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  1. NPi

    Leaking tap

    If it is and you can't stop it leaking I'd give it a smear of PJ in the spigot, wrap on cling film and then rubber bands. Not much is getting past that.
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    Leaking tap

    I take it the leak is from a tap on your fermentation vessel, if so have you sealed the thread correctly? Id suggest using petroleum jelly on the thread before filling to make it gas tight. As you don't want to disturb the beer whilst fermenting try smearing it on the outside of the joint and...
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    What water?

    If your beers taste too sweet, you are probably not achieving full attenuation. Be careful warm temps can be just as bad. Try somewhere at a constant temp, in the range of your yeast. You could always build a fermentation chamber. This sounds complicated but is not. Lots of friendly advice on...
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    South Cheshire Bottle Swap

    Set the bar low and you'll always beat it 😁. I'm happy to have my laundry aired in the open, but may be best to check with the sender by DM first
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    What water?

    I agree with Foxy, a half should be fine. I have been told the "home brew" taste stems from poor quality temperature control during fermentation and subsequent poor attenuation of the beer. How do you currently control your temperature during fermentation and does your finishing gravity match...
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    South Cheshire Bottle Swap

    Just before anyone tucks in I've given a quick summary of my beers as below, hopefully it may help you decifer which beers are which, so you can give feedback. HB - Hallertau Blanc single hop pale. I tried a sip of this at bottling and was really impressed with the fresh grape, however this...
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    One pot all grain set up

    I'd go for a 50l pot if you can, it's overkill, but my 25l boils would be at the upper limit of a 33l pot. 2kw is good, it may take a little longer, but not much at all. You'll need a false bottom, I'd suggest a "cooling tray" that you can get for baking and cutting to fit your pot. This should...
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    South Cheshire Bottle Swap

    Great to catch up with you all today, the trips went very smoothly, only small hick up was I ended up with 2 of @GeorgieV 's punk IPAs (worse problems to have 😏) instead of the bitter (sorry Georgie!). I'm unfortunately abstaining till the end of the month, however dont let that stop you all...
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    South Cheshire Bottle Swap

    All Ill be doing the run today, for those of you who I have contact details for I'll try to let you know in advance. Cheers, Nick
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    South Cheshire Bottle Swap

    All I'll be doing the run tomorrow, saves the weather and suits me better. Hope that's okay. Thanks, Nick
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    South Cheshire Bottle Swap

    Thin jam sounds a lot better than what it tastes like currently. It was flavouring. Its really present on the aroma, slightly chemically and artificial on the taste. After decanting the beer also foams heavily, which I'm putting down to the excess trub and possible infection.
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    South Cheshire Bottle Swap

    It's more the yeast in suspension prior to bottling. You'll see the difference between my other beers. It will all drop out at some point, I just want it to drop before I bottle not after.
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    South Cheshire Bottle Swap

    It's what my plum porter has become. I failed to cold crash (to see if it actually made a difference, it does...), the plum extract is far too present and I think it's also picked up a wild yeast infection. ... Enjoy you lucky tasters....
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    Hello to all from Chester

    My 2 year old daughter comes in when I'm mashing and says "Errr it's 'gustin'!" 😂
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    South Cheshire Bottle Swap

    I'll have to update in the morning (by when it's likely a sludgy puddle) but at the moment snow is coming down in droves. Will see what sticks, but may have to delay till Friday 👍
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