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by Cully
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Advice on DIY boilers
Replies: 15
Views: 815

Re: Advice on DIY boilers

I am yet to brew as I am still putting the finishing touches to my kit. I had the same SWMBO problem and so I bought a 2mx2m gazebo 50 quid with sides. I plan to run 1 extension from the upstairs ring and 1 from downstairs. My setup is: a Buffalo to boil the water ( We have a combi boiler so I can u...
by Cully
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Help with gravity/suggar addition plz - may have cocked up.
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Re: Help with gravity/sugar addition plz - may have cocked u

The must tastes fantastic. Going to add 200 g sugar to the squashed must tomorrow and take another reading. When the first fermentation dies down and I can put it in to a demijohn, will take another reading and adjust for 13% strength. The apples came from the same bloke and are legacy cookers of va...
by Cully
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Help with gravity/suggar addition plz - may have cocked up.
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Help with gravity/suggar addition plz - may have cocked up.

Have been given some grapes from a friend with Noble Mould on them. After a lot of reading decided to leave the mould on and go ahead and make some wine. So mashed them in a bin, took a gravity reading and set about Chapitalizing the must. Took gravity which was 1.070, applied the calculators on Bre...
by Cully
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: GRapes with Noble Rot - advice please
Replies: 1
Views: 1003

GRapes with Noble Rot - advice please

I am being given a load of grapes that the owner has informed me have Noble rot. He is in his 80's and has had to give up wine making so he is giving me this years crop. He says that if I use them "as-is" I can make a Tokai type wine, which he has done in the past. Or they can be washed and used in ...
by Cully
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Broughton Old Jock - anyone have a recipe?
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Broughton Old Jock - anyone have a recipe?

Thanks, Seymour. I found it to be dark but not too heavy, the hops are there but not in your face if you get my meaning. Somewhere between Newcastle brown Ale and a standard IPA like Marstons Pedigree. I used to think I liked very hoppy beers, but of late I seem to be going for more malty and darker...
by Cully
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Broughton Old Jock - anyone have a recipe?
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Broughton Old Jock - anyone have a recipe?

Ok will do, thanks.
by Cully
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Broughton Old Jock - anyone have a recipe?
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Broughton Old Jock - anyone have a recipe?

Tried this on hols last week and liked it a lot. Anyone made it and care to share the recipe?
by Cully
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Home brew set ups?
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Home brew set ups?

I know for me, when I came back to this 5 or so years ago, I found that there is so much variety of kit now compared to the olden days that a second, then third fermenter followed. If you want a constant supply of beer, at least 2 is needed. One in bottles, one or two at various stages of fermentati...
by Cully
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Parts needed for Weldless Tap fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Parts needed for Weldless Tap fitting

I got a SS Tap,Big wsher for the outside, big washer for the inside, a threaded nipple, big nut and a hose barb. Bear in mind this through a couple of mil of plastic boiler wall. From outside in it want barb - tap - big plastic washer - boiler wall - big plastic washer - nipple in to end of tap - bi...
by Cully
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Parts needed for Weldless Tap fitting
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Parts needed for Weldless Tap fitting

Have you browsed on here? I used their stainles steel tap and fittings for my plastic boiler, and am going to do the same when I sort out my coolbox mashtun.

https://www.bes.co.uk/index.asp
by Cully
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Sugarwash?
Replies: 18
Views: 514

Re: Sugarwash?

Is this all wandering in to the arena of " stuff that could blind you" ?
by Cully
Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Grolsh type bottles at Aldi
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Re: Grolsh type bottles at Aldi

Just got a half dozen to try out. Anyone know if this is a one off or will they have them all the time?
by Cully
Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Grolsh type bottles at Aldi
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Re: Grolsh type bottles at Aldi

Please tell me its Bernard dark lager?
by Cully
Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Elderberry something or other
Replies: 7
Views: 1432

Re: Elderberry something or other

Our elderberry wine tasted like burning tires. We made jam with them this year.