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by Jim
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another New Boy
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Another New Boy

Welcome Nigel. :) Very hard water can be a challenge to brew with, but it is possible and there are people on here who know how. Boiling will help, but there are quicker and more economical ways to do it with acid treatment. Try to get hold of a water analysis to get a rough idea of what you're deal...
by Jim
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Germany
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Hello from Germany

Welcome Marc! :)

Good luck with your journey into ale brewing!
by Jim
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello all from the Duchy of Brittany
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: Hello all from the Duchy of Brittany

Welcome to JBK! :)

I'm guessing you were familiar with Boots beer kits then. :)
by Jim
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Jim's own recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Jim's own recipe

That was indeed an excellent brew. :)
by Jim
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi! What's next?
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Hi! What's next?

Firstly, welcome to the forum! :) The usual progression is: kits, extract, all grain, but many people skip the extract step. Brew in the bag is just a one way of doing all grain, and you can do essentially the same thing with a one pot brewing system such as the Braumeister. Alternatively you can bu...
by Jim
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Hello

Hi Richard and welcome. :) Yes, kits have certainly improved since I were a lad, but most people go the opposite direction and move from kits to grain. I have to admit that kits cut out a lot of work though. You need 6 posts to get full member privileges on the forum which includes posting items for...
by Jim
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hiya
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Re: Hiya

Welcome Magog. :)

You have a lot going on there!
by Jim
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Are These Brown Floaters Normal?
Replies: 19
Views: 639

Re: Are These Brown Floaters Normal?

Looks perfectly normal - just about every brew I've ever made looked pretty much the same. Bits of dead or inactive yeast clumped together and possibly protein that dropped out of the wort and has been raised up by the rising gas during fermentation. Just leave it behind when you rack if you can, bu...
by Jim
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Are These Brown Floaters Normal?
Replies: 19
Views: 639

Re: Are These Brown Floaters Normal?

Yeah, private messages are also restricted; I think we know you aren't a spam bot by now, so I'll remove the restrictions.
by Jim
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Registration
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Registration

Welcome to the forum. :)

I also started my AG journey with Dave LIne and an Electrim Bin - it's amazing how things have improved, especially the variety and quality of the raw ingredients.
by Jim
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: New member

Welcome to JBK! :)
by Jim
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Hi all

Welcome to JBK, Glenn. :)
by Jim
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Hello

Welcome Nashbrew. :)

We have quite a few Braumeister owners on here, so you should be OK.
by Jim
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Articles Wanted
Topic: AG set up?
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: AG set up?

Welcome back. I've moved your post to the Articles Wanted section - you might get more interest there.
by Jim
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Coopers stout
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Coopers stout

Welcome to JBK. :)

Brewing your own is definitely the most satisfying - but then I'm biased.