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    Second Batch of 2021

    Last week we picked our second apple harvest this year and pressed just shy of 75 litres, which I'm splitting three ways in the name of experimentation; two will be fermented with Mangrove Jack's M02 (one dry-pitched, one with a starter) and the remaining bucket will be fermented with a starter...
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    Starter not ready - pause before pitching?

    Done. I know Kveik likes to be under-pitched, but the quantity I used for this starter was ridiculous - maybe a tenth of a teaspoon? Anyway, she seems to have taken off, putting out two inches of head and turning the once chestnut starter wort into a light butterscotch colour. Pitched a few...
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    Starter not ready - pause before pitching?

    It's brew day today, and the starter I've been building from harvested WLP518 hasn't taken off as expected after 18 hours on the stir plate and 6 stationary, all at 23℃. Normally I'd see a good Krausen by now, but this time there's almost nothing. Now I have several packets of dry yeast that I...
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    Keg pressure leaking from PRV - replacement O-rings?

    Hey Folks - just a quick note to close the loop on this topic in case anybody subsequently finds this thread while looking for replacement PRV O-rings. I've successfully used eBay item 293099538597 which is 4mm inner diameter (ID) and 2mm thickness, £4.40 for a bag of 50. They appear to be...
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    Keg pressure leaking from PRV - replacement O-rings?

    I kind of get that, but if I can be trusted to replace said safety device then surely I can manage to replace an o-ring? Suspect you're right though - safety card being played in the name of profit gain / liability dodge. Which is a shame because one of the predictable outcomes is that people...
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    Keg pressure leaking from PRV - replacement O-rings?

    Cheers Mr. Baron - but I'm too tight to effectively spend £4 for an O-ring, even if I do get a spare PRV into the bargain, and I suppose the same goes for a whole set. Surely I can't be the only person who needs one of these ..... ?
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    Keg pressure leaking from PRV - replacement O-rings?

    Evening All, One of my Cornelius kegs isn't holding pressure, and on closer inspection of the PRV (constant hissing was a clue) it seems there's a tear in the tiny O-ring at the bottom of the PRV plunger. I've looked high and low, and while it's easy to find O-rings for disconnect posts, keg...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    New Forum member map. (3-1-2021)

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