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by soupdragon
Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Some Hops????
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Some Hops????

I know it's not an issue for the Bank's bitter that I'm planning to do this week but I'd like to get things "right" for future brews if you know what I mean? I know that some hops are better suited for late hopping than others tho.
Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Some Hops????
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Some Hops????

Hi all Just been reading through Graham's book again in preperation for my 1st proper extract brew. I've noticed that there are a few recipies that call for "some hops" in the last 10 mins of the boil. Most of the recipies actually name the hop variety required. Anyone know why some formulations are...
by soupdragon
Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coopers Stout VS Coopers Irish Stout
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Coopers Stout VS Coopers Irish Stout

Can't comment on the irish stout but the std stout certainly passes the test. I'd suggest you make it with 1kg of dried light malt extract rather than sugar tho. You'll be surprised the difference it makes :) If in any doubt just search on the forum for "ditch's stout" and you'll see what I mean :D ...
by soupdragon
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: First Extract Brew - Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby
Replies: 56
Views: 2828

Re: First Extract Brew - Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby

Stop it, you're making me jealous =P~
One to add to my ever expanding list of beers to do once I've proven that OldSpeckledBadger's method works for me :)
Save me using up what few brain cells I've got left, what does that work out as in abv?
Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: First Extract Brew - Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby
Replies: 56
Views: 2828

Re: First Extract Brew - Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby

Tom, It wasn't easy but I managed... You could of course use a sanitsed jug to empty out a few litres first... A thought that only occured to me after I struggled and lost a couple of pints... #-o Otherwise easy enough, the brew is fermenting away nicely... I'll leave it until saturday am to take a...
by soupdragon
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Budget barrel tap
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Budget barrel tap

New tap came in the post this morning. Happy bunny now :D
by soupdragon
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: First Extract Brew - Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby
Replies: 56
Views: 2828

Re: First Extract Brew - Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby

Hi! I did a 9 litre batch of this yesterday... the smell was fantastic! I dont have a dedicated boiler but used a 15l stock pot for the boil.... the only issue I found with this was I boiled the hops without the use of a bag... meaning that when I transfered the wort out of the boiling pot I had to...
by soupdragon
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Moving across from Kits
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Moving across from Kits

Thanks :D As i beginner of extract brewing myself, I am going change the methods depending on the brew. Have you downloaded the the Beer Engine yet? Quite useful if want to down scale or upscale your brews. Cheers Yes but I've not played with it properly yet. Looks a very usefull tool Tho :) Tom
by soupdragon
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Budget barrel tap
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Budget barrel tap

I mailed youngs about it and they've promised to send me a new tap :) I hope it comes before my colne valley is ready to barrel, 8 days on and down to 1.014 and ( slowly ) falling.
Tom
by soupdragon
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: UK Maltsters - thought this might be helpful
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: UK Maltsters - thought this might be helpful

Magic
I think I'll have to do a trial brew with it after I've got my next one on the go. I'm just moving up to extract from kits.
Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: UK Maltsters - thought this might be helpful
Replies: 4
Views: 1166

Re: UK Maltsters - thought this might be helpful

HI I notice that Puremalt is on that list. Do you know if they produce brewing grade dried extract? I can get some of their light dried extract from work but I'm not sure if it's suitable for brewing or baking. It's in a 25kg plastic heat sealed sack. If I can use this it would save me a packet. Che...
by soupdragon
Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Moving across from Kits
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Moving across from Kits

Ah the book of wisdom..... Got a copy of it myself :) Did you ever consider OldSpeckledBadger's method? I'm hoping it will work ok with Graham's recipes. Don't really want to do small brews as I hate bottling and would rather spend the £20 ish for a small barrel on a full size one. I'm planning Gra...
by soupdragon
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Budget barrel tap
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Budget barrel tap

lancsSteve wrote:These should all come apart - the bit you turn round just pulls out.
Hi Steve
Have you had one apart yourself? It seems really tight. Is there a particular knack to stripping it?
Cheers Tom
by soupdragon
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Moving across from Kits
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: Moving across from Kits

I have just moved on from Kits myself and whilst making my first brew I realised the stockpot was not big enough, even with a down scaled recipe. I therefore have just bought one of these from eBay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DEEP-STAINLESS-STEEL-STOCK-POT-Xtra-Large-15-Ltr_W0QQitemZ320463257504QQcmdZVie...
by soupdragon
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Horror story.
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: Horror story.

At. Ailbhe's Brewery wrote:Does anyone here have a keg that doesn't leak? :?:
Just to add one more voice. Got 2 and both hold pressure without problem and neither leak. Wouldn't hesitate to buy them again. As others have said, vaseline is the key :beer:
Cheers Tom