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    Anyone up for some bulk hops?

    I have lived in France for more than twenty years and brewed beer for most of that time using US and UK classic hops. I recently started using some french and german types mostly because they were cheap and have to say I don't know why the aren't more popular. I brewed a single hop IPA with...
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    Anyone up for some bulk hops?

    Sorry if I am a bit late mentioning it but when I buy a fairly big quantity of hops I have bought from these people. https://www.hops-comptoir.com/ If the site comes up in french just click on the "en" near the top and you get the english site. They are a farmers co-operative in the Alsace...
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    What do you ferment in?

    Really impressed by these. https://www.braumarkt.com/en/gistingsvat-60-l-wit-groen-kraan-waterslot I have two at the moment. They have a proper screw down lid. They did bigger ones too!
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    25 Kg Diablo Kit 74 euros

    Apparently the Diablo has all gone so they have replaced it with a pils kit for €70. This kit is exactly the same product as Brewferm Pilsner 1.7Kg kits just in a bigger pack with no yeast. I think they are made by Muntons but not (as far as I know) sold in the UK. There are two recipes just the...
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    25 Kg Diablo Kit 74 euros

    Perhaps of limited interest to those in the UK but Brouwland have the big Brewferm Diablo kits on offer for 74 euros. https://www.brouwland.com/en/stock-sale/d/beer-kit-brewferm-diabolo-25-kg-without-yeast I brew these kits really short (120 litres) and they are a great drop.
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    The price of grain

    I farm, but not in the UK, (Central France) and this has been a dreadful year for most crops. However the best malt is made from spring barley and its been a (probably) average year for spring crops, most reports seem to say that they are not too bad anyway. However bear in mind that very...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    I know. But I need a reference point to know that my beer tastes OK. All I can buy here is europ*ss. Its a warmish night here so went with my Zeus dry hopped pale ale. Lovely.
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    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    Well I was thinking I was going to be drinking one of these But when you live in rural france and word gets out that lidl does a selection of British Ales it sells out fast so its back to the homebrew.
  9. Brasseur français

    Decent 5L jug?

    This is the one https://www.pressol.com/schmiertechnik/?lang=en#!/c/89/s/90/i/2328/07065
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    Decent 5L jug?

    I got fed up with floppy plastic jugs so now I use one that came from an agricultural supplier. It was designed for agrochemical use so is both strong and well calibrated. It also holds 5 litres without getting any where near full.
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    Dry Hop in Standard Plastic Pressure Barrel

    So has anybody come up with a good way to do this in the bog standard pressure barrels? I have tried different bags but the 2 inch hole in the top makes getting a bag in near impossible let alone getting the things out again. A good sized tea ball would be a good shout but does one exist that...
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    What's your view on Plastic Pressure Barrels (PBs)?

    Never quite finished the previous post, I am new to this forum game! I can buy bottled beer but draught is what I want to drink, it would be pointless without a barrel.
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    What's your view on Plastic Pressure Barrels (PBs)?

    For my first 15 years of home brewing I never used a bottle only barrels. I have recently started using bottles because I brew too much and need to give some away. I definitely would not brew beer if I wasn't using plastic pressure barrels. Where are people having problems? I
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    What's your view on Plastic Pressure Barrels (PBs)?

    I have a dozen or so and use them all. The cheap "standard" ones have rarely given any trouble and some of mine are ten years old. If I have trouble it's usually the King Kegs, I will never buy another.
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    Any decent Belgian kits?

    I would try brewing Brewferm kits really short . None of them I have tried are that bitter so would stand being brewed short. I have brewed the Brewferm Abbey (now called Dubble) at around 5-6 litres per tin without any other additions and its dark and malty and tastes probably stronger than...
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    Don't trust eBay sellers.

    When I want something to sink in beer I usually stick to stealing a teaspoon from the kitchen when the wife's not looking or marbles in a hop bag.
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    What do you do with 40 pints of beer??!

    I live in france, the land of bottled water so there is a lot of empty badoit, perrier etc bottles around just waiting to be reused. Beer looks great in a coloured Badoit bottle especially the red ones.
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    What do you do with 40 pints of beer??!

    Two 60 litre FVs 50 litres of beer in each. One contains 5 cans of Brewferm IPA, dry hopped with Fuggles/Goldings. Further one 3 Mangrove Jacks Australian Pale with 2.5KG LME, the kit hops and some extra Cascade. 25Kg IPA kit in background will be going on soon but I need some pale beer for...
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    Suppliers changing Best Before dates

    This is a good idea and I might do it but first I have passed on details of this to the importers and Black Rock to see what they make of it. They obviously aren't going to reply till Monday so I would rather wait.
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    Suppliers changing Best Before dates

    The kits are all Black Rock and the yeast is the same in the two or three I have opened. They have the following code B1600203C anybody know how to make sense of that?
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