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by alix101
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Grain bill of 11kg
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

Grain bill of 11kg

Has anyone pushed the maximum capacity of the grainfather to 11kg I've done 9kg with not to much fuss but is 11kg to far..?
by alix101
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Sat 5th May 2018 Wishbone Brewery & NCB Competition
Replies: 27
Views: 4195

Re: Sat 5th May 2018 Wishbone Brewery & NCB Competition

Interesting style hope to get down for it again...
by alix101
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Hard-core ish IPA
Replies: 1
Views: 819

Hard-core ish IPA

Got the first Brew of the year on today... not the brew I was going to do, due to ingredient issues but still a good one. https://thumb.ibb.co/bsogsR/DSC_0327.jpg Based around hardcore IPA Bertonised my water Mashed at 65c single infusion 6.47kg Marris otter extra pale 0.40kg caramunich malt 0.24 cr...
by alix101
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Label glue removal
Replies: 17
Views: 3095

Label glue removal

Had to share this incredible way to get glue off bottles... Sad yes...
But it always bugs me how well labels are glued on,... I like a clean bottle..
Any how.... Bicarb and olive oil mixed into a paste leave on for a minute and wipe off... Made my brewing year...
Who would of thought it.. :shock:
by alix101
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast
Replies: 89
Views: 15087

Re: Crossmyloof Brewery Dry Yeast

The real ale strain ..
by alix101
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Bulldog brewer help
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Re: Bulldog brewer help

Just following this up.. HB did indeed fix this, they sent a courier replaced the computer and sent it back... Can't really question that kind of service.
by alix101
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Which Dry Yeast for Old Peculier Clone
Replies: 12
Views: 1130

Re: Which Dry Yeast for Old Peculier Clone

Got given this year's ago off Scotty it was excellent. Old Peculier Brewlength - 23l Malts: Pale - 4.97kg (83.6%) Crystal 55L - 0.47kg (7.9%) Brown Sugar - 0.26kg (4.4%) Chocolate malt - 0.15kg (2.6%) Carafa 3 - 0.09kg (1.5%) Hops: Fuggle - 18g (9.2IBU) @ 60 mins Challenger - 28g (24.3IBU) @ 60 mins...
by alix101
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Boiler roulette
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Boiler roulette

That's a full pot Jim
Always keep a water spray on hand when dicing with a boil over
by alix101
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Bulldog brewer help
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Re: Bulldog brewer help

Sometimes you can hold buttons or a combination to reset..... However I have contacted Hambleton and they are going to collect it and fix it... Not bad service really.
by alix101
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Kettle Souring... Failing!
Replies: 16
Views: 1532

Re: Kettle Souring... Failing!

I've just kegged my first kettle soured beer and it worked a treat... You need to drop the pH before pitching the lacto. After the initial short boil it was then transferred to a sanitary fermenter as opposed to leaving it in the copper. I dropped the ph to 4 with citric acid, which some wouldn't us...
by alix101
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Bulldog brewer help
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Bulldog brewer help

Does anyone know if you can reset the controller on the bulldog brewer mines playing funny buggers today by changing the temp when you change the power settings and when it gets to temp it continuously switches on and off... Frustrating because it's been easy to use recently.
by alix101
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: First kettle Sour beer
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: First kettle Sour beer

Just digging this back up... My brew is still on the yeast ...I think I'll pull it today .. But the question of why you would sour the wort with acid is a good one. My thoughts are you are speeding up the souring process but also you are creating a perfect environment for the lacto, and your also cr...
by alix101
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Unpleasant bitterness
Replies: 7
Views: 894

Re: Unpleasant bitterness

I would be supprised if it was the Hop especially one so low in AA...Although if there was more stem and leaf than cone, they can cause astringency.
Could you of over sparged again this will cause astringency by exacting un wanted tannins from the grain..
Just a thought.
by alix101
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: How long to leave kolsch
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: How long to leave kolsch

There's no need to lager a kolsch. I generally leave it to ferment for 3 weeks at 17c and crash cool for the last 2 days .... As long as you've left it long enough to clear any possible diacetyl you can't go wrong oh and clarity. It's an excellent strain of yeast and some yeast flavours are desirabl...
by alix101
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Floating Krausen!?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1239

Re: Floating Krausen!?!

As Orlando said.
I always crash cool now to help with clarity especially when kegging.