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by wanus
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wilko Hoppy IPA
Replies: 2
Views: 1188

Re: Wilko Hoppy IPA

\:D/ Ahhh......brings back memories of Jennifer Grey carrying her water melons down to the staff quarters so she can have a dance with Jonnie.
by wanus
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........
Replies: 25
Views: 3614

Re: Total Failure!!! Where did I go wrong?........

Hello WA.I`ve not been lurking on ere for a while so have just read this post.Sorry to hear about your drainer and the grief BB has given you [-X

Anyway what size tog was the quilt you threw over the FV? :whistle: :whistle:
by wanus
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Candi sugar question
Replies: 32
Views: 3630

Re: Candi sugar question

I used 500g of Candi sugar in my most recent Belgian Abbey brew.The only difference i noticed compared to what i always used up until this point was the FG reading was where it should be at 1.010 as opposed to my best of 1.014.I`m certainly using it in my next Abbey brew instead of soft dark brown s...
by wanus
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Brewferm Abdij - stuck fermentation.
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: Brewferm Abdij - stuck fermentation.

Hello John. I just had the same scenario as yourself.A good stir with a sterilised plastic paddle got mine goin again. It got down to 1.010 and i have just this minute finished bottling. I now always pitch these kits at 24c.Iff yer have a heat pad or belt or FTH try getting yer temperature up toward...
by wanus
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Fruit Wine Q
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: Fruit Wine Q

Mainly from the fields at the back of my house,theres plenty of blackthorn.
With the dry hot summer it may not be a good yield this year so fingers crossed.
by wanus
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Fruit Wine Q
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: Fruit Wine Q

Let me know how your reccy mission along the Trent goes. Berries ere in the north east of England are usually ready september or october but its been dry ere as mostly elsewhere around the country. It could be a bad year for wild fruits but hopefully i will get enough elderberries for my wine and sl...
by wanus
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Fruit Wine Q
Replies: 12
Views: 1753

Re: Fruit Wine Q

Hello Jomay,i do elderberry wine during october with berries fresh from the bushes. Don`t freeze like goodolpete says.Pectin is the key carbohydrate in ripe fruits and loses starch and sugar content when frozen. Jims advice concerning campden is again good advice. I presume where ever you are aint N...
by wanus
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Timothy Taylor landlord
Replies: 7
Views: 1924

Re: Timothy Taylor landlord

TT Landlord was the favourite tipple of Madonna whilst married and living with Guy Ritchie ere in Old Blighty.
A long time ago now but there yer av it.
by wanus
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Specialty grains
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Re: Specialty grains

Milled IMO.
by wanus
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Am I killing my enzymes?
Replies: 9
Views: 1208

Re: Am I killing my enzymes?

What went wrong with your simple insulated mash tun? Somthing i suspect after 200 brews but iff not why have you fixed somthing that was`nt broken?
I`m not advanced to this stage of brewing so its why i ask the question?
by wanus
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Demise of Hop and Grape
Replies: 59
Views: 7839

Re: Demise of Hop and Grape

Sad news for me to.Anything specialised now i will have to order on line.
by wanus
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer glasses
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: Beer glasses

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The first glass is a neutral belgian beer glass i bought from an independent brewer in Oostend a few year back.
The tankard i use for ales.
The Cumberland glass i drink my session bitter from.
Finaly the McEwans glass...yes you guessed it McEwens and McEwans Champion :beer:
by wanus
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: New Mini-Kegs in Tesco.....
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: New Mini-Kegs in Tesco.....

My local HBS sells brand new ones with only the bung on the top at £8 each.
I gotta Party Star Deluxe CO2 tap kit for my birthday so am gonna start using these from my bar top this summer :beer:
Iff I was you WA check you tube about reusing them theres plenty on there about them.
by wanus
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Portable Corny Options
Replies: 17
Views: 2363

Re: Portable Corny Options

IMG_1634.JPG Thats it there.I`ve sussed more about it on youtube.It plunges into the top of the 5l keg then the beer is dispensed with the aid of a tap which is not attached on the photo.It seems a decent bit of kit but i think a little expensive but it was a gift.Sure i`ll gain experience from it ...
by wanus
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Portable Corny Options
Replies: 17
Views: 2363

Re: Portable Corny Options

Hello Manngold,
So priming with 20g of sugar then using CO2 to dispense won`t overdo it pressure wise?