darren west Show full post »
darren west
Timothy Taylor’s landlord. Just something simple to start with.
Quote 1 0
darren west
Just for GHW. The rest of my shed. But I have took the cupboards down where I’m brewing
Quote 4 0
Pinto
Nice Man cave there m8 [thumb] - hope to have something like it myself one day 
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
Quote 2 0
Northern Brewster
darren west wrote:
Timothy Taylor’s landlord. Just something simple to start with.


Excellent choice. One of my favourites.
I don’t have hobbies. I’m developing a robust post-apocalyptic skill set.
Quote 0 0
Clibit
darren west wrote:
Just for GHW. The rest of my shed. But I have took the cupboards down where I’m brewing


Wow, huge shed envy!!!
Quote 0 0
darren west
And we are off.
Quote 1 0
darren west
so all done and in the fv hit the sg spot on at 1042 but at 24l was aiming for 25l but ill settle with the 24 , thinking moreland speckled hen for next week 
i have 5 cornies all would like th fill them for next year and a couple for this winter 

would really like some advice on the water treatment tho
thanks  
Quote 1 0
darren west
Pinto wrote:
Nice Man cave there m8 [thumb] - hope to have something like it myself one day 

im really lucky and have a big back garden with room at the back for the man shed , hummer and caravan 

Quote 0 0
Clibit
Water treatment starts with your own water profile. Do you have one? Your water supplier's website will have the info.
Quote 0 0
Tigermoth
As Clibit says knowing your own water profile is the best, I get my water from a spring fed supply and haven't had it analysed yet so I use Dave Lines Rough guide at the moment:  

Type of Beer                           Chalky Water              Non Chalky Water

Lager                                              1                                 -----

Light Ale, Bitter, Pale Ale                                                                       
Strong Ale, Barley Wine                   1,2                                  2
                                                    
Brown Ale, Winter Ale,
Mild Ale, Sweet Stout.                      1,3                                 3

Irish Stout                                       ---                                 4

1 = Add one teaspoonful of Flaked Calcium Chloride or Lactic Acid Solution. Or: Boil water for a quarter of an hour and rack off the soft water when cool.

2= Add one teaspoonful of Gypsum (Calcium Sulphate) and half a teaspoonful of Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulphate).

3= Add half a teaspoonful of Common Non-iodised Salt (Sodium Chloride).

4= Add one teaspoonful of chalk (Calcium Carbonate).

N.B. One level teaspoonful = 5 ml.   The above is for treatment of 25 Litres of water.

Some may disagree with this but when you have nothing else to go by it seems to work okay, well it does for me anyway.
[wave]
Quote 2 0
Pesho77

 I was told to use this at Brewlabs 

 
 BitterMildStoutLager
Calcium17010010050
     
BiCarbonates25 - 5050 - 100100 - 200<25
     
Chloride20030030010
     
Ratio cl to so1 to 22 to 13 to 13 to 1
     
Sulphate40015010010

By lager they mean "sweet" malt forward beer's and by bitter they mean "bitter" hop forward beer's

 The important part is the ratio between chloride and sulphate, not the total amount, so check what minerals you have in your water and adjust to suit, if your using ro water id assume it has no minerals.

Pesh

Quote 1 0
GHW
darren west wrote:
Just for GHW. The rest of my shed. But I have took the cupboards down where I’m brewing


I hate you Darren
Quote 1 0
Steve
GHW wrote:


I hate you Darren


😂😂😂
Quote 1 0
darren west
Clibit wrote:
Water treatment starts with your own water profile. Do you have one? Your water supplier's website will have the info.


water is here
Legal LimitUnitsNumber of samples taken
Sample Results
MinimumAverageMaximum
Number of samples not meeting legal limit
MICROBIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS
Clostridium perfringens0No. per 100 ml50000
Coliform bacteria0No. per 100 ml110000
Colony counts (3 day at 22°C)No abnormal changeNo. per 1 ml30000
E. coli0No. per 100 ml110000
Enterococci0No. per 100 ml20000
CHEMICAL PARAMETERS
1,2-dichloroethane3µg/l5<0.164<0.164<0.1640
Aluminium200µg/l3<14<14<140
Ammonium0.5mg/l2<0.042<0.042<0.0420
Antimony5µg/l20.20.210.210
Arsenic10µg/l20.760.830.890
Benzene1µg/l5<0.078<0.078<0.0780
Benzo(a)pyrene0.01µg/l2<0.001<0.001<0.0010
Boron1mg/l50.0730.1310.1470
Bromate10µg/l5<0.35<0.420.510
Cadmium5µg/l 2<0.007<0.007<0.0070
Chloride250mg/l894.3971000
Chlorine (free)No legal Limitmg/l110.210.350.490
Chlorine (total)No legal Limitmg/l110.420.480.650
Chromium50µg/l2<0.673<0.673<0.6730
Colour20mg/l3<0.34<0.550.90
Conductivity2500µS/cm @ 20 °C237818389220
Copper2mg/l20.0080.0160.0230
Cyanide50µg/l5<1<1<10
Fluoride1.5mg/l280.4770.7761.060
Hardness (total) as calciumNo legal Limitmg/l2168171.2174.40
Iron200µg/l3<7<7<70
Lead10µg/l2<0.16<0.320.470
Manganese50µg/l3<1<1<10
Mercury1µg/l5<0.029<0.029<0.0290
Nickel20µg/l23.43.423.440
Nitrate50mg/l2<3.763<4.0574.350
Nitrite0.5mg/l2<0.009<0.009<0.0090
Nitrite/Nitrate1 200.0440.0870
OdourAcceptable to consumers and no abnormal changeDilution No.30000
PAHs (sum of 4)0.1µg/l200.0020.0030
pH (Hydrogen ion)6.5 - 9.5pH value37.537.597.660
Selenium10µg/l150.581.3320
Sodium200mg/l25757.958.70
Solvents (tetrachloroethane and trichloroethene)10µg/l50000
Sulphate250mg/l563791020
TasteAcceptable to consumers and no abnormal changeDilution No.30000
Tetrachloromethane3µg/l5<0.1<0.1<0.10
Total organic carbon (TOC)No abnormal changemg/l51.071.331.860
Turbidity4NTU30.050.080.120
PESTICIDES
Bentazone0.1µg/l3<0.004<0.004<0.0040
Isoproturon0.1µg/l1<0.003<0.003<0.0030
MCPP (Mecoprop)0.1µg/l2<0.003<0.003<0.0030
Metaldehyde0.1µg/l30.0060.0090.0140
Pesticides - Total0.5µg/l30.0060.0090.0140
Quote 0 0