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    Update now in Jeddah, not enjoying real ale, but working on the problem
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  • Posted in thread: Alternative to yeast nutrient on 02-26-2012 at 04:35 PM
    SashurlowThank you for your advice. However, I am hoping to avoid bread yeast type flavours.As
    to mid-west brewers unfortunately I am in middle east and mail order is not an option.Marcale

  • Posted in thread: Alternative to yeast nutrient on 02-22-2012 at 02:26 PM
    Gratus (I hope you don't find me forward by using your first name)Thanks for all your useful
    tips which I will try when I can. Online shopping is not an option so improvisation is the name
    of the game...

  • Posted in thread: Alternative to yeast nutrient on 02-22-2012 at 02:13 PM
    DinerstickThank you for your response. You share my concerns about marmite, but it is after all
    yeast extract - old beer yeast, boiled with a bit of salt and other minor ingredients, so it
    should have...

  • Posted in thread: Alternative to yeast nutrient on 02-22-2012 at 02:03 PM
    NattronThanks for that I most certainly will try raisins.

  • Posted in thread: Alternative to yeast nutrient on 02-22-2012 at 04:14 AM
    Fellow BrewersI now find myself in the middle eastern country where alcohol is a definite no
    no. However, where I live making home brew is generally acceptable. The problems that I need to
    overcome ar...

  • Posted in thread: To sparge or not to sparge? - that is the question on 12-24-2005 at 12:10 PM
    FolksFollowing on from the discussion - New brewers - stop worrying about gravity
    readings.Notwithstanding the discussion on the merits of using an (or is it a) hydrometer Janx
    makes a very good point...

  • Posted in thread: St. Peters Organic English Ale on 10-06-2005 at 09:36 PM
    Mr A HammerI have tried it and it is good, and I have paid them a visit. The brewery is only a
    few miles from here in an old country house with out-buildings. They have done particularly
    well with the...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast preference poll on 10-06-2005 at 10:26 AM
    HiI am surprised that none of you get yeast from your local breweries. I get mine from
    Woodfords who make great British Ales. For 0.75 ($1) I get more fresh yeast (direct from their
    fermentation vat)...

  • Posted in thread: Successful Dry Hopping Techniques? on 06-13-2005 at 07:18 AM
    HiFirst post. I have dry hopped in the keg and used fuggles for a bitter. I used a small
    cylindrical tupperware type container that I drilled lots of holes in. It worked well.