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by adamzworld
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6812

Re: Brewing alcohol free

I've just been given a couple of bottles of this St Peters beer. I'm afraid to drink it now! [/quote] When they first released it, it was only in a four pack. The best that can be said for it is the bottles are attractive! After one sip, the rest of that bottle and all of the other 3 were binned. [...
by adamzworld
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 6812

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Whatever you do, don’t do what St Peters do and bottle unfermented, filtered, carbonated wort. They had a moan about their research being taken advantage of in this month’s brewers journal, I don’t think they spent much to get where they are :lol: That does sound disgusting. There is an American ho...
by adamzworld
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2132

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

With it being a 1st year plant, let it die back naturally. Best to do this for at least the first 3 years whilst it gets established but that does depend to some extent and how big your pot is. You shouldn't need to 'protect it' just because it's in a pot but that does depend on how big the pot is ...
by adamzworld
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2132

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

Can I ask the group what I do now with my hop plant? It's currently in a pot and was grown from a rhizome earlier this year. Do I cut it back now or just let it die back ready for next year? Also do I cover what's left of the plant with some kind of fleece or cloche over the winter? Sorry if these s...
by adamzworld
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: The Range IPA kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: The Range IPA kit

Thanks for the reply and it's definitely mellowed nicely with age, in fact I had a couple of pints tonight and it helped to wash down my takeaway curry a treat! Hope the Munton kit turns out well for you and I wonder if they make the kits for The Range as I believe they're one of the main manufactur...
by adamzworld
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: The Range IPA kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: The Range IPA kit

I got given one of these as a leaving present from work last May. I replaced the supplied yeast with crossmyloof ale yeast and brewed it short at 20litres. After a couple of months in the bottle it was superb, but extremely bitter, like goose island ipa bitter. I went all grain a few years ago as I...
by adamzworld
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: The Range IPA kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: The Range IPA kit

wanus wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:05 pm
I hope its ok adamzworld.I now leave all my brews 8 weeks in the barrel before drinking.Time tells.
Thanks for the reply Wanus and apologies for the late reply. It's definitely improved a lot in the last couple of weeks from when I first tasted it. Patience is the key I guess!
by adamzworld
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: The Range IPA kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: The Range IPA kit

Tried it again tonight and the off flavours are mellowing a bit now so I'm hoping that if I give it another week or so then it will be drinkable!
by adamzworld
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: The Range IPA kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: The Range IPA kit

I tasted this tonight again and I'm worried now that I might have pitched the yeast when it was too warm as there now appears to be what I think might be diactyl as it's almost oily in taste with a bitter aftertaste. It's been in the barrel conditioning now for two weeks so does anyone know whether ...
by adamzworld
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 2132

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

Here are mine. Only potted them in spring so I think next year they'll come back even stronger!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FYBHp1t5gTUmFwfo7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/fZykJohtVBsjejSU9
by adamzworld
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: The Range IPA kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: The Range IPA kit

Just to update my original post, I transferred the fermented beer to my pressure barrel on the 16th so it's been conditioning for just under two weeks. I had a little taster last night and first impressions are good, it's a little bit sweet but has a nice dry finish so I can taste the hops coming th...
by adamzworld
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Pressure barrel cap query
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Pressure barrel cap query

Thanks Jocky. I was thinking about stripping the old one down to see if it was repairable, but as you say the o rings will probably be perished and by the time I've paid out to swap old for new, I might as well just bin it and buy a new one.
by adamzworld
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: The Range IPA kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: The Range IPA kit

I've just had a look online and I think the newer version is the "MYO American IPA" kit, which does indeed have Centennial and Chinook hops. I have the IPA Bitter kit so I'm not too sure what hops they include but could well be the same as their other kit
by adamzworld
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Pressure barrel cap query
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Pressure barrel cap query

I have two pressure barrels with S30 type caps. Unfortunately the pin that pierces the CO2 cannister has rusted where it's been left outside. My question is can anyone recommend whether it's worth trying to strip it down to repair or am I better off just buying a brand new cap? The price for the val...
by adamzworld
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: The Range IPA kit
Replies: 16
Views: 1131

Re: The Range IPA kit

Just to update on my original post, I started the brew off on 2nd Aug and first impressions were good, although trying to get the malt extract out was a bit of a pain as I've been used to working with cans before but the Range kit comes in a thick plastic package which you have to try and squeeze ou...