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Old 17-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #21
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Yup, just supped a bottle of this from February - Absolutely the best beer I have homebrewed in the last 18 months!
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Old 24-08-2012, 10:47 AM   #22
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Very new to the brewing game now this is my 2nd brew after a Muntons Pilsner which is still very cloudy
i planned a nice night in with some shop bought cerveza,while putting them in the fridge i passed the Ruby Red and thought go on try a glass
so after 2weeks in the barrel i had to sample it
i was so impressed i had a few more
im looking at getting another barrel so i have this on tap right through the winter
cheers all
the cerveza is still in the fridge


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Old 08-09-2012, 06:41 AM   #23
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Yesterday was a sad sad day........

I drank the last bottle of my Red Ruby Ale ( brew 1 )

It was good.... nay delicious.... bright shiny and clear with a wonderful easy going taste and aroma. Its a perfect colour for a pint too. deep amber to red. One of the best brews I've made and enjoyed. It was started on the 1/07/2012 and I started drinking it from the 19th, my tasting notes say of the first bottle.... " Beautifully clear red tinted amber colour good bitter taste needs another couple of weeks.... how right I was however it got a further 1 week conditioning and was from then on "BLOODY MARVELLOUS " Note on 07082012... " Gorgeous pint clear as a bell good head and lacing make MORE. "

Brew 2 of this make is still conditioning and I've got itchy fingers ( bottled on 22/08/2012 and not yet tasted at all.) The wait is getting to me....
I've never tasted an original commercial St. Peters RRA so I cannot compare it. But the home brew is one of the best beers.
BUT give it time in the bottle....

Anyone not yet tried a kit.......... your missing something get one.
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Old 14-11-2012, 10:05 AM   #24
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I tried mine last night, the kit was started on the 25th september and then was barrelled on the 12th october. I tried a sneaky half last night and it is a pleasant beer to drink.

It is a golden red colour with a good head, definitely one I will be doing again.

I have another Wherry to start next as Wilkinsons are still selling it cheap and I couldn't resist.
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Old 21-11-2012, 12:23 PM   #25
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Started my first beer kit today,St Peters Ruby Red. FV now full to 23 lt and lid on, does the air lock need to be in too, constantly?

Apolgies for probably a stupid question and many thanks in advance for an answer.
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Old 21-11-2012, 12:35 PM   #26
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two schools of thoughts with beers... you use an air lock or you don't
Beer makes a lot of CO2 which lays like a blanket on top of your beer and if not disturbed will protect it, therefore just put a lid on the bucket and the excess CO2 will find its way out no problem
If you are one of the weak kneed brigade ( ) and worried about the yeast bursting out of the lid then go ahead and use an air lock no problem.
Of course if you've already got a vessel with a hole in the lid for air lock then you are better off using it.
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Old 21-11-2012, 01:08 PM   #27
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If you are one of the weak kneed brigade ( )
One of the weak kneed here.

I'm a big fan of the airlock. It's the best part of kit brewing! listening to the bubbles and pops! Get one for the entertainment value

St Peters Red is still on my list to do... It's becoming a very long list...
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Old 21-11-2012, 01:14 PM   #28
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An air lock is best because its a physical barrier and tops insects getting in.

With no airlock they would still get in the beer, die from asphyxiation and could contaminate the brew
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Old 21-11-2012, 01:20 PM   #29
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so is a lid....
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Old 21-11-2012, 04:01 PM   #30
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Thanks for the advice chaps.
Another thing, my OG reading was 1.038, this seems low to me. Is it?
And if it is, will the ABV% be too low?
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