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Forum: Brew Science 06-01-2014, 08:05 PM
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I did a bit more research. Sounds like my best...

I did a bit more research. Sounds like my best bet would be to invest in a reverse osmosis system to bring down the alkalinity and then add some gypsum and epson salts to bring up the calcium and...
Forum: Brew Science 05-27-2014, 08:03 PM
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Views: 588
Posted By triskelion
bump

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Forum: Brew Science 05-24-2014, 10:34 AM
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Views: 588
Posted By triskelion
Here's my water report, now what do I do?

Just got my water report:

calcium:72
magnesium: not measured (said water hardness is mainly from calcium)
carbonate:180 (bicarbonate ~220, correct me if i'm wrong)
sulphate: 110
sodium:19...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-18-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By triskelion
Should I give away my beer?

Just curious about others experiences with handing out your homebrew to acquaintances, work colleagues etc. I have always kept bottles for close friends, guests or gifts if I'm invited to a party....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-15-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By triskelion
Haven't really got on to adjusting my water...

Haven't really got on to adjusting my water profile yet. It seems like a science in itself. I shall go and do some research.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By triskelion
wheat. when is it appropriate to use?

I've made a few light and malty beers that have various amounts of wheat in them, it gives good lacing and some head retension in my experience. They have come out with an astringent taste, I think...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-28-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,538
Posted By triskelion
I thought that it would be less stable when...

I thought that it would be less stable when filled but it's actually easier to move around. I think the weight stops any of the wheels lifting off the ground as much. I can't make it any lower with...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-27-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By triskelion
I've started putting labels on the caps. They're...

I've started putting labels on the caps. They're much cheaper, amongst other benefits.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By triskelion
No but I've seen the mess and heard the horror...

No but I've seen the mess and heard the horror stories lol. Still unsure of my strategy, guess it's just give the plastic bottles a squeeze and release pressure when they've gotten hard. I always use...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-04-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By triskelion
I've got very grainy flavours in my last few...

I've got very grainy flavours in my last few beers, mainly from pilsner malt I think. I've also been grinding the malt finer, so that might add to the grainy taste.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-04-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By triskelion
2 days in the bottles. The plastic bottles don't...

2 days in the bottles. The plastic bottles don't feel as hard as if they were fully carbed. Safe so far.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-04-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By triskelion
I taste the wort also. I can taste the starch if...

I taste the wort also. I can taste the starch if theres much left. Although I always mash for an hour anyway, by which time its well converted.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By triskelion
Do you think releasing the pressure once would be...

Do you think releasing the pressure once would be enough? Luckily I have a few screw tops amongst them which should make checking the pressure easier.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By triskelion
My thinking is that it normally takes about 3...

My thinking is that it normally takes about 3 weeks to completely carbonate, so I could remove the caps and re-cap after 1 week and I should be good.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-02-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By triskelion
Think I may have bottle bombs...

Its back to the beginners forum for me, after this blunder! Just bottled a half batch of kolsch using a full amount of dextrose to prime. Comes out at 4.2 volume of co2. What now?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-30-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By triskelion
works well to thicken low gravity beers. I did a...

works well to thicken low gravity beers. I did a 50/50 rye, maris otter with OG 1.024 with galaxy hops. was a little low on body for me though. I predict that 50/50 rye, pale malt at 1.030 OG would...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By triskelion
Hmm, did not know that, you learn something new...

Hmm, did not know that, you learn something new every day.:mug:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By triskelion
What's your green beer like?

Just curious, who tastes their green beer and how much of an indication is it of the finished product? Is it a better indication with some styles than others?

My helles is in its diacetyl rest at...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By triskelion
But can I further divide up the flavour addition?...

But can I further divide up the flavour addition? lets say I have a 20min, 15min and 10min of 3 different varieties, respectively. Would that effectively give me 3 distinct flavours?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-24-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By triskelion
Best way to use multiple hop varieties?

my favorate ipa, I haven't tried many as they're hard to come by here believe it or not, is brew dog's punk ipa. I like it because I can pick out about four distinct hop flavours. any of my ipas are...
Forum: General Techniques 01-23-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By triskelion
Not ideal I know. I guess I'll have to just...

Not ideal I know. I guess I'll have to just change the coolant when I can
Forum: General Techniques 01-23-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By triskelion
I use salt water because it doesn't freeze inside...

I use salt water because it doesn't freeze inside the bottles indide my freezer and I can then pour it out into the container around my fermenter. So storing the beer for a few months at 45*f before...
Forum: General Techniques 01-22-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By triskelion
Effective lagering temperature range.

Average temperature in my garage at the minute is about 7*C-8*C (45*f-46*f). Great for the batch of helles that I've got started but I wonder if It will do anything at all for the lagering stage,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By triskelion
how sterile does the water really have to be? I...

how sterile does the water really have to be? I didn't think that a high concentration of yeast could be infected in the same way as wort. I thought that yeast is fairly aggressive in comparison to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-06-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By triskelion
That's great news for me then! would you say that...

That's great news for me then! would you say that the beer tastes as good if the washed yeast has been in the fridge that long? im starting to question some reliable sources that say washed yeast...
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