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by beernut
Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Counter flow chiller
Replies: 3
Views: 13446

Like Grizz I run PBW through the CFC and let it soak for an hour or so after each brew then flush out with hot water. At the start of chilling after the boil I run a litre of hot wort through the chiller before turning the water on, the theory being is to kill off any nasties and clean out any coppe...
by beernut
Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:27 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: sparge
Replies: 6
Views: 11138

Enzyme conversion usually takes place in the first twenty minutes if your strike temps are right. As Bill says using some Idophor sanitizer or Iodine on a sample will show if there is any starch residue left. Crush as fine as you can without getting any stuck sparges and have a bag of rice hulls on ...
by beernut
Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Overnight cooling
Replies: 11
Views: 13312

Overnight slow cooling is canceling out any benefit from late additions of aroma and tasting hops as these would only add bitterness. You would need to dry hop to get any benefit of aroma and taste of the finishing hops you were using.
by beernut
Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Science
Topic: Pasteurization Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 20524

I believe commercial breweries pasteurize their beer to maintain a set taste standard so it won't be influenced by any inadvertent outside parameters. Meaning if you open a bottle today of X brew it will taste much the same as X brew you opened six monthes ago of a different batch with little or no ...
by beernut
Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Schmindling MaltMills assembly and customer service is BAD!!
Replies: 26
Views: 60739

Re: RE: STuck Sparges

Man, I can't wait to give this thing a go. Too bad I already had my next 2 batches for this weekend milled at my HBS. :cry: Now you make me wonder if I should close the gap right from the start instead of using the factory setting. I have a bad habit of tinkering with stuff before I know exactly wh...
by beernut
Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: boiling pot
Replies: 4
Views: 9082

I have been using a heavy gauge 30L aluminium pot for boiling wort now for around 10 years and it has become badly pitted inside. The outside is in pristine condition so obviously whats been going on inside the pot has caused the damage. I am in the proccess of replacing it with a 60L stainless boil...
by beernut
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Rubbermaid cooler
Replies: 8
Views: 13982

I bought a rubbermaid cooler and have done around 10 brews with it. Unfortunately the inner lining is cracking around the tap and I need to address this problem immediatly before any further damage. It appears this is the weakest point of the cooler.