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by Tarmac
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer Dispenser.
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Beer Dispenser.

A visit to the pub doesn’t seem as enjoyable as before. Had some great beers in the garden but felt a bit naff pouring from the tap on a corny keg.

Knocked this up and have a full corny of Blacksheep to test it with. Corny is in the fridge keeping it chilled.
by Tarmac
Sat May 23, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Jester Hops
Replies: 25
Views: 1731

Re: Jester Hops

This hop is all ‘ pungent with green onion, chive-like, and dank aroma and flavor characteristics ’. Jeez, dry hopped one corny with NS. I've never got that from NS, Mosaic on the other hand... 🤢 You are right K1000t, I don’t agree with their description of NS, it’s up there with citra as a favouri...
by Tarmac
Fri May 22, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4815

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

Try B & M if you have one local. Got a couple of 55 ltr ones for about £4.50 each.

Something like this https://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/bla ... 0cm-291242

Think the 50cm works out at 70ltrs.
by Tarmac
Fri May 22, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 4815

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

The pot looks a tad small, there are quite a few bines on too.
by Tarmac
Wed May 20, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Jester Hops
Replies: 25
Views: 1731

Re: Jester Hops

Hops are a resinous, green flower, and from what Snoop Dogg taught me, so too is that sticky icky icky. But the similarities between hops and weed go well beyond how they look and feel. Not only did scientists confirm in 2012 that the two plants are genetically related, belonging to Cannabinaceae fa...
by Tarmac
Wed May 20, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Jester Hops
Replies: 25
Views: 1731

Re: Jester Hops

These hops need a caveat. Head brewer, 7 years ago, told me hops were related to cannabis plant. Fair play. Now I like NS hops, wasn’t sure why, but these Jesters are very dodgy.

https://growlermag.com/hops-pot-definit ... e-related/

3 pints is how I would imagine Space Cake.
by Tarmac
Mon May 18, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Elements for 50l kettle - before I buy!
Replies: 16
Views: 2929

Re: Elements for 50l kettle - before I buy!

Been using 2 x Peco elements in my 50 ltr pot and very happy with them. Have read the negative posts and did get concerned after ordering some. When they arrived some small flux residue was visible but rubbed off with a damp cloth. Not had any rust problems at all and don’t envisage any. Recommend 2...
by Tarmac
Sat May 16, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Jester Hops
Replies: 25
Views: 1731

Re: Jester Hops

I corny kegged the Smash Jester on Thursday . The citra/dry hop yesterday. Quality test of Jester Smash, brewed last Saturday. It is Okay,,, But won’t buy anymore. Definitely a one off. Even the dry hop of citra and ns isn’t great. It’s like trying to polish a turd. Doesn’t work. My jester, is a jok...
by Tarmac
Fri May 15, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Dry hopping, terminology confusion.
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Dry hopping, terminology confusion.

The phrase 'wet hopping' seems to be the problem here. I think it's a made-up phrase that has no meaning to most brewers. Since most brewers don't use wet hops, as they don't store well, I guess those who do like to talk about it. It's a selling point, I guess. 'We're wet hopping our beers' probabl...
by Tarmac
Wed May 13, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Jester Hops
Replies: 25
Views: 1731

Re: Jester Hops

Fermentation is well finished, dry hopped with jester in one of the fermenters 2 days ago. Watched this before buying the hops, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lo3nySK-xLY , Anyway, having a sample out of the fermenter - it is the weirdest hop I’ve tasted. Really weird, get the earthy, musky, a late b...
by Tarmac
Sun May 10, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Buying hops
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Buying hops

Been using Worcester Hop Shop (WHS) lately, before and during CV. Usually get a 25kg sack and a kg of hops. Use maltmiller occasionally too. Used Crossmyloof (CML) for hops and US Pale yeast who are good but stock levels got overwhelmed due to CV. All depends who’s got the stock of hops and if I nee...
by Tarmac
Sun May 10, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Jester Hops
Replies: 25
Views: 1731

Re: Jester Hops

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Jester Hops,

Just had the lid off and a sniff of the fermenter aromas. Thought it smelled ok, then went for another, it smells good. Definitely blackcurrent, some spicyness, and that Lilt smell.

I’m not joking - so far so good.
by Tarmac
Sat May 09, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Jester Hops
Replies: 25
Views: 1731

Re: Jester Hops

Got it done. Could do with a bigger copper but getting away with the 50ltr pot. Quite enjoying the larger brew days. 8kg Extra Pale MO, water treatment 16gm Gypsum and 10gm DLS. just did a 40 min boil. Northdown 30gms, 40 mins Jester 40gms, 20 mins Jester 40gms, 10 mins Jester 80gms, 1 min Got 40gms...
by Tarmac
Tue May 05, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Jester Hops
Replies: 25
Views: 1731

Re: Jester Hops

Well, brewing tomorrow in sunny DL7. Can’t take the suspense anymore. Varied reviews but thanks for everyone’s take. One part of me says, if they were good, there’d be more noise about them, another part says if it’s naff just dry hop with Nelson or Citra. MeatyMC, I live off St James - there’ll be ...
by Tarmac
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Jester Hops
Replies: 25
Views: 1731

Re: Jester Hops

Thanks for that link, will have a look.

Guy,

Yes, got a good stock of them to use.