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Xmas brew

Post by Jim » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:23 am

Since I don't brew that often these days I thought I might as well put some pics up. :)
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Re: Xmas brew

Post by vacant » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:38 am

"Xmas" brew? Letting the side down I think [-X

There should be a minimum of 500g cloves, half a Christmas pudding and six stuffing balls steeped in one of Santa's old socks.

But Merry Christmas anyway.
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Re: Xmas brew

Post by chefgage » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:54 am

vacant wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:38 am
"Xmas" brew? Letting the side down I think [-X

There should be a minimum of 500g cloves, half a Christmas pudding and six stuffing balls steeped in one of Santa's old socks.

But Merry Christmas anyway.
I made a christmas brew a few years ago that tasted like it had those ingrediants in it :)

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Re: Xmas brew

Post by Jim » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:59 am

vacant wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:38 am
"Xmas" brew? Letting the side down I think [-X

There should be a minimum of 500g cloves, half a Christmas pudding and six stuffing balls steeped in one of Santa's old socks.

But Merry Christmas anyway.
LOL. :=P

I almost had a boil over while I had my back to the boiler posting those pics earlier - the foam came right out of the top but I got to it just before it came over the sides! :shock:

It's well into the boil now, so let's hope that's the last near-disaster.
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Re: Xmas brew

Post by chefgage » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:32 pm

What yeast have you used for your ESB?

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Post by Jim » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:39 pm

chefgage wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:32 pm
What yeast have you used for your ESB?

Gervin (Nottingham).

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Re: Xmas brew

Post by chefgage » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:32 pm

Jim wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:39 pm
chefgage wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:32 pm
What yeast have you used for your ESB?

Gervin (Nottingham).

(Hit the wrong button first time!)
Thanks, I ask as i am trying different yeasts for my own ESB

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Re: Xmas brew

Post by Jim » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:48 pm

chefgage wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:32 pm
Jim wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:39 pm
chefgage wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:32 pm
What yeast have you used for your ESB?

Gervin (Nottingham).

(Hit the wrong button first time!)
Thanks, I ask as i am trying different yeasts for my own ESB
Actually, I prefer Windsor for this brew, but I left it too late (Windsor takes longer to clear). Notty is OK though, as long as the OG is reasonably high. This one actually turned out to be about 1.049, as I got slightly better efficiency than I had set in Beer Engine. That'll be fine with notty. :)
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Post by Trefoyl » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:31 am

Windsor is my new favorite dried yeast. I've never used it before - no idea why not. I just used it for two sub 3% beers so far and it has cleared quickly with those.
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Re: Xmas brew

Post by bitter_dave » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:29 pm

Trefoyl wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:31 am
Windsor is my new favorite dried yeast. I've never used it before - no idea why not. I just used it for two sub 3% beers so far and it has cleared quickly with those.
I’d be interested to see a recipe if poss please as I’d like to make a beer like that and have some Windsor in the freezer (a yeast I’ve never used)

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Re: Xmas brew

Post by Trefoyl » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:00 am

bitter_dave wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:29 pm
Trefoyl wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:31 am
Windsor is my new favorite dried yeast. I've never used it before - no idea why not. I just used it for two sub 3% beers so far and it has cleared quickly with those.
I’d be interested to see a recipe if poss please as I’d like to make a beer like that and have some Windsor in the freezer (a yeast I’ve never used)
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