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  1. cheapbrew

    Cascade, EKG and Prima Donna Rhizomes for Sale

    I can recommend Neil's rhizomes, I enjoyed a beer last night brewed from hops I grew from one of his prima donna's :thumbsup:
  2. cheapbrew

    My next two wines.

    Berry is known for high sugar levels and thus strong wine, so if you don't want it too strong go by your hydrometer and not his sugar quantities.
  3. cheapbrew

    Does DR go off?

    If it looks, smells and tastes ok then I would use it for a starter myself.
  4. cheapbrew

    Bag of Rinwood yeast, what to do?

    If it came straight from the fv then it will have wort/beer with it so I would just leave it as is don't add water, its better stored under beer, in a plastic bottle in the fridge, you can use glass but make sure lid is loose if you don't want glass everywhere.
  5. cheapbrew

    knowing how much yeast to use?

    If you have already built up a supply of yeast then experiment, with my 'house yeast' I use a few tablespoons in 100ml/10g dme to start with if it is reasonably fresh and white looking, if its older and starting to grey after sitting in the fridge awhile then I will use double or triple that...
  6. cheapbrew

    Corny Keg Connection Help

    You are screwing it on the right way anticlockwise?
  7. cheapbrew

    Party star basics

    Have you seen this one?
  8. cheapbrew

    Party star basics

    It sounds like you got the tap screwed the wrong way. Robs guide minus pics here
  9. cheapbrew

    Batch Sparging

    If you keep it 64 - 68C you wont go far wrong and then you can play with mash temps, times etc on later brews
  10. cheapbrew

    Advice with Lagering

    Assuming you used a lager yeast, I would warm it up for a couple of days to 16-17c just to make sure you have no residual diacetyl, probably be ok as it was fermented at 14 anyway, then prime and bottle, and keep at 16/17 for a couple of weeks, then get as cold as you can but not freezing, it...
  11. cheapbrew

    Batch Sparging

    There are many ways to brew, just as there are many ways to cook chips, or eggs, everyone has their favourite way, and you can read as many recipes and methods you like but until you do it with your equipment and your way and taste it you will never know So to start with keep it simple follow...
  12. cheapbrew

    How to make Turbo Cider.

    I always have at least one pet bottle from every cider or beer I make, its easy to tell when they have carbed up by the feel, some take only a few days to a week, but others have needed several weeks.
  13. cheapbrew

    1st 2 brews are goers (I think)

    Still early into fermentation, patience, cloudiness is nothing to worry about, and its doing something if its got froth :thumb:
  14. cheapbrew

    Hydometer readings from WOW's that are yet to be topped up with water

    I would add the water now, may help fermentation to finish. And yes adding water will change hydrometer reading, less sugar per litre, but if you followed the standard wow recipe then this is taken into account. What was your recipe and original gravity reading?
  15. cheapbrew

    2 AGs in one day

    I know the feeling, at the start of the year I did two brews, a lager and a bitter and parti-gyled them both, so I ended up with 4 different brews, a long but enjoyable day and a nice selection of beers to boot.
  16. cheapbrew

    Just been gifted 1.5kg of home grown rhubarb. Guess who's making rhubarb wine this we

    My tried and tested recipe here as you can see from the thread posts village brew loved it. I prefer to eat the first rhubarb as the first flush in spring is always tender and juicy, I wait til later in the summer when its...
  17. cheapbrew

    How to make Turbo Cider.

    looks like you are almost there, another couple a days should see it done, most of mine are done in around 10 days, when you add sugar to prime it gets eaten by the yeast and the co2 produced makes it fizzy, the alcohol content will rise slightly but with the small amount of sugar used for...
  18. cheapbrew

    Nelson Single Hop Pale

    NS is lovely but as you have found it can get funky when overdone, been there and learned the lesson, my overdone first one did mellow with time but still could only handle one bottle in a go
  19. cheapbrew

    Parsnip wine - chill or not?

    I'm a philistine I like my wine, white or red, or any colour to be cold, not fridge cold but maybe about 8-10 degrees definitely not room temp, as for parsnip wine did it years ago, took a good year to be drinkable, just, and didn't really get any better, but I don't really like parsnips anyway.
  20. cheapbrew

    Brewnight: Rhubarb and ginger TC

    Make a straight TC :thumb: