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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-03-2012, 05:43 PM
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Posted By beermonkey50
aluminium is not compatable with caustic soda so...

aluminium is not compatable with caustic soda so this is a limitation for your cleaning.

Then of course the potential health risks
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-03-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 878
Posted By beermonkey50
Yes you get a JG 1/2 in fitting that will screw...

Yes you get a JG 1/2 in fitting that will screw into the back of a lot of taps.

look at their website catalog under Female adaptor 1/2" x 3/8". I cant speak for the ebay tap though
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-03-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By beermonkey50
I am going to try a fan to break bubbles

I am going to try a fan to break bubbles
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-03-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,579
Posted By beermonkey50
sugar is 100% fermentable so will yield alcohol...

sugar is 100% fermentable so will yield alcohol without body and will dilute malt flavour. This may be accepatable or even desired depending on the style you are making - a crisp clean dry lager for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-03-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By beermonkey50
fermentation time depends on many factors such as...

fermentation time depends on many factors such as yeast pitching rate, temperature , gravity and dissolved oxygen. It is possible to ferment out within 3 days

Aeration - I use a nebuliser 30litres...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-22-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,675
Posted By beermonkey50
Ideally there should be no uncrushed corns,...

Ideally there should be no uncrushed corns, although maximum intact husk to assist with wort separation, and not too much flour. Definately too coarse, mostly uncrushed in fact. Agree - must tighten...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By beermonkey50
Actually should not be sweet - sweet sugars are...

Actually should not be sweet - sweet sugars are fermentable- dextrins are much less sweet - full bodied yes but residual sweetness indicates incomplete attenuation
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By beermonkey50
The FG generally is determined by the mashing...

The FG generally is determined by the mashing regime - what brewers refer to as the LE or Limit extract (sometimes called LA - limit attenuation) a long mash at 150 and 160 will lower LE. Attenuation...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By beermonkey50
UV light rects with hopcompounds to form...

UV light rects with hopcompounds to form lightstruck compound or MBT. Colour maybe points to oxidation from high air content
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By beermonkey50
Thats too high (71C) - precisely the temp to make...

Thats too high (71C) - precisely the temp to make a low alc beer, which is why your FG is so high. You need to go to 150F (65C)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By beermonkey50
Sorry, I'm from South Africa where we went metric...

Sorry, I'm from South Africa where we went metric in 1971. deg F is foreign to me and 0to 100 makes more sense
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By beermonkey50
high temp - yes at around 70-76C you will get a...

high temp - yes at around 70-76C you will get a lot of dextrins and less fermentable sugars. This is how low alcohol beers are mashed. B amylase is active which will produce unfermenatable dextrins...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By beermonkey50
Milling using a crankandstein

Video clip with my 4 vessel brewhouse in the background. I hope to publish the 1st brew video soon

http://youtu.be/UAE4Nd6T37k
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-20-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By beermonkey50
Milling with crankandstein

I have a video of milling using a 500W/220V variable speed drill

http://youtube/UAE4Nd6T37k
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-30-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,633
Posted By beermonkey50
also add a ball valve to the pump discharge....

also add a ball valve to the pump discharge. Mount the pump vertically. Using the valve bleed off any air to prime the pump. start the pump with the valve closed then open slowly to the required flow
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