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by orlando
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Just how bad is fermenting at 32 degrees?
Replies: 18
Views: 1002

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: 2132

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: 612

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: 762

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: 6782

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: 6782

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: 6782

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: 6782

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: 6782

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: 6782

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 ...
by orlando
Mon May 17, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 47
Views: 6782

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

Yep, thought the amount of yeast would be a potential issue. Hence, holding back 25% of it to try and build up more just in case the brew doesn't take off. I'll let you know how it goes. Cheers I don't see why you don't use all of it. If a fermentations stalls it's usually because it can no longer ...
by orlando
Sun May 16, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 47
Views: 6782

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

1.069 is high gravity for any yeast. You're going to need as much as you can get.
by orlando
Mon May 10, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Kegtrade.com
Replies: 11
Views: 5709

Re: Kegtrade.com

Niels wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 7:48 pm
Beware: I had good and quick communication with them ... until the order was made and payment done ... now already more than 4 weeks with no communication, no product, nothing.

Bad luck. How did you pay?
by orlando
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Water Analysis at Murphy and sons
Replies: 150
Views: 38363

Re: Water Analysis at Murphy and sons

It often comes as quite a surprise that brewers treat some liquor in a brew differently. The explanation for this is that some grains are more acidifying in the mash than others. Typically dark Beers contain grains that are very effective in doing this. If the brewer treats all the liquor the same, ...
by orlando
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)
Replies: 47
Views: 6782

Re: Ghost ship clone (BIAB)

Southwold Bitter is still "cask conditioned". Same yeast.