Recent content by Scottyburto

Help Support The HomeBrew Forum:

  1. Scottyburto

    Which movie(s) have you watched recently?

    Just watched "an honest liar" Thank you for that, really enjoyable documentary that I wouldn't have watched without you mentioning it.
  2. Scottyburto

    1kg hops raffle

    How do u enter?
  3. Scottyburto

    Plastic or Glass Bottles?

    I bow to ur superior chemical knowledge and I've probably picked up incorrect slang in regards poly pin being a called a plastic firkin! I still maintain a lot of it is down to perception, and marketing. I think there's more truth to enjoying a drink in the correct glass. There's a reason...
  4. Scottyburto

    Plastic or Glass Bottles?

    Id say your probably right about the big cask breweries using steel such as Timothy Taylor's wychwood, black sheep, marstons, etc but the smaller ones definitely lean towards poly pin. The PE in HDPE and PET is the same thing Polyethylene . The HD is high density or thicker and the T is...
  5. Scottyburto

    Plastic or Glass Bottles?

    To put paid to the quality argument, most "new world wine" Is transported in massive plastic containers and bottled in Europe. Also most cask ales in pubs are in poly pin plastic casks, particularly Wetherspoons! Glass vs Plastic is largely marketing and perceived value like a lot of things in...
  6. Scottyburto

    How to make Turbo Cider.

    I tried one of mine the other night, I only bottled it on 25/6 so it wasn't overly fizzy but it did have a Thatcher gold flavour which I'm really happy with its just missing alittle sharpness. I didn't add any additional acid or sugar so I'm not sure if that's why? I used 4 Sainsbury's Aj and 8...
  7. Scottyburto

    White wine

    Thanks for the offer but I'll take your word for it! I've held off myself because I couldn't decide whether to take the plunge! My homebrew time is at a particular premium with the kids being home all the time. I've made some rose wine recently with old yeast and it's really sweet, I didn't...
  8. Scottyburto

    carbonation drops

    I never know weather to use a barometer!
  9. Scottyburto


    I can't believe I've been using washing up liquid all these years and only just hearing this! It clearly explains head inconsistency in my bottles, ie some rinsed more than others more washing up liquid in some than others! God damn u fairy baby!!! If it affects surface tension would it affect...
  10. Scottyburto

    carbonation drops

    Carbonating bottles is one of those areas of homebrew that hasn't got a definative answer, everyone has a preferred method and it's best to try a few to find your own. If I'm transferring to secondary for clearing/cold crashing or want to get another batch going. I'll batch prime. 100-120g...
  11. Scottyburto

    Wine mistake

    I think the reason icing sugar isn't used or mentioned much is more to do with the fact it's 3-4 x more expensive than granular sugar. I think ull be fine!
  12. Scottyburto

    Supermarket Juice Wine Recipes and Wurzel's Orange Wine (WOW) .....

    Sainsbury's sell ambient red grape juice in cardboard cartons
  13. Scottyburto

    Supermarket Juice Wine Recipes and Wurzel's Orange Wine (WOW) .....

    I have blended peaches in white grape juice and added to apple juice and it was very good. Just lost quite a bit to sediment and much more faffy to make! Edit. Asda was cheapest place to buy tinned peaches at the time!
  14. Scottyburto

    Which movie(s) have you watched recently?

    I think The survivalist would appeal to a lot of people on here. It's a film that's played on my mind more than any other I can remember.