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by lord.president
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: GF - Starting boil as I sparge?
Replies: 17
Views: 2686

Re: GF - Starting boil as I sparge?

I’ve always done this- does it not say in the instructions to do this?
by lord.president
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: Bubble gum vodka
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Bubble gum vodka

I’ve had a bottle of vodka in the cupboard for over a year, and have been trying to think what to do with it, other than soaking the spices for my gingerbread stout. I’ve had all sorts of ideas-cola bottles, pear drops, Kola Kubes, Glacier mints etc. I remember having Hubba Bubba soda many years ago...
by lord.president
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Xmas beer
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Xmas beer

I made a gingerbread stout in January- spices were soaked in vodka and the vodka added to the the bottling bucket
by lord.president
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Worthington White Shield...
Replies: 13
Views: 1784

Re: Worthington White Shield...

I’ve made this 3 times now. Used WLP 013 which is supposed to be Worthington yeast.
Lovely stuff, though White Shield is one my favourite bottled beers anyway.
by lord.president
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Re: Old Beers & Brewing
Replies: 68
Views: 15324

Re: Old Beers & Brewing

Not mentioned Bru’n water yet then?
by lord.president
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Apples for making cider
Replies: 11
Views: 1335

Re: Apples for making cider

I’ve never bought a single apple or pear yet! Although lve no shame and always have a bucket in the car at this time of the year for any roadside bounty. I picked 2 and a half stone of pears from wasteland last week,Storm Ali kindly blew me another 8lb off a local tree that l can’t even reach the lo...
by lord.president
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Fruit Wine Q
Replies: 12
Views: 1384

Re: Fruit Wine Q

There is a nice recipe for ‘English Port’ in CJJ Berry’s book. Bramble,blackcurrany,elder and slowe. I made it in 2016 with Young’s dessert wine yeast.
Bloody lovely!
by lord.president
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Re: Old Beers & Brewing
Replies: 68
Views: 15324

Re: Old Beers & Brewing

There’s a local brewery recreated State bitter from the head brewers book, and a few from Whitwell&Marks in Kendal. My granny worked in various bars around Carlisle, there were two full bottles of State bitter and Brown in her cabinet for years. I went to have a look on my ‘Aunty’s annual Christmas’...
by lord.president
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Re: Old Beers & Brewing
Replies: 68
Views: 15324

Re: Old Beers & Brewing

Hi. Have you managed to get any Carlisle State Management recipes? Anybody of my Dads age raves about the brown ale and l’d like to have a go whilst he’s still around.
Ta
by lord.president
Fri May 18, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Perry WLP 616
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: Perry WLP 616

Oh yes! Just fancied trying one before the summer. Definitely got a farmhouse kick to it.
by lord.president
Fri May 11, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Perry WLP 616
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: Perry WLP 616

Hi,finished 1004
by lord.president
Fri May 11, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Saison
Replies: 21
Views: 2351

Re: Saison

Use WYeast 3711. It’ll chew through lead. Finished 1.002 every time lve used it. I ferment everything with the lid loose for the first few days.
by lord.president
Fri May 04, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Perry WLP 616
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: Perry WLP 616

Well,l had my first bottle of this! It’s gorgeous. The yeast brings out the pear flavour,and there’s also a bit of sweetness left. I’d recommend this yeast for something a bit special.
by lord.president
Fri May 04, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Bulk aged wine in carboy
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: Bulk aged wine in carboy

I’ve been making wine for years,l’d never heard of a degasser until one popped up on my eBay ‘others also bought’ last year. I rack after initial fermentation into another demi john,top upto neck with water,leave it in the house for another month or so and leave it in the garage. I make apple and br...
by lord.president
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: what to make?
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: what to make?

Beer yeast fill stop at 1010 gravity,so what’s left will be a sweet mess.