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by Mattpc
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: New Braumeister Owner Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 3827

Re: New Braumeister Owner Questions

I'm only doing 60 minute boils. I'm not convinced so far that I have been losing as much as four litres when boiling. I boil outdoors with the heat jacket and domed stainless steel lid on but I don't think the boil is as vigorous as my old gas burner and stockpot set up which I used to lose 5 litres...
by Mattpc
Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: New Braumeister Owner Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 3827

Re: New Braumeister Owner Questions

Thanks Norm that's just the sort of advise I was hoping for. I'm an experienced extract brewer but totally new to all grain and braumeister.
by Mattpc
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: New Braumeister Owner Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 3827

Re: New Braumeister Owner Questions

Thanks, I used 3.4KG of grain. When you use 21.5L, do you use 6l of sparge water? I'm thinking maybe I'll follow your lead next time. I just want enough wort in my fermenter to fill a 19l corny keg. More volume is not desirable because I have to find somewhere to put it. However, I only want to use ...
by Mattpc
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: New Braumeister Owner Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 3827

Re: New Braumeister Owner Questions

Thanks for the reply. I have a 20l model. I'm trying to brew a 19l batch. I'm doing as you say regarding leaving the filters on for sparge. From what you say, are you suggesting that for a 19l batch I should initially fill with 19l water? Or go with the method in the link ... http://www.speidelbraum...
by Mattpc
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: New Braumeister Owner Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 3827

New Braumeister Owner Questions

Just started brewing with my Braumeister this week. Got a couple of newbie questions if anyone could please help? I read that the efficiency of my mash is likely to be low so I sparged using a kettle at 70c as Norm suggests in other posts. Both brews, I've ended up with way to much volume post boil....
by Mattpc
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Loweswater gold
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

Re: Loweswater gold

They seem to have changed the Loweswater Gold recipe this year. I had it on cask a couple of months ago in the lakes in two different pubs. It's still a lovely beer but I couldn't detect any of the tropical fruit flavours that it used to have. Makes me suspect they are trying to phase that element o...
by Mattpc
Tue May 17, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Corny regulator
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Corny regulator

As already said 6psi is pretty subtle for one of these regulators. Mine seem happy with small accurate adjustment down to 10psi but after that it's pretty inaccurate I think.
by Mattpc
Wed May 11, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Found this in my simcoe...
Replies: 18
Views: 2132

Re: Found this in my simcoe...

Yep I agree that's good customer service. It means I will order again! I'm fussy because I feed beer to other people (socially not
Commercially) so I want things to be right. I realise hops aren't sterile but....
by Mattpc
Wed May 11, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Do I need to reclean as well as Starsan?
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

Re: Do I need to reclean as well as Starsan?

Wow I'm really touched by the time people have taken to explain what they do. It all makes perfect sense. I like the route of cleaning and then re sanitizing.
by Mattpc
Wed May 11, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Found this in my simcoe...
Replies: 18
Views: 2132

Re: Found this in my simcoe...

I've had plenty of twigs which are annoying but bearable. Not to chuffed about plastic. I've dicarded the pack and to be fair the supplier is replacing it without quibble.
by Mattpc
Wed May 11, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Found this in my simcoe...
Replies: 18
Views: 2132

Found this in my simcoe...

Found this piece of plastic or something in my simcoe... Should I be worried? Obviously I'm not going to put that piece of hop in but will the rest be OK to use?
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by Mattpc
Wed May 11, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Do I need to reclean as well as Starsan?
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

Re: Do I need to reclean as well as Starsan?

and by properly cleaned do you mean you use a cleaner like oxi pro after using it, rinse, then let dry. Then when you come to use it, rinse again and star san? Or do you have some other procedure?
by Mattpc
Wed May 11, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Do I need to reclean as well as Starsan?
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

Do I need to reclean as well as Starsan?

My default procedure for anything that touches my beer is clean it with chemi pro oxi or pbw, rinse and then finally star san. My question is this.. If I have an auto syphon that I have previously put away having rinsed it, when I come to using it a few weeks later, if it looks clean can I just star...
by Mattpc
Tue May 10, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: What Spoon/Paddle for cordless drill please?
Replies: 14
Views: 2555

Re: What Spoon/Paddle for cordless drill please?

has anyone tried using a handheld electric baking mixer/whisk. You know the type your mum had for making cakes? :mrgreen:
by Mattpc
Tue May 10, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: What Spoon/Paddle for cordless drill please?
Replies: 14
Views: 2555

Re: What Spoon/Paddle for cordless drill please?

Maybe.. Pure oxygen kit probably is the way to go but personally I don't want a pure oxygen cylinder in my house. I kind of think a stainless steel stirrer is probably a good investment. It's the sort of thing that in ten years time if you gave up brewing you could probably sell it second hand for w...