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by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: lager
Replies: 19
Views: 1084

Re: lager

Getting good lager is tricky- there are plenty of commercial breweries that can’t pull it off or won’t bother. You are relying a lot on the base malt; while you can substitute a lot of pale ale malt across a range of ale styles, I think you have less wiggle room with lager malt. Bite the bullet and ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: a
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: home made pressure fermentor for a trial run

So does the PET bottle growler with the double carbonation cap need some sort of diptube? Can you attach hosing to the inside some how? Looks interesting You would source your carbonation caps seperately, and one of those would have the internal barb that you can hopefully fit something like a 3/8"...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Co2 bag to blanket NoCill
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Co2 bag to blanket NoCill

I have had cubes spoil due to infection. The issue here isnt the CO2 source (but the micron filter is a good idea anyway), but the bag/bladder you are using as a CO2 capture / reservoir. If you are going this route, you might want to consider using a sankey keg as your no chill cube (but double chec...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Co2 bag to blanket NoCill
Replies: 7
Views: 426

Re: Co2 bag to blanket NoCill

You are undermining the sanitary benefits of cube pasteurisation by leaving the wort exposed to your co2 source

The co2 bag will not be as sanitary to the same degree as the cube
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop Boiling.
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: Hop Boiling.

I believe Stella Artois / ABInbev have a process where they bubble CO2 through the wort at sub boiling temperatures that achieves the same objectives. In their case it’s about being a good ecological citizen and using less energy/smaller carbon footprint. It would imply that wort agitation is the k...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: has the single pot killed the three pot systems
Replies: 19
Views: 1474

Re: has the single pot killed the three pot systems

Q: (to @homebrew_pete) are you making objectively good beer on the system you have, or do you recall it making good beer when you were more active? Q: is it good across all the styles of beer you like to make? Q: are you finding it limiting in some way, i.e. it *cant* make particular styles of beer ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: a
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: home made pressure fermentor for a trial run

PET bottles are rated to scary levels. I routinely put 45 PSI into them as a portable gas source for growler kegs. Some sources say they can take 150 PSI, but someone else can do those experiments on their own youtube channel and I will get popcorn. Oh and if we are talking about practical uses for ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Hop Boiling.
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: Hop Boiling.

I believe Stella Artois / ABInbev have a process where they bubble CO2 through the wort at sub boiling temperatures that achieves the same objectives. In their case it’s about being a good ecological citizen and using less energy/smaller carbon footprint. It would imply that wort agitation is the ke...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: a
Replies: 10
Views: 593

Re: home made pressure fermentor for a trial run

Yup, going with kegs is the way to go, but research your spunding valve well. They are not all made equally.

I see a lot of positive comments on the “blow tie”
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Red x smash
Replies: 36
Views: 1506

Re: Red x smash

You will need brewing gloves, safety boots and apron too.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Red x smash
Replies: 36
Views: 1506

Re: Red x smash

What about adding gelatin building the 50m copper chiller putting all the the coils at the bottom wait until it's down it pitching temp then just draw 10 liters off the bottom ? the boil will denature the gelatin. However in principle, if you have a way of suctioning the hot break preferentially fr...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Red x smash
Replies: 36
Views: 1506

Re: Red x smash

What about recirculating the wort though a smaller biab sy 100l what would only go to the top third of the pot ?? i have done something like that before. The problem is that recirculating into the top third of the pot, the 'clear' wort doesnt stay there and rapidly mixes with the rest of the wort t...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Red x smash
Replies: 36
Views: 1506

Re: Red x smash

Using hop spiders and have a racking arm on. The fermenter also gonna use 3 bouncer Mac daddy's with all 3 filters available In your brew length you are looking at having around ~10 L of hot break. The hop spiders will take care of the hop material, but you are still left with all that hot break th...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Red x smash
Replies: 36
Views: 1506

Re: Red x smash

Pics would be great. Brew & ferment in same vessel introduces 2 problems that you will need to address: - removal of kettle trub & kettle hops - getting a good seal on the fermenter The last one isn’t normally massively important, but you may struggle to do gravity transfers and could have to resort...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Red x smash
Replies: 36
Views: 1506

Re: Red x smash

An engine hoist would do the trick, given a suitable load bearing point. At its worst this is going to weigh about 80-90 kg when you pull it up. There are people doing BIAB ~ 200Kg grists using just the bags, but perhaps some nylon straps to take the main weight. They are crazy people, but the mecha...