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Posted in thread: Does bottling sooner create quicker or more carbonation? on 01-31-2014 at 01:41 PM
What did you brew?
Posted in thread: Does bottling sooner create quicker or more carbonation? on 01-30-2014 at 10:06 PM
UK brewers who cask their ales habitually rack with 2 gravity points to go, for that natural
conditioning. You need a Forced Wort Test to see when that is, of course.Just had that nugget
Posted in thread: Sea Water Gose on 01-29-2014 at 10:41 PM
ThreeSheetsBrewing is right about testing in batches, but I would be even more cautious than
that. Brew your beer, then add the salt to the pint glass to get the flavour you want, then try
a small bat...
Posted in thread: Red Ale feedback on 01-23-2014 at 08:18 AM
You'll make a lovely beer, no doubt, but swaying off the Irish Red style.Munich gives a
bready/toasty flavour, which isn't a million miles away, but you're heading into Oktoberfest
Posted in thread: Red Ale feedback on 01-22-2014 at 02:21 PM
I'd drop the 1/2lb crystal malt and double the roast.Traditionally (Irish Red, aye?) you
wouldn't have the last hop addition. This is a malty beer.HomebrewMike is right about splitting
the extract too...
Posted in thread: Growing hops from seed on 06-16-2013 at 07:31 PM
I got some free hop seeds from Meantime Brewing (London), and of 28 seeds, about 20 have
germinated. A bit late of a start this year, but should man-flower next year.My main concern
is, presuming half...
Posted in thread: Post your method of choosing when to harvest....not HOW to harvest. on 09-20-2012 at 08:37 PM
Yep, just as I thought, too soon!
Posted in thread: Oat ale and a couple of sources on 09-18-2012 at 11:23 AM
Just tried my Yorkshire Oat Ale attempt. Two pieces of advice: treat it like wine and sulphate
the life out of it, and don't worry about filtering it so much, as it all drops out as
sediment. Rack thi...
Posted in thread: Post your method of choosing when to harvest....not HOW to harvest. on 09-15-2012 at 07:11 PM
Follow your local hop merchant on Twitter and harvest a couple of days after they do! I live in
NW Ireland, and I'm planning on harvesting a fortnight after the Kent growers, as that's how
late our se...
Posted in thread: ruined half my hops? on 09-15-2012 at 07:04 PM
You might not have ruined them. Try not something I've done myself, yet, but will do in about
4 brews time. If they don't smell bad, then they're probably worth a try.