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by IHN
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?
Replies: 42
Views: 1729

Re: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?

Ah, okay. I take it I'd need some kind of tap/gas wotsit too? What's that going to be, £100 all in? I was hoping for something a bit cheaper (like free!) :wink: What about this kinda thing? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-Litre-Bag-In-Box-Drinks-Container-Dispenser-For-Wine-Beer-Cider-Water/16253006424...
by IHN
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?
Replies: 42
Views: 1729

Options for conditioning/serving bigger than a bottle, but smaller than keg?

I'm just starting my latest brew in time for Christmas. I normally bottle the lot, but I know that at Christmas there'll be times when a decent amount will be drunk over a two or three days. So I'm wondering if there's a way of conditioning/storing/serving some of it in something of about 5l (so ten...
by IHN
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewing a lager using a kit, lager yeast and a brew fridge
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: Brewing a lager using a kit, lager yeast and a brew fridge

Cheers for the replies Haydn - LME's a good point, didn't think of that. IPA - you're right, I did miss some out, ta. So, I think I'm now at: - get a lager kit (probably Coopers) or LME - get some fermentis w34/70 - prepare it all as normal, but pitch at 15degC - OG reading - once the fermentation i...
by IHN
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewing a lager using a kit, lager yeast and a brew fridge
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Brewing a lager using a kit, lager yeast and a brew fridge

I fancy doing a lager for the summer, and I'm lucky enough to have a brew fridge so can control fermentation and conditioning temperatures. My plan, cobbled together from advice I've found in various places on the web, is to: - get a lager kit (Coopers, or something else) - get some specific lager y...
by IHN
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: How long for hops/yeast to clear in fermentation bucket?
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

Re: How long for hops/yeast to clear in fermentation bucket?

[i]5 days is better but a couple is better than nothing, so if time is tight go for it. Are you going to use finings?[/I] I dropped it down to about 9degC on, I think, Monday, and dropped it down further to 5degC on Wednesday, so it'll have had a good few days at low temp by the time it's bottled on...
by IHN
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: How long for hops/yeast to clear in fermentation bucket?
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

Re: How long for hops/yeast to clear in fermentation bucket?

Thanks folks. I've dropped the brew fridge temp down to 5degC, it's been like that for a couple of days and seems to be getting a lot better, if not quite there. I've not had chance to put it into another FV yet though, it's still in the original. I'm tempted to rack and bottle it at the weekend, an...
by IHN
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: How long for hops/yeast to clear in fermentation bucket?
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

How long for hops/yeast to clear in fermentation bucket?

First post, hope someone can help. I'm attempting to get into the world of homebrew, and after trying a 'normal' kit brew, which went okay, I've got a Malt Miller Mini Mash kit on the go at the moment, which needed some grain steeping and hop boiling. The brew seemed to go okay and it's been in the ...