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by MarkA
Tue May 06, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: saving wine
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

Re: saving wine

Red wine should last longer than white as white oxidises quicker. I make a lot of Elderberry wine and, depending on the year and quality of the berries, it benefits from 2 or 3 years of maturation. Saying that, I have got a Rhubarb wine from 2011 that still tastes fine :)
by MarkA
Mon May 05, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#1 - Summer Lightning Clone
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: AG#1 - Summer Lightning Clone

Thanks Deebee, I'm looking into making a hop filter before my next brew, but I'll probably have to change the Buffalo boiler tap first :-( I have brewed the same recipe and it is a cracker. the longer you leave it, the better it will be. This will be easier said than done, it's smelling very temptin...
by MarkA
Thu May 01, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#1 - Summer Lightning Clone
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: AG#1 - Summer Lightning Clone

This is what it looked like this morning.......

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Also, it smells lovely! Sort of spicy and fruity. If it tastes anywhere near as good as it smells, I'll be chuffed :-)
by MarkA
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#1 - Summer Lightning Clone
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: AG#1 - Summer Lightning Clone

Thanks jaroporter, that sounds good to me :-)
by MarkA
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#1 - Summer Lightning Clone
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

AG#1 - Summer Lightning Clone

I chose this recipe after reading about 'Demon Valley' brewery's first all grain brew day and, seeing as the ingredients are fairly straight forward, decided it would also be my first brew. Ingredients; •5kg Pale Ale Malt •46g Challenger Hops @ 90 minutes •15g Goldings Hops @ 15 minutes •9g Goldings...
by MarkA
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lazy Kegging!
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Lazy Kegging!

I've got 2 King Kegs and have never once removed the taps for cleaning, just running some VWP through them seems to do the trick :-)
by MarkA
Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Flavour "references" ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: Flavour "references" ?

It might be useful for you to look at a 'beer flavour wheel' as they can help with flavour descriptions, try Google.
by MarkA
Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling/Priming Question
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Bottling/Priming Question

Thanks Morten :-)
by MarkA
Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling/Priming Question
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Bottling/Priming Question

I have never had much success when bottling beer, it usually ends up completely flat or with very few bubbles. This is due to living in a cold house with no airing cupboard, or room, where the temperature is consistently warm (the heaters are off most of the day). It doesn't seem to be an issue with...