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    Esb Australian Draught - No Hop Pellets In Tin

    Didnt seem to - it was definately differentt o the one that was peletted. I rang ESB, guy told me that the pellets might have just liquidised (Im pretty sure this isnt the case, as I said I have done a lot of these tins and its the first one without any green goo or 'floaties', just seemed to be...
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    Esb Australian Draught - No Hop Pellets In Tin

    I'll give 'em a bell. Good thinking!
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    Esb Australian Draught - No Hop Pellets In Tin

    OK heres what happpened Got several mates coming up from interstate in a few weeks. Figured I'd put down 2 batches of ESB Aus Draught for general purpose guzzling during that time. I've made this kit plenty of times - it comes with hop pellets in the concentrate, they appear as dark green...
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    Problem With Saflager W34/70 Yeast

    OK I'll give thast a shot next time, thanks :D Just took a hydrometer, down to 1020 now so it's well on it's way :groovy:
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    Problem With Saflager W34/70 Yeast

    Seems to have started to take off a bit today. Fingers crossed but its got a pretty steady bubbling happening at last. I'll let it chug away for a week then take a reading and see if we've made some progress! :super:
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    Problem With Saflager W34/70 Yeast

    Alrighty I'll sit it out a few more days then take another hydrometer reading. I'll look into a better starter next time I wander into lagerland! Thanks guys
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    Problem With Saflager W34/70 Yeast

    yup - 1044 at pitching on 21/2/07 1034 now 2/3/07 So somethings happened but it's hella slow! Beerpig thanks for the link
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    Problem With Saflager W34/70 Yeast

    Hiya Beerpig Running the temp controller at 12. I dont immerse my probe though, its stuck on the fermenter side under a big block of foam so it might be a degree or 2 warmer in the beer Dropped it to 10 yesterday to see if maybe I was running too hot but that hasnt helped either.
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    Problem With Saflager W34/70 Yeast

    Hi I've made a few ESB Australian Draught kits up recently with great results using Safale SA-04 yeast - never had any problems. Someone suggested trying a lager yeast with that kit. Seems with the cooler weather coming then it might be time to experiment with some lagers anyway so I decided...
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    Kit Of The Week 15/01/07 - Esb Australian Draught

    I bottled one on the weekend. gimmie a couple weeks and I'll report on it!
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    Buying A Secondary

    OK cool, thanks - the reasoning I had read for adding small amounts of fermentables to the secondary was to produce a little CO2 to fill up the headspace, and I wasn't sure as to wether that was required or not. Cheers guys, thanks for the tips. Payday tommorow, followed soon after by a trip to...
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    Buying A Secondary

    lol good point . 'a lil' isnt really all that helpful to any prospective advice givers is it! One tablespoon of dextrose?
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    Buying A Secondary

    Awesome thanks guys, plastic it is then! Anything special I need to consider when racking (sanitation aside)? I've done some bulk priming before so I guess its pretty much the same. I'm assuming you just run a tube out of primary from the tap, coil round bottom of secondary, sit the lid on...
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    Buying A Secondary

    Hiyas, putting my second brew together this weekend (ESB kit probably), and I'm going to try giving it a couple weks in a secondary So. I waltz into the local HBS, to avoid looking like a dork, what should I need to know about selecting a secondary! Reading around I got this far Glass Pros...
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    Racking - Headspace?

    Hey there - first up post here :party: Next payday I'm looking to buy another fermenter or a glass carboy and giving secondary fermenting a whirl Reading this has pretty much talked me out of getting a glass carboy, I think I'll go with the plastic. Just wondering the best method of racking...
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