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by alexlark
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Fullers 1845
Replies: 26
Views: 1455

Re: Fullers 1845

Got mine started Thurs night and took until Sunday morning to show proper activity. Put it down to the cooler temps this time of year.
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by alexlark
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooler to house kegs
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Cooler to house kegs

Nice little compact setup you've got there!
by alexlark
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooler to house kegs
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Cooler to house kegs

Maybe a cooler box and some ice packs will do you. That will probably work quite well.
by alexlark
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooler to house kegs
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Cooler to house kegs

My compromise was a large thermos flask. I fill it from the garage and it's enough for an evening. Keeps drinks hot and keeps drinks cool :)

Holds over a litre. About 1.5L
by alexlark
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.
Replies: 13
Views: 913

Re: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.

I was looking at that malt for BIAB, so a stuck mash shouldn't be a problem.
by alexlark
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Pale malt in a lager recipe?
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: Pale malt in a lager recipe?

Yep it will work, it works quite well. In my last lager I used 50% pills and 50% MO.
by alexlark
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 2299

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: 2981

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
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: GreyTrees Afghan Pale Ale
Replies: 2
Views: 339

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: 360

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: 569

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: 446

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: 569

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: 569

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: 446

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.