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  1. buddsy

    Winexpert Chilean Malbec

    Hi all buoyed on with my success with the Winexpert Pinot Grigeo white Ive taken the plunge with the Malbec Ive made a Beaverdale Merlot which was nice but a little on the thin side. Im hoping this will be as good as their white. I decided to give this one a go in my fermzilla. Im hoping...
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    Badger Golden Champion urghh whats that taste?

    I really enjoy most Badger brewery beers but last night had a bottle of their golden champion. First beer Ive had to pour away as long as I can remember. There was a smell taste I couldnt place and Id like to know what it is so I can avoid it. I see it says its flavored with Elder flower but I...
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    SMASH- Chrisp No.19 Floor Maris Otter Extra Pale & Chinook

    I brewed this golden ale a couple of weeks ago a recipe I had made in Brewfather. I had planned to use the Safale -US05 yeast but somehow I picked up and used the Mangrove Jacks M44 West Coast yeast. This was my 4th brew with the Brewzilla and the brew day went with out a hitch. Thanks to...
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    Winexpert Classic - Italian Pinto Grigio

    As the Beaverdale Merlot 30 bottle kit I brewed turned out really well I taken the plunge on a white. The red was pretty good to start but has definitely aged really well. Im now down to maybe 10 bottles. I gone for the slightly more expensive Winexpert kit which has 8L of juice over the 6L of...
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    Woodfordes Wherry Hops & Ingredients?

    Hi all Im thinking about brewing an AG Smash and have been giving the hops some thoughts. Adnams Ghost ship and Oakham Citra are good examples of Citra Hops Wherry is a beer I enjoy so I wondered which Hops were used and so searched for an all grain clone to get an idea. Despite the pages...
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    Newbie Help with my Snub Nose

    Hi friends For Xmas I had bought myself a snub nose fermentor. All my brews so far have been in a fermenting bucket with lid and airlock. I was planning to brew a hoppy golden ale today using my snub nose at atmospheric pressure i.e. using a regular air lock. Then to batch prime and bottle...
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    Adjusting recipe PH in Brewfather

    So Ive been playing around with Brewfather making my own recipes. Either reusing and adjusting other peoples or creating my own. David Heath & Homebrew Network both have good youtube videos detailing how its done. As you make adjustments the graph showing "style" levels changes so you can make...
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    Brewfather Alkalinity Question

    So after learning much from strange-steves Beginners Guide to Water Treatment I have done a couple of brews adjusting my Alkalinity down from 228ppm to 30ppm for a hoppy beer using CRS. I have my water profile saved in Brewfather and it will calculate additions to alter magnesium, calcium etc...
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    Get er brewed - Proper English IPA

    Yesterday made my first batch with my new Bewzilla. I bought this all grain kit from get er brewed to get started. Proper English IPA All seemed to go ok for a first use of my new machine. I done basic water adjustments reducing the alkalinity from 228 to approx 20ppm I did make at least...
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    Newbie Brewzilla question - Mash and Sparge size?

    Hi friends Ive a little experience with all grain from some small batches I done on my stove top. I bought a Brewzilla and to simplify first brew I bought the Propper English IPA all grain kit from Geterbrewed. Kit said it came with full instructions which when reading didn’t give a sparge...
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    Sparge water heating.

    Im looking at a reasonable way to heat sparge water for a Brewzilla. Ive seen this on ebay and wondered if this is a reasonable way to go price/functionality? 20litre Electric Urn £54.00 Very interested in what current brewzilla (or similar) use. cheers buddsy
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    Another new member from Norfolk!

    Hi Im buddsy Back in the 80s my dad used to do a few of the old Boots wine kits. When I was about 12 me and my pal used to go to the library and started making our own fruit wines! hahaha Ive done a few beer kits over the years with a pressure barrel. Nothing really too serious. Mainly...