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DDHIPA

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Hello!

Having brewed a few extract kits I made the jump and purchased a Grainfather. I brewed my first batch a couple of weeks ago (John Finch American IPA recipe from Malt Miller) which ended fermentation smelling like popcorn.... (I’ll go in to more detail in the relevant forum)
Whilst i wait until brewing again on the weekend I am re-reading John Palmers How to Brew as well as the Yeast and Water “brewing elements” books.

Brewing and researching is a welcome positive distraction from the craziness going on in the world at the moment and I’m looking forward to hopefully being self sufficient beer wise in 2021. I have even recently secured an allotment with my wife andI am planning to grow hops for a 2021 Harvest.

I’m looking forward to hopefully contributing to and benefitting from what the forum has to offer

Have a good week everyone!
 

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Welcome - looking forward to hearing about your adventures with the IPA, as it's a style I'd like to have a go with :-)
 

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Welcome to the forum and happy brewing.....IPA...MMmm. athumb..
 

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Welcome to the forum, have done quite a few AG kits from Malt Miller, never disappointed in quality of ingredients etc and the finished brew. Hope the allotment and hop growing is a success
 

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Hello!

Having brewed a few extract kits I made the jump and purchased a Grainfather. I brewed my first batch a couple of weeks ago (John Finch American IPA recipe from Malt Miller) which ended fermentation smelling like popcorn.... (I’ll go in to more detail in the relevant forum)
Whilst i wait until brewing again on the weekend I am re-reading John Palmers How to Brew as well as the Yeast and Water “brewing elements” books.

Brewing and researching is a welcome positive distraction from the craziness going on in the world at the moment and I’m looking forward to hopefully being self sufficient beer wise in 2021. I have even recently secured an allotment with my wife andI am planning to grow hops for a 2021 Harvest.

I’m looking forward to hopefully contributing to and benefitting from what the forum has to offer

Have a good week everyone!
 

melvyn.woods64

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Hi, also from the south east. I bought my Grainfather about a year ago and I am sure you will get a lot of pleasure from it. The only problem is you will now be looking out for your next brewing investment.
The want list is never ending.
 

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There definitely seems to be more brewers now in the south east. When I started brewing here in southend, I was surprised that there wasn’t a club here. The nearest is Chelmsford way.
 

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There definitely seems to be more brewers now in the south east. When I started brewing here in southend, I was surprised that there wasn’t a club here. The nearest is Chelmsford way.
It would be interesting to know if there are any clubs around and where they are, I am in the Surrey area.
Can any Forum members help?
 

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It would be interesting to know if there are any clubs around and where they are, I am in the Surrey area.
Can any Forum members help?
Not many of us in Surrey - but if you look at the "Forum Member Map" post you can see a cluster near Farnham/Aldershot
 
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We will be looking at maybe starting a HB club at our brewery in Farnham if people think it is something that people would be into?
 

DDHIPA

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There definitely seems to be more brewers now in the south east. When I started brewing here in southend, I was surprised that there wasn’t a club here. The nearest is Chelmsford way.
I think with the rise of craft beer and micro/macro breweries Everywhere more people will (hopefully) get into brewing. Especially given the history and locality of Kentish hops!
 

DDHIPA

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Hi, also from the south east. I bought my Grainfather about a year ago and I am sure you will get a lot of pleasure from it. The only problem is you will now be looking out for your next brewing investment.
The want list is never ending.

The grainfather basically opened a whole new avenue of wants/needs/absolute must haves

stainless conical fermenters....
 

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We will be looking at maybe starting a HB club at our brewery in Farnham if people think it is something that people would be into?
Looks like you might have a pool of helpers for when you finally move in :)
 

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