Not-So-Black Liquid

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Re: Not-So-Black Liquid

Unread postby Luis Coentrao » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:49 pm

1. There is no difference if you're using a hood on the BM20 or the BM50. The hood just becomes very hot and since there is steam coming out of the top. So you have to be careful not to burn you (and wear gloves).


I was thinking about the addition of the grain into the water inside the BM in the beggining of the mash. Is there a place for the use of the lid in the BM20 to put the grain inside the malt pipe? Speidel suggests it.
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Re: Not-So-Black Liquid

Unread postby niels » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:17 pm

Luis Coentrao wrote:I was thinking about the addition of the grain into the water inside the BM in the beggining of the mash. Is there a place for the use of the lid in the BM20 to put the grain inside the malt pipe? Speidel suggests it.

Sorry, once again I misread.

Of course the hood can be used for the malt addition with the normal pipe. For the short malt pipe it is doable when you don't push the grain bill.

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Re: Not-So-Black Liquid

Unread postby niels » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:36 am

Tonight I will bottle this brew!

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Re: Not-So-Black Liquid

Unread postby niels » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:41 pm

Just finished bottling about 22 litres.

FG was 1.022 and I primes with 150gr of sugar.

Now I deserve a cold beer! :beer:

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Re: Not-So-Black Liquid

Unread postby Luis Coentrao » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:43 pm

Niels,

I've noticed in your fermentor photos that you place a temperature probe outside the carboy and other inside the airlock, right? To what purpose?
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Re: Not-So-Black Liquid

Unread postby niels » Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:34 am

Luis Coentrao wrote:Niels,

I've noticed in your fermentor photos that you place a temperature probe outside the carboy and other inside the airlock, right? To what purpose?

One of the probes is taped to the carboy and one of the probes just dangles from the top (so it isn't "in" the airlock).

The one of the carboy is connected to a temperature controller (STC-1000) and is used for controlling the temperature. The one dangling from the top is connected to a second display. This way I have an idea what the environment temperature is in comparison with the beer temperature.

I've made a few dip tubes but still have to drill holes in a rubber bung to put the probe in the beer instead of on the outside.

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Re: Not-So-Black Liquid

Unread postby Luis Coentrao » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:08 pm

:cheers:
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Re: Not-So-Black Liquid

Unread postby niels » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:04 pm

Today I put a bottle in the fridge for a few hours. It's been only in the bottle for about 6 weeks (in the fermentation fridge at 25°C) but it already had a nice "pssht" when I opened it. I didn't pour it well, so the head is a bit strange. It was a 25cl bottle that was only filled for about 2/3 as it was the last of the bucket (poured it in the bottle with a funnel.

It tasted nice! The roasted Carafa plays nice with the hops and the nicely fermented beer.

Next week I'll open a "real bottle" and start serving it to friends :)

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After about 6 days of refermentation in the bottle.

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