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by soupdragon
Tue Feb 13, 2024 4:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Videos
Topic: A Fun Time Was Had By All!!
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: A Fun Time Was Had By All!!

Oops 😂

Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Wed Jan 31, 2024 11:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beer Engine gone wonky
Replies: 28
Views: 1185

Re: Beer Engine gone wonky

Is this the friends of Graham group?

https://github.com/jimbob88/wheelers-wort-works

It's still a work in progress but might be of use?

Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Wed Nov 08, 2023 5:32 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Closest CML match for Muntons gold
Replies: 0
Views: 7148

Closest CML match for Muntons gold

Hi all As the title. I've "inherited" a few Muntons kits and am interested which CML yeast would be a best match for the gold yeast that accompanies the kit. I hope it's not 4 as I've never been a fan. There's something about it that never tastes quite right, to me anyway. I have used a single 6g sa...
by soupdragon
Mon Aug 28, 2023 4:11 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Fresh wort 'kits' from MM
Replies: 22
Views: 3377

Re: Fresh wort 'kits' from MM

Are https://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/be ... -kits.html these any use as another option?

Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Tue Jul 04, 2023 4:42 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Higsons Bitter recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Higsons Bitter recipe

Critch's original profile/account has been deactivated but there's a recent Critch, he was last "active" on here 22nd Jan 2020. The original account may have been lost due to inactivity or one of the forum upgrades?
It might be him, wouldn't hurt to send him a message

Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Tue Jul 04, 2023 4:03 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Higsons Bitter recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: Higsons Bitter recipe

A bit of a long shot but....... Kark Critchley may be able to give you an update/guidance. He was head brewer for Liverpool Organic Brewery and remains in his post after they were financially rescued by Liverpool Brewing Company. They used to brew Higsons Best Bitter at Organic. Not sure if they con...
by soupdragon
Thu Mar 09, 2023 11:56 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Graham Wheeler’s book and extract recipes.
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Re: Graham Wheeler’s book and extract recipes.

So since I can get diastatic malt powder here can this be used to make a mini mash. If so how much per litre would I need? Would it be a general answer of say 15g per litre. Or do the enzymes reproduce during mashing? Diastatic malt, either dried or liquid will do the job well. I wouldn't have a cl...
by soupdragon
Thu Mar 09, 2023 2:05 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Graham Wheeler’s book and extract recipes.
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Re: Graham Wheeler’s book and extract recipes.

Torrefied wheat needs to be mashed along with something like pale malt as it doesn't have the enzymes to convert itself if mashed on it's own.
Not sure about the head retention properties of flaked oats but it's certainly used for mouth feel (body).

Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Thu Mar 09, 2023 1:15 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Graham Wheeler’s book and extract recipes.
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Re: Graham Wheeler’s book and extract recipes.

Wheat malt extract is readily available from several places but unfortunately I can't locate one selling a ready converted extract of torrefied wheat.
It's main use if for mouth feel and head retention so you could simply leave it out if it's only a small inclusion

Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Thu Mar 09, 2023 1:01 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Graham Wheeler’s book and extract recipes.
Replies: 19
Views: 2582

Re: Graham Wheeler’s book and extract recipes.

The difference is that the black sheep best bitter recipe has an addition of torrefied wheat which needs to be included in a mash to extract the sugars and at the time of writing was unlikely to be available in extract form. Now however I'm sure it is from one or more of the online retailers. Your m...
by soupdragon
Wed Mar 01, 2023 11:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Books
Topic: Brew Your Own British Real Ale (3rd Edition)- Graham Wheeler
Replies: 73
Views: 40343

Re: Brew Your Own British Real Ale (3rd Edition)- Graham Wheeler

Brew your own British real ale 3rd edition reprinted in 2010 has the recipe.
ISBN 978-1-85249-258-8

Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:40 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: California Connoisseur/On the House Red wine kits
Replies: 0
Views: 7675

California Connoisseur/On the House Red wine kits

Hi all Has anyone noticed any changes (good or bad) since they changed to the new production method a while ago and reduced the volume of juice per kit? I usually shop at the £35 ish mark for my reds but have just "treated" myself to a couple of On the House kits with some birthday funds. I've done ...
by soupdragon
Wed Dec 21, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wherry at Wikinsons stores
Replies: 8
Views: 1643

Re: Wherry at Wikinsons stores

Of the 20 beer kits listed on their website they only show stock for 3. The situation is almost as bad for the wine kits.
Supply problems maybe?

Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Wed Nov 02, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Review - Cooper's Irish Stout
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: Review - Cooper's Irish Stout

If you're after a good stout this ......

viewtopic.php?f=57&t=31569

is the one to do. It's the Cooper's (not Irish) stout. Has been widely discussed over the years on here. It's as reliable as clockwork

Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Thu Oct 20, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Wilko Pressure Barrel Valve.
Replies: 11
Views: 1304

Re: Wilko Pressure Barrel Valve.

If I remember correctly, back in the old days, the pins either pulled straight out or unscrewed. Although the new ones may have has the design simplified slightly to make them cheaper to manufacture, possibly preventing removal?

Cheers Tom