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by Fraoch
Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: What Happened????
Replies: 3
Views: 5694

What Happened????

OUCH!!!! Been away for a while, but took a revisit to beertools to see what was happening and the forum is now so confusing that its lost me!!! No doubt its pretty simple once you get there, but i dont really have the time or patience to go through it all. What happened???? never heard the saying : ...
by Fraoch
Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: CO2 Hangover/Headache
Replies: 13
Views: 17913

havent had a hangover in years

chances are that your hangover is produced by the ingredients in your beers.dehydration will certainly cause a dry mouth, but the headache im afraid is due to inferior ingredients. try this; make a beer that has No sugars, pure yeast and good temperature control during fermentation, and try not to l...
by Fraoch
Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: CIDER
Replies: 7
Views: 6872

Unnatural substances

Thanks Fitz, freezing is not a problem as there is an upright freezer to use( im doing this for a friend),apart from that, im a real pain in the butt when it comes to keeping everything as natural as possible and have always shyed away from using anything apart from the base ingredients. Thanks Fraoch
by Fraoch
Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:06 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: CIDER
Replies: 7
Views: 6872

Thanks for the replies....

Cheers guys,i wasnt sure how to make a good cider.I was thinking of arresting the fermentation process at around 1.005 by dropping the temperature to point of freezing and removing the yeast,after all isnt this called "champagning" or something.i heard of someone who puts his conditioned beer bottle...
by Fraoch
Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:14 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: CIDER
Replies: 7
Views: 6872

CIDER

Anyone know anything about the best way too make a dry cider from scratch?????In other words, using a large amount of apples etc.Was thinking of using a champagne yeast,anyone able to shed some light??????
Thanks and cheers!

fraoch
by Fraoch
Fri Aug 29, 2003 6:11 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Brain went to sleep, premature rack to secondary ? ? ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4822

Early drop

Early dropping to 2ndary is a common method used in an open fermentation environment, the krausen may be skimmed or the beer dropped from below, then the vessel is sealed to either a 2ndary or cask. The idea is that the krausen pushes all the trub up from below and before it sinks back through, it i...
by Fraoch
Wed Aug 20, 2003 2:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Headed for London
Replies: 5
Views: 6551

too many pubs, but if you still have time.......

Freon, if you can, go to London bridge station and hop on the train to Tunbridge Wells, get directed to the Pantiles and ask for the Sussex pub,its just round the back, if it hasnt been yuppifyed, the ceiling is still covered in chamber pots and the Harveys best is THE best you will get, made from l...
by Fraoch
Tue Jul 22, 2003 2:24 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Another kegging question ... This one regarding dry hopping
Replies: 1
Views: 3039

you could but.....

Dry hopping was originally done at the same time as kegging with NATURALLY primed beer, in that when the beer had reached a satisfactory level of fermentation it was transferred to a sealed vessel to "prime", As with bottled beer, this takes a little time to get a good fine bead, normally say a mont...
by Fraoch
Mon Jul 21, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Another Kegging question: Natural or artificial priming ? ?
Replies: 7
Views: 6498

puritans and CO2

Azorean, Im afraid i havent really been following the thread but i take it we are talking "cornelius" kegs. As these draw the beer from the bottom up via the spike you really want to minimise the amount of sediment in the bottom. Natural priming is all very nice but cornelius kegs are designed to av...
by Fraoch
Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:56 am
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: It's Fermenting Very Slowly and Tastes Way Bitter
Replies: 8
Views: 28786

yeast

suspended yeast can taste very bitter during the primary or just after it.when you rack off to 2ndary and things settle a bit you may well find that the bitterness subsides somewhat.
Hang in there. In a couple of weeks youll be wondering at what the panic was about.bet my bottom $ on it.

Fraoch
by Fraoch
Sun Jun 29, 2003 1:53 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Hop cones V pellets in a brew
Replies: 2
Views: 6657

Sunrise hop pellets

Sunrise hops reccomend using 1/3 less than cones if using their pellets, ive always found this to be pretty accurate between comparison of brews.
Fraoch
by Fraoch
Tue Jun 24, 2003 2:41 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water Chemistry for Pale Ale
Replies: 5
Views: 10512

Hey, Brakspears

Thought you may have a UK connection by the name you use, not a bad pint at all. did you ever try "Godsons Black Horse"? they stopped brewing it back in the 80"s but i used to love the stuff - a great porter.If you are interested, i have the recipe, which was given to me by the head brewer of Gibbs ...
by Fraoch
Mon Jun 23, 2003 3:41 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water Chemistry for Pale Ale
Replies: 5
Views: 10512

Ouch!!! Water chemistry!

I hate water chemistry and dont mind admitting that it confuses the hell out of me.But, seeing as noone else has answered your query, im willing to dip me toe, to speak. My spin on the different waters used is that its best not to worry. burton on trent had GREAT pale ale water directly from the riv...
by Fraoch
Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:57 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Grain Mills
Replies: 2
Views: 4412

Beware the man who sells..........

If you have the choice, go for the adjustable.My guess is that your supplier has some non adjustables he needs to sell. Youll need to vary the gap between different grains, for instance, a quota of roast or even crystal,will not require as much crushing as your pale will, and not all pale is the sam...
by Fraoch
Fri Jun 13, 2003 2:42 am
Forum: Tasting & Experiencing
Topic: Cascade, First Harvest Ale
Replies: 2
Views: 12757

Cascade, First Harvest Ale

I have just tried the first harvest ale by Cascade in Tasmania.It really is a very interesting beer with an intense 'citrus hop bite" to it.I could still taste it( mouth still watering) an hour after i had drunk it. Apparently, it is brewed using the FIRST Williamette and Cascade hops of the season ...