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Forum: General Techniques 06-05-2012, 06:39 AM
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Long time after the fact but I don't visit the...

Long time after the fact but I don't visit the forum much and as a long time no chill cuber, the info may be of use to someone.

The main advantages of cubing are:

-You can completely seal the...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-03-2012, 04:09 AM
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Views: 1,589
Posted By manticle
Did anyone give this a go? A couple of...

Did anyone give this a go?

A couple of Aussies (including myself) have been interested in an all oat beer. I bottled mine yesterday.

Varying success, recipes and mash schedules and some great...
Forum: General Techniques 02-04-2012, 07:29 AM
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Posted By manticle
5 Litres or less (sorry for metric) of boiling...

5 Litres or less (sorry for metric) of boiling water + sodium percarbonate (which I believe is the same as oxyclean) lid on (make sure it is sealed) shake furiously, allow steam to release by backing...
Forum: General Techniques 02-04-2012, 04:23 AM
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Posted By manticle
Boil up some water in your HLT. Run it into...

Boil up some water in your HLT.

Run it into your cube, let sit to chill, taste the water. If it has the plastic taste you are describing then it is probably the cube (provided your tubing is not...
Forum: Introductions 11-14-2011, 12:59 AM
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Posted By manticle
http://www.biabrewer.info/ ...

http://www.biabrewer.info/

http://www.aussiehomebrewer.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=11694

http://www.aussiehomebrewer.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=36094
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Forum: General Techniques 11-13-2011, 10:01 AM
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Posted By manticle
The advantages of no-chill are far more than time...

The advantages of no-chill are far more than time saving.

In my country there are restrictions on how much water people use and for good reason. That's one advantage.

Making sure you have the...
Forum: General Techniques 11-09-2011, 10:25 PM
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Posted By manticle
I can't remember if a previous post of mine...

I can't remember if a previous post of mine actually linked this or just referred to it so sorry if this is a repeat.

For those trying to get a good amount of aroma into their no-chilled beers,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-07-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,914
Posted By manticle
Very old post but worth clarifying: You are...

Very old post but worth clarifying:

You are right - directly mixing bleach and vinegar will give off toxic gases and is a bad idea. What I'm referring to is diluting bleach with water, then adding...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-06-2011, 01:46 AM
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Views: 45,249
Posted By manticle
Prehopped kit tins suffer from 'twang' too, so...

Prehopped kit tins suffer from 'twang' too, so I'm not convinced about the double boil.

Freshness of extract and yeast health seem to be the biggest contributors in extracts I taste that I can...
Forum: Introductions 11-06-2011, 01:46 AM
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Posted By manticle
Hi azbrew. There's a few brewclubs around...

Hi azbrew.

There's a few brewclubs around melbourne. Depends which suburb you are in as to which one would suit - worthogs is out towards northern suburbs, westgate for the western suburbs,...
Forum: General Techniques 10-25-2011, 07:14 AM
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Posted By manticle
Mine tastes like wort. Sweet, bitter, not...

Mine tastes like wort. Sweet, bitter, not vegetal. I take a hydrometer sample before pitching the yeast and always smell/taste after measuring.
Forum: General Techniques 10-20-2011, 01:57 PM
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Posted By manticle
Either add boiling water straight to the cube or...

Either add boiling water straight to the cube or boiled cooled water to the fermenter.
Forum: General Techniques 10-15-2011, 12:17 AM
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Posted By manticle
There's other reasons to do a 60 minute boil...

There's other reasons to do a 60 minute boil besides bittering.

There's a few brewers in AU who have tried adding hops only to the cube, 10 minute IPA style but you'd still want to boil the wort...
Forum: General Techniques 10-11-2011, 08:41 PM
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Posted By manticle
Depends on whether you are adding the whole wort...

Depends on whether you are adding the whole wort as an active starter or fermenting right out to grow yeast cells and just adding the slurry.

Personally I like to use the whole wort and I'd rather...
Forum: General Techniques 10-08-2011, 09:29 PM
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Posted By manticle
That's exactly why you no-chill though (or one...

That's exactly why you no-chill though (or one advantage) - so you can get your starter exactly right. As above, I make real wort starters.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,820
Posted By manticle
I'm not trying to be argumentative either. I am,...

I'm not trying to be argumentative either. I am, in fact agreeing with the point that I have no sight glass on my kettle and you do - therefore I accept my concerns may be overstated or baseless....
Forum: General Techniques 10-07-2011, 12:33 PM
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Posted By manticle
Over here you can buy 17-20 litres of no-chilled...

Over here you can buy 17-20 litres of no-chilled wort to pitch yeast at at leisure. Commercially available, usually made somewhere by a microbrewery and an easy option for kit/extract brewers to get...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,820
Posted By manticle
Like I said - your equipment, your experience. ...

Like I said - your equipment, your experience.

I'd suggest that if it's not cleaned properly then whatever temp it gets to during the boil won't matter but I don't use one and you do with no...
Forum: General Techniques 10-07-2011, 09:36 AM
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Posted By manticle
Why wouldn't you pitch if you chill it though? ...

Why wouldn't you pitch if you chill it though?

The advantage of no-chill is so you can hold off on pitching - whether to shorten the brew day, because you don't have the right yeast, the starter...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,820
Posted By manticle
Everybody's experience is different. If it works...

Everybody's experience is different. If it works for you then great - personally, I'd freak out a bit if I didn't clean/sanitise it because I highly doubt the wort in the sight glass is going to stay...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-03-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,820
Posted By manticle
Are you using your brew kettle for your HLT? ...

Are you using your brew kettle for your HLT?

I have a dial thermometer on mine but it's a separate vessel to the kettle. I also no-chill - makes sense to have one if you are chilling I guess. I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-01-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,820
Posted By manticle
This is how I see it. I have a stainless steel...

This is how I see it. I have a stainless steel dip tube with markings so I can work out preboil. Post boil is whatever makes it into the cube. I know my system well enough to know what to expect.
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-07-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,441
Posted By manticle
Two things you can do. The first is to toast...

Two things you can do.

The first is to toast the coconut which will bring out a lot of the oils. Let it sit on greaseproof paper to drain and cool before adding.

The second is to counteract any...
Forum: General Techniques 09-03-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By manticle
I don't really see the point. Apart from the fact...

I don't really see the point. Apart from the fact that I am intolerant to sulphites, if you use the no-chill method correctly and clean and sanitise all post boil equipment sufficiently, there is...
Forum: General Techniques 09-03-2011, 10:00 AM
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Views: 246,101
Posted By manticle
There are various methods NC brewers have used to...

There are various methods NC brewers have used to combat this.

One successful one is described here (this brewer has won a number of awards in AU)
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