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    Sorry did you send me an Admin message entitled"Writing"?

    Sorry did you send me an Admin message entitled"Writing"?
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    Temperature and bad tasting ale

    Hello, Hope you folks remember me. I haven’t done any home brewing in a long time but hope to get some done before Christmas. I believe my last posting dealt with off-flavours. I believed my sterilisation had not worked properly so I was left with a bad taste. I recently...
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    Dealing with contaminated ale

    Hello, Hope you folks remember me. I haven’t done any home brewing in a long time but hope to get some done before Christmas. I believe my last posting dealt with off-flavours. I believed my sterilisation had not worked properly so I was left with a bad taste. I recently...
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    Dealing with contaminated ale

    Now that the cooler weather is approaching I intend to start brewing again.
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    Dealing with contaminated ale

    Well I'm not much into bottling. I suppose I could leave it in the keg for a couple of months and see if it improves.
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    Dealing with contaminated ale

    Then what is the solution? More sterilising and boiling of wort?
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    Acid malt

    Would acid Malt be more likely to kill germs and hence prevent contamination?
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    Anyone hazard a guess at Proper Job by St Austell?

    I am tempted to have a go at brewing something like Proper Job by St Austell? Only trouble is there is no recipe in Graham Wheeler book. On the side of the bottle it says hops used are Williamette, Chinook and Cascade. Would anyone like to hazard a guess of exact quantities, times etc? It’s...
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    Dealing with contaminated ale

    Hallo, I have a beer which has been sitting in second fermentation vessel for about two weeks. It has a bad taste noticeable as well as all the good taste coming from hops and malt. Theoretically I suppose the alcohol might kill the germs but perhaps this is impossible since ABV is only about...
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    How important is maturation? And other issues.

    Yes I realise that C02 will preserve beer but….. The real problem is the slightly dodgy taste my current batch of beer has. To begin at the beginning: I am now on my fourth brew. The first two brews were kits, the second were partials. The first kit worked out fine; the second not so fine...
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    Storing hops

    How do you store vacuum sealed hops once they have been opened? I placed mine in an air-tight bag and placed them in the fridge. Would I be better to put them in the freezer? And will they then be like frozen food: once thawed they must be used in their entirety since they cannot be re-frozen?
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    How important is maturation? And other issues.

    Thanks for the help guys. Just as a good red wine must be allowed to breathe so a maturing ale must allow C02 to escape and a small amount of air to replenish the void above the beer. So would anyone like to hazard a guess as to the best approach to sealing the top of the keg? I outlined two...
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    How important is maturation? And other issues.

    Hello I have brewed a few beers and most of them have been quite light hoppy numbers which have tasted fine out of the keg after only a few days. However, I have brewed a beer whose original gravity was around 1040. According to GW book this needs 4 weeks maturation. Is this really the case...
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    Acid malt

    Graham Wheeler recipe calls for: 4180g Pale Malt 335g Acid Malt 240g sugar 78g Black Malt which I am omitting 42g Challenger hops at start of boil 9g Fuggles hops for last ten minutes I will probably try 3000g Amber liquid malt extract from Coopers 500g Crystal grain About 35g Challenger hops...
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    Acid malt

    Hello I am thinking of doing the GW recipe for Adnams Broadside. The recipe in the book does not give a partial extract method; is there a reason for this i.e. it will not work? I am aware that some recipes such as wheat beer might not work with 2 cans of Coopers but some of the extract...
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