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    Porter recipe advice please

    Thanks NB. Happy with my stouts but never brewed a porter i have enjoyed. Can i get away with extra dark crystal or is it too much at that rate? I am presuming i like brown malt, probably not used it to its full potential yet.
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    Keeping cool

    I put 3 ice packs under a fv and that worked well with a wet towel on the garage floor. Fridges though, i already have 4 so more might be taking the piss.
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    Porter recipe advice please

    Did you ever brew this mate? I fancy having a crack at another porter.
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    The Mixed Fermentation Thread

    I totally adore these pellicles. Best fun i have had for ages. Bottled this fast funky sour today with more brett. Finished at 1000, about 2 months old. Fermented in a bucket.
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    Petition against the Small Brewers Relief reduction

    Bastards, signed, what a scam. Just you know what.
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    Kveik

    I bought some Hornindal from them and it took a while to get going in a starter. Not sure why but i would always make a starter and check it for attenuation. Not sure about sulphur, i get that from lager yeast but it disappears after a while.
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    BlackBerry abundance

    Cordial? Drinking it now. Well i mean its in the house, obviously drinking beer but its very nice.
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    Pumpkin Ale

    The tinned pumpkin was roasted and i have used butternut squash as well. Both yielded very little ppg, So little i wondered why its even added. Have read its best to make a spice tea and add to taste rather than throwing spices in but opinion as always varies greatly. It is correct the tinned...
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    Pumpkin Ale

    Sainsburys sell tinned pumpkin. I have brewed two pumpkin beers which were both awful. Mashing it was a nightmare as well even with loads of oat husks.
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    Pureeing frozen raspberries?

    No point .Use them whole. They will go white in a week and float making it easy to rack.
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    Kveik

    Follow Beer_DD2's advice. I very seldom buy beer but last lot was from beersniffers.co.uk who seem very low on stock now. Never had an aecetic twang, more of a lemon thing. Perhaps @strange-steve can advise about water chemistry. Never used CRS as i make mine up from RO. I tend not to use...
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    BeerCats beers

    Most of it apart from lagers and its all no chill now. A lot of beers that i like benefit from not boiling imo. Certainly stouts and pale beers, not so keen on raw brown beers as they can look murky although i do have some sour reds on the go. Have you not tried it yet? My mate does coconut...
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    Kveik

    Some people say that kveik can drop the ph more than other yeasts so i wonder if that is what people are experiencing. I have made wheat beers with Voss that were slightly sour before. If you want to post sour make a lacto starter and pitch after fermentation and hop after.
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    BeerCats beers

    I think they are called chips. Like carrot peelings. Toasted at 100c until browned and put in bags. The nibs i roast myself for 15m to increase flavour and sterilise. No issues with oil but one of the reasons for not boiling. Increased head retention. Must be less oil in the chips. The main...
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    BeerCats beers

    Brewed today. Chocolate Coconut Vanilla Stout No boil No chill 27l OG 1051 FG 1016? 4.5kg pilsner 500g flaked barley 500g rolled oats 500g roast barley 250g pale chocolate 250g crystal medium 250g crystal dark Mashed at 67c for 120 minutes, 15 minute mashout at 75c. Put in cube to chill and...
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