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by scotsloon
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: potato wine
Replies: 14
Views: 1897

Re: potato wine

A better option to potato wine is Rice and Raisin, that makes a surprisingly good wine.
by scotsloon
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fullers selling off brewery to Asahi
Replies: 10
Views: 1626

Fullers selling off brewery to Asahi

To alleviate some of the pain induced by this announcement I post this document I've had for some time and lost details of its origin. If you can use it Great. Fuller’s Brewing Director John Keeling walked over to a large bookcase in his office at the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, West London and pul...
by scotsloon
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: biab.
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: biab.

On the other hand I tend to transfer my brews after about a week into a sanitized airlock FV, my experience is that it helps to start cleaning up the beer. Often at that same time I'm maybe adding other fermentables to the brew so its not a necessary step. My rule of thumb on fermentation coming to ...
by scotsloon
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: How long for hops/yeast to clear in fermentation bucket?
Replies: 13
Views: 1488

Re: How long for hops/yeast to clear in fermentation bucket?

What you desperately need to avoid is bottle bombs. you said on the 24th of Nov that the SG was 1.010. The rule of thumb is to check your SG over a 3 day period and if it hasn't changed then its probably OK to bottle. If its still in the FV can you take another SG reading and if its the same you sho...
by scotsloon
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Hop spider
Replies: 9
Views: 788

Re: Hop spider

Another approach is to make a "Hop Tea" by blitzing your hops in a food processor and putting them in a large Cafetiere or French Pump. then pour over boiling water and leave to steep for 30 mins then press down the filter and pour the tea into the beer, I've found this works very well.
by scotsloon
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Craftbrewing Forum
Replies: 21
Views: 2919

Craftbrewing Forum

For the last 3 or 4 days I haven't been able to log onto the Does anybody know if its shut down?
by scotsloon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Tom Caxton Best Bitter
Replies: 23
Views: 2054

Re: Tom Caxton Best Bitter

Silas, Does the instructions indicate which is which? One of them may be bittering hops (25gEKG?) and the other flavouring hops (15g Fuggles?). Use all of them. The bittering hops I would do as WA suggests and the fuggles could be used as a flavouring hop, simmer for 10 mins or you can also blitz th...
by scotsloon
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Bottle sizes
Replies: 13
Views: 1831

Re: Bottle sizes

As a guide I use 5g/L so for 23L I put 115g in the bottling bucket.
by scotsloon
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: lorimers best scotch recipe
Replies: 25
Views: 2952

Re: lorimers best scotch recipe

In some of the older home brewing books by Dave Shales and Dave Line Gravy Browning is mentioned as a medium to get the caramel colour.
by scotsloon
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: lorimers best scotch recipe
Replies: 25
Views: 2952

Re: lorimers best scotch recipe

by scotsloon
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Sodastream cylinder orientation
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Sodastream cylinder orientation

Hi there, The gas in the cylinder is under pressure so it should work in the horizontal but it may well stop working earlier than it would were it mounted in the vertical as it may freeze - CO2 coming out under pressure when expanding will get very cold. Better, if you can to mount it vertically as ...
by scotsloon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Shredding whole hops?
Replies: 5
Views: 1222

Re: Shredding whole hops?

So, done another Vienna/Northdown smash yesterday - BIAB and into cube so just pitched tonighted (starter from recovered PJ yeast yet again). Ran late last night so only cleared up late this afternoon. Binning the grain and emptying the hop bags and thought, for no obvious reason, to have a look at...
by scotsloon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Bottle cleaning question
Replies: 15
Views: 2376

Re: Bottle cleaning question

Yes, rinse the bottle after emptying, but what then matters is how well you sanitise the bottle before you fill it the next time.
by scotsloon
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Beer ABV
Replies: 7
Views: 966

Re: Beer ABV

In the UK.
by scotsloon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What Equipment should I get
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: What Equipment should I get

The basic home brewing hobby will work very well with just the kit mentioned above, there are single can kits and 2 can kits which are the best. But if you want to get into all grain brewing, which it is generally agreed makes better beer than kits you need to have a boiler and a fair bit of time to...