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by richard080561
Sun Sep 05, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Cooking with (or without!) Alcoholic Beverages
Topic: 34 years
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: 34 years

It was our 34th anniversary in August. There wasn't a cake though
by richard080561
Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Bargains Online and In Store
Topic: Magnetic Stirrer under £17
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Magnetic Stirrer under £17

vacant wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:30 pm
After years using my own computer fan/hard disk magnet/phone charger, I found this Magnetic Stirrer so cheap I couldn't resist, With the 5% discount that was £16.18 delivered complete with a stir bar. Works perfectly.

(edited to correct price)
What was wrong with your homemade one?
by richard080561
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Should I get a Mill?
Replies: 22
Views: 1024

Re: Should I get a Mill?

I am in two minds about a mill. I can easily buy everything crushed and a good one is a north of £200. So can a taste a £200 difference? Did a mill improve your beers? You can get a good mill for a lot less than £200, e.g. https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product/malt-mill-3-roller/ One advantage of...
by richard080561
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Should I get a Mill?
Replies: 22
Views: 1024

Re: Should I get a Mill?

MashBag wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:11 am
So nobody screaming the beer tastes better then?
We are too polite to scream :D

The main thing I noticed is an increase in mash efficiency. My beer has improved over the years but that is probably due to my technique improving as I become more experienced.
by richard080561
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Should I get a Mill?
Replies: 22
Views: 1024

Re: Should I get a Mill?

I am in two minds about a mill. I can easily buy everything crushed and a good one is a north of £200. So can a taste a £200 difference? Did a mill improve your beers? You can get a good mill for a lot less than £200, e.g. https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product/malt-mill-3-roller/ One advantage of...
by richard080561
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Help Wanted. BM20 Plus top lip dimensions
Replies: 26
Views: 875

Re: Help Wanted. BM20 Plus top lip dimensions

Compatible it maybe. but the clamp is too small for a pre BM20 Plus models. so modification of the clamp is the cheapest, easiest route to take. The difference is so small I did not realise there was an issue until I tried to pull the clamp down. and it would not compress shut. Contacted Speidel an...
by richard080561
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Easy/mini kegs
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Easy/mini kegs

12g of sugar is about right. You didn't kill the yeast, the sugar fermented, created CO2 and pressure, so the yeast must have been active.
The question is why wasn't more CO2 dissolved in the beer...trouble is I don't know the answer...may be to do with the temperature it was stored and served at?
by richard080561
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Dropping beer
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Dropping beer

A BM is a Braumeister. They are now selling a lid with a seal so you can ferment in the Braumeister rather than transferring to a fermenter after the boil.
by richard080561
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Lessons Learned
Replies: 17
Views: 1635

Re: Lessons Learned

Have you got in to water treatment yet? That was my next big step after the fermentation fridge.
by richard080561
Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Oxidised Beer from moving fermentator
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Oxidised Beer from moving fermentator

So, with my last brew I moved fermentator from upstairs to the shed to cold crash (and subsequently add gelatin). The brew got oxidised. I'm now trying to retrace my steps to avoid this happening again. Here are the possible problems: 1. When I moved it outside, then back in, it splashed about a lo...
by richard080561
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Proper job Clone
Replies: 29
Views: 6470

Re: Proper job Clone

I tasted Proper Job last week for the first time. Coors have a lot to answer for producing such crap beer. What are you reading? St. Austell isn't a Coors minion. Maybe he is saying "if St Austell can produce a beer as good as Proper Job then why can't Coors? They have a lot to answer for about the...
by richard080561
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Priming Query
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: Priming Query

May be the first time the cap wasn't sealed properly so the CO2 escaped, then when you added the sugar the cap did seal.
by richard080561
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister new touch screen
Replies: 30
Views: 5184

Re: Braumeister new touch screen

It's not about me thinking I'm a better brewer. I believe the comments you posted (above) introduced that idea. I was merely pointing out that I reckon I could produce a better beer using an extract kit than you could using a BrewTools kit, based on the fact I've covered the fermentation side on th...
by richard080561
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Beer Recipes
Topic: Improper Job
Replies: 15
Views: 2764

Re: Improper Job

Is the 'Proper Job' bottle yeast the same as the one used to ferment it? Thought I'd read somewhere it was a different yeast which they used just for bottle conditioning. But perhaps that's a different bottle conditioned beer I'm getting muddled with. Guy I've made some good Proper-ish Job beers by...
by richard080561
Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: BM BACBrewing yield increase disc (new version) help needed
Replies: 14
Views: 1487

Re: BM BACBrewing yield increase disc (new version) help needed

Does the yield increase disc just let you mash more grain or does it improve efficiency or have any benefits with the usual 4 or 5kg of malt?