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by Meatymc
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 7
Views: 556

Re: It's been a long time coming.......

Meaty, You`ve cracked it! :D WA Well thank God (or you) for that! I have to say I'm pretty chuffed with it myself. The only drawback is it's my home grown 1st gold hops for bittering - which I've now run out of, and a heavy dose of citra during a second 10 minute boil and then again as a dry hop. G...
by Meatymc
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Conditioning before bottling
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: Conditioning before bottling

I do the oddball brew occasionally but am predominantly an IPA man. Ferment at 18 degrees, cold crash down to 2, add gelatine, leave for 3 days, then take back to fermenting temp. I've ended up at 60g of brewing sugar for carbonating just by trial and error but there is an element of how you like yo...
by Meatymc
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: To cut or not to cut
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: To cut or not to cut

If the only hop you're talking about is a male there won't be any hops - only come from the female plant as far as I'm aware. And no (leaving the bines), the plant dies back to the rhizome and starts again from scratch each year so no logic in leaving the previous years bines on. In fact, I seem to ...
by Meatymc
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: SKaSH
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: SKaSH

100gr Dry Hop Chinook yesterday. Let`s see what happens! :D 2 x 50gr bags weighted down with Dunelm Glass Beads. :D WA Spooky...... just done the exact same including 2 x 50g Chinook and Dunelm beads. I'm still a bit concerned about these hops although I've seen Rob Walker suggest on another thread...
by Meatymc
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry yeast reuse
Replies: 18
Views: 682

Re: Dry yeast reuse

I have saved samples from an S05/Proper Job scavenged combination and am producing the best beer I've ever done with it - I use IPA's method of taking a sample from the fermenter after 3 days, putting an airlock on it until it's finished then seal and put at the back of the fridge. I know from my no...
by Meatymc
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Any expert/experienced hop growers out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Any expert/experienced hop growers out there?

Can’t really help with the why because I’m no expert but my second year fuggles have developed long laterals about 2 foot up as well where as the EKG and cascade all appear fine Paul Hi Paul Are your bines vertical where the laterals are growing? It's the fact I'm having to train mine at a 45 degre...
by Meatymc
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Any expert/experienced hop growers out there?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Any expert/experienced hop growers out there?

I transferred all my hop plants to a purpose built new bed late last year - 2 and 3 year olds plants plus some rooted shoots from those to double up. All are growing well but I'm getting a lot of laterals really low down - some of which are already well over 2 feet long - the lead bines being about ...
by Meatymc
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Articles Wanted
Topic: 2018 Citra T90 Pellets
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: 2018 Citra T90 Pellets

Thanks guys

One in the fermenter and then on jollies for 2 weeks so will have a look at the various suggestions when I get back.
by Meatymc
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Extra 2 weeks before bottling
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Extra 2 weeks before bottling

To be honest the primary has a rubbish seal and the secondary is so tight a fit in the brew fridge I can't get an airlock on it - that's why I tend to turn things around sooner rather than later and probably miss out on the benefit of a longer maturation process by doing so. It doesn't help I suppos...
by Meatymc
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Extra 2 weeks before bottling
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Extra 2 weeks before bottling

Dropped a bit of a you know what having pitched my regular IPA this morning only to discover I'm now away for 2 weeks from the 14th - a week on Friday. I'd normally be dry hopping at the beginning of that week for 3 days, dropping to 2C for a couple and then back to bottling temp to bottle around th...
by Meatymc
Thu May 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Articles Wanted
Topic: 2018 Citra T90 Pellets
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: 2018 Citra T90 Pellets

But have Geterbrewed actually have them in stock ?, it's easy to advertise something at a bargain price if you "are out of stock" .Those sort of ploys are often done as a sprat to catch a mackerel The site says so - and I've run a 'guest' order through to payment and seems to be ready to complete -...
by Meatymc
Thu May 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: SKaSH
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: SKaSH

Meaty, Soup is soup, but BEER is BEER! :D Not necessarily :wink: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_soup Mine was certainly cloudy but didn't affect the taste at all - now repeated the exact same recipe twice as my 'supping ale' although added transferring to secondary before the dry hop and chilli...
by Meatymc
Wed May 29, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Articles Wanted
Topic: 2018 Citra T90 Pellets
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: 2018 Citra T90 Pellets

Crossmyloof on eBay have them in stock at a tidy price. Far as I can see the max bag they do is 450g making 900g £46.82 including basic delivery. Geterbrewed, which I've only recently come across, seem to be doing 1KG for £40.80 delivered although I might just double check that with them if I end u...
by Meatymc
Wed May 29, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Articles Wanted
Topic: 2018 Citra T90 Pellets
Replies: 7
Views: 423

2018 Citra T90 Pellets

Don't suppose anyone has a surplus of the above available at a decent rate?
by Meatymc
Wed May 29, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: SKaSH
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: SKaSH

100gr Chinook boiled for 10mins, let it steep for 30mins. Flippin` `eck mun! 100gr of dry leaf hops in a pan is awesome! :D Now then WA........how would you describe the aroma compared to that BFA I sent you - or haven't you opened the damned thing yet? I only ask as I bought a batch of 2017 chinoo...