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    Young's Harvest Scottish Heavy

    This Scottish Heavy is just sublime... I posted on Tuesday we had half a keg of the stuff... it’s now Sunday and we’re nearly all out! Will have to crack open the dozen-or-so I have in bottles! A top beer, this - try it.
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    Brewferm Belgian Brown

    Yesterday I brewed the Belgian Brown kit from Brewferm very easily now my experience is growing. In the fermentation bucket I added the kit along with 1kg of dextrose sugar and made it up to the 15 litres that this kit is designed to make. I found the instruction leaflet particularly useful and...
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    Young's Harvest Scottish Heavy

    So the Scottish Heavy was split 50/50 roughly between the pressure barrel and 500ml PET bottles to undergo secondary fermentation about a fortnight after I brewed it. I haven’t had any of the bottles yet but the beer coming from the keg is beautiful... very rich in colour, a magnificent head and...
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    Black Rock Oatmeal Stout

    Mmmm... well this is turning in to an absolute winner for me... on holiday in the Lake District and having a few of these each night now. The flavour is much deeper and the head is lasting well. If only I’d brewed with the two cans like the recipe called for - maybe I will brew it again to this...
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    Black Rock Oatmeal Stout

    Cracked open another bottle last night and the bottle felt much firmer before opening and gave much more of a ‘whoosh’ as the CO2 escaped. This one had a much deeper flavour and held its head for some time. I am assuming it had more sugar in than the previous one so more secondary fermentation...
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    Black Rock Oatmeal Stout

    Spot on, thank you... just adding it to my next home brew shopping list!
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    Black Rock Oatmeal Stout

    I’m new to all this and as I love a stout/porter thought the home brew kits of this style would give more of a likeness to such beers than I have achieved here. Is this about the best I can do or are there any tips people have or recommended kits/recipes for making a good quality home brew...
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    Young's Harvest Scottish Heavy

    As my pressure barrel is about to become empty from a previous brew, I thought it time to get brewing my next kit - Young's Harvest Scottish Heavy. I wanted to brew a bitter/ale following comments that they are better suited to a pressure barrel for secondary fermentation than a lager as I...
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    Coopers Mexican Cerveza

    So we've enjoyed all of the pressure barrel of Coopers Mexican Cerveza as we've got as much out of it as we can, even with tilting the thing so it'll be on to the 500ml bottles that have been sat in the dark, cool garage for the last few weeks. I'll post how they are when we pop the first ones...
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    Black Rock Oatmeal Stout

    I opened another bottle of this stout earlier this week and the malty flavours have toned down a little and it's quite a nice tipple although it feel much more like a very dark European lager with a bit of fizz rather than a smooth stout. Head retention is minimal. Not sure where I've gone...
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    Black Rock Oatmeal Stout

    So I popped open my first bottle of this stout and it’s not too bad... just a little too malty as someone suggested it may be earlier in this thread. Got a good few dozen bottles to go so will try another one in a few weeks to see if the flavour has deepens a bit more.
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    Coopers Mexican Cerveza

    Just had a little twist of the PB cap and got a good ‘whoosh’ so presume secondary fermentation and carbonation is well under way, even with the 50g of sugar to prime it.
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    Coopers Mexican Cerveza

    Cool... I have an S30 canister to top-up but what would be the advice to up it to?
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    Coopers Mexican Cerveza

    Final gravity remained at 1.008 and I had some time today so I’ve bottled about half of the beer in 500ml brown PET bottles with 3g of priming sugar and put the remaining 14 litres in my pressure barrel with 50g priming sugar. Not going to touch the keg for at least a fortnight and the bottles...
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    Home Brew Kit in the Style of Singha Thai Beer

    Hi all, I was reminiscing about a VIP hospitality day I enjoyed a few years ago at Old Trafford watching the football. Whilst the game was dull, the free beer was top notch and I particularly enjoyed a *lot* of free Singha Thai lager. So... can anyone recommend a home brew kit that is similar...
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