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Old 20-10-2016, 02:33 PM   #91
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Just wondering. ..should I dry hop this?
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Old 20-10-2016, 03:08 PM   #92
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Old 20-10-2016, 03:08 PM   #93
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[QUOTE=Clint;620322]Just wondering. ..should I dry hop this?
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Yep if you want flavour as brewed to instructions it's very bland
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The kit was hopped with EKG 5 min boil and a centennial steep both 25g. I've got these as well as cascade,citra and saaz..

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The kit was hopped with EKG 5 min boil and a centennial steep both 25g. I've got these as well as cascade,citra and saaz..

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Given it's already got some late addition hop oomph, I would use either 40g Cascade to go with the Centennial as they seem to work well together, or 40g EKG to keep with the original kit style. Not used Citra or Saaz so can't really go there.
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Thanks terrym
Got a couple of days yet to decide. .

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Just bottled this..fg 1014 so ended up with just over 6%! Smells awesome and has a nice malt and hop taste.

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Picked one of these up in the Wilko sale. Reading the reviews, this didn't sound promising, so I decided it'd need a decent tweak and I had some things to use up.

- Brewed it to 20L
- With 1kg of (very old and stuck together) Brew Enhancer.
- Also did a mini-mash of 500g Maris Otter and 150g Crystal Malt

Had some Brewers Gold to use up, old 100g vacuum sealed packet that I'd forgotten why I'd bought it, so used the lot. Did a shortish boil to add a little more bitterness to the kit, but most of the hopping was for flavour.

20.0 g Brewers Gold Leaf (5% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (Boil)
20.0 g Brewers Gold Leaf (5% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil)
30.0 g Brewers Gold Leaf (5% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma)
30.0 g Brewers Gold Leaf (5% Alpha) @ 0 Days (Dry Hop)

Came out at 4.7% and a typical English bitter. And boy is it good, the additions have transformed this kit. Had a call from a mate last night saying how good it was compared to a pint of ale he'd had in the pub that night. Really impressed with this, on a par with my Extract and even some of my AG brews.
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Picked one of these up in the Wilko sale. Reading the reviews, this didn't sound promising, so I decided it'd need a decent tweak and I had some things to use up.

- Brewed it to 20L
- With 1kg of (very old and stuck together) Brew Enhancer.
- Also did a mini-mash of 500g Maris Otter and 150g Crystal Malt

Had some Brewers Gold to use up, old 100g vacuum sealed packet that I'd forgotten why I'd bought it, so used the lot. Did a shortish boil to add a little more bitterness to the kit, but most of the hopping was for flavour.

20.0 g Brewers Gold Leaf (5% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (Boil)
20.0 g Brewers Gold Leaf (5% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil)
30.0 g Brewers Gold Leaf (5% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma)
30.0 g Brewers Gold Leaf (5% Alpha) @ 0 Days (Dry Hop)

Came out at 4.7% and a typical English bitter. And boy is it good, the additions have transformed this kit. Had a call from a mate last night saying how good it was compared to a pint of ale he'd had in the pub that night. Really impressed with this, on a par with my Extract and even some of my AG brews.
Sounds a good experiment/brew.
Did a H.Copper as one of my first kits with added spray malt and hops and it was actually quite reasonable.On it's own though i would thinki it rather bland!.
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I remember adding some cold steeped crystal with this kit, and some rarely used Ella hops.
I still remember his being an amazing beer last summer with these additions.
Shame Ella is a pricey hop,. But I've noticed on good old eBay some place doin 100g for just 4 quid!
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