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by HairyJamie
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New fermenter
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: New fermenter

I've had my eye on one of those for a while!

How tall is it with and without the airlock? I've always wondered if it would fit in my fridge.

Cheers!


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by HairyJamie
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Weird Beersmith 3 water behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 727

Re: Weird Beersmith 3 water behaviour

I'm lucky in that my own water has basically nothing in it, which is why I'm so interested in calcium additions from salts. My last few beers have had a sourness to the bitterness if that makes sense, so when BS3 gave far higher predicted numbers it caused me to pause and think that I'd maybe been a...
by HairyJamie
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Mosaic Pale Ale.
Replies: 22
Views: 1678

Re: Mosaic Pale Ale.

The Greg Hughes single hop Amarillo is fantastic, I've brewed this a few times :)

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by HairyJamie
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Weird Beersmith 3 water behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 727

Re: Weird Beersmith 3 water behaviour

Thanks Eric,

Those figures are similar to my own.

I use beersmith for recipe formulation and want to also include my water salts so I have a permanent record in my brew log.

It's served me well for years so that's why I'm curious it would be so off.

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by HairyJamie
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Weird Beersmith 3 water behaviour
Replies: 15
Views: 727

Weird Beersmith 3 water behaviour

Hi All, I'm playing with BS3 and the new water tab. The values look off to me though. For example, if i add 5g of calcium chloride, it says that this will add 102.8 ppm of calcium and 182 ppm of chlorides in 33.38l of RO water? Surely this is too high? My own calculations give much lower values, wha...
by HairyJamie
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress
Replies: 28
Views: 1325

Re: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress

Thanks everyone for their replies and thoughts. I've gone off the idea of the Aliexpress SS CFC now , I'm much more inclined to try and make my own wit some copper pipe, hose and fittings. Chastuck - that is a thing of beauty! Kev888 - i'd discounted a plate chiller because of sanitation concerns, m...
by HairyJamie
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress
Replies: 28
Views: 1325

Re: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress

If your water flow rate is low it would be worth getting your water board to do a flow test. There's a minimum flow rate which the board is required to provide. Can't remember what it is. It will be tested for free. If it's a problem with the supply it will be fixed for free. The flow rate here is ...
by HairyJamie
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress
Replies: 28
Views: 1325

Another Counterflow Question - AliExpress

Hi, I've been considering a few options for a counterflow chiller recently, buying a grainfather one (expensive!) , making my own etc. I've seen a few stainless ones on Aliexpress such as this - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Stainless-Steel-304-Counterflow-Wort-Chiller-Brewing-Equipment-Garden-Hos...
by HairyJamie
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Counterflow Chiller parts list
Replies: 10
Views: 523

Re: Counterflow Chiller parts list

Wow that looks a belter! Does it stay in the pot? Is the pot used for the boil? Interested!

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by HairyJamie
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Counterflow Chiller parts list
Replies: 10
Views: 523

Re: Counterflow Chiller parts list

Share build pictures please! I'm considering building one myself and would love a look at how you're getting on,

Cheers

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by HairyJamie
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather counter flow chiller options
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Grainfather counter flow chiller options

I'd thought of this myself but the hose connections look a bit non standard, can any owners post some pictures for us?

Cheers

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by HairyJamie
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Double dropping brew.
Replies: 17
Views: 865

Re: Double dropping brew.

Thanks sadfield that's a good link, interesting that you usually hear of techniques to reduce diacetyl !

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by HairyJamie
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Double dropping brew.
Replies: 17
Views: 865

Re: Double dropping brew.

Can someone explain double dropping?


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by HairyJamie
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grain mill - wow!
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Re: Grain mill - wow!

More consistency was my main aim - my og was all over the place with no changes to any process for my last 10 brews. I tried to account for this by progressively lowering my brew house efficiency, but it still wasn't following a pattern. I think my precrushed grain was just getting staler over time ...
by HairyJamie
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grain mill - wow!
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Grain mill - wow!

Hi all, I got a bulldog mill for Christmas from my lovely wife and had the opportunity to brew today. Wow what a difference! After a spate of low efficiency brews around 65 to 70 % I got 89% brewhouse efficiency!! That's the highest I've ever had and although I'm not an efficiency chaser I have to s...