Homebrewing - Part 3

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

  1. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Aye, water will be fine

    Down the line, you can always look into improving it, but to start with, you've got what you've got really. Peterlee's water is no better and I made some decent stuff
     
  2. I try to buy water sourced as close to Burton as possible as the salts you can buy add that level of minerals
    I thought a mate was talking shite when he spoke of Burtonisation
     
  3. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

    Thanks. Im near Kendal now, was thinking of taking 40 pints of water home.:lol:
     
  4. Just cracked open a vanilla Baltic porter after 8 weeks maturing. Don't normally do strong dark beers but I'm impressed with the results. Got to love home-brewing.
     
  5. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

    @PTR what sort/size are they mate?

    Sorry been really busy but hope to brew up soon.
     
  6. PTR

    PTR Striker

    Typical 500ml glass bottles, and 20 bottle milk crates
     
  7. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

    What do I seal them with mate? Sorry for all the questions.
     
  8. DoctorMick

    DoctorMick Striker

    Crown caps. You’d need a capper...the hand held ones are shite tho so get a bench capper.
     
  9. Nig

    Nig Midfield

    Oooh excellent, a home brew thread :)
    I'm going to start up again this year having not made any for a few years.

    First question. I have a elderflower wine kit and a lager that i never got round to making, they could be a couple of years out of date. :(
    I'm thinking of trying them with new yeast :eek:

    Anyone made home brew using out of date kits ?
     
  10. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Yep, as you say, with new yeast they’ll be fine.
     
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  11. PTR

    PTR Striker

  12. I use a capper like that. Do the capping in 4-5 bottle batches as your sugar if you add at the end can make a mess or get lost. Bottle the whole Barrel then condition in 4-5s.
    Crown caps I bought by the 1000.
     
  13. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

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  14. SPUFF

    SPUFF Striker

  15. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Get 50 mate, just in case a couple break when capping.
     
  16. PTR

    PTR Striker

    I just listed the buggers on facebook marketplace not 10 seconds ago!

    You can have all my bottles, and as many crates as you want, though. PM me for address etc.

    Or cleaning.

    Fucking cleaning! lol :lol:
     
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  17. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Made a chocolate orange stout today. First time milking my grain, hit 95% brewhouse efficiency if the figures are right!
     
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  18. Maxnormal

    Maxnormal Midfield

    Never had the slightest problem with my hand capper like.
     
  19. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    You got one of the ones that’s mainly metal or a Wilko job?
     
  20. I’ve got a wilko one and it’s been fine. I do think it’s lifespan May not be that of an elephant but it’s be fine for £10
     

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