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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-08-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Turricaine
Ok, I experimented a couple of times since the...

Ok, I experimented a couple of times since the last post with the lactase enzyme added to try and catalyze the process. I used semi-skimmed goats milk though so funny taste. However, you keep the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-02-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,081
Posted By Turricaine
I got the kefir grains in the post a couple of...

I got the kefir grains in the post a couple of weeks ago. It is like a kind of cottage cheese consistency. I've made a few batches so far but nothing impressive has happened yet. All that happens is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-09-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Turricaine
Yeah weak beers really are annoying. When I buy...

Yeah weak beers really are annoying. When I buy canned beers its nearly always the 8% stuff. Not that I am an alcoholic, I just like the strong stuff! Im not sure what the strength of the stuff I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-09-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Turricaine
Also with 6KG grains in the mash bag, you really...

Also with 6KG grains in the mash bag, you really get to have some fun with the sparge. You only need like half as much water, but you really see the real deal whereas when I was using only the crappy...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-09-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Turricaine
Its a way of getting homogenous heating...

Its a way of getting homogenous heating throughout the grain bed.

When u heat the water at the top above the grains, the digital thermometer reading is always low even though the temperature of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-09-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,152
Posted By Turricaine
I dont recycle because the cost of a new packet...

I dont recycle because the cost of a new packet of yeast just means that it is not an area I am about to tangle with.

I think there is an element of being a sissy here in that I am not really...
Forum: American Ale 07-09-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,018
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Posted By Turricaine
Yeah, this looks similar to the beer I have been...

Yeah, this looks similar to the beer I have been working on. I just wanted to development my own AG beer that is very straightforward to do and does not get overly complicated, but yields good...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-09-2007, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Turricaine
That particulate stuff that forms after the...

That particulate stuff that forms after the temperature of the wort is reduced beyond a certain temperature I assume you are referring to, although you use a different cooling apparatus to me. That...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-09-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Turricaine
Tweaked Procedure

This is what I do:

Dump 6kg pale into a 5 gallon bucket and 250g crystal for caramelization.
Cover with enough water that you have some good headspace.
Heat with electric filament until the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-31-2006, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By Turricaine
150F doesnt seem like a low temp at all. What is...

150F doesnt seem like a low temp at all. What is the temperature of your fridge?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-31-2006, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Turricaine
I've had this problem too when attempting AG. How...

I've had this problem too when attempting AG. How much grain did you use?

Personally i've made about a dozen batches of AG in total. The brewshop sells 3kg bags of pale ale malt, then I use 1/2...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-29-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 893
Posted By Turricaine
I use about 6.5 gallon to make a 5 gallon batch,...

I use about 6.5 gallon to make a 5 gallon batch, using about 6.5 pounds of grain in the mash. However my filament heater can only contain about 5.5 gallons without risking a boil over so I collect...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-29-2006, 12:39 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 95,438
Posted By Turricaine
Ive tried reading as much of this thread as I can...

Ive tried reading as much of this thread as I can but it's very long so i'll have to come back to it. You guys in the US are lucky, I have been seduced by your set-ups but we only have the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-26-2006, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Turricaine
I use a digital thermometer and heat my grain in...

I use a digital thermometer and heat my grain in a grain bag using an electric filament heater. It's not as great as the Igloo cooler things apparently but it is still ok.

Getting the temp right...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-25-2006, 10:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,953
Posted By Turricaine
Im actually considering doing one of these...

Im actually considering doing one of these myself. At the moment im using just under 7 pounds of maltto make up a 5 gallon batch and then adding a tin of light malt extract to reach the desired...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-13-2006, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By Turricaine
Good brew! The ESB looks a little dark like you...

Good brew! The ESB looks a little dark like you said, but it's not a problem though. The APA looks more like the caramel colored stuff that I am used to. I like the look of #2 better, although I...
Forum: General Techniques 11-01-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 31,309
Posted By Turricaine
A few ounces of skunk weed really adds to the...

A few ounces of skunk weed really adds to the aroma LOL
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-01-2006, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By Turricaine
I tried a few swigs of this today as I...

I tried a few swigs of this today as I transferred to secondary. No banana tones at all and the taste was very satisfying. If anything the hops is dead in the middle using 4.7% AA. Next time I may...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-28-2006, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Turricaine
Yes that's why i did the block capitals. I wasnt...

Yes that's why i did the block capitals. I wasnt trying to be critical. I was just making my observations. My point is that there are different styles that fall inside the acceptable range. Like the...
Forum: General Techniques 10-28-2006, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By Turricaine
Btw that link in your signature isnt working. ...

Btw that link in your signature isnt working.

I figure that to recycle the yeast, the likelyhood is i'll crack open a bottle from the last batch, drink 3/4 of it, then use the yeast at the bottom...
Forum: General Techniques 10-28-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By Turricaine
Does it matter if the bottle is half full or does...

Does it matter if the bottle is half full or does it need to be filled near the brim?

Also I read that the primary trub is no good because it contains debris etc that you dispose of when you...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-28-2006, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Turricaine
I personally dont appreciate honey in beer....

I personally dont appreciate honey in beer. Adding it to coffee or herbal teas I get a nice taste, but in beer the flavor is not even noticeable and if anything it gives the texture a slightly waxy...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-28-2006, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By Turricaine
I did this on Tuesday and will be kegging it in a...

I did this on Tuesday and will be kegging it in a week or so.

I dont think i'll be doing anymore partial mashes if I can avoid it. I realized the reason for getting 'watery' brews was that I was...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-18-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By Turricaine
Nah im still drinking my baltic porter which...

Nah im still drinking my baltic porter which turned out quite well but is very heavy.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-18-2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By Turricaine
Extra Special English Ale

Grain Bill:

3kg Crushed Pale
250g Crushed Crystal
1.6kg Pale Malt Extract
60g Black Patent

Preboil Volume 6.5 gallon
Postboil Volume 5.5 gallon
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