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Forum: India Pale Ale 03-14-2010, 01:22 PM
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Posted By Roo_Dr
When I have a worry that I'm making some bombs, I...

When I have a worry that I'm making some bombs, I bottle in plastic PET bottles from the local HBS. When firm they are carbed, when firmer it's time to drink a bit faster!!

Enjoying the first of...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-07-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By Roo_Dr
Summer Beer suggestions

G'day

Just entering the sunny season down here in Australia :ban: , and the mind turns to thoughts of sitting on the deck in early evening sun, enjoying a few cold brews. With the vast majority...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-17-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Roo_Dr
Sitting in Australia, watching England try their...

Sitting in Australia, watching England try their hardest to lose the second test to the Aussies (the "world series" of cricket, if you like...), and I'm bemoaning the fact that since I moved down...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-11-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By Roo_Dr
Every time I head back home, I always head to...

Every time I head back home, I always head to Covent Garden - plenty of nice pubs with decent pints, a real hive of activity, lots to see and do for the discerning drinker and pregnant alike, and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-19-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By Roo_Dr
Consumed a fair few pints of a great beer in New...

Consumed a fair few pints of a great beer in New Zealand a few weeks back, call "Sassy Red". Would that need to be brewed outside in the sun?
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-05-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Roo_Dr
Update to the o/p - I made a batch of Cooper's...

Update to the o/p - I made a batch of Cooper's "European Lager" back in september, left it 'til december to drink and it tasted like alcoholic water. Good for drunking, bad for enjoying.

So they...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-02-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,629
Posted By Roo_Dr
Being that once drunk limey soccer hoodlum...

Being that once drunk limey soccer hoodlum sitting in the corner drinking snakebite, I can confirm that it was only ever made with Cider and Lager.

Not entirely sure what was going on down south...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Roo_Dr
Throw 2 or 3 in the back of the cupboard and...

Throw 2 or 3 in the back of the cupboard and forget - buy a 6 pack of whatever to replace. Believe me you'll be blown away. :ban:
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Roo_Dr
Sorry, I was looking at the earnest face of the...

Sorry, I was looking at the earnest face of the video...

Seriously it blew me away how good it was.

To compound my embarrassment, my second brew I handed out to a couple of mates at work, one...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Roo_Dr
Fair play Rev, sarcasm is funny!

Fair play Rev, sarcasm is funny!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By Roo_Dr
Lesson Learned (Learnt!)

Started extract + grain homebrewing 8 months ago - 2 days ago I found a bottle of my first brew, a K&K English Bitter, in the back of the cupboard. Popped it in the fridge and tonight opened it up....
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-27-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 960
Posted By Roo_Dr
Spitfire

Only 10 days in the bottle – have just opened a “taster” and it’s superb!
Loosely based on a Shepherd Neame “Spitfire” English Ale extract recipe I picked up:

3 litres tap water
3kg Light Malt...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-24-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,176
Posted By Roo_Dr
Little Creatures Pale Ale clone - just starting...

Little Creatures Pale Ale clone - just starting one myself today. Having drunk the real think (on tap and bottled), I'm really hoping it's similar. That'll be a win!

Having made 10 extract brews...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By Roo_Dr
[QUOTE=dontman;1212316]This is not true. There is...

[QUOTE=dontman;1212316]This is not true. There is no co2 in your beer to count towards the final tally of carbonation.


Everything I've read suggests that you might be inaccurate with that...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-22-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By Roo_Dr
Checked again - seems to work: Ale brewed at...

Checked again - seems to work:

Ale brewed at 22oC = 0.81 residual volumes of CO2

I weighed the carb drop - 4g - which I presumed was 4g of glucose (this may be where I'm going wrong...)

4g...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-21-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,939
Posted By Roo_Dr
Bottle bombs, again!!

Newb here again...

Am I to expect bottle bombs from the following (unfortunately true) scenario?

Bottled a batch about 4 weeks ago into glass bottles, used Cooper's Carb drops. Temp on...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-12-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Roo_Dr
Tried the bulk priming for the first time today...

Tried the bulk priming for the first time today with the Badger Best - we'll see how it goes. Transferred to secondary a couple of weeks ago, and then into bottling bucket today with the cane sugar....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-12-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,318
Posted By Roo_Dr
Tried my hand at bulk priming for the first time...

Tried my hand at bulk priming for the first time today - Traditional British Bitter - having used coopers carb drops before. Beer was in primary for 10 days, secondary for 14. Sequential gravity...
Forum: General Techniques 03-03-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,634
Posted By Roo_Dr
Newb here - this thread makes for interesting...

Newb here - this thread makes for interesting reading.

Moved the latest brew (a Hall & Woodhouse "Badger Best Bitter", England) to secondary today, and in a moment of weakness decided to cook up...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-28-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By Roo_Dr
Transferring for Bulk Priming

Hello all - short time reader, first time poster!

Started homebrewing in september 2008, have had mixed fortunes thus far, I either have very polite friends, or am going mostly right!

Bought...
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