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by orlando
Sat Oct 16, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast Cropping Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Yeast Cropping Advice

Very diplomatic Eric. Not my intention, Orlando. I found some White Labs and Wyeast were not necessarily what was thought. There likely is some provenance in all these packages, but the processes used growing these products can well result in refinement, mutation and unrealised biological change. B...
by orlando
Fri Oct 15, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast Cropping Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Yeast Cropping Advice

Eric wrote:
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:35 pm
This clearly shows the different levels in a fermentor after racking a beer fermented with a real British top fermenting yeast. I'm not saying that American supposed British yeasts are fake, just that they might not be as we tend to assume.
Very diplomatic Eric. =D>
by orlando
Fri Oct 15, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast Cropping Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Yeast Cropping Advice

Top cropped yeast is certainly the freshest and most vigorous you can harvest but you have answered your own question really. Received wisdom is to skim the first yeast bloom that appears, as it often has hop resin attached to it and some trub too. It's the next layer thrown up by the yeast you real...
by orlando
Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Best use of controller probes
Replies: 27
Views: 483

Re: Best use of controller probes

I am now the proud owner of a shiny box fresh Inkbird 308 but could do with some informed advice best use of the probe? One of the Inkbirds uses will be to control the temperature of my mash but reading around the subject, there appears to be conflicting views on how best to achieve this? The obvio...
by orlando
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Best use of controller probes
Replies: 27
Views: 483

Re: Best use of controller probes

I am now the proud owner of a shiny box fresh Inkbird 308 but could do with some informed advice best use of the probe? One of the Inkbirds uses will be to control the temperature of my mash but reading around the subject, there appears to be conflicting views on how best to achieve this? The obvio...
by orlando
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Just how bad is fermenting at 32 degrees?
Replies: 18
Views: 1142

Re: Just how bad is fermenting at 32 degrees?

Made my first beer in eons yesterday, spent all day yesterday doing it and iv just got in from work today and the thermometer strip is saying 32 [emoji853]. Will it at least be drinkable or is it facing certain doom Sent from my SM-G781B using Tapatalk Ale yeast can die at those temperatures, leavi...
by orlando
Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:09 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Effect of mashing with too much water
Replies: 40
Views: 2407

Re: Effect of mashing with too much water

Bibinimis wrote:
Mon Jul 05, 2021 7:26 pm
My understanding of this subject is abysmal but I have just established that the average ph level in my water supply is 7.39
Then you can do little better than to start here. Where you will learn that the pH of your starting water isn't important, it's the pH of your mash that counts.
by orlando
Sat May 22, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Home Brew Reviews
Topic: Dennis King’s Galaxy Delight
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: Dennis King’s Galaxy Delight

Top Cat wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 8:43 pm
I’ll certainly brew it again but may go to the trouble in dry hopping to see if there’s much difference in hop flavour/aroma.
It will make a big difference to the aroma.
by orlando
Tue May 18, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: How Much Water to Brew 500ml of Ale?
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: How Much Water to Brew 500ml of Ale?

Spare a thought for those that throw away perfectly good brewing water to eliminate minerals, some of which they are just going to put back later, by using an RO filter. :roll:
by orlando
Tue May 18, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 47
Views: 6969

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

Concerned you added "dregs in the bottom of the mash vessel". If they weren't boiled first it's a possible route to infection. They were but I should have quoted them as "dregs after boiling" as it's a Grainfather system. They had cooled but I gave them another "boil" on a hob top to make sure. The...
by orlando
Tue May 18, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 47
Views: 6969

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

Concerned you added "dregs in the bottom of the mash vessel". If they weren't boiled first it's a possible route to infection.
by orlando
Mon May 17, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 47
Views: 6969

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

This - and this weekend’s brewing - has me thinking about yeast growth phase and subsequent fermentation phase. How do they know? If I pitch a yeast quantity at the smaller end of the scale, received wisdom is that the yeast get multiplying until there’s enough of the buggers to ferment the wort. I...
by orlando
Mon May 17, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 47
Views: 6969

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

Good luck. Interested to know how it turns out, particularly FG and % of attenuation achieved.
by orlando
Mon May 17, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 47
Views: 6969

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

Your second point is also worthy of comment. You don't "build up the cells quicker/better in a smaller volume of wort". In fact to the contrary. So the yeast cells grow faster in a larger volume of wort? I think you've mentioned this before in an analogy with the number of sheep in a field--or some...
by orlando
Mon May 17, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 47
Views: 6969

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

If you're saving 25% of the yeast cells you are reducing the potential pitch by 25% You don't need a second starter if the original is enough. Only if you have 125% of the starter that you need would it make sense and then you wouldn't need it for this Beer. You can save it to make a new starter in ...