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by bitter_dave
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Bitter
Replies: 14
Views: 786

Re: Bitter

Looks very tasty!
by bitter_dave
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Corn Sugar.
Replies: 6
Views: 475

Re: Corn Sugar.

Hi, this might be of interest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NCFbk7sj4w
by bitter_dave
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Base Malt Exbeeriment by Norwich Amateur Brewers
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Base Malt Exbeeriment by Norwich Amateur Brewers

Interesting experiment- thanks for sharing.

Would be interesting to see how a non-MO grain with an EBC of 5 or 6 compares against MO with equivalent EBC.
by bitter_dave
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: SO4
Replies: 11
Views: 735

Re: SO4

Agree that you need to take a reading. In my experience S04 is usually pretty rapid at fermenting, often finishing within 3 days for a regular strength bitter.
by bitter_dave
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermentation fridge base reinforcement
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Fermentation fridge base reinforcement

This design works quite well too, is very easy to create, has good airflow and keeps the tube heater off the floor: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200729/91da022b09cf1d25b2fc5c68a692d5f0.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200729/befb2007c3828215ba0915b60059d270.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-...
by bitter_dave
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermentation fridge base reinforcement
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: Fermentation fridge base reinforcement

I made a wooden base for the bottom of my fridge to hold the fermenter / barrel. I am far from handy with these things but I managed to put something together (admittedly I had access to wood!). I would not trust a glass shelf to hold that kind of weight. I think I remember googling the load baring ...
by bitter_dave
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Challenger pale
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: Challenger pale

That looks really nice. Challenger is great hop!
by bitter_dave
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Short mash times
Replies: 22
Views: 1771

Re: Short mash times

Quick update about the quick mash and boil - I did half hour mash and half an hour boil (see above). The beer stopped fermenting at about 1020. I tried to nudge it along a bit more with a stir, new yeast and slight increase in temp but it didn't do much. I crash cooled, fined and barrelled it. Works...
by bitter_dave
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Hooch
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Hooch

This basically tastes like shop bought lemonade but is alcoholic, right? I remember trying the stuff in the early 1990s when I was probably not old enough to drink it! I suspect you are going to struggle to make anything like it to be honest. You would need to find a way to ferment sugary water (plu...
by bitter_dave
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Zymurgy article
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Zymurgy article

Hi Rookie - nice one! What is it about? (Beyond extract obviously!)
by bitter_dave
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: “Home Brew” taste
Replies: 11
Views: 885

Re: “Home Brew” taste

I agree with discuasion above - dried malt extract plus grains steeped can make really decent beer. Liquid malt extract is said to develop a ‘twang’ in the can over time whereas this doesn’t happen (at least to the same degree) with dried malt extract because a lot more of the moisture is removed. A...
by bitter_dave
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: looking for a good recipe book
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: looking for a good recipe book

I’ve got that edition of Wheeler and it’s great!

Happy reading / brewing! :)
by bitter_dave
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Room Temp when Priming Pressure Barrel.
Replies: 12
Views: 936

Re: Room Temp when Priming Pressure Barrel.

Doreblade wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:20 pm
My first brew for over a decade and it was surprisingly ok. Not much left now so onto pimping up a Wilko Feeling Hoppy.Image

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That looks really nice (even at 7.04am!). Nice work 8)
by bitter_dave
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Mad Millie?
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

Re: Mad Millie?

duplicate post!
by bitter_dave
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Mad Millie?
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

Re: Mad Millie?

Incy wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Starting gravity of 1.035, so thinking it is going to end up around 4.2%.
If the starting gravity was 1.035 it is unlikely to reach 4.2%. That would mean it needs to ferment down to around 1.002. Still, i’m sure it will make a nice session beer - let us know how it turns out :)