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  1. Rento

    Dark rock brewing kits…..

    Yes full extract.
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    Dark rock brewing kits…..

    are fantastic! I’ve just finished my second kit keg, first was Aussie pale ale and then was Citra pale ale. Both done with their brew enhancer And fast carb’d. they were polished off in 1 day each with friends at different garden parties! I usually do all grain, but being short on time I...
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    G30/G40 counterflow chiller…

    I did another brew last night and all was good…apart from a stuck mash but I think the recipe had a lot to do with that! The chiller worked a treat and was pretty quick, the alarm when the temp was down to 25 degrees was really handy and then I used the thrumometer to get the 20 I was looking...
  4. Rento

    G30/G40 counterflow chiller…

    Hi, I messed up tonight on my first G40 brew….basically I managed to pitch my yeast into 45 degree wort! A bit of a brain fart after a really smooth brew day on a really cool piece of kit! So I set the water to around 1l per minute flow as advised and after what seemed like ages I read on...
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    Burco/Cygnet boiler sparging….

    Yeh, I know about changing the tap, i was trying to avoid that.
  6. Rento

    Cornelius gas

    Forget them! I have fitted s30 valves to most of my corny kegs for taking to parties etc and now I cant be them locally anymore! Best use a proper co2 bottle and like me if you take them on tour get. Soda stream bottle and regulator!
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    Controversial? Where’s all the good Yorkshire beers?

    I was at Tan Hill Inn last weekend with a mate, party as it’s a great motorbike run from Edinburgh and partly for the beer and atmosphere of the pub. We had a good few pints, deliberately picking local or English ales and to be honest we were both bitterly disappointed! Out of the 7 or so (we...
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    What are you drinking tonight 2022?

    My last pint of Irish Stout using the recipe from the homebrew challenge YouTube channel as a base. Probably one of the best stouts I’ve made so far! Although I’ve got an oatmeal stout in the fermenter and grains for another from The Brewing Porters and Stouts book byTerry Foster which is this...
  9. Rento

    Glasgow CO2

    M&S fire protection in Rutherglen is where he ended up getting it. 2kg cylinder, £40 deposit and £7 a refil.
  10. Rento

    Burco/Cygnet boiler sparging….

    Hi, I read somewhere that somebody has managed to push a piece of silicon hose over the original tap of their burco or cygnet boiler. Now I’ve receive my G40 I, going to use my cygnet for small test batches and as a sparge water heater and rather than use a jug I’m thinking use a hose to...
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    Large (double batch) Fermentation Vessels?

    after hours of searching and not finding a suitable FV, and being sensible about the weight of 40l in the fridge, well getting it in and out, I’ve went for a heat pad and inkbird! I’ll split into 2 FV‘s and play it safe. It’ll also give me an opportunity to play with different yeast, dry...
  12. Rento

    Glasgow CO2

    Hi, Who are folk using in Glasgow for CO2? I’m setting up a kegerator for my brother. I use Lothian gas supplies in Livingston who are great, but looking for somewhere similar in Glasgow. I tried Sig who are hobby brew suppliers but they are crazy expensive! Ideally it would be a 3kg...
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    Large (double batch) Fermentation Vessels?

    Hi, I have just purchased a G40 and although I’ll mainly stick with 19l batches I’m going want to go bigger to supply my brothers who have got a thirst for my homebrew! Currently I use 30l FV’s in my converted fermentation fridge, but for double 40l batches (and 30l batches) I’m looking for n...
  14. Rento

    Love Brewing Giveaway - Still Spirits Tonic Water Flavouring Kit!

    Gotta be worth a try? As long as my wife doesn‘t permanently takeup a keg for G&T!
  15. Rento

    Can anyone recommend me a stout/porter recipe

    I’m drinking this just now I’ve made a few stouts and this is the best one so far, It’s brilliant….100% recommended and now on my ‘house‘ beer list! I’ve also got grains in for 10l batches of GH‘s Oatmeal Stout and Ace of Spades Porter as I’ve heard great things about them too….I just need...
  16. Rento

    Small batch in a Burco/Cygnet boiler

    I usually just run the whole lot into the FV 🙄….I guess it’s just a case of giving it a bash….not a lot to loose really as its such a small batch!
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    Small batch in a Burco/Cygnet boiler

    Hi, I’ve got a 30l Cygnet boiler I use for BIAB, the smallest batch I currently do is 10l. I’m thinking about doing some 5l batches for experimenting, does anyone do that in this size of boiler? Other than the Temp likely cooling quickly when mashing and a high boil off rate anything else I...
  18. Rento

    Brewstore closing

    I’ve no idea, no specific details on the website.
  19. Rento

    Brewstore closing

    I see that Edinburgh Brewstore are closing. I used their recipe service a lot and it was handy for collection. Are there any other local options? (please move if this is the wrong forum)
  20. Rento

    Keg That Giveaway!

    American Pale Ale please!
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