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by Robhaigh
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Export GF recipe
Replies: 2
Views: 774

Export GF recipe

Anyone know if you can export recipe from GF.
And indeed.. how to import in to GF.


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by Robhaigh
Sun May 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 4714

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

Tried using oxyclean on mine. Live in a hard water area.. didn't work..
Left horrid white residue in the gf.
Spent forever cleaning again to get rid.


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by Robhaigh
Sun May 13, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 4714

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

Curious Dave. Do you calculate the figure manually using the formula in the ibstructions or do you use the figure the app gives you? If I use their figure for Sparge water, I will always be 2.5-3L short at the end. 0.8 as a grain retention figure is plainly wrong. Sent from my Mi A1 using Tapatalk ...
by Robhaigh
Sun May 13, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 4714

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

Curious Dave.
Do you calculate the figure manually using the formula in the ibstructions or do you use the figure the app gives you?
Dave S wrote:If I use their figure for Sparge water, I will always be 2.5-3L short at the end. 0.8 as a grain retention figure is plainly wrong.
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by Robhaigh
Sat May 12, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 4714

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

Yes. Sparging takes that long. It’s not only the amount of grain that determines it but the size of the crush. Don’t worry about it, just let it sparge.. I can recommend a sparge water heater , it helps tremendously with having the right amount of spargewater to hand). You picked quite a complex rec...
by Robhaigh
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help with fruit.. incorrectly added.
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Help with fruit.. incorrectly added.

How much cherries did you add? I added frozen raspberries to a beer before in primary and the raspberry character was great. That was a pale beer so I got a lovely colour and piles of raspberry flavour too. I only added about 1.5kg too. I think yours will be just fine although I've read that you ne...
by Robhaigh
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help with fruit.. incorrectly added.
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Help with fruit.. incorrectly added.

recipe from the Grainfather site for Titanic Plum Porter... (if it helps).. not brewed it but may be worth a go. 5.2kg Maris otter 340g Caraaroma 230g carafa II 230g caramunich III Hops 30g east kent golding (90 min boil) 90g east kent golding (7min) Yeast WLP004 Extras 2.2kg plums - 2 days 1tsp yea...
by Robhaigh
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help with fruit.. incorrectly added.
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: Help with fruit.. incorrectly added.

Rob Would be interested to see your recipe/process/etc. Did a cherry porter last year using 100% tart cherry juice (into secondary) which was both expensive and, for the cost, underwhelming. Have just bottled a Wonky Berry Porter (Morrsions Frozen Wonky Berry 1kg pack) - cheap but messy Jury is out...
by Robhaigh
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Help with fruit.. incorrectly added.
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Help with fruit.. incorrectly added.

Had a bit of a brew mare day... Was rushing / doing 10 things at once etc etc... Anyway... Brewed a cherry porter at weekend and incorrectly added my cherries to the fermenter at start of ferment rather than waiting and adding to secondary . Nothing I can do about it now as it's merrily fermenting a...
by Robhaigh
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Bottle cleaning question
Replies: 15
Views: 2099

Re: Bottle cleaning question

Liking the fastrack idea. Picked one up from t'ebay.

Using oxyclean.. what's the recommended dosage for a 'weak' solution?

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by Robhaigh
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Bottle cleaning question
Replies: 15
Views: 2099

Re: Bottle cleaning question

Thanks for the help guys.. Will give the bottles another wash and let em dry out. Bought some beer crates with the idea of turning bottles upside down and leaving on crate ... Kinda works but the bottle 'fall through ' the crate !... Have a thought to design a 3d printed 'crate Topper' to allow upsi...
by Robhaigh
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Bottle cleaning question
Replies: 15
Views: 2099

Bottle cleaning question

So.. i know its prob been asked and I have searched but..... I rinse my bottles (PET and glass) immediately with hot water, several times. I then let them soak with clean water for a while and then empty out. Finally I give em a squirt of starsan leaving some in the bottle, screw the cap back on or ...
by Robhaigh
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: First attempts..
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: First attempts..

Well the results are in... . First 3 attempts and... A new brew.. Brew 1 and 2 ... A neipa and a chinook pale .. not bad , not great.... Neipa was under fermented and the chinook was a nightmare bottling cenario... All in all the chinook tasted ok in the end but a bit 'home brewy' . Brew 3 - choc, p...
by Robhaigh
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather pump
Replies: 27
Views: 5175

Re: Grainfather pump

I have the exact same problem. Brand new GF, 3 brews in and the pump makes that god awful noise and refuses to pump. Turning it on/off for a random amount of times gets it going. Even does it during clean cycle and blowing down the pipe tells me everything is clear. Have contacted GF and they tell m...
by Robhaigh
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: First attempts..
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: First attempts..

Cheers for all the help. / Advice. Had a good clean up at weekend and definitely going to take advice and do a more simple single malt single hop brew next time. Planning on keeping it simple and leaving in keg with a few bottle conditioned too so I can compare the methods. My all out porter was als...