Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge

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Re: Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge

Postby andysale » Thu Oct 23, 2014 16:23

The kit
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Brewed this yesterday to 20L as per instructions (36 pint kit)

I was going to use a Wilko's Gervin sprinkled on the top of the wort but in the end decided
to rehydrate the kit yeast which I did at 30C. I added a couple of dollops of wort to drop the temperature of the
yeast and then pitched it with the wort at 22C. placed in the fridge set for 18C
Rehydrating yeast is a real fiddle trying to get temperatures right.
I wish I had gone with the original plan as it is only now, 24 hours later, that there is some sign of activity.

All being well I should be able to bottle this in 10 to 14 days and then should be nicely conditioned for Christmas.

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OG 1050
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Re: Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge

Postby Zod » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:43

look forward to hearing what this one is like. I'm enjoying my Wherry at the moment so will be good to know what their other kits are like.

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Re: Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge

Postby andysale » Mon Oct 27, 2014 15:46

Checked the SG today.
No surprise. It measured 1020.
Gave the brew a thorough stir and raised the temperature to 20C
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Re: Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge

Postby andysale » Tue Nov 04, 2014 20:47

Bottled this yesterday

Gave this brew a couple of stirs but still couldn't get down below 1014
OG = 1050
FG = 1014
Batch primed with 90g and bottled. Total of 38 500ml bottles.
This will live under the stairs for a couple of weeks before going out to the garage

Should be ready to sample in December
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Re: Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge

Postby Rolfster » Wed Nov 12, 2014 17:46

Put this on yesterday. Added too much water as I thought I knew how big my stock pot was. Its more like 22 liters and 1.046. I added it to a fermenter with a us05 yeast cake already in it and put it into ferment at 19.6 degrees. I will be adding 280g of boiled DME in 1 liter of water to make up for the additional water later today.
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Re: Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge

Postby Andyhull » Fri Nov 14, 2014 15:34

Out of all the kits i have done this one is in my opinion by far the best, i would even say the best pint i've ever had!!!
Lovely and smooth and full of body with a lovely lingering fruity after taste.

Enjoy it whilst it lasts as once you start sampling it it wont last long.

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Re: Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge

Postby Rolfster » Tue Dec 02, 2014 17:12

i got this bottled this morning. am slightly gutted that i added the dme to it, think i might have made a great beer into an alright one. Will up date when its ready to drink.
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