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by timtoos
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi 210 chiller/cooler spares
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Maxi 210 chiller/cooler spares

Sorted it :-)
The unit is full of water and appears to be dry - even after 7 days. I am happy with that.
by timtoos
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi 210 chiller/cooler spares
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Maxi 210 chiller/cooler spares

Hi all, I'm after some advice. I have a maxi 210 chiller and it leaks. I've taken it apart and the tank leaks. Can't see where the crack is but its definitely weeping water out of the bottom. To be honest, the tank doesn't look in great shape, the insulation at the base is a bit of a mess. Any ideas...
by timtoos
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Thoughts on what I have done with this Steam beer
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Thoughts on what I have done with this Steam beer

Hi all, Thanks for all your feedback. Well, the beer is still in the fermenter (15 days today - works getting in the way of racking). What I was surprised about was the FG. According to Beersmith, I should have ended up with an FG of 1.011, instead, I am at 1.015. I know the mash temperature was on ...
by timtoos
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Glycol chiller advise
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Glycol chiller advise

I doubt any on here has had both, you best bet for a comparison will be you tube. Someone over the pond will have reviewed them both. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro I have looked on youtube many times. There are separate reviews for each unit but not a back-to-back review or a review where ...
by timtoos
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Glycol chiller advise
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Glycol chiller advise

I have never used a grainfather so I cannot comment on their quality, but there seemed to be a lot of folks who had initial issues with their G30 product. Its good theses issues were ironed out but it does make me wonder when/if the product will be actually finished or ready for general sale. This p...
by timtoos
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Glycol chiller advise
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Glycol chiller advise

Hi, I am looking at purchasing a glycol chiller but cannot decide which to go for, the grainfather or the ss brewtech 1/5hp version. I ferment in SS brewtech fermenters but both chillers will connect and control with my setup so that's not an issue. Does anyone use or used either and what would you ...
by timtoos
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Thoughts on what I have done with this Steam beer
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Thoughts on what I have done with this Steam beer

But the FG style for steam beer is rated at 1.011 to 1.014. If I had mashed any lower I would be making FG of 1.009 and below - or am I missing something?

Mashing at the temperature I did (68C) should give me 1.010.
by timtoos
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Thoughts on what I have done with this Steam beer
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Thoughts on what I have done with this Steam beer

Mashed in at 68C. With this yeast the predicted FG (according to Beersmith) is 1.010, slightly lower than the minimum 1.011 for the style.

Do you think this was a little high?
by timtoos
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Thoughts on what I have done with this Steam beer
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Thoughts on what I have done with this Steam beer

Got a California common beer from MM. It was a strange kit to be honest. It had Pils malt and munich that’s all, resulting in what would be a very light beer and the hops were Hallertauer Mittlefruh not northern brewer as you usually find. Sounds more of a lager. Anyway, rightly or wrongly I changed...
by timtoos
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Kolsch using Fermentum Mobile FM42 yeast advice
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: Kolsch using Fermentum Mobile FM42 yeast advice

Hi Guy,

I was expecting 1.008

I'm controlling the temperature at 16C. It controlling nice and tight.

It's 6 days in now, I brewed last Sunday.

Its not tasting or smelling great that's all. Like I say a bad kit beer
by timtoos
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Kolsch using Fermentum Mobile FM42 yeast advice
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Kolsch using Fermentum Mobile FM42 yeast advice

Hi all, m after some advice please... I brewed a Kolsch all grain 6 days ago (6/10/19). OG was 1.048. It was a really good brew day with all numbers just about bang on (apart from having to fish out a wasp from the boil). Anyway, I was given Fermentum Mobile FM42 from the MM as part of the Kolsch ki...
by timtoos
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?
Replies: 17
Views: 1546

Re: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?

Just kegged this beer. The photos don't really help due to inside of the carboy having condensation etc on the inside. A close inspection and to me the surface looks full of clumped protein and yeast from the isinglass addition which have not sank. A taste test and it tastes fine, no iffy taste or s...
by timtoos
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?
Replies: 17
Views: 1546

Re: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?

That's a shame. Haven't had an infection for a long time. I did brew this outside though as fed up with all the condensation in the kitchen. I did try and keep everything sterilised and clean and lids used where appropriate (chilling). Not sure whether to dump this. The thought of a beer which has a...
by timtoos
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?
Replies: 17
Views: 1546

Re: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?

It was all grain
by timtoos
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?
Replies: 17
Views: 1546

Re: What are your thoughts on this? Ok?

BarnsleyBrewer wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:51 am
Doesn't look too good..
Infected???