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by Pinto
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Turbo Cider Recipes, Methods and Taste Collection.
Replies: 739
Views: 111482

Re: Turbo Cider Recipes, Methods and Taste Collection.

Good week for turbo's... The CINNAMONATOR has just entered the FV... C) Cinammon/Clove TC 4.5L Aldi Apple Nectar 100g T&L Caster Sugar 500ml Clove/Cinnamon Tea (plus 3 Clove/1 Stick in the FV) 1.5 tsp Allspice powder 500ml 3 Bag stewed Tea (Tannin) 1Tsp Nutrient Started off with boiling 500ml of wat...
by Pinto
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Recommend me an online shop
Replies: 16
Views: 995

Re: Recommend me an online shop

Highly reccomend my LHBS - fairly small and new, but genuinely nice people with a real love for the brew :)

http://www.easyhomebrew.co.uk/homebrew-kent.aspx
by Pinto
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: how much yeast
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: how much yeast

I use youngs+nutrient - says dosage rate is 5g/ gallon - i just chuck a heaped tsp in :) - no ferment failures so far
by Pinto
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewferm and Sugar
Replies: 36
Views: 3941

Re: Brewferm and Sugar

You can pick up Candi from any good HBS, but it tends to be expensive for what it is. Its a lot cheaper to make it yourself, as its just granulated/caster sugar heated with a little citric acid to invert it, then boiled at a controlled temp till it coulors and boiled to "hard crack" temp so it harde...
by Pinto
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: So, who's brewing what over Easter?
Replies: 41
Views: 953

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

Monkeybrew wrote:I've got a special little stout recipe from a kit that I've been working on.

Let's just say that its going to need a fair bit of head-space in the FV!

Once I've got it going I'll post some info ;)
Sounds positively imperial..... =D>
by Pinto
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: So, who's brewing what over Easter?
Replies: 41
Views: 953

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

Got a choice of two - not sure whether to go for my Tarweiber or my Ambiorix kit - likely the white as im going to want some summer supping brew :)

Probably find my way to making a few batches of Turbo Cider too
by Pinto
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: blue mould on turbo cider
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: blue mould on turbo cider

Make sure you give SHMBO your login details so she can post where to sent the get well cards :lol: :p

Braver man than me tbh - mould is a baad thing IMO - from what you describe, it does sound dead - but its what it managed to metabolise INTO you cider during its lifespan that would worry me :(
by Pinto
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?
Replies: 61
Views: 2495

Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Nothing wrong with that :) I've used it myself and results were good - just hope you didnt pay too much; I can get it for 99p per sachet from my LHBS
by Pinto
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewferm Tarwebier problem
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Brewferm Tarwebier problem

:flip: you're welcome

I have 1 of my turbo ciders going in the kitchen atm (17 deg), t'other in the airing cupboard (22 deg) - guess which one is gurgling the most :lol:
by Pinto
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Oh no!
Replies: 9
Views: 715

Re: Oh no!

Another tap rinser here :lol: not had a problem yet. Water is clorinated and assuming you've sterilised the bottles well your chances of avoiding infection are very good.

Beer is a hardier thing than you realise :lol: remember that its origins are in water PURIFICATION !
by Pinto
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewferm Tarwebier problem
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Brewferm Tarwebier problem

GIve the stir 24 hours to work first, then try moving the FV to a warmer place like an airing cupboard. Are you using the kit yeast or a proper wheat yeast variety ? White beers need fermenting in the 22-24 degree range if using a proper wheat yeast to get the nice ester (banana) notes - too cold a ...
by Pinto
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Recommend a kit like Warsteiner?
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Recommend a kit like Warsteiner?

low end of the scale but it should be ok. Might be worth jacketing your fermenter with an old duvet or the like to protect it from the worst of the fluctuations
by Pinto
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: How long will they be sterile?
Replies: 11
Views: 481

Re: How long will they be sterile?

VWP is a rinser - hypochlorate sterilser like bleach, but tbh - for the sake of another 10 minute dip and rinse, is it worth risking a brew infection ?
by Pinto
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewferm Tarwebier problem
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Brewferm Tarwebier problem

Stirred the trub to rouse the yeast ? What is your fermentation temp ? Couple of things for you to try here :)
by Pinto
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Turbo Cider Recipes, Methods and Taste Collection.
Replies: 739
Views: 111482

Re: Turbo Cider Recipes, Methods and Taste Collection.

its always a good idea to have a pot of Youngs All purpose yeast+ nutrient in the fridge as i've found it pretty good for TCs and it ticks most of the boxes in one neat, cheap package. Only "fault" if you could call it that, is that being a wine yeast it'll ferment to total dryness (0.996 or lower) ...