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by Meatymc
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 18
Views: 481

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: 250

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 12:51 pm
Forum: Articles Wanted
Topic: Citra Hops
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Citra Hops

If anyone is thinking of off-loading any vacuum stored 2018 Citra Hops - maybe from a bulk order, I'd be very interested.
by Meatymc
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 18
Views: 481

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: 18
Views: 481

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...
by Meatymc
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

Cheers guys The head isn't 2.2m unless you're getting the last dregs out - I wouldn't pipe the warmed water back into the same butt as it won't do much cooling. Is that your plan? Having made me think about this, I should be linking 2 butts together near the base. The inlet will be drawn from the to...
by Meatymc
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Gardena Garden Hose - disaster or a subtle new dimension?
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Gardena Garden Hose - disaster or a subtle new dimension?

The hose will be plasticised PVC and the plasticiser will most likely be either DOP or DiNP, WOW - is there anything we can't tackle on this site! As regards reduced sperm production. I think I can live with that. I'll alert the wife but given any sperm in this house has to negotiate a 10 foot trek...
by Meatymc
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Adding cocoa nibs
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Adding cocoa nibs

Read the perceived wisdom was to lightly roast the nibs before adding to the secondary - DON'T! I read to roast at 175C for 20 minutes - that sounded over the top so did 10 minutes at 140C. From awesome (raw) to aroma-less - never again. I get there might be a potential for infection used 'out of th...
by Meatymc
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 18
Views: 481

Cheap (is possible) Pump

If you trawl the entire forum - as I do, you may have seen mention of my set-up and desire to improve. Very quickly, I have power and gas bottle, single 30l pan, dunk sparge and no chill. As I no chill I can't produce decent lagers/pilsners etc so want to tackle that but also to make it part of my g...
by Meatymc
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Gardena Garden Hose - disaster or a subtle new dimension?
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Gardena Garden Hose - disaster or a subtle new dimension?

It just struck me that the world would be a better place with more interaction like the thread above. Knowledgeable, considerate people, helping others out for no personal gain! It feels a privilege to be part of this community. :) I'll second that! Just posting in Equipment re' pumps mentioned above
by Meatymc
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Saltaire South Island
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Saltaire South Island

Why not just ping them an email and ask? Most breweries are usually happy to help as long as you're not asking for trade secrets

info@saltairebrewery.com
by Meatymc
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Gardena Garden Hose - disaster or a subtle new dimension?
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Gardena Garden Hose - disaster or a subtle new dimension?

If this little bit of garden hose has been used for ages to transfer your beer from the kettle to the cube then it's possible any nasties have already been rinsed out of it. Perhaps, over the years, you've grown to love the taste of garden hose in your beer! Hi Guy I've used it for ages but the mor...
by Meatymc
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Gardena Garden Hose - disaster or a subtle new dimension?
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Re: Gardena Garden Hose - disaster or a subtle new dimension?

Cheers guys. Still sat in the cube as fermenters are in use - probably be setting off on Friday. 1st opening should give a fairly obvious clue as to whether it's overly affected - if not, I'll ferment as normal but keep it for myself. Am looking to improve my process (more posts imminent) and will b...
by Meatymc
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Gardena Garden Hose - disaster or a subtle new dimension?
Replies: 10
Views: 431

Gardena Garden Hose - disaster or a subtle new dimension?

I'm not going into detail - nor am I going to point a finger at a small relative two generations back from me but, I discovered a 2ft length of garden hose floating about in my kettle mid-boil. It's a length I use to move the wort from the kettle to the cube at the end of the boil so I know it's his...
by Meatymc
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please
Replies: 30
Views: 1227

Re: Proven Pilsner Recipe Please

HTH1975 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:43 pm
If you can’t cool your wort, maybe think about doing a smaller volume of wort, then add half of your fermentables as DME at the end of your boil and continue for another 5 mins.
Hmmmmmm..........that's a very interesting idea - I'm assuming Extra Light DME?