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Forum: General Techniques 08-14-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 42,754
Posted By delboy
Diacetyl does seem to be the bogeyman of american...

Diacetyl does seem to be the bogeyman of american homebrewing, in lots of english ales its not only present but highly desirable, at the right levels it dovetails beautifully with caramel and dark...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-14-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,848
Posted By delboy
Unfortunately windsor is not the dry equivalant...

Unfortunately windsor is not the dry equivalant of fullers in fact they differ quite a lot, windsor is more fruity and is rubbish at flocculating, fullers yeast is an incredible flocculater and...
Forum: Brew Science 05-27-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 25,905
Posted By delboy
Calcium is required in the mash to lower the pH,...

Calcium is required in the mash to lower the pH, like the chemist says it is also involved in yeast metabolism. In addition its involved in aiding both protein flocculation during the boil and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-20-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,810
Posted By delboy
Just like to add that i've been using the tin...

Just like to add that i've been using the tin foil method since i started but then again i work with bugs etc and i understood the purpose of a starter and gas exchange and the effectiveness of a...
Forum: General Techniques 10-16-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 200,101
Posted By delboy
A lot of sense talked there Yuri. I thought...

A lot of sense talked there Yuri.

I thought it was interesting that you saw quite a difference in your beers (for the better) after moving to texas which you say has harder water (likely to have...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-27-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,626
Posted By delboy
No i suppose not, by the law of averages biased...

No i suppose not, by the law of averages biased sources should at least be accurate 50 % of the time :p
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-25-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,626
Posted By delboy
Flipping heck i never realised just how biased TV...

Flipping heck i never realised just how biased TV channels in the states could be, reminds me very much of the the british tabloid papers and there peddling of the political beliefs of their owners!!...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-25-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,626
Posted By delboy
Good post BM! Is it standard practice for...

Good post BM!

Is it standard practice for the average person to sign on for 30 year fixed rate mortgages.

Over in the UK were short term mortgages are the norm (nobody does 30 yrs etc) a lot of...
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-25-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,626
Posted By delboy
Strongly agree!

Strongly agree!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-22-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By delboy
Thats only true for freshly prepared water, after...

Thats only true for freshly prepared water, after a few hours the CO2 in the air is dissolved into it forming carbonic acid which brings it down to something close to pH 5.8

Planenut like others...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-22-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 395,439
Posted By delboy
Just found this thread, great stuff ed thats...

Just found this thread, great stuff ed thats going to be one fantastic brewpub :rockin:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-21-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,239
Posted By delboy
Been busy making hazy beers, think i've got it...

Been busy making hazy beers, think i've got it licked now though, organising my wedding at the moment so ive been reading and lurking lately, decided it was time to stick my oar back in though :D
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-21-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,239
Posted By delboy
I used to use pH 5.2, had great efficency but...

I used to use pH 5.2, had great efficency but lots of haze, turns out my water is very soft, Calcium about 20 mg/L by adding the pH 5.2 i was hitting the right pH but the chelatory effect of the 5.2...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-21-2008, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By delboy
For anyone using bleach, a good way of making...

For anyone using bleach, a good way of making sure its gone it to first use thin bleach and not the thick stuff which is designed to hang around, rinse a few times and then do a final rinse with some...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-25-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,277
Posted By delboy
Its probably in a high enough concentration in...

Its probably in a high enough concentration in the syrup to stop yeasts growing but when diluted down significantly in a 5 gallon batch i don't think the small amount of K sorbate present will even...
Forum: General Techniques 04-25-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,474
Posted By delboy
Any esters produced will be boiled off, thats why...

Any esters produced will be boiled off, thats why you can smell esters because they are very volatile.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-09-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,782
Posted By delboy
Booth S04 and windsor would be good for this...

Booth S04 and windsor would be good for this style and they have the added convience of coming dried.
I'll have to try a batch of sarah hughes ruby mild, had it at a beer festival and it is sublime.
Forum: General Techniques 02-23-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,783
Posted By delboy
Most people do the exact opposite.

Most people do the exact opposite.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-15-2008, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,075
Posted By delboy
I'll download it and listen to it the next time...

I'll download it and listen to it the next time im out for a run.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-14-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,075
Posted By delboy
Mash high, decoct, add some Calcium Chloride to...

Mash high, decoct, add some Calcium Chloride to the brewing liquor and back off on the hops, no flavour additions, use a lager yeast known to accentuate malt flavours.

Im guessing you could pick...
Forum: General Techniques 02-03-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By delboy
Thats an excellent point, in fact one of the...

Thats an excellent point, in fact one of the treatments used to treat methanol posioning is to give the person ethanol which competes with methanol for the active site of alcohol dehydrogenase.
...
Forum: General Techniques 02-03-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,646
Posted By delboy
I'd go for the lid not being an airtight seal, in...

I'd go for the lid not being an airtight seal, in my experience S 04 takes off very quick and can be finished in a matter of days (could have finished it in 36 hrs).

I think you'll find a big...
Forum: General Techniques 02-01-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 62,923
Posted By delboy
Edit just realised Mr Malty uses 10 to the 9 for...

Edit just realised Mr Malty uses 10 to the 9 for billions (short scale) and not 10 to the 12 (long scale) as i assumed.
Calcs changed.

http://http://www.mbaa.com/Districts/RockyMtn/news.htm...
Forum: General Techniques 01-31-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 62,923
Posted By delboy
I've came across this before, the guys math is...

I've came across this before, the guys math is out by a thousand fold (he's got confused between litres and ml), it should be 0.083ml, just in case anybody wanted to try this.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-13-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By delboy
Ditto, with the bucket, no problems so far with...

Ditto, with the bucket, no problems so far with HSA.
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