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  1. M

    Love Brewing New Kit Giveaway!

    Hi would love to try the Mackies Sweet Stout should I be the lucky winner. Thanks Mike
  2. M

    Stout + Maple syrup for priming

    Thanks everyone. As I am using a kit I don't have the option of a boil. By the sound of it I have nothing to loose but all to gain. Will try as it's fun to experiment 🍺
  3. M

    Stout + Maple syrup for priming

    Have just enjoyed a Lidl can of Stout and Maple syrup it has got me thinking. If I was to batch prime before bottling with Maple Syrup, equivalent to sugar as suggested by the Brewers Friend online calculator would some of the flavour and taste come through? The plan is to try this with a Wilco...
  4. M

    Kiwi and lime cider

    Hi All, family would like me to brew a cider. My wife is partial to Old Mout Kiwi & Lime. Having never brewed a cider, can anyone suggest a kit to pimp or should I try a turbo cider recipe and modify it! Thanks in advance.
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    Pimping a Wilco Cerveza lager

    Thanks for enquiries. I ended up only using 500 g of spray malt and replacing the yeast with two packets of Cross My Loof Hell yeast. Temperature was an issue as the garage was around 10 degrees, to use my fish tank heater that would only go down to 18 deg I used a segmented timer switch and had...
  6. M

    Pulled the plug on my fermenter !!, advice please

    So much to learn, so little time😄 After adding the hop pellets, low and behold fermentation has started again. Happy days.
  7. M

    Pulled the plug on my fermenter !!, advice please

    Oh, this is embarrassing. I checked the SG and it's down to 1015, so panic over. Have added the hops and just cracked open a previous bottled Porter to celebrate! Sorry to have wasted everyone's time, I never thought it would fermented down that quickly.
  8. M

    Pulled the plug on my fermenter !!, advice please

    Thanks guys, no not stirred. Will try that tonight. This morning it was 12 hours after being reheated. Will try tonight after work.
  9. M

    Pulled the plug on my fermenter !!, advice please

    I am brewing a MJ Irish Red Ale, all going well with fementation untill I switched off the power supply in the garage. Now the temperature has dropped from 22 to 12, fementation has stopped. Warming back up to 22 has not restarted the fementation, I assume I have to re-start it with a starter...
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    Pimping a Wilco Cerveza lager

    As a newbie to this forum I have enjoyed learning about my new hobby, a superb knowledge base I have used spray malts to improve the body of bitters and would now like to try this with Lager. My understanding suggests that that the Cerveza could well be a Steam Beer, a lager brewed with ale...
  11. M

    Bottle Conditioning

    Thanks everyone, I now understand the process better. Looks like I will be attempting to earn more brownie points😁
  12. M

    Bottle Conditioning

    After brewing in my cold garage using a heated FV I would like to bring the bottles indoors for conditioning. SHMBO has other ideas about 40 bottles being spread around the house. I have been granted a small area that would acceptable but can only take 20. My question is would the remaining...
  13. M

    Festival Pride of London Porter, priming question

    Thanks guys, I have already added the sugar, as suggested by dissolving in boiled water. My possible mistake from further reading is that in my attempt to thoroughly mix I may have stirred it too vigorously. Now I am thinking about oxidation issues, for my next brew should I be worrying? I had...
  14. M

    Draught ale from a bottle

    Thanks, are we saying it's OK the bottle without priming (not bottled conditioned) just need to confirm the jargon🤔 As previously suggested it looks like I should conduct trials with a reduced sugar amount of 1 gram and some bottles with none. Thanks everyone for their imput.
  15. M

    Draught ale from a bottle

    I always brew using bottles, I have given up with cheap plastic kegs leaking and do not have the space for them either My question as a Newbie is that I am happy to drink sparkling Larger, a 500 ml swing top primed with 1/2 teaspoon of granulated sugar, but when I brew Stout or Ale I prefer a...
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    Festival Pride of London Porter, priming question

    With this kit (my first) it comes with priming sugar and suggests syphoning the beer into another 5 gal container and mixing in all of the sugar. Then fill all of my bottles from this container. I am just worried about getting all the sugar thoroughly mixed before bottling, does anyone desolve...
  17. M

    Half measures

    yes, its is going to be a standard 1 can Wilco kit that I experiment with.
  18. M

    Half measures

    I am thinking about the starting my first can kit with modified ingredients. In the past I have always used granulated sugar but now wish to try spraymalt. As an idea could I split the can kit in half and trial one with lightmalt and the other with dark to compare later. I am looking to achieve...
  19. M

    Keg That Giveaway!

    I would love to win the Malty Toffee Hoppy, Its one that is on my radar.
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