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by Mattpc
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark
Replies: 88
Views: 20789

Re: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark

It's a lovely beer. I brewed a batch that I drank this summer. It's pretty bonkers, it's not subtle but it is tasty!
by Mattpc
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Elvis Juice!
Replies: 59
Views: 9244

Elvis Juice!

Due to a loft conversion and the subsequent clearing up and decorating I've been starved of homebrew since June and consequently been actually buying beer from the supermarket... I've been getting very in to the Brewdog Elvis Juice and have found the recipe in their DIY Dog pdf. Has anyone got some ...
by Mattpc
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Man go camping, man need beer!
Replies: 37
Views: 3726

Re: Man go camping, man need beer!

I would use a 9l corny and jump the beer from a full size keg to draw it off the sediment and in to the clean 9l litre corny. This should give you beer that settles bright straight away after you move it, especially if the beer has been in the original keg for a while giving the sediment chance to p...
by Mattpc
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Best champgne type supermarket wine?
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

Re: Best champgne type supermarket wine?

I made one with a Sauvingnon Blanc wine kit force carbed in a Cornelius Keg which has turned out quite well.
by Mattpc
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Who knows about aircon units?
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: Who knows about aircon units?

Do aircon units not tend to harbour bacteria etc? I like your style but wonder if it might be easier just to have some large fridges that you can install stc1000 controllers and heaters in to? This will give you smaller highly controllable temperature zones for all aspects of brewing. Sent from my i...
by Mattpc
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Acquired 3 second hand King Keg barrels
Replies: 10
Views: 888

Re: Acquired 3 second hand King Keg barrels

I'm sorry but I haven't read the thread. I would highly recommend bottom tap king kegs. Much less faff with floats, much less wasted gas, if you run out of gas on the day you can just vent the keg by opening the top and carry on dispensing without gas. I did have a couple of top tap kegs but got rid...
by Mattpc
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Is a hop rocket really necessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Is a hop rocket really necessary?

Here we go... http://homebrewacademy.com/how-to-build-a-randall/ I just need the stainless steel bit as I already have the filter housing. or... It's been suggeseted on http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?WD=filter%20beer&PN=Keg%2dBeer%2dFilter%2dThe%2dHome%2dBrew%2dShop%2dUK%2eh...
by Mattpc
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Is a hop rocket really necessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Is a hop rocket really necessary?

Manchester so probably not an option but thanks for the thought.
by Mattpc
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Is a hop rocket really necessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Is a hop rocket really necessary?

I really like the current trend for "juicy" tasting modern beers.. Some feel that a hop rocket is the key to this, presumably by not brewing a particularly bitter beer but then putting a ton of hops in the hop rocket and pumping the wort through that prior to chilling. My question is do I really nee...
by Mattpc
Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What hose for wort chiller
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: What hose for wort chiller

Thanks for all the ideas. I went for the "food grade reinforced hose" in the end. At only £8 it was half the price of some of the better stuff and I just need need to to be OK for waste water and not kink when the water is hot. Fingers crossed!
by Mattpc
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather options
Replies: 11
Views: 1646

Re: Grainfather options

I use a Bosch kettle that lets me set it to 70c and has a keep warm button. It holds 1.5l so I just heat up my sparge water like that. Only downside is im using untreated water from the tap as my sparge water. (I don't really care though!!)


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by Mattpc
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What hose for wort chiller
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: What hose for wort chiller

The stuff on eBay looks promising thanks for that. It claims to be food safe but in any case it should never be in contact with the beer as it's just carrying away the water from the chiller. The issue I've been having is that the garden hose kinks, flow stops and then the hose blasts off the end of...
by Mattpc
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: What hose for wort chiller
Replies: 7
Views: 498

What hose for wort chiller

I'm sick to death of the green bog standard garden hose kinking when I first use the wort chiller. It gets hot, it goes soft, it kinks. Could someone please suggest some tubing that will easily connect to my wort chiller. It has a fitting to directly accept standard garden hose on both ends but I gu...
by Mattpc
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark
Replies: 88
Views: 20789

Re: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark

I'm going to try this! I've been loving Marble Beers Black Sunshine IPA recently so I'm coming round to the idea of dark hoppy beers


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by Mattpc
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Next Brew
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Next Brew

Aren't a lot of their recipes a bit like that? I think they calculate a lot of bitterness from the big hop additions towards the end. Perhaps in reality you get a lot of hop but not so much bitterness?


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