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by Kev888
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: 25li Bulk LME
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: 25li Bulk LME

Thanks, that clears up the confusion, and now IPA's formula works for 25kg too. If you needed to liquor back, then the pre-boil volume would have been somewhat smaller (and thicker) than it could have been and/or else the boil-off rate was higher. As you probably know, this could have darkened thing...
by Kev888
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: 25li Bulk LME
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: 25li Bulk LME

I think the issue being put forward might be that the OP apparently bought 25L of LME (not 25Kg), which is a bit unusual. So the equation appears to divide 25 litres by 4.2kg. Though the amount of LME needed for different beers could vary 'so' much, that it would be better to work out the actual ext...
by Kev888
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Finally finished my AG 3-tier setup
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Finally finished my AG 3-tier setup

Glad to see you finally have what you wanted! I also spent years with modest and fairly improvised equipment before getting the bug to build; probably better than building posh stuff before you've gained some experience though. It can be quite satisfying when it all works out. Best of luck that it w...
by Kev888
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewtech Conical Fermenter
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Brewtech Conical Fermenter

...I do collect yeast and I'm not sure why the conical is better for that? Is it just because it's easier to drain or does it help separate the trub from the yeast? I like the idea of being able to use the FV for racking. EDIT - just looked at the Brewbuilder one and that is a serious bit of kit! I...
by Kev888
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Brewtech Conical Fermenter
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Brewtech Conical Fermenter

If you would use the conical aspect then great - they can be most helpful in things like dumping rubbish, harvesting slurry and avoiding transfer to secondary FVs. But if you don't collect slurry, don't worry about trub, and don't feel the need for secondary FVs then they could be detrimental rather...
by Kev888
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Malt Miller's MP-15RM pump for boiling wort?
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Malt Miller's MP-15RM pump for boiling wort?

Thats reassuringly quite similar to my process, though I use a metasilicate solution instead of the caustic it is still warm. The main issue is recirculating boiling wort for a while to disinfect the pump and hoses, so it does see the boiling wort for a significant time. Possibly laziness on my part...
by Kev888
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Flameout additions.
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Flameout additions.

For me, flame out is the moment when the gas or electricity is turned off - or 0mins. After this point, I assume a utilisation of about a third of what would occur in the boil, for as long as the wort remains above 80C. But it should be remembered that a pause at this stage can also (somewhat) affec...
by Kev888
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Malt Miller's MP-15RM pump for boiling wort?
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Malt Miller's MP-15RM pump for boiling wort?

Yeah, I've one that I use myself for recirc and sparging, its very good (and nicely quiet) in that roll, especially as the lift/head needed isn't very much. I'm now looking to use my other for post-boil duties though, and recirculating boiling wort through for quite a while to disinfect - which can ...
by Kev888
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Initial Cleaning of Stainless Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Initial Cleaning of Stainless Steel

TSP is good stuff, it would be my choice for a first clean too - and IIRC SS brewtech recommend it for first clean of their stainless kit. Though I don't think the genuine article is in PBW. In some countries there is what they call "phosphate-free TSP" which is actually sodium metasilicate, not TSP...
by Kev888
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Induction Hobs
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Induction Hobs

I can't give first hand experience of those models of hob, though both seem to work for people. I can say though that with induction the pan (especially its base) can have a significant effect too, so really the two need to be considered together to gauge success. 15 gal kettle... 21 litre batches :...
by Kev888
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Malt Miller's MP-15RM pump for boiling wort?
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Malt Miller's MP-15RM pump for boiling wort?

Thanks - I shall probably give it a go then. I've a march may (like the chuggers) that I use post-boil on another system, and initially opened that every brew; but having found it always spotless (after pumping cleaner through) I no longer do so regularly. Maybe the MP pumps will be similar, but I'd...
by Kev888
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Adding Water After Fermentation!
Replies: 18
Views: 601

Re: Adding Water After Fermentation!

Yes I'd also prefer to liquor back before fermentation, but post-fermentation can be handy too. I've only done the latter a few times (and not long in advance of drinking), but the results seemed fine so it is something I may try more of where fermenter capacity is being pushed. I'd probably just us...
by Kev888
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Malt Miller's MP-15RM pump for boiling wort?
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Malt Miller's MP-15RM pump for boiling wort?

Interesting thanks. Yes mine is also stainless - from what I can tell, it looks exactly like the one pictured and described on the MM website, except the label says max 100c rather than 120c.
by Kev888
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: My first Corny keg attempt - nothing but foam
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: My first Corny keg attempt - nothing but foam

Yes, though that doesn't seem to be disagreeing. Modest lengths of 3/16" line are great for most British styles at low pressure; all mine are about 1.5m now, which seems reasonable. That was not the case when the distance between keg and tap was about 8m though, in which case 3/8" was needed to get ...
by Kev888
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Malt Miller's MP-15RM pump for boiling wort?
Replies: 11
Views: 428

Re: Malt Miller's MP-15RM pump for boiling wort?

Thanks very much Matt, thats reassuring; I've very similar intentions for the use of mine. Yes, I've used one for HLT duties and have been very pleased with the quietness, and the no nonsense performance. Not the biggest head in the world (as it were) but quite sufficient for my/many needs and it ha...