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  1. Cestrian

    Tall refurbed kegs

    Can anyone recommend a website to get decent refurbished cornies at a reasonable price. I’m looking for the tall kegs 630x210mm. Most of the sites I’m looking at only stock the shorter fatter kegs 560x230mm.
  2. Cestrian

    Long beer line problem

    When I have 2m of 3/16 line on the keg in the utility room, no problems, but my new set up has 15m of 3/8 beer line from my keg to my tap and I am really struggling to get this set up right. The keg is at ambient temp in the garage and I was dispensing at about 15-20psi (have tried several...
  3. Cestrian

    Length of beer line

    My good friend who lives next door has turned his garage into a cool bar, where we shoot pool and play poker. I want to run beer line from my kegs in my garage through his normal garage into the bar garage, so maybe 10-15m. I normally have 2m of 3/16 line on my kegs. Anyone know what the...
  4. Cestrian

    Blue Stone IPA

    Spent the last week in Pembrokeshire where I was lucky enough to try a fantastic IPA and PA by Blue Stone brewery based in Newport. Two very nice fruity beers that I would love to have a go at brewing. Has anyone got any idea which hops are used in these beers?
  5. Cestrian

    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    Just cracked the latest keg after a long day painting railings in the garden. This one’s called scorchio PA - el dorado, citra, chinook and a generous slice of amarillo. Can’t see this keg lasting long!
  6. Cestrian

    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    Magic Rock’s Psychkinesis - NEIPA with cascade, citra, mosaic, simcoe and hbc348
  7. Cestrian

    How many of you have?

    Just moved house this week and my new local has TT Landlord on hand pull amongst others and very reasonably priced. Went for a quiet night out there with the mrs at the weekend and by midnight we were having a right laugh with half the locals in the pub and people kept buying us jaeger bombs...
  8. Cestrian

    The 'Recommend me a TV series' thread

    Time started on BBC 1 last night, prison drama with Stephen Graham and Sean Bean. Very intense! watched the second episode on iPlayer tonight. Really gritty drama. Edge of the seat stuff. We’re hooked!
  9. Cestrian

    Cali common recipes

    My notes on my last Cali Common Brew length 25L 2.5Kg pilsner 3.5Kg Pale malt 30g Carafa 2 500g Caramunich 1 300g Vienna 1058 OG (70% eff) 31IBU Northern brewer 23g @ 60 min (Leaf) Northern brewer [email protected] 15 min (Leaf) Northern brewer 40g FO (Leaf) Pitched 2 packets of rehydrated...
  10. Cestrian

    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    The Belgian pale ale didn’t touch the sides. Next up is my bluebird XB - challenger and mount hood, lovely drop! Recipe here caught Tess attacking the sprinkler in the background 😂
  11. Cestrian

    What are you drinking tonight 2021?

    What a beautiful day for a bank holiday Monday! Relaxing in the back garden after spending a whole weekend packing, as we are meant to move house this Friday 🤞first up is a Belgian pale with Wyeast 3522 Ardennes yeast and mandarina bavaria late on. Recipe here
  12. Cestrian

    Cestrian Brewday

    This turned out nice! It’s a beautiful bank holiday Monday for a change. Just sat in the back garden trying this new brew. The Ardennes yeast reminds me a lot of Duvel or La Chouffe, and there’s definitely a bit of orange coming through in the finish from the Mandarina Bavaria. Nice summer quaffer.
  13. Cestrian

    Maltose Syrup

    I used to work at Cargill in Manchester. They make most of the glucose syrup in the UK that goes into all your sweets, cakes, jams, fizzy drinks and beer. They can make a spectrum of any molecule lengths of glucose to suit almost any confectionary application. So for hard candy it's a very...
  14. Cestrian

    My Claim to Fame

    I met Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen in Clintons Cards in the Trafford Centre. My wife was a big fan of Changing Rooms at the time and as luck would have it, it was her birthday the next day, so I bought a birthday card and asked him to sign it to my wife. Nice chap! Anyway for a laugh I told her that...
  15. Cestrian

    My Claim to Fame

    I met Anthea Turner in the queue for the cork screw
  16. Cestrian

    Vienna Lager yeast

    Do you mean M54 California lager yeast. This might be worth a try if you can't ferment at low temperatures. I've used it a few times and it makes quite a clean lager at 17-18C.
  17. Cestrian

    Vienna Lager yeast

    I did a couple of vienna lagers recently, one with mangrove jacks bavarian lager yeast M76 and the other with bohemian lager yeast m84. I much preferred the M76. It really brought out the maltiness much more than the M84. I found the M84 also had a slight green apple off flavour that took a...
  18. Cestrian

    What did you brew today?

    25L of Belgian Pale Ale with Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes yeast, hopped with Hallertau Mittelfruh and Mandarina Bavaria
  19. Cestrian

    Cestrian Brewday

    Belgian Pale Ale Volume 25L 1055 OG / 25 IBU 3.0Kg Pilsner 2.5Kg Marris otter 0.5Kg Vienna 0.2Kg Caramunich 1 0.2Kg Wheat Hallertau Mittelfruh 40g 60 minutes Hallertau Mittelfruh 25g 30 minutes Hallertau Mittelfruh 10g 10 minutes Mandarina Bavaria 15g 10 minutes Mandarina Bavaria...
  20. Cestrian

    Reusing yeast with hop bits in it

    add some cooled preboiled water to the yeast at the bottom of the fv, then swirl gently until all the yeast is in suspension. Leave it to sit for 5 minutes, then pour into a sanitised bottle or jar. I use a carafe type bottle with a large top. Most of the hop debris should be left in the...
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