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  1. Popo

    Grain Mills

    That is certainly great customer service. I bought from them once before and had a good experience. That's a step above though. Good deal!
  2. Popo

    Grain Mills

    7kg+ of free grain?!
  3. Popo

    Home Brew on Holidays

    Hahaha. There is the cool factor I suppose!
  4. Popo

    Home Brew on Holidays

    I was thinking the same thing. Surely that would be cheaper and easier?
  5. Popo

    Recommendations for Beers while in England

    I was over there at this time of year a couple of years ago (time flies!). I'd forgotten about the Christmas beers. It was fun trying each pub's offering. Even in the small town I stayed in, there was a good variety. Looks like you're getting stuck in! Have fun
  6. Popo

    Recommendations for Beers while in England

    Brewdog. Enjoy your trip!
  7. Popo

    Bottle wash question

    I reckon you try and find a more convenient way than boiling the bottles @PeterC1525230181. That would get old pretty quickly.
  8. Popo

    Bottle wash question

    No problem at all. As Fergy said, I'd probably hit them with sanitiser just prior to bottling. Chances are they'd be fine if you did it the night before but I usually err on the side of caution with this stuff.
  9. Popo

    Advent Calander

    For anyone interested, the Boozebud ones are now 30% off with free postage if you use the code on their website. Not a bad deal.
  10. Popo

    Advent Calander

    I agree! A really interesting beer.
  11. Popo

    Dry hopping questions

    Nah, no risk. I'd chuck the whole 100g in. You can always give it some time to mellow if that's too much. I really enjoyed the effect of dry hopping when I upped it to those levels. I recently bought a vacuum sealer and would highly recommend it. Much easier and effective than trying to wrap them up or keep them sealed. I should have done it sooner I don't reckon you need to buy a real expensive one if you only use it occasionally for hops. They will last for months stored like that. Probably longer though I'd prefer not to. I've recommended the Fruit Salad Ale a few times. It uses Cascade and Amarillo. It's a winner. It's in the recipe database
  12. Popo

    What's in Your Fermenter? 2018

    Two saisons. Well, one batch but I'm splitting the wort and fermenting it with two different yeasts. 3711 French Saison and Belle Saison. I bought the 3711 specifically for this batch but had the Belle already in the fridge. I would have had to make a starter with the 3711 and haven't done that before and was a bit confused by the calculators. So I thought I'd do something different. Two beers. I've never split a batch before so looking forward seeing the difference.
  13. Popo

    Cleaning a new/old FV

    Just read about Milton tablets - it sounds pretty effective. I'd definitely give it a good Napisan or perc soak first anyway though.
  14. Popo

    Cleaning a new/old FV

    I'd give it a good soak in Napisan and a good wipe/scrub with a soft cloth. Then a thorough rinse out. If there was any visible signs of anything in there I'd do it again. Disassemble the tap and make sure the thread and inside of the tap get soaked as well at some point. Be on the lookout for any internal scratches as they can hide bugs you don't want in there. Maybe bleach if you made sure it had a really good rinse afterwards? If all looked good, I'd hit it with a good dose of your stellar san as per usual before putting a brew in. Nice pick up. Good luck with it.
  15. Popo

    Kit based Sour style

    The kit sounds like a pretty good way to have a first crack.