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Old 05-06-2012, 05:12 PM   #11
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Drinking a wherry now, old fashioned session beer. Good drink.
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Old 16-06-2012, 05:59 PM   #12
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Is anyone drinking the Sundew yet?
I bottled mine this week.
I was really worried it hadn't finished fermenting as it stopped when the cold spell hit
But I stuck the hydro in it & it came out 1014 so seems ok. I can't believe how fast this fermented!
Bottled with a large 1/2 tsp of light hopped spray malt. & sitting in the warm now.
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Old 16-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #13
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Is anyone drinking the Sundew yet?
I bottled mine this week.
I was really worried it hadn't finished fermenting as it stopped when the cold spell hit
But I stuck the hydro in it & it came out 1014 so seems ok. I can't believe how fast this fermented!
Bottled with a large 1/2 tsp of light hopped spray malt. & sitting in the warm now.
Mine's in the keg, ready in a week to 10 I reckon. Quality control has it a bit sweeter than the pub pint but we'll see when its ready. Not sure it needs any extra hoppiness either.

PS QC tonight and its clearing/carbonating nicely. Sundew isn'ta "fizzy" beer anyway but I reckon that this will be a cracker in 6-8 weeks (not that it'll last that long!)
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Old 17-06-2012, 09:42 AM   #14
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Like you Guys when I saw Woodfordes had released Sundew I thought gotta try that. I am a bit of a Woodfordes fanboy. I've brewed Wherry a couple of times and Headcracker all of which turned out very nicely indeed. None of them lasted very long in the barrel which I reckon is a pretty good indicator. Either that or I'm just an alcoholic

Anyways. the Sundew has just gone in the FV! I'll let you know how it goes
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Old 18-06-2012, 04:12 PM   #15
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Brewed this to full 40 pints with no additions.
O.G = 1042 F.G = 1014 Temp corrected works out at 4%
Lovely light colour on bottling, alot lighter than the Great Eastern which it replaced.
Primed with 1/2 teaspoon dererara sugar.
Tried one last night and after only 3 weeks in the bottle is already a great beer

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got mine on today was a fathers day pressie, big fan of woodfordes kits never had a bad one yet and ive tried a few hope for good things from this too
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In the cold for a week now
Must..........


Resist.........




Drinking!!!
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Started last night, fermenting like mad due to humidity. so fR so good
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Old 27-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #19
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I've just given into temptation! I am weak.
Nice hiss on cracking the lid, poured ok but the sediment was still soft @ 2 weeks in bottle. Half decent head which has pretty much gone by half way down. Good aroma. Taste......



Watery!



Going to give it another 2 weeks & carry on drinking the Ipa.
The misses quite liked it as she said it was fairly 'lagery'
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Old 29-06-2012, 09:16 PM   #20
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Hi,

Hope you don't mind me enquiring on this thread?
Just brewing my first Woodfordes Sundew. Started with OG of 1038, and seven days in at N average temp of 22 degrees, the SG has hit 1008, after hanging at 1010 for two days.

Worried about leaving it too long in the FV, however, there are still bubbles rising, but much more infrequently than before.

Is it time to siphon it into a secondary vessel and batch prime for bottling on say Sunday?
Any advice appreciated thanks!

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