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by Laripu
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 23
Views: 1373

Re: My First try at Mead.......

I still have 2 plastic fermenters from 1975 - beat that! :lol: I can't beat it all by myself. But with a little help ... I started brewing in late 1990, because I finally had a flat that was big enough, and that coincided with a new job as a software engineer. I gave my manager some homebrew, and h...
by Laripu
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 23
Views: 1373

Re: My First try at Mead.......

WalesAles wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:51 pm
OK. I am a good boy, sometimes.
MF,
Go to the local boot sale and pick up some GLASS DJ`s for about 50p each. Clean and sterilise with gusto!
=D> =D> =D>

WalesAles for PM! :D
by Laripu
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 23
Views: 1373

Re: My First try at Mead.......

A year?! Ooft. I bottled mine after 3 weeks! It was hogging my demojohn. Lol. MF, Have you only got one DJ? #-o Get some 5Lt Plastic water bottles, loose lid, no airlock, blanket over the top, job done! =D> Don't listen to him. Plastic is evil. Use proper glass and airlocks. Over time it all pays f...
by Laripu
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 23
Views: 1373

Re: My First try at Mead.......

Mine worked out to be 14.1%. Haven’t tasted it at all yet [emoji848] The stronger the mead, the longer it takes to mellow out. At that strength, I'd leave it to bulk age for a year and bottle age for 6 months at the very least. At 8%, three months in bulk and 1 month in the bottle is ok. As they sa...
by Laripu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Light carbonated grocey store pineapple melomel
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Light carbonated grocey store pineapple melomel

Made approx 14 litres. 5 lbs of bog-standard grocery store honey. Two cans of these canned pineapple chunks ... yes that's over 3 kg of pineapple and juice in total. :) I boiled 11 litres of water with yeast nutrient and half a teaspoon of Marmite (great nutrient), took it off the heat, added the ho...
by Laripu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 23
Views: 1373

Re: My First try at Mead.......

The bottom of the bottle had a `jelly - like` gloop, this held together when turning the bottle, when pouring, the gloop started to snake its` way to the glass. I poured 75% of the bottle before any gloop went in the glass. What is the `Gloop`? Is it drinkable? (keeping it just in case). Shook the ...
by Laripu
Mon May 28, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: NEW USER REGISTRATION AGREEMENT - PLEASE READ
Replies: 61
Views: 3713

Re: NEW USER REGISTRATION AGREEMENT - PLEASE READ

how the ads appear depends on screen width mainly What's funny to me is how they target people. Just before I quoted you above, the ads, top and bottom, were identical ads for Spectrum Internet. Spectrum is a local Tampa company that used to provide only cable and now provides cable, telephone and ...
by Laripu
Mon May 28, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: NEW USER REGISTRATION AGREEMENT - PLEASE READ
Replies: 61
Views: 3713

Re: NEW USER REGISTRATION AGREEMENT - PLEASE READ

The ads seem to have become, all of a sudden, larger and more obtrusive. Is that connected to this agreement? Also, the agreement is full of html errors. What's “%1$s” ? This is nevertheless in accordance with me belief that "anything not worth doing is not worth doing well". :) Lari, I've made som...
by Laripu
Fri May 25, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: NEW USER REGISTRATION AGREEMENT - PLEASE READ
Replies: 61
Views: 3713

Re: NEW USER REGISTRATION AGREEMENT - PLEASE READ

I thought I'd buggered something up then when I received the email for the second time. I just got it the third time. Jeez Louise, that sounds like one-upmanship. "You got two, well I got three. Nya nya." I promise I don't mean it that way !!! :D Hmmm. The only way I could see that happening is if ...
by Laripu
Thu May 24, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: NEW USER REGISTRATION AGREEMENT - PLEASE READ
Replies: 61
Views: 3713

Re: NEW USER REGISTRATION AGREEMENT - PLEASE READ

james1988 wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 12:49 pm
I thought I'd buggered something up then when I received the email for the second time.
I just got it the third time.

Jeez Louise, that sounds like one-upmanship. "You got two, well I got three. Nya nya."

I promise I don't mean it that way !!! :D
by Laripu
Thu May 24, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: NEW USER REGISTRATION AGREEMENT - PLEASE READ
Replies: 61
Views: 3713

Re: NEW USER REGISTRATION AGREEMENT - PLEASE READ

The ads seem to have become, all of a sudden, larger and more obtrusive. Is that connected to this agreement?

Also, the agreement is full of html errors. What's “%1$s” ?

This is nevertheless in accordance with me belief that "anything not worth doing is not worth doing well". :)
by Laripu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8
Replies: 39
Views: 1760

Re: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8

So, this one came out very very clear, no visible haze at all. Nice and fizzy, pouring with a big white head, that vanishes in seconds flat.... Given there's only Pilsen malt in there, probably not a surprise that. I get a nice head with pilsner malt. You might have degraded protein if you did a pr...
by Laripu
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Grain Brewing Questions and Answers
Topic: how to add peaches ?
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: how to add peaches ?

I've read that peach flavour is almost non-existent when fermented in beer, and that if you want a peach flavoured beer, use apricots. When I add fruit, I add to the secondary, after primary fermentation is over. (Frozen is ok, worked for me.) After a month of contact, I siphon to a tertiary ferment...
by Laripu
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8
Replies: 39
Views: 1760

Re: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8

I like the idea of the colander. I might use that. I do a hybrid sparge too. My mash is in a 27L SS pot, insulated with the same stuff you put around a water heater. Like bubble wrap but with aluminum foil around. I fasten it on with Velcro. The pot sits on a hot plate, which is plugged into a tempe...
by Laripu
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8
Replies: 39
Views: 1760

Re: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8

I've found that whenever my wife comments (oh so authoritatively) on something which I understand well, she's dead wrong. It's always "you don't need to do that it, and it won't make any difference", and then it does. For brewing, I keep her away as much as I can. I ignore everything she says to do ...