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by Bad 'Ed
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Easy/mini kegs
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Easy/mini kegs

If it's the first time you used them perhaps it's the seal.

Does the beer taste flat when you take a sample? If so add more sugar and make sure you know how the top bung works before resealing.
by Bad 'Ed
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Brewing lager from Wheeler/Protz European Beers at Home...
Replies: 31
Views: 1686

Re: Brewing lager from Wheeler/Protz European Beers at Home...

Brewedout wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:42 am
Every bit of information is always useful [emoji106]
Even if I say I prefer the Spaten? :)

Although it's possible that it's mostly because of nostalgia (the Spaten tents are easier to get in to...)
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Smoked beer brewday
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Smoked beer brewday

What does fermenting under pressure do? Allow you to ferment at a higher temp?
by Bad 'Ed
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: first brew!
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: first brew!

2 weeks in keg and keeps geting slowly beter. Totaly flat though which is ok for a stout, will adding a co2 bulb add any fizz to the stout [ no!] or will it just put presure in the keg for dispensing? [ Yes!] Guy Adding pressure to the barrel will reduce the rate at which existing fizz is lost thou...
by Bad 'Ed
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Nottingham Yeast query
Replies: 29
Views: 1416

Re: Nottingham Yeast query

Or think about something like this , together with something like this . I'd certainly recommend going down this route. Using a no rinse sanitiser prior to bottling reduces risk and these products make it much quicker than soaking. I've not tested the no airlock thing significantly but I've not bee...
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Nottingham Yeast query
Replies: 29
Views: 1416

Re: Nottingham Yeast query

Ah thanks, the present batch I'm drinking - Black Sheep/Nottingham and IPA/West Coast, about 20% of the bottles are fizzers, with a lot of head. I didn't realize that yeast played a part and had assumed that the culprit was the Torrified Wheat, which I use to promote head. How sure are you that fer...
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Nottingham Yeast query
Replies: 29
Views: 1416

Re: Nottingham Yeast query

It's probably easier to ferment somewhere convenient and choose a yeast which works well at that temp.
by Bad 'Ed
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: first brew!
Replies: 12
Views: 907

Re: first brew!

Bought a 5gl bottem tap king keg and dark belgian candy sugar for this brew but am unsure how much to add to the 18l of stout. Any help welcome :?: I would probably prime with 2-3g of sugar per litre. That's about the same sort of fizz you get in cask ale. You can go higher if you want it fizzy lik...
by Bad 'Ed
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Head "cracks" on hand pulled beer
Replies: 16
Views: 1746

Re: Head "cracks" on hand pulled beer

I always thought this was a recipe / yeast thing. I worked in Kent for a year in about 2000 and I remember Master Brew (and I think Spitfire?) doing this when bought from the local pubs. Now it was a long time ago, at the start of my drinking career, and I didn't get to go to the pubs very often, so...
by Bad 'Ed
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA

The only american red IPA I can think of is Thornbridge Colorado Red, but I just checked and that is only 5.9% I'm not actually wanting it to be hugely strong, 5.9 is easily strong enough for me! I got some Mr President from Tesco yesterday and will see if I can get some of the others online somewh...
by Bad 'Ed
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Suggestions for my 100th All-grain Brew
Replies: 17
Views: 1310

Re: Suggestions for my 100th All-grain Brew

bitter_dave wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:47 pm
Why don’t you make a beer recipe from 100+ years ago? Perhaps a crazy strong mild ale!
Ron @ Barclay Perkins does a service where he will help you design a beer from x years ago.
by Bad 'Ed
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA

Brewdog Hardcore? Never had it but it looks dark. IPAs are all that’s available here in the US so I’m sick of them :roll: Just googled that, thanks. I've never had it before but I'll check it out, although I imagine the 9.2% will make it fairly prohibitive! Edit: it seems to have been renamed Mr Pr...
by Bad 'Ed
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA

Three easily obtainable ones that spring to mind are Sierra Nevada Torpedo Magic Rock Cannonball Brewdog Jackhammer I mean much more amber than that. Like 15-20% crystal or something. If I am remembering this rightly I had this beer a fair few years ago when I was in California which is like what I...
by Bad 'Ed
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Commercial examples of an Amber West Coast IPA

Anyone know of any commercially available West Coast style amber IPAs? I'm looking for something really hoppy, very bitter with lots of crystal in. Piney kinda hops.

I tend to buy the really hoppy beers I like because they do a better job of it than I do.
by Bad 'Ed
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 3902

Re: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread

McMullan wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:50 pm
I can see now how ridiculous I’ve been, so, after a lot of thought, I've decided to sell my main fermenter.
Lol, very good. =D>