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by IPA
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Placing of Inkbird Temperature Probe
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: Placing of Inkbird Temperature Probe

I'm using an Inkbird strapped to the side of the (plastic) fermenter (under a chunk of foam sponge) & a Tilt inside it. With the Inkbird set to 18C the Tilt is reporting within +/- 1/2C of that. There's a bit of rounding going on (the Tilt works to the nearest 1F & then converts to C iirc) but that...
by IPA
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Ball Lock Bulkhead Post for plastic Bucket Lid
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Ball Lock Bulkhead Post for plastic Bucket Lid

Great - is that the lids with ball lock bulkhead post? Any chance you could share a link - i've looked through this section without success. I know sometimes on Malt Miller you have to be quite specific in your searches. Great supplier mind. Thank you. Here is the link. https://www.themaltmiller.co...
by IPA
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Ball Lock Bulkhead Post for plastic Bucket Lid
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Ball Lock Bulkhead Post for plastic Bucket Lid

The MaltMiller stocks them.
by IPA
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Fermentation Finished
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Fermentation Finished

This thread has made me ask why is it called Dry Hopping. Surely Cold or Ambient hopping would be more correct.
by IPA
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Priming Query
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Priming Query

Did you mix the DME with some of the wort before adding it ?
by IPA
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Head "cracks" on hand pulled beer
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Re: Head "cracks" on hand pulled beer

"to stop anything being drawn up from the bottom of the keg is fit a float take off." You can also give your keg a swirl and then let the beer settle with the keg at an angle with the "beer post" of the keg uppermost. That way any solids will settle in the opposite side of the keg and give you clea...
by IPA
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Head "cracks" on hand pulled beer
Replies: 16
Views: 1004

Re: Head "cracks" on hand pulled beer

It certainly does not look very clear. My advice to stop anything being drawn up from the bottom of the keg is fit a float take off. You will have bright beer from the first to the last glass. That is of course if the beer is bright to start with.
by IPA
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Strangely low SG reading part way through fermentation
Replies: 31
Views: 896

Re: Strangely low SG reading part way through fermentation

I wouldn't be without my refractometer. It is extremely accurate up to the point of adding yeast. So I use it on brew day and after that I use my eyes to monitor fermentation. When I transfer to the secondary FV I take A reading with a hydrometer and again at kegging time.
by IPA
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Induction hob brewers?
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Induction hob brewers?

I did a test yesterday and the answer is no. It's like putting a pan on a low gas. It eventually reaches boiling point.
by IPA
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Induction hob brewers?
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Induction hob brewers?

I use an induction hob to heat sparge water. But I don't think the thermostat is accurate enough to mash with. The temperature gradually creeps up. However I will experiment in the next couple of days.
by IPA
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Mash/Sparge query
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Mash/Sparge query

I brew using a Braumeister. For a 50 litre brewlength I put 55 litres in at the start then sparge with 10 litres after removing the grain. After the boil I top up to the required volume. Usual efficiency is 83%
by IPA
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 869

Re: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread

:lol: Just wait till you find out how much some mugs spend on golf as a hobby. Or cycling/motocross/rallying/photography/music/guitars/pokemon cards etc etc etc. I've spent plenty on photography kit (most still in a cupboard) and another decent sum on guitar/bass/amplifiers/microphones/etc. for an ...
by IPA
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cornelius Keg Cons?
Replies: 23
Views: 1035

Re: Cornelius Keg Cons?

If you do decide to start using cornies make sure you buy a float take off. If you don't you will never get crystal clear beer.
There are several types to choose from. I find that the one from Ballihoo works very well. It is essential to use silicone tube with it not the supplied PVC tube.
by IPA
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Mash
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Mash

You might find it's not necessary to stir the mash, after mashing in thoroughly. Extending the time over an hour or so can increase mash efficiency, but agitating it is unlikely to achieve much worth the effort here. In some cases it can even be counter productive, in terms of suspending particles ...
by IPA
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Tube heater not working (mostly?)
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Tube heater not working (mostly?)

Please describe how you have connected the fridge and heater.