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by gobuchul
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lambic infection - when do they show?
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Lambic infection - when do they show?

Well I brewed a Saaz lager 3 weeks back.

I kegged it today and a bit of a funny smell to it. Slighly "lambic".

I taste it and it didn't have a sour taste to it. Would it be noticeable immediately?

I've kegged it anyway and I am wondering if it's going to go sour while conditioning?
by gobuchul
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Over-carbonation problem in corny
Replies: 9
Views: 1152

Over-carbonation problem in corny

I don't normally bother with secondary fermentation but when I kegged a 7% IPA I primed with sugar. It had been in the keg for a week or so and I connected it up to my CO2 and tried a bit. The beer was nowhere near ready, needed at least 2 more weeks. So I gave it a fairly high pressure blast of CO2...
by gobuchul
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: Chances of surviving sanitation blunder?
Replies: 12
Views: 1902

Re: Chances of surviving sanitation blunder?

I think the whole obsession with sanatising everything is something driven by the suppliers to sell more chemicals. I do clean and sanatise my kit but I don't think that beer is quite as sensitive as people think. It was brewed for hundreds of years before people knew what germs were. If it was an a...
by gobuchul
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

Re: Minch Malt 20 GBP a bag.

I had a lot of problems with crushed malt from them.

Kept getting a stuck mash in my Grainfather. Never an issue with Malt Miller or Worcester Hop Shop malt.

Although if your milling yourself, you should be able to avoid that.
by gobuchul
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Protofloc - How much?
Replies: 14
Views: 1937

Protofloc - How much?

How much protofloc do people use? According to The Malt Miller you only need 1/4 tablet per 23l batch. However, if I bought recipe packs from the Worcester Hop Shop or The Home Brew Co, then they have included 1 whole tablet for use in the brew. That's quite big difference. Is there a difference in ...
by gobuchul
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: safeale-s04
Replies: 4
Views: 779

Re: safeale-s04

I would say that's done.

The "quarter points" rule is a good guide for expected final gravity. OG - 1050, FG is a quarter of 50, so about 1012. 1010 is very good attenuation of around 79%. Should be about 5.2% ABV.
by gobuchul
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather
Replies: 19
Views: 2640

Re: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather

I would guess the alpha acids are responsible, high aa% are very sticky, low aa% are flaky.
That could be it, the Saaz pellets were very low AA, only 2.4%. I've never brewed with such low AA pellets before, I have always used leaf hops when doing lagers.
by gobuchul
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: STC 1000 - Replacement sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 482

STC 1000 - Replacement sensor

The temperature sensor on one of my STC 1000's is broken.

The only replacement's I can find online are about £5, which seems ludicrous as a new controller can be got for £12.

As these are only cheap thermistor's, does anyone know the spec so I can get one from RS or similar?
by gobuchul
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: STC 1000 "EF" error code
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: STC 1000 "EF" error code

Sorted.

Tried it with a different sensor and it's working. The moisture has damaged the LED display and it was actually displaying "EE" but the bottom part of the display is not working.
by gobuchul
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: STC 1000 "EF" error code
Replies: 1
Views: 288

STC 1000 "EF" error code

I had a spare STC 1000 sitting in a shed. It got very wet.

Dried it out and when I flash it up, it beeps and displays "EF".

I tried disconnecting the temperature probe but it made no difference.

Is it knackered?
by gobuchul
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Using extract in an "all grain" brew?
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Using extract in an "all grain" brew?

I know it's not all grain if it's got extract in it! However, when I bought a job lot of gear a while ago, it include some extract based kits. Now they have been sitting in the cupboard for a while, I'm not that interested in brewing them as just extract but I was wondering if I could add them to th...
by gobuchul
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather
Replies: 19
Views: 2640

Re: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather

Well I did another brew yesterday, a strong, hoppy IPA with 230g of hop pellets. These were mainly Amarillo with a bit of Chinook for bittering. I recirced through the chiller and back into the Grainfather until I got down to 60c, didn't take too long to get there. Then I left it for 30 minutes or s...
by gobuchul
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Sealed Fermentation
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Sealed Fermentation

Is your brew fridge in the same room? Keep an eye on what it's doing, wouldn't be surprised if it's doing more cooling than heating if the ambient temp is about 18C. The wort will be heating the fridge up.
by gobuchul
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Sealed Fermentation
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Sealed Fermentation

I'd be surprised if the ambient temp is above 18C just because of the towels but could be. Some good information here https://byo.com/article/controlling-fermentation-temperature-techniques/ Also keep in mind that the heat generated by an active fermentation can warm a typical 5-gallon (19-L) batch...
by gobuchul
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Sealed Fermentation
Replies: 7
Views: 1018

Re: Sealed Fermentation

My guess would be that it fermented more vigorously at a higher temperature. The process of fermenting generates heat, so if it was well insulated, then it would of got quite warm, fermented faster and generated more heat. A bit of a chain reaction.