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by TC2642
Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Any Of You Lads ....?
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

Re: Any Of You Lads ....?

Brewing all grain for me is a great way to relax, I have been doing a little less this year so I'll probably knock up a Ditch's stout to keep me covered over the Xmas period but otherwise I'm happy.
by TC2642
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: SAFALE US-05 Theres no stopping it
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: SAFALE US-05 Theres no stopping it

It's a pretty rigorous yeast, I always use it for my 6% and upwards IPA and find it will get down to 1012 from 1060ish within a week or two, I do mash on the high end so it will also be dependent on what the kit manufacture did as well.
by TC2642
Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Gloopy beer!
Replies: 18
Views: 1418

Re: Gloopy beer!

I would suggest that you bleach everything with a 10-15% concentration for a few days, starsan then try again, unscrew any taps etc and make sure they go in as well.
by TC2642
Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fly sparging question
Replies: 26
Views: 1351

Re: Fly sparging question

A copper manifold drilled with holes would work just as well.
by TC2642
Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Sorachi Ace?
Replies: 17
Views: 1105

Re: Sorachi Ace?

I think it depends on the year, mine are from 2012 and taste of coconut, I think the 2013 crop was the lemongrass used 100gms in a strong porter and it turned out very nice, made a good mix with the dark malts.

Not sure about the newer crops.
by TC2642
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Using out of date malt
Replies: 7
Views: 2156

Re: Using out of date malt

I used some malt my dad bought in 1979 up until 2003 (If i remember correctly), I would use it.

Edit:sorry, I was referring to dry malt, pale malt, crystal, black etc. will stay good for a while, I find the more roasted the malt the longer it lasts.
by TC2642
Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Pressure Barrel Basics
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Pressure Barrel Basics

Finally got around to buying myself a pressure barrel after doings about 7 kits and getting sick of bottling! £20 delivered off Ebay so not expecting too much! Anyway couple of questions, firstly what exactly does the c02 do? Just protect your beer from going off or does it add any carbonation? It ...
by TC2642
Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Temporary fermentation bucket lid
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Temporary fermentation bucket lid

Tea towel will do the job too, just put a elastic band around it.
by TC2642
Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: PhD IPA (a red DIPA with a load of hops)
Replies: 14
Views: 1080

Re: PhD IPA (a red DIPA with a load of hops)

I'll have to give this a go, do you still get the "bittering" aspect to the beer?
by TC2642
Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dried English ale yeasts
Replies: 28
Views: 3811

Re: Dried English ale yeasts

I used S04 and S05 exclusively, SO5 is my main go to since I make a lot of hoppy pale beers where I want a neutral tasting yeast, S04 for bitters and dark beers since I like a bit of a yeast profile. I have used Muntons and Muntons Gold but usually avoid them since I don't like paying for 5gms, wish...
by TC2642
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:00 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Unusual ferment
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Unusual ferment

Looks fine to me.
by TC2642
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: True mark of a brewer?
Replies: 31
Views: 2134

Re: True mark of a brewer?

A fair few before I got my refractometer, luckily the latter is pretty hardy.
by TC2642
Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: My syphon is being attacked!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1786

Re: My syphon is being attacked!!!

Bleach solution will kill 99% of germs, sodium Met will I've had my syphon's over six years and no infection.

But getting a new one now and then doesn't hurt.
by TC2642
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Other Brews
Topic: Simple Cheap and Tasty, Raspberryade
Replies: 498
Views: 72155

Re: Simple Cheap and Tasty, Raspberryade

Hya TM, it is Sorbitol 70%. Got it from the homebrewshop but not sure how much to use yet, going to have to find a bit more out on it. :-k Thanks. The only thing I know about Sorbitol is that it used to be used in sweets or diabetics; my dad always said if he ate too many they resulted in a nasty c...
by TC2642
Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: A great watch Marstons one ale of a job
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: A great watch Marstons one ale of a job

Not had the best of reviews:

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