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by Elderberry
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Corny Keg cleaning
Replies: 34
Views: 3562

Re: Corny Keg cleaning

I'm still working on finding a regular process, but usually it goes something like this: Fill keg 2/3 with PBW and hot water. Push some out with CO2 so the dip tube gets a good soak. Soak for at least 30 minutes. Turn the keg upside-down and let soak for another 30 minutes. Push most out with CO2 (w...
by Elderberry
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: re using yeast
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

Re: re using yeast

Zip-lock freezer bags are supposedly sterile. Using a large, sanitized spoon, scoop a good amount of the yeast cake into a zip-lock. Push the air out, seal and store in the fridge. I've done this a number of times with good results. Try to use it within a couple weeks. I think I've gone as long as 4...
by Elderberry
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: Low Alcohol (~3.5%) Brew
Replies: 19
Views: 2233

Re: Low Alcohol (~3.5%) Brew

Still beats me why you want to do something like that (diluting, not dropping a tomato sauce spoon into your wort). I agree. I would only dilute if I'm making a more concentrated batch and want to get my volume up, like way back in my days of extract brewing on the kitchen stove. You'll be better o...
by Elderberry
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: The Big Guys - BM200/BM500
Topic: 200l Brewery up and running
Replies: 9
Views: 3199

Re: 200l Brewery up and running

Beauty! I'm curious, though. How's your efficiency? The 80-85% (on a good day) I get on a 20L Braumeister is great for the homebrew level, but I can imagine it could become problematic at the pro level. Can you get better numbers on the 200L?
by Elderberry
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: Jamil Zainasheff Q&A event in the Netherlands
Replies: 23
Views: 3366

Re: Jamil Zainasheff Q&A event in the Netherlands

I really need to pay closer attention to this forum. And I REALLY need to get up to Utrecht.

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by Elderberry
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Show-off
Topic: My Brewpub Build
Replies: 38
Views: 17080

Re: My Brewpub Build

dinnerstick wrote:No worries! We've just finished installation, are now CIP-ing and testing all the connections, first brew next week!
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Congratulations! Looks fantastic!
by Elderberry
Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Show-off
Topic: My Brewpub Build
Replies: 38
Views: 17080

Re: My Brewpub Build

Thanks for replying. Sorry for ignoring you. As usual, I only got to about half the activities I had planned for my break. I'll get up there one of these days. Soon.
by Elderberry
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: New Braumeister in Belgium
Replies: 4
Views: 2228

Re: New Braumeister in Belgium

I don't have a 50L, but I'm not too far from you. I assume you know the area where you'll be moving? It's a nice area and it's close to one of the better bottle shops around: http://www.qvid.be/ Anyway, I was originally planning to go for the 50, but I decided that being able to lift/clean/dump the ...
by Elderberry
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Show-off
Topic: My Brewpub Build
Replies: 38
Views: 17080

Re: My Brewpub Build

How'd I miss this? Congratulations! I really need to take a drive up to Utrecht. Are you open during the Christmas-New Year week?
by Elderberry
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Stiring during mash
Replies: 5
Views: 1446

Re: Stiring during mash

Sometimes I stir, sometimes I don't. I either pause manually or stir during pump rests. When I don't stir, my OG is usually at or just below what was calculated. When I do stir, I'm usually a point or two above. It's still entirely possible it's coincidence. What I know for sure is that it fulfills ...
by Elderberry
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sparging with the Braumeister
Replies: 42
Views: 13648

Re: Sparging with the Braumeister

I've stopped heating my sparge water and now just do a steady rinse with tap water until I've reached my pre-boil volume. I do this with the malt pipe suspended. I usually get around 80% or more efficiency if I stir the mash once or twice between stages.
by Elderberry
Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Show-off
Topic: My Brewpub Build
Replies: 38
Views: 17080

Re: My Brewpub Build

Fantastic! Congrats! It looks like an autumn drive to Utrecht will need to happen.
by Elderberry
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:11 pm
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: Boil in manual mode
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Re: Boil in manual mode

Funny (or not). I did the same thing on Sunday, but canceled during the mash. It turned out fine, just annoying. It was definitely less stupid than putting the grain into the malt pipe without the filter plate. It was a rough day.
by Elderberry
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: General / Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bottling levels and air gap.
Replies: 10
Views: 1069

Re: Bottling levels and air gap.

You're not trying to grow yeast. Generally, the smaller the head space, the better. There will be plenty of O2 available for carbonation. When I bottle, I aim for consistency. Fill to the top, remove the bottle filler and move on the the next bottle.
by Elderberry
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: General Brewing Discussions
Topic: Spent Grains
Replies: 19
Views: 1483

Re: Spent Grains

Jeez you Ozzies. Are 2-syllable words really that hard? :)

I know a few people with chickens. They each get a portion.