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by gobuchul
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Cost comparison - kits and grain brewing
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Cost comparison - kits and grain brewing

It's also about quality.

No kit can anywhere close to all grain.

If I was you, I would buy a Grainfather or cheaper 1 pot system and start doing all grain.

To offset the cost of the equipment just brew more beer, the cost reduces with every brew.......
by gobuchul
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Recipe suggestions for Cascade hops
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Recipe suggestions for Cascade hops

Going through my hop stocks and I came across a large bag, about 300g, of Cascade hops. Forgot I had them.

Can anyone suggest an idea for using them up?

I have plenty of malt, crystal, carapils etc. to make up quite varied grain bills.
by gobuchul
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: 5 year old Cooper's kit
Replies: 9
Views: 679

Re: 5 year old Cooper's kit

Yeast will be totally knackered mate.
by gobuchul
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Shortage of malt?
Replies: 25
Views: 2218

Re: Shortage of malt?

I think the Malt Miller has plenty of stock, they have stopped taking orders as they have so many to process and have a staff shortage. They started taking orders last night but the site was crashed by the huge number of orders. They have suspended orders again to clear the back log. I think we all ...
by gobuchul
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather Community Android App not working
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Grainfather Community Android App not working

Just getting my kit sorted for a lot of planned brews.

Updated the Grainfather connect app to the new Community one.

Does not work at all, get the start up screen and that's it.

Anyone had similar issues?

Any fixes?
by gobuchul
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Can you see if dry yeast is "alive" when re hydrating?
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Can you see if dry yeast is "alive" when re hydrating?

I have a few packets of dry yeast that has been left lying around in a drawer for 12 months. I haven't bothered to brew for ages. Now with the current situation I would like to start getting my stocks of beer back up. I have ordered some fresh yeast I it should be here next week but i would like to ...
by gobuchul
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 9 month old IPA in a corny
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: 9 month old IPA in a corny

Well it's not sour so I guess no infection. However, it had a leak from the "out" post, which had lost a few litres very slowly over time. It held pressure but only just so it hadn't carbonated. It is very hazy though. It was made from a recipe kit from The Homebrew Company with my Grainfather. I ha...
by gobuchul
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: 9 month old IPA in a corny
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

9 month old IPA in a corny

Well the Mrs had me building shelves in the utility room today. I haven't brewed for months and all my corny kegs were in there, in amongst what thought were all empties, was a full keg of IPA I brewed in December last year. Tried the PRV and it seems to have held a good seal, plenty of CO2. The uti...
by gobuchul
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine + polypins
Replies: 33
Views: 4018

Re: Beer engine + polypins

How do you transfer the line to the next poly?
Not sure what you mean?
by gobuchul
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Beer engine + polypins
Replies: 33
Views: 4018

Re: Beer engine + polypins

I have used a beer engine and polypins a lot. However I drink a bit more than 8 pints a week. SO I don't have any longevity problems. :) My beer engine has a non return valve and I always ensure I get good seals and don't air to back fill the polypin. The beer engine draws hard enough to pull the be...
by gobuchul
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: 25li Bulk LME
Replies: 34
Views: 4331

Re: 25li Bulk LME

.the jerry can weighed 25kg and not 25li
Is there much difference? What's the RD of LME? It can't be much more that water?
by gobuchul
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?
Replies: 61
Views: 11524

Re: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?

I see that The Malt Miller had a massive price drop on the Brewie.

It's now out of stock, I wonder if he sold any or has just given up?

I quite liked the look of it and would of probably of took a punt on it at the reduced price over my Grainfather, might of been a lucky escape!
by gobuchul
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: The Bulldog Master Brewer All in One System
Replies: 40
Views: 8795

Re: The Bulldog Master Brewer All in One System

I had problems with stuck mashes on my Grainfather. Kingfisher on here, recommended adding an extra 2 litres of water in the mash and reducing the sparge volume by 2 litres. (On a 23 litre batch). It definitely helped. However, the biggest issue seemed to be over-crushed grain from the supplier, whe...
by gobuchul
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: My first Corny keg attempt - nothing but foam
Replies: 17
Views: 2353

Re: My first Corny keg attempt - nothing but foam

I had a similar problem the other week, I think it was caused by over priming for secondary, something I don't normally do. What I did was vent off with the PRV until it stopped or too much foam started to come out, (do it outside!), then leave for a few hours and then repeat. It took multiple vents...
by gobuchul
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lambic infection - when do they show?
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Lambic infection - when do they show?

There was a bit of "gunk" on the surface, not a white film though.