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  1. Keruso

    Dextrin Malt ?

    3 - 4% of the grain bill
  2. Keruso

    New to Grainfather G30

    Quiet some time ago now grainfather did a complete overhaul of the app and website, there were lots of errors all eventually solved with updates. I use the app for every brew and never have a problem. Use either the equation or the app calculator and you’ll be fine. If you create your recipe in...
  3. Keruso

    2kg hops for £2 - Raffle see link :) ENDED

    Better late than never hopfully
  4. Keruso

    Attenuation Vs pitch rate or other thoughts?

    I suspect its the mash temperature. I just did a little test with the grainfather recipe builder with one of my recipes I made recently. Using Wyeast 1335 attenuation 73-76%, mash temp 66℃. Expected FG 1.015. Changing just the mash temp to 63℃ drops the expected FG to 1.010. Increasing the mash...
  5. Keruso

    Water profile.... please help 😖

    Rather than use my local Portsmouth Water, which needs a heck of a lot of adjustment, I found it is far simpler to use Tesco Ashbeck and build your salt editions from there. The bottle label describes all the substances and concentration levels a homebrewer needs to know.
  6. Keruso

    Kveik

    I kegged an IPA last weekend, I used white labs opshaug kveik, no hint of orange, high hopes for first proper pour this weekend.
  7. Keruso

    Kveik

    I was suprised too by Lallemands pitch rate calculator, but they do treat Voss the same as their other dry packs. I have used Voss once, I used two packs. it was too overpowering with orange / citrus flavour, I do wonder if it was the amount of yeat used.
  8. Keruso

    Kveik

    Lallemand have a yeast pitch calculator on their website, for a 22 litre batch of 1.065+ wort you should use two packets, which some will say is a massive over pitch.
  9. Keruso

    Protofloc at hop stand??

    Don’t think it will do any harm or add any odd flavor, but it won’t have done the job it’s meant to do which is to improve the hot break drop before adding to the fermenter. I wouldn’t worry about it.
  10. Keruso

    What did you brew today?

    Made a “contains no juice” clone, using WLP518 Opshaug Kveik. Given the lack of consensus on pitching rates I made a 1.5 litre starter, it managed to blow the foil top completely off the flask, and made a lot of yeast. Hopefully it will be an improvement over dried Voss which was like drinking...
  11. Keruso

    Fast working yeasts?

    Did you use a calculator Homebrew Dad's Online Yeast Starter Calculator it could be your 1028 needed a starter to properly get going, I’ve never used that yeast before.
  12. Keruso

    Covid-19 the second wave.

    A fan of David Icke by the sounds of it.
  13. Keruso

    first AG Brew

    That’s one of the things with all grain, it can take 5 hours before you even start to clean, I get up at 6am, then I’m done by 11am, weekends only.
  14. Keruso

    Grain Kit - Help

    You’re welcome, verdant do a soft crash before they add the dry hops in this recipe, drop temperature to 15c to minimize hop creep, let them sit for 3-4 days then package. So much faffing in brewing, it’s ridiculous.
  15. Keruso

    Grain Kit - Help

    Hi, one of the things we always say is there are no stupid questions here. You can ask the most basic to the most advanced, we all started at some point. General protocol is that hop additions added to the boil are given at times to when the boil completes, in other words how long they are in...
  16. Keruso

    Kveik

    I have brewed this recipe before, I think I used US05. Mandarina has a very subtle orange aroma, hardly noticeable at all, if I’m honest there was only background hints of orange in the finished beer. With Voss however, the beer is totally different, mine is a bit like drinking orange juice...
  17. Keruso

    Kveik

    My first use of CML Voss, which must be lallemand, fermented super quick at 35°c. The beer is a bit cloudy still after after two weeks in the keg. There’s nothing subtle about the orange and citrus flavor, it’s quite dominant.
  18. Keruso

    Bored of NEIPA

    I have drunk plenty and I am sick of cloudy and sweet beers too. I tend to stick to west coast style IPAs. Very rarely touch a NEIPA these days, not bitter enough for me.
  19. Keruso

    All grain - dummy's guide

    So not really an all grain specific thing to learn but the affect of yeast attenuation took a while before I paid much attention to it. In my early days I used to think every beer should get down to 1.010 regardless of what the original gravity was.
  20. Keruso

    Ubbe or Lutra Kveik

    Interesting, it seems whitelabs Opshaug, WHC Ubbe and Omega Lutra all claim to be the clean more neutral pseudo lager yeast. I guess you mean the whitelabs yeast? Out of interest did you make a starter ? Target OG for this beer I intend to make is 1.068 which would require a 3 litre starter...
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