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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-11-2013, 11:09 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Good tip! I haven't seen that before!

Good tip! I haven't seen that before!
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-11-2013, 09:50 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Thanks mate, you don't happen to know if there is...

Thanks mate, you don't happen to know if there is a white labs equivalent?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-11-2013, 04:23 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Danstar Windsor alternative

Hi Guys,

I've been working my way through a recipe I made using Danstars' Windsor ale yeast. Generally the beer has come out very well but I'm a little dissatisfied with the yeast. It has been a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-18-2013, 10:04 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
How should beer taste pre-lagering

Hi Guys,

I was just wondering how my beer should taste before lagering? I am guessing it should have no diacetyle flavour but is it a problem if it tastes green?

Thanks in advance :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2013, 09:06 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Thanks guys, just bottled it all up now. After...

Thanks guys, just bottled it all up now. After its carbonated I think I'm going to put this in the cellar and give it a few months just to see how it comes out. Is conditioning in the bottle any...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2013, 06:01 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Should I bottle now my beer tastes good?

Hi Guys,

I've been brewing a strong scotch ale (ABV 7.4%, OG 1.080) and I'm just wondering if I should bottle it now.

I used a good starter and the ferment appeared to happen pretty quickly, by...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-26-2013, 05:27 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Hi guys, Quick update for posterity. ...

Hi guys,

Quick update for posterity. Sampled the brew today and it has hit my predicted FG of 1.014 giving around 70% attenuation. A quick taster reveals a beer that (although still very green)...
Forum: General Techniques 02-26-2013, 10:36 AM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Ah, good to hear. I won't sweat it then!

Ah, good to hear. I won't sweat it then!
Forum: General Techniques 02-26-2013, 10:26 AM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Thanks for this. The coagulated proteins sat at...

Thanks for this. The coagulated proteins sat at the bottom of my fermenter won't spoil the flavour then?
Forum: General Techniques 02-26-2013, 08:35 AM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Protofloc cold break question

Hi Guys,

I'm a pretty new brewer and I've used proto-floc on my last few batches but I've been having difficulty preventing the coagulated proteins from getting into my fermenter. They just tend...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2013, 09:09 AM
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Views: 285
Posted By eastoftherivernile
Thanks mate, will let you know how I get on! :D

Thanks mate, will let you know how I get on! :D
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2013, 05:28 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Thanks for this. Incidentally the water...

Thanks for this.

Incidentally the water report doesn't have HCO3 but it does have "total hardness" reported in mg Ca/l. I've multiplied this by 1.22 which gives me 13.42. Is that my HCO3? Is it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2013, 05:10 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Does that mean that calcium chloride would be...

Does that mean that calcium chloride would be preferable to gypsum then?



I think I'll probably just keep the grain bill traditional to start with and I can always experiment on my next batch!...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By eastoftherivernile
Thanks for this advice! :) Is the decoction mash...

Thanks for this advice! :) Is the decoction mash something I could at home or is it better left to the Czech pro's? If I supplement the Ca+ will there be any detrimental impact on my beer?



I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2013, 03:37 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
My water is very soft with a profile as...

My water is very soft with a profile as follows...

Ca+2 = 8.92
Mg+2 = 1.25
SO4-2 = 5.62
Na+ = 12.5
Cl- = 1.5
HCO3- = unknown

Which according to some tools on the internet should not need...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2013, 03:34 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Could anyone check my Bohemian Pils recipe?

Recipe: Bohemian lager

Batch Size 15L
Boil Size 19L
Efficiency 70%
OG 1.051
FG 1.013
ABV 5.0%
Bitterness
35.0 IBU (Tinseth)
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-24-2013, 02:13 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Ever so slightly leaky pressure barrel - fix?

Hi Guys,

I have a 40 pint pressure barrel that for my beer but I've noticed there is a wee leak coming from the base of the tap. Its not really a major issue for me as I've just put it on some...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-21-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Interesting stuff! Adding a bit of dextrose...

Interesting stuff! Adding a bit of dextrose wouldn't be beneficial then?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-21-2013, 07:23 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Hmm... I shall watch and wait! Is there any...

Hmm... I shall watch and wait! Is there any sense in moving to secondary if I'm going to leave it another couple of weeks?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-21-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By eastoftherivernile
Windsor FG woes

Hi Guys,

I've been brewing a best bitter recipe with Danstar Windsor yeast which was predicted by Brewtarget to drop from OG of 1.047 down to an FG of 1.014. Its been in the fermenter 6 days at...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By eastoftherivernile
So I shouldn't have any worries about lead or...

So I shouldn't have any worries about lead or heavy metals being used in production?
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2013, 10:09 AM
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Views: 783
Posted By eastoftherivernile
Wort chiller - copper pipe contaminant worries?

Hi All,

I have been thinking about making an immersion type chiller but I am a little concerned that the copper pipe I buy won't be food grade. Are there any chemicals used in production which I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-13-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Thats reassuring to know! Yes, this is my second...

Thats reassuring to know! Yes, this is my second batch with this yeast and the first one came out rather nicely. I think I'm going wash some of the trub and store it away for future batches.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-13-2013, 02:54 PM
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Posted By eastoftherivernile
Scottish ale yeasts and low temperatures

Hi All,

Just been brewing a scotch wee heavy with the Wyeast Scottish 1728 yeast when something went horribly wrong with my heating. Basically the temperatures have varied from a high of about...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-08-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By eastoftherivernile
I guess I know what the next book I'll be getting...

I guess I know what the next book I'll be getting is!
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