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by TC2642
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Where to buy all grain kits / ingredients from?
Replies: 10
Views: 763

Re: Where to buy all grain kits / ingredients from?

Just ordered in some supplies from here:

http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/

It is worth having a look around for the best offers, I usually get my sacks of pale from Worcester hop shop since that's the cheapest I can find anywhere.
by TC2642
Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: syphoning
Replies: 18
Views: 1203

Re: syphoning

Jambo wrote:Stupid question time... people say you shouldn't suck on a syphon to get it going... How else can you do it!?

Cheers
Auto syphon or you could use a turkey baster. I use taps on the bottom of my FV's make life a lot easier.
by TC2642
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Boots Kegs - Not holding pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Boots Kegs - Not holding pressure

The Dribbler wrote:The lids use a odd thread and are unobtainable.
I have some of these Boot's barrels (later model) but I can use my kingkeg lid on them with no problems. Try using Vaseline around the threads to see if that helps.
by TC2642
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Syphon or tap
Replies: 14
Views: 1967

Re: Syphon or tap

That was my point. The stuff in the tap isn't getting boiled. Your opening the tap after the boil. Even with no chill its still gone off the boil. You could open it up when it's on the boil and pass some through before returning it back to the boiler, but I must say that I've never had a problem wi...
by TC2642
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Syphon or tap
Replies: 14
Views: 1967

Re: Syphon or tap

Dave S wrote:I used the original tap that came with my boiler, then switched to a ball valve. I take no special precautions and have had no issues with sanitation.
Same here, if you are boiling something for a prolonged period it's going to kill anything that may be lurking in the tap anyway.
by TC2642
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Getting that malty sweetness in an IPA
Replies: 15
Views: 1219

Re: Getting that malty sweetness in an IPA

Pushing up mash temp works for me. I usually do mine at around 68oC and make them around 6 - 6.5%, even using SO5 I still get a nice balance between maltyness and hoppiness. I'm not the biggest fan of putting darker malts in IPA's I think they should stand alone with pale.
by TC2642
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: How do you measure your boiler volume
Replies: 14
Views: 1074

Re: How do you measure your boiler volume

by sight, I know roughly where I want the final volume to be in the boiler and aim for that.
by TC2642
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: all grain
Replies: 17
Views: 1041

Re: all grain

You'll get the same amount of wort but will lose some efficiency.
by TC2642
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Simple Cheap and Tasty, Raspberryade
Replies: 498
Views: 81011

Re: Simple Cheap and Tasty, Raspberryade

Cheers, and no I left some space, and why closer to wine then cider I don't understand, this was a TC recipe I just added that fruit syrup, oh we'll see how it goes over the next day or so thanks Just the amount of sugar you added taken with the sugar from the syrup and the apple juice will leave y...
by TC2642
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Simple Cheap and Tasty, Raspberryade
Replies: 498
Views: 81011

Re: Simple Cheap and Tasty, Raspberryade

You'll probably have something closer to wine strengh than cider, it'll probably take off in the next 24 hours, if you filled this up to the top of the Demijohn then split it into two fairly soonish otherwise you are likely to get the stuff spewing out of the top fairly soon.
by TC2642
Thu May 29, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: What is your favourite English hop variety?
Replies: 76
Views: 21616

Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

critch wrote:
TC2642 wrote:Challenger is the best all round flavour for both bittering and aroma IMO
ive only ever used it for bittering, ill give that a go!
I think you'll like it, I mainly use new world hops but if there's enough quantity you can get some really nice flavours.
by TC2642
Wed May 28, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: What do you prime your bottled beer with and why
Replies: 39
Views: 2985

Re: What do you prime your bottled beer with and why

White sugar all bulk primed in my bottling bucket.
by TC2642
Wed May 28, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Hydrometer in FV
Replies: 27
Views: 1682

Re: Hydrometer in FV

Fair enough, I wouldn't want to chance it.

I usually go by when the airlock stops bubbling :lol:
by TC2642
Wed May 28, 2014 7:20 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: What is your favourite English hop variety?
Replies: 76
Views: 21616

Re: What is your favourite English hop variety?

Challenger is the best all round flavour for both bittering and aroma IMO
by TC2642
Wed May 28, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Hydrometer in FV
Replies: 27
Views: 1682

Re: Hydrometer in FV

once the beer has alcohol I have never been able to use the refractometer successfully even with fancy algorithms, for refactometer is only used before yeast pitching and fermenter, they are handy but a hydrometer is just as handy and pre-fermenter the wort gets chucked back in as the later boil so...