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by MTW
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Software
Topic: Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Beersmith 3 sale last day. Is it worth it?

I see they've got decent deals across the Beersmith packages, ending today. See here I'm about to get a one pot Klarstein 30L machine, and the equipment profile feature of Beersmith looks appealing. It's more detailed than others. Is it worth it, do you reckon, and if so, is there much value in the ...
by MTW
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Bottle conditioned yeast in suspension
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: Bottle conditioned yeast in suspension

I've just used M31 for the first time. It was very slow to clear. I gave it 3 weeks of cold (shed) storage in bulk, and the sediment in the bottles is within my own definition of reasonable, though not quite a commercial level bare-dusting. The small amount left in the bottles dropped like a stone, ...
by MTW
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Ace, Klarstein type all in one System
Replies: 20
Views: 6729

Re: Ace, Klarstein type all in one System

Can anyone suggest the best solution to the lack of a hop filter on the Klarstein version of these please? I see the Brew Devil at Angel Homebrew comes with a bazooka looking thing. I just ordered the Klarstein on a £305 Black Friday spesh. Would a 40cm domed false bottom fit? The dimensions show a ...
by MTW
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale

The few reports I can see on those guardians seem to suggest problems after just a few uses... shame if so. They look great in theory, and hope yours lasts. Yes, I was hoping Malt Miller or someone will stock in the UK. Condom over a bung in the meantime, perhaps, if you'll forgive the odd suggestion!
by MTW
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Yellow Submarine Pale Ale

Great post and congrats for the wedding!

As one who had the misfortune to suck a litre of sanitiser from the blow off into the FV while cold crashing, that Guardian device looks interesting!
by MTW
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Commercial Brews
Topic: Fullers 1845
Replies: 26
Views: 2102

Re: Fullers 1845

… I’m intending making 5 gallons of London pride for a friends 60th birthday which is easy enough but I wanted to use genuine fullers yeast . I know you can buy a culture but getting the swig of 1845 down the neck is such a bonus !! It’s been on the shelves 10 years or more ! WLP002 and Wyeast 1968...
by MTW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stockpots as fermenters?
Replies: 40
Views: 2364

Re: Stockpots as fermenters?

Ah... I've just discovered the way I share from Google Photos doesn't work if you are using MS Internet Explorer or Edge. Back to the drawing board with future posts then. There must be a few of my photos now, that people can't see if they're on an MS browser. https://www.ski.com.au/xf/threads/how-t...
by MTW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Moving/lifting full fermenters?
Replies: 34
Views: 3839

Re: Moving/lifting full fermenters?

I had such a bad back in summer 2017 that I could barely get out of a chair for a week, let alone brew. A year on, through physio, much more aware of posture and back health, and I'm lifting 23l fermenters ok again. Lifting wet grain refilled into their 25Kg bags, but probably double that wet, in a ...
by MTW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stockpots as fermenters?
Replies: 40
Views: 2364

Re: Stockpots as fermenters?

That's odd about the photo link. It's on Google Photos. I will attach it here until its sorted. Can anyone else see the photo in my last post, same as this?
by MTW
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Stockpots as fermenters?
Replies: 40
Views: 2364

Re: Stockpots as fermenters?

Finally Commissioned today! Fits well. Quality every bit as good as I hoped. The ball valve is only 1/4 inch I think, so probably no good for massive hopping in primary without swapping it or adding a filter, but this will do me fine. Mangrove Jacks M41 just pitched into about 21L or dubbel, with ho...
by MTW
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Strong-ish Ale for Xmas
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Strong-ish Ale for Xmas

Looks a nice colour. Report back.
by MTW
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Attenuation with non fermentables
Replies: 16
Views: 1699

Re: Attenuation with non fermentables

Not sure i understand where this thread has gone regards the original question or it might just be me. As i know understand it then it seems like i take the OG apply the attenuation percentage to get the predicted FG then add a few points on :) In all honesty it was just the fact the FG ended alot ...
by MTW
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Attenuation with non fermentables
Replies: 16
Views: 1699

Re: Attenuation with non fermentables

Quickest reference for me is always the side of your hydrometer, got a decent sugar per L meter thing on there. Not to be forgotten, I guess! My quick reference is 18g (cane/beet) sugar per litre = 1% ABV = 7.4 SG points It takes around a third more lactose than sucrose to hit the same SG. All appr...
by MTW
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Attenuation with non fermentables
Replies: 16
Views: 1699

Re: Attenuation with non fermentables

Without knowing the volume involved it is not possible to adjust for the lactose addition For all practical purposes, a litre of your wort with gravity of 1055 might be assumed to have 55g of sugars including the added lactose. Divide your 840g addition by the volume of wort in your FV plus the vol...
by MTW
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Attenuation with non fermentables
Replies: 16
Views: 1699

Re: Attenuation with non fermentables

840g of lactose in 26L would have added roughly 9 points to the OG (and to the FG, seeing as it doesn't ferment). It's quite a lot of lactose for the batch size, and you might expect it to finish in the mid or high teens, SG wise.