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by brakspears
Tue Jul 08, 2003 1:25 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water Chemistry for Pale Ale
Replies: 5
Views: 10955

Thanks Mike

Indeed we have soft water, and I don't think there is any Chlorine used in the treatment of it, we live in a village of about 300 people in N.Z. and are fortunate enough to have this fine water supply, previously water was "caught" in tanks fed from rain fall, dew, snow etc, so we have moved on. I h...
by brakspears
Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:50 pm
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Hop cones V pellets in a brew
Replies: 2
Views: 6942

Hop cones V pellets in a brew

Anyone out there in homebrew world got a foolproof method of changing weight of hop cones to weight of hop pellets in a brewing calculation, as the weight of pellets if used at the same level as cones seems to be far to bitter, does something happen to the hops as they are processed into pellets?, I...
by brakspears
Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:32 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Microbrewery Yeast Slurry
Replies: 6
Views: 6893

brewery yeast collection

I have often contacted local breweries and had favourable reception, show some interest and mostly the response is good, some info about transporting the yeast from brewery to your brew site, clean and sanitise a vacuum flask of suitable size, fill the flask with ice, preferably crushed, as you get ...
by brakspears
Tue Jun 24, 2003 9:04 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Any issues with a Phil Mill
Replies: 1
Views: 3745

Phil Mill, pros and cons

Bought mine ages ago, well made, but if you use the manual drive system, ie turn it by arm, milling any decent amount of grain will take several minutes, and to mount it on a bench and drive it with a power drill is not that simple as I've found this past few weeks, the grain "crush" can be set from...
by brakspears
Mon Jun 23, 2003 9:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water Chemistry for Pale Ale
Replies: 5
Views: 10955

Thanks Fraoch

Thanks for the input, I'll just have to keep accurate records of what's going in the tun, and measure ph at the same point in the procedure, don't think we have a lot of chalk in our water here in N.Z., we had loads where we lived in U.K., along with a lot of other stuff that got stuck to the kettle...
by brakspears
Sat Jun 21, 2003 1:47 am
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Water Chemistry for Pale Ale
Replies: 5
Views: 10955

Water Chemistry for Pale Ale

Sirs, I am seeking some guidance on the matter of water chemistry to allow me to brew fine pale ale, from grains, my local water supply from the village well has the following composition, expressed as g/m3 sulphate 2.9 chloride 8.7 calcuim 18 magnesium 1.5 sodium 7.5 total hardness ( asCaCO3 ) 51 P...
by brakspears
Thu May 29, 2003 12:37 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Magnum hops???
Replies: 2
Views: 4919

Hop Info.

Have a look at this site,

http://www.nzhops.co.nz/

then click "Articles", > "Hops and Beer Flavour",

there's loads of info here about all things hoppy, or there is a site here,

http://realbeer.com/hops/

which is more about hops, hop(e) this has been some help, Nigel.
by brakspears
Wed May 28, 2003 9:10 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: New Stout recipe...
Replies: 9
Views: 15772

Fraoch, Scots Honey Beer?

Fraoch, is I believe, a beer brewed in Scotland, with the addition of honey, instead of sugar, so much for not adding sugars to the brew, any way, onto not adding sugars to kit beers, I won the New Zealand homebrew national trophy, Best in Show,(2001) with a Coopers Stout kit, made at double strengt...
by brakspears
Wed May 28, 2003 8:45 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: New to all grain looking for good book on subject.
Replies: 6
Views: 6791

Book Numbers

Bill sorry for the delay in replying, haven't had any Beertools messages in my "in Box" recently.

George Fix. Principles of Brewing Science.
I.S.B.N 0-937581-17-9.

George Fix and Laurie Fix. An Analysis of Brewing Techniques.
I.S.B.N. 0-937381-47-0

Regards Nigel.
by brakspears
Sun May 25, 2003 9:45 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Caustic cleaning
Replies: 1
Views: 3555

Caustic cleaning

Anyone out there point me in the right direction here, how many ounces of caustic soda pearls should I add to each gallon (imperial) of water (or could be Grammes/Litre) to clean my copper, and having just read about some of the other brewery cleaners now available I'll not be getting any more caust...
by brakspears
Sun May 25, 2003 9:30 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: New to all grain looking for good book on subject.
Replies: 6
Views: 6791

Papazian and others

I have used Papazian's books and found them satifactory, but I also use some books by a gentleman named Graham Wheeler, he writes for the U.K. Campaign for Real Ale, with a Mr Protz, the editor of Whats Brewing, or he was, and there are several books available from Brewers Publications, covering dif...
by brakspears
Wed Apr 16, 2003 12:33 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: does over-milling effect mash conversion?
Replies: 8
Views: 16362

Phil mill adjustment

Sorry I know this is a bit late on for a reply, I was searching for mash tun info and found this thread, I have a Phil Mill which I noticed was crushing and tearing the grains, when I looked at the knurled roller the teeth were loaded with grain particles, I cleaned these away and the resulting crus...
by brakspears
Mon Apr 14, 2003 9:00 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Temperature vs P.H.
Replies: 4
Views: 5948

temp / ph

Thanks Eric thats been really helpful, good brews to you, Nigel.
by brakspears
Sun Apr 13, 2003 9:06 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Temperature vs P.H.
Replies: 4
Views: 5948

temp / ph of mash

Thanks for your words of wisdom Eric, so can I take it that a sample of wort should be cooled to the calibrated temperature of the ph meter, before a ph reading is taken, can't get a true reading at mash temp (65c), am I correct? Thanks again Nigel.
by brakspears
Sat Apr 12, 2003 10:31 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Temperature vs P.H.
Replies: 4
Views: 5948

Temperature vs P.H.

anyone out there know of a temperature / ph correction table, or if such a thing exists, cheers Nigel.