Sunny Sunderland

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SteveThomps
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Sunny Sunderland

Post by SteveThomps » Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:19 pm

Afternoon brewers,

Steve in Sunderland, new to brewing - currently 4.5 ltre demijohs of BrewBros All Grain kits - Looking to start some small batch SMaSH beers soon.

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Jim
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Re: Sunny Sunderland

Post by Jim » Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:21 pm

Welcome Steve. :)

There are quite a few of us in the area, though for obvious reasons we haven't met up for a while. Keep your eyes on the 'events' forum just in case.
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Re: Sunny Sunderland

Post by Eric » Fri Sep 10, 2021 4:25 pm

Welcome to Jim's, Steve. Also in Sunderland and as Jim says, it's a while since we last got together.
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Re: Sunny Sunderland

Post by SteveThomps » Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:21 am

Cheers Jim, Eric. That was my main reason to joining. I've followed the Meet chat so will look to pop along.

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Re: Sunny Sunderland

Post by f00b4r » Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:02 am

Welcome Steve.
Small batches are a great way to learn, even if the effort versus amount of beer can be higher.
One tip I would give though, don’t try and get every last drop of beer out of the demijohn, although it it’s tempting you are better to only take clear beer as the resulting beer will be clearer/ taste better and you will then usually end up with just a very thin layer of sediment in any bottle conditioned beers that is much easier to avoid pouring.

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Re: Sunny Sunderland

Post by SteveThomps » Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:38 pm

[quote=f00b4r post_id=859554 time=1631354567 user_id=14394]
don’t try and get every last drop of beer out of the demijohn

Errr, have you been watching me brew!? :=P This is something I'm learning slowly. I've got one batch fermenting now and another conditioning in bottles atm. I'm looking forward to learning thing from each batch!

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