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by timtoos
Tue May 08, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Great brew day - But!
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Great brew day - But!

Don't know why but I always mash in with 30L of water and also sparge nowadays. When adding the grains I remove a few litres of the mash water until the grains have been added then I add it back in. I try to aim for 34L pre boil and that leaves me with 25L in the fermenter. Seems to work well for me...
by timtoos
Sun May 06, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Great brew day - But!
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Great brew day - But!

Advice please!!! I brew in a 20L braumeister and recently (only the last few brews) I have had a few wort fountains. No idea why. I am not doing anything different to normal in terms of grains and grain bill. Any idea of what causes the wort fountains? When I mash in I make sure there are no dough b...
by timtoos
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lager fermentation advice
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Lager fermentation advice

steviebobs83 wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:29 pm
I could've sworn I replied earlier in this thread but it's gone now. I ramp mine up by 1 degree every 12 hours once fermentation is over 50% complete and get good results.

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Is this for Whitelabs WLP800 yeast or any lager yeast and fermentation in general?
by timtoos
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lager fermentation advice
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Lager fermentation advice

When doing a diacetyl rest, do you ramp up to the D.R. temperature slowly over a period of time or just ramp it up as fast as possible.
by timtoos
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lager fermentation advice
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Lager fermentation advice

When doing a diacetyl rest, do you ramp up to the D.R. temperature slowly over a period of time or just ramp it up as fast as possible.
by timtoos
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lager fermentation advice
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Lager fermentation advice

All grain.
Mash schedule was stepped, but ultimately at 65C so should be a fermentable wort. Expecting FG @ 1.010
by timtoos
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lager fermentation advice
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Lager fermentation advice

Thanks Haydnexport. I usually do ales so fermentations are completed in no time. I will leave it a further week and see how things are then. I will then increase temperature. Whats the general rule of diacetly rest temperatures? According to white labs, they recommend 18-20C. I was just going to go ...
by timtoos
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lager fermentation advice
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Lager fermentation advice

Hi all, I have a lager on at the moment, OG was 1052 and 25L, and was pitched with WLP800 yeast. Temperature is nice and steady at about 12.2C. I made 2 xstarter's of 3L each with OG's of 1035 (keeping a little back for another beer) but the amount pitched was very adequate according to the yeast pi...
by timtoos
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi 210 cooler leaking - Advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Maxi 210 cooler leaking - Advice please

As the unit is coming on and off now and again (just to cool the fermenter down) then I am not sure an ice bath would be aready formed. Should I leave the unit running a few hours on its own to build up this ice bath and then reconnect to the fermenter? Seems odd to me though losing so much water, i...
by timtoos
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Maxi 210 cooler leaking - Advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Maxi 210 cooler leaking - Advice please

Hi all, I purchased a maxi 210 cooler (listed as new but its reconditioned by the look of it inside) last year in order to chill down my fermenter should I ever brew a lager. Well I brewed one on Saturday and its all plumbed in and doing the job. However, the damn thing is leaking. When I look under...
by timtoos
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: WLP800 Lag time - Worth worrying?
Replies: 1
Views: 259

WLP800 Lag time - Worth worrying?

Hi all, I brewed a lager yesterday (for the wife) and all in all it wasn't bad a bad brew day. I expected an OG of 1.048 but it came in at 1.052 at the same planned volume of 25L. Very pleased. I built up a WLP800 Pils yeast (Mfg date was 2/1/18) with 2 x 3L starters. I spilt the starter across 3 ja...
by timtoos
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yeast Starter - WLP800 - No activity - Advice Please
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Yeast Starter - WLP800 - No activity - Advice Please

Thanks for the advice everyone
by timtoos
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yeast Starter - WLP800 - No activity - Advice Please
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Yeast Starter - WLP800 - No activity - Advice Please

Thanks. I noticed last night it was going to take-off so put a dish cloth around the demijohn to try and stop the yeast going all over and spilling down the side onto the stirplate. This morning I noticed that It worked which was good, however there was lots of thick yeast all over the dish cloth an...
by timtoos
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yeast Starter - WLP800 - No activity - Advice Please
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Yeast Starter - WLP800 - No activity - Advice Please

Update. The install starter took some time to get going but it did. The second starter (same 3L volume) went mental straight way like I expected. Thing is it red to climb out of the demijohn. No idea who much yeast I may have lost. Whats peoples thought on this? Surely not another starter to compens...
by timtoos
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Yeast Starter - WLP800 - No activity - Advice Please
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: Yeast Starter - WLP800 - No activity - Advice Please

Its going like a good one now. Checked this morning before work and it looked loads healthier.

Thanks for the advice and reassurance.