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by TC2642
Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Heat Mats ....?
Replies: 48
Views: 3424

Re: Heat Mats ....?

Ok, do you have a link to the type of mat you want to buy?
by TC2642
Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Heat Mats ....?
Replies: 48
Views: 3424

Re: Heat Mats ....?

I have not used a mat and I'm not likely too but a heat belt is pretty effective, I would opt for that over a heat mat since you can more effectively control the temp i.e. a heat mat will produce a lot of warmth at the bottom of the FV but I would think that you would want a more regulated temp whic...
by TC2642
Sun Mar 02, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Heat Mats ....?
Replies: 48
Views: 3424

Re: Heat Mats ....?

A low cost method is to use the plastic base that you get from ready to cook pizza's. Insulates the bottom really well, other than that, if your wort is really cold wrap a sleeping bag around the fv, that's bound to get it up to temp.
by TC2642
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: WHICH MARIS OTTER
Replies: 30
Views: 9332

Re: WHICH MARIS OTTER

Must agree with farr, maris otter seems to be much of a muchness. You could get both sacks and compare I suppose.
by TC2642
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Dry hopping Cidre?
Replies: 33
Views: 8306

Re: Dry hopping Cidre?

Will do chief.
by TC2642
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Dry hopping Cidre?
Replies: 33
Views: 8306

Re: Dry hopping Cidre?

Just finishing the last of my first gallon now, I am rocking the hopped cider although I think I will tone it down a bit for the next one, maybe go for something like challenger with about 10gms per gallon or so.
by TC2642
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: strong ipa
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: strong ipa

With that grain bill you should hit your target without the need for additional sugar but that's your choice. ;) Definitely dry hop as well if you want a bit more of a hop hit. Yeah, going to try that, I usually add sugar to dilute the nitrogen content of the malt rather than to up the OG (although...
by TC2642
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: strong ipa
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: strong ipa

scuppeteer wrote:Ant D's malt base looks good but you may need to increase accordingly to hit 7%. Use a Nottingham or West Coast style yeast. Let us know your final recipe. ;)
Must say I only like the palest of malts in my IPA, crystal malt and the like hides the hop character for me.
by TC2642
Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: strong ipa
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: strong ipa

I usually make up my IPA's using 6kgs pale, 300gms wheat and 200gms white sugar. 100gms of the highest AA% hop you have (say Apollo) at 90mins and then have my aroma hops (say Amarillo) at 15mins 50gms and another 50gms at knock out. Usually get about 6% - 6.5% for 25ltrs using Safale S05.
by TC2642
Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Applejack
Replies: 17
Views: 2334

Re: Applejack

My only worry with this would be concentrating a fair bit of methanol in the final product, I wouldn't have too many of them since it could lead to a rather nasty headache..
by TC2642
Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Simplest ever hop Schedule ?
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Simplest ever hop Schedule ?

lee1 wrote:hi brewer try boil half and dry hop half think tc would agree with that its all about experimenting to find your taste :wink:
Yeah, I'd say experiment as much as possible, as lee said, you are making it for yourself not anyone else.
by TC2642
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Simplest ever hop Schedule ?
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: Simplest ever hop Schedule ?

Do you want aroma or bitterness? If you just want aroma then dry hop at the end of fermentation otherwise you're going to need to boil for about an hour or so to get the maximum bitterness out of them.
by TC2642
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Off stout
Replies: 44
Views: 3405

Re: Off stout

I buy " Thin Bleach " It says so on the bottle. I'm not being facetious or sarcastic here either. They always state " Thin Bleach " or " Thick Bleach ". Idea of Thick bleach is that it sticks to the surface it's put on. Clings of for grim death and sizzles what ever's underneath it. Works fine if y...
by TC2642
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Dry hopping Cidre?
Replies: 33
Views: 8306

Re: Dry hopping Cidre?

Marynka, had some knocking around so I stuck it in.