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by BrauTim
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: Gelatin for fining
Replies: 45
Views: 4101

Gelatin for fining

Whilst I enjoy bottle conditioned beer, I don’t think it does justice to homebrew when giving it away to others, as those not skilled in the art of handling bottle conditioned beers may end up drinking the sediment, thereby giving one’s brew a bad rep. I like to bulk condition in a keg and fill bott...
by BrauTim
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: Gelatin for fining
Replies: 45
Views: 4101

Gelatin for fining

I find that around 5-8 days following kegging under pressure at low temp that my beer has pretty much cleared to the point where it will stay until it’s drunk. It does clear even more with time, but 5 days onwards is sufficient, it’s also the point that any yeast bitterness recedes, all without post...
by BrauTim
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Overnight mash
Replies: 63
Views: 6902

Re: Overnight mash

mashy wrote:
Might add a camp mat to the insulation. Still don't get why there is any more chance of fountains..?
Shhhh , it’s one of those brewing myths. Safety first!
by BrauTim
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 60% Efficency - what is wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 2403

Re: 60% Efficency - what is wrong?

Yes crush is too coarse I would also expect a loss at ph5.9 check water chemistry also.
by BrauTim
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Overnight mash
Replies: 63
Views: 6902

Re: Overnight mash

I love this thread seems we overnight for many different reasons. Mines is because I am a laissez-faire brewer (or at least I try to be) [emoji481]
by BrauTim
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Overnight mash
Replies: 63
Views: 6902

Re: Overnight mash

For those that do a manual boil, did you find it was weaker than the corresponding programmed boil? Even at 102 for example. I did when I had to do it once, and I got an explanation from speidal as to why. Can’t remember it off my head but will see if I can dig it out. Never had a problem with a ma...
by BrauTim
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Overnight mash
Replies: 63
Views: 6902

Re: Overnight mash

I have tried to shorten the brew day. Making it more efficient and 5 hours really is the minimum. I already weigh the grain and set up the BM & associated paraphernalia the night before. Overnight mash (holding hot) never appealed. However.... This idea (holding cold) really gets my vote. The 85c t...
by BrauTim
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Overnight mash
Replies: 63
Views: 6902

Re: Overnight mash

Is your leccy bill delivered on a truck? :D Perhaps I have missed your point, but keeping 78c overnight sounds expensive? At 12p per KW, how much extra is it, 3KW maybe? It has a thermal jacket and top cover. I run a spa that maintains itself above 30C most of the time and I don't seem to notice th...
by BrauTim
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Overnight mash
Replies: 63
Views: 6902

Re: Overnight mash

Overnight mash can be very dangerous if there is a leak or a fontain. If the bm runs dry it will start a fire. It's a fair point and I agree there will be a risk. I suppose I should also be unplugging the dehumidifier, battery charger, fridges and anything else that's left running in my garage. I t...
by BrauTim
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Overnight mash
Replies: 63
Views: 6902

Overnight mash

It’s a regular for me, I usually mash starting around 6-7pm and by 9-10pm I leave it running at 78C on manual. I’ve left it for 12-14 hours like this with no problems. I run the BM on auto until mash out temp and then leave it on manual, the following day I pull the malt pipe and boil on manual. Bee...
by BrauTim
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: Gelatin for fining
Replies: 45
Views: 4101

Gelatin for fining

I use kettle finnings and wort is drawn through leaf hops when draining the BM, leaving plenty of congealed protein amongst the hops and then chill at the end of fermentation, I get clear beer every time regardless of yeast type and sometimes struggle to keep wheat beer hazy. I gave up using post fe...
by BrauTim
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Here we go again, these controllers are crap
Replies: 26
Views: 3111

Re: Here we go again, these controllers are crap

It does sound to me as though the controllers that mist were either manufactured in humid conditions and the humidity is unable to escape due to the sealing, or they have subsequently allowed water ingress through poor sealing. Either way, you would expect speidel to have announced that it was a bat...
by BrauTim
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Distilled water from a BM
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

Re: Distilled water from a BM

mashy wrote:
You can buy steam distillers online
Do have any links pls?
Search Amazon and ebay for steam distillers, there is a variety to choose from :)
by BrauTim
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Distilled water from a BM
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

Re: Distilled water from a BM

mashy wrote:

I can taste Campden tablets in the finished brew.
Interesting, what flavour is it? I don’t know of a way to eliminate chloramines without distilling or RO or using Campden? How do you handle your water processes?
by BrauTim
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Distilled water from a BM
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

Re: Distilled water from a BM

Elegant and cost effective are seldom close friends :D Sure is a bodge. I though of it as a trial. A prototype would be a better description :cheers: I like your maths, but for me the issue is, are you ever going to recover the capital cost of setup? Compared to purchasing water, then yes, as an ex...