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by steviebobs83
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast
Replies: 93
Views: 15549

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...
by steviebobs83
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast
Replies: 93
Views: 15549

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.
by steviebobs83
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wilko`s Red Ale for Cwrw Gwent........
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: Wilko`s Red Ale for Cwrw Gwent........

Where do you find the Wilko's kit? Sounds bloody brilliant Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk I might be wrong but i think Wilko would be your best bet. Edit: I've just noticed you're a South African and probably don't have Wilko stores. If you have any British relatives, ask if they'll send you ...
by steviebobs83
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: Bubble gum vodka
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Bubble gum vodka

I've heard skittles work well too
by steviebobs83
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 31
Views: 2084

Re: Pros and Cons?

Mine's taken many a knock and been going 3/4 years. It's a solid and reliable bit of kit and, despite a few small gripes, I'd still recommend getting one.
by steviebobs83
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste

That makes a lot of sense. Good job I don't mind the taste but I think I'll have to invest in a decent filter for future Belgian endevours. I brew outside so I'll have to try to find one that connects to an outside tap or hoselock fitting.

Thanks all for the sound advice as always.
by steviebobs83
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste

I clean with VWP, rinse with cleab water and sanitize with starsan. No filtering Used Mangrove Jacks Belgian Tripel yeast. I've never had this taste before and my technique is always the same. The only thing I can think is the groundwater was a bit warmer than usual and I pitched a couple of degree...
by steviebobs83
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Re: Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste

I clean with VWP, rinse with cleab water and sanitize with starsan. No filtering Used Mangrove Jacks Belgian Tripel yeast. I've never had this taste before and my technique is always the same. The only thing I can think is the groundwater was a bit warmer than usual and I pitched a couple of degrees...
by steviebobs83
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Cacao Nibs
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Cacao Nibs

I have an export stout in the fermenter at the moment and the Mrs picked up a 250g bag of cacao nibs for 60p (reduced from £6) in Morrison's. I've read a few posts on here about using them in a beer and the consensus seems to be the more, the merrier so I'm planning on lobbing the whole bag into sec...
by steviebobs83
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste
Replies: 12
Views: 870

Belgian tripel germolene smell/taste

I've recently made a Belgian Tripel and it has a distinct smell and taste of germolene. It hits you quite strongly at first and then dissipates after a few sips. The strange thing is, I really like it. I've had a fair few tripels and only a couple have had a hint of this taste. Is this an "off" flav...
by steviebobs83
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Brut ipa
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: Brut ipa

Cheaper than I thought it would be
by steviebobs83
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Brut ipa
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: Brut ipa

Never made one but I've tasted a few and they're quite nice. Before they were a 'thing', the Wild Beer Co (UK) did a beer called Brett Brett IPA that was dry as sticks and bloody lovely too. I've watched a few YouTube vids on them but all the extra enzymes and whatnot seem like a lot more room for e...
by steviebobs83
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Oak aging?
Replies: 11
Views: 954

Re: Oak aging?

I racked a gallon of Belgian Dark Strong Ale onto some of these...

Charcoal Companion Port Soaked Wood Chips / 88.5 cu.in, Brown, 7.59x13.31x24.21 cm https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00U1GIEMY/ ... aDbD8KM580

Wish I'd done the whole 5 gallon batch, twas lovely.
by steviebobs83
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry yeast reuse
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: Dry yeast reuse

I've washed both types and never noticed a difference in quality. I've also done a modest gravity ale and then chucked a high gravity wort straight onto the slurry without washing and it took off like a rocket with no noticeable dip in quality (both were quite low hopped FWIW).
by steviebobs83
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Rhubarb wine
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Rhubarb wine

I used 2 gervin hi alcohol yeast and its still going so if it stops can i restart it and how That yeast should go up to 21% ABV given plenty of nutrients. I doubt anything other yeast would do any better. Have you dosed the must with any nutrient? How much? All at once or in stages? If you lobbed t...