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by Hanglow
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)

It's definitely a marmite yeast. I like it in stouts, not in pales though.
by Hanglow
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)

I've not settled on a basic beer for a standard bitter , I try changing things too much and also brew them rather infrequently. I personally would limit crystal to about 5% and don't like flaked barley. Although some torrified wheat is nice for mouthfeel. I've found the dry yeasts a bit lacking indi...
by Hanglow
Sun May 10, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Food dehydrator
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Food dehydrator

I've frozen fresh hops in the past and they did actually work fine in a brew - no vegetal off flavours which I have seen mentioned before about that method. The problem is fresh hops take up about 4x as much space as dried hops due to the water content I have a cheap andrew james, 6 level dehydrator...
by Hanglow
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: How many trees?
Replies: 16
Views: 574

Re: How many trees?

I have a few trees in my allotment where we had limited space and train them as cordons. You need to select the right type of tree for that though (spur bearing). You can fit more varieties into the space then, if you want that
by Hanglow
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Reusing Dry Yeast.
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Re: Reusing Dry Yeast.

If it gets old I wouldn't use more of it in a starter, rather use a small amount and do a stepped starter, ie 100ml>1L . The less old yeast in your brew the better!
by Hanglow
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Ideal Hop bags
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Ideal Hop bags

I got some from lidl, sainsbos and tesco.

The lidl ones were legitimately hidden, really hard to find for some reason. They were near the veg aisle though. i'm sure I saw aldi had some as well but I allready have enough now
by Hanglow
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: grape concentrates
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: grape concentrates

The Ritchies stuff is 64 brix I think. the sainsburys grape juice I just bought is 15 brix. So a little over 4x as much sugar
by Hanglow
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Amber Ale
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Amber Ale

No Maris Piper Laird?

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by Hanglow
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Ro or tap
Replies: 200
Views: 8336

Re: Ro or tap

I've always used lactic acid due to Glasgow water being so soft. It's also handy for use in beers if you want a bit of that lactic tang and don't use a yeast that is a big lactic acid producer. Also used it in bread making too as a flavour component and when making invert.
by Hanglow
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times
Replies: 29
Views: 1944

Re: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times

You might hate me even more, check out biershopbayern.de they are good for fresh bavarian beer. Although it looks like berlin has you covered! Weak pound doesnt help though for us in the uk the beers cost about £3 each after shipping. Still worth it though for scratching that itch One thing i notice...
by Hanglow
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times
Replies: 29
Views: 1944

Re: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times

This website is good for franconia as a whole, they also have a very old school discussion forum

http://www.franconiabeerguide.com/
by Hanglow
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times
Replies: 29
Views: 1944

Re: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times

Franconia as a whole is still my favourite beer destination

Annafest is worth going to, start at the top and work your way down
by Hanglow
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast
Replies: 93
Views: 18413

Re: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast

I was thinking of using that one.

I did like the kolsch yeast when I used it, not felt the need to revisit the real ale and us pale again though.
by Hanglow
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New pH probe--help!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1349

Re: New pH probe--help!!

Been wanting a pH meter but the price of the voltcraft has been putting me off, has anyone on this forum/other uk forums used that one LeeH?
by Hanglow
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 2219

Re: Dark Ale

Bako I think will sell you refiners syrup in 25kg amounts which isn't as bad as trying to get it from ragus :) Still though you would have to really want to use a lot of it or split with a few people
http://www.bakonw.co.uk/downloads/2019/ ... df#page=25