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by Pinto
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: First batch of cider
Replies: 28
Views: 1200

Re: First batch of cider

just for info, i might have found a neat work around the lack of proper pear juice ( or the aldi pear pulp problem ) but its proving a little difficult to get hold of right now - hopefully i'll have more to report later in the week :)
by Pinto
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Turbo Cider Recipes, Methods and Taste Collection.
Replies: 739
Views: 112466

Re: Turbo Cider Recipes, Methods and Taste Collection.

It is if you want a rapid fermentation - could take up to a week longer to ferment out without it

IMO turbo cider is ideal for patching holes in your rolling stock - even a 5l batch will provide you with 9-10 bottles of evening entertainment, which for me easily covers a short week :)
by Pinto
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: ROOT BEER
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: ROOT BEER

Interesting project :)

Looks like sweet root beer or alcoholic root beer are both easy to make - making one thats both is difficult ! Ferment and back sweeten sounds like the winner.

I noticed that they also do Dandelion & Burdock in soda stream syrup... that would be sweet too ;)
by Pinto
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Turbo Cider Recipes, Methods and Taste Collection.
Replies: 739
Views: 112466

Re: Turbo Cider Recipes, Methods and Taste Collection.

Just thown two more batches on :) All 5l size as im still experimenting to find something I reeeealy like - it'll go for 25l then. A) Cranberry & Raspberry TC 4.5L Aldi Apple Nectar 1L Aldi Cranberry & Raspberry Juice 250g Light Muscavado Sugar (as I had some that needs using) 250g Aldi Fruits of th...
by Pinto
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Recommend a kit like Warsteiner?
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Recommend a kit like Warsteiner?

DannyW wrote:That eggy smell is it a problem indoors?
Depends on how sensitive the nose is on SWMBO :lol:
by Pinto
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Ambroix brewferm
Replies: 19
Views: 905

Re: Ambroix brewferm

Indeed :) http://www.twincam.force9.co.uk/IMAGE_048.jpg Meet ol' Secondary No1 :) Standard Youngs 25l modified with a lil' Bottler and tap - I rack my primary in when fermentation has ended in the primary and leave it for 2~4 days for any transferred sediment to settle and to be sure fermentation is...
by Pinto
Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Recommend a kit like Warsteiner?
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Recommend a kit like Warsteiner?

Hi and welcome :) There are quite a few pilsner style kits out there - personally, I've yet to try them as I prefer darker ales and belgians myself, but im sure i'll get there someday. Brewferm do a "pils" kit, so i'll stick my colours there I think like most lagers, to get best results from a kit y...
by Pinto
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Ambroix brewferm
Replies: 19
Views: 905

Re: Ambroix brewferm

Better to secondary it off the trub if you're leaving it to sit for a while tho :) IMO, buying and using a secondary if the first of the "quantum leaps" you'll make at the start of your brewing career - I didnt see the point at the start but the difference it made in the quality of the brews (sooooo...
by Pinto
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: 7 weeks in fermenter YAY or NAY?
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: 7 weeks in fermenter YAY or NAY?

Arrange a brew-sitter (like you'd get someone in to feed the cat :lol: ) or put SWMBO on the case ;)
by Pinto
Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?
Replies: 61
Views: 2562

Re: Can I just throw yeast at apple juice?

Pretty much, yes - the beauty of turbo cider :) 20l Apple Juice Champagne Yeast (I'd consider a tsp of yeast nutrient with champers yeast as straight juice is a little short on em) Cup of cold stewed tea (I use 4 teabags) You can then either put it in the FV as a straight cider or play with the form...
by Pinto
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Popped to the LHBS...
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Popped to the LHBS...

Decided today that I wanted a Sandwich for lunch, so I wandered to the closest supermarket that happened to be Aldi. Well..... came out, no sandwich - but 24l of Apple nectar, 2l of Cranberry and Cranberry/Raspberry mix, 2l of Pear Nectar :lol: ( a heads up to all TC makers - Aldi Apple nectar is on...
by Pinto
Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewferm pils vs coopers pilsner???
Replies: 6
Views: 709

Re: Brewferm pils vs coopers pilsner???

Im biased towards the Brewferm kits myself - i've yet to have a bad one :)

The coopers kits on t'other hand can be a little tricky - using proper lager yeast you'll need to employ temperature control as high fermentation temps can lead to off flavours
by Pinto
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brewferm Tarwebier
Replies: 10
Views: 1190

Re: Brewferm Tarwebier

Got this kit + adjuncts ready to go :) From reading around, the best quantities are 20-30g of Curacao Peel and 25g of Crushed corriander seeds but as most of the recipies are AG, i'll probably bag them and go for a 15 minute tea boil/steep and suspend the bag in the FV afterwards until the secondary...
by Pinto
Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cooling with hose pipe ban
Replies: 44
Views: 2163

Re: Cooling with hose pipe ban

I live in the far SE if the country - one of the worst hit places for the hose pipe bans in the UK. Currently, there is a headlong rush to build four-square shoe boxes on every inch of available land from london to the english channel... but as far as im aware, there are NO current attempts to build...
by Pinto
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brupaks BOTW - Bavarian Weissbier
Replies: 16
Views: 1981

Re: Brupaks BOTW - Bavarian Weissbier

Looks like a goodun :)