Recent content by muppix

Help Support The HomeBrew Forum:

  1. muppix

    Fun with Opshaug Kveik

    Nice one Rod, good to know. I was at a beer tasting recently (Brewer was "Queer Beer" IIRC) and one of their pale ales was very citrus-y. Since they mentioned Kveik I thought I'd be all geeky and asked which strain, to which half the room chimed "Voss, Voss" and the brewer confirmed it. I'll...
  2. muppix

    Weighing Scales for closed transfer.

    Good call. I've used a spare mini keg in the past, but a PET bottle is probably easier since you don't have to squint at the transfer line to see if you're pushing liquid to the overflow tank. FWIW this method is also useful if you're fermenting under pressure (e.g. Fermzilla) and suddenly find...
  3. muppix

    Fun with Opshaug Kveik

    I'm still finding my feet with all this and try to be kind to my yeast, more out of emotional empathy than any actual scientific evidence. Part of that is not subjecting it to sudden temperature variations, so if my wort is chilled to 21℃ (force of habit) then I aim to have my starter at a...
  4. muppix

    Weighing Scales for closed transfer.

    I too was considering some scales to let me know when my keg's getting full during closed transfer, but a much easier solution presented itself: condensation. I typically transfer straight from my ferment fridge after cold-crashing, and since the keg is at room temperature it's easy to see where...
  5. muppix

    Fun with Opshaug Kveik

    I've now got a couple of brews with the same Opshaug under my belt, each time top-cropping, saving, and growing the yeast before pitching it on brew day. It's been an interesting learning experience and actually way easier than I was anticipating - kudos to the kind folk on 'ere who answered my...
  6. muppix

    New Forum member map. (3-1-2021)

    Ha! My rock's bigger than yours! (not often I can say that...) 😁👋🏼
  7. muppix

    First Time Kveik - any tips?

    Easy: brew another ale and stick it in the fridge. 😁 Not needing my ferment fridge when using Kveik is an unexpected bonus since the fridge has been a bottleneck around which everything revolves - there's hardly a day when I'm not fermenting or chilling something. Now I can have one brew at...
  8. muppix

    First Time Kveik - any tips?

    That's a valid point about needing pressure to push it out of the dip-tube. I was about to counter and say that I can use one of the two posts on the side of the collection jar at the bottom of the fermenter, but as this brew wasn't going to be dry-hopped I hadn't bothered to fit carbonation...
  9. muppix

    First Time Kveik - any tips?

    I hear you. Opening the FV isn't something I like doing either, no matter how often I tell myself I cleaned and sterilised everything, but David Heath reckons that top-cropped yeast is better than that from the jar on account of it being fresh. I can sort of see the logic there, but I'm early on...
  10. muppix

    First Time Kveik - any tips?

    That's very reassuring @RoomWithABrew, thank you for putting some of my concerns to bed. I was about to ask what sort of pressure you go for, but on re-reading this thread from the top I see that you've already confirmed that several times - apologies if it seems I've made you repeat yourself...
  11. muppix

    New Forum member map. (3-1-2021)

    Can I get in on the fun too please? IM7 3JP.
  12. muppix

    First Time Kveik - any tips?

    Checking in for a quick update now that my first experience with Kveik is in the fermenter. The brew day went reasonably well and I ended up with some extraordinarily clear wort after the boil, but I was greedy when transferring to the FV and pulled in quite a bit of gunk from the whirlpool...
  13. muppix

    Ball lock disconnect o-rings

    I ordered a load of 'official' keg post O-rings from TMM since I just discovered a gas leak and wanted to be sure I have the right thing. Postage was only £3 too, but I'll grab some of those eBay hobbies as well. If you're using AEB / Cornelius kegs you may find that each of the two rubber...
  14. muppix

    Ball lock disconnect o-rings

    Wait ... I'm after the single ring post type - sorry if I got that mixed up!!
  15. muppix

    Cheers for the offer to send me an O-ring sample, but one good turn deserves another, so let me...

    Cheers for the offer to send me an O-ring sample, but one good turn deserves another, so let me know what I can ping back to you in return! [edit] - not sure that was a PM. Oops.
Top