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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By robertandrews
GuldTuborg, That would be a victory if...

GuldTuborg,
That would be a victory if accurate, I think!
This sounds like a formula/principle I should learn.

Thanks all.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By robertandrews
PPG? Pounds per gallon? No idea. Pack just says...

PPG? Pounds per gallon? No idea. Pack just says 1Kg Beer Enhancer Kit, ingredients spray dried malt and dextrose, direct 1:1 replacement for sugar addition.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By robertandrews
HonestAbe, Thanks - but confusing ;) Let's...

HonestAbe,
Thanks - but confusing ;)
Let's try...
So...
(OG 1.025 x which volume - original of 18 litres?) + (OG of enhancer, did not take) / 2 = calculated OG.

Oh well. If all sugar is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By robertandrews
Umm, I just added: - 250g "beer enhancer" in...

Umm, I just added:
- 250g "beer enhancer" in 500ml water
- 250g "beer enhancer" in 500ml water
- 350g "beer enhancer" in 750ml water
= 850g "beer enhancer" in 1.75l water

Any good?
...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By robertandrews
Total 1.8kg grain (mostly pale malt, some crystal...

Total 1.8kg grain (mostly pale malt, some crystal malt).
Steeped in 14 litres of water at about 160f for 1hr 15mins.
Boiled for total 1hr 25mins.
Hops: 47g Challenger at start, 47g Golding with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By robertandrews
PS I have some "Beer Enhancer" power - it's spray...

PS I have some "Beer Enhancer" power - it's spray dried malt plus dextrose. Could I add any of this now? Mixed with water at same temp as fermenter contents?

@GuldTuborg I'd rather about 4.X% - so...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By robertandrews
OG too low - can I raise?

My original gravity is 1.025. This is low, right?
Looks like I can only achieve about 1.97%?

This is "English IPA", all grain, from a book, but my brewing kettles are too small for the amount of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-08-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By robertandrews
FYI, I've bottled this today, one day after the...

FYI, I've bottled this today, one day after the above discovery.
Beer tastes fine, no hint of vinegar. Hope it stays that way.

http://i.imgur.com/Qpdmd6K.jpg
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2013, 06:51 PM
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Posted By robertandrews
Posted in thread at...

Posted in thread at http://www.homebrewtalk.com/newthread.php?do=postthread&f=39 ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-07-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By robertandrews
What is this film on my beer? :-(

I just opened my fermenter after one month to find this film on top...

http://i.imgur.com/EQtugZi.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GvGKqaV.jpg

I had planned on bottling this tomorrow.

Beer is a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By robertandrews
Airlock activity discovered this morning (36...

Airlock activity discovered this morning (36 hours), though no big krausen.
Any consequences from using the slightly less than half a pack instead of the half a pack I wanted to use? Under-fermented...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-03-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By robertandrews
No activity after 24 hours - advice please

Hi,
On Sunday afternoon, I made a seasonal concoction comprising...
2.5Kgs cr
ushed pale malt
750g crushed crystal malt
350g (crushed?) chocolate malt
500g extra-dark s
pray malt powder
...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-18-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By robertandrews
How do i describe American beer difference?

Love American beers. Pretty much prefer them to those here in the UK. They have a slightly different taste. Brooklyn, Sam Adams, Serra Nevada, love 'em. But I am a newbie. What is the difference in...
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 04-30-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By robertandrews
Oooh, I'm happy with how this turned out. ...

Oooh, I'm happy with how this turned out.
Mostly with my carbonation. I probably erred on the side of caution with sugar amount but, unlike my last brew, a pumpkin ale full of maple syrup, which...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By robertandrews
Thanks. I thought the % scale was viable. Same...

Thanks. I thought the % scale was viable. Same method (subtract FG from OG), right? I read across from the % markers to gravity markers.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By robertandrews
Got it. 1.052 - 1.020 x 131.25 = 4.2% abv. ...

Got it. 1.052 - 1.020 x 131.25 = 4.2% abv.
That's good. I feared I had lower than that.
Thanks!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By robertandrews
Here are my readings - what's my ABV?

Start:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7235/7011721837_f00012e57b_z.jpg

End:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8152/6957925936_4741b569b5_z.jpg
Forum: Home Brewing Photo Forum 04-23-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By robertandrews
Here's my beer

This is basically the recipe from Instructables: How To Make Beer (http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Beer/)...

Crushed malt grain, mix of both light and dark powdered (didn't have enough...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By robertandrews
Hmm, cane? I have Silver Spoon granulated sugar,...

Hmm, cane? I have Silver Spoon granulated sugar, I think that's the same, right? Maybe it was during boiling that people advise against using cane?

So how much of this sugar should I use for 12...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-21-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By robertandrews
What sugar for bottling?

Damn. I was all set to bottle today, but I just realised I'm out of spray malt light.
Can any household sugars be used for bottling (priming/carbonation)? I've read most veterans say steer well...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-20-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By robertandrews
So, I took a reading and am on 3-4% (about...

So, I took a reading and am on 3-4% (about 1.027).
So I guess it's fermented a bit, but i would've liked more.

Is there anything I can do to wring more out of this? ie. do a secondary...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-19-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By robertandrews
Not bubbling until heat is up

I've had a batch fermenting in a plastic sealed tub with airlock containing water since March 18.
Frankly, I've had disappointing apparent fermentation (little to no bubbling through airlock even on...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-24-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By robertandrews
Ok, I decided to divide my strategy... I took a...

Ok, I decided to divide my strategy...
I took a reading for the last few days (no other way to do it other than opening up the fermentation bucket; no tap off it; I don't yet have a jar) and it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2011, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By robertandrews
Thanks, all.

Thanks, all.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-21-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By robertandrews
Ok, so 1.000 is water density, that density...

Ok, so 1.000 is water density, that density increases when you add sugar to it, this sugar gives a potential alcohol forecast, and, as the sugar is converted to alcohol by yeast, the potential...
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