B&M kits

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  1. Aug 2, 2018 #181

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    My bitter is ready to bottle, but I completely forgot to do the dry hop and I go on holiday in a couple of days. So I'm just going to make a hop tea from the included hop pellets and add that along with the sugar in to the secondary before bottling.
    I'll run the hop tea through a coffee filter first to give it a chance at being clear.
    Then it can carbs up for a couple of weeks whilst I am away and hopefully be ready for a wee taste when I get back!
     
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    Are these the said B&M IPA Kits?
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    Yep.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2018 #184

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    Super. The Range also do a 40 pint kit of IPA by the same manufacturer.... I am guessing it isn't the same as these i got today?
     
  5. Aug 4, 2018 #185

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    Not bought one myself but as far as I know they're not the same kit. They are made by the same manufacturer but the range kits don't include the dry hops or the dextrose

    Cheers. Tom
     
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    Some have hops now and have a "Now with real hops!" type announcement on the bag that I found funny for some reason.

    OOoh - linky me doo, and it includes these B&M kits - Now with natural hops!

    It calls the B&M kits half batch kits so I think the 11.5 litres / 20 pints is the target. Which is nice.
     
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  7. Aug 4, 2018 #187

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    Hmmmm what can view mean about "real" hops? Be nice to think they've upped the spec on them.
    Anyone tried the range kits lately?

    Cheers. Tom
     
  8. Aug 4, 2018 #188

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    Drinking my real ale now, lovely aroma. Wish they had the IPA in stock. Brilliant batch size for my 9 ltr corny.
     
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    The American Ipa is pretty nice even drunk young and cloudy. Ferment 5 days. Dry hop 2 days force carb for 24 hours at 30 psi. Lovely.

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    You've got Gungeivitis!
     
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    just tried a bottle of my second real ale kit. I made it with a kilo of mashed pale malt instead of the dextrose that came in the box.
    bit of a disappointment compared to the first one that was as per instruction.
    no hoppy-ness at all. bland and only 3%
     
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    Posts like this make me want to come out of retirement! clapa clapa

    I made a good living out of telling production operators to "Read the fecking Manual." whenever they had a problem! :thumb:

    Look on the bright side. You have learned two valuable lessons:
    1. "Experimentation will occasionally result in failure."
    2. "It may not be palatable but it is still drinkable."
    I guess it happens to everyone who tries something different. I broke my own 2+2+2 rule and had a quick sip of my own B&M Bitter (Dry Hopped with Perle); and it's still as bitter as the milk from a witches tit! aheadbutt
     
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    Building up stock due to recent house move

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    eh?
     
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    image.jpeg Reduced in my B &M
     
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    Hotdog IPA! Now that could be interesting. A little briney like a Gose but with a fuller body.....
     
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    Hoho, knew when I posted receipt I set myself up. Lol
     
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    Was passing my local B&M earlier, so nipped in to check out availability. Lots of lager, but I managed to find the last Real Ale kit, to add to the IPA kit that I already have in the cupboard. Will put one on, as soon as I have room in my brewfridge.
     
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    It could have been a lot worse. :laugh8:
     
  20. Aug 7, 2018 #200

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    I picked up 2 ipa's the other day from my local and they had a shelf full of ipa, real ale and the lager. I put both the ipa's in today and brewed to 20l. will see how it turns out but from what I've heard they are pretty good my og was 1.056.
     

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