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by demig
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brew Con London - A Home Brewing Conference and Expo
Replies: 47
Views: 7643

Re: Brew Con London - A Home Brewing Conference and Expo

Changes the dynamic though and I was a tad annoyed as well although I am going. I was planning to go on the Saturday and part of Sunday and then head home. By the time it finishes on the Sunday it’s not possible to get a train back to where I live which was part of my annoyance. It is of course the ...
by demig
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Experience with Heather Honey
Replies: 8
Views: 1583

Re: Experience with Heather Honey

Thanks for such a detailed reply and the link. This is very useful indeed. Your wax recovery process sounds similar to mine, I’ve not actually gone as far as candles but do make hand cream etc for family members but most just gets traded in for foundation. I may try the propolis addition to see what...
by demig
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark
Replies: 88
Views: 20315

Re: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark

I dry hopped in the FV for about 8/9 days and kegged this at the weekend. Took a small sample tonight. Very very nice [emoji1303] Got some friends over for homemade pizza and this on tap over the weekend. Should go down well. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171017/5b540195fc1f50e38f037c6b2b3782a...
by demig
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Experience with Heather Honey
Replies: 8
Views: 1583

Re: Experience with Heather Honey

Sounds like you are far more advanced with your mead making than I am. Can I ask how do you deal with the callings, do you wash with treated tap water or use a DI water? Do you monitor gravity as you wash the cappings or have a rough weight of cappings to water ratio? I find that the yield of honey ...
by demig
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Why honey is expensive
Replies: 24
Views: 4133

Re: Why honey is expensive

canot, You said this....If your honey is perpetually runny then be suspicious. I bought runny Honey fom Lidl to make my Mead, it was pepetually runny. The Mead tastes great (my first attempt), so what should I look out for in a runny Honey Mead? Geat Post on Honey Manufacturing! :D The Bees do all ...
by demig
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: Why honey is expensive
Replies: 24
Views: 4133

Re: Why honey is expensive

So is the Manuka honey sold only a scam. The higher the number the more they cost in the shop. Not all of it is a scam but lots is and anyway there is good evidence for other types of honey being just as good. All honey is good in general, Manuka also tastes bloody awful imho. The OP has done an ex...
by demig
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.
Replies: 553
Views: 53011

Re: Jim's Northeast Brewer's Night.

Whatsapp could work but text works fine :) I should be there early but have an early train the following morning so I’ll not be joining you for the late sprint from the pub Eric :)
by demig
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Air getting into transfer tubing
Replies: 11
Views: 1033

Re: Air getting into transfer tubing

Well, I'm racking to a corny. Kegging down the liquid out seems fairly common. I use cornies and fill them via a length of silicone hose from the tap that reaches to the bottom with the lid removed and that works fine. Never heard of anyone filling via the out post unless it's a pressure transfer. ...
by demig
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dry Hop containers - stainless steel options
Replies: 15
Views: 2367

Re: Dry Hop containers - stainless steel options

and #1 Cough splutter, my tea ended up sprayed on my lappy display when i saw the price!! buy an A4 sheet of SS mesh off ebay for a fiver and diy your own with a couple of silicone lazzy bands or butchers elastic or any foodsafe alternative. You can buy those direct from China for under a tenner*.....
by demig
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast Starters
Replies: 23
Views: 3208

Re: Yeast Starters

I think I know more about enzymes than Chris White, TBH. Mc, How do you know? Are you are an enzymologist? :D No, I'm not an enzymologist, WA. My background is in molecular biology, though. Genes that code for an enzyme are not down-regulated (switched off) irreversibly, under favourable conditions...
by demig
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark
Replies: 88
Views: 20315

Re: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark

Probably the one I put together as I had the citra, have fun
by demig
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: CO2 in Northumberland
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: CO2 in Northumberland

Cormeton in Seaton Delaval can refill for you, not sure if you have a cylinder already? Was twenty quid a few weeks back but going up I believe. I got my cylinders from air liquide in Salisbury but Cormeton were happy to refill them which saves me a long drive!
by demig
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark
Replies: 88
Views: 20315

Re: INTRODUCING: Seymour Citra Dark

Cracking beer, got the grist to rebrew it myself after my last batch as it was so lovely.
by demig
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: clone for kamikazi
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: clone for kamikazi

I haven't but I am drinking a Dent Aviator that I just got from the Ambleside beer shop. Was really surprising to see it, Dent beer is not easy to find! What was in the Kamikazi?
by demig
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: An incredibly boring beer
Replies: 84
Views: 6836

Re: An incredibly boring beer

A few years back for a significant birthday my son gave me a years subscription to Beers 52 a company that sends you a box of assorted craft beers each month. Being a more traditional brewer and drinker I had not tried many craft beers up to then but was quite happy to go into this with an open min...