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by Top Cat
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cask 'style' from kegerator with flow control taps
Replies: 43
Views: 1565

Re: Cask 'style' from kegerator with flow control taps

Afternoon all, I'm not sure if what I'm asking is at all possible but... I currently serve my beers at around 10psi (at about 4c because that's as warm as the fridge gets) from my kegerator with flow control taps. I'd love to be able to emulate something close to the cask level of carbonation from ...
by Top Cat
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: How much beer left in Cornie Keg?
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: How much beer left in Cornie Keg?

There is a device (American of course) that attaches to the keg a gives a visual sign of how much remains. It works by means of a magnetic float inside the keg. I have a simpler solution. I note the date that I drew the first pint and calculate that it will be empty in at most ten days. After day e...
by Top Cat
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: All Grain Honey Beer
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: All Grain Honey Beer

Well I have more than a little toe in the water. We are bee farmers and produce high end honey, some of which goes into mead. Every beer brew that I have done, kits and all grain, have a honey starter which has never failed and gives a unique twist. Never , ever go above 50 deg c with honey as you ...
by Top Cat
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: All Grain Honey Beer
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: All Grain Honey Beer

Hello Folks! I'm back brewing after some time off with ill health. The family bought me a grainfather to make brewdays more convenient, it helps! Have done a 'The Boy Taylor' AG kit from Malt Miller, lovely brewday. Someone in my village keeps bees and offered me a pound of his honey for some beer....
by Top Cat
Sat May 22, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Home Brew Reviews
Topic: Dennis King’s Galaxy Delight
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: Dennis King’s Galaxy Delight

I normally cornie keg and bottle. I leave the bottles primed, in a warm room for around two weeks then bung them in the keezer with the kegs. I drink or give the bottles for my father to drink after about 6 weeks. The beer seems well conditioned after that. Glad you mentioned the liquid yeast, I hav...
by Top Cat
Fri May 21, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Home Brew Reviews
Topic: Dennis King’s Galaxy Delight
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Dennis King’s Galaxy Delight

I mentioned on the brewing water forum that I was going to have a go at this recipe. It’s a grain kit from the MaltMiller that contains grains and yeast I’d never used before, fortunately Dennis had seen the post, gave me a little advice, and asked to let him know how I got on with this award winner...
by Top Cat
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: What Is Extract Brewing?
Replies: 26
Views: 2161

Re: What Is Extract Brewing?

I understand that base malts (and I know that includes wheat malt) need to be mashed and in effect my query was can I just mash separately the wheat malt I would prefer not to waste and add the strained liquid to the extract boil. If terminology has to be applied it would perhaps be a mini partial ...
by Top Cat
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water Analysis at Murphy and sons
Replies: 150
Views: 38363

Re: Water Analysis at Murphy and sons

It’s all making a lot more sense now, especially the added salts and when to add. I put the final wort quantity into the calculator, and TBH there wasn’t that much difference in salt additions, between start and finish volumes. As Guy is saying, it can be an art as much as a science, a little trial ...
by Top Cat
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water Analysis at Murphy and sons
Replies: 150
Views: 38363

Re: Water Analysis at Murphy and sons

Excellent, you have had a wallybrew analysis done. All is easy from here in--not! GW's calculator needs a bit of thought, but you'll find it really helpful once you've got to grips with it. Firstly put your alkalinity number in, then click the button labelled CRS in the next box, headed 'carbonate ...
by Top Cat
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First time home brew - AG Mosaic IPA
Replies: 16
Views: 906

Re: First time home brew - AG Mosaic IPA

Wow, thanks all for the swift responses. Really appreciate it! I'll get an inkbird to start with. I might be able to get hold of an old fridge soon for free as my office is having a clear out due to downsizing. If I have space I'll look at making it a fermentation fridge. I'm really having to hold ...
by Top Cat
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: First time home brew - AG Mosaic IPA
Replies: 16
Views: 906

Re: First time home brew - AG Mosaic IPA

Hi Captain. You’ve certainly thrown yourself into the deep end! Basically your at the bottom of a learning curve that you can quickly navigate up. You will probably get a lot of help with this post, I will throw my five penneth in. Problem 1 I will leave to the guys with similar kit. Problem 2 You d...
by Top Cat
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: new move
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

Re: new move

i think a 30l electric tea boiler may do as it has taps, ? Just remember that generally when a capacity is quoted, it is to the top of the vessel. Practically it will probably be a few litres less than 30. Not sure on what size batches you intend to brew, but consider evaporation and fluid loss due...
by Top Cat
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: CO2 vs N2o for Stout
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: CO2 vs N2o for Stout

How will it dispense using a normal CO2 cannister that I've been using for beer? I brew stout as per Graham wheeler’s recipe for Guinness. I don’t know whether you brew from grains or by other means. I never have trouble using CO2, I put a stout nozzle on the faucet I dispense from and at the same ...
by Top Cat
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Balancing pressure in fermentation vessel.
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Re: Balancing pressure in fermentation vessel.

The blow off tube and the inside of the FV re-pressurise when the beer is dropped to 12°C because the beer continues to ferment very slowly. The drop to 4°C isn't enough to reduce the pressure far enough to pull any liquid back through the tube into the FV. My blow off tube is about a metre long, w...
by Top Cat
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Balancing pressure in fermentation vessel.
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Re: Balancing pressure in fermentation vessel.

Try 'cold crashing' ( I hate that term) in two stages. Drop the beer to 12°C once the primary fermentation has finished. This won't suck anything back up through the blow off tube. After a few hours you'll see bubbles very, very slowly coming through the blow off tube. Then drop the temperature to ...