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by Twistedfinger
Tue May 19, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Fresh wort beer kits - The Malt Miller
Replies: 77
Views: 8673

Re: Fresh wort beer kits - The Malt Miller

Common down under I believe. Postage will be a bitch ?
by Twistedfinger
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Going from 3V to BIAB, bag recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: Going from 3V to BIAB, bag recommendations

Just buy a few square metres of voile. ( Net curtain material) Line your vessel with it and secure with a bungee. To remove just gather the edges and pull together. It will be cheaper that a custom bag and if the method is not to your liking you can make hop socks out of it.
by Twistedfinger
Sun May 11, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Automated Control Valves.
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Automated Control Valves.

I'd go for a solenoid operated diaphragm valve. They can easily be split for cleaning and I'd expect NC versions will be available.
by Twistedfinger
Sat May 10, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Kits to AG is it easy?
Replies: 51
Views: 2901

Re: Kits to AG is it easy?

Only returned to brewing recently after many years drinking commercial beers, to find that things have really moved on for the better. Completed a few kits since with mixed results but in whole pleasantly surprised. Thinking ahead, what have been fellow brewers experiences moving from kits to AG.Wa...
by Twistedfinger
Mon May 05, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Kits to AG is it easy?
Replies: 51
Views: 2901

Re: Kits to AG is it easy?

I too went to BIAB from kits via a few Extract brews. I went BIAB as a cheap and easy way to get into 3V. It was only ever a stop-gap but I can't see myself bothering with 3V as the results from BIAB are fantastic. Both methods are producing wort. Just the equipment is different. Ditto.. BIAB is th...
by Twistedfinger
Mon May 05, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: A few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1098

Re: A few questions

Weeknight 1: mash Weeknight 2: boil, then leave to cool with lid on stockpot overnight Weeknight 3: siphon into fermenter, aerate and pitch yeast 1: Overnight mashing is possible and some guys have/do do it. 2: Boil then cube, this is called no chill and is widely practised. Do a search on "No Chil...
by Twistedfinger
Sun May 04, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Sterilise jars in oven?
Replies: 12
Views: 1294

Re: Sterilise jars in oven?

Dry heat sterilising takes at least 2 hours at 160c
by Twistedfinger
Sun May 04, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: funny looking wort
Replies: 8
Views: 1097

Re: funny looking wort

A picture would be a great help Steve.

By lard do you mean a white floating deposit, or do you mean an oily film ?
by Twistedfinger
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Noble Hops
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: Noble Hops

Probably the good old U,S, of A. With the massive craft brew scene and their passion for hoppy beers the market over there is huge and the hop growers are well supported by the breweries such as Sierra Nevada.
by Twistedfinger
Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Your favourite summer lager BIAB recipies please.
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Your favourite summer lager BIAB recipies please.

Hi Chris

Not a lager brewer so I can't help you on an actual recipe unless you want a Munich helles, what I would say is that any recipe can be brewed using the biab method so don't hinder yourself thinking that BIAB has to be in the recipe title. An AG recipe is an AG recipe be it 3V or Biab.
by Twistedfinger
Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Cooking with (or without!) Alcoholic Beverages
Topic: BIAB Mash Birthday Cake
Replies: 9
Views: 4796

Re: BIAB Mash Birthday Cake

That's class =D> =D>

You've got a keeper there pal.

Oh and Happy Birthday :pink: \:D/ :beer: :out
by Twistedfinger
Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: biab mash bag
Replies: 19
Views: 2910

Re: biab mash bag

You need some voile material for a bag which is a very fine net curtain material.
by Twistedfinger
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: ball park figures
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: ball park figures

Done and dusted by now I reckon.
by Twistedfinger
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Maxi-BIAB and No Chill
Replies: 9
Views: 2629

Re: Maxi-BIAB and No Chill

A 20L jerry will do the trick. There is some debate as to the need to exclude any air from the dead space at all. I push out most but not all, I know one Biaber who doesn't bother. I made this syphon Here and it works a treat. As for dilution I would do it in the fermenter as you would for a kit, us...
by Twistedfinger
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Recommend me a boiler (and chiller question) for BIAB
Replies: 11
Views: 2703

Re: Recommend me a boiler (and chiller question) for BIAB

Secondly, is a chiller recommended? If so, is there a decent one on the market, that doesn't rely on a continually running tap? I'm on a water meter you see :) Go no chill. 25L HDPE cube Like these fill with hot wort, sqeeze as much air out as possible,seal and rotate every 10 minutes so that all t...