Search found 1427 matches

by soupdragon
Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Trial Brew in small pan
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Trial Brew in small pan

I'll be bottling my own little trial later, not 100% sure about the dry malt extract I used (some stuff out of a 25kg bag I got from work). I'll do another trial with some genuine dry malt from my local home brew shop with the same method and compare the two beers. If the stuff from work turns out o...
by soupdragon
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Licorice after taste
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Licorice after taste

Thanks for the suggestions. It was a good few years ago and the home brew shop I used to get my gear from wasn't that well laid out. Sometimes I think the hops might not have been in the best of condition. Fingers crossed that things turn out better this time around [-o<
by soupdragon
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Your perfect ale
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Your perfect ale

Mmmmm Moorhouse's Black cat............ =P~
Once I get my method sorted out I'll be hunting for a recipe :D
by soupdragon
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Licorice after taste
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Licorice after taste

Anyone got any ideas? :)
by soupdragon
Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Trial Brew in small pan
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Trial Brew in small pan

Hi, i brew extract in a wilko stock pot and then add to 3 gallons of cold water, similar to papazians book, which cools the wort down to around 32 degrees, its a little hap-hazard but the results have been pretty good so far. That's good to know but I measured one in wilkies and the quoted 24cm is ...
by soupdragon
Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Trial Brew in small pan
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Trial Brew in small pan

Well that was a pleasant afternoon's work. Ditch's stout put in the 2nd barrel and the trial extract brew on :) I resisted the urge to have a taste, I want the coopers to blow me away so I'll give it a couple of weeks in barrel before suppin it :unsure: The smell from the kitchen brought back many m...
by soupdragon
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Trial Brew in small pan
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Trial Brew in small pan

Ah.........
That would explain it then. I suppose the only way is to try a 5 gallon brew (presuming my trial is ok) and see if I can replicate the beer.
by soupdragon
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Trial Brew in small pan
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Trial Brew in small pan

Pardon the silly question but wouldn't 2.5 galls leave too much space in a budget barrel? The trial I'm planning is only going into 500ml pop bottles.
by soupdragon
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Trial Brew in small pan
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: Trial Brew in small pan

Great news. So if I follow your method and steep 55g of crystal for 30 mins before the boil with 250g of dry malt and 14g of fuggles, then add the ballance of the malt with the 44g of sugar when I top up? Does that sound about right? :) Do you think I'd just about manage to do a 5 gallon batch in th...
by soupdragon
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Trial Brew in small pan
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Trial Brew in small pan

I'm planning on doing a 1 gallon trial of OldSpeckledBadger's simple extract brew but the biggest pan I can lay my hands on at the mo is about 5 pints to the brim. Am I doomed to failure with such a small pan? :( If the brew works I'd scale it up a but funds and space being what they are I think the...
by soupdragon
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Licorice after taste
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Licorice after taste

Hi all About 20 years ago I brewed all grain for a period of about 18 months but gave up as I couldn't replicate my 1st brew (Dave Line's Guinness). While I'm not that keen on that particular brew the recipe came out as a very VERY tasty stout :D The problem I was having could only be descried as a ...
by soupdragon
Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Cooper stout kit
Replies: 39
Views: 1724

Re: Cooper stout kit

Might see how much the wherry improves with age and try the nelsons then :) I'd be happier if the woodfordes wern't so hazy tho. I gather the other 2 can kits that muntons do don't suffer so I wonder if any of those are like bombardier? Just how many different "brands" of muntons are there? :? The y...
by soupdragon
Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Cooper stout kit
Replies: 39
Views: 1724

Re: Cooper stout kit

Fingers crossed....... I've finally lit the blue touch paper that is a Coopers Stout. Made it up with the prescribed 1kg of medium dried malt but to 20 litres to hopefully avoid an earbashing from the missus if the inevitable happens :wall 1st brew (wherry) is going down ok even tho it's still rathe...
by soupdragon
Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Dried extract
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Dried extract

Not sure of it's genuine origins but I was told that the plastic sack it came from had Puremalt printed on it. Had a google for them and it seems they supply the brewing trade , based in Scotland somewhere :D
by soupdragon
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Cooper stout kit
Replies: 39
Views: 1724

Re: Cooper stout kit

I have just purchaced a coopers stout kit and was wondering if it would be better to follow the instructions that come with the kit or as one book suggests( cant seem to find which one it was) ignore it and boil the whole wort aithout adding the cold water. also is the yeast the best one or would i...