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by sandimas
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast
Replies: 10
Views: 2644

Re: Woodfordes Wherry Yeast

just bought a werry kit and you now get 2 packs of 6g yeast with the kit Yes they finally responded to what the homebrewing community had been telling them for years and added a 2nd packet of yeast into the Wherry kits to bring it up to the usual 11/12g of yeast required for a 40 pint kit. Wonder i...
by sandimas
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Brewferm Abdij - stuck fermentation.
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: Brewferm Abdij - stuck fermentation.

I've heard before that there are different instructions about. Personally, I do ferment these on the warm side whereas everything else gets fermented 18-20C.

Just had my last bottle of Abdij this lunchtime - brewed 2 years, 3months ago! It was very nice.
by sandimas
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Brewferm Abdij - stuck fermentation.
Replies: 12
Views: 1121

Re: Brewferm Abdij - stuck fermentation.

Brewferm instructions recommend fermenting at 25C (yes, higher than I would have thought) so maybe 19C was a bit low for it?
by sandimas
Sat May 12, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: mangrove jack malt enhancer?
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: mangrove jack malt enhancer?

I've wondered about this too, and like other are suspicious - why would it be cheaper than LME?
by sandimas
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: St Austell 'Proper Job'
Replies: 39
Views: 10875

Re: St Austell 'Proper Job'

They sell a St Austell 'Proper Job' recipe pack here which they claim was reviewed/judged by the creator. It's spot-on (at least to my taste). Made it several times. Last time I took a few bottles on holiday and did an A/B comparison with Proper Job from a St Austell pub, pretty much identical. Nee...
by sandimas
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Admiral's Reserve
Replies: 9
Views: 2001

Re: Admiral's Reserve

I'm still new to this game and would like some advice if possible. I've had Admiral's Reserve in the fermentation vessel for the recommended 6 days and the SG this morning is 1020. Oh dear, it sounds like you have the classic Woodfordes "stuck brew": Woodfordes kits are well know for it, especially...
by sandimas
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Test strip advice
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Test strip advice

I hope you get more success than me: I got the Salifert kit and used the calculators, for whatever reason I ended up over-compensating and with a mash pH way lower than intended. O Level Chemistry was never my strong point! I've read and read the advice on water treatment but I really struggle with ...
by sandimas
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: Hobgoblin please
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: Hobgoblin please

I believe that it has cascade in the real stuff. There's a lot of debate about that. Wychwood list the hops on their website and say nothing about Cascade, only Fuggles & Styrians: https://www.wychwood.co.uk/beers/ Also, it's been around for quite a long time (90s maybe even the 80s), way before an...
by sandimas
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: Hobgoblin please
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: Hobgoblin please

Coopers do an approximation, not tried it but it looks passable
http://store.coopers.com.au/recipes/index/view/id/37/
by sandimas
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Late hopping for bitterness
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: Late hopping for bitterness

If you're adding hops only 15mins from the end, does that mean you're only doing a 15min boil? Doesn't seem much point in boiling for, say, 45mins with no hops, and then adding the 15min hops - or have I missed something?
by sandimas
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Butty Bach
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: Butty Bach

Glad I found this thread - Butty Bach is one of my favourite beers and Wye Valley my local-ish brewery :D I've cultivated their yeast before, managed it from a single bottle, gradually stepping it up. I've also had a shot at Butty, unfortunately the recipe (my own approximation) is on my other PC wh...
by sandimas
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Extract for hefeweizen
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Re: Extract for hefeweizen

I've made an extract hefeweizen in the past several times with wheat dme/spraymalt. Turned out great, can't remember the brand of DME I used, maybe Youngs?

I used WLP300 the 2nd time, but the 1st time I used Danstar Munich dried yeast - think I actually preferred this.
by sandimas
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: spray malt for all grain
Replies: 11
Views: 1997

Re: spray malt for all grain

I don't think you need to boil it, DME is a sterile product and I've made up loads of Extract recipes without boiling it, and they've produced fine beers. Some theories say that having some DME in the boil helps hop extraction, so for Extract brewing I usually put half in at the start of the boil an...
by sandimas
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Customise Your Beer Kits
Topic: Kit tweaking etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 2122

Re: Kit tweaking etc.

A suggestion for next time - rather than using brewing sugar, get some Maris Otter crushed grain and mash it at 66C for an hour in a saucepan, give the resultant liquid a quick boil to drive off any nasties, and use this with the kit. A cheap way to boost a kit, easy to do with kitchen equipment, wi...
by sandimas
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Norfolk Nog
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Norfolk Nog

Yes I'm a Nog fan, haven't done one for a while. I think you'll be OK for Christmas. I'd be tempted to give it a little tweak if you're after a Hobgoblin/Peculier type of brew, by using the final hop stages from the AG brewing process for either of those two: - Hobgoblin: 15g each of Styrian Golding...