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by dbambrick996
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith3 Set Up
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Beersmith3 Set Up

I've given Brewfather a go this week & quite like it's setup. Easy enough to use. I do have a preference for offline apps that I can use on my phone. So Wort (android) is still my go to starting point. You can use brewfather offline on your phone, it’s a web app, just save it to your home screen Se...
by dbambrick996
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith3 Set Up
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Beersmith3 Set Up

I would second Brewfather, I find it easier to use and setup than beersmith
by dbambrick996
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewing heating element
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Brewing heating element

Yeah, I’n my experience they are lower quality, the haden elements are top quality, but you will need to purchase a better lock nut
by dbambrick996
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewing heating element
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Brewing heating element

Had one and it blew up. Also they come with a plastic shroud and tightening nut that is very hard to tighten, will loosen when heated and the threads will ring easily, u need to replace with a km7 stainless lock nut. Backerelecric.com do a really good quality 2.4 and 2.7kw version, but again u need ...
by dbambrick996
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?
Replies: 11
Views: 785

Can anyone recommend a decent digital thermometer?

You could use an stc 1000
by dbambrick996
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: Grains gone off?
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Grains gone off?

If you chew them and the grain is soft don’t use them, if solid and u get a crunch the grain is still good and fresh

I have a 8 month old bad of Pilsner, about 2 kg left, has a crunch

I have an old bag of pale, it’s gone soft
by dbambrick996
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Home-grown-father ??? Burco to Grainfather conversion??
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Home-grown-father ??? Burco to Grainfather conversion??

All my gear is diy, but you won’t save money or build anything as well engineered as the gf
by dbambrick996
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Home-grown-father ??? Burco to Grainfather conversion??
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Home-grown-father ??? Burco to Grainfather conversion??

aamcle wrote:
I doubt that I will build another brewery.


Aamcle
Totally agree.

It is now as cheap to buy as it is to build e.g brewdevil, hopcat, klarstein, robobrew.

I would use the Burco for a hlt
by dbambrick996
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Home-grown-father ??? Burco to Grainfather conversion??
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Home-grown-father ??? Burco to Grainfather conversion??

Also, try bergland for your pots.email them for list and quotes

Catering-Portal.Bergland@msg.afterbuy.de


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by dbambrick996
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Home-grown-father ??? Burco to Grainfather conversion??
Replies: 12
Views: 1503

Re: Home-grown-father ??? Burco to Grainfather conversion??

I have built a diy braumeister and a diy grainffather as aamcle says, the hardest thing is to get the malt pipe sorted. Getting top and bottom filters, overflow pipe and a grain basket, keeping the basket off the element, holes in the end of malt pipe etc etc. there can be a lot of fluffing around g...
by dbambrick996
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Very slow sparge/stuck mash on Grainfather
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: Very slow sparge/stuck mash on Grainfather

Add oat or rice hulls to your mash, it will help especially if using wheat, oats. Check the crush size is not too fine
by dbambrick996
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stuck mash
Replies: 45
Views: 3265

Re: Stuck mash

If you are milling your own grain check the crush , also get some oat husks it will help I have a similar setup and was getting stuck mash as my crush size was too fine for my system. I now find that a crush if 1.1mm works good for me Thanks for the suggestion. I get my grain pre-crushed so I don’t...
by dbambrick996
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stuck mash
Replies: 45
Views: 3265

Stuck mash

If you are milling your own grain check the crush , also get some oat husks it will help

I have a similar setup and was getting stuck mash as my crush size was too fine for my system. I now find that a crush if 1.1mm works good for me
by dbambrick996
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.
Replies: 132
Views: 16225

Re: I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.

Love the sparge arm and false bottom, nice build
by dbambrick996
Thu May 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New BIAB boiler build.
Replies: 27
Views: 2630

New BIAB boiler build.

Looks good, I like the pick up tube, happy brewing


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