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by k1100t
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Cooking with (or without!) Alcoholic Beverages
Topic: Curries
Replies: 19
Views: 6985

Re: Curries

You can't beat Madhur Jaffrey for curries, try Curry Easy and Curry Easy Vegetarian. Anjum's Indian Vegetarian Feast by Anjum Anand also has some good stuff in it. I got all three out from the local library.

Cheers,
by k1100t
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Where to drill holes
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Re: Where to drill holes

Secla wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:57 pm
if you can get q-max cutters they make the job alot easier and neater aswell
I have a 2mm pilot drill bit, a stepped drill bit and q-max cutters. Hardware isn't the problem. the problem is between the keyboard and chair... :roll:

Cheers,
by k1100t
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Where to drill holes
Replies: 4
Views: 625

Where to drill holes

I started collecting bits and bobs to rebuild the brewery earlier in the year and have had everything, apart from tubing, for months. I can't seem to bring myself to drill holes in all those lovely shiny stainless pots. I think what's stopping me is not knowing exactly where to drill the holes. My a...
by k1100t
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Hop combinations
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Hop combinations

Centennial, Cascade and Chinook make a good combo, but as Rookies says, Amarillo and Simcoe are a match made in heaven...
by k1100t
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry Hop containers - stainless steel options
Replies: 15
Views: 2248

Re: Dry Hop containers - stainless steel options

and #1 Cough splutter, my tea ended up sprayed on my lappy display when i saw the price!! buy an A4 sheet of SS mesh off ebay for a fiver and diy your own with a couple of silicone lazzy bands or butchers elastic or any foodsafe alternative. You can buy those direct from China for under a tenner*.....
by k1100t
Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: tonka beans
Replies: 7
Views: 1692

Re: tonka beans

sbond10 wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:17 pm
What are tonka beans
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dipteryx_odorata
by k1100t
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Camden Town Brewery: Gentleman's Wit
Replies: 3
Views: 597

Re: Camden Town Brewery: Gentleman's Wit

Bergamot season has finished, they're normally in Waitrose (the only place I've ever seen them) in January / February time. You might be able to find some dried rind, if you're lucky.

Cheers,
by k1100t
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Grow Your Own Beer
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Re: Grow Your Own Beer

bottles wrote:Just bought on in Leeds. Cost £4.98. No idea what type.
It'll be interesting to see what how it turns out...

Cheers,
by k1100t
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Wit flaked or raw wheat confusion
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: Wit flaked or raw wheat confusion

I was going to brew a Wit a few years back, never quite got round to it. I asked an ex-pro brewer on Twitter and he said, 50% lager malt, 25% wheat, 20% torrified wheat, 5% oats. One of his partners in crime, then said they no longer used the oats and it was more 60% pilsner and 40% malted wheat. Ch...
by k1100t
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Grow Your Own Beer
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Grow Your Own Beer

My wife just sent me a photo of hop plants in Aldi. No idea how much, or what variety.

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They also appear to be selling grape vines too...

Cheers,
by k1100t
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Cascade pale ale advice..
Replies: 15
Views: 1955

Re: Cascade pale ale advice..

I've used US-05 more often than not, never had a problem. It can result in quite a dry beer, especially if you've got lots of fermentables, but doesn't get in the way of the hops too much. Not used Californian Common, so can't comment on that one.

Cheers,
by k1100t
Fri May 19, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewers Friend option selection for recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Brewers Friend option selection for recipe

I always worked on the assumption that the actual IBUs were not going to be what the recipe suggested, but as long as they were in that ball park, then that would be fine. I've been pleased with the results of the last few brews I made using Brewer's Friend.

Cheers,
by k1100t
Fri May 19, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewers Friend option selection for recipe
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Brewers Friend option selection for recipe

Hi when doing a recipe builder on brewers friend I know to select the boil option for the bittering hops at the beginning of the boil but what option do I select for the late additions say 10 or 15 mins do I select the boil still or aroma etc and will it affect the IBU calcuation ? I used boil for ...
by k1100t
Tue May 09, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Buying ingredients for extract brewing...
Replies: 13
Views: 8301

Re: Buying ingredients for extract brewing...

Got to agree with monkeyboy, it seems a bit steep. You'll probably find that LME is cheaper than DME as well:

Premium Grade Liquid Malt Extract Light 3.5kg for £15.50
Spray dried malt extract light 3kg for £16.50

Cheers,
by k1100t
Fri May 05, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Building a Brew Shed
Replies: 43
Views: 12614

Re: Building a Brew Shed

Haydnexport wrote:non mag pumps mate.
Ah, I did wonder. Thanks!