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Beer is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. Although I quite like going for walks with my kids, swimming, cycling, running, high power rocketry, photography, chocolate and coding....


Apr
8
comment Should I dunk my dry hops?
In my experience marbles aren't heavy enough to submerge a hop bag. Even small stainless weights aren't enough if you have a lot of hops. I know off some homebrewers who use sterilised smooth stones, as they're the only thing heavy enough for the job.
Apr
8
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Mar
22
answered Any way to remove painted on labels?
Feb
25
answered How to use a Hambleton Bard s30 cylinder?
Dec
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Nov
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May
26
answered Tips for my first English IPA
May
25
comment What is the best book for beginning home brewers?
Not trying to be funny, but I get down voted for suggesting a good book that I feel is right for a beginner, but this gets up voted when it's clearly not a beginners book... Can we please have a bit of consistency.
May
21
comment What hop should I use to get Fuller's IPA hop taste and aroma?
You'll find Fuller's IPA half way down this page - fullers.co.uk/rte.asp?id=175 They are also doing one at the moment called Bengal Lancer, which is really nice and has that classic Fuller's marmalade thing going on.
May
21
comment What is the best book for beginning home brewers?
Then we'll have to agree to disagree on this one... ;-)
May
20
answered What is the best book for beginning home brewers?
May
19
comment What to do with a stuck fermentation after 2 days with my first beer kit?
Tetragrammaton, see brewchez answer below.
May
17
comment What to do with a stuck fermentation after 2 days with my first beer kit?
It depends... I have books that say give it a good thrash as it may be a lack of oxygen that caused the fermentation to stick, so you need to put some more in. However, as other have said, check the gravity and see what's going on.
May
17
comment What to do with a stuck fermentation after 2 days with my first beer kit?
It depends... I have books that say give it a good thrash as it may be a lack of oxygen that caused the fermentation to stick, so you need to put some more in.