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by adman1966
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: West Lancs Homebrew Club
Replies: 3
Views: 937

Re: West Lancs Homebrew Club

Sounds promising, where abouts in West Lancs?
by adman1966
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 30
Views: 4227

Re: My First try at Mead.......

Sounds like you had a great time and I'm not talking about the wellies!

You are now discovering the main danger of Mead... It tastes so good that it can be difficult to stop drinking it. :shock:

We've all been there. :D
by adman1966
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 30
Views: 4227

Re: My First try at Mead.......

Welcome to the world of Mead WA, I'm expecting great things from you, or at least unusual. :wink:

You are now at the hardest part, letting time it do its' thing without too much input from you.

Can't wait for HBF2018 for battle to commence! :shock:
by adman1966
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Offer of honey .
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Re: Offer of honey .

pm sent, thanks
by adman1966
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Mead
Topic: Offer of honey .
Replies: 5
Views: 1778

Re: Offer of honey .

Hi Dean

I would be very interested in your honey if it is still available. If you let me know shipping charges to Lancashire I would be happy to trade for half a dozen bottles of the resulting mead.

Please let me know.

Thanks

Adam
by adman1966
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Took the plunge
Replies: 18
Views: 4569

Re: Took the plunge

Either that or not drink them as quickly... better get more demijohns. :D
by adman1966
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Took the plunge
Replies: 18
Views: 4569

Re: Took the plunge

None of mine have got past 9 months. The one at the first festival was only 3 months old. The most recent one was 9 months. The additions on top of water, honey and yeast, seem to mask a multitude of possible issues. Also I've read that sweeter meads need less time than dry meads. Having said that, ...
by adman1966
Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Took the plunge
Replies: 18
Views: 4569

Re: Took the plunge

The trick is to start a batch every 2-3 months. That way you don't run out and you pick up a prize at the festival! :D
by adman1966
Mon May 25, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Mead
Topic: Where to start with mead?
Replies: 3
Views: 2766

Re: Where to start with mead?

I think that may be too much honey. The calculation is approx 1lb of honey in a 5 gallon batch equals 1% ABV. If your yeast tolerance is 15%, 15lb of honey is medium, less honey will finish dry and more will finish sweet. This is fairly approximate but should give you a starting point. Someone with ...
by adman1966
Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Shipping Beer
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Shipping Beer

First, used pet bottles as they won't break and are lighter, therefore cheaper.
Second, pack in a box rather than a tube, again this will be cheaper as the length bumps up the price.
Then check online for any courier service currently doing special offers, they do from time to time.
by adman1966
Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Going for BIAB
Replies: 15
Views: 988

Re: Going for BIAB

Looking really good Gaz. I'll look forward to trying some beer at the Homebrew Festival! (No pressure!)
by adman1966
Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Is my wherry knackered?
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Is my wherry knackered?

Hi SiMania First, it's worth giving the beer some more time to see how it develops. If it starts to go downhill, drink it as fast as you can! If it improves then happy days! :D As for the fermenter, thoroughly clean it. Remove seals and soak them and make sure you get any dirt or gunk out of every n...
by adman1966
Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: How to turn an urn into a kettle?
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: How to turn an urn into a kettle?

Hi jceg I BIAB so it is effectively both. I also insulate the Buffalo with a couple of adapted camping mats and brew in the doorway of my shed where it is nicely sheltered. Maybe this would help achieve a better boil? As you say, maybe yours is slightly under powered. The insulation does make the bo...
by adman1966
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: How to turn an urn into a kettle?
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: How to turn an urn into a kettle?

I use an unmodified 40 lt Buffalo and have never had an issue getting a rolling boil. I just turn the dial to "full on" and off it goes.

Maybe worth trying before you start any alterations?
by adman1966
Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: silly pressure barrel question
Replies: 10
Views: 530

Re: silly pressure barrel question

You're more than welcome! A fair sized bag of glass marbles can be got from Poundland (good price too) :lol: