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  1. Spapro

    21mm and 38.1mm QMax Hole Cutters

    Just a heads up: Selling my 21mm (for taps) and 38.1mm (for Peco electrical elements) Qmax Hole Cutter Tools on Ebay. These are brilliant for cutting holes in stainless steel boilers quickly and neatly if anyone needs one or both sizes. Only used both tools for cutting a couple of holes so...
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    Plum Wine, Oily surface in Demijohn

    Hi, got a blackberry wine on and a plum wine - first go at wines (brew all grain beer a lot). 28/8/17 Started my Plum wine off - used 6 campden tablets and pectin 29/8/17 Added Youngs Grey GV5 yeast. 03/9/17 transferred to clean bucket (through sieve) 09/9/17 transferred to clean bucket...
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    Wanted - Demijohns (near Wetherby)

    Hi All, I've got a plum tree which has lots of plums growing on it this year - still a way off ripe - but its got me thinking about trying a batch of plumb wine. I am currently only brewing ale so have a lot of the kit required for fermenting wines but could do with some demijohns. I am...
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    Spapro's Brewdays

    Brewed Sunday 30/04/17 Vermont Cascade Pale Ale 4.8kg Marris Otter 180g Crystal 60 mins, 15g Herkules for bittering 15mins, 25g Cascade 5 mins, 20g Cascade 0 mins, 30g Cascade (30 mins steep after chilling to 80°C) Planning dry hop of 30g Cascade 4-5 days before bottling. Re-used Vermont...
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    Water Treatment Calculator - Quick Question

    Hi, Am moving to 3 vessel from BIAB and want to have another go at a Pilsner Lager. I have got my water report and ordered some Gypsum and CRS to treat my slightly hard water. Using the water treatment calculator here: http://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/water.php My question is around the...
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    Fitting a Tap to a Thermopot - need advice please

    Nothings ever simple ! My lovely new Thermopot has arrived from ze Germans, with a tap but was hoping to be able to throw the tap provided and fit a decent tap and make a copper pipe filter for the bottom (using as a mashtun). Anyway, the thermopot has arrived with a 24-25mm external skin hole...
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    Screwing into top of brewfridge

    Eyup, Hoping someone who knows more than I do about fridge internals can give me a heads up on the safety of screwing 2 small screws into the top of my fridge. Its a BEKO under counter fridge - no icebox (model: LA120 W). I am just looking to screw 2 small screws to secure a tubular heater to...
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    Your Homebrew is Taking Over our Home !

    My wife (who is a diamond tbh) found my 'Yeast Lab' in the top of our Fridge and rolled her eyes :rolleyes: and had a rant about 'your home brew is taking over our house' - again. Included phrases like 'started with beer bottles in the bedroom', 'then kegs in the spare room', 'no room left in...
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    New Shiny and US Red Ale BIAB

    I have been very happy with the Peco boiler but the Birthday Fairy recently brought me a shiny new 50l stainless boiler with hop filter from the Malt Miller (the £88 one). I have transplanted my 2 peco elements into the new boiler and today took if for a test run. Brewed an...
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    New Wort Chiller - have I poisoned my brew ?

    Hi, Looking for some advice/reasurance from you kind chaps. Made myself a wort chiller with 10mm copper tube. Gave it a fairly good clean before using with a sponge/scourer and failry liquid soapy solution but it did still have some green tinges/marks on it before use. Did a brew - BIAB in a...
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    Immersion Copper Wort Chiller for Sale

    After making a larger DIY version my original copper wort chiller is surplus to requirements and now up for sale. This came from thehomebrewcompany.co.uk and is in very good condition. I've used it with my Peco boiler but it would also be an ideal size for anyone starting out with stove top...
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    Sainsburys Taste the Difference IPA - 5.9%

    After a short break in home brewing and my stocks depleted I have had to buy a few beers recently :-x, every cloud has a silver lining though and this is bit of a gem I have found. Has anyone else tried it ? It is superb, very nicely balanced with a warmth, verging almost on spicyness...
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    Biere De Garde Saison

    Morning all, wanted to try something a little different so going with this Greg Hughes inspired Biere de Garde with a Belgian Belle Saison Yeast. I have toned down the grain bill to get me to around 5.1%ABV. Never used a Saison yeast before so interesting to see how it goes and tastes. Also...
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    Festival Endeavours Pale Ale (LTD EDITION)

    This kit is on special at £19.99 with home brew online, just had my weekly email from them. Not done this kit but thought anyone who has maybe interested in this offer...
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    Mikkeller Green Gold IPA Inspired Brew - Peco BIAB

    My wife got me Mikkellers Book of Beer for Christmas. Nice book, good read about the history of their brewery and how they got started and 25 of their recipes, US Pale Ales, IPA's and Stouts heavily using American hops. This brew is inspired by their Green Gold IPA recipe but the original...
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    HBC Exceedingly Good IPA (Willamette) - BIAB with Peco boiler

    Planning to get this all grain mashkit brew on in the morning, still getting that 'kid on Christmas Eve' feeling the day before a brew ! Will post some pics and weigh the hop additions and post tomorrow. I think the HBC all grain mashkits kits are great value, particularly now the cost of...
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    Glacier Pale Ale Recipe

    Planning this brew using my Peco boiler, BIAB on Saturday morning. Have a packet of Glacier hops I got cheap a while ago so I want to get a pale ale brew on. Not sure whether to add some munich malt as I have 400g from previous brews and wondered if anyone used Glacier hops before ? This is...
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    First Gold Yorkshire Bitter - BIAB with Peco boiler

    Brewed this Saturday, this is my 3rd BIAB brew with the Peco boiler, this recipe was inspired by Greg Hughes Yorkshire Bitter recipe but planned a single hop First Gold version. The wheels came off the single hop First Gold plan 15 minutes before the end of the boil when I realised I didn't...
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    HBC Apollo Mashkit - BIAB with Peco boiler

    Eyup, Used my Peco boiler today, for the second time - brewed the 'Apollo' whole grain mashkit from the Home Brew Company. Made some big steps forward with my equipment from my first brew with the Peco boiler a couple of weeks ago. Firstly, the Apollo kit comes with a wacking 5.9kg of...
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    BIAB - 32litre boiler query

    Hi, My new peco electric boiler has just arrived from HBC :clap: so I am all set for my Timothy Taylor Landlord clone BIAB brew day tomorrow - using a T126 yeast from Brewlab. Anyway, this will be my first full length BIAB having done a good number of partial mashes on my hob top. The queries...
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