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  1. RichardM

    When to bottle

    East Kent Goldings hops.
  2. RichardM

    Brew UK Delivery

    Errr...that doesn't compute
  3. RichardM

    Brew UK Delivery

    Doesn't the title of this thread need editing and the thread need moving to the snug?
  4. RichardM

    Pub quality extract kit.

    You're drinking in the wrong pubs.
  5. RichardM

    Recipe suggestions from my inventory

    Try this Beerlad
  6. RichardM

    Controlling Fermenter Temperatures

    I've seen something a long time ago, but can't remember where, where someone took the door off the fridge and used something like Kingspan to build an insulated box that butted up to the open fridge. EDIT This isn't what I was thinking of, but I like the idea Conical Fermenter fridge - Home...
  7. RichardM

    Bavarian Pilsner with Kölsch yeast..

    I've always wondered why kit lager instructions don't tell you to lager the beer.
  8. RichardM

    Bavarian Pilsner with Kölsch yeast..

    Using the Kolsch yeast isn't what means you need to lager the brew. Pilsner is a lager and needs lagering.
  9. RichardM

    Rookie error!

    Or a Kolsch, fermented with a Kolsch yeast at about 16 centigrade it would be "lager" ish
  10. RichardM

    Bake your first sourdough 🤤

    Thanks, I'll give it a go.
  11. RichardM

    Bake your first sourdough 🤤

    Any suggestions for how much in a loaf, with say 500g of flour?
  12. RichardM

    Rookie error!

    If the stout was sour as well as the lager that is even more sign that you have in infection in your kit. I don't think what you describe increases the risk of the lager tasting sour.
  13. RichardM

    Rookie error!

    Fermenting for 18 days and then kegging and conditioning for a week is not how you make lager. You need to use a lager yeast and ferment at an appropriate temperature, may be 12 centigrade for 3 or 4 weeks. You then need to lager it for a few weeks before kegging. However, as @Leon103 says...
  14. RichardM

    Live football.

    It was an enjoyable match, what the FA Cup should be, although I would have liked to see Marine score at least one goal.
  15. RichardM

    Bake your first sourdough 🤤

    I baked my second sourdough this morning using Shipton Mill's Organic Light Malthouse Flour for the bulk of the flour and a 330ml bottle of home brewed stout instead of water. It's a delicious loaf. If the first two are anything to go by I will have to bake every other day to keep up with demand.
  16. RichardM

    What if I don't cold crash a lager?

    That was the point I was making. No one really knows the answer about which temperature you should use.
  17. RichardM

    Wye Valley Hereford Pale Ale (HPA) Clone Recipe

    What's "eating out", I have a vague memory of things called pubs and restaurants where you could get food and drink but they all seem to be closed now.
  18. RichardM

    What if I don't cold crash a lager?

    As it says at the bottom of the calculator page
  19. RichardM

    Problem with brew fridge

    Then fluctuating temperature won't ruin your beer, but it might not be quite as good as it would be otherwise. If the temperature is lower than you wanted it should still ferment but could take longer than it would have done. You could just buy a more powerful tube heater.
  20. RichardM

    Bake your first sourdough 🤤

    It looks like this
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