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  1. Jun 12, 2018 at 1:44 PM #1

    Mr Fro

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    Hello ladies and gents,

    The last time I tried brewing I was a teenager *cough, cough* years ago and have just started again.

    I've got a batch of Smugglers Special brewing now which is due to be bottled on Friday.

    Unfortunately I got the brew on right in the middle of the hot spell so it got a bit warm and it's not tasting magnificent at the moment. Time will tell how it pans out...

    I read the John Palmer book before embarking on this little venture but wish I'd found this forum too - I've already picked up loads of handy hints for the next one.

    Anyway, good to be here and I'm looking forward to joining in the shenanigans.

    Cheers,
    Fro
     
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  2. Jun 12, 2018 at 2:08 PM #2

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    Welcome to the forum. I have made loads of wine but am about to embark on the beer route so soaking up as much info as i can. Great friendly group to be a part of.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2018 at 2:43 PM #3

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  4. Jun 12, 2018 at 6:37 PM #4

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    Welcome aboard Fro, I'm sure your beer will be fine after a little while in the bottle, it's very forgiving. Get planning that next brew.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2018 at 7:56 PM #5

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    Already on it. ;) I've got a Brupaks Birkby kit ready and waiting although having read Clibit's simple AG thread I'm eager to give that a go!

    One thing I hadn't thought of beforehand was the agony of cleaning and de-labelling 40 bottles...
     
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  6. Jun 12, 2018 at 9:11 PM #6

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    Howdy. As for bottles... only bother with labels that readily come away in hot water...leave the plastic or foil types on..not worth the effort!
     
  7. Jun 12, 2018 at 9:13 PM #7

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  8. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:30 PM #8

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    Oh, and just for amusement value, here's the morning after brew day:
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    It was a bit more frisky than I expected!
     
  9. Jun 16, 2018 at 3:52 PM #9

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    Hi and welcome tothe forum...
    Certainly a lively one and could certainly do with a blow off tube by the look of that though can't see any sign of an airlock on that''''
     
  10. Jun 16, 2018 at 4:26 PM #10

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    Welcome to the Forum! :thumb:
     
  11. Jun 16, 2018 at 8:00 PM #11

    Mr Fro

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    Yeah, I know. The bloke in the shop said not to fit them as it's not a gas tight lid...

    I've got some now for the next brew.
     
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  12. Jun 16, 2018 at 8:58 PM #12

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    Good day! :gulp:

    My brew instructor said: if you need a blow off tube, it's just too full.
    Since then I leave 25% head space, and never had problems again.
    Odds are you used a yeast that can stand temps of around 23ºC, not a pitiful lager yeast that faints above 18º. It'll be okay, give it time.
    Haven't read the Palmer book but the reputation is solid :thumb:
     

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