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by Redimpz
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: A total newbie to water treatment has some questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

Re: A total newbie to water treatment has some questions

Thanks for the fast replies, a lot to be looking at. I'll have to take it one step at a time I think.
by Redimpz
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fermentation fridge questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: Fermentation fridge questions

Ok, I just had a minor revelation and checked out youtube. the BigBanana on there makes it look real easy. the parts are ordered. Thanks for reading, no replies are needed.
by Redimpz
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Fermentation fridge questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Fermentation fridge questions

Hi. sorry if this is the wrong place for this question but I thought that it would be seen by more people. I have a Hotpoint fridge that I am thinking of using as a controlled temp fermenting fridge. I have a few questions. 1, I believe that I will need to drill a hole in the top of the fridge to pa...
by Redimpz
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Brewing Liquor
Topic: A total newbie to water treatment has some questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

A total newbie to water treatment has some questions

I've been brewing for some years now mostly using biab. I have recently invested in a Grainfather which is a great bit of kit. I have been pondering water treatment but a lot of it goes completely over my head. With this in mind I have a few questions. I am planning on continuing to use my tap water...
by Redimpz
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: to sparge, or not to sparge, that is the question.....
Replies: 12
Views: 3772

Re: to sparge, or not to sparge, that is the question.....

I mash in an old cool box, it holds about 15l. I batch sparge by lifting the bag into a spare fermenter and adding another 15l of hot water. leave it to sit for about 10 mins then lift and squeeze. I reckon that I manage to rinse out any remaining sugar and potential flavour with this method. This g...
by Redimpz
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: New Sodastream adapter - again!
Replies: 16
Views: 6076

Re: New Sodastream adapter - again!

Does anyone know where I can get an adapter to fit the old style soda stream gas bottle so that I can use it on my s-30 king keg?
Thanks.
by Redimpz
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mash lengths
Replies: 45
Views: 7080

Re: Mash lengths

Thanks for all the replies, it looks like I shall have to give the 60 min method a whirl and see how it goes. It may well mean that I could get a brew knocked up before going to work. I have recently invested in a "no chill" cube but so far have not tried the results but it did knock about an hour o...
by Redimpz
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Mash lengths
Replies: 45
Views: 7080

Mash lengths

How long do brewers mash for these days?
I personally have been mashing for 90 mins but am always up for alternative ways.
is anyone mashing for 60 minutes or even less? does this have any impact upon finished brews?
by Redimpz
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Keeping the brew at the correct temperature
Replies: 43
Views: 5274

Re: Keeping the brew at the correct temperature

Guys, This fella is either failing to be convinced of anything even after all of your helpful replies or he is simply trolling you all. I am not sure which.
Many useful suggestions have been made but he does not appear to be happy with any of them. It is now up to him as to what he wishes to do.
by Redimpz
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Dry hopping query
Replies: 14
Views: 2666

Re: Dry hopping query

Keeping hops in the freezer is supposed to help preserve the alpha acids in the hops from fading away. If they are not kept cold or at least airtight the flavour will fade in time.
by Redimpz
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: bottles clouding on opening
Replies: 11
Views: 2177

Re: bottles clouding on opening

Something that I have noticed is that Kits often take longer than AG to ferment out. well, they do in my house anyway.
by Redimpz
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Youngs Red IPA
Replies: 0
Views: 690

Youngs Red IPA

HI, I knocked up one of these kits just over a week ago. The instructions state that I should add the dry hops at anything below 1.013 and that it should be ok to bottle at 1.010. The kit is currently at 1.014 and has been for two days, it is in a warmish room so temp should not be an issue. I have ...
by Redimpz
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Sanitized Bottles
Replies: 8
Views: 2311

Re: Sanitized Bottles

I would imagine that any risk of the bottles becoming infected is possibly down to storage conditions and the length of storage time. Should not hurt if it's only a few days, wouldn't bother myself unless I was really stuck for time, I can usually sanitise the bottles while the beer is transferring ...
by Redimpz
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: BIAB vs All Grain Beer quality and clarity
Replies: 22
Views: 5997

Re: BIAB vs All Grain Beer quality and clarity

I brew using biab and I always batch sparge. it enable me to get the required liquid into the boiler as my coolbox mashtun only holds about 15l with the grain in. I just lift the bag out of the water, put it in a bucket and add hot water at about 70C. This then all goes in the pot for boiling. It is...
by Redimpz
Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Best no chill cubes and size
Replies: 29
Views: 7393

Re: Best no chill cubes and size

sbond10 wrote:How big should I get for 15mm spout do you reckon 12mm would squeeze on
The Malt Miller sells silicon hose and hose barbs, the hose pushes onto the barb which then screws into the tap. (if you have a tap with a screw thread).