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by Jambo
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornelius Keg Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 2296

Re: Cornelius Keg Cons?

PeeBee wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:26 am
However … "real ale style beer (which - sorry - is relatively flat in beer terms!)" is fighting talk! Not that there's any fight in me, I couldn't disarm a two-year old girlie who may be armed with a rattle.
Good job I didn't say anything about it being warm and oxidised then :D
by Jambo
Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornelius Keg Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 2296

Re: Cornelius Keg Cons?

Of course, don’t ignore line balancing if you like beer that isn’t flat. I don't get that? What is "flat"? I think you will probably think 1.1 - 1.2 "volumes" of CO 2 is "flat". In which case your post proves my point: Ignore the line-balancing stuff at low pressures because those tables are writte...
by Jambo
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornelius Keg Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 2296

Re: Cornelius Keg Cons?

Of course, don’t ignore line balancing if you like beer that isn’t flat.
by Jambo
Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Heather Bochet
Replies: 1
Views: 1132

Heather Bochet

Hi folks Has anyone done Bochet before? For the uninitiated this is mead made with caramelised honey. I had some heather-ish honey left over from cappings which had been sitting around and absorbed too much water so thought I would give it a bash. Partly in the hope of making something I like more t...
by Jambo
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: clearing beer
Replies: 65
Views: 5118

Re: clearing beer

orlando wrote:Getting mash pH into the right range. Using enough Calcium. Requires you to ignore US advice.
Don’t how I forgot this - yes - since I started treating my water, beer clarity has become much less of an issue. Water is very soft where I am.
by Jambo
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: clearing beer
Replies: 65
Views: 5118

Re: clearing beer

Cooling once fermentation is over helps too, as does transferring to a secondary fermenter before bottling/kegging. You could use a fining agent post fermentation but I find the other methods already mentioned effective, and free.
by Jambo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: One for laying down and avoiding
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: One for laying down and avoiding

Thanks Wilfh. Must admit I never check OG until my wort is all cooled and in the fermenter, but is obviously a bit more demanding so will need to change my method a bit!
by Jambo
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: One for laying down and avoiding
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: One for laying down and avoiding

AB22 tonight, a good fighting beer but not inclined to replicate this one, too much like unfermented wort.
by Jambo
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling from Corny?
Replies: 9
Views: 1827

Re: Bottling from Corny?

I bought a beer gun and I don’t get on with it (anyone want to buy!?). In retrospect I don’t know why I bought it as the whole idea of kegging for me was to save time, moving beer out of a keg into a bottle is something I’m not prepared to spend time on, but each to their own. What I do which I do f...
by Jambo
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: One for laying down and avoiding
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: One for laying down and avoiding

I've used 3 packets of nottingham for a 13% stout without any issues. Fermented well with no off flavours. Make sure you have some oxygen in there as well and you should be good to go. ... My favorite big beer so far was the simplest one I've done. Basically 90% pale malt 10% sugar (but you could u...
by Jambo
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: One for laying down and avoiding
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

Re: One for laying down and avoiding

Thanks chaps, did you double up the yeast quantity for the high gravity wort?
by Jambo
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: One for laying down and avoiding
Replies: 11
Views: 2397

One for laying down and avoiding

Hi folks I'm getting the urge to brew something "big" that will benefit from ageing. I'm thinking along the lines of Brewdog's Abstrakt (AB) series. Had a bottle of the AB:24 (https://www.brewdog.com/abstrakt-ab-24) a few nights ago and it was lovely. I might very well try to clone AB24 from DIY dog...
by Jambo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: First attempt at cider: a bit bland - any cure?
Replies: 14
Views: 3491

Re: First attempt at cider: a bit bland - any cure?

I would also suggest malic acid. I usually have the opposite problem of too many cookers!
by Jambo
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Beeswax - influence on mead fermentation?
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Re: Beeswax - influence on mead fermentation?

As Carnot says it is a PITA at racking time. I have found that if you stop the flow momentarily, a lot of it will stick to the side of the FV and stay there. Keep doing this as you syphon it out and you'll be surprised how much you leave behind.
by Jambo
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Planning - Spiced Cyser
Replies: 8
Views: 3897

Re: Planning - Spiced Cyser

Looks nice, thanks for the comments.

May start a thread if I get a batch on.