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by chefgage
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Apples for making cider
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Re: Apples for making cider

Thanks for all the replies. Got to get my apple finding hat on :) There is a pick your own apple orchard fairly close to me in Grimsby, i have emailed them to ask about cost.
by chefgage
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Apples for making cider
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Re: Apples for making cider

Hi, thanks for the reply. Im in north lincolnshire. I think you are right about asking about in my local area. There is a message board at work so i will start there and also ask about if any one knows of any apples on trees going spare :)
by chefgage
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Cider Making
Topic: Apples for making cider
Replies: 11
Views: 1124

Apples for making cider

I have got a new apple press but sadly no apples to press :(
Has any one bought apples online in fairly large quantities before? I had tried googling but i have not come up with much.
by chefgage
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Hops
Topic: Hop Growing Supports
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Hop Growing Supports

I would say scaffold tubes is a bit over kill with regards to being strong enough to hold hops bines up with. Saying that it would of course work. If you are concreting them in i would put the pole in the middle of the hole with the concrete all around and not if i understand it put the pole at the ...
by chefgage
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather - first impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 2431

Re: Grainfather - first impressions

Thats a good idea about lowering the basket and underletting. Might give that a go next time. Like you say i end up with grain flour on every surface in the kitchen when mashing in. This way i can fill the grain basket outside :)
by chefgage
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather - first impressions
Replies: 17
Views: 2431

Re: Grainfather - first impressions

You shouldnt have any problems getting the bottom plate to fit. Make sure you wet all around the rubber seal and then wet the inside of the grain basket before trying to fit the plate. The plate needs to go in at an angle, about 45' is good. Then when its about at the bottom turn it so its then hori...
by chefgage
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: #24 Pale Ale (Dry hopped)
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: #24 Pale Ale (Dry hopped)

Thanks for sharing, enjoy these posts where you see others processes etc. Have to admit I have not looked back since moving to one pot brewing. I must admit i do enjoy the one pot brewing. Although i do miss my 3 vessel setup, apart from the cleaning and carrying it all down from the loft that is. ...
by chefgage
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: #24 Pale Ale (Dry hopped)
Replies: 11
Views: 944

Re: #24 Pale Ale (Dry hopped)

WalesAles wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:04 pm
chef,
Awesome post! =D>
Love the grouting on your tiles! :D

The Beer sounds like a Good`un.

WA
Thanks. Not sure if you are serious about the grouting :) Either way it was done before we moved in. I really need to get on with decorating.
by chefgage
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: #24 Pale Ale (Dry hopped)
Replies: 11
Views: 944

#24 Pale Ale (Dry hopped)

I brewed this pale ale two weeks ago, I bottled it yesterday. Its a pale ale recipe from a book but I dry hopped it with Admiral pellet. Batch Volume - 25l OG - 1.041 FG - 1.007 ABV - 4.5% IBU - 26 EBC - 12 Boil Time - 60 Minutes Mash Water - 16.2l Sparge Water - 17.6l Grain Thomas Fawcett - Maris O...
by chefgage
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Harvest yeast from conical fermenter
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Harvest yeast from conical fermenter

Yeah, I've got a short silicone tube on the dump valve, too. Though mine is nominally a 1" valve the bore is only about 20mm, so I used a 3/4" (~19mm) ID tube. IIRC this is squeezed over a slightly bigger hose-tail than normal for a 3/4" hose, to ensure the tail's inner diameter doesn't cause furth...
by chefgage
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Harvest yeast from conical fermenter
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Harvest yeast from conical fermenter

One of the key benefits of a conical is the ability to be selective with the slurry collected; you should be able to get physically clean yeast without extra work. Basically you can dump and discard the debris that settle out after a day or so and later ditto for the yeast that die and settle prema...
by chefgage
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Harvest yeast from conical fermenter
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Harvest yeast from conical fermenter

Quick question about harvesting and washing yeast from a conical fermenter. I understand the method of washing yeast by adding boiled cooled water to a bucket type ferementer when the beer has been racked off and then swiling it around and then letting it settle out into different layers. But what a...
by chefgage
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: extension cable
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: extension cable

Just a quick point to note. When you say you have access to the cooker plug do you mean the cooker switch that has a built in socket next to it? If so this socket is still rated at 13A the same as your normal sockets.
by chefgage
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: No trub from Chronical
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: No trub from Chronical

guypettigrew wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:36 pm
There ya go, then!

My wort is also filtered through the whole hops in the kettle. After recirculating about a litre or so the wort is run off slowly and it's almost always very clear.

Guy
Cheers, mystery solved :)
by chefgage
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather counterflow cleaning
Replies: 15
Views: 2366

Re: Grainfather counterflow cleaning

sbond10 wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:59 pm
Would love to see a ten metre pipe cleaner think ill be attaching a bike pump and pushing the water out
I just get my mouth around the pipe and blow :) . Most of the water comes out of the pump and into the grainfather this way.