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by TheUKDave
Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:53 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: LOW Final gravity
Replies: 5
Views: 12222

Yep, all grain. Single temp mash at 65 C (150 F). I was thinking perhaps my mash temp is too high/low meaning that the complex (unfermentable) sugars are being broken down into simpler (fermentable) sugars. But I only follow the recipe and I'm really am quite anal when it comes to getting mash temp ...
by TheUKDave
Tue Nov 21, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: LOW Final gravity
Replies: 5
Views: 12222

LOW Final gravity

Hiya, It seems that most peoples' FG questions are to do with a FG being too high, but I typically have the opposite problem and cannot work out why. This time I was following a recipe for a hobgoblin ale, SG was 1.058 and the recipe says to rack to the secondary after a week and wait until th FG is...
by TheUKDave
Fri Jun 16, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: I know this question has been asked, but ...
Replies: 4
Views: 8582

Thanks billy. It was a pretty simple recipe: 2.5Kg English Mild Ale 0.3Kg Maris Otter Pale 0.3Kg Crystal Malt 0.15Kg Honey I did a single infusion mash for 90 minutes at 150-155F. Come to think about it,, the mash may only have been 60 minutes. The O.G. was precisley what the recipe said, but if it ...
by TheUKDave
Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: I know this question has been asked, but ...
Replies: 4
Views: 8582

I just took a hydrometer redaing of this brew. It's already gone shooting past the predicted F.G. and is now at 1.005. So now my original question stands, 'when should I rack this to the secondary?'. But I also have 2 more questions, 'What could have caused this over fermentation?' and 'What affect ...
by TheUKDave
Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: I know this question has been asked, but ...
Replies: 4
Views: 8582

I know this question has been asked, but ...

Hi guys, It's been a little while since I was last brewing - I was well into it during univeristy, but since getting a job it's become much harder. I made my first brew in about 10 months on Sunday, the yeast went in at around 10pm, so this evening will be 4 days of fermentation in a general, all-pu...
by TheUKDave
Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Not such a nice smell, and slight bad taste
Replies: 1
Views: 6800

Not such a nice smell, and slight bad taste

Hi there, I seem to have a couple of recurring problems, they arent fatal to the beer but I would like to try and eliminate them. First off, when the beer is poured and ready to drink, there is a slight smell like antiseptic (a bit like the background smell you get in hospitals). Secondly, a few bat...
by TheUKDave
Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Is my starter ok?
Replies: 4
Views: 10244

Hi, Total newbie to the forum here, started brewing about a year ago when I had to take a year out from uni to have surgery - what better way to kill a year than by making beer? - Have done about 7-8 batches now and after about batch 3 decided to do nothing but all grain brewing with liquid yeasts. ...