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by gobuchul
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather
Replies: 19
Views: 2896

Hazy wort from pellets in Grainfather

First time I have used all pellets for a brew in my Grainfather. 250g of low AA Saaz pellets. The wort was incredibly cloudy, I have never seen anything when using an immersion chiller, as I guess that the pellet sediment drops out as part of the cold break, which doesn't happen with a counterflow c...
by gobuchul
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Garinfather - underletting and a thin mash. Still stuck¬
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Garinfather - underletting and a thin mash. Still stuck¬

Sorted. Just doing a Saaz lager, with pale malt, as per my other thread. Using grain from The Malt Miller. Used the underletting method suggested by ciderhead and the +2 litre mash/-2 litre sparge by Kingfisher. Drained nicely and the sparge rate was perfect. I guess it was the over crushed grain ca...
by gobuchul
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Blocked Pump !
Replies: 11
Views: 2532

Re: Blocked Pump !

I must admit I think the filter design on the Grainfather is a bit crap. For the money, you would think that it would have a screw fitting rather than a rubber bung. Also there should be a more connection to the pump, a clip or similar. However, saying that, I have never had a problem with it as a u...
by gobuchul
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Pale malt in a lager recipe?
Replies: 4
Views: 757

Pale malt in a lager recipe?

Going through my stocks and I have a load of Saaz hop pellets I forgot all about.

I have lager yeast but no pilsner malt, only pale.

I know it will be slightly darker but will it make any significant difference to the flavour if just brew with the pale?
by gobuchul
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Garinfather - underletting and a thin mash. Still stuck¬
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Re: Garinfather - underletting and a thin mash. Still stuck¬

The malt was from The Home Brew Company. I have a feeling it was over crushed. The bottom filter plate seemed to have a lot of holes blocked by very fine particles. Funnily enough, the first few brews were from the Worchester Hop Shop. I had no problem with them. I have had them sitting for months a...
by gobuchul
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Garinfather - underletting and a thin mash. Still stuck¬
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

Garinfather - underletting and a thin mash. Still stuck¬

Had problems with very slow drain and sparge on my Grainfather. A thinner mash was suggested, add 2 litres to the mash, remove 2 litres from sparge water. Pre-loading the grain basket and underletting was also suggested, seemed a really good idea, eliminates malt dust from the brewing area. Everythi...
by gobuchul
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Very slow sparge/stuck mash on Grainfather
Replies: 3
Views: 2310

Very slow sparge/stuck mash on Grainfather

I am on brew number 7 with my Grainfather.

For some reason, on the last 2 I have had a mash that is very slow to drain and sparge. Not completely "stuck" but very slow.

Any tips for avoiding this?
by gobuchul
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?
Replies: 61
Views: 12265

Re: Ordered a Brewie! Have any good recepies?

Does it really clean itself? do you have to get involved as I really hate the cleaning side of brewing This really interested me as well. Found this video on youtube and I think the answer is no. It's very similar to cleaning a Grainfather, easier than a 3 pot system but I wouldn't call it "self-cl...
by gobuchul
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Equipment Advice
Replies: 17
Views: 1721

Re: Equipment Advice

Are you going to be large batches? If so, a spare FV and a set of bathroom scales is good for weighing large quantities of grain.

Thermapen make some very good quality thermometers.
by gobuchul
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Low CO2 pressure on new cylinder
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Low CO2 pressure on new cylinder

Hi Connected up my new CO2 cylinder today. First time I have CO2 for 18mths. It had been left outside overnight and was fairly cold. However, the pressure seems very low. I know that CO2 isn't like a lot of other gas and the pressure isn't an accurate representation of contents but I can't remember ...
by gobuchul
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grainfather - first impressions
Replies: 21
Views: 4562

Grainfather - first impressions

Well finally got to brew with my Grainfather yesterday. First impressions: Bad A lot of money for what it is! (But I knew that before I bought it) Why is there no handle for the lid? Pump should be bigger and controllable. A 2nd connection for the pump, so you can connect a HLT for sparging, would b...
by gobuchul
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Oxygen set up
Replies: 15
Views: 1448

Re: Oxygen set up

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You then need to use the full editor, then click on the insert image icon, then you should get this "Image ", paste the image address in the space between the square brackets.
by gobuchul
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Oxygen set up
Replies: 15
Views: 1448

Re: Oxygen set up

How much do you use?

They sell the small cans on Ebay and it works out at about £1 per litre.

It could be an expensive way to boost your fermentation if you need a few litres each time.
by gobuchul
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Oxygen set up
Replies: 15
Views: 1448

Re: Oxygen set up

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by gobuchul
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Insulated mash tuns
Replies: 30
Views: 2803

Re: Insulated mash tuns

I might have a 50l one up for sale in a couple of weeks. It has a tap and a filter. Holds heat very well.

I bought a Grainfather so it may be redundant. I just need to get home to try my new toy.