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  1. Roddy

    Roddy's Strawberry and Lime TC . - 1st attempt

    Good to hear matey ! Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  2. Roddy

    Brewnight: Spiced Apple WOW

    Ok so it seemed crystal when I bottled it but chills to a very hazy thing Taste... hmm if the missus didn't think it was OK 'but with a slightly odd taste' I would probably consider jettisoning it. I think I maybe overdid the spicing a little, although it seemed reasonable at the time, and in...
  3. Roddy

    Cider making calculator - TC

    In case the email aren't working - here's one for each. Fill in the yellow shaded cells with bits and pieces, give me a shout if anything's not obvious mate ;-) TC!AqD9OOcGhwestHRWWI17Tec5qQa9 WOW!AqD9OOcGhwesm2gcIJf07qsNDEzN
  4. Roddy

    Brewnight: Spiced Apple WOW

    Second lot of finings went in a week ago and it's clearing super slowly, maybe 1/5 from the top so far, but moving down gradually.... Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  5. Roddy

    Cider making calculator - TC

    Haha a home brew nerd... I've been called worse [emoji23] Pvt: I thought you had used my spreadsheets before ? Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  6. Roddy

    TC's - Decent Carbing...!AqD9OOcGhwesxTHmiTXj2iGb9yiA Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  7. Roddy

    TC's - Decent Carbing...!AqD9OOcGhwesxTD_sF_ZK6ZMUw0C Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  8. Roddy

    TC's - Decent Carbing...

    Red - blackcurrant Brew date 25/08/17 Bottled 06/09/17 Duration 11 days Volume primed 23L Priming sugar 350g Per 500ml 7.6 2 months later!AqD9OOcGhwesxTD_sF_ZK6ZMUw0C My #1 in TC's I've made so far - recipe in the brewdays forum [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G920F using...
  9. Roddy

    TC's - Decent Carbing...

    Evening all I don't tend to keep my TC's on the go before enjoying them, but had a few disappointments recently with underfizzy brews (which is a pita, after putting lots of time and effort into concocting a brew !) So... I've more or less settled on the ideal amount of priming sugar for what...
  10. Roddy

    "Super" Yeast - Not That Super!

    Maybe just bad luck fella I've used the youngs super wine yeast compound on my last dozen or so 25L batches of WOW that are usually round about 13% (by design) and never a stall, or failure to ferment out to 0.990 If it's been a few of yours that haven't done the biz, why not post up what...
  11. Roddy

    Brewnight: Spiced Apple WOW

    Ok so finings went in on Tuesday night and it's still a bit on the hazy side [emoji53] Will probably repeat Kwik Clear treatment tomorrow if still not crystal Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  12. Roddy

    WOW White Wine Clearing

    not necessarily chief, depends what's in them I suppose did you try repeating the finings treatment ? I've had to do this once or twice with mine and seemed to do the trick
  13. Roddy

    First time at Cider brewing.

    I would thought that it would be OK, sealed and with Campdens - hopefully you've had your yeast by now and it's all systems go ?
  14. Roddy

    Sanitisation and water...

    I used to use VWP to sanitise, and then have to rinse, like you nowadays, so long as I'm cleaning my FV's as soon as I'm done with them (so they don't get dried on crud), I'll use a StarSan solution too. I'm sure it's like 5ml per litre or something, so a bottle of that stuff goes a long way...
  15. Roddy

    Lidl Turbo cider

    I would call anything sub 10% abv cider (I made a 9%+ rocket fuel variety by mistake once when I got my sums wrong) The results when drinking it like normal cider.. eg by the pint, weren't pretty haha Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
  16. Roddy

    Lidl Turbo cider

    good job mate, I've go 24L of asda finest (well smart price) apple juice in the shed at the moment intended to put it on last night with a WOW, but still have my spiced AJ clearing, so don't have room in my cupboard for 3 x 25L pots.. boo Did you prime yours ? I think last time I made...
  17. Roddy

    Brewnight: Rose ish WOW

    Evening all.... After scouring the supermarkets tonight, I finally found one that had my required 6L of red grape juice (asda) So... the what 6L Asda red grape 2L Asda Strawberry, Grape and Kiwi 4L Asda AJ 4kg tate & lyle granulated sugar 5tsp pectolase 1L strong tea (5 bag) 4tsp youngs super...
  18. Roddy

    Brewnight: Spiced Apple WOW

    Ok so I could only be bothered racking today but looking good (hopefully won't turn out looking too much like... well you get the jist [emoji6] )!AqD9OOcGhwesxRdvhy-yhmS-oLtS Bag for spices worked a treat too!AqD9OOcGhwesxRvXEIC8NOn69MJy Sent from my...
  19. Roddy

    Silly Q

    Chill haze I calls it - still tastes good !
  20. Roddy

    Brewnight: Spiced Apple WOW

    Took an SG reading tonight and it's pretty much at 0.990 It's an interesting taste, quite fiery ! Will intend to rack into a carboy (onto crushed Camden tabs), stabilise and degass on Friday night. After a few days I'll add finings and a few days after that it should be clear and good to...