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Home Brewing

Post by Esox Lucius » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:50 am

I have been having a stab at brewing my own beer and Youtube has been very useful. I began looking at videos of bottling and all I can find on Youtube are compilations of Leeds United & Derby County from the last 5 seasons.
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Re: Home Brewing

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Ho Ho...

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Re: Home Brewing

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wrinklyhoop wrote: ↑
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Ho Ho...

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Are you heading for the C&S for the last game? I am coming down on my own so I will try to pop in and share an end of season pop.
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Will be there before Brum game. Hope you can make it πŸ˜€
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Re: Home Brewing

Post by 222gers » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:12 am

Damn, I thought thisthread would really be about home brewing, facinating topic. I tried it in the eighties when I kept being made redundant and couldn't afford the pub. In the end, the results were very good once I switched from dried yeast to liquid yeast or sometimes the culture from the bottom of a Worthington White Shield bottle.

Anyone else had a bash at it ?

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Re: Home Brewing

Post by Esox Lucius » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:05 pm

I did actually try if back in the 80's too. Followed the instructions that came with the Bitter kit and bottled it up with a spoonful of sugar in the bottom of each bottle before storing in an airing cupboard. A few weeks later it was time to try one; not very nice, a bit cloudy and smelt a lot of yeast, I only drank a couple of mouthfuls. Intending to see if they got any better if I left them a bit longer, say another month, I left the remainder in the airing cupboard... and completely forgot about them :lol: for almost a year. Once I rediscovered them I took the cap off a bottle and it poured really clear with almost no sediment in the bottom. It had a lovely hoppy taste and quite refreshing... it was also immensely strong and gave me a mother of a headache after only a bottle, a headache so brain splittingly awful that I tipped the remainder of the batch down the sink and gave up brewing my own beer. :lol: :lol: :lol: A job better left to craftsmen IMO.
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Re: Home Brewing

Post by 222gers » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:42 pm

Esox Lucius wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:05 pm
I did actually try if back in the 80's too. Followed the instructions that came with the Bitter kit and bottled it up with a spoonful of sugar in the bottom of each bottle before storing in an airing cupboard. A few weeks later it was time to try one; not very nice, a bit cloudy and smelt a lot of yeast, I only drank a couple of mouthfuls. Intending to see if they got any better if I left them a bit longer, say another month, I left the remainder in the airing cupboard... and completely forgot about them :lol: for almost a year. Once I rediscovered them I took the cap off a bottle and it poured really clear with almost no sediment in the bottom. It had a lovely hoppy taste and quite refreshing... it was also immensely strong and gave me a mother of a headache after only a bottle, a headache so brain splittingly awful that I tipped the remainder of the batch down the sink and gave up brewing my own beer. :lol: :lol: :lol: A job better left to craftsmen IMO.
I got good results when I moved away from kits and bought seperate ingredients and the aforementioned liquid yeast. There was a good home brew shop in Notting Hill which sold all the gubbins. Wine was also quite good with potato wine which tasted like whisky and water and a cracking pomegranate wine. I'm tempted to start again but sold all my kit years ago.

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