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by bryanferry
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Very odd outcome
Replies: 13
Views: 1132

Very odd outcome

Evening All, I recently made a batch of the simple wit and the brew day went fine hitting at the targets. Left it to ferment for two weeks and then bottled. Two weeks have since passed and just tried to open one for a sample. The odd part is that it pours like a syrup and is in the glass like jelly....
by bryanferry
Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Hoppy American IPA
Replies: 19
Views: 2052

Re: Hoppy American IPA

That has highlighted two important things; 1; Laser cutting your own tags is seriously cool and sets a high bar for packaging. 2; you sir have married well!
by bryanferry
Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Hoppy American IPA
Replies: 19
Views: 2052

Re: Hoppy American IPA

Loving the bottle tag and label. May I ask if the tags are bought in? I'm sticking a Christmas batch on this weekend and am thinking if I package them to your standard I might cover up if the batch goes bad :)
by bryanferry
Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Connecting Immersion Chiller
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Connecting Immersion Chiller

NobbyIPA wrote: use CK fittings

use a ck fitting G7903 on the hose in and out

and 2 CK G7904 on cooler
all fittings available here

http://www.parkertools.co.uk/Product/53 ... +Connector
Cheers for this, just placed an order.
by bryanferry
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Connecting Immersion Chiller
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Connecting Immersion Chiller

I've just been using one of these from the kitchen tap http://www.swelluk.com/img/shop/origina ... 2-2274.jpg.

Oddly this part doesn't give me any problems, its the hose connection to the chiller that's causing me leaks. Cant seem to get the jubilee clip secure enough.
by bryanferry
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainfather all in one brewing system
Replies: 29
Views: 4835

Re: Grainfather all in one brewing system

Will be really interesting to see what price they can do in the UK once transport is taken into account. I would certainly buy one as its looks a nice compact unit and possibly more efficient than my keggle. (plus always fancied a crack at distilling).
by bryanferry
Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Move over braumeister
Replies: 21
Views: 1204

Re: Move over braumeister

Thanks for the link. That would look the business in my kitchen. Shame its just a tease with no hint on release date and pricing.
by bryanferry
Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Left Over Grain
Replies: 42
Views: 3122

Re: Left Over Grain

DeGarre wrote:I was hoping to lure a cute little deer with leftover grain but...
They look very happy with the spoils of your ale, what manner of creature are they?
by bryanferry
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Left Over Grain
Replies: 42
Views: 3122

Re: Left Over Grain

Managed to sort these out now we have a longer gap between the evenings world cup matches.

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Still cooling down so will be a wait before sampling can decide if they're nice.
by bryanferry
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Left Over Grain
Replies: 42
Views: 3122

Re: Left Over Grain

The first loaf I tried was just using the dried mash grain and it was spiky and also very heavy. The grinding and sifting is a vast improvement in bread. Going to try and make some burger buns from the spent grain chef this week http://brooklynbrewshop.com/themash/recipe-spent-grain-burger-buns/ wil...
by bryanferry
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Left Over Grain
Replies: 42
Views: 3122

Re: Left Over Grain

Took 6 hours to dry fully, grind and sift down to a flour. Bit of faff but well worth it for the tasty treats. That looks like a lot of effort, but I bet the bread tastes great! I'd love to see the finished product. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/14482136922_a3e5b8224e_n.jpg Pic of the most re...
by bryanferry
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Left Over Grain
Replies: 42
Views: 3122

Re: Left Over Grain

I took inspiration from the Brooklyn brewery and tried to used my spent grain. Have made some nice loaves of bread and biscuits using recipes from http://www.brooklynbrewshop.com/themash/category/spentgrainchef Bowl of the spent grain just after mash http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/12137991816_c1...
by bryanferry
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Adnams Explorer
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Adnams Explorer

This is a good suppin brew. The wonderful Adnams ingredients spreadsheet uploaded a while ago by Kegman has been a good guide for the clones I've attempted. viewtopic.php?f=5&t=52921

Explorer seems to be a pale malt base with Columbus and a dry hop of Chinook.
by bryanferry
Sun May 04, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Crates?
Replies: 23
Views: 3037

Re: Crates?

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Finally got round to adding hand holes and blackboard paint. Very happy with the way these turned out. Used hard wax oil to seal the insides (in case of bottle bombs). Thank you to lord groan and dean_wales for the plans.
by bryanferry
Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Crates?
Replies: 23
Views: 3037

Re: Crates?

Cheers Goosey, that would have been the easiest way to let it interlock but I've already cut the 12 sections out and screwed 8 ends together.... #-o Now all three are built and to save adding extra wood I think I'll go with some metal dowel pins ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dowel-Pins-Hardened-Ground...