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    Kegging guide for double regulator

    Thanks for the advice folks
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    Kegging guide for double regulator

    Thanks. I meant a dual regulator.
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    Kegging guide for double regulator

    Hi there Does anyone have a good link to a guide on how to set up kegs with a double regulator. I have no idea what i am doing.
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    Strange sweet caramel flavour

    Good point. I do small batches about 11 litres. I generally mash in at about 66 or 67 degrees, hold it that for an hour which does require some boiling water. Generally I do no sparge so just drain which is inefficient but speeds up the day. I boil the wort for 1 hour using a electric water urn...
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    Strange sweet caramel flavour

    Just wondering if a strange sweet caramel flavour could possibly be oxidation. Most of my beers are around 1012 to 1016 gravity and it seems to now be a common flavour in my lighter beers. The beer tastes fine at bottling but come to drinking it a couple of weeks later and the taste us there...
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    If you could start over...

    I mostly do three gallon batches because its quicker, easier to clean and allows me to brew more often but i maintain capacity for larger batches to brew with friends or share. Im not a hig drinker. For me that simply means having a big pot and a small one.
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    Higher preboil gravity

    Thanks for the response. Its useful and might explain my the characteristics of my favourite APA recipe appear to have changed slightly. My explanation was not that clear/good but I would only have one or two additions of boiling water in the last 15 minutes. I mainly adopted this practise to...
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    Higher preboil gravity

    For my brewing I do a single drain from my mash tun. I also have a small kettle and as a consequence my preboil gravity reading is often the same as my finished gravity. To maintain the same gravity i need to top up the kettle with water from time to time to maintain the starting volume. Is this...
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    Build an Urn-father vs buying a grainfather

    Yes, for small batches although i am changing my entire set up to an induction cooktop system. I make good beer with the urn. I use it because i already have the equipment. If you are budget consious I would think carefully about what your long term set up will be and how this could fit into...
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    Build an Urn-father vs buying a grainfather

    I use the grainfather watersparge urn as a brew kettle but use a power controller to control the vigour of the boil. The temperature seems to consistently run 5 to 7 degrees higher than the setting on the urn. I use a mash tun rather than a boil in the bag method
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    Mai 3500 Watt induction Cooker New Zealand

    Does anyone have any advice on how to wire one of these induction cookers for New Zealand. I am assuming it could be rewired with a 15AMP plug?
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