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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-16-2012, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Bru
Thats an option but as you say takes time. I...

Thats an option but as you say takes time. I think the best way is to mash thicker and to sparge longer to allow for a two hour boil.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2012, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Bru
Excellent info, thanks guys.

Excellent info, thanks guys.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-13-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By Bru
Poor efficiency with barley wine

Untill recently my MLT was big enough to make 10 gallons of 1.065 all-grain beer. If I wanted higher gravity I needed to add LME. Ive recently upgraded the MLT and can (in theory) make a 1.100+ beer...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-21-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Bru
Let me know how it turns out - Im concerned it...

Let me know how it turns out - Im concerned it will continue to convert and be too dry. What styles did you make ?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-21-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,535
Posted By Bru
Im planning on a braggot with the 2nd runnings. I...

Im planning on a braggot with the 2nd runnings. I like being able to adjust gravity by adding more honey if need be. I also like light braggots.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-20-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Bru
Thanks. Brew day is this weekend.

Thanks. Brew day is this weekend.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-17-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Bru
Partygyle help

Im going to be making 11gallons of English Barley Wine and then a partygyl Braggot. Trouble is I can only boil one batch at a time. Should I keep the second runnings in the MLT while maintaining mash...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-03-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,410
Posted By Bru
Im not sure if I trust Charles. What you don't...

Im not sure if I trust Charles. What you don't see in that photo is his long greasy ponytail ;)
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-30-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,279
Posted By Bru
Thats impressive. How long is the brew day ?

Thats impressive. How long is the brew day ?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By Bru
Decoction questions

For my next bohemian pilsner Im considering a triple decoction. I'll use Weyermans Pilsner Malt (no other grains).
Considering this malt is well modified is a decoction recommended ? Im concerned it...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-12-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By Bru
I need to do that. Ive used MMAShare. Invarably...

I need to do that. Ive used MMAShare. Invarably someone mentions the results to me.
Ive been enjoying The Ultimate Fighter - does anyone else watch it?
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-12-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By Bru
Im also a big MMA fan. Ive been training for 8...

Im also a big MMA fan. Ive been training for 8 years. I train about 4 times a week. The ground game and clinch is my first love but I enjoy the standup as well. I have a purple belt in BJJ, hope to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-23-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,426
Posted By Bru
Thanks. I didn't realise I needed to maintain a...

Thanks.
I didn't realise I needed to maintain a much higher pressure and hence lengthen the beer lines. Im wondering if its worth the effort.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-22-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,426
Posted By Bru
Switching to beer gas - what pressure ?

When kegging I force carb at 30psi (shake method) for 48hrs and then maintain 8psi.
Im switching to beer gas which is 60% CO2 and 40% N (called Suremix 60).
Will my current methods and pressures...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-29-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,513
Posted By Bru
Well spotted.

Well spotted.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-29-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,513
Posted By Bru
Yooper, which ever one you get make sure its...

Yooper, which ever one you get make sure its waterproof and temp compensation is nice to have.
Consider the Hanna pH turtle - gives your pH on the laptop :
pH Portable Meter for the PC, HI 9815 |...
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-24-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 40,144
Posted By Bru
Cool. Im looking forward to seeing progress pics.

Cool. Im looking forward to seeing progress pics.
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 11-22-2011, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Bru
Thats Jay for helping me out at short notice !...

Thats Jay for helping me out at short notice ! Service was great, emails replied promptly and product is first class. Well done!
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-18-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,412
Posted By Bru
I suggest put the sensor low down - at kid level...

I suggest put the sensor low down - at kid level - just in case your lighties are getting stoned without you knowing :drunk:
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-18-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Bru
Thanks. Keg Connection mailed me to say they do...

Thanks.
Keg Connection mailed me to say they do have.
Forum: Electric Brewing 11-17-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,412
Posted By Bru
I concur with Bobby - the gas turns my garage...

I concur with Bobby - the gas turns my garage into a sauna. Ive changedto electric but Ive moved the gas (controlled with a solenoid Brutus style) to my MLT (RIMS) - I'll fire the gas when I need to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-17-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By Bru
Where to get liquid/out dip tube ?

Keg Connection doesnt have. They've only got gas side dip tubes.
Any one know of another supplier ?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-17-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 198
Posted By Bru
MLT pick up : centre or side ?

Im using a 20gallon pot (RIMS + Brutus style) with a Jaybirds F/B.
Does it matter if the MLT drains from the side or from the centre ?
Ive seen both methods used. Has anyone changed from side to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-27-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By Bru
Does modern brass contain lead ? I know it used...

Does modern brass contain lead ? I know it used to back in the old days - but now ?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-24-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,412
Posted By Bru
Fly sparge. Pump is off-on or auto - switched on...

Fly sparge. Pump is off-on or auto - switched on and off with a float switch in the MLT.
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