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by Mattpc
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Shipyard American pale ale recipe
Replies: 18
Views: 4117

Re: Shipyard American pale ale recipe

My experience with Ringwood is that folks either love or hate it (I am a member of the former camp by the way). I wish I could get my mitts on some of the "real" dual strain yeast as I have a couple of recipes I use the commercial White Labs version on (which I know is not the "official" dual strai...
by Mattpc
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Shipyard American pale ale recipe
Replies: 18
Views: 4117

Re: Shipyard American pale ale recipe

The Marstons Shipyard pale ale is a pretty decent pint, not earth shattering, but nice. I had a temporary lapse of memory about Ringwood belonging to the Marstons empire. It's a nice pint I think. People rave about in Wetherspoons on keg but to me it tastes much better chilled down in the fridge an...
by Mattpc
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Anyone tried doubling 20L Braumeister volume like this?
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: Anyone tried doubling 20L Braumeister volume like this?

I tried this for the first time the other day. I did fit everything in but sparging that much with only a kettle and a thermometer to get it to the right temperature was a bit tedius. Disposing of 10kg of grain was also a challenge as our council aren't taking the food waste bins at the moment.
by Mattpc
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister new touch screen
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Braumeister new touch screen

I can't watch your video though. youtube says its private.
by Mattpc
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister new touch screen
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: Braumeister new touch screen

It will be interesting to see if it's any good because the touch screen model I have is really not that great. I've had buggy errors with mine and terrible wifi problems. I've mostly abandoned trying to upload recipes to it as it was causing hours of frustration. I've previously had to send my contr...
by Mattpc
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Barrelled wine
Replies: 16
Views: 1493

Re: Barrelled wine

I've ended up with carbonation in my red stored in a corny keg. I serve out of Perlick taps on my kegerator. I'm wondering whether in this instance it would actually be better to use a party tap as these (although producing a lot of foam) tend to take the carbonation out of liquids.
by Mattpc
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Excess Barrel Pressure?
Replies: 9
Views: 972

Re: Excess Barrel Pressure?

You are massively over priming. 50g will be adequate but you will need to inject gas as you dispense to keep a good serving pressure.


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by Mattpc
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Azacca Pale Ale
Replies: 14
Views: 2178

Re: Azacca Pale Ale

Ouch scathing comments. I’ve always been intrigued by this hop, having had a very good Azacca single hopped beer by Marble beers, Manchester who did a range of single hopped beers a few years back. It was maybe going towards 5% quite orangey in colour. Tasted great but perhaps there was a lot of dry...
by Mattpc
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Minibrew, Braumeister or grainfather
Replies: 10
Views: 1789

Re: Minibrew, Braumeister or grainfather

I really would not suggest someting as small as 5l. All that cleaning and effort for a tiny amount of beer. 20l is the perfect compromise between yield and having a device so big and heavy it's a total pain to operate and move. Also if you find brewing a bit boring you certainly don't want to be doi...
by Mattpc
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 31
Views: 3173

Re: Pros and Cons?

1. Is it the brewing equivalent of a bread maker? Not sure what you mean but I think no. 2. Having invested in one, do you wish you hadn't and why? I'm pretty happy with my investment. I bought second hand but it was truly as new and came with some accessories that I didn't want and sold to buy some...
by Mattpc
Tue May 14, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Brewing Red Wine
Replies: 17
Views: 2255

Re: Brewing Red Wine

My Kenridge Merlot kit was good. The only issue I've had is that the wine tastes slightly sweet. The fermentation stopped just a bit too early as it didn't quite make the target on the instructions. I think I fermented slightly too cold in my fermentation chamber. I'll up it by a couple of degrees n...
by Mattpc
Tue May 14, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Dangerous chemicals in grapefruit
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

Re: Dangerous chemicals in grapefruit

Don't know. What I can tell you is that the Grapefruit IPA I made as a clone of Brewdog Elvis juice made me feel wierd to the extent that I ditched the end of the batch. I've not noticed any issues when drinking real elvis juice though so maybe there was something else going on with my batch!
by Mattpc
Tue May 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Safety advice for fermentation fridge
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: Safety advice for fermentation fridge

ok I thought I might be missing something. Thanks for clearing that up.
by Mattpc
Tue May 14, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Safety advice for fermentation fridge
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: Safety advice for fermentation fridge

I don't understand why it needed to be this complicated. Surely you have a heater of your choice attached to the heat side of the STC and the mains plug of the fridge attached to the cool side of the STC. No internal modifications required?! Or am I missing something?
by Mattpc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Fridge for cornies
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: Fridge for cornies

You can nearly always utilise the drain point at the bottom back of the fridge for inputting the gas. If the hole isn't big enough you can easily and safely expand it without worry (certainly on Beko fridges I've done anyway) as they are generally located in a plastic area so going through with a dr...