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  1. Dorst

    Brew Books - What's On Your Shelf??

    I'm a bit on a book buying spree I fear. I decided that it would be pretty sweet to have the classic beer styles series on my shelves. Also a German Beer competition from my home brew group led me to buy Prost!
  2. Dorst

    No chill no dry hop

    You should apply to Brulosophy.
  3. Dorst

    Big beer is selling off their UK Craft Beer breweries?

    I remember Magic Rock and Fourpure made good beer when I still lived in the UK. We can argue about the price perhaps but the beers from these breweries are not what I would describe as crap. I also remember seeing cans of Magic Rock in the Netherlands but this stopped. This feel counter...
  4. Dorst

    FG too low

    90 percent is indeed very high attenuation. Could you share the malt bill and mash temperatures? Possible causes could be hop creep (enzymes in hops leading to overattenuation) or perhaps a diastaticus in your fermenter. Could you tell us a bit more about which yeasts you have been using...
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    Big beer is selling off their UK Craft Beer breweries?

    Lion (Kirin) has just announced that they are looking to sell two of their craft beer breweries: Four Pure and Magic Rock (link). Lion purchased these breweries just four years ago so this is quite a departure of their strategy. The news follows only a month after Carlsberg announced that they...
  6. Dorst

    No chill no dry hop

    I'm a bit confused. A dry hop and a hop stand add distinctly different flavours and aromas. If guess you are looking to cut corners when brewing beer that don't negatively impact the beer too much? I think Kveik yeast is a good pick - you can let the wort cool to 40C, transfer to the...
  7. Dorst

    Kviek Yeast.

    Belgian yeast has such specific flavours and aromas (banana esters, some phenolics). If you replace the yeast with Kveik it will not be a Belgian Tripel.
  8. Dorst

    Kviek Yeast.

    That's how I recognise Brits on the internet.. Kvieks, Largers, and braumiesters :-)
  9. Dorst

    The TV Licence.

    You can use a television to watch Netflix or play video games so no. (last time I checked) The definition is that you need to pay if you watch or record live television. Even if that television is broadcasted from outside of the UK (Netherlands) and you watch it on your mobile phone through 4G...
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    The TV Licence.

    I noticed that one of the easiest ways to get my British colleagues riled up was to say I did not pay TV license (nor did I watch TV). How come this is such a touchy subject? You forget that you also need to pay for a TV box / subscription. At this moment in time you are at the cost of Amazon...
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    All in one systems

    I see that many of the 40 liter systems are actually 40 liters boil volume (same for the very sexy looking Brewtools B40pro). I use a Braumeister 20 liters which is exactly that: more or less 20 liters get into my fermenter and I have enough to fill 1 keg. Perhaps that expectation was a bit naive.
  12. Dorst

    All in one systems

    Kegs tend to be 5 gallon (18.9 litres) so wouldn't a 40 liter system be enough to fill 2 kegs?
  13. Dorst

    Kviek Yeast.

    Kveik a very versatile yeast that ferments very quickly and flocculates pretty well. Another advantage is that the temperature range is a lot wider than most yeast - and it loves to ferment hot (up to 40C) but will also ferment at 18C. Pseudo lagers, pale ales, NEIPA, stouts.. it basically does...
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    The TV Licence.

    I was really surprised about how aggressive the TV license communications were when I lived in the UK. They kept on changing the rules to include all live broadcasting and force people to pony up the tv license (so technically if I wanted to see the Dutch news online I would need to get a TV...
  15. Dorst

    A little clarity...

    Most likely not. Oxidation would make the beer darker than calculated and would have some typical issues like cardboard flavour and very muted hop flavours. Some hazy beers like NEIPA are more susceptible to oxidation and those are easy to spot. I found the picture underneath of two clear beers...
  16. Dorst

    Ideas on upgrading on the cheap...

    I think BIAB is one of the most cost effective ways to homebrew. A bigger pot/kettle and a burner that fits said pot/kettle + a bigger bag would be the most logical upgrade if you are looking to brew bigger batches. You could also keep an eye out for good deals on second hand equipment.
  17. Dorst

    Instant cooler - Lindr PYGMY 20 & photos

    They have handy carbonation charts like this: https://i.shgcdn.com/1012090c-bab1-4dc9-8489-4398e3ca2a9e/-/format/auto/-/preview/3000x3000/-/quality/lighter/ In general you need more pressure at higher temperatures to achieve the same carbonation. I had a 2 tap Lindr in the past but this (going...
  18. Dorst

    A little clarity...

    If I brew "hazy" beers like a weizen or NEIPA I don't use any irish moss/protofloc or other additives. You mention brown colour which is typically associated with oxidation. It could also be boil issues (Maillard reaction) in which browning takes place.
  19. Dorst

    Prince Andrew to face civil sex assault case after US ruling

    Glossing over the rape of an underage girl, attacking her with made-up facts, a hint of xenophobia, and finished with victimhood. Nice!
  20. Dorst

    Brew Books - What's On Your Shelf??

    Got some new books in today!
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