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by Aub
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather Conical Fermentor - newbie questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1762

Re: Grainfather Conical Fermentor - newbie questions

I've used my Grainfather conical during the winter in Melbourne,Australia where our average winter temps are high 14 to 15c and lows 7 to 8c and have had no problem maintaining fermentation temps in the 20 to 25c range.
by Aub
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Ordered a Grainfather!
Replies: 11
Views: 1090

Re: Ordered a Grainfather!

You wont regret buying a Grainfather, I've now done seven brews with virtually no problems and the beers have all been great. I use a hop spider with pellets and haven't had a problem with utilisation........just give them a good stir now and then. I haven't had any scorching on the bottom either......
by Aub
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather mash water level
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: Grainfather mash water level

Won't do any harm and just makes sure the pump doesn't run dry.The key to stopping it happening is the grain crush that needs to be on the coarse side,then the wort will run clear and it's level will never overflow. A grain mill is a good piece of kit to have so you can dial in the crush to your re...
by Aub
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather mash water level
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: Grainfather mash water level

I must admit, I've wondered about this myself a few times as I would imagine it would be difficult to tell if you had a stuck mash if the wort is just recirculating via the overflow. All my beers have turned out fine mind so I'm pretty sure it's normal but I'd be interested to know if anyone's had ...
by Aub
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather mash water level
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: Grainfather mash water level

If I understand your question correctly, that is normal for me as well. The pump essentially pumps a greater volume of wort than can be filtered through the grain basket and the grain. The overflow ensures good mixing of the wort. There is a calculator on the Grainfather Connect app which will allo...
by Aub
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather mash water level
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: Grainfather mash water level

Won't do any harm and just makes sure the pump doesn't run dry.The key to stopping it happening is the grain crush that needs to be on the coarse side,then the wort will run clear and it's level will never overflow. A grain mill is a good piece of kit to have so you can dial in the crush to your re...
by Aub
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather mash water level
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Grainfather mash water level

Hi all,
I've done about 7 brews on my Grainfather to date, the beers have turned out great. Each time during the mash cycle the water level is usually above the overflow pipe, I'm curious to know if this happens to others. Maybe I'm doing something wrong?
by Aub
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Yeast Starter
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Yeast Starter

A good starter calculator here..............https://www.brewersfriend.com/
by Aub
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather filter vs hop pellets
Replies: 12
Views: 2154

Re: Grainfather filter vs hop pellets

i use a hop spider and pellets and always whirlpool and have never had a problem.
by Aub
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Double dropping brew.
Replies: 16
Views: 1458

Re: Double dropping brew.

Try fining with gelatin at the end of fermentation. Produces crystal clear beer within 48 hours. Best to cool to 10c or less first.
by Aub
Mon May 28, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Starter from Smack Pack
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: Starter from Smack Pack

I have used the smack packs many times and just smack the pack and give it a good shake and pitch it straight into the starter. If you like you can smack it an hour or so before pitching but it makes no difference in my experience. I have not had any problems using this method.
by Aub
Mon May 21, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fermentation fridge questions
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Re: Fermentation fridge questions

I just threaded mine between the door seal and fridge and it works fine.
by Aub
Sun May 20, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 4642

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

[quote=Robhaigh post_id=832846 time=1526205133 user_id=18118] [quote="Dave S"][quote=Robhaigh post_id=832844 time=1526202467 user_id=18118] Curious Dave. Do you calculate the figure manually using the formula in the ibstructions or do you use the figure the app gives you? Sent from my Mi A1 using Ta...