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Discussion in 'Home Brew Enthusiasts' started by geoffles, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. geoffles

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    hi not sure if there is enough requirement for a homebrew section, just thought i would suggest it.

    Geoff
     
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    Well today I've got 30 bottles of wine and 40 pints of beer to bottle, so yes (y)
     
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    I've just bottled 40 pints of IPA ready for the run up to Christmas
     
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    I have only made 5 gall of wine this year, it stays in demijohns until I need it
     
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    Martin is getting brewing equipment from me for Christmas and our daughter has delegated me to get ingredients for gluten free beer. I have two recipes and have all that is needed for one recipe and most for the other. I hope. If not there will be disappointment on the day but Sainsbury is open Boxing day if anything has been forgotten. :)
     
  6. geoffles

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    hi what was the view, im not sure who to suggest it too, or if it should be a sub section of recipe/cooking
     
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  7. Mike B

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    Suggest it to Jim
     
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    I would be interested as I have just started brewing beer. If successful might try wine.........
     
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    All this talk of home brewing has got me started again. I used to make a lot of beer when younger and we made lots of wine when we lived in Kuwait as the local shops never stocked it for some reason :xgrin:

    So I found the home brew shop in Plymouth and went down and bought all the kit this week and now have 5 gallons of Youngs' Amber Ale bubbling away in the downstairs loo. The original plan was to put it in the keg I bought but I think I will bottle some so it will be ready to drink sooner.

    Interesting to see how things have moved on a bit since I used to home brew. Having tried using little soda syphon carbon dioxide cylinders in the past with a keg, which were just too small and expensive I see you can now get small refillable cylinders - so that will be the next purchase as the keg I bought has a lid already fitted with the correct valve. I know you can just prime the keg with sugar but that never worked for more than about half the beer at best when I used this method.

    Next year I will try making some from pure grain - no malt extract. I have a stainless steel tank which will be perfect for mashing if I fit a heating element and possibly a thermostat to it. The only problem is it is a honey tank and has 50 kg of honey in it at the moment, which I will have to find a home for!
     
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    Hiya, im a newbie and still to get organised, problem being unfortunatley recently had an op prohibiting me from lifting a tap. But i now have an ipa beer and a peach schnapps. How about we have a sample of each others at Chester ?
     
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    Never been successful with peach schnapps, any tips?
     
  13. geoffles

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    Its only a kit, i did it several years ago and it was spot on. The kit is made by prohibition.
     
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    That's the kit I used, twice, the results were rubbish in my case.
     
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    Sorry, no plans to go to Chester - too much drinking at these Fun rallies I have heard!
     
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    I just found a recipe for elderflower champagne looks incredibly easy to do. I promised the boss i wouldnt get carried away with the hobby, but me thinks its far to easy to get drawn in.
     
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    Elderflower can make a very nice wine but like all "country" wines I have come across it can take at least 12 months to make and you only get a few bottles out of a demi-john , which in our house can be gone in a week!
    I once made some wine out of pineapple juice, and lots of sugar of course, the result was undrinkable after a year but I kept it for a second year and when tasted it was like sherry! Amazing how it changed and amazing how quickly it vanished!
    Grapes or grape juice are best for quick wine. I could be drinking it 3 weeks after starting when we lived in Kuwait.
     
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    Been thinking of having a go at home brewing, so I'd certainly be interested in home brew section.
     
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    Tried some of Mike B's product yesterday. Result? :xThumb::xThumb:
     
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    we could just set up a dedicated thread to the subject in hobby's and interest like I did home brew chat
    bill
     
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