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by chastuck
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight
Replies: 55
Views: 3596

Re: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight

The large-scale hydrometer seemed like an excellent idea until I realised that the volume of beer wasted every time it was sampled was probably about 250 mls. in the Maltmiller sample tube sold with it. My most recent hydrometer problem is I think due to recent inclusion of a small amount of wheat ...
by chastuck
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 77
Views: 4302

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

What are you doing with these Tilts and why are you making things so complicated? I have used them for years on all sorts of beers and in all sorts of fermenters (both stainless and plastic) and have never had the discrepancies and problems you have described.
by chastuck
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Some Brew Panel questions
Replies: 67
Views: 3059

Re: Some Brew Panel questions

I'm going to chip in there! I imagine "LeeH" has based his design on the "Electric Brewery" as is mine. The "Electric Brewery" design seemed to have the intention of supporting RIMS. ............................... In actual fact, The Electric Brewery site is a firm supporter of HERMS and doesn't r...
by chastuck
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 77
Views: 4302

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

I have had eight of these Tilts, right from four of the original version 1s, which incidentally I gave away to other home brewers, when I got the latest version 3s. I only had to send one back - this was a version two and this was because a small component fell off when I changed a battery. There we...
by chastuck
Tue May 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: request for weissbier recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 1545

Re: request for weissbier recipe

Can I just use standard table salt from the supermarket for the sodium chloride? I noticed it's got an anti-caking agent in the ingredients but presumably if it's ok for human consumption it can't be that bad for yeast? If not where in the UK can I get appropriate salt? Cheers That will be fine. Ju...
by chastuck
Mon May 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: request for weissbier recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 1545

Re: request for weissbier recipe

That looks like just the ticket. I am new to RO water. What exact additions would you make to that profile and get the ph right? Thanks for the help. I suggest you use something like Bru'n Water. You can enter your water type into it and the profile you require. It will then tell you how much salts...
by chastuck
Mon May 20, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: request for weissbier recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 1545

Re: request for weissbier recipe

Here's one I brewed recently: Size: 45.42L (post-boil) Mash Efficiency: 95.0% Original Gravity: 1.050 (style range: 1.044 - 1.052) Terminal Gravity: 1.012 (style range: 1.010 - 1.014) Ingredients: 5.0 kg Pale (or White) Wheat Malt - Weyermann if possible (60%) 3.30kg lb Pilsner malt - Weyermann if ...
by chastuck
Sat May 18, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: request for weissbier recipe
Replies: 21
Views: 1545

Re: request for weissbier recipe

Here's one I brewed recently: Size: 45.42L (post-boil) Mash Efficiency: 95.0% Attenuation: 76.0% Calories: 250 kcal per 500ml Original Gravity: 1.050 (style range: 1.044 - 1.052) Terminal Gravity: 1.012 (style range: 1.010 - 1.014) Colour: 3.1 SRM (6.1 EBC) (style range: 2.0 - 6.0 SRM, 3.9 – 11.8 EB...
by chastuck
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: High ABV
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: High ABV

Having spoken to Graham Wheeler long ago about extract rates, may he rest in peace, he did say that he rather assumed that brewers would get a poor efficiency in their processes and couldn't possibly rival commercial brewers extract rates. We also have to remember that his books are quite old now an...
by chastuck
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brunwater question
Replies: 8
Views: 591

Re: Brunwater question

The breakdown of CRS/AMS is as follows: 100ml CRS is: • 79.2ml water • 15.6ml hydrochloric acid, • 5.2ml sulphuric acid • giving 64.76 ppm Cl+ & 88.57 ppm SO4+ per 1ml/L For comparison, the acid strength is approximately 20%. However, you do not have to enter this into Bru'n Water as the program aut...
by chastuck
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Moving/lifting full fermenters?
Replies: 34
Views: 4222

Re: Moving/lifting full fermenters?

I was thinking of getting something like this as the table lifts are a bit out of my price range; https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F120640320690 Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk I have three of the motor cycle lifts and use them quite a lot durin...
by chastuck
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress
Replies: 28
Views: 2248

Re: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress

I back flush my CFC with hot water after use. To make sure its clean and sanitary, I set up a recirculating system with my Chugger pump when I clean my BM out. As the BM gets clean, so does the pump and CFC. After a further water rinse I then use a shop vac to blow the insides dry. I finally close o...
by chastuck
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress
Replies: 28
Views: 2248

Re: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress

I have a CFC that's the same length, only it's copper. Works brilliantly and cools 54L from post boiling down to 18C in about 15 mins. Here's a picture of it mounted in a caddy I made with additional temperature gauges. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/875/41075822200_ff8e2d1e3e_z.jpg On average, the ...
by chastuck
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing Software Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 3926

Re: Brewing Software Recommendations

We I like BS2. Probably one of the best, yet modest, investments I have made in home brewing. You have to work with it to get your equipment profiles right, but I use it for my BM and 3V and have never regretted buying it.
by chastuck
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 3 vessel system or Grainfather?
Replies: 37
Views: 3766

Re: 3 vessel system or Grainfather?

I built a stainless steel 3 vessel system with pumps and a CFC. Well actually it may be a 4V, as I have a 100L boiler as well as a 75L one and use whatever is matching my brew length. It uses Blichmann pots and is a clone, with my alterations, of The Electric Brewery system. I also just recently bou...