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by Manngold
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Wild hops
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Wild hops

Found a lot of wild hops in a local park. I don't have time to brew but want to use them. I have a Golden Ale kit from Wilko, could I bring that to the boil with 5 l water, and 1.5kg of dme, and add the hops for a 10 minute and 5 minute boil and then strain into a fermenter? Top up with 15l of cold ...
by Manngold
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#29 - Summer Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 1534

Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

MB - brewed this today. Smelt great. I still can't get decent efficiency on my gf. Ended up with 24l at 1036. Added 500g sugar to give a slight boost.
by Manngold
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wilco Dark Velvet Stout
Replies: 9
Views: 1373

Re: Wilco Dark Velvet Stout

N worries, glad to have helped. Up to you about the 50/50 split. I would personally go all spray malt if I was to do this brew again, but that is personal preference. If you want body, perhaps go all spray malt if you intend to brew to 22l?

Hope this helps
by Manngold
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wilco Dark Velvet Stout
Replies: 9
Views: 1373

Re: Wilco Dark Velvet Stout

Not really. It is an ok kit. I would really use 1kg of spray malt (don't skimp and use sugar) and brew short to 20l. I made the mistake of using sugar with this kit and using beer kit enhancer and it was ok, took a long time to be even passable and I still have some bottles left that nobody really w...
by Manngold
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Brew Masons Hand Made Beer Kit Review
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Brew Masons Hand Made Beer Kit Review

I agree Jim. I did a little search, and it seems only one place sells this stuff. No reviews of the product.
by Manngold
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Speeding up the process!!! (FERMENTING-DRINKING)
Replies: 15
Views: 1777

Re: Speeding up the process!!! (FERMENTING-DRINKING)

It is a cracking pint. So brew it again to get a real idea of what it is like. I will defo be brewing this one again.
by Manngold
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Speeding up the process!!! (FERMENTING-DRINKING)
Replies: 15
Views: 1777

Re: Speeding up the process!!! (FERMENTING-DRINKING)

Hi. I have very recently brewed this. I brewed four weeks ago and bottled two weeks ago. Tastes very good already. Tasted good after two weeks in the FV. I would dry hop as soon as gravity is low. The dry hops may help to mask off flavours as well from no conditioning time.
by Manngold
Tue May 29, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Co2 - food grade
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Co2 - food grade

Recently purchased some of the mini kegs that have a mini co2 regulator and they take a threaded co2 bulb. Does Co2 need to be good grade? Are there any risks with using those that aren't?

Thanks
by Manngold
Sun May 27, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)

Brilliant write up MB. I love my Grainfather, it has reignited my spark for brewing and makes me want to brew regularly.
by Manngold
Thu May 24, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Crossmyloof yeast
Replies: 46
Views: 6530

Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Got a batch of Old Peculiar clone on the go at the moment using CML's Real Ale yeast. An odd criticism perhaps but I feel this yeast is unacceptably vigorous!! I expect a Belgian wit yeast to be leaping out of the fermenter (especially at wit fermentation temperatures with wheat in the grain bill) ...
by Manngold
Mon May 21, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fruit wheat beer
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Fruit wheat beer

Hi Dean, I think that Raspberry would probably be a safe bet. It is also readily available in frozen form for you to use. From memory I used about 2.5kg of Frozen Fruit (I used summer fruit mix). Using Summer Fruit mix meant that it was fruity but it was also quite tart to begin with. People liked i...
by Manngold
Mon May 21, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Over sugared the brew
Replies: 15
Views: 1431

Re: Over sugared the brew

Jim, you could also buy the 5L water bottles from the shops. They are sterile, so you can drink the water, pour in the fruit juice and then add your yeast. That way you could brew more than just 1l a time.
by Manngold
Sun May 20, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Putting together a temperature controlled fridge
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: Putting together a temperature controlled fridge

I just asked the it department at work for a couple of fans from old computers. 240V fans? I power my stir plate computer fan with an old phone charger. In all honesty I have no idea. I had just seen YouTube videos of people using them so asked the it department. They weren’t really that bothered a...
by Manngold
Sat May 19, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Putting together a temperature controlled fridge
Replies: 10
Views: 1335

Re: Putting together a temperature controlled fridge

Same as above. Just tape it to the side of the FV. I would invest in a tube heater and a small pc fan. That was you can ensure temp is maintained . My tube heater was something like £10 from eBay. And I just asked the it department at work for a couple of fans from old computers.