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  1. foxy

    Deformed Fermentersaurus

    The grain storage PET vessels just have a slight imperfection, nothing that should stop you using it as a pressure vessel.
  2. foxy

    Proper roasted potatoes

    Just adds an extra flavour, I often boil my spuds first with a teaspoonful of turmeric in the water.
  3. foxy

    Why you shouldn’t be lazy (or cocky!)

    I have done similar, should make sure the sanitiser is up to scratch as it deteriorates. I use proxitane and the shelf life isn't to long, recommended is a year. I have kept it for two and its been fine, just pushed my luck a little too far and lost two batches. Reminded me of Kramer on the test...
  4. foxy

    What are you drinking tonight 2022?

    That's a hell of a lot of hops! What are you brewing?
  5. foxy

    How many litres of home brew have you made 2022.

    Late start and playing catch up. 21 litres of Best Bitter 42 litres of Ordinary Bitter 21 litres of Golden Bitter 23 litres of Red Ale Running total 7928
  6. foxy

    Carbonation

    If that fails get a syringe and suck some beer up and squirt it back, makes like a draught beer. Also works if your beer is over carbonated too. Replaces the co2 with nitrogen.
  7. foxy

    Carbonation

    All I could suggest then is to hot steep some carapils, just a couple of hundrde grams and add tht to your kit, see if that improves it.
  8. foxy

    Carbonation

    I am unfamiliar with kits, are they kits consisting of grains pre milled and hops?
  9. foxy

    What are you drinking tonight 2022?

    Stinking hot day here today, had to break out something I can drink ice cold. Kolsch, not particularly keen on the stuff, but it does what it is supposed to do, quench a thirst. To me this is the Colonel Sanders of beer, when you've had a few you wished you hadn't bothered. Nice head and lacing...
  10. foxy

    What did you brew today?

    Red Ale. 23 litres. ABV 4.5 IBU 28 SRM 14 5 kg Veloria Schooner pale malt. 0,40 kg Wheat malt. 0,30 kg Crystal 60L late addition 0,050 kg Roast barley late addition 0,20 Carapils late addition. 14 g Target 75 mins 15 g Fuggles 10 mins 15 g EKG 20 minute hop stand
  11. foxy

    Carapils or Caramalt

    https://www.brewingwithbriess.com/blog/understanding-carapils/
  12. foxy

    Carbonation

    Getting the pH around 5.3, use some dextrin malt (carapils) dough in at a higher temperature as possible to bring your mash to temperature.
  13. foxy

    What did you brew today?

    'Summer Solstice Golden Bitter'/Ale 21 litres of the above. ABV 4.3 IBU 33 SRM 6 5 kg Voyager Pale Compass. 200 g Gladiator dextrin malt. 30 g Styrian Goldings 60 mins 20 g Styrian Goldings 20 mins 20 g Styrian Goldings. 20 mins Hop stand.
  14. foxy

    Reusing harvested trub/yeast

    Personally I wouldn't be using it, the jar its been kept in looks pretty manky and not even filled to the top. Is it really worth taking the risk? https://byo.com/article/yeast-ranching-advanced-homebrewing/
  15. foxy

    Grain basket for Klarstein fullhorn

    In my early days of brewing I used one of these in a boiler. Drilled hundreds of 2mm hole in the bottom. Fine up to 80 C if I remember right.
  16. foxy

    Polytunnel

    Summertime for me. Corn, tomatoes, dig the spuds as we need them.
  17. foxy

    Ideas on upgrading on the cheap...

    Instead of a pressure barrel use a cube for cask ale.
  18. foxy

    Mmmm Cheese

    Did you get the Aussie TV show 'Cheese Slices' in the UK?
  19. foxy

    Mmmm Cheese

    There used to be a cheese making t There used to be a cheese making thread on here, don't know what happened to it.
  20. foxy

    Chocolate Stout Fermentation Stuck

    Did you de-gas the sample?
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