10:35 AM
Well, the trip in March didn't go so well, with high winds the whole week there was no flying.
Plenty of Cruzcampo though.I returned back out again on the 5th of May and struck gold. 5 out
of 6 days f...
Posted in thread: Lager bottle conditioning. on 04-18-2012 at 07:07 PM
OG was 1.048 I think. FG, never looked, but it's definately not sweet. I did a d rest, but it
might have been a bit too soon as it fermented like crazy for 24 hours at room temp.I used a
full 12g pack...
Posted in thread: Lager bottle conditioning. on 04-18-2012 at 12:04 PM
My first lager has been in the works for quite a while now...Recipe:2 gl batch and boil50g
carapils, 50g crystal,1Kg - Light DME28g Saaz Hops - 40min2 weeks primary ferment @ 12*C4.5
weeks secondary f...