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  1. Jakeyboi

    I brewed 2 all grain beers in 5 hours

    Hey brewers I just thought I would share my experience today, maybe some will find it helpful, I expect some of you already do this in some form. I’m certainly going to be doing it more often, maybe even steeping speciality grains so as not to always being doing a smash. Basically I never...
  2. Jakeyboi

    Vienna lager water profile.

    Hi everyone. I’m brewing 60L of Vienna lager at the weekend, which will be one of 3 beers for a friends wedding in June. I’ve brewed this beer before with good results, however I’m really trying to dial in everything I can this time. My understanding of water profile/chemistry is extremely...
  3. Jakeyboi

    What the heck?

    hi everyone, Something really strange has happened to my last brew. I brewed the old ale recipe from the bible at the beginning of the month. I kept the recipe as in the book, I was suppose to get a OG of 1079 but got 1073 but an extra couple of litres. I did change the yeast to danstar...
  4. Jakeyboi

    Diacetyl rest

    Hi everyone I just kegged my Czech pilsner, it had been fermenting at 12C for two weeks and was down to 1.010 for a couple of days. I was keen to get it in the kegerator to start carbonation and lagering ASAP. I had a little taste and was delighted with the overall outcome, but I think there...
  5. Jakeyboi

    Off flavour

    hey all, I've just tasted my latest beer, and it has an off flavour which I have had a few times in the past. I've never managed to pinpoint the problem. I believe it's either chlorine based, yeast stress, or temp fluctuations endused. I may be wrong. I ended up with 4 bottles after kegging, if...
  6. Jakeyboi

    100% co2 or 70/30 nitro?

    100% co2 or 70/30 nitro? I use 100% co2 in my kegerator, but I'm noticing as my beers reach their desired carbonation they get more bitter. I don't mind it too much, it's a little bit harsh at first, but mainly the wife and some friends notice it more. I've read that co2 can do this somehow...
  7. Jakeyboi

    Hops that you DONT like...

    Im currently trying expand my hop knowledge as much as possible. I'm often reading about people's favourite hops and why they like them. I am drinking my way through the single hop range and m&s and it turns out I'm not keen on Amarillo, it's the first time I've thought ugh no. I've been trying...
  8. Jakeyboi

    Some all grain questions

    Hey all, I have just completed my fourth full extract kit and about to embark on my first all grain, but I have some questions if anybody could help with. Flame out hops? I've read on another thread and the general consensus is to add when the wort is at 80c. I've currently been chucking...
  9. Jakeyboi

    Help! Wild yeast?

    Hi everyone, I have got a very medicinal/aspirin/plastic flavour in my beers. This first happened back in Feb this year. It was a 6.5% IPA and when I first tasted it I figured it need to condition so kegged it. It never got better and I ended up chucking it. I've made 5 brews since and...
  10. Jakeyboi

    Free delivery?

    Hi, Does anyone know of an online brew supplier that delivers FOC? I'm trying to buy a packet of hops, don't want to use amazon as its a lot more expensive. Obv don't want to pay the delivery charge most suppliers have and don't want to spend over £60+. Thanks Jake
  11. Jakeyboi

    Replace yeast?

    I have two HBC full extract kits in my fridge that have been there for about 6 months. The temp is set to 3C. Should I replace the yeast when I brew these or will it be ok. Both have US-05 dried. Any advice appreciated. Jake
  12. Jakeyboi

    The Keezer!

    So after delaying for a few months I finally got round to building my keezer. Had a bit of a nightmare as I did not realise the underside of the lid had a lip which houses additional insulation, it meant the 4x2 I had used was to thick as a frame and the lid would not close fully. Unfortunately...
  13. Jakeyboi

    Home brew club Hastings

    Hello everyone, My local micro brewery/pub is holding a home brew club meeting on Monday 20th March at 8PM. The venue is Brewing brothers, The Imperial, 119 Queens Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1RL. All are welcome to bring their home brew along, I believe there will be 5 or so...
  14. Jakeyboi

    43 year old wine!!!

    So I was nipping out to the shed to grab a pint and my neighbour was doing a bit of gardening. I stopped for a quick chat and offered her a taster, it must have been good because she swiftly ordered her husband Ron (who is 90 this year) out to try some, he seemed very impressed with it, told me...
  15. Jakeyboi

    Frozen!

    I picked up a chest freezer yesterday ready to build a keezer this weekend and i thought I would test it out and chill down my kegs as it's a barmy 8C here. Just got home from work to find 3 frozen cornies :doh: Forgot to switch it off:doh::doh: It doesn't look like anything has split or...
  16. Jakeyboi

    Ufo

    As the title says unidentified floating object. :) But seriously I was moving some beers around when I noticed some thing floating on the top of my beer, this has been in the bottles for 9 weeks now. It's really hard to see it's like a clear white film but it doesn't cover the entire surface...
  17. Jakeyboi

    Yeast help

    Tomorrow I plan on doing a 5l stove top AG batch. I recently brewed a American brown ale which was supplied with us-05 yeast. I kegged this mid week and scooped up some of the trub into a sterile Kilner jar and have put into the fridge. Am I ok to use this yeast? It doesn't look great but then I...
  18. Jakeyboi

    Hobgoblin Ruby beer

    I drank one of these the other day and loved it! Thought to myself I've gotta try to make something similar, I know AG would be the best way to go but I'm not there yet. Has anyone brewed a kit/adapted a kit to make something similar? I looked at the cwtch kit as it's a red beer, is it...
  19. Jakeyboi

    Corny keg questions

    Hi everyone, I've just kegged my latest brew. It's a pilsner and I want it to have around 2.4 volumes of co2. I've put this into one of them online calcutalors and it has given me 16psi if it's at 10C. 10C is the ambient temperature of my shed. I am leaving it to carb and condition until Xmas...
  20. Jakeyboi

    First full extract.

    Hi everyone, So I've done 12 kit beers/ciders and now the power of the dark side tempts me (only a bit). I've brought a mangrove jacks American brown ale full extract kit from the hbc. Now I haven't opened the instructions yet, I want to get some research done first. It's pretty obv I will be...
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