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  • Posted in thread: what best cleaning stuff to use on 28-02-2017 at 07:37 PM
    VWP for heavier cleaning of plastic and glass, then starsan...spray bottle always to hand on
    brewday. For my stainless fermenter I use pure sodium percarbonate from the Malt Miller to
    clean it after a...

  • Posted in thread: Water chemistry inputs (inconsistent reports) - help please! on 24-02-2017 at 07:23 PM
    Oh good, glad I wasn't the only one :lol: Perhaps my explanation was a bit more long winded,
    but I like to show my working out.The reason it took me so long to finish the post was due to
    me checking t...

  • Posted in thread: Good afternoon to everyone! on 24-02-2017 at 04:59 PM
    Welcome. :thumb: Hopefully we can be more helpful than your friend.

  • Posted in thread: Water chemistry inputs (inconsistent reports) - help please! on 24-02-2017 at 04:38 PM
    I think the Murphy's Calcium is too low...the total hardness will have contributions form
    Calcium (mainly) plus other divalent cations (eg magnesium). If the total hardness is in the
    Murphys report is...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Tun Question on 23-02-2017 at 03:32 PM
    I've been looking at this one as well42 litre for ��£69: size for a good price with tap,
    this style does seem popular with the US brewers but I don't know what it's heat losses are
    like over the...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Tun Question on 23-02-2017 at 03:22 PM
    So I'm thinking about getting a cool box style mash tun instead of BIAB... nothing fancy...
    just basically all the mess I make during the brewing is between Mash out and starting the
    boil.I'm planning...

  • Posted in thread: 1st attempt at growing hops on 23-02-2017 at 10:23 AM
    I think I planted mine out in April last year, and covered them with fleece when there was any
    risk of frost.. Dig over your 2foot by X foot bed and incorporate some compost/organic matter.
    That size ...

  • Posted in thread: Golden Ale - recipe adjustment advise please on 22-02-2017 at 04:25 PM
    Sorry I'm a bit late to this one, but last year I experimented with several single hop pale ale
    recipes where I changed the mash temp and added different quantitees of crystal/cara
    (200-600grm in a 6k...

  • Posted in thread: Beersmith and batch sparge help on 21-02-2017 at 02:51 PM
    I boil outside and tend to lose a little more so need to top up in the fermenter (which is
    fine), I do 22.7ltr batches and tend to have ~6kg grain bills, 2*15-17ltrs strike plus sparge
    liquor volume, ...

  • Posted in thread: How To Use Salifert Alkalinity and Calcium Test Kits on 08-02-2017 at 08:51 PM
    Brilliant thread Steve, I'm going to invest in a couple of Salifert kits abd follow this from
    now on. Up until now I've been using the recommendations in the Murphy & Sons report I've got
    but I've sta...

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