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by alexlark
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermentation fridge base reinforcement
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: Fermentation fridge base reinforcement

I swapped my glass shelf for a wooden one. I used pine board and rebated the ends so it slid into the grooves that the glass shelf was in.
by alexlark
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kegerator build - dreaded hole drilling
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Kegerator build - dreaded hole drilling

Great stuff!
by alexlark
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kegerator build - dreaded hole drilling
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Kegerator build - dreaded hole drilling

On the RLA larder fridges the pipes are at the back, but go easy just in case.
by alexlark
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kegerator build - dreaded hole drilling
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Kegerator build - dreaded hole drilling

I've not got a photo to hand but I drilled approx. 2 inches down and 2 inches in from the back, on the right hand side (when looking from front). There were no cooling pipes there, and I widened the hole to fit 2 gas lines and 2 beer lines. I'd say go slow when cutting from the outside or inside, th...
by alexlark
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Articles Wanted
Topic: U Type Keg Coupler
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: U Type Keg Coupler

If you've stuck there's quite a few of that type coupler on eBay.
by alexlark
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Kegerator build - dreaded hole drilling
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Kegerator build - dreaded hole drilling

The plastic inside is super thin and a new Stanley blade will fly through it. You may not be able to bend the plastic without tearing or breaking it, if that's your intention with the letterbox idea. I did a similar thing with the same fridge but grinded away the metal outer skin with a Dremel befor...
by alexlark
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Good Bitter Recipe Wanted (c4.5%)
Replies: 16
Views: 1681

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

I've not used S04 for a long time, after switching to the Crossmyloof yeasts I've been using their Midland in darker beers. I find it more interesting than S04.
by alexlark
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: summer lightning yeast
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: summer lightning yeast

When I looked last year I could only find filtered bottles too.
by alexlark
Tue May 19, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 56
Views: 8782

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

I'm not sure to be honest. I suppose the sugar in the orange juice would ferment, not sure what it would do to the flavour really.
by alexlark
Tue May 19, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 56
Views: 8782

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

I couldn't as I bought dried orange peel. I used the peel from some grapefruit in a different brew before but found it a PITA getting the zest off without the pith. Dried is the way to go, although Weatheroak now use orange extract which is readily available in Sainsbury's. The one to use is Nielsen...
by alexlark
Sun May 17, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 56
Views: 8782

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

Brewed this 2 weeks ago, got it in the keg on Friday. Force carbed for 36 hours then dropped to serving pressure. What a lovely pint, as the description says, not full on orange but very fruity and tasty. Used CML Five yeast and swapped out the Admiral for Chinook. Will definitely brew again. At 4.7...
by alexlark
Sat May 16, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Saaz lager -using a high AA hop for bittering?
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: Saaz lager -using a high AA hop for bittering?

I am going to brew a Saaz lager. Based on the Greg Hughes recipe. I brewed it a couple of years ago and it came out pretty good. The Saaz I have are only 2.2% AA. Would it greatly effect the beer if I used some Admiral as the bittering hop? It would save me a lot of Saaz. I would be looking at hitt...
by alexlark
Tue May 12, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?
Replies: 38
Views: 3163

Re: Spent grain disposal - what do you do with it?

I put mine in the food recycling, I got a larger bin so less of a problem.
by alexlark
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Another reusing dry yeast question.....
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: Another reusing dry yeast question.....

I've done it that way with a lager yeast, it definitely works.
by alexlark
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Yeast?
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Yeast?

For your 1st batch of turbo cider I wouldn't. There's more than enough sugar in the apple juice alone to produce something with a high ABV.