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by steviebobs83
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: Peco Mash Bin and Plastic Kegs
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Peco Mash Bin and Plastic Kegs

Peco plastic mash bin with controller - used once in 2016 and then bought a grainfather. It's been sat in the roof of my garage ever since. Will need a good clean but all appears in working order and the element doesn't look corroded I've also moved on to corny kegs so these are surplus to requireme...
by steviebobs83
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Odd gravity reading
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Odd gravity reading

Were both samples also at 20°C?

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by steviebobs83
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: bag to use in fruit press
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: bag to use in fruit press

Wilko sell fruit straining bags

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by steviebobs83
Tue May 26, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bungs for Minikeg reuse
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Bungs for Minikeg reuse

I got some from Ali Express a while ago and they were about 37p each. Took about 3 weeks for delivery from China mind. Not sure if you can still get stuff from China at the moment. They have a central plastic cup that you push into the keg when the pressure gets too low. Fish it back out and clean f...
by steviebobs83
Tue May 05, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: is this going to work???
Replies: 19
Views: 1353

Re: is this going to work???

Just take them out for a week or so, they'll carb up

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by steviebobs83
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: is this going to work???
Replies: 19
Views: 1353

Re: is this going to work???

If you're drinking it fairly quickly and have a big enough fridge, you could always bottle it with a little extra priming sugar and bung it in the fridge after a day or 2. There should be some carbonation and (as yet) unfermented sugar for sweetness. I'd use plastic bottles though, just in case. Sen...
by steviebobs83
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: sweet taste , help
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: sweet taste , help

I've used that høg norsk yeast twice now and neither went below 1.012 so my guess is you're probably done with fermenting.

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by steviebobs83
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Members' Bottle Swaps
Topic: Bottle Swaps?
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: Bottle Swaps?

I've got loads of empties I can swap for full ones

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by steviebobs83
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: From Concentrate?
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: From Concentrate?

As long as it's got no preservatives added into it, you should be fine. People add grape juice concentrate to wine kits and country wines all the time.

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by steviebobs83
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Viability of malt as it ages
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Viability of malt as it ages

Is it crushed or whole? It'll last longer whole.

Saying that, I'm pretty sure I've used crushed grain over 4 months old and it's been fine.

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by steviebobs83
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oak aging?
Replies: 22
Views: 3622

Re: Oak aging?

Does anyone have experience next of using oak smoking “powder” to impart some oak flavour? I’m brewing an old style Keeping ale (albeit with Kveik yeast. Yeah, go figure!) and I plan to put a portion of it into a demijohn with some of my mixed ferm culture and I fancy a bit of oak character too. I ...
by steviebobs83
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Kombucha, Kefir And Other Non-Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Kombucha
Replies: 24
Views: 2390

Re: Kombucha

Thanks Steve. I've been googling it like mad and watching videos, so I've got an idea of how to go on. I was more after tips on the best places to get a scoby from and whether or not getting a cheap vs expensive one made a huge difference. I'm looking at it from a brewer's perspective obviously, bu...
by steviebobs83
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Kombucha, Kefir And Other Non-Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Kombucha
Replies: 24
Views: 2390

Re: Kombucha

Anybody here into making this stuff? I've made it myself in the past, Jim. It's a bit of an acquired taste, can get very sharp and vinegary the longer you leave it. I cultured my own scoby (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast) from an unpasteurized bottle I bought from an organic shop on Heaton...
by steviebobs83
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Using Pellets for the First Time
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Using Pellets for the First Time

It's always been a sludgy disaster for me in the GF. I exclusively use bags/socks for pellets. Not sure on the efficiency drop but I never had any success without, so have nothing to gauge against.

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by steviebobs83
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast
Replies: 99
Views: 21661

Re: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast

I've used their Høg Nørsk yeast in a smash and it ferments fast and clean. Really liked it and bought a few more packets for future brews. How long did it take to ferment out? Did you go for the top range of 27c? The whole reason I used it was because I had another brew on the go in my temp control...