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  • York, UK
  • I started home brewing a long time ago with my dad, but it was always off and on. Then this summer, I bought a tea urn (catering urn) and started extract brewing; I'm now onto partial mashes, and may move on to all grain this summer.
    I don't name any of my beers until I know they're good (as in I've brewed them twice - then they get a naming ceremony)- that way, I don't waste a good name! Unfortunately, as I only really started in the summer, almost all of my beers have letters for names!
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  • Posted in thread: How old are you? How long have you been brewing? on 11-04-2009 at 12:38 PM
    I'm 25 and been brewing for 9 years including 4 year and 1 year hiatuses (hiatii?)

  • Posted in thread: UV sanitation on 09-21-2009 at 02:07 AM
    UV sanitizers work by effing up the microorganism's DNA. Check it: UV is more energetic than
    visible light and can bum out DNA, hence skin cancer.

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping an English IPA on 09-21-2009 at 02:02 AM
    EKG is great for dry hopping, lovely aroma.

  • Posted in thread: Do I need to hydrate Nottingham? on 09-21-2009 at 01:07 AM
    I've only ever pitched it dry, and it's only ever worked. Can't tell you anything more in depth
    than that if you want it though!

  • Posted in thread: Help: How to prime English Bitter on 09-20-2009 at 12:15 PM
    Do those plastic kegs hold their carb, or do they start to get flat about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way
    through?They rely on the carbon dioxide in the ullage ("empty" bit) to push the beer out. As
    more beer c...

  • Posted in thread: Help: How to prime English Bitter on 09-19-2009 at 06:53 PM
    Yes, personally I would keg it now, I tend to follow the 1-2-3 rule for anything not too strong
    (1 week in primary, 2 in secondary, 3 conditioning) as it's pretty simple and keeps the old
    brewing cale...

  • Posted in thread: Help: How to prime English Bitter on 09-18-2009 at 12:34 PM
    I've got three of those barrels, one is still fine, but two sprung a leak after being
    overprimed, so I'm careful with the last one! Fine for starting off with though. I recently got
    a king keg and a r...

  • Posted in thread: Help: How to prime English Bitter on 09-18-2009 at 10:49 AM
    Hi from a fellow brit! I've used both sugar and dry malt extract to prime these plastic
    barrels, both are good. Is yours moulded like a fake wooden barrel, or does it have smooth
    sides? If it looks li...

  • Posted in thread: What's your occupation: Engineer or Non-Engineer on 09-18-2009 at 09:10 AM
    Theoretical Physics student - it's like Physics without getting your hands dirty in the lab! So
    I make up for it with brewing. I love to cook too.

  • Posted in thread: Bag of mixed old hops on 06-30-2009 at 12:01 PM
    Erm, does skunk mean the same thing over there as it does over here? I know there are a couple
    of books on that sort of thing, but of course I wouldn't know anything about it...

Fifth Ave. Brewing:Primaries - 5g: Empty; 5l: Empty Secondaries: Empty Barrel 1: Empty Barrel 2: Empty Barrel 3: Riggwelter Clone - Conditioning Barrel 4: Empty Barrel 5: Empty Barrel 6: Leaky Bottled: None