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    Fermentasaurus Bottling

    Sadu is right about the yeast not being as easy to remove as advertised... There is always some residue around the bottom of the fermenter and that is a problem when drawing the wort from the bottom... I have attached a hose onto the spigot with one of these little filters...
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    Easiest way to purge hops with CO2 using a Fermentasaurus

    I agree .I'm not going to be putting hops in the bottle again .I have to say I like the fermentasaurus for fermenting bit I'm struggling to bottle from it. Almost teampted to go back to a bucket ... Think the next step is kegging and doing closed transfer... Money money money.
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    Easiest way to purge hops with CO2 using a Fermentasaurus

    I have recently been hopping (and especially dry hopping) a lot heavier and have noticed that the flavours I get are not like I might expect. They are not fully oxidised but I am starting to thing that I am introducing too much oxygen when dry hopping. I use a fermentasaurus conical fermenter...
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    Gravity measurement equipment

    Is there any consensus on the best way to measure OG? I have 2 cheapish hydrometers and a refractometer (also inexpensive) and I regularly get different measurements from all three! Not massively different but it would be nice to have more certainty. I find hydrometers easiest to use so if...
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    Increasing concentration of wort

    Thank you for all the input guys- I can see this issue is a little contentious! I told my friend that I would make him a few beers so I don't feel under any pressure to make incredible beers- if it ain't good I won't tell him I made it! Will let you know how I get on...
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    Increasing concentration of wort

    Thanks Chickypad- this was exactly what I was after. I am making the incredibly popular centennial pale ale that is on these forums so it is only a %4- I was hoping that this would be achievable in a concentrated form. Thanks for the point about the mash efficiency. Would you add a little extra...
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    Increasing concentration of wort

    I have a friend who loves the beer I make and has asked me to make him some for his wedding. It doesn't have to be masses but at the mo I only make 5g batches. I like small batch usually as I can make lots of different styles so don't really want to invest in lots of extra kit. I want to...
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    Rough estimate of yeast primary.

    This is also a good point my mash may have been a little low...
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    Rough estimate of yeast primary.

    Thanks for all the replies. I want to freeze the yeast with glycerol as I won't be using it again for a while so after washing I will hang it in a bag in the fridge to let the yeast and trub separate and I will try to just collect the yeast... I think for hybrid style beers the ball park pitch...
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    Rough estimate of yeast primary.

    I have just put a California common in primary 5 days ago. I used yeast I recycled from a previous batch and ramped up the yeast with a three stage starter as I was really paranoid about having enough yeast.... after 5 days it is down to 1.008 I was hoping to stop at 1.014ish... It was a pale...
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    Cream Ale Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale)

    Thanks for the suggestions. I have A LOT of oats and am always looking for ways to use them...
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    Cream Ale Cream of Three Crops (Cream Ale)

    I know this an old thread but tried a cream ale on holiday recently and would like to try and make one. What temperature did you ferment? I have read that cream ale is sort of the opposite to a cal common in that you use ale yeast but at relatively low temperatures?
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    Secondary fermentation question

    I am brewing a pale ale with Danstar Nottingham yeast. It has been in primary for one week and smells a bit sulphurous (it was very sulphurous) and is near the target fg. I am away for a couple of weeks in a couple of days and don't want to bottle as I think time might help the sulphur smell...
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    Should STC temperature probe be in beer or in fermentation fridge?

    Thank you all for the advice. Will look into the thermowell.
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    Should STC temperature probe be in beer or in fermentation fridge?

    I use an STC thermostat to control the temperature of and old fridge which I use to ferment my beer. I have always wrapped the temperature probe around a shelf in the fridge but recently realised that the temperature of my beer might not be the same especially when fermentation is at its most...
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    Cool box tap location.

    I am planning on building a cool box mash tun using a 25l coleman type box. I plan to fit a mesh false bottom which fits snugly into place. All the projects I have seen place the drain tap in the side wall- I wondered if it would help flow if the tap was in the bottom of the box instead? If I...
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    Hitachino Nest White ale recipe?

    There is no mention of the yeast used in the article... Has anyone got any opinions of this?
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