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by Dave S
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Bargains Online and In Store
Topic: Cheap One Pot Klarstein
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Cheap One Pot Klarstein

The first thing I notice is there is no RIMS, which is a significant draw back. No step Mash feature either, which is less significant.
by Dave S
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Care and Use of pH probes
Replies: 5
Views: 811

Re: Care and Use of pH probes

Mind you, it is a year old that link.
by Dave S
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fullers selling off brewery to Asahi
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: Fullers selling off brewery to Asahi

Jim wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:21 pm
Roger Protz has published his take on this here - https://protzonbeer.co.uk/comments/2019 ... -in-london .

Interesting read.
Good article, thanks for posting.
by Dave S
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from the North East
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Hi from the North East

Hello fellow brewers I'm a Grainfather brewer for about a year having previously used extract kits. Getting better quality brews every time Hello Mattharte and welcome to Jim's. If that's the North East of England you are are in good company, there are a few from that neck of the woods, not least J...
by Dave S
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Salifert KH / Alkalinity test kit
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: Salifert KH / Alkalinity test kit

Thanks again for the responses. I will have a go tomorrow with your suggestion. Not done much research, but would using RO water help me with my situation. Starting with a blank slate and build my own water profile? What you could do as an alternative to the above suggestion is add a proportion of ...
by Dave S
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Salifert KH / Alkalinity test kit
Replies: 13
Views: 329

Re: Salifert KH / Alkalinity test kit

I brew on a grandfather Paternal or maternal? Sorry, couldn't resist, it's Friday night. :D I suspect your Murphy's report might be one from a time when they were er, having a few problems. Aleman's comments have probably nailed it and your water companies report suggests it too. You probably have ...
by Dave S
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Mini Keg using carbonated beer
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: Mini Keg using carbonated beer

It might be possible to do it with the aid of one of the CPFs that are available on eBay, or the TapCooler ones the Malt Miller sells. But I don't know how the diameter of the bung hole compares with opening on a standard crown cap bottle.
by Dave S
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Sudden problems predicting mash pH
Replies: 34
Views: 1128

Re: Sudden problems predicting mash pH

Thanks for all your thoughts. I did suspect my pH meter first, as I've had it a while now. So I bought a new sensor. Same readings. Everyone in my area gets their water from the same place, the Ladybower/Derwent dams complex. (That water is sent all the way down the valley as far as Derby and Notti...
by Dave S
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How much Special B?
Replies: 17
Views: 1217

Re: How much Special B?

I am dipping my toe in the realms of recipe construction from scratch for the first time and would like to try to make something similar to Anspach and Hobday "The smoked brown". I have never used Special B and suspect it can be overpowering but also is critical to the balance of this beer commerci...
by Dave S
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?

US centric, particularly regarding liquour treatment, I ignore that. Apart from that I've used it for 7 years and it beats any other I've tried, mainly because it is continuously developed. Recommended. He still takes no notice of my niggle about the pop-up text in the Notes field hanging around fo...
by Dave S
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Frequency of pH meter calibration
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Frequency of pH meter calibration

Thanks all--seems like calibrating each brewday would be a good idea. Eric--the BNC plug and socket are a nice tight fit. I use reverse osmosis water to rinse between readings and throw the buffer solutions away after use. I calibrated it yesterday. I'll try it again in a week or so and see if it's...
by Dave S
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather
Replies: 19
Views: 804

Re: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather

Ah cheers I didn't realise that. So you leave it 30 mins or so to drop from 50/60C to pitching temp? Does that work better than chilling the wort straight to say 18C? After the 30 min rest I continue recirculating through the CFC until it's output is at pitching temp, which only takes a couple of m...
by Dave S
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Using extract in an "all grain" brew?
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Using extract in an "all grain" brew?

If I'm brewing 20 odd litres a high gravity beer I will usually add some DME late in the boil as a wort extension since with a limited boiler size such as the GF you won't get enough Sparge water to fully rinse the grains, unless you are doing a parti-gyle or have more than one boiler to split the w...
by Dave S
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather
Replies: 19
Views: 804

Re: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather

Dave - just curious you say ' I usually recirculate through the CFC to get the temp down 50-60C as this is the ideal temp for the cold break to precipitate. Then leave to settle for 30 mins before running off to the FV.' - is that right regarding the temp? or is 50-60 in Fahrenheit ? Cheers 50-60C,...
by Dave S
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather
Replies: 19
Views: 804

Re: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather

First time I have used all pellets for a brew in my Grainfather. 250g of low AA Saaz pellets. The wort was incredibly cloudy, I have never seen anything when using an immersion chiller, as I guess that the pellet sediment drops out as part of the cold break, which doesn't happen with a counterflow ...