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    TETB’s Brewdays

    Is this the gunk that escaped from the bags or did you just chuck them to rock and roll? I think we're pretty much stuck with pellets for some varieties. My preferred combination is to use leaf for bittering - if the bittering hop comes as leaf, like EKG, then all well and good- if not I use...
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    TETB’s Brewdays

    They seem a bit expensive for what they are, and not especially fine-meshed. Maybe it's just the photo. BJ FILTERS = BEST HOME BREW & WINE FILTER BAG = WITH DRAW CORD 58CM X 38CM F/P | eBay Have you tried using the produce bags from Sainsbury?
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    Rehydrating yeast

    Use about 100 ml of boiled and cooled tap water at around 30-35C. By the time to 15+5 minutes has passed, It'll have cooled a bit more anyway. If you're pitching at 20-22 ish, you can just chuck it in as the temperature difference will be less than 10C. If you're doing lager, first you...
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    Help! my hand slipped with the last 10 mins hops - boil longer, or drain immediately?

    Reach for your copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and meditate on the words reassuringly embossed in the front cover.
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    Help! my hand slipped with the last 10 mins hops - boil longer, or drain immediately?

    That should have been an edit. Trusting you scaled the malt bill from a 26 litre batch and not a 30 litre. If the latter, you'll end up with a slightly lower OG. It won't be. Late additions count for very little. Unless, they're large and high alpha, I tend to ignore them.
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    Help! my hand slipped with the last 10 mins hops - boil longer, or drain immediately?

    If you've overdone the flameout hops (last 1 minute) no problem at all. Chill the wort and run it off as normal. Boiling hard, by the way, is the best way to extract the bitterness form the hops. I think you've got very little to worry about. Continue as normal and all will be fine. The recipe...
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    TETB’s Brewdays

    Yep. I immediately ordered another 100g on the strength of that aroma. Going to do a SMaSH just out of a sense of sheer badness.
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    Covid the jab and the final stage.

    More than anything else, Bojo wants and needs the health sector to strike. Any future waves of illness, any future lockdowns, any increase in mortality and collapse of hospital services can then be laid fairly and squarely at the feet of the health workers. The ultimate get-out-of-jail-free...
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    TETB’s Brewdays

    It's looking good. All very technical, TETB, mine get's chucked into the cauldron and stirred with an oaken bough now and again under a full moon while mumbling the lyrics to "Drip-Fed Fred". When it splashes on a flip-flop shod tootsie and elicits a [email protected]@@@ bejesus, then I deem it hot enough...
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    Advice please: using hop pellets

    Hop pellets are are pain in the Jackson Brown. But they do store better. I put my first charge in one of those produce bags you can buy in Sainsbury's. There's plenty of space in there for them to circulate. Late charges go in the cut off legs of a pair of big girl's tights (get the girl out...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    I'm using Bry97 for the first time in a recipe that called for it. As far as I can see, it's just US-05. Time will tell.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    Chose the hottest day of the year so far to make my 5 points Best Bitter. Wish I'd had a bit more sense, but I'd already revitalised my yeast culture once. Anyway, it's happily in the fridge and I'm supping cider!
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    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    When they finally kick me out for consistently and conscientiously rubbishing French beer, I'll take you up on that. If Patel's border army doesn't torpedo my coracle, that is.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    You need a bigger glass, Rod. Do you have to stick your little finger out while you're daintily sipping from that one? Nevertheless, I'm drooling. Looks as if it was downed in one.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    Now that looks like a proper pint!
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