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by f00b4r
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Brewing liquor question
Replies: 38
Views: 1187

Re: Brewing liquor question

The Graham Wheeler calculator often suggests the addition of calcium carbonate to hit a target water profile. Since calcium carbonate is highly insoluble in water, how does one add it and then actually get it to go fully into solution, whereby it will do what you think it is doing, as opposed to me...
by f00b4r
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Base grains
Replies: 15
Views: 785

Re: Base grains

Crisp Maris Otter for anything British/American, Weyermann Premier Pils for anything continental. Although today I'm brewing with the Weyermann Barke Pils, mainly thanks to a shortage of the Premier Pils malt, but I'm interested in the additional flavour it might bring. Weyermann seem to have a hug...
by f00b4r
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crisp Crystal malts
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Crisp Crystal malts

It's confusing enough that it seems the Malt Miller has redesignated the Crisp Crystal malts to avoid confusion with buyers eg the light one is designated a standard crystal on the site. I noticed this a couple of months ago when imputing recipes in the Brewfather software, it was only when I looked...
by f00b4r
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling from Corny?
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Bottling from Corny?

You can do all sorts of cool things with carbonation caps from cleaning beer lines/taps, emptying/flushing beer engines between sessions to avoid stale beer, adding finings to kegs and with the Fermentasaurus 2 (due soon-ish) it looks like they are using these as their standard ports on the top and ...
by f00b4r
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling from Corny?
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Bottling from Corny?

If it's just the odd beer and not for long term storage then a carbonation cap (or a handful of them) can be very useful to fill PET bottles with bright beer (ex fizzy drink bottles too). I have a Pegas and it's great but for doing the odd beer the carbonation cap is my preferred choice (I don't ha...
by f00b4r
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottling from Corny?
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Bottling from Corny?

If it's just the odd beer and not for long term storage then a carbonation cap (or a handful of them) can be very useful to fill PET bottles with bright beer (ex fizzy drink bottles too). I have a Pegas and it's great but for doing the odd beer the carbonation cap is my preferred choice (I don't hav...
by f00b4r
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: How to set pressure on secondary regulators
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: How to set pressure on secondary regulators

You can add an inline guage in permanently or temporarily to set pressure on the latter. I know someone who has the one with graduations and he is very happy with them, testing showed them to be accurate and they are very small.
by f00b4r
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Anyone tried doubling 20L Braumeister volume like this?
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Anyone tried doubling 20L Braumeister volume like this?

https://forum.braumeisters.net/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=703 Anyone tried the above method, mashing twice using 2x 4kg grain and having a boil around 40l in a Braumeister 20? I've doubled up on output before but done a concentrated mash and boil and then diluted down as you would if you were extract brew...
by f00b4r
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermentasaurus Mod
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: Fermentasaurus Mod

brewpete wrote:you can get 500ml soda stream bottles
ps anyone know when the fermentasaus 2 is out there doing a 50l one prob fit in a tall fridge spot on

I think they have upped it to 55L now for the buffer one. They already have some in Oz but they are still tweaking/working on ramping up production.
by f00b4r
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine + polypins
Replies: 33
Views: 2441

Re: Beer engine + polypins

Cheers, that helps clarify things.
by f00b4r
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine + polypins
Replies: 33
Views: 2441

Re: Beer engine + polypins

I have successfully used a beer engine with polypins for years, there are different types of bags and with the right ones beer will last for month's. The ones I get are from 'Jigsaw baginbox' they are double skinned and for once only use, I keep them in a cool box so don't need to buy the cardboard...
by f00b4r
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Mini Keg using carbonated beer
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Mini Keg using carbonated beer

There are counter pressure devices specifically designed to fill these kegs, although you will need a pressurised vessel to transfer from. If you check out some of the German home brew shops they sell them.
by f00b4r
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: KEG KINGDOM
Replies: 17
Views: 1612

Re: KEG KINGDOM

Try through Facebook, apparently he is a bit more responsive through that.
by f00b4r
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: My Heath Robinson Sankey keg cleaner...
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: My Heath Robinson Sankey keg cleaner...

The rotating spray heads seen to vary quite significantly in the pressure stated to function properly - how true this is in practice I don't know but I deliberately didn't buy one because of its required minimum rating.
by f00b4r
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Recommend me decent immersion chiller
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: Recommend me decent immersion chiller

When I bought my Braumeister I got the stainless steel one that Speidel make, I was expecting quite a drop in efficiency compared to a copper one but in practice it doesn't appears so, the Speidel one is a bit more beefy so it may not be comparing totally like for like. That said, the stainless stee...