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Forum: General Techniques 07-24-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Davey_Boi
Was just listening to jamil in the brew strong...

Was just listening to jamil in the brew strong podcast on dry hopping today. His comment was that all plants r covered in wild yeast so I would want to dunk them in boiling water for a few mins at...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-23-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Davey_Boi
It may be possible that your fly sparge is not...

It may be possible that your fly sparge is not rinsing out the sugar adequately and may be flowing through the path of least resistance through the grain bed rather than reaching all of the grain.
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Forum: General Techniques 03-05-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Davey_Boi
I just did this with my last batch. In the warmer...

I just did this with my last batch. In the warmer weather I can't get the wort past 18 deg c with immersion chiller so put my 2 fermenters in fridge overnight which brought the temp to 10, perfect...
Forum: Brew Science 10-24-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,372
Posted By Davey_Boi
I'm not sure of a one time setup can really be...

I'm not sure of a one time setup can really be relied upon. I found yesterday that my tap water ph went from 7.1 to 6.5 which explains why my usual water adjustments were off. I wasted about 1 hr...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-29-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By Davey_Boi
Help design my IPA grain bill!

Panning on ordering grain tomorrow for an IPA style beer although I'm not looking to stick strictly to the style. Basically I'm aiming for full body, high final gravity, high alc and high bitterness...
Forum: American Ale 09-15-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,861
Posted By Davey_Boi
Just bought the ingredients for this today and...

Just bought the ingredients for this today and will brew on the weekend. Looks good!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-27-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,453
Posted By Davey_Boi
I asked the very same question a few months back!...

I asked the very same question a few months back! My beers had a tanginess that was hard to describe but "bite" seems to sound like the same thing - it was on the aftertaste and more noticeable in...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-16-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Davey_Boi
Is there any way of being sure it is overcarbed?...

Is there any way of being sure it is overcarbed? Or is that a given due to the foaming?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 08-16-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By Davey_Boi
Undercarbed or Overcarbed Kegs?

Got a new keg setup and I am pouring foam! Problem is that the beer still seems flat - even when I back off the pressure and manage to pour without much foam. Here some background on my setup &...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-04-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,699
Posted By Davey_Boi
It might take a day or two for the yeast to get...

It might take a day or two for the yeast to get started after pitching. I did a brew last weekend where the starter had been sitting at room temp for about 2-3 days after the yeast had finished and...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-09-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By Davey_Boi
Suggestions for Harviestoun Shiehallion - World best pilsner

I've stumbled upon the worlds best Pilsner - Harviestoun Shiehallion (it won the WBA and it is an awesome beer). Trouble is that Harviestoun brewery is not huge so its quite hard to get. My solution...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,434
Posted By Davey_Boi
I've got a temp controlled fridge so normally set...

I've got a temp controlled fridge so normally set to around 54f. I have also been doing a secondary at 14c / 57f. I have previously been re-hydrating the yeast only and using 3 packs (11g each). As...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-28-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,434
Posted By Davey_Boi
Thanks for all the feedback. I'm trying the...

Thanks for all the feedback.

I'm trying the lower mash temp of 65/149f in a brew now but will be a month before I can sample it.

As for esters, I guess it does have a slight fruity taste,...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-27-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,083
Posted By Davey_Boi
I've always wondered if Japanese green tea would...

I've always wondered if Japanese green tea would work for bittering since it definitely is quite bitter as a tea. Might add a unique flavor too
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,434
Posted By Davey_Boi
Mineral profile

I dont know much about water profiles, but found a report from Melbourne Water in 2006, which had the following listed:

The concentrations of calcium and magnesium in Melbourne’s water supply are ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-27-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,434
Posted By Davey_Boi
Cant get crisp clean taste in lagers

Has anyone had the same experience where they struggle to get a clean taste in lagers but instead there is always a bit of "homebrew" taste. I would describe it as a tangy or slightly sweet flavour....
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