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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-12-2014, 04:42 PM
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Posted By Spikemead
I think it's more todo with the fact that the...

I think it's more todo with the fact that the local ish hbs only does 4 oz packets of hops for 4 and in the car is a hour round trip otherwise it's a minimum 7 postage unless you spend 65 so I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-12-2014, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Spikemead
Closer to 8-10 plus either postage or gas and...

Closer to 8-10 plus either postage or gas and the wife doesn't like me using the credit card for this sort of thing and my cash is limited to one more pub trip before the next pay day


Sent...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-12-2014, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Spikemead
Hopless

I'm strapped for cash and hopless till the end of the month.
But what I have is a load of pale and crystal grain a good load of herbs tea and coffee. And a need to brew :-)
I've done an extract...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-28-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Spikemead
Cheers if I need to bottle then I will add extra...

Cheers if I need to bottle then I will add extra primer
A pressure barrel then and being from the UK, an English ale is what I tend to like/try to make. :-)
I remember when I started brewing,...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-28-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Spikemead
It's 1 of the ridged ones with a bulb co2 valve...

It's 1 of the ridged ones with a bulb co2 valve does that make a difference ?
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-28-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Spikemead
Well I have tried both my braggot and mead ale ...

Well I have tried both my braggot and mead ale
First the mead ale was fine if not really a beer more of a wine
Second the Braggot Wow that was fantastic

I will be doing another Braggot soon
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-28-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Spikemead
Cheers for the advise I will keep mash down to 60...

Cheers for the advise I will keep mash down to 60 minutes for the next one , I just didn't want to under do it on the first one out.
It turned out great really clear and light, if a little strong...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-28-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Spikemead
Polypin Bottling

I've been brewing for a while now and have only bottled my beer. But for my birthday I was given some cash for my brewing :-) so along with a mash tun and a load of malted grain I got a Polypin with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-14-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Spikemead
I'm lucky that none of my 4 brothers really drink...

I'm lucky that none of my 4 brothers really drink ale though my in laws more than make up for it
Yeast is youngs ale so a bit ishy not the best I've used but what I had in the house
And yes...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By Spikemead
:-) Enjoy next brew you can have one in the...

:-)
Enjoy next brew you can have one in the hand
That always helps me
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-13-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Spikemead
First Mash

I've been brewing from extract for about a year so 16 ish under my belt

And my brother buys me a mash tun for my birthday :-)
So I quickly put it into uses
I'm just after any thoughts on what...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-13-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Spikemead
Cheers just got a mash tun so more Likely to get...

Cheers just got a mash tun so more Likely to get another go later this year

How long did you wait to drink ?
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-08-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By Spikemead
It was great

It was great
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-08-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Spikemead
I've now done both a braggot and a mead ale but...

I've now done both a braggot and a mead ale but everything I've read surgests a 2 months wait so so with luck by the end of feb I will have a couple
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-12-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Spikemead
Well that was 2 gallons that did not want to be...

Well that was 2 gallons that did not want to be drunk so went down the drain
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-06-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Spikemead
I will give it a go over the weekend

I will give it a go over the weekend
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-05-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Spikemead
Fair point

Fair point
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-05-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Spikemead
Thanks everyone for responding it does look like...

Thanks everyone for responding it does look like I used to much honey .
Any ideas as to watering it down with another beer does anyone have ideas on that ?
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-04-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Spikemead
Cheers so either use honey malt or add after and...

Cheers so either use honey malt or add after and add carb
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-02-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Spikemead
Are you looking for Halloween beer

Are you looking for Halloween beer
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-02-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Spikemead
--this is 1 i tried last year which turned out...

--this is 1 i tried last year which turned out very strong. About 7% if I remember right
1 kg pumpkin (roasted so the pulp )
.5kg malt extract ( I have some extra dark dried spare )--375g sugar ...
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-02-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By Spikemead
Hi I would love to know what your recipe is as...

Hi I would love to know what your recipe is as I've got a couple growing big
Forum: Extract Brewing 09-02-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By Spikemead
Honey beer

Ok so I've tried making a honey beer I started a small batch 1 lb of of honey and 2 lbs of light malt extract for 2 gallons all went well not too strong. But it's not ended up tasting good. So I was...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-15-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Spikemead
Hi I just want to clarify , do you just add honey...

Hi I just want to clarify , do you just add honey till it sweet enough for your tastes? ie a pound of honey to a gallon of mead sort of thing ?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-09-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Spikemead
How did this go it sounds good ?

How did this go it sounds good ?
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