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Old 07-05-2005, 09:15 PM   #11
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Careful mate mine was Brewferm Ambiorix too!
I can't get enough of em, I've got Diabolo fermenting away at the moment.
Next up is Oud Vlaams Bruin.

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Old 07-06-2005, 12:19 AM   #12
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Sorry for using European measurments but I am one.(Tony Blair says so)
Sure.. you brits get us hooked on the "English" system which doesn't make any sense at all, then switch to metric leaving us standing here looking stupid

How is it we can be a world "superpower" but still need a slide-rule to bake a cake?
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Old 07-06-2005, 01:21 AM   #13
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it really is a phenom of the physics involved... there is a considerably larger volume under pressure, but it is being released through an opening as large as your typical 12 oz or 355 mL bottle opening... it's gonna make a nice pop-bang...

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Old 07-06-2005, 08:28 AM   #14
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leaving us standing here looking stupid
I know most people here have a sense of humour but I'll refrain from passing a witty comment on that one in case some don't.
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:32 AM   #15
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Hey Roger, where do you get the Belgian kits? (online store if possible please, I'm in Ireland)
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:42 AM   #16
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Ken,

Hope Roger doesn't mind me responding - but the onsite store is one he recommended to me.

http://tinyurl.com/88zkm

Should take you to the right section of Hop and Grape - based in Darlington in the UK and therefore in £ not Euros.

They are made by a Belgian company (see http://www.brewferm.be/) and you might be able to buy in Euros from there, or to find out their agents in Ireland.

I've got a batch of the Abbey waiting for a spare fermentation bin - I'll age it until Christmas when it should make a fantastic beer for supping oncold winter nights

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thanks a kazillion mate, I LOVE belgians (the beer - the only belgian person I know is a a bloke, so I only like him ). anything there that resembles Delerium Tremens, Duvel, Judas or Barbar? (not looked at the site yet!)
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edit - looked at the site. diablo looks like Duvel. Thats on the list. and the Christmas one. If I brew it soon it should be a wicked "Happy Xmas" pressie for friends....
pity about the small sizes though - 7L, 9L..... what happened to 22L??? oh well. just have to get 2 so. Can you just double the amount like that???

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pity about the small sizes though - 7L, 9L..... what happened to 22L??? oh well. just have to get 2 so. Can you just double the amount like that???


The small sizes are due to the amount of extract needed to get the flavours in the final product. No reason why you couldn't double them up to make a larger batch.

In the instructions that come with the kit, it suggests using candied sugar instead of standard cane sugar or glucose to impart a bit more flavour.

Candied sugar is used fairly extensively in producing the dark Belgian ales

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where can you get candied sugar????

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Old 07-06-2005, 11:59 AM   #20
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I'm a big fan of Belgian ales and am brewing Diabalo at the moment in the hope it will be close to Duvel.
I always use candy sugar when doing these kits, it is also available from the Hop & Grape.
Top Tip try and leave these beers for as long as poss. the wait is well worth it.
I emailed Brewferm and asked them which kit was the nearest to Saison Dupont. I got a very nice reply back suggesting I use the Gold kit and a Saison yeast Whitelabs WLP565 - Belgian Saison Yeast should do nicely I think. Another one for the "to do list".

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