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by floydmeddler
Fri May 01, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers

Cheers TSOAB. I didn't think it was this early. Always thought start of June.
by floydmeddler
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Elderflower Sparkling Wine - Using Dried Elderflowers

For a few years now, I've been promising my wife, mother and mother in law that I'd dedicate a tap on my keezer to sparkling elderflower wine. It's lockdown, so I'm finally getting round to it as have no excuse... I ordered dried elderflower and am underwhelmed by their aroma. I wasn't expecting in ...
by floydmeddler
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Home Brew Suppliers
Topic: £30 corny kegs
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: £30 corny kegs

Hi, Can we see some pics please?
by floydmeddler
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast
Replies: 93
Views: 18468

Re: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast

The Californian Common / Steam Beer yeast is fantastic.
by floydmeddler
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Adding cocoa nibs
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: Adding cocoa nibs

FWIW, I ground mine, steep them in vodka for 24 hrs to steralise then add to secondary. I get a super chocolate hit. I usually add 100g to 19L.
by floydmeddler
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

IPA, It has been a sore lesson.
J444fog, nice idea, but i'd forever be searching the background for that taste. I would never enjoy it.

Ah well! I'll update when I brew it again. May even do my first pictured brew day post for the first time in absolutely years!
by floydmeddler
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

I could hook it up to a PID and dial it down a bit perhaps?
by floydmeddler
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

Sometimes learning to brew great beer means learning a lesson in what your brew kit can and can't do. I've had the same thing and had to dump am ashtray beer. In my case I had too much flour getting through to the boil, and since that I've been more careful in lautering. I think in your case a 6 ho...
by floydmeddler
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

IPA wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:36 am
Did you use any sugar ? If so did you dissolve before adding it to the boil ? Were the hops whole or pellets and were they contained in either a hop sock or spider ?
Hi IPA. Yep - used sugar and treacle. Di solved and stirred in after 'flameout'.

Hops were pellet and were loose as always.
by floydmeddler
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Re: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

Sad sad day. Just had a sniff of the beast as the ferment kicked in. Big burnt/ashtray smell coming from it. 10 hrs wasted not to mention the ££. Testing hobby sometimes. Especially when you’ve two young kids. Big brew days are few and far between. Going to let this ferment out to see what FG comes ...
by floydmeddler
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1363

Scorched Element - Have you ever gotten away with it?

So... I brewed a mammoth Russian Imperial Stout yesterday. OG came in at 1.110 :shock:. I had to boil for around 6 hrs in order to reach that gravity. Safe to say that lessons have been learnt with regards to overshooting efficiency on big ass beers!! Anyway... After I filled the fermenter, I notice...
by floydmeddler
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Chest freezer size for Keezer/Kegorator
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Chest freezer size for Keezer/Kegorator

Mine is Size: width 42" or 104cm/ Height 32" or 81cm/ Depth (to wall) 27" or 68cm

Holds 6 cornies and a co2 bottle.

Here is the model:
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by floydmeddler
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Elvis Juice!
Replies: 59
Views: 10216

Re: Elvis Juice!

Brewing this again today. :-) Time to get zesting some grapefruits!