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  1. clyne

    Yeast Recommendations for Leffe clone

    I made a blonde last weekend and use Wyeast 1214 Abbey Ale. Made a yeast starter but should have done research first as it’s a very slow starter so my yeast starter was probably all but useless and as a result probably only pitched half the amount of yeast I would have liked. OG was 1071 so...
  2. clyne

    Brewer's Invert Sugar (Part II)

    Thanks both @peebee and @chthon - I took your advice and just fired the table sugar straight into the boil. The wort tasted pretty good to me (but then most of them usually do). Looking forward to the end result :beer1:
  3. clyne

    Brewer's Invert Sugar (Part II)

    Fascinating thread @peebee even if I don’t understand half of it 😉 So, dumbing it down for me - I’m making a Belgian blond today, don’t have “candi sugar” which many recipes call for, so was left with two options: 1. Use table sugar (there’s lots of talk online about this stressing the yeast but...
  4. clyne

    Gorse Wine

    Our gorse is still in hiding - not quite warm enough here for it yet 😉 My wine is still in the DJ - maturing (aka forgot about it!) must try and fish it out and give it a try! Sorry not much help 🙄
  5. clyne

    Highlands Deliveries Question

    I’m in the highlands too (Caithness). What I’ve been doing recently is using highlandparcels.com - it’s Menzies behind the scenes but they give you a virtual address on the “real mainland” - get your stuff delivered there (often free based on many suppliers offers), pay a fiver to HP and they...
  6. clyne

    Robobrew/Brewzilla Whirlpool arm modification

    Maybe it’s just how powerful we like to see it. Some sort of visual stimulus that makes me feel like it’s working. But I have seen a difference since making the mod, but you’re probably right in saying running it as normal but for longer would result in the same/similar end result.
  7. clyne

    Robobrew/Brewzilla Whirlpool arm modification

    Where's the fun in that? :cool: I mean what I love about brew days is the unexpected accidents! The mess on the floor, the beer hitting the ceiling, taps being left open, blocked pumps. It's what gives the beer character :laugh8:
  8. clyne

    Clyne's (BrewBru's!) brewday

    This weekend past I started brewing a kind of honey beer type thing. A good friend of mine is having a bee themed wedding so I thought it might be nice to brew a beer that had a honey tone to it. Started with 4kg MO as the base and then used 400g Gambrinus Honey Malt. 200g Flaked oats to help...
  9. clyne

    Clyne's (BrewBru's!) brewday

    Wee update on the winter warmer. I added some cloves, star anise and cinnamon at the end of the boil and then also left some steeping in some vodka which I added after primary fermentation (the smell of the vodka concoction was amazing!). It's in the keg and carbing up nicely. Early tastings...
  10. clyne

    Robobrew/Brewzilla Whirlpool arm modification

    Feel free to give a shout if you're up this way. Happy to show you around my (messy) brewing area :)
  11. clyne

    Robobrew/Brewzilla Whirlpool arm modification

    I've had blockages on my pump before as well. I usually find that opening the valve fully clears it, although I have on occasion had to blow air from the arm back down into the hot wort to clear it. Where there's a will there's a way :) I'm in Caithness (Halkirk). What about you, where in...
  12. clyne

    Robobrew/Brewzilla Whirlpool arm modification

    Thanks peeps! Would love to hear how your mods go and if you find it makes a difference 👍🏻
  13. clyne

    Robobrew/Brewzilla Whirlpool arm modification

    After being pretty underwhelmed when I first used the whirlpool arm I decided (after quite some time!) to make a wee (simple) tweak to it. I reckon it's made it way better. Youtube video talks you through it. How's other peoples use of this contraption been?
  14. clyne

    Wordle.

    First time today after continually hearing about it in the media :) Usually rubbish at these types of games but pretty proud of myself! Wordle 221 4/6 ⬜🟨⬜⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟩⬜⬜ ⬜⬜🟩🟩🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
  15. clyne

    Anna's Brewdays

    Making the most of the Scottish bank holiday? ;-) I know exactly how you feel. I was back to work today (I take the english hols even though I live in Scotland, easier with the teams I work with), but used my BH to good effect yesterday!
  16. clyne

    Clyne's (BrewBru's!) brewday

    Had planned to do a brew on New Years day but ended up going for a dip and a nip in the North Sea instead. It was invigorating (especially the dram!) :) Brewed yesterday instead. This time wanted to do a "Winter Warmer" after trying Lidl's version and being bitterly (boom, boom!) disappointed...
  17. clyne

    How many litres of home brew have you made 2022.

    Clyne's Winter Warmer - 20L. Total: 219 litres
  18. clyne

    Clyne's (BrewBru's!) brewday

    Hi @Jamesman - glad to hear it's turning out nice. You're being very restrained having left it for 8 weeks - well done :cool:
  19. clyne

    Clyne's (BrewBru's!) brewday

    And the reason I came back to my thread was to update on my last brew day (2 weeks ago now, I'm rubbish with this stuff :laugh8:). Anyway, decided to brew up a nice mild bitter. 3k MO, 250g Crystal Mal, 250g Torrified Wheat 25g Fuggles @ 60m 25g EKG @ 30m Can't remember what yeast I used...
  20. clyne

    Clyne's (BrewBru's!) brewday

    Oops sorry @Jamesman - only just spotted this question :oops: I just used enough to cover the chips in the jar, probably about 300ml give or take I'd imagine.
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