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by Meatymc
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 15
Views: 712

Re: Hello everyone

Hops are probably your best bang for the buck in a small space in the UK - aside from financially, it opens up options like green hop beer which is delicious but only really works if you can get the hops into wort within a few hours of picking. +1 on that - rhizomes are cheap to buy, easy to grow a...
by Meatymc
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Fullers 1845
Replies: 26
Views: 1467

Re: Fullers 1845

As I say I’ve never had a failure off just one bottle dregs . Not trying to teach you to suck eggs but is it warm enough ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Same process every time - did a PJ starter 24 hours later - same process again and no problems at all. Like most things that should work but ...
by Meatymc
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Fullers 1845
Replies: 26
Views: 1467

Re: Fullers 1845

As an aside, today 1845 won CAMRA bottle of the year, which may help distribution. Really - gobsmacked!! Just to cover off a couple of other comments, I always go for 3 bottles of dregs primarily because I've convinced the wife it's the minimum required (when she goes shopping) so I get 3 bottles t...
by Meatymc
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Fullers 1845
Replies: 26
Views: 1467

Re: Fullers 1845

Just picked up 3 bottles in Leeds - plenty on the shelves there Reet! Life is looking up ! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Reet? Into 1930's American jazz are we??? Any reason why people don't put on where they're based? Loads of stuff on here where that small bit of info' would enable responses...
by Meatymc
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Fullers 1845
Replies: 26
Views: 1467

Re: Fullers 1845

Just picked up 3 bottles in Leeds - plenty on the shelves there
by Meatymc
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 31
Views: 1372

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

Similar to Top Cat's process except I go straight for a 1.2L starter - muliplied up numbers stated. Has always worked in the past except I did notice there seemed to be far less bottle matter when I did the last scavenge (about 8/9 weeks ago) and the resulting fermentation was much less active. I di...
by Meatymc
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: BFS Stout: A disaster of a brew day.
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: BFS Stout: A disaster of a brew day.

monkeyboy wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:33 pm
BFS Stout. You can probably work out what the B, F and S stand for :)
Beautiful First-class Supp? :wink:
by Meatymc
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Dry hop - temp reduction
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: Dry hop - temp reduction

Hi Grizwald I'm no expert but have been through the same learning process you're butting up against so here's my ten penneth for what its worth: 1. I'd remove after 3 days as I believe you don't gain anything by leaving any longer. 2. See 1 above 3. Can't see any at current temp's although the neare...
by Meatymc
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: How long for hops/yeast to clear in fermentation bucket?
Replies: 13
Views: 657

Re: How long for hops/yeast to clear in fermentation bucket?

Or a combination of the 2 - fine with gelatin, drop to below 10C then allow it to drift back up to around 17/18C before bottling.
by Meatymc
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 31
Views: 1372

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

I never had much joy harvesting their yeast. I harvested the yeast fine, just didnt taste right. Because of the size of the brewery, I dont think that they use "their own" yeast. JMHO its probably a neutral, hop forward strain (US-05 maybe). Word on here was it is their own but not sure how recent ...
by Meatymc
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 31
Views: 1372

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

Thanks Meatymc the llast couple of PJ bottles from the supermarket are pretty clear - despite the bottle warning to pour carefully to avoid disturbing the sediment. I'm planning on a guided tour of the brewery and bar soon. Maybe if I contact them in advance, I could get some real yeast from them? ...
by Meatymc
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please
Replies: 31
Views: 1372

Re: St Austel 'Proper Job' Cornish IPA - help please

And just to add why not use St Austells own yeast by scavenging from bottles of Proper Job? I'm using this process to get my base yeast on a lot of my IPA's and bitters. Simple process - just search on here - or IPA will sort you out if you're stuck. No more expensive buying 3 or 4 bottles of PJ (on...
by Meatymc
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Sealed Fermentation
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Sealed Fermentation

Is your brew fridge in the same room? Keep an eye on what it's doing, wouldn't be surprised if it's doing more cooling than heating if the ambient temp is about 18C. The wort will be heating the fridge up. Yes it is. Going to check ambient temp in the fridge at least every day on this next batch. I...
by Meatymc
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stuck - or to be expected?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Stuck - or to be expected?

Just thought I'd finish this post off with the comment the Coffee Vanilla Stout has turned out to be a stonking brew - more or less a very good cold alcoholic coffee
by Meatymc
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Sealed Fermentation
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Sealed Fermentation

Interesting stuff. In that case, I'll defo do a repeat exercise and carefully monitor the temp on the non-controlled fermenter. Will report back.