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  1. The-Engineer-That-Brews

    List of fridge internal dimensions

    Very smart looking too athumb..
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    Chopps Brewdays

    I can recommend this stuff from screwfix - £11.50 for four panels of mineral wool insulation in a wipe-clean plastic coating that does not melt at boiling water temps. I use one panel wrapped round my Burco, held in place with nylon luggage straps: reduces the power required to maintain a good...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    Yep this one seems OK too - but you can't be too careful eh?
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    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    Been tough day emotionally and feeling a bit wrung out to be honest - need a beer to cheer myself up (yes, I know that's not very healthy but it's true) My experimental "Best-ish Bitter": almost-a-SMASH with MO, a bit of crystal, WGV and OYL-111 German Bock. Tastes good to me - might need to...
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    Chopps Brewdays

    you've got the same pH strips as me :-)
  6. The-Engineer-That-Brews

    Chopps Brewdays

    DOn't know how I've managed to miss this thread in the past - fascinating! athumb..
  7. The-Engineer-That-Brews

    Characteristic aftertaste

    I'm generally using liquid yeasts - Wyeast, White Labs and (one) Omega Labs... no correlation there I'm aware of. I tend not to bother with a starter so yes, maybe pitch rates. Will PM you :-)
  8. The-Engineer-That-Brews

    Characteristic aftertaste

    Hmmm - interesting point about the trub... I tend to ferment for a couple of weeks and then leave the beer in the FV for a further week to settle; is that usual?
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    Characteristic aftertaste

    Great points and very helpful - thanks athumb..
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    Characteristic aftertaste

    Ummmm - I can't really think of anything to compare it to... the only other thing I can think to say is that it (the beer) causes a sensation around the sides of my tongue right at the back, that continues for quite a while after I've swallowed the beer. Perhaps I should stop stirring the beer...
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    Characteristic aftertaste

    Good question - different ones each time :-)
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    Characteristic aftertaste

    Ever since I started AG I've noticed that my brews seem to have a slight characteristic aftertaste. I don't get this taste in commercial draught or canned beers, but I do quite often notice it in swaps I've received. The best way I can think to describe it is a tiny bit 'ear-waxy'. Other people...
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    Corny Keg Basics

    You can get two 19L Cornys in an undercounter fridge, but the third would probably have to be a shorter one so as to fit on top of the compressor hump. Have a look at these threads, or search for ‘kegerator’...
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    Co2 gas cylinder

    Make sure you use a supplier that doesn’t charge a monthly rental on the cylinder. I seem to remember that was the problem with BOC when I looked at them. Personally I have found the AirLiquide agents are good if you’ve got one in your area that carries CO2 (there’s a list on their website)
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    Keezer, in through the hump?

    This post is the one I was looking for: Fridge help may be worth talking to the OP
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    Keezer, in through the hump?

    Yes I know of at least one other member who suggests going in through the side of the ‘hump’… I think it should be OK, just go carefully and obviously unplug from the mains first. I guess there will probably be a layer of insulation to go through - you might be able to tell by shining a torch...
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    Base malts bought by mistake

    Really helpful post.
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    Brewing Lager & Temperature

    Sounds like you’re using dried yeast without a starter, so I’d say you’ve got at least 10hrs to get it down to 14° (give or take a couple of degrees). Assuming you’ll be pitching in the late afternoon, I’d say just stand the FV outside overnight. Probably won’t have frozen solid by morning… Once...
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    October Competition- Dark Beers

    Wow massive congrats all - big, big scores
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