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by bitter_dave
Sun May 05, 2024 7:39 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello again :)
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Hello again :)

Welcome back!

Sussex Best is my favourite beer in the world! Let us know how you get on
by bitter_dave
Sat Apr 20, 2024 6:55 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Bittering/Aroma hop ratio
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Bittering/Aroma hop ratio

I'm sure Graham Wheeler talked about the ratio of bittering to late hops is one of his books, although the amounts of late hops in his recipes would be considered modest by the standards of today (leaving aside ridiculous craft beers)
by bitter_dave
Sat Apr 06, 2024 8:03 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: It Only Took 10 Years & 5 Minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: It Only Took 10 Years & 5 Minutes

I ' made' (assembled?) a dip tube thing for my Burco as there was a lot of dead space if you just screw a hop stopper thing in the back of the tap. I found that helpful and was very easy to make. Sparge arm sounds tricky.
by bitter_dave
Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: It Only Took 10 Years & 5 Minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: It Only Took 10 Years & 5 Minutes

I fitted a tap like that to my Burco boiler and it was much better for brewing than the tap it came with
by bitter_dave
Thu Apr 04, 2024 7:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: It Only Took 10 Years & 5 Minutes
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: It Only Took 10 Years & 5 Minutes

Nicely done MarkA
by bitter_dave
Wed Apr 03, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop suppliers (whole)
Replies: 21
Views: 851

Re: Hop suppliers (whole)

Worcester Hop Shop?
by bitter_dave
Fri Feb 23, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: sugar
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: sugar

I don't really use sugar much in beers, but I'm betting that for a lot of ales you would be better off buying a kilo of some nice brown sugar than so called brewing sugar (and it would probably be cheaper).
by bitter_dave
Sun Feb 04, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: The Old Swan Inn pub & brewery
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: The Old Swan Inn pub & brewery

Nice to see they do a mild. Sounds nice from the description in the real ale almanac
by bitter_dave
Sat Feb 03, 2024 2:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: The Old Swan Inn pub & brewery
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: The Old Swan Inn pub & brewery

Thoroughly enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing. What an amazing pub and history
by bitter_dave
Tue Jan 16, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Festival New Zealand Pilsner.
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: Festival New Zealand Pilsner.

Made a Old Father Hooks Bitter and bottled at weekend. Agree pouch was a pain! Give me tins any day. Box also strangely hard to open, but less of a faff than trying rinse out a pouch!
by bitter_dave
Sun Dec 31, 2023 8:31 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Review - Muntons Gold Continental Pilsner
Replies: 17
Views: 7699

Re: Review - Muntons Gold Continental Pilsner

Here is the bitter, for comparison purposes
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by bitter_dave
Sun Dec 31, 2023 10:54 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Review - Muntons Gold Continental Pilsner
Replies: 17
Views: 7699

Re: Review - Muntons Gold Continental Pilsner

Blimey, that is so much darker! I made an out of date Old English Bitter from that range and it was dark, but nothing to compare it against so don't know how it compares with the same kit made earlier. It is darker than your beer, otherwise I might be inclined to think you were accidentally given th...
by bitter_dave
Fri Nov 03, 2023 3:57 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Festival Landlords Finest Bitter
Replies: 12
Views: 16758

Re: Festival Landlords Finest Bitter

Thanks for the update. They seem to give a lot of dry hops with some of these kits. Sometimes less is more, but I get that this is a rather unfashionable view these days! I did a Woodfordes Bure Gold a while ago and the relatively small pack of hops made a nice impression (although this faded quite ...
by bitter_dave
Tue Oct 17, 2023 8:07 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Alternative to London yeast.
Replies: 9
Views: 4646

Re: Alternative to London yeast.

MashBag wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2023 7:59 am
IMO it's a bit less bland, certainly a better price.
Clears quicker & still a good floccer.
Thanks. Will have to give it a try.
by bitter_dave
Mon Oct 16, 2023 5:41 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Alternative to London yeast.
Replies: 9
Views: 4646

Re: Alternative to London yeast.

MashBag wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2023 11:39 am

Tbh, their "four" is good if not better than s-04

https://www.crossmyloofbrew.co.uk/yeast-specs
Why/how s it better?