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by Pinto
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Geordie Yorkshire Bitter Tweak
Replies: 10
Views: 1968

Re: Geordie Yorkshire Bitter Tweak

Sounds like it wont hurt to condition it a little more in the bottle - my BrewBuddy Bitter is now 12 weeks old and none the worse for it :) Remember that the charcheristics like "biscuit" etc come from the grain bill used for the mash - if they didnt use the same grains then the flavours wont compar...
by Pinto
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Help. Forgot to rinse bentadine (Viadene) from equipement
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Help. Forgot to rinse bentadine (Viadene) from equipemen

I thought it might have been a no-rinse one but I couldnt be certain - couldnt find any info on the product. TBH, the quantity adhering to a plastic brewers spoon after santising would have been tiny fractions of a ml
by Pinto
Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Chocolate Stout Made Simple .....
Replies: 16
Views: 1166

Re: Chocolate Stout Made Simple .....

Same Idea as my monin coffee syrups :) good on ya for taking the next step and proving it works, ditch =D>

Should you want to scale up, 23l = 40 pints so somewhere between 40 and 60ml of extract should work perfectly in a batch :)
by Pinto
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Help. Forgot to rinse bentadine (Viadene) from equipement
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Help. Forgot to rinse bentadine (Viadene) from equipemen

Shouldnt think such a tiny quantity would casue you issues - perhaps it could increase the time needed for decent fermentation to start
by Pinto
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Fermentation too cool?
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Fermentation too cool?

1.008 sounds pretty much finished to me - you need to have 48 hours with a steady hydrometer reading, then Keg. Add your priming sugar and leave it in your 15 deg hidey-hole for about a week to get pressure on the keg, then move to the garage to condition for a few weeks
by Pinto
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Turbo Cider Recipes, Methods and Taste Collection.
Replies: 739
Views: 112594

Re: Turbo Cider Recipes, Methods and Taste Collection.

The solids should drop as its the CO2 produced by fermentation that keeps it aloft - might need to give the vessel a gentle tap to dislodge any trapped gas and it'll all sink nicely at the end of fermentation. Personally I prefer a solid FG reading over guesswok tho - although if you let it go for 1...
by Pinto
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?
Replies: 61
Views: 2567

Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

There were very stern words had this morning when SWMBO saw what I'd done! lol Had a good drop since this time yesterday! So jobs a good-un SWMBO will soon forget the towel infringement when she's drinking the reward :lol: Amazing what a little nutrient will do - just remember it on the future brew...
by Pinto
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Blue Silicone Hose
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Blue Silicone Hose

Wont be food grade - likely to be contaminated with production oils which could taste rather nasty....
by Pinto
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: So, who's brewing what over Easter?
Replies: 41
Views: 999

Re: So, who's brewing what over Easter?

Monkeybrew wrote:Tomorrow is Russian Imperial Blackout Stout day :shock:
=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
by Pinto
Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: So, who's brewing what over Easter?
Replies: 41
Views: 999

Re: So, who's brewing what over Easter?

Tomorrow is Tarweiber day :D...
by Pinto
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?
Replies: 61
Views: 2567

Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

A good heaped 'n' a half teaspoonfull should do for 12l - mix it in gentle and if you have an airing cupboard, move the mix in there to see if the warm gets her moving again.

If you dont see a move in SG in the next 24-36 hours then I'd consider a repitch
by Pinto
Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?
Replies: 61
Views: 2567

Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

What yeast did you use and what was your OG ?
by Pinto
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?
Replies: 61
Views: 2567

Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

36 hours ? She's a slow burner for a TC :lol: - My CInnimonator put the first bubbles through the airlock after just 4 hours @ 21 degrees

It'll make up for it soon enought tho - if your mix has nutrient it'll be going mental soon
by Pinto
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewferm and Sugar
Replies: 36
Views: 3996

Re: Brewferm and Sugar

Not so many people do Kriek down to the price - and im not that fond of cherry beer tbh !
by Pinto
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewferm and Sugar
Replies: 36
Views: 3996

Re: Brewferm and Sugar

.....( and now you've made me think about it... might have to crack a sample tonight just to see how its getting on :D ) Well, the test is over (8 weeks conditioning). A reasuring PSSSST ! when I twisted off the crown cap ended my worries about the recycled twist off stubbies gained from Tescos fin...