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- Thu May 16, 2019 10:01 am
- Forum: Beer Recipes
- Topic: Pale ale, with Elderflower
- Replies: 10
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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...
- Wed May 09, 2018 11:46 pm
- Forum: Home Brew Clubs
- Topic: Anyone here from Skipton/Craven area?
- Replies: 1
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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.
- Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:31 am
- Forum: Hops
- Topic: Thoughts on which Bittering Hop to Grow
- Replies: 5
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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.
- Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:05 pm
- Forum: Brewdays
- Topic: Barnsley Brewer's (?) Old Bernard
- Replies: 5
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http://forum.craftbrewing.org.uk/viewto ... f=62&t=566
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....
- Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:12 pm
- Forum: Kit Brewing
- Topic: Woodfordes Wherry - new to brewing
- Replies: 7
- Views: 1864
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...
- Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:29 pm
- Forum: Fermentation
- Topic: Best yeast to co-pitch with WLP002?
- Replies: 22
- Views: 2817
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...
- Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:20 pm
- Forum: Yeast
- Topic: When to scrap a stinking starter?
- Replies: 19
- Views: 2497
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.
- Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:48 pm
- Forum: Grain Brewing
- Topic: Measuring AA% for home grown hops
- Replies: 11
- Views: 764
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.
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.
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.
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...