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by alexlark
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 1606

Re: Hop Growing 2018

Cracking haul Chris!
by alexlark
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.
Replies: 35
Views: 2464

Re: Question on IPA's yeast scavenging.

I can confirm I've successfully re-used W34/70 using this method.

What I did the next time I harvested W34/70 was to fill 3 bottles. That way I can do the next 2 brews without having to harvest. At nearly £5 a pack it's a nice saving too.
by alexlark
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from South Wales
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Hi from South Wales

Welcome!
by alexlark
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: GreyTrees Afghan Pale Ale
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: GreyTrees Afghan Pale Ale

Not tried it myself but read it's a very good brew. They won gold in a cask beer competition last year with it. I tried looking back then for some info on a recipe but didn't find anything.
by alexlark
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Using DME for a starter
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Using DME for a starter

Same here, 500g bag and seal with a bit of tape. 100g in 1L, gets the job done and no waste.
by alexlark
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Home brew kit
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Home brew kit

That's basically all you need. Although I would substitute half, or all, of that sugar for spraymalt for a much improved beer. https://www.homebrewcentre.co.uk/extra-light-foil-pack-spraymalt-500g I'm sure the Coopers European Lager kit comes with a true lager strain yeast. If you want to use a diff...
by alexlark
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Fitting my first tap to my keezer
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Fitting my first tap to my keezer

Yea just go for it. Looks like you got a decent amount of the small bore beer line. That's the stuff I use. I find I get a slower pour with ales compared with lager but at least I'm not getting pints of foam.
by alexlark
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Home brew kit
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Home brew kit

I had my starter kit from Love Brewing for about 50 quid a few years ago. Contains everything you need (except a beer kit) to crack on with brewing. The kit included a pressure barrel too. I now use 20L pub kegs but still use the pressure barrel when I don't want anything highly carbonated. You've g...
by alexlark
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Home brew kit
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Home brew kit

Best kit you can get is probably going to be the Coopers European Lager. If you want to pimp that up you can look at using some Saaz hops with it, hop tea and dry hop.
by alexlark
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Fitting my first tap to my keezer
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Fitting my first tap to my keezer

Looks good! Nice finish on the marine ply, those joints look really solid.

Can't you just get the tap mounted using the pipe you show in the photo and then adjust it (if required) afterwards? That's how I would go about it.
by alexlark
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Mosaic Pale Ale.
Replies: 22
Views: 1351

Re: Mosaic Pale Ale.

Galaxy is one hop I've not brewed at all with yet. It seems to be a popular one, just not bought any.
by alexlark
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG BIAB #13 POTUS45 Grisette Thing
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: AG BIAB #13 POTUS45 Grisette Thing

Bells Two Hearted IPA, on my to-do list. Impressive refrigeration setup there!
by alexlark
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG BIAB #14 Wen's Lunch Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: AG BIAB #14 Wen's Lunch Revisited

Loving the commitment. I start all my brews as early as possible in the morning. Earliest has been circa 4am. All done and dusted by 9!
by alexlark
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Mosaic Pale Ale.
Replies: 22
Views: 1351

Re: Mosaic Pale Ale.

Same as kingfisher, don't underestimate the single hop EKG. I did it using St.Austel yeast, one of my best beers to date.
by alexlark
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Co2 Leak
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Co2 Leak

I was looking at the used Redditch ones for a while with a guage but honestly the Micromatic mini ones are fine. I went with these, good brand and cheaper. Also brand new off eBay. They appear from time to time. Around £15 each: https://www.micromatic.com/economy/1-pressure-secondary-co2-regulator-m...