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Ingredients / yuzu!
« on: May 15, 2010, 06:59:15 PM »
yuzu is a great little japanese fruit - very aromatic, somewhere between a lemon and a mandarin. i am planning a yuzu ale and wondered if anyone has any advice for what quantities and at what stage to use it. am going to be using mainly the juice with a bit of the peel thrown in for good measure. plan is to chuck it into the secondary, using about a litre of juice in a 20 litre batch.

basic recipe is a light/wheat malt extract, a bit of crystal malt, with some nugget hops for bittering in the boil and some cascade for aroma and dry hopping... plus, of course, the yuzu... am hoping for a nice refreshing fruity summery golden ale, zesty and tangy and crisp but with the flavours in the background and not too over-powering (ie not a sickly sweet fruit beer).

anyone any thoughts on things like how much hops to use? am thinking the fruit flavours will clash with the bitterness if i use too much hops. any other tips/thoughts much appreciated.

cheers

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: dry hop time and taste?
« on: January 07, 2010, 05:26:07 AM »
also avoid Saaz

Definitely!!!

why? thought would be quite nice with a pilsner...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: really stupid question....
« on: January 04, 2010, 03:45:42 AM »
thanks for the advice. have decided to go with the manufacturer on this one and invest in a carboy for the next batch...

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General Homebrew Discussion / really stupid question....
« on: January 01, 2010, 09:27:36 PM »
a complete home brew virgin, i bought this fermentation bucket as part of a starter kit...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0028LXHNQ/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=471057153&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001PQU73S&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=108JGQMV4FG1DC5QXCK0

and these are the instructions... http://www.brew-it-yourself.co.uk/instructions/BrewBuddyStarter.pdf

am i being stupid or is the fact that it completely airtight with no fermentation lock not a problem?

where does the co2 go?

apologies if this is a really basic question, maybe i am missing something!

any advice very welcome...

thx

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