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by Bad 'Ed
Thu May 16, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Pale ale, with Elderflower
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Pale ale, with Elderflower

I made an elderflower champagne once and it was really bitter. Elderflower syrup on the other hand has always been good. When you pick the elderflowers changes how much bitterness you get out of them, so just in case maybe it is better to extract the flavour into something first, then you can make s...
by Bad 'Ed
Wed May 09, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Anyone here from Skipton/Craven area?
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Re: Anyone here from Skipton/Craven area?

I live near Skipton and would be keen getting involved. I believe there is a club in Shipley, which I keep meaning to go to, but obviously a Skipton one would be good.
by Bad 'Ed
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Thoughts on which Bittering Hop to Grow
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: Thoughts on which Bittering Hop to Grow

Do all hops change their AA% at a similar rate? I assume more sun one year than the last would result in different AA%. The volatility of this would worry me for a hop I was using for bittering, so I'd go for something that is consistent bitterness year on year.
by Bad 'Ed
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Barnsley Brewer's (?) Old Bernard
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Re: Barnsley Brewer's (?) Old Bernard

SMASH3R wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:36 pm
I can't find any more where I got BB's Old Bernard recipe from.

Can anyone post the actual BB original recipe?
http://forum.craftbrewing.org.uk/viewto ... f=62&t=566
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermenting at 12°C ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1553

Re: Fermenting at 12°C ?

out of interest, can i still call it a pilsner? - i believe its stronger than most exports! I'm pretty sure I've heard of commercial brewers creating lagers with WLP001 or US05 as they both ferment down at cold temps and have a light flavour profile. I would expect a lager to ferment slower though....
by Bad 'Ed
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Woodfordes Wherry - new to brewing
Replies: 7
Views: 1943

Re: Woodfordes Wherry - new to brewing

Adding the bottling sugar before taking a hydrometer reading will increase the gravity of the beer. How much sugar did you add and how much beer is in the FV? I'd just wait a few more days until the yeast have finished eating the additional sugar, take another gravity reading and then if at 1.014 th...
by Bad 'Ed
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Best yeast to co-pitch with WLP002?
Replies: 22
Views: 2939

Re: Best yeast to co-pitch with WLP002?

Surely you'd just use US05 if you wanted to keep the WLP002 profile? It's dried, can tolerate high alcohol levels, finishes low and has a very low flavour profile. I'd say the risk with this game is pitching the second yeast too late. I'd probably chuck it in 24 hours after high krausen (maybe 48h i...
by Bad 'Ed
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: When to scrap a stinking starter?
Replies: 19
Views: 2596

Re: When to scrap a stinking starter?

I've found WLP002 to give off very vinegary smells when making a starter (direct from the vial) so maybe it's an aspect of the yeast itself? The resulting beers have never tasted vinegary.
by Bad 'Ed
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Low abv- how to improve mouth feel/body?
Replies: 19
Views: 2312

Re: Low abv- how to improve mouth feel/body?

Putting glycerine in can help with the mouthfeel of really thin beers.
by Bad 'Ed
Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Measuring AA% for home grown hops
Replies: 11
Views: 809

Re: Measuring AA% for home grown hops

That's also an important point. The amount of moisture you remove from your hops will also change the bittering rate per gram. Two variables to work with, although at least weight change is easy to calculate.
by Bad 'Ed
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Permanently hazy?
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: Permanently hazy?

Do you clean with pbw every time? I normally just clean with warm water and a new sponge, then starsan. Pbw is pretty much by exception - when I feel the other method hasn't cleaned it or when there are stubborn stains that i don't want to scratch off.
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 14922

Re: Hop Growing 2017

You can put hops in pretty much any kit, it's more important to choose what style of hops to grow. As you're currently doing kits, I'd grow hops which can be used to dry hop, but can also grow in the UK - like goldings or cascade.
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2017
Replies: 103
Views: 14922

Re: Hop Growing 2017

There's a lot of green on that old bine, is that ok?
by Bad 'Ed
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2016
Replies: 161
Views: 24104

Re: Hop Growing 2016

Once they start going they reall nip along. I think they only took 2 weeks to climb 4 foot in the greenhouse.
by Bad 'Ed
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing 2016
Replies: 161
Views: 24104

Re: Hop Growing 2016

I am at 55degrees North here in County Antrim which is right on the upper limit for hop growing. Is anyone else is in the same general latitude as me, how successful your hop growing is and what varieties you are growing? I got my MIL, who lives in Cumbria, two fuggles last year and they did really...