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by PeeBee
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?
Replies: 17
Views: 180

Re: Maltmiller fine crush, ok for use in a mash tun, with a false bottom?

If you didn't sparge then that will likely be by far the main reason for getting lower gravity results. … Ahh, Kev, that's contradicting what I'm trying to push at the moment: No sparge and full boil volume mashes. Does limit SG, at least when using a 30L Grainfather: My last brew (only full-streng...
by PeeBee
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fullers 1845
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Fullers 1845

Intrigued by this yeast business I looked back at my recipes and compared with the gravity of a bottled commercial 1845 (which I get to drink :) ) : The commercial bottle had a SG of 1.014. To get 6.3% ABV (printed on bottle) that suggests and OG of about 1.062. An (apparent) attenuation of 77.4%. M...
by PeeBee
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: 0.01g accuracy scales up to around 200g or 500g
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: 0.01g accuracy scales up to around 200g or 500g

Fairly accurate 0.1g resolution scales are probably better than cheap Chinese 0.01g resolution scales of unknown accuracy. Beware of 0.01g resolution scales, you can find yourself trapped into the need to measure everything out to the nearest 0.01g. I know, 'cos I do it! I'm trying hard to measure t...
by PeeBee
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 24
Views: 639

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Thanks Peebee, really helpful practical ways forward. I didn’t particularly enjoy what I thought of as Rye Molt in standard Rye Beers I have tried, but may be very different here and happy to give it a go in this (and you have pointed out potential alternatives.) … I do appreciate your reluctance t...
by PeeBee
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fullers 1845
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Fullers 1845

The "can you brew it" recipe (80,10,10 recipe linked above) is fine. Simpson's Amber malt is essential, but Crisp's might do whereas Warminster and Fawcett's is miles out. It really is 50IBU of EKG, Fuller's do get a strong hop aroma which evades me (but doesn't matter much). I think they do some he...
by PeeBee
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 24
Views: 639

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Last recipe: AFON CEIDIOG 18L (Pale Ale) OG12, 5.9IBU (BU/GU ratio 0.35), FG09, 0.5% ABV, 28% attenuation. 23.7L Water (Soft acid moorland, about 45mg sulphate) chloride added (magnesium and calcium chloride), baking soda and slaked lime to increase alkalinity, sodium metabisulphate to eliminate chl...
by PeeBee
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Brewing alcohol free
Replies: 24
Views: 639

Re: Brewing alcohol free

Where I'm up to with this: This recipe was a bit of a breakthrough: https://www.themadfermentationist.com/2018/07/rye-neipa-with-mosaic-and-hallertau.html?m=1 . Certainly an improvement over "Nanny State" clones (BrewDog). The rye recipe didn't gain much by being brewed to recipe at near 2% ABV, the...
by PeeBee
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

As I have shared before, my water butt pump has a good flow rate and is plenty good enough to spin either of my CIP balls, for sankey keg or conical cleaning duties. … Thanks Matt. Previously I'd been a bit dismissive about water butt pumps because of their weak power (many quoting a 7m head, which...
by PeeBee
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

… Good look with the pressure washer test. TBH I'm not sure how that will go - they are more about pressure than flow volumes, but some might be powerful enough to offer enough of each if the water supply can keep up. Max flow: 500L/ hour . Max pressure: 145BAR. Of course in reality neither will be...
by PeeBee
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

I thought about a spray ball not long after getting my conicals. Until I dismantled the tri-clamps and discovered yeast had got to parts of the seal that I didn't think a spray ball would reach, so dismantling every time became a laborious but peace of mind part of the brew day. Yeah, I've noticed ...
by PeeBee
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

Aye. So I'm falling into a Noddy trap! (Apologies to anyone called Noddy - but I'm just using "a figure of speech"!). So scratch my idea of using cheap central heating pumps. I thought they had a chance because unlike Chuggers and like they are directly coupled to the motor and not magnetically coup...
by PeeBee
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

Question: I'm well aware that reducing the pipe diameter does not increase pressure, one can just get that impression. But does this apply to pumps too? With the "central heating" pumps I'm rather counting on the quoted head (which is often about 5-6 meters, or an inadequate 7ish PSI) is measured fo...
by PeeBee
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

... parallel would likely be better for that purpose assuming their pressure is adequate. But if one was to get a pump specifically for CIP then generally I would expect impeller types to be a better choice - without some of the characteristics that make them particularly suited to wort etc then ev...
by PeeBee
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

Something came to me a moment ago. Many folk might think "that's obvious" but there will be some folk, like me, that don't immediately get it. Looking for a pump to match my CIP ball I was perhaps looking at the wrong things. As we've been discussing buying a CIP ball on the grounds of psi rating is...
by PeeBee
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg
Replies: 37
Views: 890

Re: Clean-in-place Spray Ball - ANY Fermenter/Keg

Some basic empirical trials: Connecting my CIP ball directly to a tap, turning the tap on until the ball is rotating just adequately and letting it run for about 30 seconds. This bodged up simulation collected about 15L of water, or a flow of about 30L/minute. Two conclusions, 1st: Even if I splash ...