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by Laripu
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 30
Views: 1637

Re: My First try at Mead.......

I've lobbed in 3 jars of Lidl honey and a jar of homemade redcurrant jelly into a 5l bottle of Morrisons mineral water with a balloon for an airlock and 3/4 of a packet of out of date lalvin champagne yeast. Got it to around 1.083 OG My guess: you won't notice any contribution from the redcurrant j...
by Laripu
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 30
Views: 1637

Re: My First try at Mead.......

I still have 2 plastic fermenters from 1975 - beat that! :lol: I can't beat it all by myself. But with a little help ... I started brewing in late 1990, because I finally had a flat that was big enough, and that coincided with a new job as a software engineer. I gave my manager some homebrew, and h...
by Laripu
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 30
Views: 1637

Re: My First try at Mead.......

WalesAles wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:51 pm
OK. I am a good boy, sometimes.
MF,
Go to the local boot sale and pick up some GLASS DJ`s for about 50p each. Clean and sterilise with gusto!
=D> =D> =D>

WalesAles for PM! :D
by Laripu
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 30
Views: 1637

Re: My First try at Mead.......

A year?! Ooft. I bottled mine after 3 weeks! It was hogging my demojohn. Lol. MF, Have you only got one DJ? #-o Get some 5Lt Plastic water bottles, loose lid, no airlock, blanket over the top, job done! =D> Don't listen to him. Plastic is evil. Use proper glass and airlocks. Over time it all pays f...
by Laripu
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 30
Views: 1637

Re: My First try at Mead.......

Mine worked out to be 14.1%. Haven’t tasted it at all yet [emoji848] The stronger the mead, the longer it takes to mellow out. At that strength, I'd leave it to bulk age for a year and bottle age for 6 months at the very least. At 8%, three months in bulk and 1 month in the bottle is ok. As they sa...
by Laripu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Light carbonated grocey store pineapple melomel
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Light carbonated grocey store pineapple melomel

Made approx 14 litres. 5 lbs of bog-standard grocery store honey. Two cans of these canned pineapple chunks ... yes that's over 3 kg of pineapple and juice in total. :) I boiled 11 litres of water with yeast nutrient and half a teaspoon of Marmite (great nutrient), took it off the heat, added the ho...
by Laripu
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 30
Views: 1637

Re: My First try at Mead.......

The bottom of the bottle had a `jelly - like` gloop, this held together when turning the bottle, when pouring, the gloop started to snake its` way to the glass. I poured 75% of the bottle before any gloop went in the glass. What is the `Gloop`? Is it drinkable? (keeping it just in case). Shook the ...
by Laripu
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8
Replies: 39
Views: 2056

Re: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8

So, this one came out very very clear, no visible haze at all. Nice and fizzy, pouring with a big white head, that vanishes in seconds flat.... Given there's only Pilsen malt in there, probably not a surprise that. I get a nice head with pilsner malt. You might have degraded protein if you did a pr...
by Laripu
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: how to add peaches ?
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: how to add peaches ?

I've read that peach flavour is almost non-existent when fermented in beer, and that if you want a peach flavoured beer, use apricots. When I add fruit, I add to the secondary, after primary fermentation is over. (Frozen is ok, worked for me.) After a month of contact, I siphon to a tertiary ferment...
by Laripu
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8
Replies: 39
Views: 2056

Re: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8

I like the idea of the colander. I might use that. I do a hybrid sparge too. My mash is in a 27L SS pot, insulated with the same stuff you put around a water heater. Like bubble wrap but with aluminum foil around. I fasten it on with Velcro. The pot sits on a hot plate, which is plugged into a tempe...
by Laripu
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8
Replies: 39
Views: 2056

Re: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8

I've found that whenever my wife comments (oh so authoritatively) on something which I understand well, she's dead wrong. It's always "you don't need to do that it, and it won't make any difference", and then it does. For brewing, I keep her away as much as I can. I ignore everything she says to do ...
by Laripu
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8
Replies: 39
Views: 2056

Re: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8

wolfenrook wrote:
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:10 pm
lol On the flip side, it's much better organised......
I also prefer the 'spousal unit' and the dogs to be out of the kitchen when I'm working there.

I'm much more efficient when I don't have furry things in my way ... Or the dogs, either. ;)
by Laripu
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8
Replies: 39
Views: 2056

Re: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8

Be interested to see how this turns out with dried yeast. Going for a triple tomorrow and using lellemand abbay. Would love to find a good Belgian dry yeast strain that comes somewhat close to liquid I've used Lallemand yeasts Abbaye and Belle Saison. Both produced reasonable beer, but to my taste,...
by Laripu
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8
Replies: 39
Views: 2056

Re: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8

Excellent! I'm going to have a go at a braggot one day. :) If you'd like a go at Old 11-ish, here's the recipe. It's for 23 litres. (Units will be mixed, because I'm American. :) Pretty mixed myself.) 10 lbs honey (4.54 kg. cheap commercial honey is ok) 3 pounds light DME (1.4 kg) 4 litres apple ju...
by Laripu
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8
Replies: 39
Views: 2056

Re: Wen's Lunch (Patersbier) AG BIAB #8

wolfenrook wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:21 pm
Do I see a fellow mead maker? :wink:
You do. :D