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by Cristian
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Brewfather - new brewing software (w/video)
Replies: 14
Views: 3122

Re: Brewfather - new brewing software (w/video)

hi, I fully converted to Brewfather. You really cannot get something better on the market today. I was using brewers friend before but due to lack of interest to upgrade the platform and provide a decent smartphone tool, I decided to move to Brewfather. Still room for improvement for the water profi...
by Cristian
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum meeting / Speidel factory visit
Replies: 2
Views: 2396

Re: Forum meeting / Speidel factory visit

Unfortunately there is no interest for this :(
by Cristian
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Recent IPA brew - couple questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2867

Re: Recent IPA brew - couple questions

Looking great.
I would not shorten the process. You could even leave it in the fridge for 1 more week before drinking it :cheers:
by Cristian
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Plaato airlock
Replies: 11
Views: 1926

Re: Plaato airlock

Keep in mind that Plaato does not measure the beer temperature. It measures the room temperature. :?
it may take 5-6 brews in learning mode on to be accurate
by Cristian
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: cold side oxygen reduction -
Replies: 14
Views: 1911

Re: cold side oxygen reduction -

kegging yes. I would not bother to bottle this style.
by Cristian
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: cold side oxygen reduction -
Replies: 14
Views: 1911

Re: cold side oxygen reduction -

But the question I struggle with is "what do they bring to the party?" apart from lighten your bank account or look shiney gorgeous. My thoughts exactly. I have been thinking a while about upgrading my fermenters. Looked a lot at fermzillas, brew buckets, chronical etc. But I realized it is somethi...
by Cristian
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: cold side oxygen reduction -
Replies: 14
Views: 1911

Re: cold side oxygen reduction -

Of course I was not referring to replicate industrial beer taste. I was referring to the tendency of replicating the tools used in a let’s say microbrewery. As chillers, spunding valves, pressure fermentation, oxygenation tools etc. Look at brewdog case. They destroyed almost all beers by scaling up...
by Cristian
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: cold side oxygen reduction -
Replies: 14
Views: 1911

Re: cold side oxygen reduction -

Personally I have looked at all of these. Your review is very good. But the question I struggle with is "what do they bring to the party?" apart from lighten your bank account or look shiney gorgeous. I think it brings the following: - yeast and turb dump if you need this step (lager/secondary etc)...
by Cristian
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: cold side oxygen reduction -
Replies: 14
Views: 1911

Re: cold side oxygen reduction -

I do not have info about the fermenters you listed but for sure you will find many reviews on YouTube. I could recommend David Heath for the review of fermzilla. I personally use the Graifather Conical and I am more than happy with it. Pros: excellent temperature stability due to insulated walls, ve...
by Cristian
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Plaato airlock
Replies: 11
Views: 1926

Re: Plaato airlock

Better.

Even having an accurate device, with time, knowing the fermentation behaviour you will come back to the old airlock. (with liquid inside to be clear :lol: )
The monitoring device in my opinion is more like a tool to help you understand the fermentation curve but not the exact SG.
:beer:
by Cristian
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Plaato airlock
Replies: 11
Views: 1926

Re: Plaato airlock

I used both devices so here are my thoughts: Tilt: - Complicated setup process, takes time calibrating before each fermentation. the software behind is '90 style - Most of the time I found the device touching the FV wall after fermentation so the reading was off - FG was usually very unreliable. Hyd...
by Cristian
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Pump Cleaning
Replies: 23
Views: 4295

Re: Pump Cleaning

i use this to clean the small holes
http://buxtondental.co.uk/new-products/ ... ntal-brush

:D
by Cristian
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Priming Sugar before bottling
Replies: 28
Views: 3877

Re: Priming Sugar before bottling

After bottling, keep the bottles for 2 weeks at room temperature (21-24C), then you can bring them to the keller to chill and serve. Do you have any layer on the bottom? Did the bottle "fsss" when opened? Bring the bottles to higher temp for another week or two. the yeast should wake up :) " i didnt...
by Cristian
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Recipes
Topic: Citra pale ale
Replies: 16
Views: 3313

Re: Citra pale ale

i like those brulosphert tests- but is it just me they seem to come to the conclusion that nothing really matters as much as we think? well 90% of the time. its one of the reasons i only use one FV and also end up with most of the trub in there too. They offer great peace of mind for the lazy brewe...
by Cristian
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Recent IPA brew - couple questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2867

Re: Recent IPA brew - couple questions

Think about diluting a glass of wine with water. You will obtain less taste, less alcohol, less body. Looking for body: mash above 66C (extract more unfermentable sugars =>body) or add wheat/oats Looking for aroma: adding water on top of the calculated recipe will dilute the hop oils. You can compen...