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by Serenity
Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: ??Winding a coil??
Replies: 64
Views: 17375

Re: ??Winding a coil??

Im getting frustrated and envious now. I sure wish we lived the same side of the pond cos ive tried and tried today to get my coil even started. By the time I leave a 12'' tail to start and then bugger up in the first bends, im wasting about 18'' at each attempt. Ive only got a 30' roll to start wit...
by Serenity
Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 29
Views: 1799

Re: Hello everyone

Oh I see, silly me I havent brewed for 12 years but used to buy sachets of dedicated beer brewing yeast. I lived in a hop growing area, Herefordshire and was able to get large bags of hops free at any time in the season. Water was from my own well and malt was by the bucket full I should have bought...
by Serenity
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 29
Views: 1799

Re: Hello everyone

I dont think so Baker

I bought it in the baking section of my local store and it says on the tin

Allinson (long time baking firm) dried active yeast. Natural yeast for traditional hand baking. Not recommended for use in bread makers

Anyway, its damn good stuff
by Serenity
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 29
Views: 1799

Re: Hello everyone

Hi Rad, thanks for your reply. I hear what your saying and ive read the tutorial several times. I also have a 16mm length of 316 bar which I clamped in a vice, to make it easier and started with the coil end at @45 deg to it and slowly formed around the bar. it seems that once I got past the 90 stag...
by Serenity
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 29
Views: 1799

Re: Hello everyone

All I can say is WOW Brewing yeast never worked like this bakers yeast is today. I have never seen such vigorous activity and its even more fun than watching fish in a tank cos I know each bubble is matched by alcohol. I have done another bottle this morning and this time I smashed up th flakes in a...
by Serenity
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 29
Views: 1799

Re: Hello everyone

I heated a pan of water and added the sugar which I stired for ages to disolve. I then added the crushed bran flakes, which was a mistake as they blocked up the bottle necks and I should have put them dry into the bottles and then added the sugar wash. Yeast went in once I was sure it wasnt too hot....
by Serenity
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 29
Views: 1799

Re: Hello everyone

About 3 hours ago I started my first wash and its gone balistic.

Its a standard branflake design and currently at 26 deg c.

All the bran is at the top and its working like mad. Is this ok and normal?
by Serenity
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jars
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

Jars

Why is moonshine kept in jars? Maybe its not an American original idea and may have travelled across with Irish immigrants, in which case, im sure it was easier for the average bog dwelling Irish shiner to come across bottles than jars which were used for food storage. Your average Irish family were...
by Serenity
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 29
Views: 1799

Re: Hello everyone

Hi Banter king

There is a company based near Bristol who produce a cider called Cripple Cock. Maybe theres a hidden warning in the title.

Thanks guys for the advice, im just going to follow a middle path and see what happens. Tried and True is a good policy for more success.
by Serenity
Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: A few dumb questions
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: A few dumb questions

Thank you Blind Drunk, it looks like im good to go and shall be burning some midnight oil making my first wash.
by Serenity
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 29
Views: 1799

Re: Hello everyone

A bit of an update Been away for 10 days fixing up a new bathroom at Moms but I scored a 50lt euro sankey barrel off brother. Last seen at my sisters 40th birthday 4 years ago, been lurking in the yard since and still has 20 ish lts of beer in it. :sick: Need to drain it out and get scrubbing, so, i...
by Serenity
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: A few dumb questions
Replies: 2
Views: 300

A few dumb questions

I guess I got Alzheimers cos im getting dummer and more forgetful as I get older. Please remind me if Im kind to my lees after ferment and treat the yeast right with a nice home, will they do the business again one day soon? Do they need a good meal or pep pills before hibernation? or just pop them ...
by Serenity
Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Sugar
Topic: White Sugar Nutrients Informantion
Replies: 65
Views: 56042

Re: White Sugar Nutrients Informantion

HookLine wrote:I have never seen one with an N-P-K ratio of 20-20-20. That level of P would kill almost every plant species.
Except first early potatoes.
by Serenity
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3528
Views: 363005

Re: Jokes

Englishman, Scotsman and Irishman are on a secret wartime mission flying across the desert when the plane dies and crashes. They all survive and the Englishman takes charge. Ok chaps he says, we have to walk home but we dont have much water and I dont think we will make it so when one of us dies, th...
by Serenity
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3528
Views: 363005

Re: Jokes

A couple go on vacation and on the third day its raining so they go to the zoo. There is a big sign saying due to cutbacks and hard times the zoo must close and all animals must be re homed. Those which cant find a new home will be destroyed. So, she says oh thats awfull, we must do something to hel...
by Serenity
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3528
Views: 363005

Re: Jokes

hackware wrote:dang girl...

i ain't blond, but i don't get the second one...

must b a your-side-of-the-pond thing...
Awww

Dont you know if you gotta explain a joke, it kinda looses its meaning. In Britain, minge is pubic hair. :oops:
by Serenity
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3528
Views: 363005

Re: Jokes

A blonde woman highway cop stops a blonde woman driver and asks to see her drivers licence What does it look like asks the woman Its kind of square and has your picture on it says the cop The woman searches through her purse and finds a mirror and hands it to the cop. The cop looks at her reflection...
by Serenity
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3528
Views: 363005

Re: Jokes

A pregnant Irish girl calls home from a phone booth

Mam, I tink me waters have broke

Oh me jesus, where are yous ringing from?

From me fecking minge to me ankles.!!! :mrgreen:
by Serenity
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 3528
Views: 363005

Re: Jokes

Ah great, you guys got a joke page. My turn to add a few. A (blonde) penguin takes her car to a garage and tells the guy theres a problem with the engine. Leave it with me and come back in a few hours he tells her A few hours later she returns and he gives her the bad news. Looks like youve blown a ...
by Serenity
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Still: Copper vs. Aluminium
Replies: 11
Views: 6076

Re: Still: Copper vs. Aluminium

About 10 years ago a truck driver working for a water company here in the uk mistakenly emptied 35,000 litres of treatment water into a drinking line at a filtration plant at Camelford, Cornwall. The tanker contained water that was being treated with aluminium flocking agent. Since then in the town ...
by Serenity
Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 29
Views: 1799

Re: Hello everyone

Peach and apple schnapps Gin Vodka Brandy Erm, ......easier if I said alcohol I guess. For now I just want neutral spirits I can add flavours to. With fall on the way and living on a farm, theres lots of hedgerow fruits available. Just chatted to my sister and shes sure she can get me an electrical ...
by Serenity
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 29
Views: 1799

Re: Hello everyone

There seems to be more interest in growing dope in this country. Maybe the highlighted dangers of running a still are too much for most? If you dont blow yourself up, you will probably go blind, or so they think. There was an explosion in a factory unit last week. 4 guys killed and one still in hosp...
by Serenity
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1990
Views: 258743

Re: All Bran Recipe

rad14701 wrote:
Oh, my aching head... :crazy:
Too much heads carried over? :shock:

Thanks, I guess I will get it figured out ok.
by Serenity
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 29
Views: 1799

Re: Hello everyone

Thanks for the welcome guys.

I guess my boat would come in handy in Mississippi?
by Serenity
Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: All Bran Recipe
Replies: 1990
Views: 258743

Re: All Bran Recipe

If I start off with Rads recipie from the top and do a 4 litre batch, just how big is a cup? A dinky tea cup or a pint 'bucket' type of cup? There are two types of bran available in the store. one is flakes and the other is extruded strands. Does it matter which? When using ordinary bakers yeast, is...
by Serenity
Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 29
Views: 1799

Hello everyone

Yet another noobie just joined, always looking for information and experience from those of you who have the generosity and time to share. I started home brewing when I was a kid, making awfull tasting yeasty beer from kits, then branched out into barley wines which I tried stilling when I was still...