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by Monkeybrew
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Diablo Surprise!
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Diablo Surprise!

After to planning on leaving it 4 weeks to try a taster bottle of my Brewferm Diablo, I folded last night and cracked open a 3 week old bottle. I was expecting a sharp tasting brew judging by the experience of the early tastings of Triple, Framboos & Abdij, but I was greeted with an almost dark plum...
by Monkeybrew
Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Woodfordes ALLSORTS
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Woodfordes ALLSORTS

Hi Don't be put off your NOG just yet! I bottled all of mine and didn't really like it much at all to start with, but I had a bottle (7 weeks old) last week and it was like a different beer. The beer has lost it's heavyness now, and has an almost sweet initial taste that changes to a mildly bitter d...
by Monkeybrew
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: High ambient fermentation temps.
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: High ambient fermentation temps.

24C is getting a tad high for me. I certainly wouldn't want to see it get to 25 or 26. You maybe need to find a cooler place if you are planning to brew through the summer months. Sorry, just noticed your reply. I will probably move my FV downstairs into the kitchen for anymore summer brewing, much...
by Monkeybrew
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: High ambient fermentation temps.
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: High ambient fermentation temps.

Cheers for the comprehensive answer :)

I will leave it where it is then.
by Monkeybrew
Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: High ambient fermentation temps.
Replies: 4
Views: 280

High ambient fermentation temps.

I am currently fermenting some Muntons Midas Touch in my spare room. Now that the weather has picked up, this room never drops below 21C at night and can get as high as 24C in the day. Will these higher temps affect my brew? This room is ideal for me because its out of the way of my 4 year old daugh...
by Monkeybrew
Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: My Coopers Australian Lager
Replies: 18
Views: 1670

Re: My Coopers Australian Lager

I used the kit yeast and it took off like a rocket!

I think I'm right in saying that its an ale yeast.
by Monkeybrew
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: My Coopers Australian Lager
Replies: 18
Views: 1670

Re: My Coopers Australian Lager

I've got to be honest, it tasted pretty at 4 weeks old :)

It's quite lively, as you can see from the head! :oops:
by Monkeybrew
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Tip for getting beer from fermentaion bin into bottles
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Tip for getting beer from fermentaion bin into bottles

The Little Bottler was the best £6.50 I've ever spent :D
by Monkeybrew
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: My Coopers Australian Lager
Replies: 18
Views: 1670

My Coopers Australian Lager

I'm not really sure where to post pic's.

This is my Coopers Aussie Lager at 8 weeks bottled.

Made with 500g of light spray malt & 500g of dextrose.

Came in around 5% ABV :)

Image
by Monkeybrew
Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coopers Sparkling Ale
Replies: 18
Views: 1132

Re: Coopers Sparkling Ale

Wow, cheers for all of the posts, looks like this kit is firmly on the 'to do' list.

Unfortunately I can't start this kit until I've finished the Smugglers thats conditioning away in my KK :)
by Monkeybrew
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Coopers Sparkling Ale
Replies: 18
Views: 1132

Coopers Sparkling Ale

Hi, I've just been reading about the Coopers Sparkling Ale kit. It looks interesting, and quite expensive if you use all of the fermentables that Coopers suggest!

Just wondered whether anybody on here has tried this kit?
by Monkeybrew
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Slightly out of date yeast.
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Slightly out of date yeast.

He actually chucked in a 6g Muntons sachet FOC, so I've got a backup, I would just prefer to use the supplied kit yeast if possible.

Thanks.
by Monkeybrew
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Slightly out of date yeast.
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Slightly out of date yeast.

I picked up cheap (£8.99) Brewferm Gallia kit today from my LHBS today because its 2 months out of date.

Do you think that the yeast will be ok to use?