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by guypettigrew
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation down to 1.001
Replies: 8
Views: 196

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. Strange things, Tilts. I thought it was going to be the bes...
by guypettigrew
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stuck mash
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: Stuck mash

Hi Dave Some more thoughts. The false bottom and runoff tube look good, no reason why they would cause a stuck mash. Except (!), is there any way the grain could be getting under the false bottom before you begin the run off? This would seriously clog things up and explain why blowing through the tu...
by guypettigrew
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Stuck mash
Replies: 13
Views: 327

Re: Stuck mash

Hmm, has this only just started happening? Have you had good run offs from this mash tun before?

Here's my first thought, sorry if it's an obvious one, but are you opening the tap on the mash tun really slowly to start with?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Dishwasher sanitising
Replies: 12
Views: 374

Re: Dishwasher sanitising

Blimey, this is all very involved just for a pint. No offense intended, but why not use kegs? Just one washing process for about 40 pints of beer.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Steam extraction ideas, please
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: Steam extraction ideas, please

Hi Joe The plan changed! The big rebuild turned out to be too expensive and time consuming. It was 'downsized' and the existing garage dry lined and set up as an indoor brewery with a cellar included. The project has only just been finished, so the first brew won't be until Friday or Saturday. The f...
by guypettigrew
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Using DME for a starter
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Using DME for a starter

Amazing, just found the 115g packs of DME from MM. The new MM site is good, but perhaps not quite good enough!

£1.60 a pack. I'm happy to pay extra for the convenience.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Using DME for a starter
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Using DME for a starter

That's easy enough to do. And it doesn't turn into a solid lump of stuff? I was wondering about making up all of the 500g in a litre then using a portion of it each time I want to make a starter. According to Graham Wheeler's Beer Engine the solution would have a gravity of 1.175. Hard to believe an...
by guypettigrew
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Using DME for a starter
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Using DME for a starter

For some time now I've been using the 115g packs of DME sold by the Malt Miller to make up a litre of starter. They are really convenient because it means there's no messing around weighing out the horrid stuff from a bigger bag. But I can't find them on his site any more. Can't really blame him, it...
by guypettigrew
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New indoor brewery and 'cellar'
Replies: 31
Views: 1080

Re: New indoor brewery and 'cellar'

The fermenting set up and one full keg and two empty kegs in the cupboard.

Guy
Fermenter.jpg
Kegs in cupboard.jpg
by guypettigrew
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New indoor brewery and 'cellar'
Replies: 31
Views: 1080

Re: New indoor brewery and 'cellar'

The final photos. The indoor 'cellar' is now operational, just needs some tweaking of the thermostat. It's running a few degrees colder than necessary. The brewing and fermenting equipment goes nicely along the worktop next to the cellar. I'm hoping the huge industrial fan will be able to cope with ...
by guypettigrew
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New indoor brewery and 'cellar'
Replies: 31
Views: 1080

Re: New indoor brewery and 'cellar'

Forgot to say. There's still some draught excluder to be fitted to isolate the top part of the cupboard from the bottom part when the doors are closed.

And, in case you're wondering, the large shelf to hold the kegs is lifted off the shelf below so a pint glass can get under the tap!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New indoor brewery and 'cellar'
Replies: 31
Views: 1080

Re: New indoor brewery and 'cellar'

Some more pictures. These show the finished 'cellar' which is large enough to hold three King Kegs. It's insulated all round with 50mm Celotex, ply and covered with food grade acrylic sheet. Other photo show the cooling plate which will be fitted tomorrow, and the SS housing for the compressor for t...
by guypettigrew
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: SG of finished beer
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: SG of finished beer

Hmmmmmmmm.......never occured to me to test the final result in the glass either. Might give that a go tonight to see what the latest 6.5% IPA actually is when consumed. And of course, to get some meaningful data, I better check several bottles of both the same and different batches just to be a bi...
by guypettigrew
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: SG of finished beer
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: SG of finished beer

Make up some ice water, leave for 5 mins and dunk the probe in. It should be 0c, just adjust for any difference. Mine has been reading at +2c fairly consistently Does this mean, in your case, that you subtract 2C from all your readings? As far as I can see my thermometer has no calibration screw. H...
by guypettigrew
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: SG of finished beer
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: SG of finished beer

The yeast was Whitelabs WLP 001. Mash temperature read as 66C. I was using a new digital thermometer because my old one gave up the ghost during the previous brew. Never thought to calibrate it. In fact, I don't think it can be calibrated!


Guy