Homebrewing - Part 3

Discussion in 'SMB' started by jubblies, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. DoctorMick

    DoctorMick Striker

    Even with bottled water people are going to see what you’ve got in there as you’ll need to keep the garage door open during the boil and you’ll need the copper near the door to get rid of the steam.
    If you use bottled water you’ll probably need to add some minerals/salts as they usually don’t have the required levels but that isn’t difficult.
     
  2. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    Yeah I know, but having a hose leading down the alley from my house to the garage is another level of attention I could avoid.
     
  3. DoctorMick

    DoctorMick Striker

    :lol: aye, fair point.
     
  4. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    I’d also have to trail it over neighbours gardens from mine, or out my kitchen window at the front leaving it open whilst not being in sight of my open window :lol:
     
  5. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Finally done my NEIPA. Just waiting for it to cool to 80C before hoying 200g of hops in. Further 200g for the dry hop anarl. Wort looks nice and cloudy.
     
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  6. Maxnormal

    Maxnormal Midfield

    Anyone recommend me a really lush wheatbeer kit?
     
  7. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Not my cup of tea but looking on one of the brewing forums, Brewferm Tarwebier is recommended by one person. Also, a few have tweaked the Wilko kit.
     
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  8. Maxnormal

    Maxnormal Midfield

    Champion I’ll have a butchers. Did a kit over summer from Brew Masters before they went under: amazing. Höegaarden clone. Pimped it with some oranges in the fv for 2 weeks before bottling. Lusharoon etc.
     
  9. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    I made a Blue Moon clone once, that had orange peel and coriander seeds in the recipe.
     
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  10. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Kegged NEIPA and also got four bottles extra.

    [​IMG]

    @Charmless Man looks promising.
     
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  11. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    Announce a tasting session.
     
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  12. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

    I need bottles to put 40 pints of ipa in but the cost of buying in wilkos itd be cheaper going out for 40 pints! :lol:

    Any thoughts?
     
  13. PTR

    PTR Striker

    I've got a load of bottles you can have mate.
    Loads of them have been in that I've been meaning to chuck out, but you're welcome to have a try of it.
    Even got crates you can put them in.
     
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  14. Bristol bottle company. I bought 1000 a few years ago on a pallet and shared them with a few friends
    Or talk to your local pub for clear pint bottles. A good wash out and scrub to get the labels off and you are up and running
    Sort 45 out before you start your bottling though as you always get 42-43 500ml bottles filled
     
  15. I made around 60 litres of cider and Perry from from I collected in the autumn and put them into 2 litre plastic pop bottles. It seemed to work alright.
     
  16. I’ve just planted 21 apple trees. It’s going to take a few years to hold a crop but looking forward to my first brew
     
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  17. I've got 2 trees but got most of mine from working in Norfolk and Shropshire in the summer :cool:
     
  18. I've obtained a few apple contacts over the last few year as we feed them to the pigs. Both whole apples and the pulp after pressing. Never got round to brewing yet but it's going to happen
     
  19. I started making wine last March with a load of rhubarb I had frozen to clear some space. It tasted like paint stripper when I first tasted it and put it to the back of the garage. I've made a load more (different) wine since which tasted much nicer. I had a mouthful of the first one a couple of weeks ago and it's changed completely. Bloody lovely and very very strong :D.
     
  20. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

    Thanks, may take you up on that.

    Would Hartlepools awful water be okay to use or not?
     

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