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by Jambo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Mead
Topic: My First try at Mead.......
Replies: 30
Views: 4949

Re: My First try at Mead.......

Hi Mucky,

Never tried it myself but Acton and Duncan's mead book advises against blackberry and elderberry meads due to their tannin content. They advocate pretty much everything else though!

If you're stuck for something to do with brambles I'd suggest creme de mure or a bramble wine.

by Jambo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#31 - Honey Ale
Replies: 8
Views: 1487

Re: AG#31 - Honey Ale

Meant to also say good luck and let us know how it goes - a honey beer is on my to do list!

Got some rank smelling dandelion honey and I'm wondering if a beer could hide some of its aroma through dilution if nothing else!
by Jambo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#31 - Honey Ale
Replies: 8
Views: 1487

Re: AG#31 - Honey Ale

Hope it turns out well! Do you need to boil the honey to sterilise it? Or is it OK as is? Well Jim, that's the question that seems to fuel the debate about when to add the honey :D The honey that I am using in this trial brew is a decent quality supermarket one, so in my opinion this must have been...
by Jambo
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Croossmyloof real ale yeast . 14 hours after pitch.22c
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

Re: Croossmyloof real ale yeast . 14 hours after pitch.22c

Yeah... see my post on page 2 of this: viewtopic.php?f=86&t=78758&start=15

I hope you end up with something more drinkable than I have. It's the first batch of beer I'm seriously considering ditching.
by Jambo
Thu May 24, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Crossmyloof yeast
Replies: 46
Views: 7666

Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Got a batch of Old Peculiar clone on the go at the moment using CML's Real Ale yeast. An odd criticism perhaps but I feel this yeast is unacceptably vigorous!! I expect a Belgian wit yeast to be leaping out of the fermenter (especially at wit fermentation temperatures with wheat in the grain bill) ...
by Jambo
Thu May 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Crossmyloof yeast
Replies: 46
Views: 7666

Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Got a batch of Old Peculiar clone on the go at the moment using CML's Real Ale yeast. An odd criticism perhaps but I feel this yeast is unacceptably vigorous!! I expect a Belgian wit yeast to be leaping out of the fermenter (especially at wit fermentation temperatures with wheat in the grain bill) ...
by Jambo
Wed May 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: AG#29 - Summer Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 1991

Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

Is that Greg Hughes' recipe? Really enjoyed that brew when I made it last year!
by Jambo
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer line
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Beer line

Smart!
by Jambo
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Going Pro opportunity
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

Re: Going Pro opportunity

This might be worth a read.. http://hardknott.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/a-catatonic-beer-industry.html M Very interesting and very much on my mind about taking the plunge! So it should. If you don't have your own outlet, or one as part of your plans, don't do it. It really is that simple. That's sober...
by Jambo
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Crossmyloof yeast
Replies: 46
Views: 7666

Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Got a batch of Old Peculiar clone on the go at the moment using CML's Real Ale yeast. An odd criticism perhaps but I feel this yeast is unacceptably vigorous!! I expect a Belgian wit yeast to be leaping out of the fermenter (especially at wit fermentation temperatures with wheat in the grain bill) b...
by Jambo
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Elvis Juice!
Replies: 59
Views: 10185

Re: Elvis Juice!

Managed to get on a shareholders' tour of the brewery quality labs this week. Asked about Elvis Juice - it is 'dosed' with an extract after filtration etc. but they insist that the majority of the flavour does come from peel added earlier. Almost as much peel as hops apparently. They are using gas c...
by Jambo
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?
Replies: 61
Views: 10894

Re: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?

aamcle wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:02 am
I have a GF now it's great but at the same time disappointing because it "just works" it's less interesting and requires less interaction than my last home built system.
I initially interpreted GF as girlfriend and your post was entirely relateable! :mrgreen:
by Jambo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fermenting a lager
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: Fermenting a lager

Rookie wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:00 pm
That's pretty much it. It's a pretty strong smell.
Interesting - I suppose in that case I can say with confidence that I've never had an issue with it either :)
by Jambo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Crossmyloof yeast
Replies: 46
Views: 7666

Re: Crossmyloof yeast

I will, indeed, plan to brew the same recipe, but ferment with different yeasts and taste the same recipes side-by-side with the Mangrove Jacks and crossmyloof yeasts over the next few months to see which I and friends prefer. Are you going to split the same batch of wort into multiple FVs? I plan ...
by Jambo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fermenting a lager
Replies: 13
Views: 1257

Re: Fermenting a lager

Rookie do you have a way to test? I'm not aware of any downside of doing it unless you're pushed for time. Diacetyl has a distinctive buttery/butterscotch smell. As far as I know there's no downside, but why add an additional step if you don't actually need it? Indeed, but how to be sure you can av...