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by Meatymc
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Home Grown Hops 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2860

Re: Home Grown Hops 2019

I have new shoots appearing from my hop plant so should I cut the old ones right back to the base of the plant I would plus you only need 4/5 bines out of the loads you've got but I'd wait a few more weeks before removing the others in case we get late significant frosts - then remove the weakest l...
by Meatymc
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How long between chilling and pitching
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: How long between chilling and pitching

Thanks for the reassurance guys.
by Meatymc
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How long between chilling and pitching
Replies: 3
Views: 346

How long between chilling and pitching

Despite this being my 75th all-grain brew I used my 2 new (to me) 50l pans, a copper immerson chiller and a pump on Sunday aiming to get the wort into the fermenter same day for the 1st time. Cooling using 3 x 25l containers of cold water (c8C )and 2 x £1 bags of ice, it took just over 30 minutes to...
by Meatymc
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Propagating Hops from Rhizome Crown.
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Propagating Hops from Rhizome Crown.

Hello Has anyone tried to do this? I have been reading about it but don’t have the cagones to do it...so far. I've split a crown successfully but only because I had to move it to a new location. I actually moved all my hops (6 varities) and it's been interesting to see how each are affected. This d...
by Meatymc
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As far as electricians go, I would do the job, but I would want to be able to inspect everything. Plus you will need to have the relevant protection device in place (RCBOs or RCD) to comply with the regulations. A rough idea would be about £100 to connect and test, if there is capacity in the exist...
by Meatymc
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

................. just wondered if you'd weighed up the cons against whatever benefits you're looking for, and whether you'll get those in practice. Since my previous post, I've been reading up on PID's/SSR's etc. I've no qualms in putting the necessary together but it has got me wondering what I'd...
by Meatymc
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I run a fully unwound 13 amp extension reel from our kitchen cooker circuit to supplement the power from a socket in the car port where I brew. For example Wilko's do a 13 amp cable (but their reels are only 10 amp, may be enough). Cheers vacant - the simplest suggestions are usually the best! In m...
by Meatymc
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many thanks for taking the time Kev But first.. are you really sure that HERMS is what you want for a BIAB setup? Does BIAB make a difference? You don't necessarily need masses of power for a HERMS if insulation is good and just wanting to maintain temperature. That's primarily what I'm after. If yo...
by Meatymc
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 894

Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WalesAles wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:46 pm
Yeah, couldn`t resist! #-o
In a world of contant flux, we have one constant we can rely on :)
by Meatymc
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: RIMS and HERMS
Topic: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 894

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is it old age or am I as thick as I seem to be (bet that's an opening question Wales can't resist!)? Brief rundown on my (laughable) garage set-up: BIAB Bottled gas Single spur (assume) 13amp electric supply No water supply or drainage Single 31L pan Mash temp controlled by checking temp with thermo...
by Meatymc
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times
Replies: 26
Views: 1350

Re: Shorter, cooler dry hopping times

An interesting post Scott Janish on why dry hopping cooler and with shorter contact times may be beneficial in a few ways. Yes, thanks f00b4r - really interesting read. Put's some more detailed science behind the shorter exposure argument and happy to see my usual 3 days is not overly long. What it...
by Meatymc
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1242

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

Cheers PhilB To be honest, it's not my go-to style but as SWMBO puts up with me banging my brewing costs through the joint account I think it's only fair to give something she likes a go - only every now and again obviously. Had a look at the link (thanks) plus I'm sure I've seen others in a similar...
by Meatymc
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Adding cocoa nibs
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Adding cocoa nibs

floydmeddler wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:13 am
FWIW, I ground mine, steep them in vodka for 24 hrs to steralise then add to secondary. I get a super chocolate hit. I usually add 100g to 19L.
We live and learn - hopefully
by Meatymc
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1242

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

Hi Phil Hi Meaty As I no chill I can't produce decent lagers/pilsners etc ... what makes you think that? Previous posts and resulting advice that being unable to rapid chill is the likely root cause of being unable to produce a satisfactory lager/pilsner ... but if what you're REALLY wanting to do i...
by Meatymc
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1242

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

Meaty, Don`t you dare `lose the faith`! [-X [-X WA I know - got to keep with it just frustrating when you think you've finally nailed something only to find you've done anything but and can'#t actually find the reason why. Have 1 final pre-jollies brew to bottle and then handing my brew fridge over...