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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-14-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By markcurling
Here is my over-carbed stout - can't remember the...

Here is my over-carbed stout - can't remember the exact circumstances but thankfully I only had two of them (his brother exploded!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjlD0HFeMXY
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-26-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By markcurling
Wort/DME/sugar/crap dried on to the bulb of the...

Wort/DME/sugar/crap dried on to the bulb of the hydro has thrown mine a long way off before!
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 03-23-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 47,966
Posted By markcurling
Hm, maybe I will make the effort to bottle it...

Hm, maybe I will make the effort to bottle it then.
If I've counted correctly, I think it had about 3 weeks in primary (rising from 66 to 73 degrees) then 6 weeks in the garage (varying from 32 to...
Forum: International 03-22-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By markcurling
I can help you out with London - there's quite a...

I can help you out with London - there's quite a lot so do you know roughly where you'll be staying?
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 03-22-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 47,966
Posted By markcurling
Everyone is talking about bottling this beer - do...

Everyone is talking about bottling this beer - do you think that the priming and bottle conditioning process adds anything to the flavour profile?

I brewed this a couple of months ago and it's...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-13-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,545
Posted By markcurling
No don't move it before it finishes. I don't...

No don't move it before it finishes.
I don't secondary, I primary for a week or two then stick the dry hops in the primary for a week or two in a bag (attached to a coat hanger to help wedge it in...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-06-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By markcurling
Ha the ones I use definitely aren't! They tend to...

Ha the ones I use definitely aren't! They tend to be something which liquidises at a much lower pressure than CO2 so they can be made in thin-walled aerosol cans rather than the heavy thick-walled...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 67,475
Posted By markcurling
You're only listening to the left channel, I did...

You're only listening to the left channel, I did the same thing, the voiceover is in the right!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-17-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 67,475
Posted By markcurling
Argh I wish people wouldn't keep adding to this...

Argh I wish people wouldn't keep adding to this thread and teasing me with email alerts that there might be a tasting video!

I used to have a sweet shop and last year I fermented these, I hope...
Forum: General Techniques 01-16-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By markcurling
What kind of tap do you have? Can you get away...

What kind of tap do you have? Can you get away with something like this?

http://www.swelluk.com/img/shop/original/hozelock-multi-tap-connector-2-2274.jpg
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-13-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By markcurling
...though most people on here would argue that...

...though most people on here would argue that it's a pointless question - kegged after 3 days might taste marginally better than bottled after 3 days, but both will taste terrible compared to either...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-13-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By markcurling
I'm sure carbonation level subtly effects...

I'm sure carbonation level subtly effects drinkability, but that aside...
Your bottle conditioned beers are undergoing another mini fermentation with the priming sugar, which partially resets the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-11-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,169
Posted By markcurling
Quick question on this one - assuming you don't...

Quick question on this one - assuming you don't add bitterness with the finishing/dry hop additions, I calculate <100 IBUs from the bittering additions whether using 4 shots or 2 shots + 2oz...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-10-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,552
Posted By markcurling
I'd love to - but sadly I've got big queue of...

I'd love to - but sadly I've got big queue of things I want to brew at the moment so I can't see it happening any time soon!

I've just tapped a porter though so maybe I'll fill a 6-pack of bottles...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-06-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,552
Posted By markcurling
Thanks for the bump though - I wouldn't have...

Thanks for the bump though - I wouldn't have thought of that and having just bought some lapsang for the first time in a few years it sounds like a great idea!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,322
Posted By markcurling
Hm I've always used water from my hot water tap...

Hm I've always used water from my hot water tap without really questioning it (beer seems to come out fine), I'll try samc's test on it tonight!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-05-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,011
Posted By markcurling
Did you dry hop it with cascade or a cheese?

Did you dry hop it with cascade or a cheese?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-16-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,975
Posted By markcurling
What yeast did you use and how have you...

What yeast did you use and how have you carbonated it?

I find different combinations can give different illusions of body.
For example, if I make a bitter with an English ale yeast and serve it...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-13-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,316
Posted By markcurling
Cool. 7-10 kegs also accounts for dispense...

Cool.
7-10 kegs also accounts for dispense (similar volume again) and possible purging/cleaning etc (say another half again).
Divide your 8.5 cartridges by 2.5 and we're in the same ballpark.

So...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-13-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,316
Posted By markcurling
...and I haven't dared think about headspace

...and I haven't dared think about headspace
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-13-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,316
Posted By markcurling
I could be really out with my maths here, but... ...

I could be really out with my maths here, but...

Using pV = nRT
Temperature around 50F = 283K
Volume 3 US gal = 0.01136 cubic metres
R = 8.3145

Gives...

0.74 volumes per cartridge
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By markcurling
...and yes, a cask should be drunk within a day...

...and yes, a cask should be drunk within a day or two of being tapped
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-06-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By markcurling
I fear purging and dispensing from the keg would...

I fear purging and dispensing from the keg would break the rules! Technically any use of external CO2 is not 'real' ale. I think there's a grey area over using a pillow of CO2 (created naturally by...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-01-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By markcurling
Just looks like it's clearing to me - take the...

Just looks like it's clearing to me - take the picture again without the flash!
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 11-24-2011, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By markcurling
Setting regulator in variable temperature

Hey guys,

Just looking for someone to confirm my understanding here.

I keg, but I don't yet have a kegerator so my kegs just sit in the garage. At the moment the temperature is typically...
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