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by aziztan
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: Cold crash
Replies: 9
Views: 2154

Re: Cold crash

The quicker the better to reduce the chances of infection. Lacto/ Pediococcus / Acetobactor can all operate at higher temps than brewers yeast. Therefore long cold crash times not only increases the chance of infection, by the fact that wild yeast and bacteria is all around us, it can also grow the ...
by aziztan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: recommended method for pellet hops
Replies: 25
Views: 2203

Re: recommended method for pellet hops

Gravity feed. To be honest I did a fair bit of research before buying it, and hadn't read anywhere about needing a pump and only recently the seller admitted he just uses it for no chill/hot cubing. I've also tried generous whirlpooling and letting the wort settle (well over an hour), as well as oth...
by aziztan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: recommended method for pellet hops
Replies: 25
Views: 2203

Re: recommended method for pellet hops

It will definitely carry some trub and pellet into the fermenter. It isn't an issue if you have a conical where you can dump the trub. OP is asking about best practice for hops, and from experience your best bet is the chill whirlpool. Adding a dip tube will help drain that extra litre or two of wor...
by aziztan
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Suggestions and Support
Topic: Increase of spam posts
Replies: 19
Views: 1795

Re: Increase of spam posts

And yet that Face Cream post had over 100 views and counting![emoji23] I didn't know so many blokes here are worried about wrinkles! I agree with Sladek. We need someone to delete the spam posts. Tedious having to scroll past pages of that crap. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk edit. Weight loss...
by aziztan
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: recommended method for pellet hops
Replies: 25
Views: 2203

Re: recommended method for pellet hops

Haven't added it up, but that's what I keep telling me missus and I'd hate to think it didn't, especially not while more brewing gear keeps coming in the post!


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by aziztan
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: The Big Guys - BM200/BM500
Topic: High Gravity Brewing
Replies: 3
Views: 971

Re: High Gravity Brewing

Sounds like an efficiency issue if you got this from the official Spidel site. Adjust your grain crush size, check the water chemistry. If you aren't able adjust the above, and just want to hit your target gravity and not too concerned about volume into fermenter, just boil longer. Although your col...
by aziztan
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: recommended method for pellet hops
Replies: 25
Views: 2203

Re: recommended method for pellet hops

In most cases it won't block. During the early chilling phase, really hot wort has a lower viscosity which helps. In very rare cases (happened to me once in 80 batches*) it can block if you use ridiculous amount of hops, have added coagulants (Whirlfloc, Irish Moss etc) and the grain type in your re...
by aziztan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Hello from France

bigstew, I'm glad the recent controller issue hasn't turned you off from the Brau mate! I haven’t even heard of the controller issue before the purchase... I just discovered this in the forum threads after your message... What is the cause of this ? I had an issue with the BraumeisterMobil module :...
by aziztan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Hello from France

I was given the exact Brooklyn Brew kit from my missus (5 years ago) I remember watching their instruction manual numerous times trying to understand it all. It was an IPA and came a packet of S04 yeast. I had no idea about temperature control so it wasn't great, but first brew will always be specia...
by aziztan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Hello from France

Back on topic.

Welcome to the forum Steche.

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by aziztan
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Hello from France

bigstew, I'm glad the recent controller issue hasn't turned you off from the Brau mate!

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by aziztan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Erratic pump breaks then dead pump on older 20L.
Replies: 20
Views: 1521

Re: Erratic pump breaks then dead pump on older 20L.

Sparge while the BM is bringing the wort up to boiling temp, in case there was any confusion. I assume most people would do this as it doesn't involve any extra effort. Last batch was a Pacific ale (6.5kg grain bill) and run off from the sparge was @1.020, so there's some sugar in there yet - That's...
by aziztan
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Erratic pump breaks then dead pump on older 20L.
Replies: 20
Views: 1521

Re: Erratic pump breaks then dead pump on older 20L.

sounds like the controller timed out as it wasn't hitting the 100c boil temp because of 2 things. 1. The wort chiller has knocked a few degrees off and 2. the freezing 7c cold outside where it's operating. Ive experienced this one time when I had sparge too heavily with Cold water and dropping the o...
by aziztan
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Pump bypassing the bin
Replies: 19
Views: 1480

Re: Pump bypassing the bin

there you go, user error. never doubted the BM. Except the bleeding screen issue lol.

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by aziztan
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Pump bypassing the bin
Replies: 19
Views: 1480

Re: Pump bypassing the bin

What beer is it? Maybe it's the grain bill with a high proportion of wheat or Rye? Combined with possibly a fine crush?

By now you'd have a chance to do a basic water test to see if there's anything strange.

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