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Christmas.

Postby wanus » Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:51 pm

Having done numerous brewferm kits over the last so many year mainly Abbeys,Diabolos and triples i was in my local HBS today and thought i would try this for xmas.Has anyone done this christmas kit before and what help and pointers could you give me before i set it away.Thanx in advance.

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Re: Christmas.

Postby richard080561 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:12 pm

I made this kit up in November ready for next Christmas. I just followed the kit instructions so nothing to add
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Re: Christmas.

Postby wanus » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:37 pm

So howd yours ferment?OK i hope.I realy like these kits and am gonna do this one and double up on an abbey kit(s) for xmas 2017.
FV 1:Session bitter
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1:Empty
Demi 2:Empty
Maturing:IPA
Bottle conditioning:Belgian Triple,Christmas Ale, Abdij and IPA
Drinking:Belgian triple
Planning:Session bitter

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Re: Christmas.

Postby Monkeybrew » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:58 pm

They used to have unusual fermentation instructions, IIRC you had to bottle at 1.020 with no priming sugar.

Not sure if they still say the same?

Bloody good beer though!

Cheers

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Re: Christmas.

Postby richard080561 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:02 pm

Monkeybrew wrote:They used to have unusual fermentation instructions, IIRC you had to bottle at 1.020 with no priming sugar.

Not sure if they still say the same?

Bloody good beer though!

Cheers

MB

As far as I remember the instructions were pretty much as any other kit and included priming before bottling.
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Re: Christmas.

Postby Monkeybrew » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:09 pm

richard080561 wrote:
Monkeybrew wrote:They used to have unusual fermentation instructions, IIRC you had to bottle at 1.020 with no priming sugar.

Not sure if they still say the same?

Bloody good beer though!

Cheers

MB

As far as I remember the instructions were pretty much as any other kit and included priming before bottling.


I brewed mine a few years back, so it may have changed.

I certainly remember it being a real faff.

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Planning: AG#25 - New World Blonde

FV: AG#24 - East Anglian IPA

On Tap: AG#21 - John's Special Bitter - 4.3%

Drinking (bottles):
Coopers Blended Brew 'A' - 4.8%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#22 - Monkey Island IPA - 6.0%
AG#23 - 19th Century Porter- 5.9%
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Re: Christmas.

Postby wanus » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:46 pm

I set it away this morning SG 1.065.Your right MB you prime at 1.020 but my instructions say to use sugar.This will be my xmas tipple 2017 all being well but am gonna do a batch of abbey for the new year :D
FV 1:Session bitter
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1:Empty
Demi 2:Empty
Maturing:IPA
Bottle conditioning:Belgian Triple,Christmas Ale, Abdij and IPA
Drinking:Belgian triple
Planning:Session bitter

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Re: Christmas.

Postby Leeds_Lad_Michael » Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:16 pm

Leaving it until Christmas will be about right, I brewed some in May for Xmas last year, but it was much better last month when I finished the other bottles off.

Shame it makes such a small amount though, I think I only got 18 bottles.18 bottles at xmas I wasn't too bothered about as I was disapointed in it, but when i finished the last 5 or 6 off in March it had really improved. Far end of the garage / shed for it all year. Don't be tempted to sample the odd bottle, it will disapoint.
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Re: Christmas.

Postby wanus » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:22 pm

My plan is to drink them at xmas but i won`t be tempted to try em before then.(only beer pigs such as WA would do such a thing).I started this kit at 1.065 and bottled on exactly 1.020.

The thing is i only got 12 500ml bottles.Did you brew over leeds lad michael? :-k I`m now gonna move em into my shed and try and forget about them.

These brewferm kits do get better n better with time as i know from experience especialy with my abbey kits :wink:
FV 1:Session bitter
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1:Empty
Demi 2:Empty
Maturing:IPA
Bottle conditioning:Belgian Triple,Christmas Ale, Abdij and IPA
Drinking:Belgian triple
Planning:Session bitter

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Re: Christmas.

Postby WalesAles » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:36 am

wanus wrote:My plan is to drink them at xmas but i won`t be tempted to try em before then.(only beer pigs such as WA would do such a thing).


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Re: Christmas.

Postby wanus » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:00 pm

All being well come christmas i`ll be like a pig in s**t and swilling in it :D
FV 1:Session bitter
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1:Empty
Demi 2:Empty
Maturing:IPA
Bottle conditioning:Belgian Triple,Christmas Ale, Abdij and IPA
Drinking:Belgian triple
Planning:Session bitter

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Re: Christmas.

Postby Leeds_Lad_Michael » Mon May 22, 2017 11:00 am

I bottled into 330ml Duvel bottles, ('ve hundreds of them, coujldn't even give them away on here a few years ago). Getting 12x 500ml bottles sounds about right.

One thing I will make sure of next time I do the xmas brew is to bulk prime in the fermenting bin, got a couple of fizz bombs that aren't too welcome when you don't have many of them.

I'm really tempted to upscale my brewing and buy a brewery sized beast here :

https://www.brouwland.com/en/our-produc ... hout-yeast

I've 6 fermenting bins so I could almost brew it all at once, I'd have to keep one back so i had one for secondary but I could transfer into a container and hold it in the fridge without any issue for a couple of weeks. Thinking if I start it before I go on holiday next month by the time I return it will be pretty much finished off. Could be a few nights bottling off but I'd have plenty of beer for a while.
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