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    First Lager - Oxidation Worries

    Hoppy beers tend to be more at risk of oxidisation from what I’ve read! Do you think it could be how quickly you are drinking it and the fact that you are kegging, why you have not experienced any oxygen issues? My last two brews were super hoppy east coast style IPA’s, I kegged half and bottled...
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    First Lager - Oxidation Worries

    I'm planning on brewing my first lager in a week or so and there are a couple of issues I'm concerned about including oxidation during cold crashing and then during lagering. Currently this is my plan for fermentation and lagering: Ferment around 10°C Raise temp to 18°C for two days for Diactyl...
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    Brewing an IPA to last/age

    Thanks for the suggestions! I might give Ascorbic acid a try and dry hopping when pitching definitely sounds like a good idea! These sound very interesting. Have you used them before?
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    Brewing an IPA to last/age

    Hello. I just wondered if anyone had any ideas/advice/recipes on how to brew an all grain West Coast style IPA with a good amount of bitterness and hop flavor that would still taste great when not so fresh? I'm expecting my first child in April so am likely going to have to wind down on the...
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    Accidentally froze yeast

    I've had a similar issue to this, except it was my starter that I accidentally partially froze. Hoping one of you guys might be able to give me a bit of advice?! I made a starter last weekend with a pouch of Wyeast 1028 ready to brew an imperial stout today (plenty of cells needed!) I went to...
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    Petition against the Small Brewers Relief reduction

    I wrote to my MP regarding this just over a couple of weeks ago. I'm yet to receive a response. This is the first time I've ever written to my MP, do any of you guys know if I should expect a response and if I don't get one, should I chase him up?
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    Mini Keg Advice

    So I kegged my beer for the first time yesterday. I was planning on force carbonating using a method I found on a website somewhere. I kegged 4L yesterday, set the pressure to 10psi and cold crashed for 24 hours. I was then going to crank the pressure up to 30 psi for the next 24 hours, then...
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    Mini Keg Advice

    I must say, I was very impressed with the Malt Miller. Next Day Delivery from them (without paying extra) last Saturday meant that I could brew on Sunday and hopefully should be ready just in time for when I wanted it! Anyway, I received my 4L mini keg yesterday and I'm very happy with it. I...
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    Mini Keg Advice

    Cheers for the help guys. Just bought the 4L one I linked to earlier!!
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    Mini Keg Advice

    Cheers for the help guys. I’m thinking I’m going to go for this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-Keg-4L-Beer-Growler-Stainless-Steel-corny-tap-ball-lock-regulator-co2-/332315950421 What do you mean by a blanking cap? Just had a quick google and I’m not sure which one is correct!! Isn’t it...
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    Mini Keg Advice

    I recently saved up a bit of cash to buy myself a Growler Werks Ukeg 128 from Get 'er Brewed (photo below), as sort of an intro to kegging. Anyway, after a week of waiting for the email to say it had been dispatched I called them to ask what was going on, only to be told they didn't have it in...
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    Pitching Extra Yeast - Stuck Fermentation

    I have gone for it and pitched the starter. Thanks for your advice!!
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    Pitching Extra Yeast - Stuck Fermentation

    Cheers, I did have a quick look at this earlier, which was why I decided to go ahead and pitch the extra yeast. It's weather or not pitching the starter after only 6 hours is too early that I'm concerned about. And what peoples thoughts on the affects of pitching 500ml of starter wort in a 10L...
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    Pitching Extra Yeast - Stuck Fermentation

    I brewed a Belgian Wit not the Friday just gone, but the Friday before. OG was 1.045 and I was expecting FG to be around 1.012. I am hoping for a quick turnaround (hoping to be drinking it mid-July for my birthday), so I took a gravity reading last Thursday and it was at 1.020. I took another...
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    Conditioning in Plastic Growler

    I recently bought 4 pints of draught beer from a local bar, which was served in a 4 pint plastic growler. I bottle my home brew and I'm thinking about trying to condition 4 pints of my next batch in this growler. I'm thinking that there are a couple of benefits to this. It will mean I have 4...
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