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by Meatymc
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: It's been a long time coming.......

Meaty, It`s been a long time coming my way.................... Is this the one that you are sending me? :D Looking forward to this one! =D> WA Nice one WA - can always count on you for a spot-on comment! Actually no - I 'm sending you V2 which is not far off. Got the son-in-law staying with us this...
by Meatymc
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: It's been a long time coming.......
Replies: 4
Views: 238

It's been a long time coming.......

I'm sat, drinking my third attempt at a clone of a favoured brew, and whilst I'm not going to say it's cloned, it's without doubt the best brew I have ever done and is finally - bearing in mind this is all-grain brew number 54, something like what I've been hoping to acheive since all-grain brew num...
by Meatymc
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Splitting the Treatments
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Splitting the Treatments

Thanks Eric Yes, carry on. I'll not pretend to be pedantic about checking everything - I'm happy to rely on the general advice of others on the forum such as your good self having found my water did need treating following analysis. As long as I'm not making glaring basic mistakes I'm happy. At some...
by Meatymc
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Splitting the Treatments
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Splitting the Treatments

Thanks for the replies gents. Specifically relating to...... Have I misunderstood and am doing it wrong? Possibly, I'm unsure what the particular piece of information you need is. What is it you believe you don't know? .............am I OK to continue treating both sets of water in the same way in p...
by Meatymc
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Splitting the Treatments
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Splitting the Treatments

Some while ago Wallybrew analysed my water and various members (Aleman, Eric et al) kindly walked me through the rather complex subject of Water Treatment. Since then I've been using the calculator on here - splitting the treatment across the mash and sparge water on a percentage basis - basically 2...
by Meatymc
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hiya from Hoffmonkey
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Hiya from Hoffmonkey

orlando wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:22 am
Welcome Dave. You might reconsider your kettle size. 70 litres is not much more
Welcome and what he said - go large!!
by Meatymc
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: Now Sold - SS Brewtech Kettle, Induction Hob and March 809 Pump for Sale
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: SS Brewtech Kettle, Induction Hob and March 809 Pump for Sale

Hoffmonkey wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:56 am
Will it let me send a PM at five posts?
I think it's 6 posts you need so just submit a reply to this!!
by Meatymc
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Wilkinson’s new pressure barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Wilkinson’s new pressure barrel

Do you mean Wilko? If so, I have one as a back up fermenter and the tap arrangement is a bit odd to say the least. I've found it's OK providing you don't over-tighten it and just let the vaseline form the seal.
by Meatymc
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: What's in Your Packet of Hops?
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: What's in Your Packet of Hops?

I grow and obviously dry my own hops. It would be too time consuming and frankly unrealistic to remove every last bit of stalk on every hop plus you wouldn't want to as you use the dryness of the stalk to check when the hop is dry enough to store - if the stalk snaps clean when bent it's done. Any s...
by Meatymc
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Full Volume BIAB
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Full Volume BIAB

Thanks guys
by Meatymc
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Full Volume BIAB
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Full Volume BIAB

Ah....................I think I get it! Meaty, Are you sure? Are you really sure? #-o WA You will get there in the end! :D Erm...........maybe................or then again :D By the way WA, I'll have to ask you to hang on for that promised sample - only been a couple of years so far! Very dissapoin...
by Meatymc
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Full Volume BIAB
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Full Volume BIAB

Ah....................I think I get it!

Basically I've got to compensate for the 'high-gravity' wort absorbed and held in the grain by having more mash water and therefore more grain in the mash - over-egg the pudding as they say?
by Meatymc
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Full Volume BIAB
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Full Volume BIAB

Morning Jim Yes, you've got it in one (the dunk sparge explanation). It's the only way at the moment I can wash any residual sugars out of the grain after the mash and get the desired volume for the boil. I did check the mash and sparge water once to see how they compared and although I can't seem t...
by Meatymc
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Full Volume BIAB
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Full Volume BIAB

Whilst this is a question about my BIAB brewing it's really about grain utilisiation so thought it best to post here. My brewing is limited by equipment and facilities which means I BIAB in a 30L pan, dunk sparge to get pre-boil volume, use bottled gas for heating/boiling and no chill - carting ever...