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by Hairybiker
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Brew kits in the 80s
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Brew kits in the 80s

Must admit in the 80's I was a lover of the Boots Strong Ale series (can't remember the name now). That was my go to drink for many years.(Served from a Boots Aluminium keg) Couldn't stand the cheaper tins, tasted like cheap cider. Then in the 90's I moved to BIAB then to 3V and now a Grainfather.
by Hairybiker
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: a
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: cool box mash tuns

I used one for many many years and it used to keep to with in 2 deg over 90min. That was without any extra padding. I did however add a towel to the top to keep the heat in.
by Hairybiker
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Making silicone washers
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Making silicone washers

guypettigrew wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:49 pm
Linky no worky!!!
Guy
PAH too much cutting of the url
here couple of quid

Teach me to check the link :oops:
by Hairybiker
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Making silicone washers
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Making silicone washers

you mean like THIS one?
Used it a few times to make silicon washers using a £'shop sheet of silicon baking sheet
by Hairybiker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: CRISP CLEAR CHOICE ALE MALT
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: CRISP CLEAR CHOICE ALE MALT

I've brewed several sacks of it (from Worcester Hop shop) and had no issues.
It tastes fine and I have been doing a lot of SMASH's over the past winter. (high og 70+ but still SMASH's)
by Hairybiker
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued
Replies: 25
Views: 2710

Re: Hambledon Bard refill S30 discontinued

On of the reasons I moved to cornies and a 7kg cylinder several years ago. (my "local" (80 mile round trip) stopped selling refilled sodastreams, so had to get HB ones and since I had traded all my old ones in... )
Costs more in the short term but worth it long term.
by Hairybiker
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Very slow sparge/stuck mash on Grainfather
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

Re: Very slow sparge/stuck mash on Grainfather

More details, same recipe and malt or different etc.
by Hairybiker
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather - first impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 2793

Re: Grainfather - first impressions

I've always used a pet food scoop (3 or 4 cup US size) to add grain, it adds about 0.5Kg at a time. I've been cold water sparging for several years now still hit the figures, just do the mash out before you sparge. The bottom seal is a PITA, do the above and also super glue it in place, or dump it t...
by Hairybiker
Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather counterflow cleaning
Replies: 15
Views: 2796

Re: Grainfather counterflow cleaning

I've been using it for cleaning for at least 6 years if not more. 3 with the GF, and on my 3V system with a solar pump before that. Never had any issues with it.
by Hairybiker
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather counterflow cleaning
Replies: 15
Views: 2796

Re: Grainfather counterflow cleaning

I use the cheapest NON SENT stuff I can get. Usually about £1 for a 500g tub. Home Bargains, £shop etc.
by Hairybiker
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather counterflow cleaning
Replies: 15
Views: 2796

Re: Grainfather counterflow cleaning

Well I have had mine for coming on 3 years and all I have ever used is oxiclean. I put 1 scoop in 10L of water and heat to 66, pumping it through the chiller, leave for 10min at that temp still pumping then, empty, rinse and add 10L of clean water and boil for 10 min, pumping again all the time. Emp...
by Hairybiker
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Crossmyloof yeast
Replies: 46
Views: 6931

Re: Crossmyloof yeast

@guypettigrew that is hat I said before. I don't WANT to have to use finings but this yeast is forcing me to. Which negates the cost saving against so4 etc
by Hairybiker
Thu May 31, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Crossmyloof yeast
Replies: 46
Views: 6931

Re: Crossmyloof yeast

With So4/gervin I don't need them, so why do I need them with this yeast. My wort is clear going in and all I want is clear wort out. Using protfloc in the GF and get nice clear wort out, but the week in primary/same in secondary and STILL cloudy going to cornie is annoying. It does drop some yeast ...
by Hairybiker
Thu May 31, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 5163

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

I switched my filter to a bazooka one. Used the rubber connector to join the bazooka to the GF.
Been fine till the last 1L or so left in the pot, using up to 100g of whole hops.
by Hairybiker
Wed May 30, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Crossmyloof yeast
Replies: 46
Views: 6931

Re: Crossmyloof yeast

I seem to have clearing issues with the real ale yeast. So far every brew has been cloudy, even after transferring to a 2nd fv for a week. Not an issue with dark beers but I like my SMASH'es to be clear with out using finings.