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by StillBrewing
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Build Your Own.
Topic: Beer Keg Kits
Replies: 9
Views: 68

Re: Beer Keg Kits

They do have a habit of rolling off and breaking, Robert. Now that sounds familiar. Knelt down, ph meter in one hand, hydrometer in the other. Just put the granite pestle down yesterday to see it roll and drop. Had that thing many, many years. Expletives out of my mouth even before it had left the ...
by StillBrewing
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Possible Sale of Still Spirits Airstill
Replies: 29
Views: 464

Re: Possible Sale of Still Spirits Airstill

Airstill is now sold.

Thank you.
by StillBrewing
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yet more wash issues
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: Yet more wash issues

Re pH buffering, has anyone experimented with egg/Oyster shells? I haven't used any of those you mention but I do know of a chap who advises the use of Oyster shells. He was a member on the old site but not sure if he is still here on the new one. Some of the guys who frequent the US groups also us...
by StillBrewing
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yet more wash issues
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: Yet more wash issues

Just to say Water hardness and PH do not go hand in glove. :geek: I have VERY soft water, Ph from the tap always around 7. My neutral washes always drop to around Ph 3.5 by day 2. A good Dessert- spoon of Bicarb brings it back up above 5 and it finishes fine. I never understood "buffering", why put...
by StillBrewing
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: First Experimental White Whisky Wash
Replies: 12
Views: 157

Re: First Experimental White Whisky Wash

Down to 1002 now after only three days 🌽 - 🥃.

Going to have to make a lot more of this one.
by StillBrewing
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: New forum - mashing
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: New forum - mashing

Mashing is something I've been thinking about for a while. I've spent just over a year making loads of neutral, trying to perfect the recipe and end product. Now I'm at the stage I don't think I can improve on it. I keep looking at the homemade mash tun and pans that I own for the purpose and keep t...
by StillBrewing
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yet more wash issues
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: Yet more wash issues

I have a don't let it get dirty policy. Much easier. For everything else there is truck wash. That's just about my policy as well. A good wash and a rinse when used and then put away with lids on until next time. Open up a quick wash and rinse, ready to go. If I'm using equipment from the shed that...
by StillBrewing
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yet more wash issues
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: Yet more wash issues

When I used to make wine everything was sterilized as a matter of course. It used to take me ages to get prepped but nowadays I don't sterilize at all. I might have been lucky with about the 50 or so washes I have created but never had a problem with infection whilst using bread yeast. A good wash w...
by StillBrewing
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yet more wash issues
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: Yet more wash issues

Three things that will slow a wash down. Temperature, PH and lack of nutrient. You have the temp covered and now the PH. Stick some bicarb in there and take it back up to 5.0. Also add another teaspoon of nutrient per 25 litres. It should take off again and you will see improvement within a few hour...
by StillBrewing
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: First Experimental White Whisky Wash
Replies: 12
Views: 157

Re: First Experimental White Whisky Wash

Mash wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:09 am
Fermenters work best with at about 1/4 free headspace.
Every day is a school day, I didn't know that Mash, thank you.

Thought it was fermenting well. Only added the yeast starter around 10pm on Thursday evening and its down to sg 1030 already from 1076. Is this common practice for a corn wash.