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Old 04-02-2013, 11:58 PM   #11
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I do a video review of my Pilgrims Hope in my latest Homebrew Wednesday video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYjbtdW-zN4
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Been drinking these for a few weeks now.
Not overly hoppy or malty, just enough for my taste. Everyone who's had one very much likes them.
Again, getting better with age.
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Old 22-02-2013, 04:52 PM   #13
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Mines been in bottle about 7 weeks now, beautiful!
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:03 AM   #14
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I've never had a problem with the pouches. I sit them in nearly boiling water for ten minutes or so, turning them & squishing them a couple of times. The malt comes out nicely & any remainder can be squeezed out between the rim of the fv & your hand negating the need to rinse them with hot water.
That's pretty much how I do them, and then, if I want that last bit, I carefully stand them on the worktop, prise the top open a little and trickle some boiling water in, as it expands, add more, leave to sit, then hold it in a tea towel, I don't let any get away!!!
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Old 14-11-2013, 10:31 AM   #15
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Put one of these on last weekend, I was planning on at least 14 days fermenting over the 10 in the instructions, would it be recommended to add the hops on Day 9 to give the minimum 5 days in the FV or go for day 7 and give a 7 day split instead of a 5 day split?

I will be taking readings at the end before racking so it's more about the hop pellets.

Apart from an initial high temp (Stupid heaters, grrr) it's been steady on 22c, no airlock action but that's not unusual with my primary, but I can see lots of marking on the lid of the FV from the krausen, so I'm happy that it's going ok with out having to crack it open.

Starting SG was a nice 1.048, but I did find those pouches a bit of a pain, prefer tins myself, but a well put together kit.
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Old 22-11-2013, 05:26 PM   #16
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I'd give it the 14 days, wait for it to stop fermenting and then add the hop pellets. Leave for 5 days then bottle/keg.
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I went for a 7\7 split in the end, lovely hop aromas coming from this brew, bottled on Saturday, 42 bottles in all, now enjoying a rest under the stairs, it's going to be a long hard wait to resist cracking one open for a taste.
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Old 16-12-2013, 11:33 AM   #18
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Cracked open the first bottle of the Pilgrims Hope on Saturday, a little young still as it should really condition for another couple of weeks minimum, but a nice hoppy beer at the moment that should mellow with age.

Maybe a little under carbonated and still a little cloudy, but very pleasant indeed.

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Old 03-03-2014, 10:40 PM   #19
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I've high hopes for this. Tried the Golden Stag and it was fine but didn't really impress. However, I put this on and it's fermented out to 1.011 in ten days and the sample tasted great; very bitter but with enough residual maltiness to balance it out. Have now chucked in the hops and will bottle on Sunday - think I'm going to love this one.
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Anyone else brewing this ?
Was thinking about next beer order,this and a couple of Brewferm kits i think.
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