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by trucker5774
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop pellets clogging
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: Hop pellets clogging

Time sorted......forgotten that it wasn't automatic
by trucker5774
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop pellets clogging
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: Hop pellets clogging

I will have a look, Kev. It's years since I have been a regular on here!
by trucker5774
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop pellets clogging
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: Hop pellets clogging

I have used loads of filters over the years, including the metal pan scrubs. ..........On another point, not having been on the forum for a while. I just noticed that the last reply was at 3.38 pm. It is now only 3.07 pm.......is the site on BST?
by trucker5774
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop pellets clogging
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: Hop pellets clogging

Thanks fellas. I used whole hops early in the boil and pellets late. It took about an hour to drain, rather than the usual 10 minutes. I have tried a variety of strainers/bags in the past with whole hops. On this occasion the slow filtration, although a pain, has resulted in a very clear run off!
by trucker5774
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop pellets clogging
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Hop pellets clogging

Hi guys......yes I know it's been a while since I posted. Today I have done an IPA style and for the first time with this set up (first time ever, actually) I used pellets rather than whole hops. The copper is draining slowly but will probably get there. Just wondered if anyone has experienced the s...
by trucker5774
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Minimum unit pricing for alcohol
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: Minimum unit pricing for alcohol

50p in Scotland (being challenged in the courts I believe). 45p in England (dunno about other outposts). Won't it just affect plonk + nasty lager/ales i.e. cheap booze ? In theory, but..................Ive just stocked up on a mixture of ciders and lagers which I enjoy occasionally, but many of my ...
by trucker5774
Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Minimum unit pricing for alcohol
Replies: 17
Views: 834

Re: Minimum unit pricing for alcohol

This policy is making me really angry. Why can't I buy what I want from the best deal and drink it at my leisure? It just won't work. All it will do is raise more revenue. They may as well tax heroin! If a binge drinker wants it that badly they will steal to pay for it, steal it directly or just pay...
by trucker5774
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hops for banana bread?
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Hops for banana bread?

Just done one by accident. I used EKG for a small amount of bittering then EKG and Cascade at 15 mins. The yeast was Youngs beer and wine yeast (it is my emergency stock yeast for general purpose use) Accidentally fermented about 24C and has turned out like Wells Banana Bread!
by trucker5774
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Lager with Nottingham
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Lager with Nottingham

You will be making a pale ale which may convert your lager mates..............be careful, you will end up supplying their new found taste!
by trucker5774
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Back on track..........sort of!
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Back on track..........sort of!

Thanks guys. I found some SO4, rehydrated it and then went for my emergency Youngs yeast. The SO4 just didnt look or smell right. It was after all a repackaged one from the malt miller and err, ah hm, dated 2010 :shock: The runnings from the boiler were as clear as some finished beer I have made. By...
by trucker5774
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Back on track..........sort of!
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Back on track..........sort of!

Well you may have noticed I haven't been on much for a while...............err O.K. never mind. Today was an impulsive brew an will be using the last of some old ingredients which I would normally shudder at the thought of people using. I'm frightened to admit just how out of date the stuff is, but ...
by trucker5774
Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: What do you bitter with?
Replies: 56
Views: 1826

Re: What do you bitter with?

Ive all but given up on early hops... That's interesting. I understand that a long hops boil provides the natural gram-negative preservative effects, in addition to bitterness flavors. Do you drink through your batches pretty quickly? Have any of these batches sat around for awhile, and if so, did ...
by trucker5774
Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: The Little Bottler
Replies: 17
Views: 993

Re: The Little Bottler

Just get one..............they're ace!
by trucker5774
Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: What do you bitter with?
Replies: 56
Views: 1826

Re: What do you bitter with?

Ive all but given up on early hops. I tend to use quite a lot of late hops and make light beers, so I get almost all the bittering I need late on. When I do use early bittering, I go for whatever is around and the most economical by using high AA.
by trucker5774
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Notice To All Kit Brewers
Replies: 13
Views: 20510

Re: Notice To All Kit Brewers

One day time lag :wall