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  1. PaddyBrew2

    What's in Your Fermenter? 2018

    I’ve cracked one tonight. Just over two weeks in the bottle but wowsers it’s a good one. It reminds me of a porter/stout back home called Murphy’s. But with added coconut we’ll done Coopers
  2. PaddyBrew2

    Flat Beer

    Sometimes you can read too much into things or obsess about things that in the end don’t really matter. A perfect beer should look clear, adequately carbonated , nice head and lacing. That’s what they all look like on ads and pics right?! a beer is 99% flavour and 1% aesthetics. You could have a pint of band aid that looked like the dogs bollocks but you’d be in bed for a week after it Or you could have a beer that mightn’t look as bubbly, vivacious or creamy like all the ones in the pictures but wow does it taste good. I’ve often remarked on here that some of the higher end craft beer that 30 bucks a six pack, when poured has little head after five minutes but boy does it hit the spot
  3. PaddyBrew2

    Flat Beer

    that glass cleaning schedule would quickly grate on you everytime you wanted to blow a few suds off
  4. PaddyBrew2

    Alcohol content

    Bunnings sells turps for five bucks
  5. PaddyBrew2

    Flat Beer

    I’ve had no issues with the coopers IPA. I have my kit version of the pirate left leftover as well as the ROTM Bavarian IPA which is tasting awesome after 4 weeks in the bottle. My only issue with it is the colour. It’s too amber to be an IPA. But taste wise it’s fine when amped up with grains and hops
  6. PaddyBrew2

    Where's my heat belt?

    I stick a hot water bottle into my fridge when it dips below 18. Works a treat
  7. PaddyBrew2

    What other hobbies do brewers have??

    brew kombucha, make beef jerky (which ive made threads on here) also play rugby union I was in Sydney last week for the final test between the irish and the convicts) Also play guitar, but more of a self taught hobby than anything serious I like to game also on xbox but thats far more intermittent these days as rarely have the time. unless herself is out and about
  8. PaddyBrew2

    What do you do for a crust?

    I work for one of the big banks, work in credit. So any of you guys who have purchased property through one of the big 4 in the past couple of years , i may have dealt with you . its why i drink
  9. PaddyBrew2

    flat beer

    having the same issue. bottled the bavarian IPA 8 days ago. had a squeeze of the PET bottles just there. No sign of life and also no sign of the yeast which floats to the bottom. Shone a light through it and turned upside down and can see some floating particles. I stuck the inkbird into the press where they are stored to see what the ambinet is and it came in around 17.9. granted its only a week and im in no rush to crack them open but usually the bottles are firm with sign of yeast sediment at the bottom
  10. The Nottingham yeast packet resembles something that fell out of a concreters ar$e pocket. Is the yeast packet meant to be hard and clumpy. If not, will it be fine after rehydrating ?
  11. PaddyBrew2

    Recipe of the Month

    I wonder can the coconut be dry hopped commando style rather than the roasting it first. I use my frying pan to cook all sorts and wouldn’t trust transferring from it to the fv
  12. PaddyBrew2

    10 day krausen

    krausen is still very noticeable after 10 days . i do recall the dry malt extract kilo was super lumpy so perhaps the yeast are still chewing away at it? Brew is sitting at about 18.5 degrees . its the bavaria IPA from last months ROTM i dry hopped yesterday but it didnt do much and i also gave a little shake of the fv. havent taken a hydrometer yet as i usually leave it til at least 2 weeks but this is by far the longest ive had krausen. any thoughts peeps
  13. PaddyBrew2

    Recipe of the Month

    just ordered it too. sounds delish.
  14. how long is a brew day with the crown urn ?
  15. PaddyBrew2

    Craft Beer Prices - Getting Expensive or Just Me?

    i have to admit , i liked their pale ale, golden ale and their IPA. but when the conglomerate took over it was goodnight irene. I still go there every now and then cos the missus loves their chilli mussels but beer wise, you certainly don't get value for money. and it doesnt matter how many hot hipster waitresses they throw at you, if it tastes like pish,it tastes like pish