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For Sale / Re: Bottling equipment set up
« Last post by eoingmelly on Today at 12:16:27 AM »
Would you take fifty for the lot?  :)
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Kit Brewing / Re: No krausen after 6 days!? Coopers IPA kit
« Last post by LordEoin on April 24, 2019, 10:12:22 PM »
You shouldn't have to force any gas out, it'll bubble its way out on its own. but i understand, it smells good!
no harm in it so long as you're not sucking anything into the FV after.
Just leave it alone for another week and you'll be sorted.

By the sounds of it, i'd prefer yours than your friend's. 25° is a silly temperature for a lager. 20-22 a little high but fine for an ale.
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Hops Board / Re: Noob-Dry hopping question
« Last post by LordEoin on April 24, 2019, 10:07:26 PM »
leaf or pellets?
pellet gunk usually just falls out with the yeast etc
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Hops Board / Re: Noob-Dry hopping question
« Last post by Raxy on April 24, 2019, 08:21:57 PM »
I don't cold crash my beers but I threw hops in without a bag & the bottle filling stick kept getting clogged. Was fine in the bottles but lost a few litres because of it.
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Kit Brewing / Re: No krausen after 6 days!? Coopers IPA kit
« Last post by Ulex1 on April 24, 2019, 07:50:56 PM »
Sounds normal.
Really? I was expecting a load of foam. Maybe the lager kit just produces more krausen. My friend had his at around 25°C. Mine's at around 20-22°C..maybe my fermentation is just more gradual. And is it a bad idea to press the lid, forcing air out?
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Kit Brewing / Re: No krausen after 6 days!? Coopers IPA kit
« Last post by DEMPSEY on April 24, 2019, 07:37:02 PM »
Sounds normal.
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Kit Brewing / No krausen after 6 days!? Coopers IPA kit
« Last post by Ulex1 on April 24, 2019, 07:11:25 PM »
I'm a little worried about this. It's been brewing 6 days and there is little or no krausen to be seen at the moment. I just opened the lid to throw in a bag of hops and there is little or no foam..It looks like the head of a flat pint that's a few hours old, a very thin layer of foam over some of it. I've been smelling the brew every day by pushing down on the lid forcing air through the bubbler and it smells lovely..very fruity and sweet. When I took the lid off, the first smell I got was of spirits, a bit vodka like which I didn't expect. SG has gone from 1.040 to 1.018 in 6 days. Should I be worried about the lack of krausen? Could I have messed it up by pressing on the lid daily, forcing air through the airlock? My friends lager kit had a good 5 inches of krausen, this has pretty much nothing.. Any ideas on where I went wrong? Thanks for reading
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Liffey Brewers / Re: Liffey Brewers Meeting 25th of April
« Last post by DEMPSEY on April 24, 2019, 06:30:38 PM »

1. Lofty123 smoked porter with dempseys turbo yeast.
2. Ciaran, Weissbier
3. Diarmuid Cherry, Chocolate Stout
4. Kitchen sink IPA
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Liffey Brewers / Re: Liffey Brewers Meeting 25th of April
« Last post by diarmuid on April 24, 2019, 06:18:37 PM »
1. Lofty123 smoked porter with dempseys turbo yeast.
2. Ciaran, Weissbier
3. Diarmuid Cherry, Chocolate Stout
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All Grain Brewing / Re: WHC glucoamylase enzyme
« Last post by DEMPSEY on April 24, 2019, 06:05:08 PM »
Some others I know used it and it dropped to 1008 so it does work.
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