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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-21-2014, 01:08 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
I get my water for the sparge from the hot tap...

I get my water for the sparge from the hot tap and hot water boiler, no extra hassle. And by sparging I get many litres more beer and still hit my gravity. I mash with 26L and would end up with a lot...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-22-2014, 05:48 AM
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Posted By DeGarre
I open the pump and wipe it clean and dry it...

I open the pump and wipe it clean and dry it after every brew, then let it dry out a day or two, and I still get colourisation in the brass part, no corrosion though.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-21-2014, 07:29 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
You haven't opened the pump and taken the...

You haven't opened the pump and taken the impeller out for cleaning at all?

I open it and wipe and dry it after every brew, the small holes in the impeller get clogged quite easily. Once I left...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-19-2014, 02:32 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
What I do is when the brew day is over I take a...

What I do is when the brew day is over I take a shower and take all the stuff except the BM itself with me into the wet room and start rinsing and scrubbing.:ban:

Two birds with one stone...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-29-2014, 06:30 AM
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Posted By DeGarre
Jette, well done, my first brew was also an ESB. ...

Jette, well done, my first brew was also an ESB.

About the mash schedules. Lately I've used infusion Hochkurz mash which is very popular in Germany commercially. I've noticed that the wort gets...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-16-2014, 09:00 AM
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Posted By DeGarre
The risk is the grain escapes and your wort will...

The risk is the grain escapes and your wort will be all grainy.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-10-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
Everything is big there, steaks, Texas, cars,...

Everything is big there, steaks, Texas, cars, food portions, distances, you name it, but your electricity is lousy 110v and your power cables look like dinky toys.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-15-2013, 06:32 AM
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Posted By DeGarre
My impeller is black and it's almost as new.

My impeller is black and it's almost as new.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-12-2013, 10:17 AM
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Posted By DeGarre
Leo, that BM looks so tiny! are you sure it's the...

Leo, that BM looks so tiny! are you sure it's the 50L version?:D
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-02-2013, 07:18 AM
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Posted By DeGarre
Yes, when I added treacle or sugar traight into...

Yes, when I added treacle or sugar traight into the boil. Now I take out some wort and mix the sugar into it until totally dissolved, then add back to the boil.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-29-2013, 08:29 AM
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Posted By DeGarre
In my speidel chiller the right sized hose just...

In my speidel chiller the right sized hose just fits into the connector, loosen the quick disconnect and you're able to push the hose inside it, then tighten it.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-24-2013, 06:40 AM
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Posted By DeGarre
Here's your fix, a nice bitter: ...

Here's your fix, a nice bitter:

http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx291/DeGarre/Homebrewing/P9290002_zps91dc2331.jpg
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-21-2013, 04:45 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
This is as bright and clear as I get my beer and...

This is as bright and clear as I get my beer and that's with a Protofloc tablet. Perhaps not super clear but enough for me.
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-07-2013, 01:40 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
I wouldn't use much more than 5 kg on the first...

I wouldn't use much more than 5 kg on the first brew. Scale it down and up the sugar.

Start with 25L and rinse with further 5 and if you have time make notes on volumes at various stages. Then on...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-20-2013, 06:53 AM
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Posted By DeGarre
I always mash with 26L and sparge with at least...

I always mash with 26L and sparge with at least 6L, sometimes add a litre to make it 7L. This works for me and my circumstances ie boil, way of sparging, grist used etc, and may of course vary...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-19-2013, 08:03 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
Please note that when you sparge/rinse you will...

Please note that when you sparge/rinse you will end up with more beer and the extra sugars you extract pretty much cancel out the drop in gravity.

First two brews I did I didn't sparge, hit the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-05-2013, 05:19 AM
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Posted By DeGarre
I've noticed that the thread gets very quiet when...

I've noticed that the thread gets very quiet when pjk49202 posts something - I'd look into that disturbing avatar... :eek:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-03-2013, 02:03 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
Today I used 5kg of grist, mostly pilsner and...

Today I used 5kg of grist, mostly pilsner and pale ale, started with 26L, added 6L, ended up with 27L before the boil started. So that is exactly 1kg/L with quite a coarse crush, practically no flour...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-29-2013, 01:05 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
hunmojo, you won't need any rice hulls. As for...

hunmojo, you won't need any rice hulls. As for the 20L vs 50L unit, it's just a question of scale, not about pump or heating power as such. It all boils down to how many litres of beer you want per...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-17-2013, 12:58 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
My first 2 brews I did not sparge. I did hit the...

My first 2 brews I did not sparge. I did hit the OG and got a lot less than 20 litres of beer. Now I sparge, hit the OG, and get 23-24 litres of beer.

You do the math:D
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-20-2013, 02:02 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
zis is radical if not heretical thinking and not...

zis is radical if not heretical thinking and not to be advised.:eek:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-20-2013, 03:46 AM
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Posted By DeGarre
At least for the 20L the stock valve is perfectly...

At least for the 20L the stock valve is perfectly adequate and fine. I only ever really need it for running 20+ litres of wort into an FV through a funnel and while it's doing its thing I usually...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-06-2013, 04:53 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
Speidel should use this in their marketing...

Speidel should use this in their marketing...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-30-2013, 02:59 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
Very quiet here too. While we are waiting for an...

Very quiet here too. While we are waiting for an interesting new post, have a look at my dry hopped in a cask Timothy Taylor Landlord clone.
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-12-2013, 02:38 PM
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Posted By DeGarre
I do my malt bill calcs on a spreadsheet. I input...

I do my malt bill calcs on a spreadsheet. I input the gravity I want and the percentages of various grains. Spreadsheet calculates then the weight for each grain, and colour. Brewlength is set to...
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