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by trucker5774
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Muslin on syphon
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Muslin on syphon

If you have the means to filter out particles, why would you not do it? Having said that when my primary is finished and I am racking to another vessel (bottle, barrel, FV) I haven't really had anything serious enough in the beer to worry about. Any debris has either settled or floats on the small a...
by trucker5774
Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Is this an infection?
Replies: 27
Views: 508

Re: Is this an infection?

Looks normal to me. I bottle from a tap on the FV and what you see will be left behind. Just keep an eye on it as the level drops. I always tip my FV too.
by trucker5774
Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop Steeping - a debate
Replies: 191
Views: 9986

Re: Hop Steeping - a debate

I tend to use little or no early bittering hops. Most of mine go in about 20 mins ans 5 mins with a big hit steeped. My steep hops go in either 10 mins or so after the boiler is turned off or I run the chiller for a few seconds to drop it to 70c to 80C (or thereabouts) they steep for about an hour t...
by trucker5774
Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Truck Crash
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Truck Crash

Right, on my normal brewing timeline, this would be approaching sampling time! It's been 8 days now, so it would have been bottle for 3 or 4 days. It started fermenting as normal and when I checked it after 3 days it was at 1022. unfortunately that's where it's stayed for 4 days. Remember this was e...
by trucker5774
Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Conditioning Hoppy Pale Ales
Replies: 11
Views: 801

Re: Conditioning Hoppy Pale Ales

I'm not sure what a mature beer is.............none in my house :lol: :lol: Regulars will know I tend to drink them young. Yes they will change in time and smooth out. As said earlier, IPAs were brewed to stand a long voyage. My beer travels about 4 metres and only take 10 seconds! Why not enjoy two...
by trucker5774
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Raspberry Beret (Fruit Beer)
Replies: 24
Views: 1945

Re: Raspberry Beret (Fruit Beer)

I'll be interested in the results of this. I fear that you will not have enough fruit in it!. My efforts in the past have been poor. The one thing I learned was the need for masses of fruit. Ever wondered why these beers are so expensive.........Fruit!!
by trucker5774
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: I'm Thinking of doing a kit!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

Re: I'm Thinking of doing a kit!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for all the suggestions so far (and no nasty comments!) I have done some Coopers and I think the last kit I did was a Wherry. I even did Ditch's Stout a few years ago. It will be a week or two before I do it, so keep them coming and I will go with the majority........looking like it could be ...
by trucker5774
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: I'm Thinking of doing a kit!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

I'm Thinking of doing a kit!!!!!!!!!!

Yes I can guess what most of you (regulars in AG) are thinking or about to say. Anyway, it's been at least 100 years since I did a kit and to be fair, I messed about with them a little to look for improvements. What I fancy doing is a "one off" brew for the sake of research and comparison. I don't w...
by trucker5774
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Dog Days UPDATE with pics
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Dog Days UPDATE with pics

Well I'm quite overcome, thank you. Part of me was thinking they'll probably be saying "Oh no not him again!" If people are interested I'll keep posting them, but I don't want them to be the same each time or it WILL get boring. This one is a trial so I thought I would share in the hope someone ben...
by trucker5774
Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Dog Days UPDATE with pics
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Dog Days UPDATE with pics

Great effort and thanks for sharing the day and photos with us. It's because of the likes of you that others are inspired =D> =D>

I have reached the stage where most of the time I just can't be arsed. Well done fella :D
by trucker5774
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Conditioning Bottles
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Conditioning Bottles

We worry to much! Try a few and if you are unhappy with the results send them to me for disposal
by trucker5774
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Do I really need to boil my coil?
Replies: 22
Views: 706

Re: Do I really need to boil my coil?

I agree with the people who say don't worry too much about it. Unless you're cultivating yeast you don't need to kill every single bug - after all, we don't boil our FVs, do we? Just a short soak in bleach (or whatever you prefer to use) and a rinse with tap water! And once the beer's in the FV it'...
by trucker5774
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Cooper English Ale too much sugar added!
Replies: 16
Views: 1629

Re: Cooper English Ale too much sugar added!

Yep. I'm with Sparky. It can take a bit of mixing.............something which you really should do to get some oxygen into it anyway!

You probably had most of the sugar sitting low in the solution.
by trucker5774
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Truck Crash
Replies: 16
Views: 728

Re: Truck Crash

Scroogemonster wrote:Good to see you've started again mate. Did you try those two beers I dropped off at yours?
Kevin
Sure did mate. The same night. Both very good..............thought I'd reported back.