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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-30-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By Kahless
If the previous batch had a lower or simpler...

If the previous batch had a lower or simpler grain bill then it could be that the aroma from the malt is getting in the way.
Also, the temperature as you bottle it could have had an impact on your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-30-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Kahless
According to this...

According to this (http://www.whitelabs.com/yeast/wlp001-california-ale-yeast) page the optimum range is 68-73F. It's quite a clean yeast so hopefully it would still make a neutral cream ale at 68....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Kahless
While it is up to personal taste, I don't think...

While it is up to personal taste, I don't think an American Light style would go well with a lot of fruit types, so dry hopping is probably a better choice (some Noble hops would work well).
Instead...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Kahless
Dry hopping with a fruity or spicy hops (or...

Dry hopping with a fruity or spicy hops (or making a hop tea) might add to the Saison quite nicely. If adding maltodextrin I would still boil it in water to avoid anything that may have settled on...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-21-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By Kahless
I got a round stainless steel serving dish out...

I got a round stainless steel serving dish out the pound shop:
http://i.imgur.com/39A75IR.jpg
While i don't use it for this (was thinking of drilling holes and using it to make a false bottom for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-28-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kahless
Nice experiment :) What method of...

Nice experiment :)

What method of oxygenation did you use?

The amount of gas dissolved in the different waters depending on their sources could have an impact on some of the results you see...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-10-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Kahless
It's worth noting that it the reproduction...

It's worth noting that it the reproduction flavours are sometimes desirable; light fruity esters for an english ale, banana phenols for a hefeweizen etc.
Without these, certain beers in certain...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-27-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 252,837
Posted By Kahless
While most evaporated alcohol will condense back...

While most evaporated alcohol will condense back into the cider at some point, the boiling point of ethanol is about 173F; the inside of the bottles is unlikely to reach this temperature during the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-06-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Kahless
Ah, interesting! Thanks jro238 :) That makes me...

Ah, interesting! Thanks jro238 :) That makes me realise that there is variable that I didn't notice; bottle type! These were also my first two beers stored in glass bottles rather than ox-bar plastic...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-05-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Kahless
Aged Beers ending up with a champagne aroma

I always keep a few beers hidden for longer to see what effect aging has on them and two brews from 6-7 months ago have developed an interesting aroma that completely changes (but doesn't ruin) the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-29-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By Kahless
What do you use to sanitise the mash paddle? ...

What do you use to sanitise the mash paddle?
I'm wondering what it was sealed with, if anything, and whether that protection was washed/scrubbed off. There might be something to seal it with after...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 10-29-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,611
Posted By Kahless
This is what I do; the layer of hops in the trub...

This is what I do; the layer of hops in the trub cone seems to hold things together and reduce the effect of the syphon pulling up any trub.


I cool by stirring around the outside (So that the...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 10-14-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By Kahless
$7, 2-3 beers each time, not too much work......

$7, 2-3 beers each time, not too much work... sounding better, I'm going to add such a filter to my wishlist, cheers :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-14-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Kahless
As the kit is balanced to have the target OG or...

As the kit is balanced to have the target OG or very close, it should be perfect for a rough estimate of the OG - It's hard to mix it all up completely. I would use the recorded FG though rather than...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-14-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,389
Posted By Kahless
I have to carry everything up and down stairs and...

I have to carry everything up and down stairs and have little room, so mine's an 8 hour brew day for all grain.
Last extract kit I tried was Woodforde's Nog: started rehydrating yeast, sanitised the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-14-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By Kahless
If it is starsan then the acidity of the...

If it is starsan then the acidity of the sanitiser could leech endocrine disrupting plasticisers from a plastic bucket. Food grade should have a better likely-hood of not using dangerous...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 10-12-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By Kahless
For 1 gallon brewing you can just get a cheap DIY...

For 1 gallon brewing you can just get a cheap DIY bucket for a buck or two, put your demijohn in it and fill it with cool water (Then put a cardboard box around it to for further insulation/sunlight...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 10-12-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By Kahless
I just stir for a few minutes to create a...

I just stir for a few minutes to create a whirlpool while cooling, and then syphon off. It's really easy. However, I do worry about losing some wort to the poorly compacted cone of trub. I was...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-07-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Kahless
No two yeasts ever the same!...

No two yeasts ever the same! (http://imgur.com/a/J81Rl)
I had one yeast that came with a kit that took over 3 weeks to properly drop out.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-07-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By Kahless
Yoghurt beer, interesting; If you can tame the...

Yoghurt beer, interesting; If you can tame the off flavour down to nothing you could have a new mass market smooth beer! (J/K)

That sounds absolutely terrible though, tough luck.
Although it is...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-07-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Kahless
If it has suffered some oxygen damage then the...

If it has suffered some oxygen damage then the damage is done whether the oxygen stays in the mead or is removed. Only you will know whether it's noticeable, significant or nothing to worry about...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-11-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 693
Posted By Kahless
This is unlikley to be your problem, but just in...

This is unlikley to be your problem, but just in case;
When i made my first All Grain brew, I was converting mashing ratios from pounds and quarts to KG and litres as I'm in the UK, but I didn't...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-11-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Kahless
You could add a smoky flavour by soaking some oak...

You could add a smoky flavour by soaking some oak cubes in whisky for a week, then adding after primary fermentation has completed (Alternatively, try, raspberries or blueberries).

If you've not...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-09-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Kahless
Thanks guys, going to bottle it tomorrow (first...

Thanks guys, going to bottle it tomorrow (first chance since last week) and hopefully all will be well.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-07-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By Kahless
Be careful with the amount of juice and sugar you...

Be careful with the amount of juice and sugar you add, as if you add too much the bottles could explode as it gets fermented out. The juice at bottling is maybe a bit harder to properly measure and...
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