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by Reg
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: kegging and bottling
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: kegging and bottling

Bottling should be done by siphoning the beer straight to the bottom of the bottle only to avoid oxidisation.

Probably simpler to prime your bottles with dry sugar via a funnel and let the siphoning process mix the sugar into your beer.
by Reg
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Final Gravity - Beer vs. Wine
Replies: 10
Views: 809

Re: Final Gravity - Beer vs. Wine

I'm not sure Dave Line or Graham Wheeler would subscribe to that view. (FG1000 that is). What books are you reading? ;)
by Reg
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 10 Gal Brews
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: 10 Gal Brews

purple_chicken wrote:no 10 gal fermenter but I do have 2 x 5Gals.

Is there any difference in strength between the first and second batches in a batch sparge?
Could you just not run half of each sparge off into each vessel?
by Reg
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Receipe for a Cobra or Kingfisher
Replies: 9
Views: 3377

Re: Receipe for a Cobra or Kingfisher

Hi I've done a several pilsners all of which all have turned out good. I am look for a cobra or Kingfisher tasting clone, using onlt malt extract and hops only. I have'nt got the equipment to do a full Mash Brew. If anyone had done one I'd be happy to know how it turned out, or if you know the ingr...
by Reg
Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Yeast floating in FV
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Yeast floating in FV

Cool! It just seems strange as there seems to be little (if any) noise/movement in this one where the youngs went off like a rocket! I will just stay cool! Ta, Nath The level of aeration of this one might have been less, so the yeast may be taking longer to multiply - or it could be a strain or yea...
by Reg
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Flat Bitter
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Flat Bitter

Waffty wrote:One tip I do when bottling, is fill a small fizzy pop (panda shandy type bottle), with my brew & then give it a squeeze every so often. Then when it's hard, you know, the secondary process is working, if it stays squiggy, you know somethings gone wrong.

Darren
Top tip! ;)
by Reg
Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Czech lager: 12 weeks conditioning period
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: Czech lager: 12 weeks conditioning period

Mike I don't know an exact answer to this, but if this is a cold lagering period typical of Czech Budwars etc., then I suspect that the traditional method would be to put it in a lagering barrel for 12 weeks at around 6 - 7 degrees subject to you having used a suitable yeast in the first place or ha...
by Reg
Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Homebrew in Warrington
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: Homebrew in Warrington

chopperswookie wrote:... and i live about 6 miles away from me
:shock:
by Reg
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: My First brew
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: My First brew

Well that looks like a pint to me.

Keep on at it! ;)
by Reg
Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: My First brew
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: My First brew

Congratulations Wolfdog!

Any piccies? What kit? What's planned next?
by Reg
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Re-use Bottles
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Re-use Bottles

I wrote a short note on this subject years ago...
http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/bottling.htm
by Reg
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: adding hops to coopers ipa
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: adding hops to coopers ipa

i will be bottling my brew so wont be able to leave the hops in there for the whole conditioning period. would this be ok- when fermentation has finished rack off into another fv and drop in 20g goldings in a hop bag with a marble in the bottom and leave for 1 week and then bottle? Might be better ...
by Reg
Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: New Brewer - Brewbelt Help
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: New Brewer - Brewbelt Help

I'd go with Garth, leave the brewbelt off and just leave the bottles a little while longer.
by Reg
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: adding hops to coopers ipa
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: adding hops to coopers ipa

The better quality the malt you use the better the result IMO, although i would see no real harm in trying Coopers own recommendation on your first kit in this range, at least to give you a baseline to experiment from. The received wisdom on the subject of dry hopping would be to tie your hops in a ...
by Reg
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: adding hops to coopers ipa
Replies: 7
Views: 913

Re: adding hops to coopers ipa

would this kit benefit from the addition of a few extra hops or is it best left alone? ive read a few different reviews on this kit, they have all been pretty good but was wondering what peoples opinions on here are?i was thining about adding some goldings to it along with some light dme. Well assu...