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Forum: DIY Projects 03-03-2014, 06:17 AM
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Posted By cwhouston
Nice work - I'm doing mine tomorrow night.

Nice work - I'm doing mine tomorrow night.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-02-2014, 06:14 AM
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Posted By cwhouston
If it were me, I'd reduce the 15 and 10 minute...

If it were me, I'd reduce the 15 and 10 minute additions to 10g instead of 15g (sorry can't do imperial), or remove one or other addition - NS can be super fruity as flavour addition. I'd also...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-02-2014, 05:51 AM
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Posted By cwhouston
I brew English styles all the time. I reckon your...

I brew English styles all the time. I reckon your logic is pretty sound. Good luck with the brew.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-28-2014, 07:25 AM
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Posted By cwhouston
I used 1214 on a dubbel too, about a year ago....

I used 1214 on a dubbel too, about a year ago. Fermented on the low side, about 18 C. It came out really well attenuated and tasted just like Chimay Red but without all the nasty crap i think that...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-27-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By cwhouston
Welcome to all grain - you won't look back. ...

Welcome to all grain - you won't look back.

I use English amber and find simply toasting maris otter or other base ale malt for 20 to 25 minutes at 150 C produces a better result. Rumour has it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-27-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,163
Posted By cwhouston
You appear to be confusing yeast...

You appear to be confusing yeast 'acclimatisation' with cell count. Expert advice is to pitch the correct amount of healthy cells, i.e. not underpitch. Healthy cells are obtained from a sufficient...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-27-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By cwhouston
What makes you think there are bacteria in there...

What makes you think there are bacteria in there in the first place? Acid wash will not purify a contaminated culture. The way to do that is streaking out onto agar.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-27-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By cwhouston
I like the sound of a brown with 1187. If you...

I like the sound of a brown with 1187. If you can't taste butter in the sample, you could scratch thr D-rest.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-27-2014, 07:52 AM
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Posted By cwhouston
I'd keep a close eye on those bottles. Everytime...

I'd keep a close eye on those bottles. Everytime I have tried to bottle with the Fullers strain it has restarted fermenting and produced gushers with a very bad taste. Ordinarily you'd think that was...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-15-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,101
Posted By cwhouston
Any chance you could post the recipe? I have 5kg...

Any chance you could post the recipe? I have 5kg of vienna to use and SWIMBO wants a dubble :mug:
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-18-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By cwhouston
just started using koppafloc powder, and the...

just started using koppafloc powder, and the amount of the gunkballs (above) does appear to be proportional to the amount of Koppa powder I've used, now that I think about it - for this beer I tipped...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By cwhouston
Ha! Many thanks guys - I was going to turf the...

Ha! Many thanks guys - I was going to turf the barrel too. I've been brewing a while now and have never noticed these until the last few batches. I've just started using koppafloc - reckon that would...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-17-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By cwhouston
Has anyone seen this before? Wild yeast?

Hi - this is the trub from my mr Bowenz IPA fermented with wy1178. The reason I suspect it's a nasty is because I've seen the same thing three times in a row using this barrel and three different...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-25-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 22,271
Posted By cwhouston
Hi - thanks for the recipe mrbowenz. I have a...

Hi - thanks for the recipe mrbowenz. I have a batch of this in the primary at present and I'm wondering about the dry hop. I have never used chinook before and was considering it versus EKG. Does...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-18-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,501
Posted By cwhouston
I'll bump you too - I'm wondering the same thing?

I'll bump you too - I'm wondering the same thing?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-16-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By cwhouston
Dude - I'm with the guys suggesting infection....

Dude - I'm with the guys suggesting infection. What you describe is exactly what happened to me three batches in a row propagating infected yeast. I've never used 1272 but like beers made with it,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-04-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,227
Posted By cwhouston
challenger EKG Saaz The only chops I...

challenger
EKG
Saaz

The only chops I like are lamb!
Forum: English Pale Ale 10-04-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,912
Posted By cwhouston
Bierhaus - this bitter with the 1469 rocks. I'm...

Bierhaus - this bitter with the 1469 rocks. I'm very pleased indeed except that I only have two bottles left, that is. Thanks again for sharing the recipe. I'm going to do a split batch soon - 1882...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-06-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,820
Posted By cwhouston
fdemt84 - thanks for feedback. What do you reckon...

fdemt84 - thanks for feedback. What do you reckon would get it closer? Could you taste any of the challenger orange thing coming though? I wondered if a small challenger flavouring addition might...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-31-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,820
Posted By cwhouston
Jbot - any update on how this ended up tasting?

Jbot - any update on how this ended up tasting?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-26-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By cwhouston
btw - what yeasts have you been using? I've been...

btw - what yeasts have you been using? I've been impressed by 1028, 1469 and 1318 but have had repeated problems with the Fuller's strain 1968 - a known issue associated with bottling and the yeast...
Forum: English Pale Ale 07-16-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 15,912
Posted By cwhouston
I've just brewed this this weekend, using WY1469...

I've just brewed this this weekend, using WY1469 - expecting big things! It's really helpful to have access to a tried and test recipe, so thanks Bierhaus, I'll let you know how it turns out for me.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-15-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By cwhouston
Cool and the gang - I've done the WWS and have...

Cool and the gang - I've done the WWS and have got a slight cidery taste from the 10% sugar, but it's early and I was wanting to try the 80 / 10 / 10 thing anyway. Like you, I fancy the TT Landlord...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-20-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By cwhouston
Thanks - any in particular stand out? JBK forum...

Thanks - any in particular stand out? JBK forum guys reckon Worthington White Shield, in particular, is good. I've got that yeast (WY1028) so I'll probably start there.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-18-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,761
Posted By cwhouston
Brew Your Own British Real Ale - recipe reviews

Hi - I've recently got my hands on a copy of Wheeler's Brew Your Own British Real Ale by Graham Wheeler - so many tempting recipes to have a crack at.

Anyway - point of the post is to ask others...
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