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Forum: DIY Projects 02-07-2014, 02:57 AM
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Posted By MaltyHops
A bit of extra messing around but what about...

A bit of extra messing around but what about putting a sieve under the kettle/hlt return hose to catch the bits of grain?



Provided it's not a plate chiller. If your setup can easily...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-07-2014, 02:52 AM
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Posted By MaltyHops
You'll see from post #14 (wow, more than 600...

You'll see from post #14 (wow, more than 600 ago!) that Jeff recirculates the strike water as it approaches the strike temp (to warm up the MLT) before dough in (and then wait for it to ramp up...
Forum: Brew Science 01-18-2014, 12:33 PM
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Posted By MaltyHops
Any thoughts to what happens the other way? ...

Any thoughts to what happens the other way?

Eg. suppose you manage to max out at the ~100IBU level and continue boiling so the wort volume decreases through evaporation. Then either solubilized...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-17-2014, 11:15 PM
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Posted By MaltyHops
Ah yes, good point. :rolleyes:

Ah yes, good point. :rolleyes:
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-08-2014, 04:53 PM
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Posted By MaltyHops
...[/QUOTE] Bit of a necro post but it just...

...[/QUOTE]

Bit of a necro post but it just occurred to me that "store metal items wet" is not that different to having beer in the corny keg? So that some pitting of kegs in an unavoidable...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-08-2014, 12:49 AM
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Posted By MaltyHops
Hi Guys, Have been having a discussion with...

Hi Guys,

Have been having a discussion with Walter on pump enclosures that I thought might be handy for other 809 owners to know.

Here's my pump doghouse...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-30-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,053
Posted By MaltyHops
After my previous funky little enclosure started...

After my previous funky little enclosure started to fall apart (literally!), I found a one gallon gasoline container that's just about perfect as a portable enclosure for a March 809PL pump.

BUILD...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-14-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By MaltyHops
... as for the primary, i'd say it was in there...

... as for the primary, i'd say it was in there for 3 weeks. I basically leave it in there until the activity stops, and the yeast flocculates(correct term?) to the bottom. Once everything settles...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-12-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By MaltyHops
Which brings up a safety issue - consider where...

Which brings up a safety issue - consider where you're storing the large tanks in terms of confined space and leaking CO2, could be potentially fatal.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-06-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 160,276
Posted By MaltyHops
Thank you for the feedback guys. I brew...

Thank you for the feedback guys.

I brew small batches (~5gal) so a motorised, sheaved mill wouldn't need to run for very long at any one time and probably won't get too hot before finishing.

It...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-05-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 160,276
Posted By MaltyHops
Hello Brewophiles, Looking through the...

Hello Brewophiles,

Looking through the motorized mill setups in this thread, just about all of the ones using sheaves and large electric motors have the motors uncovered and I was wondering...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-31-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 618
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Posted By MaltyHops
If you're doing a recirculating mash, keep in...

If you're doing a recirculating mash, keep in mind there will also be starch conversion happening in the boiler as well so if you set the boiler to 72F so the M/T is 70F, one could argue you're...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-11-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 224,973
Posted By MaltyHops
Might it be worth thinking about low density...

Might it be worth thinking about low density elements instead? HBT search "low watt density"...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-04-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By MaltyHops
I use my Countertop Brutus 20...

I use my Countertop Brutus 20 (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/countertop-brutus-20-a-131411/index55.html#post3845893) in the bathroom for the mash and boil, and my recently motorized mill...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-04-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 160,276
Posted By MaltyHops
Wow! There are some amazing mill motorizations...

Wow! There are some amazing mill motorizations here.

Here's my little outboard motorboat - at least that's what it reminds me of :)

http://brewadelaide.com/forum/gallery/0/68-310113043658.jpeg...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-21-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By MaltyHops
But you don't actually need to put the bleach/OXY...

But you don't actually need to put the bleach/OXY solution into the inside of the bottles if you're trying to remove labels.

An extra step maybe but you could fill the bottle with plain water...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-11-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By MaltyHops
As an extra measure, I make an estimate of how...

As an extra measure, I make an estimate of how many bottles I'm going to fill, half fill most of the bottles in a first run and then go back and top up the bottles in a second run in the same order....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-07-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By MaltyHops
So would a good option be to add the Montrachet...

So would a good option be to add the Montrachet at fermentation end and wait a few weeks to see how much lower the Montrachet will take it before priming/bottling?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-07-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,994
Posted By MaltyHops
What about using something to fill up the dead...

What about using something to fill up the dead space under the false bottom?

Maybe using a combination of steel nipples (http://www.brewhardware.com/fittings/90-nipples), couplings...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-05-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,725
Posted By MaltyHops
My post about: Malt conditioning...

My post about: Malt conditioning (http://brewadelaide.com/forum/index.php?topic=973.0) (nb. 0.9mm = 0.035 inch)

and the result (follow link to see large pix):
...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-24-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By MaltyHops
I think this rule of thumb is ok as long as...

I think this rule of thumb is ok as long as you're within ballpark of where the FG ought to be based on what the expected attenuation of the yeast strain is.

I think I just dodged a bunch of...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-20-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,679
Posted By MaltyHops
rib-bit ........ oh, wait - that's frog. Not...

rib-bit ........ oh, wait - that's frog.

Not sure it's what you were after but I'm looking at trying
to brew something like the Hofbrau Dunkel soon and have
found the following recipes may be a...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-17-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 224,973
Posted By MaltyHops
I think if you use an immersion chiller as per...

I think if you use an immersion chiller as per Jeff's original
design then you probably wont have problems with hops
clogging - maybe unles you're using whole hop flowers, in
which case you could...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-14-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By MaltyHops
You don't actually have a cat by any chance?...

You don't actually have a cat by any chance? [Refer: A catty situation (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/crappy-situation-334587/#post4160919) ] :D
Forum: General Techniques 06-08-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,919
Posted By MaltyHops
I was thinking exactly this same thing but I...

I was thinking exactly this same thing but I guess it depends on what is happening at the out end of the hose - if it's above wort level, then if the flow isn't high enough air could get in and float...
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