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  1. Edison

    How to make Turbo Cider.

    I'm interested to know this too. If I need to back sweeten I'll probably take a few exact volume samples and add precise weights of my chosen sweetener and scale up whichever tastes best to me. Would be interesting to see other's results to idiot-check my results though!
  2. Edison

    How important is the yeast?

    I need to start doing both of these things! 👍
  3. Edison

    Bread Porn

    Would love to build a brick pizza oven, looks fantastic!
  4. Edison

    Bread Porn

    I may have to try this, do you use a standard white sourdough recipe? I use this recipe for pizza dough (makes 4 bases). Dead easy, no kneading, just plan ahead and leave it in the fridge for days. If you're used to dealing with sourdough, shaping into a boule with a scraper and not knocking...
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    Bread Porn

    All the extra attention was definitely worth it. Best loaf so far today and would happily have paid money in an artisan bakery for it. Crisp not crunchy crust, light and fluffy crumb with a nice chew. Oven spring got a bit restricted by my casserole dish/baking sheet setup which flattened the...
  6. Edison

    Clarify Beer with.....Oats

    Mind. Blown.
  7. Edison

    Bread Porn

    Trying a few different techniques to improve my sourdough games today. I have been struggling to get sufficient strength to my dough using 75% hydration and have had a few disheartening loaves go pancake on me (possibly because of the warmer weather). Today I’ve autolysised (?) 465g of...
  8. Edison

    How to make Turbo Cider.

    Looks like I’m going to try my hand at this TC lark for the first time in a couple of weeks. I’m normally all about the AG beer, but lockdown seems to have had the curious side effect that I am now consuming beer faster than I can brew it (I’m blaming garden visitors though)! Out of three...
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    Checking fermentation

    Not sure how much boiled water you used, perhaps it was too syrupy and stuck to the bottom of the bucket? A couple of extra 100ml's of water won't dilute the beer significantly. I'm no expert as I've only done this method on my last brew and it worked fine. 134g of cane caster sugar dissolved...
  10. Edison

    Elderflower Ale Suggestions?

    Glad it worked out well for you. I’ll definitely be brewing this again next year, think I’ll try upping the elderflower a bit too. Cheers!
  11. Edison

    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Not in taste as such, its still as zesty and fruity, but with the yeast it has a lovely silky, creamy mouthfeel. It has wheat malt and oats in it, I think the oats kill the head a little bit though. My Belgian has a lovely rocky head that lasts.
  12. Edison

    What are you drinking tonight 2020 (part two)

    Sat in the baking hot sun, supping first one of the evening, #41 Raspberry Wheat. Displayed, for your perusal, pre and post yeast... Cheers all! 🍻
  13. Edison

    How important is the yeast?

    I find I just don’t like the taste of S04. Real ales I most enjoy are malty and maybe slightly sweet without excessive minerals. To my mind this yeast makes quite dry, almost powdery tasting beer, I don’t find the esters taste particularly fruity, more sulphury perhaps. It’s hard to describe and...
  14. Edison

    Clarify Beer with.....Oats

    Yep, I agree it’s a great yeast from what I’ve seen and despite the abuse I’ve given it (39c!). But I assumed the yeast itself will readily drop out and leave behind the proteins/fats that the oats brought to the table. Maybe the hazy stuff was attracted to cling to the yeast and it pulled it...
  15. Edison

    Clarify Beer with.....Oats

    I was about to call 🐃💩 then remembered I have a wheat beer with CML Kristallweizen that is clear as a bell and has 150g rolled oats in a 15.5l batch. I did do a 52c 20 min protein rest though. Maybe a fluke?
  16. Edison

    So now I know what diacetyl smells like...

    I could be wrong but if there wasn't enough yeast to begin with they may not have stuck around long enough to clean up after themselves. Was the wort cooled to fermentation temperature when you pitched the yeast? Did you add enough oxygen before pitching? Did you rehydrate the yeast? Did you add...
  17. Edison

    ebay 50l Braumeister for sale

    Awesome bit of kit. I have the 20l one which is big enough for me. Been rock solid for +5 years and 42 brews!
  18. Edison

    Refractometer versus Hydrometer advice

    Guilty ✋ When I began doing ag I assumed it must be a very very complicated process and if the pro brewers were doing it and I was reading about it I absolutely had to do it or else all my investment in time and ingredients would certainly produce nothing but drain-flush. Turns out beer is quite...
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    Refractometer versus Hydrometer advice

    No need to get too complicated with the refractometer. When I take my OG prior to fermentation with the hydrometer I also note the reading from the refractometer. Enter these both in a free online calculator and this will give you a calibration figure of close to 1.00. Every time you take a new...
  20. Edison

    Common brewing practices you’ve never done

    I’ve never brewed an extract beer, went straight from kits to AG, Never brewed on a 3v system, Never done a decoction mash step, Never used an airlock (used to have an ill-fitting lid on a bucket, when I upgraded to SS I forgot to order one so made a blow off instead. Second ever beer what a...
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