Having finally got hot enough air temperatures to stop our barrels losing pressure due to the cold, we have suddenly gone full circle and are suffering from unseasonably high temperatures. These are likely to start causing problems with pressure barrels as the gas heats up and creates excess pressure, which can easily lead to loss of pressure as the valve tries to vent the excess gas, leaks from the tap, leaks from the barrel body and, oddly, cloudy beer as the sediment gets stirred up by dissolved CO2 coming out of solution. The hot temperatures are also causing beers and wines to be reluctant to clear, even with the addition of finings.
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Ritchies, the sole importer and distributer of the Beaverdale range of wine kits, has advised that due to a shipping problem encountered by the Canadian producer of these kits, stocks of some of their kits, especially the 30 bottle White Wine Kits, is either very low or non-existant at the moment.
This year's crop of Elderflowers have finally blossomed, so its time to consider making Elderflower Wine and Elderflower Champagne again. There are many different recipes and methods available on the internet,