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by PhilB
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1160

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

Hi McMullan All the valid evidence supports rapid cooling, regardless of opinions. ... except it doesn't [-X ... as we've (collectively) ascertained, the available scientific evidence shows how ... bacterial infection is bad in beer production, and storing wort longer increases the risks from and pr...
by PhilB
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1160

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

Hi Kev So yes, chilling wort down below pitching temperature for some time does help in comparison with not chilling the wort at any stage. Whether only doing that gives better or worse results than only rapid cooling down from hot I wouldn't like to call, both do help to a useful degree; if aiming ...
by PhilB
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1160

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

Hi Kev, Not confusing, just pointing out that speed of reducing temperature is not the only factor in assessing the amount of cold-break produced, temperature reduced to (and, it turns out, amount of time held at that temperature) being other factors ... and how with three "variables to play with" c...
by PhilB
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1160

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

Hi McMullan/Jocky It was established by brewing scientists - over 80 years ago - that rapidly chilling boiled wort promotes a better fermentation ... If you're going to invoke the name of science then you need to be a bit more definite. In this case, what did they define as 'rapid'? ... 'Rapid' as i...
by PhilB
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1160

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

Hi Meaty Already posted on that basis - as above. ... Would be more than happy if someone can counter what I've already been told ... have a look there (link) ... the "nay-sayers", just about ALWAYS those who've never done no-chill (or who think just about anything that doesn't use the expensive cou...
by PhilB
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cheap (is possible) Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1160

Re: Cheap (is possible) Pump

Hi Meaty As I no chill I can't produce decent lagers/pilsners etc ... what makes you think that? Ralph de Vries doesn't appear to be a member on here anymore (his username was RdeV) and I can't find any of his historical posts any longer either :? ... but he'd won national (Aussie) homebrew contests...
by PhilB
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Grain efficiency
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Grain efficiency

Now let me see your license for pedantic harassment … ... I need no license ... but, I'll not even bother to point out the lack of validity and lack of poetry in your license :wink: I mean my grains in a bag in less than the full amount of water, lifting the bag out and running some water through t...
by PhilB
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: Grain efficiency
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Grain efficiency

I think the reason I notice no loss of efficiency is what I might lose in mash efficiency I easily make up for from increased overall brewhouse efficiency. Maybe recirculation is keeping my efficiencies up too? ... erm, point of pedantry PeeBee ... but earlier in the post you've said you "don't not...
by PhilB
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 1.002 FG reading on IPA
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: 1.002 FG reading on IPA

Hi Meaty Did you dry hop? It can result in further fermentation ("hop creep", I think it's known as). ... +1 to that, hops contain enzymes that can break down otherwise unfermentable sugars and proteins in you beer, creating more sugars, more fermentation, so more alcohol :? ... it's been known abou...
by PhilB
Fri May 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Choosing hops
Replies: 27
Views: 1827

Re: Choosing hops

Hi Meatymc To be clear, I wasn't after credit (I first heard about the technique on an Aussie forum, so if anyone deserves credit it's someone down-under) ... I just wanted to "throw my hat into the ring" as someone who's also taken this approach, and link to what I do (which you've adapted slightly...
by PhilB
Fri May 17, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Hops
Topic: Choosing hops
Replies: 27
Views: 1827

Re: Choosing hops

Hi All ... sorry whoever, can't find the relevant thread ... ... that's OK Meaty, but it was me, over there (link) :wink: ... wouldn't dry hopping be easier? Or is there some science I have yet to discover ... ... there's some science around, but mostly there's an overwhelming body of empirical evid...
by PhilB
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Full Volume BIAB
Replies: 11
Views: 662

Re: Full Volume BIAB

Hi Meaty ... it's what Jim said ... To describe it another way (let's see if that helps clarify :wink: ) , you need to recognise that your efficiency at the end of the mash is as high as it is going to be and from that point forward losses of liquids (containing sugars from the mash) will only reduc...
by PhilB
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner
Replies: 44
Views: 2519

Re: Crystal malt in a Bohemian Pilsner

Hi spook So I'm looking for a 'cheat' that will get me *similar* results without extending my brew day. ... I believe the more traditional "cheat" for getting those effects is to use a small proportion of Weyermann's Melanoidin Malt, which is kilned specifically to have more melanoidins, without the...
by PhilB
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Bargains Online and In Store
Topic: Cheap One Pot Klarstein
Replies: 8
Views: 1036

Re: Cheap One Pot Klarstein

Hi Dave I thought it had a separate grain basket. Was I looking at the wrong picture? ... it does have a grain basket included, it says "Removable filter bin for easy removal of the spent grain" under the list of Properties and Dimensions :? ... overall, what with the immersion chiller included, loo...
by PhilB
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Barm vs Krausen
Replies: 7
Views: 1110

Re: Barm vs Krausen

Hi It was my understanding that barm was the term for the collected "worty/beery/yeasty mixture", particularly when collected for use in baking bread, rather than the stuff when it's sat on the top of fermenting ale :? ... you know, like when the wood is still part of a tree in the forest it's a 'br...