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by chefgage
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?
Replies: 53
Views: 4132

Re: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?

That cleaning part doesnt sound to bad then. I have a grainfather and the cleaning cycle on that is all about cleaning out the pump/pipework that you cannot get to. It still needs a scrub as well.
by chefgage
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Something like an APA
Replies: 23
Views: 506

Re: Something like an APA

Love the wooden set up :) I seem to remember reading a thread about you creating that setup.
by chefgage
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter

When I first began making yeast starters from harvested yeast I was using far too much yeast. Orlando (I think) explained how less is better with a starter. If a yeast has yielded loads from the dump valve I now spoon out just a small portion for the starter. Then put it back in the 'fridge until n...
by chefgage
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter

So this is how much yeast was harvested. A little bit more than last time.
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by chefgage
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter

Which yeast was it? I've found some (WLP001) produce very little from the dump valve. Others (WLP007) produce loads. Guy The yeast is a WLP001 :) So that would explain it then based on your experience. I have done this before with this yeast. I started with a bought pack of WLP001, made a starter t...
by chefgage
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter

To be fair there is now three layers. The large amount of trub on the bottom, a very thin layer of yeast next and then beer on top. My concern is that i just sort of expected more yeast to be harvested. I will pour off most of the top layer and try to catch just that thin layer of yeast. I will post...
by chefgage
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter
Replies: 7
Views: 209

No yeast slurry in Conical fermenter

Just tried to dump some yeast from my ss brewtech 7 gal chronical. I did not get any slurry out only what appears to be mainly just beer with a bit of matter in it. This happened last time fermentation i did. I am using whole hops in the boil so i assume they are filtering out alot of material contr...
by chefgage
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: How long do bottles stay sanitised?
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: How long do bottles stay sanitised?

Not with a bottle sprayer. 2 pumps and hang on the bottle tree. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bottle-Rinser-Cleaner-Steriliser-Washer-Bottles/253186710736?_trkparms=aid%3D555017%26algo%3DPL.CASSINI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20151005190540%26meid%3De135b2b741e141d69782c7864c6e429e%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%...
by chefgage
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: JBK Own ESB
Replies: 227
Views: 64214

Re: JBK Own ESB

To make it easier for yourself use the recipe creator app. Then if you have the connect controller use the connect app which will pull the recipe from the recipe app. This will give you all the water volumes as in strike and sparge water volumes. Go for a volume of say 25l and input the grain types ...
by chefgage
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: JBK Own ESB
Replies: 227
Views: 64214

Re: JBK Own ESB

Fastline wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:26 pm
Can any Grainfather brewers, help me with doing a Jim's esb, need lots of help with what amount of each grain, recommended batch size, mash and sparge water volumes.
A brief explanation on how you calculate these would be good.
For a start do you use the grainfather recipe app?
by chefgage
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: #24 Pale Ale (Dry hopped)
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: #24 Pale Ale (Dry hopped)

Thanks all. I have not brewed as much as i have wanted to of late. I have a few brews lined up soon, so i will post up the brew days hopefully with more pictures :)

The next one is a Raspberry and Vanilla smoothy IPA.
by chefgage
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: #24 Pale Ale (Dry hopped)
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: #24 Pale Ale (Dry hopped)

chef, Nice looking Beer there! =D> Top tip....wipe the condensation off the glass before taking a pic, put a backlight behind the pint to show the colour and clarity of the beer in all its` splendour. Take a drink, stand back and say `BLM`. WA Best get another bottle out then and do as you suggest :)
by chefgage
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: #24 Pale Ale (Dry hopped)
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: #24 Pale Ale (Dry hopped)

Just a quick picture of the finished product. Its had 4 weeks conditioning so i tried a bottle last night. Aroma wise its very pleasant, nice and fruity. Taste wise there is a bit of hoppyness but its not really that noticable. But you get a bit of hop flavour in the after taste. Next time i am goin...
by chefgage
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Equipment Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 529

Re: Equipment Advice

For grain and hop suppliers i always go to the malt miller. They have a handy recipe creator so you only buy the exact weight of ingredients you want so theres no loads of little bags of hops in the freezer scenarios. I thought hops were only sold in 100g in the recipe generator, is that not right?...
by chefgage
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight
Replies: 19
Views: 624

Re: Hydrometer for people with bad eyesight

Have you got a glass trial jar instead of the opaque plastic type as that should help a little. Everytime i use my plastic trial jar i say to myself i must buy a glass one. But i never get round to it. I will have to see if santa brings me one :)