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by Jim
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: It's been a long time coming.......

There's no feeling like drinking a quality pint that you've brewed yourself. :)
by Jim
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: The dream of setting up microbrewery
Replies: 12
Views: 485

Re: The dream of setting up microbrewery

Welcome Pete. :) It's great you're enthusiastic about brewing (as we all are on here!). My take on going commercial is that it's not producing great beer that makes for commercial success (though obviously that helps), but being good at the marketing and business management side, which are the very ...
by Jim
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: been here before.
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: been here before.

Welcome (back) to the forum. :)
by Jim
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: biab
Replies: 15
Views: 588

Re: biab

Nottingham is usually pretty good and though you might have damaged a few cells it should still be OK. Fermentation time depends on the temperature and also your OG was fairly high, so give it a chance - it can take a couple of weeks depending on the conditions. I would check the gravity again in a ...
by Jim
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hiya from Hoffmonkey
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Hiya from Hoffmonkey

Welcome Dave. :)

You won't regret going all grain - you can make some great beers that way. Where are you getting your gear from (or have you not decided yet)?
by Jim
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Alright from Austin
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Alright from Austin

Welcome! :)

Yes, it's easy to let the amount of gear you have proliferate wildly once you get into brewing!
by Jim
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Full Volume BIAB
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Full Volume BIAB

Disclaimer: I've never done biab. (But that isn't going to stop me having a go at this question. :) ) Not sure what you mean by dunk sparge but if you mean dunking the bag of grain in water in a different vessel, then adding the resulting weaker wort, that might get you better utilisation (i.e. remo...
by Jim
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Mandarin Dream
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Mandarin Dream

Thanks for posting. It'll be interesting to hear how the combination of yeast affects the final brew.
by Jim
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: early mornng newby intro (one eye screwed shut to focus)
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: early mornng newby intro (one eye screwed shut to focus)

Better late than never Mike! Welcome! :)
by Jim
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Colour of boiled hops
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Colour of boiled hops

I think I've boiled hops in plain water a long while back, but I don't remember getting orangey brown colours.

Some hops do have brown bits on the leaves though (maybe if they're a bit old??), so it doesn't surprise me.
by Jim
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Barrelled wine
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Barrelled wine

If that's what you want to do, you might be better off buying a polypin. They're basically just like a massive wine box. Here's an example - https://www.home-brew-hopshop.co.uk/cubitainer-polypin-dispensing-storage-boxes/1057-cubitainer-polypin-box-barrel-alternative-20-litre.html Big advantage is y...
by Jim
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: GF pressure transfer JG reducer size?
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: GF pressure transfer JG reducer size?

(bump)
by Jim
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Barrelled wine
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Barrelled wine

I haven't tried it, but I think you'll still get fizzy wine if it's left with pressure on it between uses.
by Jim
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Awesome Forum Cheers
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Awesome Forum Cheers

Welcome TB! :)
by Jim
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Darlington, Northallerton, middlesbrough.
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Darlington, Northallerton, middlesbrough.

There's a North East one which has a few members that post here. See viewtopic.php?f=21&t=81631

If you're in Darlo it might be a bit far to come though.