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by Jim
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newby
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Newby

Welcome Spenner! :)

There's no shame to brew from kits - we all started that way, and for some it's the best compromise between quality and convenience. There is definitely a thread (probably several) on turbo cider somewhere on the forum - a search should bring it up.
by Jim
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Got questions
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Got questions

Welcome John. :)
by Jim
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Newbie

Welcome Fred! :)
by Jim
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: New member

Welcome Geoff. :)

Happy to have you with us on the journey.
by Jim
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Returning Member
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: Returning Member

Welcome back! :)
by Jim
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: I’m back
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: I’m back

Welcome back! :)
by Jim
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: started brewing again
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: started brewing again

Welcome Phoenix! :)

Looking forward to your questions/contributions.
by Jim
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from bedfordshire
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Hi from bedfordshire

Welcome to the forum shackbleep! :)

Good luck with your first kit and feel free to ask questions!
by Jim
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: OG
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: OG

There's something very wrong there. For some reason, you haven't had any fermentation. Possibilities: 1. Yeast was dead on arrival in the wort 2. Brew has been at too low a temperature (18 - 22C is needed for most yeasts). Depending on the conditions it's been stored in it may have gone off by now (...
by Jim
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Brewing English beer in Norway
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Brewing English beer in Norway

Welcome Finn! :)

You have great taste in beer imo!
by Jim
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Portsmouth
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Hello from Portsmouth

One pot is the same principle as brew in the bag, but much better. The bag is a stainless steel grain tube which can be lifted out and rested on top of the pot for sparging, the pot has a built in element for heating and a circulating pump, and the whole thing has its own sequence controller built i...
by Jim
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Beginners brew in the garage
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: Beginners brew in the garage

Welcome to JBK! :)

Unless you love building DIY equipment, keep it simple. An old (working) fridge, tubular heater and a temperature controller are the best bet for a temperature controlled fermenting chamber.
by Jim
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Portsmouth
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Hello from Portsmouth

Welcome back Graham! :)

Have you thought about a one pot system? They take up far less room than traditional brewing and the beer's the same.
by Jim
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Raising fermentation temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Raising fermentation temperature

I would say you should raise the temperature once initial vigorous fermentation is dying down.

The idea is to get the initial stages of fermentation done at the lower temperature (to reduce excessive 'fruity' flavours) and to raise temperature to ensure fermentation gets fully completed.