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by Cobnut
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: warm it up
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: warm it up

The ideal solution is a brew fridge. An old fridge with a small tubular heater and a temperature control unit (Inkbird or STC-1000). Google it or search on here - plenty of places/people can show you how it's done. Cost wise: 2nd hand fridge £30-50, Inkbird <£30, Tubular heater £10-15, your time "pr...
by Cobnut
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Milk Stout Recipe Request
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Milk Stout Recipe Request

Any base malt? Your recipe needs to be mostly pale malt (pilsner would probably do at a pinch). As for crystal malt, some milk stouts have NONE. e.g. Graham Wheelers recipe for 23L batch of Mackeson milk stout is : 2830g pale 470g chocolate 125g black 580 lactose (last 30min of boil) mash 90min @ 67...
by Cobnut
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Northern Monk Recipe Request
Replies: 14
Views: 1264

Re: Northern Monk Recipe Request

Binkie Huckaback wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:19 pm
Clibit - we brewed this (with a few amendnents) and it's great. Thanks!
Please post your recipe.
by Cobnut
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: DIY bottle washer
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: DIY bottle washer

Lovely! Must've cost you a small fortune in copper, though. And takes bit of space for storage. I've been thinking about a keg/fermenter washer powered by a pond pump, but hadn't considered a bottle washer. As I wash each bottle after emptying the contents and give each a squirt of Starsan and cap w...
by Cobnut
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Bargains Online and In Store
Topic: Historic German and Austrian Beers for the Home Brewer - free download
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Historic German and Austrian Beers for the Home Brewer - free download

I managed to get this in the end. :) btw f00b4r, are you responsible for the introductory note at the beginning? Great. Yes I am the op of the thread. Maybe I wasn't totally clear: there's an introduction in the book written by ... you? And Andreas makes reference to a non-German Berlin resident wh...
by Cobnut
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Bargains Online and In Store
Topic: Historic German and Austrian Beers for the Home Brewer - free download
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Historic German and Austrian Beers for the Home Brewer - free download

I managed to get this in the end. :)

btw f00b4r, are you responsible for the introductory note at the beginning?
by Cobnut
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Bargains Online and In Store
Topic: Historic German and Austrian Beers for the Home Brewer - free download
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Historic German and Austrian Beers for the Home Brewer - free download

This would be great if it were available on amazon.co.uk, but the link takes me to the amazon.com site and when I try to complete the order it redirects me to amazon UK where I cannot complete the order :@
by Cobnut
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: Lockdown Kit Tinkering - Geordie Yorkshire Bitter
Replies: 23
Views: 279

Re: Lockdown Kit Tinkering - Geordie Yorkshire Bitter

IHN wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:52 am
1042's alright, suggests it'll come out about 4.5%(ish), assuming a decent fermentation.
Maybe I misunderstood...does the kit require sugar adding? If so, then what you've added I guess is about the same as 1Kg of white sugar?
by Cobnut
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: Lockdown Kit Tinkering - Geordie Yorkshire Bitter
Replies: 23
Views: 279

Re: Lockdown Kit Tinkering - Geordie Yorkshire Bitter

Only 1042? What would it have been without the DME, brewing sugar and demerara? Dish water?
by Cobnut
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Viability of malt as it ages
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Viability of malt as it ages

I'm still using a sack of crushed extra pale MO I got in September and having no issues. In fact, my brew last saturday exceeded target gravity by some margin...was it my fault? Or the malt? ;-) I think the theory goes that older malt will lose some of its' "efficacy" as it ages - uncrushed lasts mu...
by Cobnut
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Shortage of malt?
Replies: 25
Views: 1264

Re: Shortage of malt?

In theory I am due to collect a few sacks of malt from Muntons in Stowmarket on Thursday, but not sure it's wise given the latest situation...
by Cobnut
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Marzen/bock
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Marzen/bock

Taste it first to make sure there's little enough diacetyl.

Could even move it somewhere warmer for a "diacetyl rest". Ideally some where 18-22C (is that 65-72F? I used to "know" Farenheit)
by Cobnut
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing plans while stuck at home
Replies: 18
Views: 622

Re: Brewing plans while stuck at home

I promised the details of the 2 Keyworth hops (Early & Mid-season), so here's the extract from The Craft Brewers' Compendium
Keyworth.jpg
by Cobnut
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Sussex Hops
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Sussex Hops

And I have another pack of the 2019 harvest ready for my revised Sussex Bitter recipe.
by Cobnut
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Sussex Hops
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Sussex Hops

@orlando has my last bottle of my Sussex Bitter made with BOH's Sussex hops and Brewlab Sussex yeast. It's a bit old, but I'm still waiting for his expert judgement...

And FYI attached photos from The Craft Brewers' Compendium description of Sussex hops.
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