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  2. Smashed Crabs

    Brew Day!! Watcha' got, eh!? 2018

    Has it's benefits.. Just ask Marilyn Manson 🤣
  3. Dozer71

    Reusing yeast - the starter method

    If it is an induction cooktop, it won't work with pyrex - need metal base on pots/pans
  4. Beerlust

    Coopers Maltings

    I've only used the Ale malt & Lager/Pilsner malt in a handful of partial mash brews thus far & each turned out well (I thought). I'm no expert but it looked to be very good quality grain. I have some on my shelves here atm. I'll leave the efficiency speak to the full AG geeks. If you can get hold of some Ben, definitely give it a go & make your own assessments after a few brews with it. Cheers, Lusty.
  5. Fergy1987

    Reusing yeast - the starter method

    If its one of those Glasstop stove tops yeah I think that's what they do where they go on and off once the heat is up. You will definitely miss cooking with gas!
  6. Otto Von Blotto

    No chill

    Well also because we were moving out pretty soon after lol. I use it quite a lot for washing and rinsing brewing equipment but otherwise it doesn't get much use. If we soak anything it's usually in a bucket.
  7. Otto Von Blotto

    Reusing yeast - the starter method

    So I had a go at boiling some water in my 5L flask on the stove earlier and wasn't entirely convinced about it. The element or whatever it is under the glass top kept going on and off the whole time. Maybe that's how they work I dunno. Anyway, I am used to using gas and much prefer it anyway, so this solution will be what I do from now on. Side burner on the barbie to the rescue!
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  9. supernerdy

    Toucan stout

    Choc Malt Grains.. dont wanna sound racist
  10. Mark D Pirate

    Coopers Maltings

    Yup, quality products. Good and consistent extract yields. Kernel size is rather large so mill to suit
  11. Mark D Pirate

    Beer in gas line

    Annnnd we're back to normal . Magnum is a valuable tool to many brewers simply because it's great at bittering then getting out of the way. I use it in many styles just for FWH to avoid too much vegetal matter in boil using low AA% hops
  12. Smashed Crabs

    Brew Day!! Watcha' got, eh!? 2018

    Throwing down a 11 Litre Ale Malt / Centennial SMASH. Just pulled my ribs out that have been cooking for 8 hrs.. wish I had a smoker but still going to put this on a burger later... mm beer n ribs.
  13. porschemad911

    thomas coopers wheat can yeast ?????

    WLP351 is my favourite, loved it in a Dunkelweizen. Just give it time for the sulphur to dissipate before bottling.
  14. porschemad911

    No chill

    Haha I'm guessing you don't use the laundry tub much if you've never bought another plug.
  15. porschemad911

    Toucan stout

    Sounds really tasty!
  16. Beerlust

    Magnetic Stir Plate

    As you say, at least it works fine.
  17. Hairy

    Magnetic Stir Plate

    That is below the belt.
  18. Beerlust

    Magnetic Stir Plate

    It looks slightly longer than 3cm but we'll take your SWMBO's word for it. Cheers, Lusty.
  19. Beerlust

    Beer in gas line

    Hairy will have enough trouble giving them away. 🤣 If I was at a library looking for a book with this title, I'd start by looking in the "Fiction" section. Any tasting notes that use "awesomeness" & Magnum in the same sentence are obviously doctored. Cheers, Lusty.
  20. King Ruddager

    Galactipa

    Whoops, typo
  21. Beer Baron

    Beer in gas line

    I think you should get a bottle sent your way and provide extensive tasting notes on the awesomeness of magnum hops!!
  22. Beerlust

    Beer in gas line

    Enjoy that facet while it lasts.
  23. Hairy

    Beer in gas line

    It is crash chilling and will be bottled on the weekend. The sample was 'interesting'.
  24. supernerdy

    Advent Calander

    I've had a few mismatches in the past from tap so I dont mind it. Nothings gonna knock off the tingleberry for worst beer. Just had today's to and funnily enough was a good comparison to my own home brew! Although was only so so.. photo and reveal tomorrow
  25. Beer Baron

    Magnetic Stir Plate

    Interesting read!! Thanks Hairy
  26. porschemad911

    Todays tastings

    Here's what I would do (and mostly have done, minus the big enough pot). Buy a big cooler (3x your intended fermenter volume to allow for big beers) with a drain valve, add bazooka screen and ball valve - there's your mash tun. Buy a pot big enough to double as your hot liquor tank and boil kettle (2 - 3x your intended fermenter volume). One factor to keep the price down. Consider a smaller batch size which means buying smaller equipment (cheaper) and let's you use the kitchen stove (no need for a burner or element). Another factor to keep the price down. Consider no-chill in the kettle - no chiller, cube, ball valve on your kettle or siphon needed. One factor to save on time. Consider a no-sparge mash, you're then just going from hlt to mash tun to boil kettle. One factor to save on mess. No BIAB - saves wort dripping everywhere, which it will do. Cheers, John
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