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by MuckyFunster
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Apple IPA
Replies: 14
Views: 1182

Apple IPA

I had a bottle of this tonight and basically it’s amazing. Not much head on it, but oh man... It tastes almost like apple sherbet. Passion fruit and apple flavours. Incredible. Very very happy with it! Oh aye, and when it came to bottling time I mixed the two demijohn’s worth of beer together in a b...
by MuckyFunster
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Horrible taste...? John Bull IPA
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Horrible taste...? John Bull IPA

What do you use?

I think when I made the IPA I put in 500g light spraymalt and 500g sugar.


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by MuckyFunster
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Horrible taste...? John Bull IPA
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Horrible taste...? John Bull IPA

Yeah, the bottles were just sitting at room temp at the back of the cupboard. I suppose, like yous say, it could be a number of things. I’d thought that once beer was in the bottle and had primed and tasted good, that it was then essentially safe and in the clear! When I tried it the other night and...
by MuckyFunster
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Horrible taste...? John Bull IPA
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Horrible taste...? John Bull IPA

Hey folks, I brewed a John Bull IPA kit around about March / April this year. I made a hop tea using 25g Amarillo on brew day, then after a week I dry hopped it with another 25g Amarillo. After the brew I bottled it and when it came time to drinking I enjoyed it but remember thinking that the hop fl...
by MuckyFunster
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Apple IPA
Replies: 14
Views: 1182

Apple IPA

lol. I slept next to it, hugging the demijohn like a teddy to keep it warm [emoji23][emoji6] It smells amazing in the cupboard. Don’t think I’ll bother dry hopping it, cause it smells really hoppy already and ... incase it’s watery crap ... I don’t want to waste my hops! I probably will go back and ...
by MuckyFunster
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Apple IPA
Replies: 14
Views: 1182

Re: Apple IPA

I think what I’ll probably end up doing is I’ll mix both DJs of beer together at priming time. That way I’ll have one big batch or identical beer rather than two small ones.

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Just procrastinating now! Lol.


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by MuckyFunster
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Apple IPA
Replies: 14
Views: 1182

Apple IPA

Oh no, I’m not planning on chucking it! Nothing that drastic! Lol. Having slept on it, on consideration, I shouldn’t have panicked and split the batch and watered it down so much. The muntons yeast is apparently good up to about 8%, so at 1090 it would’ve maybe fermented out to about 1030, likely gi...
by MuckyFunster
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Apple IPA
Replies: 14
Views: 1182

Re: Apple IPA

Can anyone give me their take on this please.... I tried to make this apple IPA idea tonight. I shouldn’t have bothered. Maybe got a big ahead of myself... I bought a 12l pot recently cause I’m going to have a go at making some small all grain batches. I was keen to use it, so I decided to do a smal...
by MuckyFunster
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Black Forest stout idea
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Black Forest stout idea

I bottled this beer tonight. There was A LOT of sediment in the demijohn. Could probably have been doing with being racked again and left for another while. I also seriously messed up with my stupid syphon. Ended up with only 6x 500ml bottles from just under 4 litres in the DJ, but as I says, there ...
by MuckyFunster
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Planning - Spiced Cyser
Replies: 7
Views: 1327

Re: Planning - Spiced Cyser

Hi Jambo! The cyser seems to have gone fine, although I haven’t yet tried any! It fermented down to 1007 from about 1115-1120 or so, so I worked that out to be about 14.1%. I added in the cinnamon and nutmeg after 7 days and I bottled it after 14 days. Since doing this I’ve read that I should probab...
by MuckyFunster
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: Simple Cheap and Tasty, Raspberryade
Replies: 498
Views: 69233

Re: Simple Cheap and Tasty, Raspberryade

I tried a bottle of this framboise effort last night and you know what.... It’s actually really nice! Super pleased with how it has turned out. Tasted like I think it’s meant too. Wheaty and hoppy and fruity. Could maybe be a bit more tart, but it is really tasty. The priming has done wonders to to ...
by MuckyFunster
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Black Forest stout idea
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Black Forest stout idea

Planning on adding thi cherry vodka liquor tonight and have been googling fruit additions. The consensus is that cherry is quite mild when added to beer. Folk are talking about adding 5, 6, 7 or more pounds of cherries into 5 gallon bathes! So, I think I might up the cherry addition for this. The ba...
by MuckyFunster
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Black Forest stout idea
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Black Forest stout idea

You reckon that’s too too much? Could always just purée it and then add less of the liquid into the DJ. Hmm ... making it up as I go along! Lol.

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by MuckyFunster
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Black Forest stout idea
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Black Forest stout idea

I stuck 200g of frozen cherries into a jar tonight and covered them with vodka. I never really thought much of it, but afterwards I realised it’s probably about 100ml of vodka or so. Maybe a touch more. Anyone reckon that might be way too much to add to my demijohn? I suppose it would work out at ab...
by MuckyFunster
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Black Forest stout idea
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Black Forest stout idea

The grains were just crushed pale malt. I’d bought them to make an ale, and I didn’t have anything else. So I steeped 50g just for a bit of extra body. Is 50g enough? I wasn’t sure at all. I thought about using cacao nibs. I thought I already had some, cause I used to make tea with them, but when I ...