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by CaptAwol
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Grainfather increasing batch size
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Grainfather increasing batch size

I have done this a while back before I had a grainfather so your experience may vary. It does work well as a technique but you may experience slightly lower mash efficiency and lower hop utilisation. Whether you want to compensate by adding a little extra grain and hops is up to you. I didn't bothe...
by CaptAwol
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Grainfather increasing batch size
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Grainfather increasing batch size

I've been successfully brewing a really tasty light hoppy session beer with the grainfather for a while, I try to brew whenever the opportunity arises but its not enough so I'm considering brewing larger batches on a brew day. Before splashing out on a bigger system I am intending to try brewing a h...
by CaptAwol
Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine + polypins
Replies: 33
Views: 4000

Re: Beer engine + polypins

I have successfully used a beer engine with polypins for years, there are different types of bags and with the right ones beer will last for month's. The ones I get are from 'Jigsaw baginbox' they are double skinned and for once only use, I keep them in a cool box so don't need to buy the cardboard...
by CaptAwol
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine + polypins
Replies: 33
Views: 4000

Re: Beer engine + polypins

I have successfully used a beer engine with polypins for years, there are different types of bags and with the right ones beer will last for month's. The ones I get are from 'Jigsaw baginbox' they are double skinned and for once only use, I keep them in a cool box so don't need to buy the cardboard...
by CaptAwol
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine + polypins
Replies: 33
Views: 4000

Re: Beer engine + polypins

I have successfully used a beer engine with polypins for years, there are different types of bags and with the right ones beer will last for month's. The ones I get are from 'Jigsaw baginbox' they are double skinned and for once only use, I keep them in a cool box so don't need to buy the cardboard ...
by CaptAwol
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: White Rat, Rat Brewery
Replies: 1
Views: 498

Re: White Rat, Rat Brewery

This is a favourite of mine and I'm brewing similar beers at present, though I'm adding crystal malts for a bitter sweet body, my guess is that it has gelena, cascade and citra hops
by CaptAwol
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Purging lines
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Purging lines

with a bit of planning perhaps simply vent the fermentation co2 through the hop rocket to purge most of the o2, it will require unsealing of hops earlier, but once purged and ports plugged the whole assembly could be put in the freezer til primary has completed. That's an option I've considered in ...
by CaptAwol
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Purging lines
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Purging lines

I would like to try hop torpedo'ing with a hoprocket and fastferment conical, this will obviously require purging the lines with co2, as I don't use co2 I have nothing for this.
Being a co2 virgin can someone recommend or suggest what I should be looking at for this purpose of just purging
by CaptAwol
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Hopping Gale 4.1%
Replies: 1
Views: 963

Hopping Gale 4.1%

I've been a member on here for quite some time and I did reintroduce myself earlier this year when trying to decide which way to go with the all in one all grain systems. I cant find my previous post on this but anyway I went down the Grainfather route with a hoprocket and fastferment conical I actu...
by CaptAwol
Thu May 11, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine
Replies: 17
Views: 3326

Re: Beer engine

I use polypins with a beer engine, I get my bags from here they also have the connectors for the taps, so they are easily disconnected after a session
http://www.baginboxonline.co.uk/beer.html
by CaptAwol
Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Demijohn vs bottles
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: Demijohn vs bottles

I'm looking for cheaper-than-barrel option myself, I have bottles all over the place in the garage. I might try these bag in a box things, although I'm still reading up on their suitability for ale kits. http://www.pubshop.co.uk/catalog/beer10ltrbrownsquarebaginboxpolypinpackagingfrom-p-2903.html I...