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by charlie
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Advice Please
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: Advice Please

I used coffee sacks when I tried it.
they were 50p each at the time but can be quite expensive now.
Wild fermentation is the way to go and no temperature control is necessary.
My batch was pretty much all cookers and undrinkable.
by charlie
Wed May 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: new british hops
Replies: 0
Views: 447

new british hops

I spotted this on the Radio 4 listings for Sunday morning https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00057p8 New British Hops On Your Farm Sarah Swadling meets the brewers showing faith in British hops. Spring is the season for Hop Twiddling. Sarah Swadling finds out what it is, and how it’s done, at Hogs Ba...
by charlie
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Brew day from hell!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3160

Re: Brew day from hell!!!

I wish I got a photo of one of my earlier brewdays when I brewed on the kitchen worktop. Imagine seeing some idiot in cargo shorts and sandals standing on a wet kitchen worktop hoisting a wet bag out of a hot mash. I could have been a meme [emoji38] At least we don't carry about huge glass carboys ...
by charlie
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Brew day from hell!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3160

Re: Brew day from hell!!!

chefgage wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:24 pm
I wouldnt say a stuck sparge, but it certainly is slow.
Perhaps I should be putting in the larger, less floury things in first.
by charlie
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Brew day from hell!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3160

Re: Brew day from hell!!!

I wouldn't have lost as much beer if I hadn't been multitasking. Agh the myth of multi tasking. This is doing more than one thing at a time, agreed? But, as you add a task it increases how badly you do all them. You might not want to mention this to the "opposition". :lol: FWIW my "favourite" is al...
by charlie
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Brew day from hell!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 3160

Re: Brew day from hell!!!

I've done it.
I wouldn't have lost as much beer if I hadn't been multitasking.
I've only done it once though.
by charlie
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Cooking with (or without!) Alcoholic Beverages
Topic: Sauerkraut
Replies: 6
Views: 3263

Re: Sauerkraut

I make it often. I add mustard and caraway seeds. Lovely, and good for you. I'm very open to suggestions for other salt based pickles. My next book to read is Sandor Katz - The art of fermentation. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Fermentation-depth-Exploration-Essential/dp/160358286X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books...
by charlie
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fruit from amelanchier trees + calamondin
Replies: 6
Views: 908

Re: Fruit from amelanchier trees + calamondin

I tasted my Amelanchier fruit this year and it was pretty tasty but you have got to be quick because the birds love it. While you're at it Mahonia berries are ripe at the moment. I'll taste one tonight but Ken Fern and Richard Mabey both say that you can eat them. I keep meaning to gather Sumac but ...
by charlie
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: what do you all think
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: what do you all think

looks identical to one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271687277467 - cheaper

five page thread on them here viewtopic.php?f=45&t=77648
by charlie
Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Got my brewing mojo back with one of those Grainfathers
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: Got my brewing mojo back with one of those Grainfathers

No they used 100 litre ss pots and propane.

It was just the quality of their beer that impressed me.

I was going to have to replace my mash tun and kettle anyway so I thought that I might as well spend my money on good quality kit.

Chas
by charlie
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Got my brewing mojo back with one of those Grainfathers
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Got my brewing mojo back with one of those Grainfathers

I've been all grain for over ten years but never produced anything great and things kept getting worse as I developed bad practises. So I was brewing less and less and resenting every moment I spent wrestling with my knackered mash tun and boiler which kept cutting out no matter how well I cleaned t...
by charlie
Thu May 26, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: *New* Mangrove Jacks Craft Series Cider Giveaway *ENDED*
Replies: 63
Views: 7258

Re: *New* Mangrove Jacks Craft Series Cider Giveaway *ENDED*

Mark Mine arrived yesterday and thanks. Before I get it started. I'm buggered if I can see where the yeast sachet is. Chas Is a seperate pouch floating in the syrup anywhere? I haven't opened mine yet so I can't confirm. :?: Cheers, Baldbrewer. That's what I'm hoping. I'll be brewing this weekend. ...
by charlie
Thu May 26, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: *New* Mangrove Jacks Craft Series Cider Giveaway *ENDED*
Replies: 63
Views: 7258

Re: *New* Mangrove Jacks Craft Series Cider Giveaway *ENDED*

Mark

Mine arrived yesterday and thanks.

Before I get it started.

I'm buggered if I can see where the yeast sachet is.

Chas
by charlie
Fri May 20, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: *New* Mangrove Jacks Craft Series Cider Giveaway *ENDED*
Replies: 63
Views: 7258

Re: *New* Mangrove Jacks Craft Series Cider Giveaway *ENDS T

Okay, we're all done. I've wrote all the names down and picked them out of the hat and tried to match requested flavours. And the winners are... *drumroll Danbrew1980 - Blue berry Charlie - Pear Oakey22 - Strawberry & Pear Cornel - Apple Bald Brewer - Mixed Berry Well done chaps. I'll pm you all no...