The Home Brew Thread

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leenorris78

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I just looked up the meaning of pontificating........

I am way above my ability in English. I will get on with working out the best way to add chocolate to a stout.  :ph34r:

 

leenorris78

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100g chocolat nibs soaked in 100g Vodka for a week with 3 vanilla pods. Added before bottling.

15g cocoa powder with 15 mins to go in the boil.

In the bottles now carbing up.

 
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Chumpy

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  1. No
 Home-brewing well worth the initial outlay-time-hassle, BUT:

  - too easy to enjoy the product, so my last brew was last March ...

a)2 plastic Wilko 40pt + barrels at c. £20 each

b)some tubing for syphoning etc

c)cheap Asda 'Little Gem' or something nappie-sterilizing tabs redone in storage-plastic bottle every 3 months

d)left-over plastic nappy-bucket with lid for initial 14-day ish fermentation

e)home-made ex-metal-hangar-rubber-banded J-cloth in-barrel brush ...

  Even using cheapest finest 40 pts monthly home-brew kits-39p a brew sugar kg ...

 

Chumpy

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 May you all suitably-imbibe/enjoy home brew.

I stopped 1 yr ago 'cos it was too good-cheap.

 
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Chumpy

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  1. No
 ... For FAT.-day, Morrisons selling SN Spit. etc for only £1 recyclable paper-glass-plastic metal bottle ...

Still stuck on cheaper Aldi Taurus cider and litre-whisky 14 units weekly ...

 
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Chumpy

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  1. No
 Must get out my barrels etc soon, but know I would go up to 20 units weekly/pay less tax to NHS ...

 

Chumpy

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  1. No
 Still sticking to cheap cider 10-20 units weekly, plus top-up of cheap adequate Scotch (40 units Aldi monthly max.).

Over 4 days each 7.

 

Chumpy

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  1. No
... Just testing again Greene King 'Abbot Ale' tins about £4.75-£5.00 for 4 x 500ml =

Not bad/like the tin/have contacted Greene King online weeks ago to translate the Latin (I already did...) -

Greene King reply = gobbledydook attachment ...

Fruitcake my arse though - like wine-single malt overpriced-descriptions ???

Still prefer (if not brewing ale), Tanglefoot or Spitfire.

ABBOT ALE tin =

…'Cervisia cocta ut optima qualis sit talis videatur. Potus ex hordeo corrupto confec …
…ordearia et aequale compensatione lupi.  Cervisia diuturnius cocta compositione sing …'

 

Chumpy

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  1. No
ALDI Sainte Etienne lager not bad for £2.79 for 4/ditto white lobster-tin Guinness draught ...

Have tried 1 of each so far/still resisting home-brewing again.

 
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Chumpy

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  1. No
 Was given a bottle of Plymouth Gin on Christmas day - magnificent/lasted us a week before returning to Aldi now £14.99 litre of Highland Earl whisky monthly (to go with 2 litres weekly of Taurus/bit of tinned beer every now and tonight for BBC footie).

 We drank more units when home-beautifully-brewing - now we have 10-28 units weekly bought stuff.

WINE-Champers - pah!!!