What i'm brewing at the moment

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #284568 Crastney
Wed May 27, 2015 1:18 pm

I still haven't got round to bottleing that elderberry stuff in previous post. I need to do it soon though as I'm going to The Homebrew Festival in two weeks time, and will take some with me for appraisal.
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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #286210 geigercounter120
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:07 pm

For my first ever homebrew attempt (well, aside from a failed apple juice cider many years ago) I'm trying the bay & rosemary ale from Andy H's book. Scaled back ingredients to give me approx 7l liquid in my fermenter. Been going for 11d now. Not far off bottle time once gravity readings flatten off. Tastes nice. Bay def adds character. Looking forward to sampling it! :drunken:
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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #286212 Green Aura
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:48 pm

Sounds tasty, let us know how it turns out. Try and keep some for a few weeks. My OH makes beer and it definitely changes (and improves) in the bottle over the space of a few weeks. It hadn't occurred to me that beer matures but it does.
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Post: #286234 geigercounter120
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:49 pm

Will do. Just bottled it up this eve & will give it a few weeks to condition. Fingers crossed!

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Post: #286253 Brewtrog
Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:38 pm

If you can find the patience (I rarely can) a month in bottle is always best for conditioning, 2 weeks warm 2 weeks cold.

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #286304 geigercounter120
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:30 pm

well so far so good. bottled on NYE & still untouched! beginning to clear nicely after a cloudy start. Fingers remain crossed :)

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Post: #286312 Green Aura
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:49 pm

Our black treacle beer seems to be a complete bust. We bottled it just before Christmas and have tried a bottle every week since then. Flat as a pancake and still tastes like black treacle.
Don't think we'll try that again. Fortunately the treacle was a freebie - left over when we closed the bakery.
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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #286329 geigercounter120
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:37 pm

Turned out nice! Slightly ginger aroma. Subtle herbal flavour. Recommended recipe. Will likely brew this again.

Cheers Andy!

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Post: #286332 Green Aura
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:18 am

Splendid. We'll maybe give it a try.
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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #286908 kenny850
Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:26 pm

just got 20 ltrs beerkit on the go, its my first for about 6 yrs but hope to do loads more now I have the time

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Re: What i'm brewing at the moment

Post: #286914 Brewtrog
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:18 pm

What kit? Currently have a cooper's English bitter (20L) and a brewferm diablo (10L) ready for bottling tomorrow.

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Post: #286916 kenny850
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:28 am

Hi Brewtrog, its a Coopers Dark ale, I did one years ago and thought it was awful initially but after I let it mature in a pressure barrel for a couple of months it excellent. I have a small stock of kits I have brought with me so hope to get a bit of stock made


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