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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-21-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By CheftonUTD
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/89/mzo...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/89/mzo8.jpg
Mmm, looks like 20k old engine oil - not too much bacteria though...
(yes, that is a world cup promo football holding up the glass shelf)
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-21-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By CheftonUTD
No worries mate, had a few ales already, totally...

No worries mate, had a few ales already, totally game to take a sip from the fermenter right now.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-21-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By CheftonUTD
How long is too long in the fermenter?

So I got very lazy bottling my beers recently...

I've had a pale ale/blonde sitting in the fermentor for around six months now, at about 16*C (61F).
It's estimated at about 4%abv, and quite...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-09-2013, 05:14 AM
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Posted By CheftonUTD
Probably Maxx Blonde, I've had quite a few of...

Probably Maxx Blonde, I've had quite a few of them as the local bottle shops often almost give them away with the purchase of a six-pack of other beer. They're very malty (in a bad way) and have a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By CheftonUTD
Thanks, getting warmer temperatures here isn't a...

Thanks, getting warmer temperatures here isn't a problem, I was thinking of taking my current IPA out of the brew fridge and gently giving it a stir then letting it sit until it's done. I've been...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By CheftonUTD
I did a very similar recipe a while back: ...

I did a very similar recipe a while back:

Coopers IPA 4.4%abv

Bottled 14/02/13

25/01/13 1.044
05/02/13 1.015
14/02/13 1.015
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-20-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By CheftonUTD
Lowering my FG?

Just wondering if anyone has any tips to lower my FG or get better attenuation?

It's not even really a problem I don't think, but using programs like Hopville/Brewtoad I often have my recipe being...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-27-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,934
Posted By CheftonUTD
Mine always get stuck fairly firmly, I gently...

Mine always get stuck fairly firmly, I gently pull the bottle down and sideways a little and it drops out, just don't wrap your finger under the base of the bottle when you do it ;)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-27-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By CheftonUTD
I tried something experimental about 6 months...

I tried something experimental about 6 months ago, a blonde style ale with Asian herbs and spices (Chilli, lemongrass, corriander seeds, etc). Tried one a few weeks after bottling and it was pretty...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-27-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By CheftonUTD
I just went through a lack of interest in brewing...

I just went through a lack of interest in brewing phase for about 3 months. I'm back on board now and about to start my next brew in about an hour, happy days :) .
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-15-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By CheftonUTD
^ Haha full bonus points if he did

^ Haha full bonus points if he did
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-13-2013, 10:22 AM
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Views: 150,247
Posted By CheftonUTD
+3G herb/spiced ale 13683.5 gallons

+3G herb/spiced ale

13683.5 gallons
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By CheftonUTD
With my first kit I thought I'd follow the...

With my first kit I thought I'd follow the recommended ingredients that were in its instructions. It called for the tin (1.7kg) of pre-hopped LME (blonde ale kit), and to add 1.5kg of dextrose, the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By CheftonUTD
My hydrometer came with a temperature-correction...

My hydrometer came with a temperature-correction chart, I've been using that so I think my readings are accurate/consistent at least.

Thanks everyone for the help, thought I better ask since my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By CheftonUTD
I'm bottling a different batch today, so it will...

I'm bottling a different batch today, so it will be about 3 days until I was planning on bottling this one if it's ready to go anyway, I'll check it again then and see what it's up to.

Also, I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-13-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By CheftonUTD
Getting fermentation to finish?

This is the biggest beer I've made so far (1.070) and it seems to be struggling to get down to FG (predicted 1.016-1.020). Below is the recipe and gravity readings:

Coopers IPA
16/02/13 1.070 ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-11-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By CheftonUTD
I'm still a newbie here, so listen to Unionrdr's...

I'm still a newbie here, so listen to Unionrdr's advice before mine ;) .
I have been using mostly Coopers kits and their malts though. If I had that to work with I would personally use the tin of...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-10-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,101
Posted By CheftonUTD
I made a Cooper's IPA kit using: Coopers IPA...

I made a Cooper's IPA kit using:
Coopers IPA Tin 1.7kg
1.5kg Coopers Light LME
Coopers Ale Yeast 7g
Fill to 23L
Primed with carb drops

Is a bit bland, obviously no added hop flavour, mild...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-10-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By CheftonUTD
Yeah, pretty good :) . Up to my 4th (extract)...

Yeah, pretty good :) .
Up to my 4th (extract) batch, starting to play with ingredients a bit, tasted my gravity sample from an IPA yesterday, so far seems to be as good as my favourite commercial...
Forum: General Techniques 03-10-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By CheftonUTD
I'm still a newbie brewer (5 batches), I've been...

I'm still a newbie brewer (5 batches), I've been using a combination of screw-top plastic bottles, 750ml swing-tops, and reused glass bottles with a bench capper.

I don't have a side-by-side...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-09-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,373
Posted By CheftonUTD
+1 for temperature control, that said it's 78-93F...

+1 for temperature control, that said it's 78-93F most days here in summer so that made it a high priority for me.

As for little gadgets I love to use, I have a laser-thermometer that makes...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-17-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5,152
Views: 150,247
Posted By CheftonUTD
+6 gallons American IPA +6.5 gallons Blonde Ale...

+6 gallons American IPA
+6.5 gallons Blonde Ale

=6925.5
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By CheftonUTD
Ok, maybe I will swap the sugar for some DME...

Ok, maybe I will swap the sugar for some DME instead. Thanks again for the help :)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-08-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By CheftonUTD
Ok, thanks. So the procedure I wrote down is...

Ok, thanks.
So the procedure I wrote down is the correct way to boil hops and LME together?
The corn sugar was in the recipe not for bottling, I was thinking it might be a very thick beer if I use...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-07-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By CheftonUTD
Trying new recipe & techniques, advice?

My next brew will be my fourth and I'd like to try a few new things. So far I have just been following the instructions from the tins of extracts, ingredients-wise, but have been following the...
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