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Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-08-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,345
Posted By iasquith
Every brew day, when the time comes to clean out...

Every brew day, when the time comes to clean out my MLT I squeeze the bejesus out of the grain with a course muslin type bag and collect the wort (typically with an SG 0f 1020) I boil that down to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-06-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,395
Posted By iasquith
I once made a very small batch of barley wine...

I once made a very small batch of barley wine and didn't want to waste 250ml of fermenting beer on each SG check so I drew off (125ml) of wort and topped the rest up with plain water, took the SG...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-12-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,152
Posted By iasquith
After brewing beers mainly between 1050 and 1065...

After brewing beers mainly between 1050 and 1065 for the last few years I'm really enjoying my current phase of 1035-1040 bitters and milds, after a recent visit back home to uk, I wanted to mimic...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-06-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,373
Posted By iasquith
Well my two centavos worth ..I'm an english guy...

Well my two centavos worth ..I'm an english guy living in São Paulo for the past ten years .
It was the lack of decent examples of my beloved stouts, bitters and milds (I'm a Yorkshireman) that...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-26-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7,059
Views: 226,202
Posted By iasquith
Made a blended Scottish 1728 \ Whitbread 1099...

Made a blended Scottish 1728 \ Whitbread 1099 starter today nourished with a pint of imperial stout i took from the last batch as a SG sample and a little malt extract. Just woke up and am watching...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-16-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,059
Views: 226,202
Posted By iasquith
Blended a bitter with a pale ale because I...

Blended a bitter with a pale ale because I needed the space\kegs and gave a good clean to the inside of my kegerator, oh and while I was at it I defrosted the feezer bit that holds frozen worts for...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-09-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,136
Posted By iasquith
I couldn't even use the 'off' beer to cook with...

I couldn't even use the 'off' beer to cook with the taste was so dam horrible.

Yeah if it's good going to the secondary i figure the alcohol strong enough in there to ward off any nasties so i...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-09-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,136
Posted By iasquith
I wouldn't say my fear is abnormal, and yes, I...

I wouldn't say my fear is abnormal, and yes, I do have fear of losing a whole 5 gallons as, as happened 8 times in the past. Inicialy I lost quite a few to poorly cleaned bottles,spigot on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-03-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By iasquith
I use any normal size jam jar or any conserve jar...

I use any normal size jam jar or any conserve jar that as a screw top and have had no problems for at least 5 generations of yeast over the last year.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-28-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,331
Posted By iasquith
The only two that I'd never use again are Winsdor...

The only two that I'd never use again are Winsdor and S-33 I gave up after repeatedly finishing up with high FG's and way too estery\ nosy esp.(windsor)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-28-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,585
Posted By iasquith
yeah I was able to get the wort out at least, i...

yeah I was able to get the wort out at least, i think i'll be boiling in a pan then sterilizing the flask(pre-filling) in future, a bit more messy but a lot safer\cheaper than replacing the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-27-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,585
Posted By iasquith
Well It's just happened to me too ! my...

Well It's just happened to me too !
my expensive 2 L lab flask went ping on my stove top burner .It was full of wort at room temperature and on a high flame I'd used it maybe ten times in the same...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-30-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,831
Posted By iasquith
Out of the two that i've tried I prefer 1728...

Out of the two that i've tried I prefer 1728 because of its malty finish and the fact that it doesn't attenuate down too dry Ive made IPA's stouts , scottish and bitters with this yeast, robust and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-29-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,750
Posted By iasquith
It's like being invited to a meal at a restaurant...

It's like being invited to a meal at a restaurant that you know only serves crap commercial beer. You''ll go out of duty , hey its just one afternoon, and the food might be real good... and your...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-23-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By iasquith
Lay the gas line outside of the kegerator all...

Lay the gas line outside of the kegerator all set up and immerse the connections (except regulator) in water observe .
Ian
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-23-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,365
Posted By iasquith
I use whitbread 1099 for best bitters. I really...

I use whitbread 1099 for best bitters.
I really like the bready \toffee flavours it imparts .
I also have never had a brew using this yeast go down lower than say 1015 in fact usually I settle for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-31-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By iasquith
I dont know what was in it before, maybe he...

I dont know what was in it before, maybe he doesn't, but anyhow now he's taken the wort out of the bag and refilled the tub to rouse it a bit . I dont know why he wanted to use the bag in the first...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-31-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By iasquith
yeah it's not really a carboy more like a food...

yeah it's not really a carboy more like a food grade plastic churn
looks like this
http://picasaweb.google.com/iasquith7/Album#5534324200247080690
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-31-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By iasquith
huum Yes that was 5250g haha

huum Yes that was 5250g haha
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-31-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By iasquith
Nateo.yes i think it was a mixture of the heavy...

Nateo.yes i think it was a mixture of the heavy cristal malts and as you say maybe the slurry was a little under viable, although the starter my friend had made did seem to have generated a fair...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-30-2010, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By iasquith
yes I also lately opened a wyeast whitbread 1099 ...

yes I also lately opened a wyeast whitbread 1099 smackpack and was horrified by the smell, I know shouldn't judge just by looks and smells but it's almost instinct by now .
well the starter took a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-30-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By iasquith
Crystal malts and high FG's

Hi all,
A friend of mine recently made the following recipe, but it didn't ferment down less than 1030 (very sickly sweet). the OG was 1058.

5,250 kilos of pale ale;
500g of
...
Forum: General Techniques 10-01-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 116,125
Posted By iasquith
I whirpool once cooled with good results, I also...

I whirpool once cooled with good results, I also have a spigot in the side of the kettle which doesn't seem to cause problems.
I used to whirlpool hot, but noticed a marked improvement in clearing...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-18-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,079
Posted By iasquith
Matt, arrived tonight the parts you...

Matt,

arrived tonight the parts you sent me all o.k. thanks.
It was the customs\postal sevice here that kept them so long, as I saw from the postmark they were sent out promplty.
I was a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-17-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,079
Posted By iasquith
just an update, it seems I've managed to get a...

just an update,
it seems I've managed to get a response of kinds, now my order status as changed to 'pending' ,
which sounds like my parts are not lost in the post but in fact have not been sent...
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