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by Binkie Huckaback
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: SO4
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: SO4

Thanks guys
by Binkie Huckaback
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: SO4
Replies: 4
Views: 160

SO4

I brewed a Batham's Best clone to Graham Wheeler's BYOBRA recipe using S04 about 10 days ago and put it in my Grainfather conical fermenter and for the first time hooked it up to my new glycol chiller and set the temperature to 22°c. Not exactly having my eye in the ball and using the 'ale' preset o...
by Binkie Huckaback
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Do You Have a Grainfather Conical Fermenter?
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Do You Have a Grainfather Conical Fermenter?

Hi. If you do have a Grainfather conical fermenter, could you do me a favour and have a squint down the inside of the liquid intake pipe ? Mine appears to have a brown stain about a third of the way down the inside. I'm not convinced and it could easily be a trick of the light, but can't be sure as ...
by Binkie Huckaback
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Acid-Based Sanitiser
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Acid-Based Sanitiser

Thanks Jocky. Sorry, but I was very tired and had a couple of beers when I posted this. The pipe in question is the liquid intake pipe, which pokes up from the dual valve. It has holes around the top and allows you to take samples and bottle from above the trub. The apparent stain is about two-third...
by Binkie Huckaback
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Acid-Based Sanitiser
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Acid-Based Sanitiser

I have a Grainfather conical fermenter and there appears to be a dark ring (though I'm not sure why as it doesn't seem to extend to the top of the pipe). Think this might be some dried beer, I contacted Grainfather and they suggested soaking in an acid-based sanitiser like StarSan for five minutes. ...
by Binkie Huckaback
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Milk Stout Recipe Request
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Milk Stout Recipe Request

Thanks guys!
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Northern Monk Recipe Request
Replies: 14
Views: 1887

Re: Northern Monk Recipe Request

So, this is the recipe we used: Batch Size (L): 23 Original Gravity (OG): 1.049 Final Gravity (FG): 1.011 Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5 % Colour: (EBC): 4.0 Bitterness (EBU): 15.35 Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 72 2.8 kg Lager malt 12 kg Wheat Malt 800 g Flaked Oats 10 g Target (12.45% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes ...
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Milk Stout Recipe Request
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Milk Stout Recipe Request

I REALLY want to brew a milk stout, but am at a bit of a loss. Can anyone suggest somethig without crystal malt? It turns out I haven't got as much as I thought I had; maybe only 100g, but I don't think any more than 200g. I do have a couple of kilos of brown malt, a kilo of roasted barley, one of l...
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Northern Monk Recipe Request
Replies: 14
Views: 1887

Re: Northern Monk Recipe Request

I'll try to do so tonight. Though I should have said we're not sure how close it is to the original as it's been quite a while since it was available.
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Northern Monk Recipe Request
Replies: 14
Views: 1887

Re: Northern Monk Recipe Request

Clibit - we brewed this (with a few amendnents) and it's great. Thanks!
by Binkie Huckaback
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Home-Built Kegerators
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: Home-Built Kegerators

To be honest, it's a safety thing. But also, I don't really want to use more energy than I have to (not that doing so would break the bank).
by Binkie Huckaback
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Home-Built Kegerators
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Home-Built Kegerators

How long does the average home-built kegerator take to chill a 19 litre Cornelius keg to serving temperature? I don't want to leave it running 24/7, so as I don't need to use it as a fermenting fridge, would a maxi chiller be a better idea?
by Binkie Huckaback
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions
Replies: 62
Views: 5282

Re: Everything beer engine, polypins, cask and questions

Polypins are great because of the time saved instead of bottling, but I always felt the few litres I did bottle because I always brewed 23 litres tasted better than that from the polypin. As you're probably aware, the smaller the quantity, the quicker it comes into condition. Anyway, my set up is as...
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Using Pellets for the First Time
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Using Pellets for the First Time

In my next brew I'll be using pellets for the first time. Is there anything I should bear in mind or do differently than when using whole hops? I'll be using a Grainfather and don't have a hop spider, but I do whirlpool and can make a hop bag if need be. If I should be using a hop bag, will my hop e...
by Binkie Huckaback
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Northern Monk Recipe Request
Replies: 14
Views: 1887

Re: Northern Monk Recipe Request

Clibit - the recipe you posted gives ginger root as an ingredient; I take it this is definitely fresh ginger? Also, should it be grated, chopped etc (I'm assuming it's not whole).