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by MarkF_2703
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Starsan into wort
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Starsan into wort

Thanks, I'll try it on the missus first just to be on the safe side :)
by MarkF_2703
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Starsan into wort
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: Starsan into wort

Cheers for that, I will carry on and keg it, was more worried about the hazard side I think, its the third brew using the same solution, but still clear, or it was. Monster 1200R, had a sevice last week now smoking on start up and whilst running, a mate had the same symptoms that was a new cylinder ...
by MarkF_2703
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Starsan into wort
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Starsan into wort

Its turning out to be not a good week, dropped my fridge temp to 10 deg to start a cold crash, forgot to take the blow off tube out of the starsan solution I have in the blow off bottle, I reckon about 500ml has been sucked into a 23litre batch, could this be an issue? In other news my motorcycle ha...
by MarkF_2703
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New shiny!
Replies: 9
Views: 811

Re: New shiny!

I bought one earlier this year, very impressed, using a blow off tube, I went for a ball valve though as found in this thread from last year. So far so good, I nearly went for the butterfly valve but they were out of stock. https://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=78550&hilit=stainles...
by MarkF_2703
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather mash water level
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: Grainfather mash water level

I am at 1.3mm ATM and still getting overflow throughout the mash but a fairly quick Sparge, will try 1.4mm next session. Had poor efficiency last brew, down 4 points, followed recipe of 66 deg mash instead of my normal 65 deg.
by MarkF_2703
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation down to 1.001
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Fermentation down to 1.001

Its my third ferment with the tilt, its pretty much been within a point apart from this one, but as you say great to watch the action and for me the straight line at the end indicating its finished, I still get blow off but thats just CO2, will give this another 3 days to clear up check again then c...
by MarkF_2703
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation down to 1.001
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Re: Fermentation down to 1.001

1.000, tilt and hydrometer are pretty much giving the same reading. just checked it I cocked up reading the sample its 1.010 :oops: which is much better, not worried about the tilt, as its only a guide, maybe has some krausen stuck to it.
by MarkF_2703
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation down to 1.001
Replies: 8
Views: 574

Fermentation down to 1.001

*solved* idiot home brewer can't read a hydrometer. I have done an AG brew on a GrainFather, it was Sara's Japuir which seems quite a popular recipe, I have also been trying to brew this for a while now with various recipes. The recipe called for 2 packets of Nottingham yeast. All went well with the...
by MarkF_2703
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Articles for Sale
Topic: ISpindel Digital Hydromenter
Replies: 305
Views: 27979

Re: ISpindel Digital Hydromenter

Very interested if you make another batch too...
by MarkF_2703
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Maxi cooler
Replies: 32
Views: 2174

Re: Maxi cooler

Dunno, wouldn't worry about it I just use CO2.
by MarkF_2703
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Maxi cooler
Replies: 32
Views: 2174

Re: Maxi cooler

Nope, its all about how much you need to force the beer out now, thats trial and error, it could be the first few pints you don't need anything if its still foaming, if you think of it in terms of a barrel you have 2nd fermented with sugar to carb it up, eventually that pressure runs out and you may...
by MarkF_2703
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Maxi cooler
Replies: 32
Views: 2174

Re: Maxi cooler

The secondary reg is going to adjust the amount of CO2 you use to force the beer out, known as serving or dispensing pressure, can vary on temp of keg and what level your keg is carbonated to. If you got it from the brewery I suspect it is already carbonated up, what you need to do is play around un...
by MarkF_2703
Wed May 30, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Maxi cooler
Replies: 32
Views: 2174

Re: Maxi cooler

http://www.cornelius-emea.com/uploads/m ... Manual.pdf

May help, I have a 210 and just filled it with water.
by MarkF_2703
Wed May 16, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 4260

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

Certainly been an interesting little read this thread. I am ordering my GF this week and will be coming from a 3V system, so expect to see a time saving on my normal brewday and clean up, which normally takes about 6 hours. Cheers MB Hmmm, 10 brews in on a Grainfather and for a 90 min boil from swi...
by MarkF_2703
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grain Mill
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: Grain Mill

I bought the MM 2 roller in January, pre crushed is too fine for my Grainfather, I use a cordless drill and have milled very slowly, works perfectly, I knocked up a base from some MDF to sit on a 30 litre bucket and cut a hole for the crushed grain to drop, use it on all my grain. The MM mill is the...