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  1. Oct 6, 2019 #2121

    Rodcx500z

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    Hi Cheshire cat, there is a hbs in St Helens I think it's called the wine loft, it's next door to the YMCA I have only used it once, they will pack and have your order ready if you ring them acheers.
     
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    Thanks Rod I'll try them.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2019 #2123

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    Hi pal. Yes definitely! It's a great place and the couple who own it are very friendly and knowledgeable. A lot more stuff stocked in Leyland too. You just have to remember the opening times. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and open Thursday Friday and Saturday. Not sure about Co2 as don't have that technology yet Lol
     
  4. Oct 6, 2019 #2124

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    Cheers Andy
     
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    +1 on what Andy says Leyland is my prefared choice
     
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    Last Friday I had a CBA (cant be Ar$ed) with all grain day and fancied a Christmas ale so checked out the extract kits on offer. Didn't want overly ginger flavour as I prefer that in Summer and was aiming for more of a Hoegaarden/mulled wine affair.
    Wilkos had one of their payday sales on so hoovered up a Winter ale twocan kit (cinnamon apple flavouring). Its a 32pint kit so ideal for the corny, Bumped up the strength a smidge with 100g of brewing sugar I had lying around and set her running. Nice gentle airlock action after 12 hrs through to day 4)Added the spice flavour sachet on day 4 as per. (Also picked up a Woodfordes Wherry and a dark fruits cider kit for the next CBA day whenever that be. athumb..)

    Tuesday I knocked up a batch of my Peronicloni as the temp in my garage has dropped to a stable 12deg.

    To make 20ltrs
    3KG Pils Malt
    .75KG Flaked Maize
    150min steep @150c
    60min boil
    10g Magnum @60min
    8g Saaz @15 + 1 tab Britewort
    8g Saaz at Flameout
    Crossmyloof Kölsch yeast.

    Makes a really nice crisp lager, good head retention.

    Today I revisited the Xmas ale. surprisingly nice flavour out of the turkey baster (well it is a Christmas ale) but not quite spicy enough so popped in a Schwartz mulled wine T Bag on a string and will revisit in a few days.
    Think it will be a good brew for Christmas afternoon watching The Italian Job.
     
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    Brewed a Winter Spiced Ale, to be ready in time for Christmas (I hope). Had a nice brewday, until I noticed after I transferred all the beer into the fermenter that there was an old hop or something gross stuck in the wort chiller line. So might not come out okay. Oh well. Shrug.
     
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    If you used a yeast starter the hungry buggers should hopefully devour any less welcome critters.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2019 #2129

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    bottle swap please :laugh8:
     
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    I bottled that one last Wednesday. It was already lovely out of the fermenter.
    Roll on 4 weeks (if I can last that long).
     
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    I'm brewing Arctic Ale it's a Norse Pilsner.
    5000g Pilsner malt
    200g Honey Malt
    CML Hog Norsk yeast
    50g Styrian Wolf
    25g Rakau
     
  12. Oct 9, 2019 #2132

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    Today's brew was inspired by (ie mostly copied from) @An Ankoù's Red IPA that placed second in July's forum competition, which I was privileged to judge. I've made a few changes to the malt bill just to suit my own tastes. I've added a little Munich and wheat malts, which I tend to add to most of my recipes, and some caramunich because I just wanted a little more caramel coming through. If it's anywhere near as good as An's then I'll be happy acheers.

    Red X IPA

    Recipe Specs
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    Batch Size (L): 20.5
    Total Grain (kg): 6.0
    Total Hops (g): 320
    Original Gravity (OG): 1.064
    Final Gravity (FG): 1.015
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.5 %
    Colour (SRM): 18
    Bitterness (IBU): 59 (Tinseth)
    Boil Time (Minutes): 75

    Grain Bill
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    5.000 kg Red-X Malt (83%)
    0.500 kg Munich I (8%)
    0.200 kg Wheat Malt (4%)
    0.300 kg Caramunich I (5%)

    Hop Bill
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    20 g Magnum @ 60 Minutes

    25 g Amarillo @ 15 Minutes
    25 g Cascade @ 15 Minutes
    25 g Mosaic @ 15 Minutes

    25 g Amarillo Whirlpool
    25 g Cascade Whirlpool
    25 g MosaicWhirlpool

    50 g Amarillo 3 Days Dry Hop
    50 g Cascade 3 Days Dry Hop
    50 g Mosaic 3 Days Dry Hop

    Notes
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    Single step Infusion at 64°C for 60 Minutes.
    Fermented at 19°C with CML Pale Ale Yeast
     
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    You're far too kind, Strange Steve, but you've reminded me that I too must get a brew of the original on as soon as we get back from swanning round Carcassonne. The beer down these parts shows little if any improvement on that up north, it's just dearer. Surviving on Pilsner Urquell and Duvel Citra from Monoprix!
    I'd be very interested to hear how the recipe modifications work out. Perhaps a bottle swap might be arranged, postage permitting?
     
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    Absolutely, though I have little doubt that I've made the recipe worse if anything :laugh8:
     
  15. Oct 11, 2019 #2135

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    Bottled my kolsch last night. 44 bottles. This is for visitors at Christmas, not wasting my good stuff on carlsberg Drinkers
     
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    Brewed a Czech Pilsner adapted from the GH book. Efficiency went a bit haywire so it looks like it will end up at 6% instead of the intended 4.5%!
     
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    Ruby Red Ale
     
  18. Oct 12, 2019 #2138

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    Outback Ale No.2, my Nelson Sauvin & Galaxy pale ale. I just love those two hops.
     
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    Brewed my standard porter/ stout, don't know how to classify it. consists of Pale malt, Vienna, oats, crystal, chocolate malt and a little roasted barley. Hopped with magnum to about 44 ibu. Og of 1.066
     
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    Got my Kolsch yeast from CML today so if it rains then that's next.
     

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