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by windrider
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Braumeister Killer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1184

Re: Braumeister Killer?

Looked at this when going down the one pot route. It looks fantastic but incredibly expensive. The prices you have to add VAT on to. If you include the recommended starter kit you’re looking at over £1800. Add on sparge heater if needed – it’s a lot of cheddar! The Grainfather, Brewzilla systems hav...
by windrider
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Induction Hobs
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Induction Hobs

I'm making the move towards induction hobs on my new setup but have hit a query regarding which model is most suitable... Buffalo make a 3000W hob (model CE208) and a Heavy Duty 3000W Hob (CP799). I'll be using these with 10 USg/35l pots. What would be really useful to me is first hand experience u...
by windrider
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Induction Hobs
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Induction Hobs

I'm making the move towards induction hobs on my new setup but have hit a query regarding which model is most suitable... Buffalo make a 3000W hob (model CE208) and a Heavy Duty 3000W Hob (CP799). I'll be using these with 10 USg/35l pots. What would be really useful to me is first hand experience u...
by windrider
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 1704

Re: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale

sbond10 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Looks super tasty that's for sure
I'll send you a bottle sometime :D
by windrider
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 1704

Re: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale

Great post and congrats for the wedding! As one who had the misfortune to suck a litre of sanitiser from the blow off into the FV while cold crashing, that Guardian device looks interesting! I used a simple balloon (sanitized) previously, worked well. This is just a upgraded version. You could easi...
by windrider
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 1704

Re: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale

Had issues trying to attach images on the previous post #-o However, here is the finished product...

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by windrider
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 1704

Yellow Submarine Pale Ale

I’m getting married next year and providing homebrew beer favours on the table (this is a test run for it). This was brewed last month and I tapped the keg last weekend. Pleased to say it has turned out really great and I can’t wait to brew it again in the New Year :D Recipe: Yellow Submarine Pale A...
by windrider
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Bottling Elderflower Sparkling Wine
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

Bottling Elderflower Sparkling Wine

First ever attempt at making sparkling elderflower wine :D Hoping to use them for our wedding favours next year. A lot of conflicting advice online when to bottle. My brew has been sat on the flowers and fermenting for over a week now. Fermentation is starting to slow down (Lalvin EC-1118 champagne ...
by windrider
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mocha Stout - how does this look?
Replies: 0
Views: 611

Mocha Stout - how does this look?

First time ever brewing a sweet stout, in fact anything dark [-o< How does the recipe below look? Research online suggests adding lactose in the last 15 mins and the cocoa nibs in the last 10mins…is that about right? Depending how much ‘coffee’ flavour I get from the malt I was thinking about adding...
by windrider
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How long to leave kolsch
Replies: 9
Views: 886

Re: How long to leave kolsch

You want to drink Kolsch fresh, so anything from 2-3 weeks (onwards) is fine. Having just brewed my 3rd batch this is one of my favourite styles to brew! :D Just sent a Kolsch to a competition which will be 16 weeks old by the time its judged. Will be interesting to see how it scores as I think it's...
by windrider
Fri May 05, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Wales & West Amateur Wine and Beer Makers Festival
Replies: 6
Views: 2754

Re: Wales & West Amateur Wine and Beer Makers Festival

Hi Windrider, did you get there? Just come back, the new classes well supported roughly 15 to 20 bottles in each class, came away with 2 first 3 second 2 third and 1 fifth and 4 sixth. Pretty pleased really Tbh I completely forgot… #-o Although had some cracking beers at Tuckers Maltings beer festi...
by windrider
Fri May 05, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Blichmann Beer Gun
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Blichmann Beer Gun

I’ve been using a copy of the Blichmann beer gun for over a year now and find it great :D My top tips: - Chill the kegs as much as possible. I usually set my fridge to 0°c and leave it for 24 hours or more. - I fill the beer gun with Starsan from the keg, then place it in the fridge. - I use plastic...
by windrider
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#19 - M.A.C American Amber Ale (BIAB)
Replies: 0
Views: 740

AG#19 - M.A.C American Amber Ale (BIAB)

First brew day post in a while. This was the first brew using my new Blichmann Hell Fire burner. What a piece of a kit it is =D> kicks out some serious heat and reduced my brew day massively. Hoping to enter this beer in to the upcoming Welsh National. Fairly successful brew day apart from the trub ...
by windrider
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Dry hopping in the keg after force carbing?
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: Dry hopping in the keg after force carbing?

would this be a really bad idea? Nope not at all, I’ve done it loads of time and have got great results from it :D I purchased one of these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Homebrew-Stainless-Steel-Hop-Spider-Beer-Filter-Keg-Dry-Hopper-300-Mesh-7x29cm-/152338121722?hash=item23780f43fa:g:tBYAAOSwo4pYPr7E
by windrider
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Man go camping, man need beer!
Replies: 37
Views: 4364

Re: Man go camping, man need beer!

Now that's more like it! How is it on the disposable CO2 cartridges? The Malt Miller sites suggests not quite a full keg from a 16g one. Cheers, Jamie Yeah that’s about right. I used x1 cartridge on NYE and it dispensed the whole keg (about 7-8 litres). You can pick the cartridges up pretty cheap o...