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by myles
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mashes failing one after the other, HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 151

Re: Mashes failing one after the other, HELP!

I like the soil heating cables. Low power, waterproof, usually silicone insulated. About 75 watts per meter but it does vary, so ultra low power density and safe to use even in thick fruit pulp without sticking or burning. As I mentioned I am going to try them as a belt around a fermenter as opposed...
by myles
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mashes failing one after the other, HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 151

Re: Mashes failing one after the other, HELP!

I recently bought 2 of 25 m soil heating cables that are intended for fermenter heating. I will probably wrap a cable around the outside of a 160 litre white drum and insulate. I have several of these size drums as I like to do 100 litre washes. Previously I have used these cables INSIDE the drums a...
by myles
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Food
Topic: Cold smoking season
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: Cold smoking season

Now that is interesting. Have you a preference regarding wood flavour? Beech, apple, oak etc.
by myles
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Producing cleaner/better ferments
Replies: 21
Views: 190

Re: Producing cleaner/better ferments

:lol: Naughty Robert.
Simmilar sort of concept to Pombe - millet beer. Quite often that was drunk whilst still fermenting also.
Used to wake up feeling really rough after a session on that stuff.
by myles
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Producing cleaner/better ferments
Replies: 21
Views: 190

Re: Producing cleaner/better ferments

Not disagreeing with Mash, but I treat cider at 7% to 8% as a standard brew. Just different tastes. I do push it higher. Up to 16% but it needs to be treated like mead with multiple small additions of sugar over a long, cool, fermentation to get there. As a general rule I like to drink beer and cide...
by myles
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: LME light
Replies: 11
Views: 103

Re: LME light

Might last you a long time.

OK I dont do it myself but I was recommended a UJSSM / LME recipe that uses:

100 litres of wash / 10 kg sugar / 20 kg grain / 4.5 kg LME.

That big 25 kg batch of LME could last for a few runs!! The price is OK though. Does it have a "best before" date?
by myles
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Juniper brandy anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 65

Re: Juniper brandy anyone?

Some grappa has a very short ageing in a juniper barrel. Very easy to overdo it though. Use sparingly.
by myles
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Mashes failing one after the other, HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 151

Re: Mashes failing one after the other, HELP!

Clean with PBW cleaner then sterilize with star san.
by myles
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Producing cleaner/better ferments
Replies: 21
Views: 190

Re: Producing cleaner/better ferments

I always make my cider with enough sugar to get the final strength where I want it - it varies as I don't always want it super strong. Then stop the yeast and clear it, and sweeten to taste as the last step.
by myles
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Producing cleaner/better ferments
Replies: 21
Views: 190

Re: Producing cleaner ferments

Very good question and the answer has to be "not if you are happy with your product". I have not made much beer but I know that there are a whole range of different beer yeasts. Top fermenting, bottom fermenting etc and each one has different characteristics. This is because there are so many differ...