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Offline Geel Kat

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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1100 on: April 18, 2017, 08:03:13 am »
That sucks.

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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1101 on: April 18, 2017, 08:26:19 am »
So I decided on a Czech style Pilsner for my Good Friday Brewing Pleasure.

Unfortunately i have, um, cocked it up slightly....  :eek7:

My scale was on the wrong measurement for the hops, so i added about 50% more than I should have at all 3 times (start, 10min & end) -

I wonder how bitter this is going to be...?

Ahh Well....  :biggrin:
Bitter beer makes great shandy... ;-)
Reminds me of the time my dad added more than the recommended sugar when he capped one batch... Grandma was staying over and liked a shandy before supper... "Don... that is the best shandy ever!" as grandma tottered down the passage for supper... :sip:

Anyway, it's burping furiously in the fermentation chamber - the rate it'd going it will be done in a few days!

Looking forward to this one....
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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1102 on: April 18, 2017, 09:16:33 am »
Brewed an awesome Belgian Dubbel last night.
Hit all my numbers, smelled and looked brilliant.
This was one I had been looking forward to for some time, but, alas, it was not to be...
My brewing assistant dropped the carboy on the way to the fermentation chamber.
25L of wort makes one hell of a mess, not to mention the glass!
Very dissaponted as I'm now down a glass carboy and can't afford to brew again until payday!

Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!  That must have been quite a sticky mess!  :lol8:
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Re: Home beer brewing
« Reply #1103 on: April 18, 2017, 09:04:15 pm »
It was super sticky, but I think my tears did a good job of diluting it and helped clean up the mess!