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by DethApostle
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Steel electric brewing kettles
Replies: 9
Views: 1212

Re: Steel electric brewing kettles

I've been building my new setup and although I've gone a bit OTT and bought 2 new SS Brewtech pots I was able to get two Buffalo induction hobs for just over £100. One from ebay for £65 which was actually faulty when I bought it but was repaired with a £2 replacement fan from China and the other rec...
by DethApostle
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Sparging ?
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Sparging ?

yes watched yonnys video form the copper kettle again and again. i just read in my book at home to top up with tap water in the boiler to desired brew length.... seemed odd so i asked. looking at making this for my first brew was going for a sMaSh but seen this 10 years later bitter 4260 grams pale...
by DethApostle
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Cheshire Brew Crew
Replies: 10
Views: 3008

Re: Cheshire Brew Crew

Check out the guest blog post we were asked to write for Malt Miller!
https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/blog/home-brew-clubs/
by DethApostle
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Home Brew Clubs
Topic: Cheshire Brew Crew
Replies: 10
Views: 3008

Re: Cheshire Brew Crew

We're back! Well, to be honest we were never away, I just had no time whatsoever to post online about the club and what we were doing! Or next meetup is January 31st at Cellar Bar, Chester. 7:30pm start if you want to come down! It'll be the usual brew tasting session but with the added excitement o...
by DethApostle
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewery Scaling?
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Brewery Scaling?

Alexa, Define `Aliquots` please. Ah, got it, thank you Alexa. MrsAles thinks I am mad saying `Please` and `Thank You` to Alexa. :D :D WA Sent from my Sofa. Ok... you lost me WA! Anyhoo... think I'm going to settle for 3x 38.5l vessels. A larger Mashtun gives me lots of range for high ABV beers and ...
by DethApostle
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewery Scaling?
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Brewery Scaling?

Thanks all. To answer the questions about why I'm selling the Grainfather, I want to move back to 3vessels because it's a little more involved during the brewday and feels a bit more like a 'proper' brewery. Don't get me wrong, the grainfather is a good bit of kit, and was exactly what I needed to k...
by DethApostle
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewery Scaling?
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Brewery Scaling?

So I'm now able to start buying/building my 3rd brewery but unfortunately because I've been spoiled with the out-of-the-box setup of the Grainfather I've forgotten the ratios for pot sizes! I am aiming to get a 38.5l Mash Tun from another JBK user so the first question is... 1) Are 56l HLT and Kettl...
by DethApostle
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Induction Hobs
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Re: Induction Hobs

Thanks for the info folks. I guess my main thinking behind the Heavy Duty hob was the weight of the pot when full. By the sounds of it the normal, cheaper unit is strong enough to hold the weight and powerful enough to hit a rolling boil so ticks both boxes. Equally i'm not adverse to wrapping the p...
by DethApostle
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Induction Hobs
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Induction Hobs

I'm making the move towards induction hobs on my new setup but have hit a query regarding which model is most suitable... Buffalo make a 3000W hob (model CE208) and a Heavy Duty 3000W Hob (CP799). I'll be using these with 10 USg/35l pots. What would be really useful to me is first hand experience us...
by DethApostle
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather Counterflow Chiller Stand
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: Grainfather Counterflow Chiller Stand

I use a shelf support attached to the wall then slide the cooler onto it.

DA
by DethApostle
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Compact 3-Vessel system
Replies: 27
Views: 3729

Re: Compact 3-Vessel system

Love the 'dimple' tool... great idea!

DA
by DethApostle
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Brew Con London - A Home Brewing Conference and Expo
Replies: 47
Views: 7685

Re: Brew Con London - A Home Brewing Conference and Expo

At least with it being on one day we avoid having to get a hotel on Saturday night... my hotel (Travel Lodge) on Sunday is £39... to stay Saturday too would have been an extra £130!!!
by DethApostle
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Brew Con London - A Home Brewing Conference and Expo
Replies: 47
Views: 7685

Re: Brew Con London - A Home Brewing Conference and Expo

I got my ticket sorted yesterday. Is anyone else from here going to be attending?

DA
by DethApostle
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Kettle Souring... Failing!
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: Kettle Souring... Failing!

I have a 100% record (so far) for sour beers... granted that's 1 for 1 but still... 100% I'd mirror what others have said already, 40C seems way too high for the souring process, I kettle soured my gose with Omega's Lacto strain at 28C for 3 days. PH was 4.6 ish to start and 3.something to finish. T...
by DethApostle
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: BM owners (and GF / aio owners) would you go back?
Replies: 42
Views: 5024

Re: BM owners (and GF / aio owners) would you go back?

then there's a third thing, which is the love of the craft of brewing itself. i don't get that from the BM. it bores me. it takes the fun out. sure i can do other stuff at the same time which is handy, but it hasn't taught me anything about the process or science of brewing. i miss my old rigs and ...