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by Meatymc
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Citra comparable available in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Citra comparable available in the UK

There are some UK based hops that are starting to express those interesting citrus hop flavours that we start to associate with new world hops, and they might be worth experimenting with - like Jester Although I was looking for rhizomes rather than hops I am keen to support UK growers/developers so...
by Meatymc
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 1.002 FG reading on IPA
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: 1.002 FG reading on IPA

Meaty, Is this you? https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=gcqG7Eka&id=3098D67060147D21838E4A7E1F12B74E16C16FAC&thid=OIP.gcqG7Ekaus1kIfAF3jMpzwHaHD&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fallthingslearning.files.wordpress.com%2f2012%2f11%2flistening-doggy-ears.jpg&exph=2453&expw=2576&q=ears&simid=607...
by Meatymc
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Citra comparable available in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Citra comparable available in the UK

There has been a few deals in the past for bulk buys on this forum. They typically cluster around when new harvest hops come available It was one such deal that's got me hooked on Citra in the 1st place. I did ping a query on the 'wanted' but no replies unfortunately. Best deal I can find at the mo...
by Meatymc
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Citra comparable available in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Citra comparable available in the UK

I punted this post out in hope more than anything else - there's obviously a reason why it's still held under licence in the US. I suppose I either take a hit in buying small quantities at a high cost or try and find a few like-minded souls who'd be happy to share the cost of buying in larger quanti...
by Meatymc
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 1.002 FG reading on IPA
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: 1.002 FG reading on IPA

WalesAles wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:27 pm
Just looking for his name ...............................
WA
I'm all ears!
by Meatymc
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Citra comparable available in the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Citra comparable available in the UK

Which variety, available as a rhizome and suitable to grow in the UK. most closely compares to Citra in your opinion?

I'm currently growing Cascade, First Gold, Fuggles, Northdown, Santiam and Styrian Golding - none of which come close in my opinion.
by Meatymc
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 1.002 FG reading on IPA
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: 1.002 FG reading on IPA

Hi guys How much of the recipe was sugar? 8% and only came about originally when I found I was short of grain and needed to get to the Assassin's 6.1% - loved the result so saw no reason to change the recipe. but as you dislike chinook... I didn't think I did - thinking more it's the batch I've got....
by Meatymc
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 1.002 FG reading on IPA
Replies: 11
Views: 910

1.002 FG reading on IPA

Temp at 17C as usual. Checked the hydro with distilled water and 1.000 reading (at 17C) as expected. This is my usual IPA recipe which, because of adding sugar to try and clone a beer (Baby Faced Assassin), now sees a regular FG of 1.006. But 1.002 - really? Bit of a story to this as should have bee...
by Meatymc
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

Re: It's been a long time coming.......

@Meaty what was it a clone of and are you going to share the recipe? Hi Richard Trying to clone Baby Faced Assassin which started off as a home brew recipe (what doesn't) by a couple of guys who ultimately ended up running the Roosters Brewery Co in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire - I've no idea how...
by Meatymc
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

Re: It's been a long time coming.......

Well, laptop packed up whilst on jollies so not been on for a week and missed all the fun and games! JMHO ..And I am prepared to be "shot down" on this. I agree that it all about the challenge on doing a clone, but it costs a lot of money/time to achieve anything like the original and it will never ...
by Meatymc
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 22
Views: 1975

Re: It's been a long time coming.......

Meaty, You`ve cracked it! :D WA Well thank God (or you) for that! I have to say I'm pretty chuffed with it myself. The only drawback is it's my home grown 1st gold hops for bittering - which I've now run out of, and a heavy dose of citra during a second 10 minute boil and then again as a dry hop. G...
by Meatymc
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Conditioning before bottling
Replies: 11
Views: 1223

Re: Conditioning before bottling

I do the oddball brew occasionally but am predominantly an IPA man. Ferment at 18 degrees, cold crash down to 2, add gelatine, leave for 3 days, then take back to fermenting temp. I've ended up at 60g of brewing sugar for carbonating just by trial and error but there is an element of how you like yo...
by Meatymc
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: To cut or not to cut
Replies: 1
Views: 406

Re: To cut or not to cut

If the only hop you're talking about is a male there won't be any hops - only come from the female plant as far as I'm aware. And no (leaving the bines), the plant dies back to the rhizome and starts again from scratch each year so no logic in leaving the previous years bines on. In fact, I seem to ...
by Meatymc
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: SKaSH
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: SKaSH

100gr Dry Hop Chinook yesterday. Let`s see what happens! :D 2 x 50gr bags weighted down with Dunelm Glass Beads. :D WA Spooky...... just done the exact same including 2 x 50g Chinook and Dunelm beads. I'm still a bit concerned about these hops although I've seen Rob Walker suggest on another thread...
by Meatymc
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Dry yeast reuse
Replies: 18
Views: 1308

Re: Dry yeast reuse

I have saved samples from an S05/Proper Job scavenged combination and am producing the best beer I've ever done with it - I use IPA's method of taking a sample from the fermenter after 3 days, putting an airlock on it until it's finished then seal and put at the back of the fridge. I know from my no...