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by Kingfisher4
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Fermenter options
Replies: 13
Views: 1709

Re: Fermenter options

This. This right here. Bloody brilliant!! Get the pressure kit too!! https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product/fermentasaurus-starter-kit/ Sadly not available; when I tried to get one a few months ago I think Rob said the company was not currently manufacturing but they were such a good product that ...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather filter vs hop pellets
Replies: 12
Views: 3003

Re: Grainfather filter vs hop pellets

Loading in this one was150 I think. Big stir at flameout and let sit for 15. Notice the height above the filter and then it’s still draining but height falls below the filter. Never had a blocked pump. One other thing I do is orient the rubber cup inside the filter so that it’s collecting wort faci...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather filter vs hop pellets
Replies: 12
Views: 3003

Re: Grainfather filter vs hop pellets

Thank you, unless there are any replies compellingly arguing for the continued use of pellets, I’m likely to stick with leaf hops exclusively for the foreseeable future with my grainfather. The Hop quantities were at the upper range of my various brews for these two recipes but I did use a commercia...
by Kingfisher4
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather filter vs hop pellets
Replies: 12
Views: 3003

Grainfather filter vs hop pellets

Does anyone else have problems with the Grainfather filter when using hot pellets compared to full leaf hops? I have only completed nine AG brews so far but the first of these using hot pellets produced lots of sludge as residue and quite a lot of wasted wort in the base of the Grainfather. This was...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Bottle Conditioning
Replies: 10
Views: 1166

Re: Bottle Conditioning

Thanks, that’s very reassuring. I have only used M 36 for the last three brews and haven’t yet ventured into anything more exotic than golden and traditional English style bitters. I have tried to keep my cleaning regime scrupulously thorough, so hope I don’t have too much chance of stray yeast. I l...
by Kingfisher4
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Bottle Conditioning
Replies: 10
Views: 1166

Re: Bottle Conditioning

Straight after bottling I leave them at around 16C for 4 or 5 days, then put them to condition long-term at 12 or 13C. They'll take longer to carbonate if you put them straight at 12-13 after bottling (though as long as the yeast will still work at that temperature they'll be OK). Help and advice w...
by Kingfisher4
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Export GF recipe
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Re: Export GF recipe

The GF Connect app is much more flexible than the old recipe app. Best to use the full PC/MAC version for recipe import/ writing/ editing etc. From memory, go to my recipes and you have options to edit import copy pdf etc for each recipe or new recipe. It also auto updates with your phone app when a...
by Kingfisher4
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Geterbrewed delivery
Replies: 33
Views: 3997

Re: Geterbrewed delivery

Will certainly try Malt Miller very soon, but have had several orders very swiftly delivered with good quality products and packaging from https://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk ; Parcelforce free delivery over £65
by Kingfisher4
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Cascade pale ale advice..
Replies: 15
Views: 2385

Re: Cascade pale ale advice..

Hi I wonder if anyone can help with this problem. Im keen on doing the Greg Hughes cascade single hop ale which uses (for 23l) additions at... Start of boil 41g 20g for last 15min 20g for last 5min 63g at turn off. The recipe boil time is 70min and approx 5kg grist. My problem is the recipe assumes...
by Kingfisher4
Tue May 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Crossmyloof yeast
Replies: 46
Views: 7697

Re: Crossmyloof yeast

Cost and performance are excellent with most CML yeasts, flavour however is sometimes a different story. Using the real ale yeast I started noticing a "Belgian" taint to my beers, which just didn't seem right for the styles, possibly it doesn't like been fermented at room temperature (20 degrees C)...
by Kingfisher4
Thu May 24, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 6139

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

After switching from a 3 vessel system to the grainfather I only have one criticism. That filter. I use a hop spider but still have issues with the filter blocking. It would be the only reason why I would sell my gf. The wort doesn’t seem as clear as it did with the 3v system either Agree with the ...
by Kingfisher4
Tue May 22, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Over sugared the brew
Replies: 15
Views: 1777

Re: Over sugared the brew

Paddington wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:57 pm
This is a wind up surely? Orange juice, sugar, a tea bag, rennies and bread yeast?
Only missed 1/4/18 by a few weeks! :)
by Kingfisher4
Wed May 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 6139

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

Hi again Its not so much now. In many ways, for me at the moment, its easier and simpler to brew in the garage. Its in the winter. As I have not done it I dont know for sure but Im thinking I dont want windows and doors open in the depths of winter. As I already have a RKV extractor fan, I was thin...
by Kingfisher4
Mon May 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 6139

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

Watch the wort coming up to the boil like a hawk from about 95 degrees to 5 mins into rolling boil, hot break and froth need patting / stirring down with a paddle or spraying water. Hey @kingfisher4 I think you may have browsed one too many US forums, the Hot break is when protiens clump up and fal...
by Kingfisher4
Mon May 14, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster
Replies: 45
Views: 6139

Re: Grainfather first brew - bit of a disaster

Thanks, that’s reassuring, but I do have one of the new connect controllers and managed to skip on to the boil sequence from Sparge, whilst trying to count down the litres of Sparging water on the control box. Probably a school boy error, but I find the auxiliary fermenting bin to collect the last r...