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by guypettigrew
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: WHC Bond dead in the wort
Replies: 20
Views: 320

Re: WHC Bond dead in the wort

Good to know your fermentation has started. Let's hope it's just the yeast you pitched doing the work and not some uninvited wild thing. When I make a starter I dissolve about 115g of dried malt extract in a litre of water, together with a bit of yeast nutrient. Boil it for 10 minutes to ensure it's...
by guypettigrew
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: TILT troubles!
Replies: 33
Views: 1428

Re: TILT troubles!

chris2012 wrote:
Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:06 pm
I've just been looking at the tilt pro website:
Specific Gravity resolution: 0.00001 - which seems impressive
But completely pointless (no pun intended) from our home brew perspective!

Guy
by guypettigrew
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Kegerator Fan
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Kegerator Fan

PeeBee wrote:
Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:56 pm
Because I'm looking to reduce the time the fans are on, I may need to trigger them when the lid has been open (but doing that invariably sets the cooling compressor cycle going, so probably no need to trigger the fans; that's going to happen shortly anyway).
Why?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainfather grain mill
Replies: 42
Views: 1410

Re: Grainfather grain mill

Absolutely agree, Eric. If all I wanted was higher SG then I'd use more grains or add sugar, simple! The interesting thing about the mash efficiency figure is how it drops with time using the 5 x 5kg bags of MO ordered from MM. Starting at 90% in early May, to 83% three and a half months later. Even...
by guypettigrew
Sat Aug 21, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainfather grain mill
Replies: 42
Views: 1410

Re: Grainfather grain mill

Today's brew had a mash efficiency of about 83%. A mil definitely seems worth trying.

Still like the 'plug and play' nature of the Grainfather.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Sat Aug 21, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainfather grain mill
Replies: 42
Views: 1410

Re: Grainfather grain mill

surely you're of the age when you set the tappets on your car, or the points gap after cleaning them on a carborundum stone? I started setting my mill in thou's of an inch, but don't know where I last put my imperial feelers and now continue in metric. Put a couple of cup-fulls of grain in the mill...
by guypettigrew
Sat Aug 21, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainfather grain mill
Replies: 42
Views: 1410

Re: Grainfather grain mill

Thanks McM, helps me with getting closer to a decision. At the beginning my thought was to use a mill only for the speciality grains and continue buying pre crushed MO from MM. It always gives me a good run off, never had a stuck mash and always a crystal clear wort. I've probably tempted fate now, ...
by guypettigrew
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: A better spunding valve?
Replies: 43
Views: 1246

Re: A better spunding valve?

The John Guest cutter McM recommended arrived today. What an astounding bit of kit! Super clean cut.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Should I get a Mill?
Replies: 22
Views: 859

Re: Should I get a Mill?

A post of insight and genius, Eric. Thank you.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Wed Aug 18, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainfather grain mill
Replies: 42
Views: 1410

Re: Grainfather grain mill

Get married you never know.. You might like it... If not just pass her on part used to your mates. Hmmm. That's horrible, misogynistic, unreformed, a complete misrepresentation of what McM said, totally irrelevant and, despite having enjoyed your earlier posts, makes me wonder where your brain is a...
by guypettigrew
Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: PH Level of Star San
Replies: 74
Views: 2224

Re: PH Level of Star San

This paper makes a significant point in that alcohol controls microbiological activity during fermentation - effectively stalling fermentation at high alcohol content (14-17%). Yeasts will tolerate a higher alcohol content but rarely greater than 17%. Does this mean 17+% alcohol kills yeasts or jus...
by guypettigrew
Wed Aug 18, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainfather grain mill
Replies: 42
Views: 1410

Re: Grainfather grain mill

Mill-wise, buy one or you'll never really know. All the complaints about mills seem to come from those who don't have one. If I end up with brewing kit I don't really use I generally flog it to someone who will get use out of it. I'm sure you could make a small space for little malt mill. Now that'...
by guypettigrew
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: PH Level of Star San
Replies: 74
Views: 2224

Re: PH Level of Star San

MashBag wrote:
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:19 am
I have been brewing various beverages for years. 1000s of litres (really) without Starsan or bleach.
Without infection.
Do you mean you don't sanitise any of your equipment? What do you do, just wash it in water?

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainfather grain mill
Replies: 42
Views: 1410

Re: Grainfather grain mill

vacant wrote:
Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:11 pm
Is it shiny? That counts.
Sort of shiny. It's got a shiny bit on it. At the moment that is the most compelling argument for getting one! Plus I haven't bought any brewing gear for ages.

Guy
by guypettigrew
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Grainfather grain mill
Replies: 42
Views: 1410

Re: Grainfather grain mill

Hmmm, the arguments in favour of getting a mill are slowly slipping away!

Guy