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    Black Rock Mai Bock

    Today I’ve started a 1.7kg Black Rock beer in the fermentation vessel called Mai Bock although when I bought it I didn’t realise it was a two-can kit so I have decided to play around with it... I’ve brewed to 16 litres with the malt extract kit, above. To it I have added 1kg of glucose sugar...
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    Wilko's Winter Ale

    So after 12 days at a constant 22degC with the help of the heat belt in the fermentation bucket all signs of fermentation had ceased so I decided to bottle the beer today at a F.G. of 1.020. From my O.G. of 1.058 this should give a strength of 5.0%. I had a sample whilst bottling and already...
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    Wilko's Winter Ale

    My current homebrew in the fermentation vessel is 16 litres of Wilko's Winter Ale, brewed on 12/12/20 with an O.G. of 1.058 as per the two-can kit's instructions. Target final gravity is below 1.014 according to the leaflet. The fermentation vessel is in our utility room and so to keep a...
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    Young's Harvest Scottish Heavy

    All bottles of this now gone and they did indeed improve over the weeks they were left conditioning. Would definitely make this homebrew kit again.
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    Brewferm Belgian Brown

    Down to my last few bottles of Belgian Brown from Brewferm after several weeks in the cool, dark garage. Some bottles are very, very fizzy which leads me to suspect I have over-primed the bottles. There is definitely a 'Belgian' flavour to these but I just think the over-fizzy beer means this...
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    MasterPint Czech Pilsner

    Down to my last few 500ml PET bottles of this MasterPint Czech Pilsner and it's been a very nice lager to drink. I took a box of them to share with my team-mates after ice hockey the other week and they all loved it so I think this is definitely one to brew again in the future.
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    MasterPint Czech Pilsner

    I bottled this beer last week with reduced priming sugar compared with previous bottled beers (see my post of the Belgian Brown that has resulted in overly-fizzy and eruptive beer) after fermentation ceased at a final gravity of 1006 which will give a nice 3.8% lager. Fermentation seemed to...
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    Brewferm Belgian Brown

    It’s been six weeks in the bottle now and I opened one tonight. There was a huge amount of fizz and foam from the bottle which resulted in half the contents pouring themself down the sink! What was left was very nice and far less sweet than was reported a few weeks ago and there is definitely...
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    Geordie Winter Warmer

    Had a pint of this last night... beautiful head from the keg and a nice, bitter taste when in the mouth with caramel and spices coming through but the whole lot vanishes when swallowed - no after-taste whatsoever which is really odd. Maybe it needs a little more time in the keg...
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    Geordie Winter Warmer

    Tempted to draw off a ‘half’ later today...
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    MasterPint Czech Pilsner

    The pilsner is bubbling away nicely in the corner of the kitchen but might it be a good time now to drop in a tin of golden syrup to boost the gravity of the beer? Obviously my original gravity reading will be voided so the true ABV will never be known.
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    Geordie Winter Warmer

    I have just kegged 22 litres of Geordie Winter Warmer, a beer kit I found in Wilkos a month ago at a bargain price as I wanted to keep a bitter-type beer readily accessible in the keg during the colder months. I started the brew on 10/10/20 with 1kg of Beer Enhancer and took the original...
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    MasterPint Czech Pilsner

    I’ve currently got a MasterPint Czech Pilsner brewing away in the corner of the kitchen as my collection of empty PET bottles needs refilling with beer! I brewed 23 litres on 24/10/20 with 1kg of brewing sugar to give an original gravity of 1036. With a target gravity of around 1009 this should...
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    Brewferm Belgian Brown

    F.G. was 1.004 after nearly three weeks fermenting out...
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    Brewferm Belgian Brown

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