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  1. Aaron Rennie

    Black IPA

    I’m a really big fan of BIPA and brewed about three in the last year. My last one I added the dark malt in the last 15 min of the mash and sparged through it. This gave a lovely colour, good dark malt taste but little of the bitterness. I think it let the hop bitterness/taste compliment to the...
  2. Aaron Rennie

    New Forum member map. (3-1-2021)

    YO32 for me, in the Strensall area.
  3. Aaron Rennie

    Bottle before lagering, or lager before bottling?

    I was considering this, but not sure if it would work. Idea being: - Brew - Ferment at 18C - Keg - Lager at near 0c for 4 weeks - Transfer into another keg (closed transfer to avoid oxidation). I think I’ll bin the initial litre as it’ll be yeast and trub. Thoughts?
  4. Aaron Rennie

    Whirlpool

    So when it says whirlpool I thought it meant bring down to temp (80c), add the hops and then whirlpool for about a min before leaving it to settle for 30min. Does a whirlpool need to be consistently moving the wort?
  5. Aaron Rennie

    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    How can you overload on the dark nectar!!!! I’ve just finished my BIPA keg and so pulled off my first Doom Bar Clone. Not a ‘clear’ as I’d like. No off tastes.
  6. Aaron Rennie

    What are you drinking tonight 2020.

    Those taps look amazing. as for myself I’m on a few Black IPAs, a clone recipe of Shadow of the Beast.
  7. Aaron Rennie

    Yearly Brew Schedule

    Fair one, and that’s what I’ve been doing till now but fancy a little structure (and something to do/research for 6 months when I can’t drink). Hoping to do some back to back brews that mean I can use the same yeast and bulk buy grains.
  8. Aaron Rennie

    Yearly Brew Schedule

    I am just about to have a ‘work enforced’ dry spell, because of being in an environment where alcohol isn’t allowed in place of being told I’m not allowed to drink. This made me think about my brewing schedule, something I have never thought about before as I tend to only think about one brew...
  9. Aaron Rennie

    No hop strainer in Peco EB1D mashing and boiling bin

    I use mine on my cooking top (mainly so I can use the extractor fan/hood). Never had a problem.
  10. Aaron Rennie

    GIVEAWAY #2 - Black IPA

    Fantastic, sorry it took so long to get them to the post office. I hope you enjoy!!!! Let me know what you think.
  11. Aaron Rennie

    GIVEAWAY #2 - Black IPA

    It’s in the bottle, it’s aged well and now ready to send. I’ll get them sent this week, once received can I have your comments in this post.
  12. Aaron Rennie

    ****Fermentasaurus Mega Giveaway****

    Thanks @Brew2bottle Homebrew and we’ll done @Oneflewover (only 4 away!!!! Lol) and @RGeats
  13. Aaron Rennie

    ****Fermentasaurus Mega Giveaway****

    Count me in for a snub nose (only because I can’t fit the other in my fermentation fridge). I’ve been looking at pressure fermentation for the speed and security, loving the hazy IPA at the moment but oxidised one and success with one. This would help alleviate the risk.
  14. Aaron Rennie

    Giveaway-Lerway Fermentation Heating Pad

    Nice one and well done @jjsh.
  15. Aaron Rennie

    Giveaway-Lerway Fermentation Heating Pad

    I think it’s an ITC-308, very jealous of all the people with the WiFi version, it’s my next most needed item that I don’t actually need (my last one was a tilt, I’ve never looked back). I also have an STC that needs wiring, but that will be for my brew vessel. As sad as it sounds I only have...
  16. Aaron Rennie

    GIVEAWAY #2 - Black IPA

    I ran it through brewing software and the tilt confirmed the following morning.
  17. Aaron Rennie

    GIVEAWAY #2 - Black IPA

    Do you then cold crash to settle the hops before racking?
  18. Aaron Rennie

    GIVEAWAY #2 - Black IPA

    Just popped the first of two dry hops: Citra and Calypso, 40g each. Was even tempted to top crop some of the yeast, but didn’t have the kit to hand. Do people use hop bags or just throw them in?
  19. Aaron Rennie

    GIVEAWAY #2 - Black IPA

    OG came in at 1.067, so if this ends at the expected 1.011 it’ll be a 7.6% 🥳🤩🥴 I’ll get the yeast in once it’s fully cooled.
  20. Aaron Rennie

    GIVEAWAY #2 - Black IPA

    Flame out hops in, I’ll see this badger in the morning.
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