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  1. talltwits

    Carbonation Drop Quantity

    Report back and let us know how you get on!
  2. talltwits

    Carbonation Drop Quantity

    Thanks guys!
  3. talltwits

    Carbonation Drop Quantity

    That’s great guys thanks for all the help! On reading your your advice I think I’ll do a bit of everything, label the bottles and see if I can notice a difference between them all. By the sounds of it I’ll not ruin it by doing different techniques and hopefully I can find my preference. On a slightly different matter. How long, on average, are you leaving the bottle before you drink? I found a few bottles that I had given family member who hadn’t drank theirs (about 1 year from bottling day) and the improvement was huge. Thanks.
  4. talltwits

    Carbonation Drop Quantity

    Hello, Quick question for you all. Previously i have used 1 teaspoon of brewing sugar for my 500ml bottles. This seems to work fine. I haven’t used many carbonation drops before apart from when I first got my kit. I used two drops per the 750 ml bottles. I have drops sitting needing to be used and no access to brewing sugar. Bottling day is fast approaching. How many carbonation drops drops would you recommend per 500ml bottle. Don’t want the beer to be flat or the bottles to explode. And surely I can’t cut the drops in half! Can I? any help is appreciated! Kyle
  5. talltwits

    Dry Hopping with Kits

    Perfect that’ll do!
  6. talltwits

    Dry Hopping with Kits

    Just throwing in a side question. I’m sure I used 1tsp of brewing sugar per 500ml bottle in the past. That be right enough yeah??
  7. talltwits

    Dry Hopping with Kits

    Cool ta. It’s just 30g of Simcoe that I have left over from a previous brew. I think I’ll just drop them in about day five then and see how I get on. Thanks for your help.
  8. talltwits

    Dry Hopping with Kits

    Brilliant thanks. I’ll just drop them in I think. I tend to leave in the FV for three weeks so you think I should put them in week two and leave in for one week?
  9. talltwits

    Dry Hopping with Kits

    Hey everybody!!! Hope you are all well and thanks for reading my post. I’ve been away from brewing for over a year and getting back into it. I have a coopers blonde blonde kit that I plan on doing at the weekend. Nothing fancy purely the kit plus 1kg brewing sugar. But I have hops left over from last time when I done a BIAB. To be precise 30g Simcoe pellets. Would these be be suitable to throw in the FV? If so what’s the best way to do this? Do I need to boil them prior to putting in? Can I throw them in loose of get them in a bag? look forward to your brewing expertise! Cheers, fae Scotland!
  10. talltwits

    Best Bottle Carbonation Techniques!

    Hey guys, Well I suppose I'm looking for better head retention. I've never had a flat beer yet so carbonation seems to be going well. I'll defo look into bulk priming Christina. It does sound a little more simple. Although I only have the one FV at the moment and I am doing smaller batches (11 litres) so measuring the tea spoon of priming sugar isn't the worst. Kelsey, I didn't realise that head retention came from the grain bill. I'm not at the stage of making my own recipes yet so if I don't get good head retention I won't take it personally ;) Good to know and I'll keep it in mind if I decide to make some minor adjustments to recipes. Thanks again.
  11. Hey guys, So I was wondering what handy tips, hints and tricks you have for getting the best results for carbonation. My current method is as follows - - for 500ml glass bottle with crown caps I use 1 level tea spoon of dextrose brewing sugar - store for three weeks in dark 18 degrees c room - prior to opening the bottle for consumption ill put in the fridge for 24 hours Very basic methods, although I do feel that the head on my beer hasn't been great on my last brews. So it's something I'm looking to improve on. So as I said before does anyone have any tips, hints or tricks to improve this or is this as much as I can do. Cheers
  12. talltwits

    URN/KETTLE/BOILER

    Yeah should be straight forward! Here's hoping anyway! I had the recipe recommend to me so I'm quite excited about it now!
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    URN/KETTLE/BOILER

    Cheers Kelsey! I ended up going for a gas burner. I've already got the gas in the garage and just had to pick up a burner from a LHBS! It arrives tomorrow along with ingredients for a Sierra Nevada pale ale! So I'll get to put it to the test!
  14. talltwits

    URN/KETTLE/BOILER

    Sounds great ta, to be honest I'm struggling to find much else. Crown do the pre assembled one at 40 litres but I can find any suppliers in the U.K. I'll keep hunting. As long as it will boil eventually that'll do the job for me. And as long as it's not rediculously long should be fine! Cheers
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    URN/KETTLE/BOILER

    Hey guys! Hope you are all well! So quick question for you all...I'm looking to upgrade to a boiler/urn to make BIAB's. Best way to describe why I'm looking for is something like King Ruddager has and uses in his videos. My hob pot I was using just wasn't working for unforeseen reasons. I know the majority of you are in Oz, and elsewhere, however can any of you recommend one for a decent price. I seen this http://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk/acatalog/Stainless-Steel-56-Ltr-Electric-Boiler.html and thought it look quite good. But I'm struggling to find other options, I know you guys rave about the Crown Urns, are these simply water boilers or specifically made for home brew. Hope this wasn't a generic question and you guys know what I mean! All the best from a sunny Scotland!
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