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Old 02-04-2013, 01:00 PM   #1321
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This and BIAB have provided all of the solutions I was looking for after learning traditional brewing and then moving to tiny apartments in LA. It makes sense that all of these threads started after I had given up on anything but ciders. I would like to thank the Australian Rules Brewing Community and HBT. Due to their hard work and the HBT community work / threads about the No Chill and BIAB teks I will be back to brewing more than cider in a months time.

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Old 03-27-2013, 12:04 AM   #1322
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EDIT sorry, trying to delete this and move to another thread on no chill hops, but it won't let me.

I'm curious about pitching hops at around 135F on a no chill (or other flame out temps...).

Basically I pitched 0.25 oz of 8.4% newport at 135F and then it took a good 24 hours to chill down to pitching temp.

In this beer I only did ~29 IBUs worth of bittering (0.75 newport @ 8.4% for 47 minutes in a 3.5 gallon boil in this case) hops and this "late" addition. Is there some way to calculate what this will do for IBUs, flavor and aroma?

On uncarbonated tasting, I was surprised at how bitter it seemed. I'd say in the 40+ range. Came out surprisingly well so far.

 
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:23 PM   #1323
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Although not precisely an answer to pjcampbell...I wanted to share an experience that I hope will be of interest...

I had made an 11 gallon batch of IPA...adjusted hop additions according to the table in this thread and just prior to draining the boil kettle into 2 7.9 gallon bucket for no-chill, I decided the try something. My brother had happened across a large amount of wild hops that I'd previously used to successfully dry hop a growler of IPA...and he had given me several ounces so, on a whim I threw 2 ounces into one bucket. "racked" the cooled wort off the wild hops 2 days later but did not rack the other bucket. Then pitched both with 1/2 of a huge starter I'd made. Other than that the two buckets were treated 100% the same.

The "hot hopped in no-chill vessel" batch is FAR superior. There is a beautiful mellow and distinct hop flavor to the brew the other lacks. Sadly it's almost gone (I bottle, therefore I horde). I had read about vessel hopping with no-chill but wanted to share this reasonably scientific experiment result.

I have since abandoned no-chill because I felt like it created another "day" of brewing work (not a whole day obviously) with oxygenating, pitching, cleaning up, etc. But I may revisit it if I can't replicate that wonderful mellow hoppy-ness...I am now experimenting with pausing the chill-down at 185* for 10 minutes to hop then restarting the immersion chiller...off topic for this thread...sorry.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:29 AM   #1324
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Whoop! Finally tried it and loving the process as well as the results. So exciting.

 
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:10 PM   #1325
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4 month old thread but quick question.. I brew 3-4 gal batches and wanted to try no chilling. Has anyone used the 4 gallon Aqua-tainer for this? I'm assuming it would function the same as it's 7 gal larger sibling. Definitely would love to pack up my chilling equipment if this works well for me!
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #1326
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fwiw I chill my wort in the brew kettle outside overnight with the lid on . It cools down much quicker outside (even in summer temps, I think the wind helps to cool it) It's not air airtight but I have never had a problem.

I've considered trying a corny, but have never done it.

 
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #1327
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4 month old thread but quick question.. I brew 3-4 gal batches and wanted to try no chilling. Has anyone used the 4 gallon Aqua-tainer for this? I'm assuming it would function the same as it's 7 gal larger sibling. Definitely would love to pack up my chilling equipment if this works well for me!
. Yes, my fil loves his, he's only done one 5 gal batch in the 7 gal aquatainer. He is retired , so no rush in the morning and he can his rehydrating his yeast and not be rushed.

 
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:15 PM   #1328
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Any problem with using these? I'm just curious about the QUORAL portion of these..

http://www.dynalabcorp.com/news_Baritainer.asp

I was thinking of using a 5 liter one of these along with http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...2692&catid=816 to do 4 gal batches.

 
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:26 AM   #1329
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I think those are fine! But the aquatainer has the drain valve!

 
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:47 PM   #1330
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Ordered up a couple of these yesterday and they've already shipped!

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...5627&catid=816

They will be here on Thursday so I may try my first no chill this weekend.. Very cool!

I'm thinking no chill will make double brew days pretty easy.. Can't wait to try.
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