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  1. meirion658

    Something different to brew

    Morning all, I think my palate is having enough of the IPA world now and my taste buds have had enough. I have been looking around to brew something a little different, something easy drinking but with flavour. Not into stout or dark ales etc. So please hit me with what I should brew next
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    Name a Beer that makes you go WOW!!

    Afternoon all, As the title says really name a beer/lager that just makes you go wow and sit back and appreciate it.
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    Book of world beers

    Afternoon all, I'm after a book that showcases the different types or beer/lager around the world. I'm not fussed if they don't include recipes as just want to see what out there that might take my fancy
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    Grainfather sparge

    Afternoon all, Any one got ideas or know where I can buy a sparge arm for the grainfather instead of using the jug etc?
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    Beer lines?

    Morning all, Just getting into kegging and wonder where do you guys get the beer lines from and what to look for? Been searching over the Internet and with home brew stockist and there is a vast difference in price!!
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    Storing Star San

    Evening all I'm just about to passivate my SS brew bucket with 5 gallons of Star San solution. Not wanting to waste it, can it be reused? What is the best type of container and how long will it keep for? Will temperature fluctuations affect it as well as I will be storing it in the Gardem...
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    Lager fermentation and kegging

    Moring all first time brewing lager and I'm comming close to the end of fermentation in my SS brewmaster bucket. My gravity at moment is 1.017 and I'm now starting the diacetyl rest for a few days. Once that is complete my intention is to cold crash for a few weeks. Do I cold crash in FV or...
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    New to kegging

    Having had enough of bottling I have decided to venture into legging and bought two 19l kegs. Has anyone got an idiots step by step guide on how to transfer from SS brewmaster FV to the keg without oxidation and secondly carbing up the keg? I.e what pressure to carb then what pressure to serve etc
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    Diacetyl rests

    Brewing my first all grain lager and heard a lot about this diacetyl rest. Currently the brew is brewing along at 11c in a brew fridge with a gravity reading of 1.034. OG was 1.047. Yeats used was whitle labs mexican WLP940 Question is at what point do you start the rest 75% 50% etc I've...
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    Getting wort chilled for lager

    Afternoon all just finished my first lager brew using the grainfather. The only part I struggled with was getting the wort down to 12c the pitching temp for the yeast with the counterflow chiller It just stuck at 20c any suggestions ?
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    lager yeast starter

    Attempting my first lager on Monday and just starting to plan things out. I intend to use a liquid yeast. At what temperature would do the starter? As I'm aware lagers are brewed at a lot lower temp than ales
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    Grainfather Mash efficiency

    Good morning all, When conducting a brew do you calculate the Mash efficiency so that you can adjust the hop additions to the boil to reach the desires IBU or do you not bother and go with the recipe as is?
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    Gravity reading Conundrum

    Morning all as above I have bit of dilemma which is confusing me so I thought I would ask the experts. Currently, I have a IPA on the go which has been fermenting away nicely for the past 7 days monitoring with the Tilt Hydrometer. ( I changed the battery before placing wort and forgot to...
  14. meirion658

    Dry hopping/fermenter

    My first brew for two years is bubbling away nicely and the gravity is falling nicely to the point where I added the dry hops last night in a bag. I tend to leave them in for 3 or 4 days and hope to start to cold crash to drop most of the sediment out. Would you drain off to another fermenter...
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    Grainfather filter

    Evening all just completed my first brew in over two years and went well apart from the filter comming off!!! What adverse affect will this have on the brew? I did use a hop basket for the pellets wich only included 68g in total
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    First Brew in two years!!

    Good Morning all, I will be attempting my first brew in around two years with my Grainfather on Friday. As it been a while I have lost my previous notes and how to guides. I can remember most of it but there are a few things that I have questions on and wonder if you can help? 1. Water...
  17. meirion658

    Forgotten Brew!!!

    Morning all, Due to one thing or another, I have left a Saison on the ferment for a few months now in a brew fridge at around 4 degrees inside a stainless steel brewbucket. Can I rescue it or is it best to thrown away?
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    Yeast starter

    Evening all On Wednesday night I decided Friday was going to be a brew day as I had a day off, so I decided to make a yeast starter from washed yeast. Woke up this morning with a million and one things to complete and cut a long story short my grainfather a sparge heater has packed in. How...
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    Brewing journal

    Hi there I have for some time been looking for a quality brewing journal. I eventually found one which in my opinion looks a quality bit of kit. https://kegscode.com/product/home-brew-journal-craft-beer-recipes/ Has anyone purchased the journal? As it only available in the USA and when you...
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    PH buffer

    Hi there when I bought my digital ph meter I was given two sets of 4 and 6.89 buffering sachets. How long can you keep the solution for or are they one time use? Secondly how often do you calibrate a ph meter? Thanks