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    Failed Jam wine experiment

    This thing remarkably is still bubbling away, albeit rather meekly. I took a reading yesterday and it was 1040 ish. Tasted it, there's a slight alcohol taste there, bit umphish. I think the yeast is having a hard time like honey with the syrup and breaking it down. What sort of gravity...
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    The Great Watney's debate

    I am really glad I made this thread as throughout is has been an education in brewing =)
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    The Great Watney's debate

    Ok so who runs the monthly competitions on here? Obviously, first time grain brewer so that's not been my brewing focus in the past. Quite happy to type out the recipes to give people a choice of which one they would like to brew. Rules could be a clone or an improvement or some...
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    The Great Watney's debate

    And yea, for a first time brew at all grain. I think some would see this as ahem a rather large gamble, enough for some to put me off for life as the first try allegedly being so bad - I'd give up brewing. Not a chance when I can have mi old guinness from 1988 back ;D
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    The Great Watney's debate

    Aha, ok that's fair enuff. But Special first. I think i have enough money to buy a fair bit this week after I buy my peco boiler, mash bag and muslin bag =)
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    The Great Watney's debate

    I can just imagine it now. All the blue collar workers clocking when the new delivery of ale was due in and then piling in because they knew it was gonna be a decent nights beer rofl.
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    The Great Watney's debate

    I am certain you won't regret it ;D
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    The Great Watney's debate

    Louis Pasteur, you have much to answer for ;d
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    The Great Watney's debate

    I am certain that is the case. The only ullage in my house is the yeast left at the bottom of the keg - long after I have harvested my yeast - which is then disposed of pronti pronti (I sugar carbonate my brews). I have vinegar in my kitchen ty, no need for harvesting dead ale hehe. I do pity...
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    The Great Watney's debate

    Thanks mate!
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    The Great Watney's debate

    Yea, that yeast content does seem rather alot by today's standards.
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    The Great Watney's debate

    Yep it's directly from the book. Well failing to find the cream stout, I am probably going to have a stab at the Watney's Special Bitter to be honest. After doing much reading about Watney's over the past day or so, no one mentions that beer at all. So that does intrigue me as to why. So...
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    The Great Watney's debate

    That was mostly on the days out with the girly puffs. Mostly I was in the Farmer's, Percy, Broken doll and the mayfair to be honest =) Looking forward to taking a trip up there later this year xD
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    The Great Watney's debate

    Watney Mann (type font is too small to scan for good reading) so I have typed this directly from the book and checked it. Starlight bitter Well balanced light gravity keg beer. Stage 5 Gallons Original Gravity 1032 25 litres 1 4lb Crushed Pale...
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    The Great Watney's debate

    Ok gimme a few mins xD
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