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by wezzel01
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Corny and co2 in fridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Corny and co2 in fridge?

I’ve got 2 cornies and a 1.5kg co2 bottle in my fridge and it’s always been fine.
Some say it can cause problems with the regulator (I assume condensation) but I’ve never had a problem.


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by wezzel01
Mon May 04, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: Honey Brew?
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: Honey Brew?

I made Barney’s honey mild once. I racked onto 450g of honey (dissolved in a little warm water) after 4 days of fermentation. I can’t remember how strong the honey taste was but I do know that it kept fermenting for weeks after kegging into a plastic pressure barrel. I had fitted a pressure gauge to...
by wezzel01
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: has the single pot killed the three pot systems
Replies: 19
Views: 1970

Re: has the single pot killed the three pot systems

I think there are a lot of home brewers out there that still use the 3 vessel system setup, they are still very popular, and at the end of the day it is whatever you are happy with using :mrgreen: My 3 vessel system made great beer but it was a lot of kit to store somewhere. Also, mucking about wit...
by wezzel01
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: has the single pot killed the three pot systems
Replies: 19
Views: 1970

Re: has the single pot killed the three pot systems

The GF types are two pots one inside the other it's very space efficient but if you use a pot to heat sparge water you right back to three pots. Aamcle You don’t actually need to sparge though. I use a Braumeister and I just heat a saucepan of water to give the grains a final rinse but many don’t e...
by wezzel01
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: has the single pot killed the three pot systems
Replies: 19
Views: 1970

Re: has the single pot killed the three pot systems

Might be worth looking out for an early used Grainfather or Braumeister on eBay. They do come up from time to time. If you are not keen on programming timers etc. they can both be used manually.


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by wezzel01
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Recipes for Brewie
Replies: 5
Views: 1750

Re: Recipes for Brewie

nibber wrote:Looking at all the negative reviews from across the pond in the USA,the machine is a total disaster,grossly overpriced and also appears to be very unreliable.
I bet you are fun at parties [emoji849]


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by wezzel01
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 2873

Dark Ale

I never got around to ordering oak chips and, with the pressure of Christmas looming, I ended up making a batch of Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild and a batch of Old Peculier. The OP was kegged yesterday and seems very smooth from an Initial taste. I put half a tin of black treacle in as usual. It was f...
by wezzel01
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 2873

Re: Dark Ale

Thanks PeeBee, that’s very helpful. All the brews I’m considering are fairly similar but I’ll have a go at yours this time. Incidentally, I’ve made Old Peculiar a few times with reasonable success but never done a side by side taste test with the original. I normally use half a tin of treacle (225g)...
by wezzel01
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 2873

Re: Dark Ale

You could just make your OP or OCH clone and add the chips when it hits terminal gravity? Keep sampling until the oak character is where you want it? Thanks, I was wondering about this. I’m now thinking about brewing either OP or Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild so I’ll try what you suggest. Sent from m...
by wezzel01
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Dark Ale
Replies: 20
Views: 2873

Dark Ale

Hi All,

I fancy making a nice winter warmer. Preferably something along the lines of Old Crafty Hen or Old Peculiar (which I’ve made before with success) but with rum or whiskey barrel oak chips.

Anybody recommend a good recipe?


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by wezzel01
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digital refractometer problems
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: Digital refractometer problems

I found the scale on my hydrometer quite difficult to read so bought a refractometer for brew day and a finishing hydrometer for the end of fermentation.


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by wezzel01
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%
Replies: 56
Views: 8754

Re: Weatheroak Hill Brewery / Sunshine Marmalade 4.7%

Drinking this now Rob. Many thanks for the recipe. It tastes fantastic. Just a lovely hint of orange without being overpowering [emoji482]


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by wezzel01
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 22
Views: 2570

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

Get a room you two!


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by wezzel01
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Pros and Cons?
Replies: 31
Views: 4044

Re: Pros and Cons?

I went from brew in a bag (home made boiler/mash tun) to three vessel (picnic cooler mash tun + buffalo boiler) to Braumeister and definitely wouldn’t go back. My only regret was not splashing out for the BM at the start as I lost a fair bit of money trading up each time. For some, building the brew...
by wezzel01
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 22
Views: 2570

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

Nothing wrong with clones. Making a clone is always a good starting point because you know the final result, even if it’s not exactly like the original, will be drinkable. After making a clone, and for future brews I will use the original recipe but tweak the bitterness or abv or substitute a little...