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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2014, 02:51 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Thank you again, Rory. I will do a bit of...

Thank you again, Rory.
I will do a bit of further research on that technique and give it a try. Meanwhile, it looks like my current brew is functioning normally now. Seems like Wyeast liquid smack...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-06-2014, 08:31 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Hi Rory. Thank you for your input. At the...

Hi Rory. Thank you for your input.
At the moment, it looks like I have got away with this batch. The airlock is bubbling at a fairly steady 4.5 second intervals, and a thick krausen has formed of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-05-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Thanks for that, Bob. I pitched the Wyeast at 20...

Thanks for that, Bob. I pitched the Wyeast at 20 C, then left it overnight at about 19 C before letting it come back up to 20 again. The package recommended rangte says 18 to 22 C. Good idea on...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-05-2014, 04:29 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Pitching a second yeast of different type

I currently have a batch of Coopers Real Ale brewed with Muntons DME and Wyeast 1968 (smack-pack liquid yeast). Due to a hold up in delivery I think my yeast may have got spoiled by exposure to high...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-01-2013, 08:44 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
At present, all I am doing is rinsing the caps...

At present, all I am doing is rinsing the caps under the tap for a few seconds, and letting them sit in a bowl of sanitiser for a half hour or so while I am washing the actual bottles. One or two of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-29-2013, 08:48 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
1.5 Litre Coke Bottles

I am using easily obtainable 1.5 litre Coke bottles for bottling.
These PET Bottles cannot be washed in hot water as the material can be damaged, so I use cold or warm water for rinsing.

However...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-09-2013, 06:09 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
End Results

Well, as they say – “the proof of the pudding is in the eating” – and for sure the proof of the brew is in the drinking thereof!

I always bottle a few ˝ litre bottles for sneak preview sampling –...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-06-2013, 11:23 PM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Thanks I'll try that !

Thanks
I'll try that !
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-06-2013, 02:41 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Hercher, Actually the Coopers kits do require...

Hercher,
Actually the Coopers kits do require the addition of fermentable sugars in order to generate the alcohol. The instructions say that you can add a Kg of white sugar - or replace that with...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-05-2013, 11:18 PM
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Posted By HughRichardson
That is good to know! From what you say, I...

That is good to know!
From what you say, I ought to be OK with around 2 Kg of liquid maltose plus a can of Coopers beer mix for the future?

Since getting away from white granulated sugar, the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-05-2013, 06:35 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
That is certainly most informative. From your...

That is certainly most informative. From your remark that:
Yeast needs glucose in the fermentation during the lag time IIRC, you couldn't make a 100% maltose beer without an impact on the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-03-2013, 11:03 PM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Thanks Kontrol I think my pitching temperature...

Thanks Kontrol
I think my pitching temperature was fairly good on both batches, although I have thrown out that part of the records. The Real ale was at 24 C if memory serves. I recall it took...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-03-2013, 10:14 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Reply to Hercher

Thanks for useful input, Hercher
I am not too sure what crystal malt is, so cannot answer to that. The Maltose is in the form of a honey-like thick viscous liquid. The beer kit can has gone out in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-03-2013, 09:59 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
FG notes

Thanks for your input, El Caro, and I agree that 1.03 sounds too high – but I think the FG is probably correct. I got a reading of 1.03 after 8 days in the fermenter, and I left it there for a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-03-2013, 04:24 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Can type of yeast affect alcohol percentage?

I have been experimenting with liquid maltose in conjunction with Coopers kits.

In the first test case I used a Coopers English Bitter kit with 26 litres water plus 1.8 Kg Maltose and Safale...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-03-2013, 04:11 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Can type of yeast affect alcohol percentage?

I have been experimenting with liquid maltose in conjunction with Coopers kits.

In the first test case I used a Coopers English Bitter kit with 26 litres water plus 1.8 Kg Maltose and Safale...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-21-2013, 07:40 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Thanks. Recipe was just as per instructions for...

Thanks.
Recipe was just as per instructions for Cooper's Bitter with the exception that I substituted my 2 KG of LME sample for the sugars, boiled that briefly in 5 litres RO water before cooling...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-17-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By HughRichardson
I have now tried bottles from this batch. Both...

I have now tried bottles from this batch. Both the un-tampered and the re-primed bottles are pretty much fine. The beer does have a bit more of a bitter after taste than I would have liked, and I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-17-2013, 10:58 PM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Lme progress report

In case of interest to anyone following this thread, the brew has been in the fermenter for 12 days now, and is still bubbling away. The bubble frequency as seen at the airlock is now around 52...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-06-2013, 08:18 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Thanks to Siclesr for those helpful and informed...

Thanks to Siclesr for those helpful and informed answers!
The die has been cast! I used the 2 KG of Maltose and gave it a brief boil in 5 litres water before taking off the boil and adding in the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-05-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By HughRichardson
Experimenting with liquid maltose

Brewing with Liquid Malt Extract

I have obtained a 4 KG sample of Liquid Malt Extract from an importer, and am planning to try it out as a replacement for sugar to brew a batch of Cooper’s Bitter...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-28-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By HughRichardson
Good point! Yes, it did froth quite violently,...

Good point!
Yes, it did froth quite violently, but there was always a three or four second pause after adding the sugar and that just gave enough time to get the tops back on, expel most of the air...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-27-2013, 12:31 AM
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Posted By HughRichardson
Thank you to all for your useful ideas. As the...

Thank you to all for your useful ideas. As the responses fall into two categories:
1 Do nothing and wait upon events
2 Open the bottles and add a bit more priming sugar.
I went down both...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-26-2013, 09:18 AM
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Views: 533
Posted By HughRichardson
Thanks for the ideas. I might try one botrtle...

Thanks for the ideas.
I might try one botrtle with another tsp of sugar and see what happens. My worry is that it might just immediately froth up and lose a lot of beer wothout gaining much - but...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-26-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By HughRichardson
Bottle priming error

I just brewed a batch of Coopers Real Ale using 700 g LDM, half kilo of Dextrose, Fuggle hops and Safale SO4 yeast. Fermentation went fine at a steady 20 to 21 degrees C, and also the bottling....
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