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by adamzworld
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2843

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

I have new shoots appearing from my hop plant so should I cut the old ones right back to the base of the plant I would plus you only need 4/5 bines out of the loads you've got but I'd wait a few more weeks before removing the others in case we get late significant frosts - then remove the weakest l...
by adamzworld
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2843

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

I have new shoots appearing from my hop plant so should I cut the old ones right back to the base of the plant

I've attached photo to illustrate

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Sut4enXbLbE9vCRT9
by adamzworld
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 118
Views: 8063

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: 8063

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: 26
Views: 2843

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: 26
Views: 2843

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: 1493

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: 1493

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: 1493

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: 1493

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: 1493

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: 26
Views: 2843

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: 1493

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: 275

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: 1493

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