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by Jim
Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Easter Ale???
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

I particularly like the navigation on that site. Everything's arranged logically, and there's some good content.

Not sure about putting crushed biscuits in me beer, though! :lol:
by Jim
Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Is there a "Home Brew Expo" then?
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

Don't know of any! :unsure:
by Jim
Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Anyone fancy a bit of gardening?
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

QUOTE (Reg @ Mar 30 2005, 11:36 AM) I gather hopes need alot of sunshine and the right kind of soil to be up to brewing quality... Hence why Kent ended up as the hop garden of England. Don't you live in the Frozen North where legend has it you only see daylight for 1 week a year? :D :D Yes, but you ...
by Jim
Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Your dried yeast of choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

QUOTE (Reg @ Mar 22 2005, 07:37 PM) Is that a particular strain as they all seem to have numbers when I look them up on sites...
Yeah, it is a specific strain, though I'll have to dig out a packet to see if it has a number on it.
by Jim
Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Secondary Fermentation....
Replies: 3
Views: 1488

393, I bottled beer for many years, but haven't come across that problem before. If the amount of sugar in each bottle is the same, and is properly dissolved in the beer, the only other culprit I can think of is the yeast (i.e. not enough of it to get a proper fermentation in the bottle). That would...
by Jim
Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: A Meadery
Replies: 11
Views: 2864

Its made from honey.
by Jim
Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: A Meadery
Replies: 11
Views: 2864

I tried making mead once. It was crap.

I've had Lindisfarne Mead, though and it was very nice. The monks on Holy Island make it, and you can buy it on the island (I've seen it in some supermarkets as well).

That stuff's fortified with spirit though, so it's not the same as most homebrew meads.
by Jim
Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Hemp Beer Question
Replies: 28
Views: 5397

Sorry, Reg. I forgot!

:lol:
by Jim
Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:04 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Your dried yeast of choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

I use Gervin English Ale yeast for my bitters (which is just about all I make on a regular basis). 1. It gives a fairly neutral flavour in the beer (allowing the malt and hops to come through) 2. It''s easy to start and to manage (no need to rouse during fermentation) 3. It settles into a solid, jel...
by Jim
Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:00 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Do we all use Irish moss here?
Replies: 14
Views: 1335

IS the only haze that will affect flavour noticably is that caused by wild yeast (or good yeast that hasn't settled yet). You measure mash pH using pH indicator papers. Follow http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jim.dunleavy/mashing.htm for some tips on getting the right conditions in the mash (pH is cover...
by Jim
Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Hemp Beer Question
Replies: 28
Views: 5397

Nope, the only other thing I've ever touched is fags. And I gave them up 25 years ago; they use up all your beer money.
by Jim
Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Do we all use Irish moss here?
Replies: 14
Views: 1335

QUOTE (info-services @ Mar 20 2005, 08:43 PM) This is an area that I would like more opinions. When using irish moss, some of my beer turns out clear and some of it turns out cloudy. When not using irish moss, the same thing happens! It's possible that the irish moss is more consistent, but I don't ...
by Jim
Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Hemp Beer Question
Replies: 28
Views: 5397

The only drug I recommend is alcohol (in moderation of course ;) ).








Oh, and paracetamol is indispensible as well. :lol:
by Jim
Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

QUOTE (393 @ Mar 18 2005, 10:37 AM) Thank you humbly Jim for the warm welcome.
You're welcome! :D