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    darrellm replied to the thread No pressure.
    Quite the opposite, they can be a right PITA to seal. I've got 3 kegs and I've given up with them, have a search on the forum to see all...
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    darrellm replied to the thread How important is the yeast?.
    I'm glad I'm not alone. I should have qualified my statement a bit more by saying that I do use a lager yeast for lagers and Belgian...
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    darrellm replied to the thread How important is the yeast?.
    I find myself asking this question often. I've been brewing 11 years with a variety of yeasts, and despite all the advice, I really...
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    darrellm replied to the thread What causes gushers?.
    I get gushers every year this time of year, seems to be a lot worse in the summer months. I think this could be down to storage...
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    darrellm replied to the thread Coopers larger is flat.
    Unlikely to be a problem with the brew, more likely to be what you did. Can you tell us more about your method: did you prime with...
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    darrellm replied to the thread Air rifles?.
    Good call, I'm glad I went for a springer in the end after originally trying a compressed-air one, the latter is nicer but I just don't...
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    darrellm replied to the thread Help picking out a Beginner Kit.
    As you're near BrewUK, suggest picking up a Tiny Rebel Cwtch kit - a 2-can kit with added hops that knocks spots of most other kits I've...
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    darrellm replied to the thread Show us your guitar(s).
    Gibson Les Paul....everyone's gotta have a Les Paul, have modded it a bit e.g. Zebra burstbucker in the bridge. Musicman Axis...
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    First sample - a bit darker than I was expecting, the real thing is almost straw-like, and I put the bottle in the fridge for a few...
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    darrellm replied to the thread BIAB Noob Questions..
    I started with 10-12L BIAB batches: easy to do on the hob in a large stockpot. I still do that today, but I usually add 1kg of DME so...
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    darrellm replied to the thread apple brandy.
    Found it, this is the one we had a glass of https://secretbottleshop.co.uk/products/blenheim-superb-ice-cider-2015-37-5cl-7-abv-1 Looks...
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    darrellm replied to the thread Cornish beers and breweries.
    Haven't been down that way for a long time but the Blue Anchor in Helston used to have it's own brewery...
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    darrellm replied to the thread Stronger than predicted!.
    I really would check your Hydrometer, in 180+ brews I've never had an FG anywhere near 1.001: 1.010 is the norm, very occasionally...
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    Yes that was deliberate. I seem to get foaming bottles much more when I dry hop to when I steep, so I'm trying it without this time...
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    darrellm replied to the thread apple brandy.
    If you don't mind me asking, how do you make cider wine (vs normal cider)? Had some at a local restaurant as a dessert wine last week...
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