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by nickjdavis
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister or Brewtools??
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Braumeister or Brewtools??

I would say the primary advantage of an AIO is simply space. The brew day isn't necessarily quicker....mash still takes time, as does boiling and cooling...yes you can clean the malt pipe whilst you are boiling but that's no different to cleaning out a mash tun in a 3v system. In terms of cost...I'd...
by nickjdavis
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister or Brewtools??
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Braumeister or Brewtools??

I also am a BM20 user who for the past 18 months has been considering another system. I'd say my primary drivers are... 1) Id like occasionally to brew bigger beers...the mash efficiency drops noticeably once you go over 6.25kg in the malt pipe....I've performed reiterated mashes, I've added extract...
by nickjdavis
Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: AHA homebrewer of the year
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: AHA homebrewer of the year

Just goes to prove that we do not have to go AG. That said a) it was an American lager, b) he used a yeast starter (rather than dry yeast) He built up his starter from dry yeast. Most folks would advise that a starter is not required when using dried yeast...just pitch two packets. Just goes to sho...
by nickjdavis
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Why do you brew?
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Why do you brew?

Because it gives me the opportunity to try a variety of beer styles that are often not widely available commercially.
by nickjdavis
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 5193

Re: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread

It was all I could afford on their website :lol: I did change to slightly bigger o-rings, but perfect fit to be honest. Needs lube or else tends to get stuck. I got caught out by the BrewTools ethos of "you need to buy extra stuff to make our gear work". Ordered dip tube from The Malt Miller and to...
by nickjdavis
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 5193

Re: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread

Promise not to laugh? Of course I wont laugh. It was all I could afford on their website :lol: I did change to slightly bigger o-rings, but perfect fit to be honest. Needs lube or else tends to get stuck. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Sorry. Excellent...I think I'll buy into the BT culture an...
by nickjdavis
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 5193

Re: The BrewTools Fanboy Thread

@Bumster Yes, the BT 3-way valves are cheap Chinese jobs. You can get them on AliExpress, if you’re interested. My Blichmann G2 Linear Flow Valves don’t collect any gunk, especially after I run my BM CIP protocol. If you want to drain a BM completely, for cleaning/rinsing, use a dip tube: IMG_0330....
by nickjdavis
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Very slow ineffective ferment
Replies: 16
Views: 809

Re: Very slow ineffective ferment

Yeah I realised what you meant after re-reading...if youve done it before successfully then shouldnt be a source of your problem. But TBH I'm not sure that its really necessaary. Beer can sit on trub for a reasonable time without real issue.

What is your predicted FG?
by nickjdavis
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Very slow ineffective ferment
Replies: 16
Views: 809

Re: Very slow ineffective ferment

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by nickjdavis
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Very slow ineffective ferment
Replies: 16
Views: 809

Re: Very slow ineffective ferment

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by nickjdavis
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Storing empty bottles
Replies: 19
Views: 1460

Re: Storing empty bottles

Pour beer from bottle, rinse bottle immediately. Enjoy beer Rinse bottle, quick squirt of Starsan, cap with a plastic resealing cap. Store in one of many beer crates I've got stacked up by the side of my garage, When it comes to bottling day generally the bottles just need a quick dunk and rinse in ...
by nickjdavis
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Placing of Inkbird Temperature Probe
Replies: 15
Views: 1269

Re: Placing of Inkbird Temperature Probe

I mean, a jar full of liquid will heat up/cool down much more rapidly than a bin containing 19 litres. Or am I missing something here? No...you are not missing anything. As previously advised, a Thermowell is the best option followed by taping the probe to the wall of the FV and insulating it with ...
by nickjdavis
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister new touch screen
Replies: 30
Views: 5148

Re: Braumeister new touch screen

Yes, it is an SS Brewtech whirlpool fitting. I started off fitting a Blichmann whirlpool fitting, which requires some modifying to sit outside the malt pipe, but the Brewtech fitting is simpler and just as effective. I'll post some pics later, showing how it's actually fitted, as it required a coup...
by nickjdavis
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister new touch screen
Replies: 30
Views: 5148

Re: Braumeister new touch screen

Is that an SS Brewtech Whirlpool fitting on the right hand side of the BM?

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by nickjdavis
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister new touch screen
Replies: 30
Views: 5148

Re: Braumeister new touch screen

Not sure about McMullan but, when I saw the Brewtools machine I was initially very impressed (I have seen it in the flesh too), however a lot of the advertised functions were not actually implemented in the software of the controller but marked down as coming in future updates (hopefully this has i...