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Forum: Hops Growing 05-12-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Brewer Gerard
Not exactly in line with what OP is inquiring...

Not exactly in line with what OP is inquiring about but i'm just wondering how you would rate your hops in terms of quality compared to commercially bought ones. For example how would you rate the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-27-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By Brewer Gerard
I wanted some maris otter to grow at home so i...

I wanted some maris otter to grow at home so i planted some malted grains and guess what.

http://s21.postimg.org/j48wfl1ev/IMG_20140421_103724_0.jpg

Was quite skeptical but i got 10 plants from...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-07-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Brewer Gerard
I was in that space for the first few beers. I...

I was in that space for the first few beers. I think if you start to appreciate the quality craft brews out there it's impossible not to see the flaws in your own.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Brewer Gerard
Mmmmm. I'm gonna change one thing one brew at a...

Mmmmm. I'm gonna change one thing one brew at a time and record my perceived changes.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Brewer Gerard
Helibrewer, I do single infusions for all...

Helibrewer,

I do single infusions for all ales
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Brewer Gerard
It's just when you read on here you get people...

It's just when you read on here you get people saying they ferment in a pig trough (exaggeration) and they get these wonderfully clean beers. It makes you think are you're getting carried away...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Brewer Gerard
I'm fermenting at 66. The probe is taped under...

I'm fermenting at 66. The probe is taped under bubble wrap on the side of the bucket. My stc-1000 is reporting 18.5C and the adhesive thermometer on the side of the bucket is saying 66F so everything...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Brewer Gerard
High Esters, why?

I've been home brewing for three years now and i seem to be getting a higher level of esters in my ales than when i started. At first i though it was just my high gravity beers but it seems to be...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-21-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By Brewer Gerard
Yep, my cascades smell just well, not cascade...

Yep, my cascades smell just well, not cascade like. In fact they just smell like the rest my hops which is not overly impressive. In fact I'm borderline classifying the fuggles as cheesy as scotty g...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-21-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By Brewer Gerard
Do people generally tend to find what comes off...

Do people generally tend to find what comes off their vines as good as what comes from the LHBS.
Forum: Hops Growing 09-20-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By Brewer Gerard
Well i went and harvested d old buggers. I have...

Well i went and harvested d old buggers. I have to say none of them really smelled all that hoppy, at least not by comparison to what i get from my LHBS. In fact i just dried out the ones off my...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-17-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By Brewer Gerard
Ok cool, probably panicking a bit so. Really dont...

Ok cool, probably panicking a bit so. Really dont want to lose any portion of the crop at this stage. Crossing fingers and toes
Forum: Hops Growing 09-17-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By Brewer Gerard
That leaf is at around head height. All the...

That leaf is at around head height. All the leaves below that have been removed with the same symptoms. It appears to be spreading up the plant. Some cones are starting to brown also and i don't...
Forum: Hops Growing 09-16-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By Brewer Gerard
Any suggestions at all?

Any suggestions at all?
Forum: Hops Growing 09-16-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By Brewer Gerard
My fuggles plant seems to be in bother and it's...

My fuggles plant seems to be in bother and it's at the stage where the cones are starting to become affected

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They're really starting to ripen and I'm worried about losing the whole lot....
Forum: DIY Projects 09-15-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Brewer Gerard
day_trippr wins the prize!! Can't believe this...

day_trippr wins the prize!! Can't believe this did not occur to me. Many thanks! My stir plate is at long last fully functional. What are these things for again?;)
Forum: DIY Projects 09-12-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Brewer Gerard
Tried the 50Ω pot but the circuit still behaves...

Tried the 50Ω pot but the circuit still behaves the same. Just to clarify the wiring, I have done something along the lines of whats below.

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Forum: DIY Projects 08-31-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Brewer Gerard
That a 25Ω pot right?

That a 25Ω pot right?
Forum: DIY Projects 08-31-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By Brewer Gerard
Stir plate woes!

Starting to pull my hair out on this one. Started by trying to use a 12v adapter to power this because i used a 12V fan from a PC. This was way over gunned and nearly took off when i powered it up....
Forum: Introductions 08-23-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 36
Posted By Brewer Gerard
It's a great site, you won't go wrong:mug:

It's a great site, you won't go wrong:mug:
Forum: General Techniques 08-23-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Brewer Gerard
Yip you have to ensure that the priming solution...

Yip you have to ensure that the priming solution is evenly distributed thorough the batch or you carbonation wont be consistent. I made the same mistake recently when i changed my bottling technique...
Forum: General Techniques 08-22-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Brewer Gerard
I'd say you're dumping in your priming sugar and...

I'd say you're dumping in your priming sugar and its settling to the bottom because it's denser than the rest of the solution
Forum: General Techniques 08-21-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Brewer Gerard
Thanks for replies. Yes when you read the...

Thanks for replies. Yes when you read the literature a scenario where off flavours are produced at this stage doesn't make sense. It's just that it seems like the cleanness has left the beer post...
Forum: General Techniques 08-12-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Brewer Gerard
Hmm don't think so. I'm carbing to 2.3 vols and...

Hmm don't think so. I'm carbing to 2.3 vols and i'm getting it even before the bottles are fully carbonated.
Forum: General Techniques 08-08-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Brewer Gerard
I seem to be developing some solvent like tastes...

I seem to be developing some solvent like tastes in my high gravity beers post bottling. They seem fine in the first few days but a week on once they carb up i think i can detect a slight bit of this...
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