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  1. LarryF

    What are you drinking tonight.

    A Festival Weiss, that's a Coopers Amber Ale I'm finishing up with a chocolate marmalade stout to follow.
  2. LarryF

    What did you brew today?

    The Lyons Golden syrup is to bump up the ABV. My apologies about the tea bag, I used a mesh bag with the hop pellets in and put it into 4L of just boiled water but with no weight in it so it's like giant hop tea bag for an hour. Every time I passed the pan I squeezed it against the side like I...
  3. LarryF

    Imperial Stout efficiency

    1081, 1090, 1085. These are big boy beers, not for the faint hearted.
  4. LarryF

    New member in Shropshire

    Welcome aboard Ben, what you got on at the moment?
  5. LarryF

    Crazy animals that can survive in space

    I don't think it's a case where they can survive, it's a case of just how do you kill them, if their big brother ever turns up we're all in trouble.
  6. LarryF

    What are you drinking tonight.

    As I brewed tonight just the one (school night), a Coopers Aber Ale, 6%, with an early EKG & First Gold hop tea. Instead of a dry hop I added a late Bramling Cross hop tea. Bottled 3rd May, shaping up nicely.
  7. LarryF

    Non alcoholic beer?

    Sorry to go off topic but I hadn't thought about this for years. I loved this as a kid, it was our Saturday night visit to the Offie with pocket money in hand.
  8. LarryF

    Can’t work out contamination issue

    Maybe dismantle your bottling wand and see what's going on in there. I dismantle and rinse mine as soon as I've finished bottling. I know you boil it but it might be worth a look.
  9. LarryF

    What did you brew today?

    I bottled a Wilko Cerveza today where I went back to my very early days. 23L - 05/06/18 - 27/06/18 no temp control MGJ M20 Bavarian - dry, no starter, 1tsp yeast nutrient. 1kg Homebrew Online Pilsner Brew Enhancer 1 tin Lyons Golden Syrup 30g Bramley Cross & 30g Challenger 1 hour steep in...
  10. LarryF

    How many litres of home brew 2018.

    23L Wiko Cerveza, a 7.1% monster, 8417L
  11. LarryF

    To dry hop or not?

    A late hop tea is an alternative to dry hopping, steep the hops in a mesh bag in just boiled water for 40 mins, I don't weigh the bag down, just treat it like a giant tea bag. Cover it and when cooled add to the FV, I've enjoyed all the beers where I've swapped a dry hop for a late hop tea.
  12. LarryF

    Do you brew alone or in company

    I make them all breakfast and then banish them out of my kitchen, turn the radio on and then it's me time.
  13. LarryF

    What are you drinking tonight.

    Sorry, the wrong end a few, a Coopers Amber Ale, 6%, with an early EKG and First Gold tea and a late Bramling Cross hop tea, bottled 03/05/18, really coming along.
  14. LarryF

    Trying to find the name of a film...

    Since the twins neither one of us wakes the other one at 3am.
  15. LarryF

    60 minute mash Vs 20 minute mash

    In the article the differences in his OG seemed negligible, the shorter mash beer seemed to kick off the ferment better than the longer mash beer. The only difference seemed to be the better mouth feel on the longer mash beer and the shorter mash beer being thinner. However the blind tasting...
  16. LarryF

    60 minute mash Vs 20 minute mash

    I've wondered before about (fior example), a 20 minute mash, a 15 minute boil to sterilise and hot break the wort. Hops done in a pressure cooker to extract the bitterness and then 5 minute and flame out hop additions als in the pressure cooker. The theory being that the pressure and 140c temp...
  17. LarryF

    60 minute mash Vs 20 minute mash

    Interesting results:
  18. LarryF

    Greetings from a british brewing newb in Germany!

    Welcome aboard novasys, let us know how your tropical IPA turns out.
  19. LarryF

    How important is the type of yeast?

    Please understand this is a kit Brewer giving advice on AG brewing. By the time you get to pitching the yeast you may well appreciate a yeast like a Wilko Gervin (Nottingham) that you can just sprinkle on top, put the lid on the FV walk away and not have to think about for week or even two as...
  20. LarryF

    What are you drinking tonight.

    Festival Weiss.
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