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  1. JonD_87

    AG#2: Dead Pony Club Clone

    I drank them all a while ago, very quickly. Got to say I do love DPC and this was probably the best beer I have made to date (only made 5 AG so far!) and also friends who tried it were impressed :thumb:
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    Youngs Auto Syphon

    I just bought this recently. Pretty sure it said dip it in hot (but not boiling water) at where the kinks are. :thumb:
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    Using Star San for the first time

    Top tip, dont spill any of the pure starsan solution on kitchen work tops!!:doh:
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    Home Brew Forum Competition - October 16

    Cool, can you PM me with address details, thanks
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    Home Brew Forum Competition - October 16

    I would be interested in getting some feedback on my latest brew. It is only a week into its warm carbonation (in the bottle). Can we request that our entries can be stored and consumed at the latter end of the 2 weeks? i.e. If I sent the bottle after next week, could you leave it in a colder...
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    Was the recipe similar to my first AG? I thought it was really good and also got better as it aged (3-4 months).
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    AG#5: Rye IPA

    Was bubbling away every couple of seconds until yesterday so did a reading. Came in at 1.010 which puts it at 5.9%. The sample was really good, iv got high hopes for this one. Will dry hop next week and try an bottle the following weekend.
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    Overpriming/Uber Fizzy!

    How long were the bottles in the fridge for before you opened them? I did a dead pony clone and I had a couple of bottles gush on me. Both hadn't been in the fridge very long where as the ones which didn't gush usually had at least 24 hours in the fridge.
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    aldi swing top bottles

    Just picked up 3 tonight, not really for the bottles, just wanted to give them a try! But I will keep the bottles for my homebrew :thumb: Absolutely loads left in stock. Hopefully they will be reduced in a week or so if they dont sell out.
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    AG#5: Rye IPA

    Hopefully it wont overpower it at 0.5%. This is my first attempt at creating my own recipe and I was basing it on commercial beers I have read about. Likely that they just use it for colour rather than much flavour. Having trouble with temps at the minute. I think my aquarium heater may not...
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    AG#5: Rye IPA

    Rye IPA Original Gravity (OG): 1.060 (°P): 14.7 Final Gravity (FG): 1.014 (°P): 3.6 Alcohol (ABV): 5.97 % Colour (SRM): 13.5 (EBC): 26.6 Bitterness (IBU): 56.0 (Tinseth) 70% United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row 15% American - Rye 6% United Kingdom -...
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    330ml Brains Brewery Beers 69p (Home Bargains)

    As title, all my local home bargains selling a couple of brains brewery beers for 69p. Only seen Barry Island IPA which is quite nice (6%) and bragging rights (5%) so far.
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    Is a hop spider worth it?

    I built a ghetto hop spider with coat hangers, mesh bag and some bull dog clips. Cost about �£3 :mrgreen::thumb:
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    How to get commercial labels of bottles?

    I soaked mine in a strong solution of hot water and oxi washing powder. After a soak for about an hour, those which did not peel of where scrubbed with a metal scourer. Doesn't take much elbow grease
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    Nelson/Galaxy pale ale - win a bottle!

    Was going to save this for the Europa League final on Wednesday but I was too impatient as always and cracked this open last night. Really impressed, had quite a strong fruity aftertaste but not in anyway overpowering, thanks again Dan :thumb:. I will keep the packaging and bottle and do a...
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    1st Creation - Rye Beer

    For my 5th AG I wanted to try and make my own creation, rather than copying a recipe. I have had a couple of rye beers recently and really enjoyed them and wanted to make one. My approach to creating this was what I do with food recipes. I have found some of the higher rated beers and used...
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    AG#4: Centennial Camping Brew

    Original Gravity (OG): 1.040 (°P): 10.0 Final Gravity (FG): 1.009 (°P): 2.3 Alcohol (ABV): 4.03 % Colour (SRM): 5.4 (EBC): 10.6 Bitterness (IBU): 23.3 (Tinseth) 80% Maris Otter Pale 8.5% Carapils 5.75% Vienna 5.75% Crystal 15L 0.4 g/L Centennial...
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    How often do you brew?

    At the moment I am doing one a month. Last few have been about 15-16L which does me for the month after giving a few away to friends.
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    AG#3: Wheat Pale

    Tried my first one after 5 days in the bottle. Carbed up really well, perhaps a bit too much as you can see from the pic. First time using these hops. I didnt quite get as much hop aroma/taste as my 2nd AG which was also dry hopped. Still a bit early for the beer though so the flavours may come...