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  1. wfr42

    March comp - freestyle

    Apologies for the delay. Fantastic panel of beers and a pleasure to judge once again. 1st placejceg316 Goatmeal stout 2nd placeAcbev victorian ipa 3rd place IainM coconut ipa Only 6pts in the top 3 and 11 in the field of 5. Thanks again for entering will pm out feedback before Monday.
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    A few more novice questions after bottling my 3rd batch

    https://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/threads/how-i-do-bottling-day.62200/ may be some use for you. For my priming solution I weigh my brewing sugar in a jug and pour 250-300ml of boiling water and stir until dissolved. I then pour this into my bottling bucket and siphon on top of this. Since...
  3. wfr42

    Worst brewing mistake.

    Also guilty of the arm in brew when my peco tap blocked...realised the 2nd time I could just tip it (particularly as I filter through a sieve enroute to the FV). Had to ditch both my:- trashy blonde clone due to an infection, I assume caused mostly by thinking "I cleaned/sanitised the fv when...
  4. wfr42

    March comp - freestyle

    You're welcome to, will take a score penalty as (I think) outlined in the rules. But happy to review and feedback on it.
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    March comp - freestyle

    Probably the week of the 9th, all quite strong so may split them into two sitting, or find a guest judge and share....
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    March comp - freestyle

    Mick - yes haven't moved.
  7. wfr42

    March comp - freestyle

    Any more entries I should be looking out for? So far have Dads_Ale and ACBEV
  8. wfr42

    March comp - freestyle

    All sound good guys!
  9. wfr42

    March comp - freestyle

    It's rolled around to my next judging effort, sorry I've not added more to the forum in between. March is to be a freestyle month so looking forward to the entries that weren't quite ready and somethings a little bit different. Pm for address and good luck.
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    Going to be brewing less in 2018

    All the best for the recovery.
  11. wfr42

    Life after PECO ?

    Was very happy with my peco and enjoyed making beer i really enjoyed with "budget" equipment. Unfortunately I burnt a wheat beer onto the element and upgraded to a 40l buffalo (and upgraded the tap). I like the concealed element and the 3 brews to date have gone pretty well.
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    Boiling Kettel size

    https://www.nisbets.co.uk/buffalo-manual-fill-water-boiler/gl349 I upgraded to one of these at the end of August when my peco burnt my wiessbier.... A couple of diy tweaks to replace the tap and bypass the thermal cut off are advised (and very easy). Other tea urns work well and may require...
  13. wfr42

    Pressure Barrel to Growler

    You could fill a growler/mini keg (or multiples) when you fill the pb.
  14. wfr42

    Best Young's American kit?

    I have had abut a 60% succes rate with my pressure barrels, down to a loose valve and over/under tightening the cap. Currently bottles only for me...
  15. wfr42

    Best Young's American kit?

    Ipa>aaa>apa for me. Currently rebrewing the youngs American mocha porter if you want a curve ball... Depending on my mood the ipa and amp swap as my favourite youngs kits.
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    SMASH suggestions?

    The smash off winner was Munich and Falconers flight (which is a blend...) which I sampled as my first SMaSH off vid (I think). I really enjoyed the different malt/hop/yeast combos and comparing similar beers to try and see what each ingredient brought to the table, if you just want to...
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    All grain boil

    I am pretty sure it is "meant" to be 60mins from a rolling boil, but bruphlosphy and some brewtubers have done some experiments with it making little to no difference. End of the day it is your beer, if you're happy with the results keep brewing how you're brewing and if you want to experiment...
  18. wfr42

    Hello from Edinburgh

    Welcome Mike. I'm also based in Edinburgh. Enjoy the RIS and the forum.
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    How to tell if beer is bad?

    Did you use any fining agents like irish moss or protfloc tablets? Large dry hops can also leave a haze. As others have said, infected/bad beer is the only beer that doesn't taste good!
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    American IPA kits

    Maybe try a tin ipa kit and dry hop that with what you have and maybe something else?
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