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by Pinto
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Cider in pressure barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: Cider in pressure barrel

Turbo cider is analagous to what most domestic consumers would call "cider" - highly carbonated white cider (with fruit flavours, etc to suit), rather than a traditional scrumpy type cider - PBs just arent up to the pressures that such levels of carbonation would exert on them.
by Pinto
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Poppy seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Poppy seeds

Yes, don't worry about the seeds, it's not where the opiates come from (as said that's the juice obtained by slashing the poppy flower bud). If poppy seeds were an issue my daily poppy seed bagel (or three) would be an issue. I think the only mind-altering substance in the brew will be ETOH :) Cong...
by Pinto
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Pilsner Water Quality
Replies: 44
Views: 3989

Re: Pilsner Water Quality

Your local aquarium shop can supply you with reverse osmosis (RO) water which is almost as naked as distilled - but at a fraction of the price of bottled water. Build your own mineral profile from there.
by Pinto
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Cider in pressure barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: Cider in pressure barrel

It'll struggle - Im inclined to say no.

No Cornies available ?
by Pinto
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: SA Brains Phonics.....
Replies: 14
Views: 1497

Re: SA Brains Phonics.....

Notty is usually a beast. Likely that it's just done m8. I've give it another couple of days and if it's not moved..... bottle time :)
by Pinto
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: SA Brains Phonics.....
Replies: 14
Views: 1497

Re: SA Brains Phonics.....

ELC strikes again.... :lol:
by Pinto
Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Cherry tc
Replies: 4
Views: 2677

Re: Cherry tc

Wine tannin is a lot easier and more reliable ;)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WINE-TANNIN-2 ... AhvoxQTFkg
by Pinto
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Cranberry and Raspberry TC to 20Lts
Replies: 4
Views: 2271

Re: Cranberry and Raspberry TC to 20Lts

Just concentrated grape juice IIRC m8. certainly wont hurt :)
by Pinto
Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: First Turbo Cider this year
Replies: 6
Views: 1751

Re: First Turbo Cider this year

Reccomend - first time I used it, it saved nearly a week on the ferment !
by Pinto
Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: First Turbo Cider this year
Replies: 6
Views: 1751

Re: First Turbo Cider this year

Yep, it's a nutrient for the yeast, WA. Old Distillers trick for the mash. As OB says tho. it's probably dearer to buy than dedicated yeast nutrient - http://byo.com/mead/item/2043-what-are-yeast-nutrients-and-how-are-they-used http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Yeast-Nutrient-Diammonium-Phosphate-D-A-P-500g...
by Pinto
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Other Alcoholic Brews
Topic: Turbo cider first?
Replies: 23
Views: 6194

Re: Turbo cider first?

From experience, Ribena in brews WILL ferment - tho I've always boiled it before use; certainly wont hurt. One thing turbo's dont do is finish sweet - non-fermentable sugars will be needed.
by Pinto
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Bornem Blonde
Replies: 0
Views: 715

Bornem Blonde

Picked up a few of these from the local Lidl branch - whilst supping, I noticed that there's a thin dusting of yeast in the bottle :)

Anyone tried harvesting this ?
by Pinto
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Patersbier is on!
Replies: 36
Views: 1746

Re: Patersbier is on!

WalesAles wrote:
Pinto wrote: a lovely cake to get that Tripple on ;)
Triple

WA
Or even Tripel. Opinion is divided.....;)
by Pinto
Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Patersbier is on!
Replies: 36
Views: 1746

Re: Patersbier is on!

and in two weeks, a lovely cake to get that Tripple on ;)

Sounds like a nice pint already tho
by Pinto
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Marris Otter alternative
Replies: 21
Views: 5247

Re: Marris Otter alternative

Yep, always worth experimenting. One suggestion from my own experience though, don't get 'too' fixated on yield or efficiency. On commercial scales these are very important, and within homebrew they can become something to brag about, BUT they are not the same as quality or consistency, and the lat...