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  1. terrym

    Morgans Frontier IPA 1.7kg Kit Can

    This will be the third and final review of a Morgans Australian kit. This one is for the Frontier IPA, which promises "Delivering the beloved hoppy flavour of a traditional IPA but with lower alcohol content so you can create a world class session IPA to enjoy again and again. Golden caramel...
  2. terrym

    Morgans Pacific Pale Ale 1.7kg Kit Can

    This is the second review of three Morgans 1.7 kg kit cans I recently bought. The first is here https://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/threads/morgans-golden-sheaf-wheat-beer-1-7kg-kit-can.90709 This review is for the Pacific Pale Ale from the Morgans Ultra Premium range, and currently sells for...
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    Morgans Golden Sheaf Wheat Beer 1.7kg Kit Can

    For various reasons I will have to brew a few kits over the coming weeks. So rather than repeat what I’ve done before I thought I’d give a few from the Morgans range a try. If kit brewers have never heard of them, neither had I until a couple of weeks ago, when I found Brew2Bottle were more or...
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    Which Musical Instruments Do You Play?

    As another lockdown approaches and winter is nearly here, many of you will be looking to entertain yourself with stuff indoors other than brewing and wine and cider making, and watching mind numbing carp on TV. So although we have a very focussed thread on the Forum about guitars I wondered what...
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    Redcurrant Wine Still Fermenting After 4 Months!

    I rarely make wine but this year made some redcurrant wine back in mid July since we had the glut of redcurrants. I basically followed this recipe https://www.brewbitz.com/pages/redcurrant-wine-recipe I used CML red wine yeast and the OG was about 1.100. After 10 days in the fermenting bucket I...
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    So who goes Sea Fishing?

    I fancy having a go at occasional sea fishing since I am not too far from the S/SE coast. That's initially from the beach, or perhaps rocks, or maybe a pier or jetty. Boat fishing maybe later. Trouble is I have no experience whatsoever of any sort of fishing/angling although my grown up sons are...
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    Grain Mills - What's Your Experience?

    I am thinking of buying a small grain mill and have noted that some members use them. So I thought a thread about grain mills might be useful so folks could share their knowledge. First off I notice some say whole grain keeps fresher longer than pre-crushed (how do you know?), and BH efficiency...
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    What's your view on Plastic Pressure Barrels (PBs)?

    Since the Covid lockdown and an influx of new members the Forum has had an increase in the number of queries about malfunctioning PBs. So without wishing to influence the outcome ;) I thought a poll might be useful. And this covers all PBs from budget to expensive with all the trimmings, 2" cap...
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    Basic 2" Cap Plastic Pressure Barrel Spares On Offer

    My last 2” Youngs basic plastic PB has failed and it won’t be replaced. I started out with four identical PBs and have accumulated some spares, some new, some recovered and therefore used. Note the caps are basic caps with a simple relief valve, and are NOT caps fitted with an injection valve. I...
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    Brewing in Hot Weather

    Since we approach the warmest months of the year, it seemed appropriate for a thread about brewing in hot weather, which might be of interest to new brewers and some who have restarted after a few years out. As far as I am aware there are only a few beer yeasts that will happily ferment above...
  11. terrym

    AG Brewhouse Efficiency - What do You Get?

    My AG brewing technique is stove top BIAB in my kitchen, based on an 11 litre pot which is the largest size that will comfortably sit on the electric hob. I normally follow the mash with a sparge, then give the grain a firm but not excessive pressing to extract as much liquor out as I can before...
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    Poll - What is your expectation of surviving Covid-19 should you get infected

    I thought it would be interesting to find out member's expectations, at the present time, of their likelihood of surviving Covid 19 should they catch it, assuming there is no vaccine and sooner or later we will slowly come out of lockdown, and become increasingly exposed to it. For some this may...
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    Gypsum Additions

    So the question is to all you folks who add gypsum (calcium sulphate) as part of your brewing water treatment regime, do you only use 'food grade' or 'brewing' gypsum or do some of you go and get a measure from that old bag of skimming plaster that you have in the shed, given that building...
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    Poll - Who Racks off Beer to a Second FV

    I wondered how many other brewers on here rack off their beer to a second FV for a few days before they eventually package for whatever reason (but most likely to help get clearer beer into bottles or kegs). Note this is not the same as transfer to a bottling bucket I used to do it on most...
  15. terrym

    Using Amarillo Hops for Flavour

    I have a question about the flavour contribution from Amarillo hops compared to Cascade. I have a standard beer I now regularly brew which uses Summit for bittering and Cascade (probably US) for 15 and 3 minute additions, so the Cascade is more about flavour than bittering. I have bought some...
  16. terrym

    Cost of Beer Kits

    I've had an occasional look at this thread over the last few days https://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/threads/premium-kit-recommendation.84825/#post-864316 and noticed that one kit recommendation was nearly £33 which, with p&p if you just bought that one item, would be £39 total delivered. That...
  17. terrym

    Low Alcohol Homebrew Beer

    I have been asked to brew a hoppy low alcohol beer about 1.5%ABV. Given my experience of the commercial very low alcohol beers (about 0.5%) is that would rather drink a decent cup of tea or coffee or a glass of tonic water I am not filled with too much enthusiasm. However I was thinking of...
  18. terrym

    LARGER OR LAGER

    LARGER (adjective) means greater or bigger than LAGER (noun) is a type of beer usually fermented and conditioned at low temperature often with a bottom fermenting lager yeast, and frequently discussed on this Forum.
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    RIP Ginger Baker

    Sadly Ginger Baker, probably the UKs finest drummer in recent times, has died . This obituary sums up his career https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49827436 He was a prolific smoker as many of you will know and not surprisingly contracted COPD in recent years, but although he had...
  20. terrym

    Safe Brewing

    Most homebrewers are aware of the importance of Health and Safety at Work when actually at work and should be equally aware of the role personal responsibility has to play in this, but when they are through the door into the outside world perhaps sometimes forget they may be just as vulnerable...
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