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    Cascade Single Hop AG

    First brew day in 3 months today! For various reasons I just haven't been able to get around to brewing over the summer until this week so am going to take advantage and try and get a couple in while I'm off work. Todays was a Cascade Single Hop recipe from the bible, and for the first time in...
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    Off Taste - Maybe cardboard, maybe chemically - Not Sure

    Apologies in advance as this might get a bit long but bear with me. I have identified the same off taste in my last two beers. It is almost, but not quite, medicinal and almost but not quite cardboard. It isn’t overpowering and if I tried I could probably still drink the beer but it...
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    Not as planned

    I needed to get a brew done before my holidays last month so I did what was supposed to be a basic pale ale. 3.7k Pale malt, 230g crystal and a touch of black. Prime bittering hop was target (28g) and I whacked in 57g of East Kent Goldings for the last 10 minutes. Yeast was Safale S-04...
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    You know Homebrewing is taking over your life when...

    Last night I was having a nice dream about being on holiday somewhere nice and sunny abroad. Nothing wrong with that, nice dream.Just me, the wife and daughter. However then, SWMBO and DD went to do something and I noticed a flyer left in the room advertising a homebrew shop setting up a stall...
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    Electric Kettle Element Gasket

    Morning people. I've got a Pico plastic boiler that I got as part of a BIAB setup earlier this year. I've now got a Grainfather and put the Pico to use as a sparge water heater. However, the gasket for the kettle element has failed and I need a replacement. I've looked around the usual...
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    Lovely day to brew a IPA

    Great brewing day today. Had a busy weekend but managed to keg and bottle my American IPA All Grain kit on Sunday but last week I saw that the weather was going to be good so booked today day off of work specifically to do a brew. Wanted to do a Caledonian Deuchars IPA from Graham Wheelers...
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    BIAB American Pale Ale

    Hi All, Well, got my 1st BIAB All Grain batch done today. 1st all grain I've done in a loooonnnng time and I really enjoyed it.:thumb: Got an American Pale Ale mashkit with the BIAB starter set from The Homebrew Company. 5.5Kilo of grain and 4 hop additions. Heated up 19litres of water to 70C...
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    Restarting after a few years

    Hi All, I am just getting back into the homebrew scene after 5 or 6 years out. Most of my old kit was plastic and kept in a very leaky garage so that's all going but two of my corny kegs still had beer in them and were still had plenty of pressure in them so a good clean and replacement of the...
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