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by BertB
Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: circulating fan
Replies: 7
Views: 1518

Re: circulating fan

I have mine plugged in so they only come on when the heater is on, and they blow over the heater.

I use a couple of

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ULTRA-QUIET-C ... 4ad3310877

and a charger from my old beard trimmer :)
by BertB
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: 1st brew done
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: 1st brew done

Hi, I transferred into a second barrel from the first FV with some sugar then bottled straight away Left Bottles at room temp for a couple of days before transferring to the fridge was this right ??? Thanx Gazza All sounds good to me, did you get a good carbonation on the beers? what I do. I have a...
by BertB
Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: 1st brew done
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: 1st brew done

After you bottled, did you put them straight in the fridge or did you condition for a week at room temp?

Cloudy beer might also suggest you sucked up trub from the FV.

Did you bottle straight from the FV or did you rack to a secondary bucket for bottling?
by BertB
Wed May 27, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewferm Diablo
Replies: 13
Views: 2988

Re: Brewferm Diablo

Do these smaller kits (as in it's a 9 liter one) need a smaller Ferment vessel? the smallest I've got is a 25 and that a whole lot of head space!
by BertB
Wed May 27, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Evil dog being just that
Replies: 13
Views: 2721

Re: Evil dog being just that

How much sugar should I batch prime it with? 23ltr. And do I dissolve the sugar in water and then into bottling barrel? Cheers If memory serves I think I used about 180G, so I'd probably go a fair bit lower than that next time. Maybe 120/130. I dissolve the sugar in water whilst boiling on the hob ...
by BertB
Mon May 18, 2015 4:05 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Evil dog being just that
Replies: 13
Views: 2721

Re: Evil dog being just that

My evil dog was very cloudy when bottled, but it cleared/settled a treat, was a very good beer, if a little over carb'd
by BertB
Thu May 14, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Bulldog Brews "Four Finger Jack"
Replies: 17
Views: 5780

Re: Bulldog Brews "Four Finger Jack"

SquireKnott wrote:
WalesAles wrote:SK,
What is your FG?

WA
About 1.008

Bottling now....
How did this turn out?

Mine was four weeks in the FV before it got down to 1.009, bottled it last night (having added the hops 2 days prior).

Looked and smelt good, tick tock on the first tasting! [-o<
by BertB
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Kick starting
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Kick starting

If the brew is nearing completion you don't really want to introduce Oxygen.

A swirl round with the lid on, or maybe at a push a gentle stir with a sanitized paddle/spoon.
by BertB
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Simple Cheap and Tasty, Raspberryade
Replies: 498
Views: 144172

Re: Simple Cheap and Tasty, Raspberryade

Just a heads up that Lidl will have in stock lOWICZ Fruit Syrups this week (as of today) 99p a bottle, they look ideal for this, there is a Cherry one that looks very interesting! :) BB, The Cherry one is Good, the Raspberry one is much better! :D Stocking up tomorrow for a weekend brew! :D WA My t...
by BertB
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: fermentation cupboard
Replies: 13
Views: 2712

Re: fermentation cupboard

I've not altered the fridge at all. The temp wire and lead for the heater go in the front, they fit thanks to the seal. It's not ideal but a piece of sticky tape holds the door closed. The fridge can be returned to normal duties in less than a minute. In the future, I'll probably be rerouting the wi...
by BertB
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: fermentation cupboard
Replies: 13
Views: 2712

Re: fermentation cupboard

Many people (myself included) use an old larder fridge as a pre-built insulated box to ferment in. Is that not an option due to space? I've recently acquired a larger (double height fridge) that I plan to reuse my STC-1000 and 60W heater in. ETA: the fridge was free - from a local post on https://il...
by BertB
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Hello from Wilko's .....the return
Replies: 226
Views: 50615

Re: Hello from Wilko's .....the return

WM13.

Been into store recently and just checked online and you seem to have stopped doing the milestone kits.

Do you know if this is this permanent or just a seasonal thing?
by BertB
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Simple Cheap and Tasty, Raspberryade
Replies: 498
Views: 144172

Re: Simple Cheap and Tasty, Raspberryade

Just a heads up that Lidl will have in stock lOWICZ Fruit Syrups this week (as of today) 99p a bottle, they look ideal for this, there is a Cherry one that looks very interesting! :)
by BertB
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: KIT OF THE YEAR - YOUR NOMINATIONS
Replies: 28
Views: 5057

Re: KIT OF THE YEAR - YOUR NOMINATIONS

close run thing between...

Bulldog - Evil Dog Double IPA
or
Milestone - Shine on - with added cascade hops (both as a tea and dry hopped)/


The Evil dog is a lively (possibly slightly over carb'd) strong brew that is far to easy to drink.

Shine on, great tasting very moreish.
by BertB
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: The best kit you ever brewed?
Replies: 17
Views: 3142

Re: The best kit you ever brewed?

So far....

Milestone IPA - came out quite a bit darker than the normal IPA (bottles were better than the barrel)

Evil Dog Double IPA.