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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-27-2013, 01:37 PM
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Posted By beefeater
Wow, this tread has become long!! Haven't...

Wow, this tread has become long!!

Haven't brewed in a while, but today I'm starting my catching up with a two-brew day.
Just finished cooling the first one, an APA and as soon as it is in the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-24-2012, 02:53 PM
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Posted By beefeater
diptubes... On my last couple of batches...

diptubes...

On my last couple of batches I've been leaving the chilled wort in the kettle for an hour or more to let the hops and trub settle before transferring to the bucket. The trub settles...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-24-2012, 02:47 PM
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Posted By beefeater
Hi and congratulations! A great investment for a...

Hi and congratulations! A great investment for a trouble free brewing future!

I haven't brewed with flaked wheat and don't know how it behaves compared to raw wheat grain. My only two really stuck...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-01-2012, 10:40 PM
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Posted By beefeater
...Edit ... sorry ... posted the wrong link....

...Edit ... sorry ... posted the wrong link. Looking for the right one ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-15-2012, 06:28 PM
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Posted By beefeater
Did I mention that this thing is consistent? ...

Did I mention that this thing is consistent?

In december I brewed an APA that turned out to be very good so yesterday I brewed the same beer again. Same recipe, volumes, mash schedule and all...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-11-2012, 06:15 PM
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Posted By beefeater
Indeed! 34.320 pints, or one a day for 94...

Indeed! 34.320 pints, or one a day for 94 years:mug:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-11-2012, 05:05 PM
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Posted By beefeater
I agree with Getafix; If you're only gonna brew...

I agree with Getafix; If you're only gonna brew 5g batches, go with the 20L.

-It has a smaller footprint and is easier to handle (anyone can lift the malt pipe with one hand)
-It is less...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-09-2012, 09:06 PM
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Posted By beefeater
I used the schedule described here. It produced...

I used the schedule described here.
It produced a beautiful malty wort that I have high hopes for!

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/lager-recipe-spiedel-braumeister-50l-298356/#post3712561
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-02-2012, 08:36 PM
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Posted By beefeater
Good to hear that your beer is saved! Many good...

Good to hear that your beer is saved!
Many good pilsners are brewed from 10 and 11 plato worts so your 9 will be good!
The efficciency is a bit low though if you ended up with 45 liters of 9 plato...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-31-2012, 05:30 PM
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Posted By beefeater
An og of 1.009 sounds veeeery low. Are you sure...

An og of 1.009 sounds veeeery low. Are you sure your reading is correct?
How much wort did you end up with inthe fermenter?
Or did you read 9 plato or brix? That would be OG 1.039. Still very low...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-28-2012, 07:35 PM
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Posted By beefeater
Hi! I boiled the decoction in a 9 litre...

Hi!

I boiled the decoction in a 9 litre saucepan. The same I use for heating my sparge water.

The recipe was 4kg Pils and 100g Saaz.
I used slightly less than 1/2 liter unwashed WLP-800 slurry...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-27-2012, 11:38 AM
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Posted By beefeater
Ihave this one fermenting right now. Have...

Ihave this one fermenting right now. Have obviously not tasted it but this was one of the clearest and maltiest worts I've ever made. Have high hopes for this one!

For the decoction I paused the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-14-2012, 11:41 AM
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Posted By beefeater
I too think it will be difficult to find an...

I too think it will be difficult to find an all-grain setup that's faster from start to finish.

If I really wanted to speed up my brewday the only thing I could do is mash in with water from my...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-13-2012, 01:53 PM
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Posted By beefeater
The 20 liter heats water at about 1C/minute. ...

The 20 liter heats water at about 1C/minute.

Assuming your tap water is 10 degrees and a 60 minute mash with 60min. boil:

preparation/setup 15min
Heating strike water 55min...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-13-2012, 01:41 PM
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Posted By beefeater
Milling directly into the hood/funnel was a GREAT...

Milling directly into the hood/funnel was a GREAT idea!!
I think I'll have to modify my mill stand to fit in there!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-17-2011, 11:20 PM
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Posted By beefeater
Got 86% "efficiency into boiler" on the last...

Got 86% "efficiency into boiler" on the last brew, the only with that setting.
Got 92% on the brew before with a significantly tighter setting. Also got some fountaining on that one, that's why I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-17-2011, 07:19 PM
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Posted By beefeater
Measured my mills gap today by stacking paper and...

Measured my mills gap today by stacking paper and inserting the stack until it was tight. Then used calipers to measure the stack.

1.4mm or 0.055"

I think I'll tighten it a liiitle bit before...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-15-2011, 08:58 PM
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Posted By beefeater
Of course! And I have asked about the same...

Of course!
And I have asked about the same myself so I should find out. I'll see if I can find some measuring device at work and put a number to "about right"
:mug:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-15-2011, 07:24 PM
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Posted By beefeater
Naah.. I used to use a Corona mill. Played with...

Naah..
I used to use a Corona mill. Played with the gap till the grains looked right, and that worked great. Got consistent efficiency.
Now with the new Crankandstein I'll play with the gap a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-15-2011, 05:03 PM
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Posted By beefeater
I don't have any feeling gauges but it looks more...

I don't have any feeling gauges but it looks more than one, less than two mm. So 1.5mm or 0.06 inches.

I get about 85% "Efficiency Into Boiler" as per Beersmith.
This is quite high. I think...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-12-2011, 09:39 PM
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Posted By beefeater
I have only two brews with my new mill and I...

I have only two brews with my new mill and I haven't measured the gap but I think I've found a good setting on the Crankandstein. It's the simplest model with eccentric bushings for adjustment.
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-10-2011, 06:31 PM
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Posted By beefeater
Did a brew today with the copper hat, gasket and...

Did a brew today with the copper hat, gasket and flexible hose to vent off steam. It worked great! No steam in the kitchen.

Bent the hose down first, then up under the middle of the ventilator...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-10-2011, 10:21 AM
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Posted By beefeater
I do it about the same way as DeGarre, only I use...

I do it about the same way as DeGarre, only I use some detergent. PBW, Dishwasher detergent or whatever I have on hand. When filling the unit with some water for cleaning i put the water hose in both...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-10-2011, 09:54 AM
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Posted By beefeater
What about tannins? They're the reason some...

What about tannins?
They're the reason some people get instant headaches from red wine, I've been told.
How to get tannins in beer? Oversparging to achieve insane efficiencies would be one way.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-09-2011, 05:37 PM
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Posted By beefeater
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/500/kobbe...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/data/500/kobberhatt.jpg

Got myselt an upgrade today; the copper hat.

Looks good and I hope this will work to get rid of most of the steam when brewing indoors
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