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by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Cheapest
Replies: 29
Views: 5431

Re: Cheapest

Best service ever.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Moving from three vessels to one
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Moving from three vessels to one

Thanks guys. Although the single vessel concept is appealing I am sure there must be downsides otherwise we wouldn't all be filling our sheds with faffy three (or more!) vessel systems!? The mash itself if quite different to the traditional way. Dean. The BIAB brewers have had a lot of stigma throw...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Brew in a Bag
Topic: 1st biab just checking gravity.
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Re: 1st biab just checking gravity.

I don't think you are checking your gravity right. 3kgMO will never produce that gravity on 15l
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Bitter and Mild IBU,s
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: Bitter and Mild IBU,s

Consider regional differences too, different parts of the country will like their beers more bitter across the road. A Manchester mild could be in south east bitter IBU territory. A higher gravity beer will need enen more IBU to balance the mild ale.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Elderflower champagne - sense check pls...
Replies: 11
Views: 2260

Re: Elderflower champagne - sense check pls...

Depends how much sugar you add. The stronger you make it, the lower it will go. You may be able to calculate where it will end up at 100% attenuation.

0.990 is not unreasonable.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Polykegs or Cornies, advice for a first timer.
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: Polykegs or Cornies, advice for a first timer.

What's a poly keg? Is it a bit like a plastic reusable keg?
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Elderflower champagne - sense check pls...
Replies: 11
Views: 2260

Re: Elderflower champagne - sense check pls...

It will go below 1.0 take the usual precautions before bottling and priming
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermenting in stainless steel
Replies: 14
Views: 1459

Re: Fermenting in stainless steel

Now that I remember, I did once buy a cheap stainless steel pot in which to ferment, but wasn't impressed by the finish on the inside. There were lots of little holes where the sides had been welded onto the bottom. It now does fine service as an HLT. If I were going to do it again I'd try to look ...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Double-batching
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Double-batching

Depends on your cooling system.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Dundee marmalade saison
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: Dundee marmalade saison

I am keen to kick off a Belgian wit with that yeast. Also saisons can work very well with honey additions. Orange blossom honey is especially good
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Double-batching
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Double-batching

I may have overstated the risk of exposed unpitched wort, but ymmv.

I intend to double batch for the foreseeable future as I am upgrading my fermenter to double my brew length.

But I get around the infection issue with no chill cubes.
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Double-batching
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Double-batching

It is common in microbreweries to do this. Often they direct their cooling liquor into their HLT to hit the strike temp for their mash quicker. Your unpitched wort is exposed for a couple of hours, but you could get around that by only cooling the first batch just below isomerisation temp, and finis...
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Dingemans Aromatic DK's Galaxy
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Re: Dingemans Aromatic DK's Galaxy

I have always used the dingemans aromatic. Great stuff too
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Lifting Full Fermentation Vessel
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: Lifting Full Fermentation Vessel

GeeThom wrote:I have just done my back in lifting a 60 litre fermenter from the floor onto a kitchen bench.
That's way too much! On occasion I have been known to lift 27l no chill cubes of wort, but that's an absolute limit
by TheSumOfAllBeers
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:44 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Hot-break driving me demented!
Replies: 30
Views: 5596

Re: Hot-break driving me demented!

Watch your whirlfloc dosage. Over do it and you can have massive amounts of wort loss to trub