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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-07-2014, 10:20 PM
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Posted By BrettPreston
Adding lactic acid.

Hi all.

I'm planning my next brew. Wanna go for a sour beer style.

I plan to go about using an extract brew as I'm still at that stage, I will brew that as normal and instructed. I then plan...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By BrettPreston
I've also seen the use of Lactic Acid to add the...

I've also seen the use of Lactic Acid to add the sour taste and flavours, anyone had any experience with this?

My thoughts so far...

Pale ale extract kit, brew as normal, one week after add...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2014, 08:17 PM
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Posted By BrettPreston
Sour cherry beer.

Hi all.

So, I like sour beer and I've had a few sour cherry beers which have been good. I wanna give it ago myself, I'm not out of the stage of extract brews yet. So my questions..

1. Is it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2014, 10:52 PM
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Views: 107
Posted By BrettPreston
Third batch experiment ideas..

Hi all.

So, I'm planning my third batch extract brew. I've done a standard "golden ale" and just done a "stout" both came out pretty good, some teething mistakes but nothing to bad.

For my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By BrettPreston
That is a neat trick. Will keep in mind for next...

That is a neat trick. Will keep in mind for next time.

Does it not need time to get "better" as some people say and not just be carbed?

Thanks.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-05-2014, 10:38 AM
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Posted By BrettPreston
Once in the bottle / pressure barrel.

Hi guys.

So, I've just made my second brew. A export stout, extract kit by simply.

This weekend, after two weeks in the fermentation bucket, I transferred it and added the priming augers. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By BrettPreston
6weeks in doors, or half and half? I plan on...

6weeks in doors, or half and half? I plan on putting it outside eventually.

So 6 weeks is fine, but how long ideally in doors and then out?


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-04-2014, 01:45 PM
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Posted By BrettPreston
Perfect time for a export stout.

Hi all. Happy brewing!

I'm still pretty new, just bottled and pressure barrelled my 40 pints of export stout which was a extract kit made by simply with the addition of beer enhancer and vanilla...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By BrettPreston
Ok thanks for all your help and feedback. I think...

Ok thanks for all your help and feedback. I think for the current batch will leave till the weekend and then bottle.

For the next batch will take you advice and leave brew belt off, wait for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2014, 06:48 PM
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Posted By BrettPreston
182274 This is the temp, well last night... ...

182274

This is the temp, well last night...

So the kind of thing in having..


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2014, 03:47 PM
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Posted By BrettPreston
Ok lovely thanks. In terms of the brew...

Ok lovely thanks.

In terms of the brew belt, when I used it I had it around the base of the fermentation and temps got to high, up to 24c. Is there way to use the belt to not cause such high...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By BrettPreston
Will bring the temp up and down like that affect...

Will bring the temp up and down like that affect the beer?

My next batch I will move somewhere new again. Hard to find a good spot!


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-26-2014, 12:05 PM
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Views: 320
Posted By BrettPreston
Temp to low?

Hi there.

So, I'm wondering if my temp is to low. I'm brewing ales, extract packs currently. Still new. I've got a export stout made by simply on the go.

I live in a small flat, in the UK....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 815
Posted By BrettPreston
Thanks good advice, is that mainly for keeping...

Thanks good advice, is that mainly for keeping cool?

Most people have said keep it at 18-20, from the picture it's currently in the 16-18 mark and slowly dropping more down to 16, so my question...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2014, 05:58 PM
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Views: 815
Posted By BrettPreston
182071 This is my issue, regulating the...

182071

This is my issue, regulating the temp. So after the bad advice of keeping to warm I removed the belt. It's now settled and it sits in this, at night it might go lower.

What are good...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-25-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By BrettPreston
Your right, mistakes are what make us learn. I'm...

Your right, mistakes are what make us learn. I'm not a fussy person, I like good crafted beer but equally if I've made it I won't poor it away unless it's totally undrinkable.

So, I'll leave it...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 815
Posted By BrettPreston
Hi everyone. Thanks for all your comments. ...

Hi everyone. Thanks for all your comments.

So, tonight I've just done a hydro reading. It was 1.010. The beer seems to smell ok, I tasted a small amount, it was roasted and slight coffee taste to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By BrettPreston
Fermentation time.

Hi. Quick new comer question.

I brew extract kits currently and little mislead on the time it's suppose to ferment and stay in the fermentation bucket before moving to bottles or pressure barrel....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 815
Posted By BrettPreston
Ok, likely hood is it's done for then. Shame....

Ok, likely hood is it's done for then. Shame. I'll give it a taste never the less.

On another note, is there a rough guide to hydro readings, so mine started at 1046, what would be the hopeful...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 815
Posted By BrettPreston
Also, what hydro reading should I expect from an...

Also, what hydro reading should I expect from an export stout?

It's an extract kit made by Simply.

Thanks.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 815
Posted By BrettPreston
Thanks guys. Seems as thought some bad advice and...

Thanks guys. Seems as thought some bad advice and being a new comer have proved issues here!

If I were to remove the belt, this would help yes?

See if it is ok and if it seems to of came to a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 815
Posted By BrettPreston
Oh the instruction say to keep it at around 25C?...

Oh the instruction say to keep it at around 25C? What temp would you keep it at?

I've not done it again, as I don't wanna take to many readings / open lid to often! I was going to take a reading...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 815
Posted By BrettPreston
Stout - Fermentation issues?

Hi all.

So, last week, Wednesday I started my 2nd ever brew. It's an export stout kit from Simply.

I followed the instructions / continue to use mr knowledge from first brew. I added some...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-20-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By BrettPreston
Hey. How are you doing? So, I've nearly...

Hey. How are you doing?

So, I've nearly finished drinking my first brew, it's not great but not a complete right off. Figure out the pressure issue, the washer on the lid had slipped and become...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By BrettPreston
So using a dried malt extract will be better? ...

So using a dried malt extract will be better?

Simply use the DME in place of the sugar during the process, then add a bigger yeast packet?


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