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by Stanna
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: To cut or not to cut
Replies: 1
Views: 579

To cut or not to cut

Hi, a few years ago I found a wild hop plant that turned out to be a male plant, since then I have realised that each year the leaves just grow again from the same bines, this has got me thinking if I didn't cut my hops bines off after harvest and just left them would I get a lot more hops to harves...
by Stanna
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Blackberry wine ??
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: Blackberry wine ??

I used a distilling Web site calculator to calculate the sugar to water potential alcohol percentage, but that doesn't include the sugar in the fruit to start with.
by Stanna
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Blackberry wine ??
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: Blackberry wine ??

The sg was 1.100, the fermenter was almost full at 24 litres with all the fruit in it, I left it fermenting for 5 days before filtering out the fruit, I would have left it till it was fermented dry to filter the fruit out but the cap of fruit was wanting to push the fermenter lid off. Anyway yesterd...
by Stanna
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Blackberry wine ??
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: Blackberry wine ??

I should also add that I boiled the fruit first because I just couldn't bring myself to fermenting unsanitised fruit, did this perhaps release more juice from the fruit.
by Stanna
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Blackberry wine ??
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Blackberry wine ??

Hi, can anyone point me in the right direction with my first blackberry wine, I have followed a 1 gallon recipe x 5 so it says for 23 litres 8.75 kg of blackberries, 7.5 kg of sugar, 22.5 litres of water, i have sived all the fruit out of the wine on only added 6kg of sugar and 11.5 litres of water ...
by Stanna
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight
Replies: 29
Views: 4497

Re: question for anyone that has done dennis king's galaxy delight

I have this in my kegerator at the moment, it's a very impressive drink especially for the price it cost to make, goes great with all food, total respect. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘
by Stanna
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Dried hops
Replies: 0
Views: 1041

Dried hops

Hi, I have harvested my hops, dried them for a week and now they smell of absolutely nothing ??, is this right, as they were drying they were super pungent but now nothing, the hops I buy vacuumed sealed are really smelly when I open the pack so I'm wondering were its all gone ?, hope someone can sh...
by Stanna
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Kits vs mashing
Replies: 13
Views: 2453

Re: Kits vs mashing

Yes, I bottled once on said never again, I've got 2 fermenting fridges so when I keg its 4 cornies worth at once so with 7 minutes of force carbing each keg then cleaning fermenting tubs it takes over 3 hours, which I hate, but like you say so much easier than bottling.
by Stanna
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Kits vs mashing
Replies: 13
Views: 2453

Re: Kits vs mashing

Wow, after reading the replys and googling how to make kits I didn't realise that you don't boil and don't add hops #-o , I am at the stage now where I am using beer smith 2 and brewing from the recipe's there so maybe a step backwards using kits, thanks for the info. I do find that making the beer ...
by Stanna
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Kits vs mashing
Replies: 13
Views: 2453

Kits vs mashing

I started brewing about 18 months ago, believe it or not i have never used a beer kit, I started with full mash beer making, now I am wondering if kits are any good, are they on par with mashing your own or not ??
by Stanna
Wed Sep 28, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Wild hops ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

Re: Wild hops ?

Turned out to be a male plant :?
by Stanna
Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Would you buy this stainless fermenter
Replies: 15
Views: 2180

Re: Would you buy this stainless fermenter

Stainless steel Fusti are similar but a lot cheaper this is just eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/606982L-contenitore-per-olio-fusto-inox-18-10-sansone-litri-100-fusti-olive-r-/361311168757?hash=item541fd2e8f5:i:361311168757 , I did find an Italian site and could get a 100 liter Fusti delivered to uk ...
by Stanna
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: John guest
Replies: 7
Views: 764

Re: John guest

Since we left the eu I wouldn't trust em :D
by Stanna
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Regulator leakage...what is normal?
Replies: 21
Views: 1798

Re: Regulator leakage...what is normal?

It's because we left the eu :lol:
by Stanna
Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Wild hops ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

Re: Wild hops ?

U.K. High peak, Derbyshire.