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  1. Tanglefoot

    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    Bulldog premium IPA ( actually a cheapie but goodie ) dry hopped with Chinook, conditioned nicely now.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    Glass or two of last autumn's apple and pear wine, crisp and dry.
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    Add malt extract or short brew?

    As obscure says above it's subjective based on relative tastes. You're over thinking it, probably wont make a huge difference in my experience of this kit. More important to have basics down - temp control, sanitation etc. It's easy to dry hop and makes a big difference, I'd start with that.
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    Add malt extract or short brew?

    I've done this kit twice, in fact I am halfway through a barrel of a batch I made with .5kg light DME, 1kg dextrose and dry hopped with Chinook. First time I used all dextrose, can't say it made a huge difference. If anything the DME takes the edge of the pleasant dry bitterness which is one...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    It's a dry golden ale along lines of Summer Lightening ( flattering the festival kit a little here ! ) Summer Lightning - Hopback Brewery but hopped with Cascade/Crystal rather than Fuggles and elderflower addition for citrusy, floral aroma.
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    Airlock only filling on one side

    That's just pressure man ! 👍
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    How many litres of home brew have you made 2021.

    My first AG brews ! American Citra IPA 10 L American Cascade Pale 12.5 L total 4475.5 ( sorry bout the half litre :roll: )
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    Tanglefoot's brewdays

    Yesterday I brewed my second AG batch with the over half of the Maris Otter. This time I used Cascade. Other than that it's the same recipe although 11 L this time for a slightly lower ABV. Last time volume was slightly short so I rounded up Brewfather's 15.49 L to 16 L. American Pale 5.5% 11...
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    What are you listening to tonight.

    Tidying the kitchen to the UK Subs
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    Mangrove Jacks American IPA review

    I did the MJ American IPA recently brewing it with their own 1.2 kg pure LME sachet and was also a bit disappointed, as you say very malt forward in flavour. I saw on another thread Drunkula tried it with DME for comparison and it turned out better balanced. Certainly the one I made was pleasant...
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    What did you brew today?

    Have high hopes for my first all grain brew, an American IPA made with Citra only kindly supplied by Fury tea - also smelt fantastic 👍
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    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    Malt miller American IPA, my first partial mash brew. Dry hopped with Simcoe,Mosaic and Citra, I only barreled this on monday but tastes and looks fantastic. Leaves me with high hopes for a similar all grain batch in the brewfridge at the moment !
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    Brew father

    Yes, there is a BIAB no sparge option in equipment settings.
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    Brew father

    Recently used the Brewfather recipe maker to plan and brew my first all grain batch, an American IPA. It made it easier to understand the process, I really like the style feature which lets you tweak amounts/timings to hit ideal ABV, IBUs,colour, etc. It makes the whole thing less hit and miss...
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    BIAB, Grainfather or Robobrew

    It's a stand alone 2kw hob, limited settings 60 - 240c, warm and boil. Yes, it was a Klarstein Mundschenk, like the Maishfest but with pump from Hi Fi Tower. Had it on order for about 3 weeks, rang to ask if they had any idea when it would be shipped and they suggested cancelling and...