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All Grain Brewing / Re: Ageing Imperial Stout
Last post by Tom - June 16, 2021, 10:23:50 AM
I've just finished a keg of a brown porter that was only just settling on the last pint. Always happens, I'm too impatient/thirsty. That was brewed maybe six weeks ago, and was only about 5%abv.

Some malts take longer to settle into the beer than others. If you want to taste the development crack a bottle every week and make tasting notes, that way you're drinking and learning (if that's your thing).

Assuming an all grain imperial stout at 8%, I'd be looking forward to that in September.
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All Grain Brewing / Re: Ageing Imperial Stout
Last post by Pheeel - June 15, 2021, 07:00:21 PM
If you leave it long enough on oak chips it could have the same effect. Chips are a lot easier to manage though
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Equipment & Chemicals / Re: Cask Station
Last post by Tom - June 15, 2021, 06:59:06 PM
Excellent, thank you. I think I've the fittings, just need the reg. Going to need one extra gubbins to get the gas into the cask, tho. Do you use it with a corny?
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All Grain Brewing / Re: Ageing Imperial Stout
Last post by phildo79 - June 15, 2021, 02:07:27 PM
Quote from: Pheeel on June 15, 2021, 11:25:42 AMNeed to be careful with oak. You should check it every so often to check if it's oaked enough. Once it's overoaked it's not nice. I tend to age in the bottle after that. It helps to mellow out the flavours a bit
Do you mean proper barrel ageing or oak chips that you need to be careful with?
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For Sale / Re: Mixed gas bottles (free)
Last post by Cahalbrua - June 15, 2021, 01:57:51 PM
Yeah still have the tall one

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Ageing Imperial Stout
Last post by Pheeel - June 15, 2021, 11:25:42 AM
Need to be careful with oak. You should check it every so often to check if it's oaked enough. Once it's overoaked it's not nice. I tend to age in the bottle after that. It helps to mellow out the flavours a bit
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Equipment & Chemicals / Re: Cask Station
Last post by TheSumOfAllBeers - June 15, 2021, 10:20:36 AM
Quote from: Tom on June 11, 2021, 10:39:11 PMI'm staggered by how much the cask breathers cost. Tell me if it's worth it in three weeks time, plz. Still on the fence. 

An alternative is the adjustable propane regulator:
https://www.gasproducts.co.uk/regulators/propane-gas-regulators-low-pressure/50-150-mbar-clesse-propane-gas-regulator-brooder.html

Make sure that you pick up the right JG fittings for it (1/4" male -> 3/8 P/F) and (3/8" male -> 3/8 P/F). A little bit of positive pressure and it will keep condition in the beer.
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Equipment & Chemicals / Re: Cask Station
Last post by DEMPSEY - June 15, 2021, 10:07:56 AM
Ali all the way. My favourite
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All Grain Brewing / Re: Ageing Imperial Stout
Last post by phildo79 - June 15, 2021, 09:45:03 AM
Depends how big the flavours are. Sometimes things need time to mellow out. I have a (fake) barrel aged stout maturing ATM. Will be at least two months before I have a taste. In the past, I have made an imp with peated potstill malt. That took about six weeks to mellow. A sarsaparilla stout once took at least 8 weeks to come good. If you don't have any overpowering flavours, I would say to just try it. If it tastes good, drink it.
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Equipment & Chemicals / Re: Cask Station
Last post by phildo79 - June 15, 2021, 09:39:49 AM
Quote from: DEMPSEY on June 14, 2021, 06:11:39 PM
Quote from: phildo79 on June 14, 2021, 01:44:56 PM
Quote from: DEMPSEY on June 12, 2021, 10:34:44 AMI fancy a different handle than the black one I currently have. Must see what's available. I bought the cask breather from RLBS and it was dear enough.
Where did ye get the flexible red tubing from?
Sorry my bad, the red line came from CHINA with the regulator for the sodastream bottle. I do have red beer line as well as white and that came from THBC
Was it an Ali Express job?
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