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by jube
7 months ago
Forum: From Mash to Lauter (Water to Sweet Liquor)
Topic: When to add specialty grains
Replies: 4
Views: 668
New Zealand

Re: When to add specialty grains

Hi Scott, Thanks for your reply. Just finished brewing and beer safely in fermenter. Now time for my friend's other beer - a delicious wheat stout. Ended up adding roasted malts in the last half hour, I still hit the expected gravity but ended up with about an 5 extra litres than I expected - I hope...
by jube
7 months ago
Forum: From Mash to Lauter (Water to Sweet Liquor)
Topic: When to add specialty grains
Replies: 4
Views: 668
New Zealand

When to add specialty grains

Hi there, Tomorrow I'm brewing a Schwartz beer and my friend recommended adding the specialty grains (carafa I, roasted barley, chocolate) in the last 30mins of the 90min mash. He says adding them to early I risk getting a sour taste from the roasted husks, in the finished beer. He recommended bring...
by jube
1 year ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: Hybrid Electric/Gas BIAB using heatstick
Replies: 4
Views: 2417
New Zealand

As I wrote previously I bought a 3kW heat stick to help speed up my brew day using it in combination with the gas that I previously had. And ...it rocks :thumbs: The advantages are: - I can get the kettle to mash temperature using just electricity which means I can insulate the kettle saving energy ...
by jube
1 year ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: Hybrid Electric/Gas BIAB using heatstick
Replies: 4
Views: 2417
New Zealand

Thanks. Ambient temp is about 18-23 Celsius. Heating from 15 to 68 or so is about 80 minutes according to your calculator. It should speed things up to the boil if I use the 8Kw gas (It's a guess I'm can't really remember) + the nuclear powered heat stick ;-) previously it took an hour to reach a go...
by jube
1 year ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: Hybrid Electric/Gas BIAB using heatstick
Replies: 4
Views: 2417
New Zealand

Hybrid Electric/Gas BIAB using heatstick

Hi there, Just considering ways to simplify and shorten my brewday. I have a big 100lt stainless steel pot that I brew 50lt batches in using gas and a propane burner but it takes a long time to get it to boil and to mash temp. I can speed it up a bit by using hot water from my hotwater cylinder but ...
by jube
2 years ago
Forum: Chilling
Topic: Chilling in the fermenter
Replies: 11
Views: 2109
New Zealand

Thanks for all your answers. Just out of interest, how and how much do you aerate the wort before pitching?

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by jube
2 years ago
Forum: Chilling
Topic: Chilling in the fermenter
Replies: 11
Views: 2109
New Zealand

I had a look over them, thanks. It seems that using a spiral to cool in the fermenter is a halfway step to no chill.

In Hungary I can't find suitable cubes for no chill.

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by jube
2 years ago
Forum: Chilling
Topic: Chilling in the fermenter
Replies: 11
Views: 2109
New Zealand

Chilling in the fermenter

Just brewed a biab Schwartz beer 2 days ago and I was talking with my friend who also homebrews. After flameout he leaves it for a bit then swirls to get the trub in the centre then siphons the still hot wort into the fermenter and only then uses a spiral cooler to get the temperature down to pitchi...
by jube
2 years ago
Forum: Gas-Fired BIAB
Topic: Converting propane burner to domestic gas (natural gas)
Replies: 5
Views: 2434
New Zealand

Converting propane burner to domestic gas (natural gas)

Thanks for the various replies... Yes carbon monoxide poisoning would be a bit unfortunate but I was only planning on brewing with the windows wide open to help get rid of all the steam being boiled off as much as anything. If there isn't sufficient ventilation I can imagine a mould problem appearin...
by jube
2 years ago
Forum: Gas-Fired BIAB
Topic: Converting propane burner to domestic gas (natural gas)
Replies: 5
Views: 2434
New Zealand

Converting propane burner to domestic gas (natural gas)

Does anyone have any experience of this? I have recently moved to an apartment building where they don't allow propane tanks to be stored which makes brewing a bit difficult with the setup I have at the moment. I could just smuggle in a tank but I'm wondering if I could convert my system to run off ...
by jube
3 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: SMASH recipe
Replies: 7
Views: 2904
New Zealand

Thanks for all of those tips...I'll work something else and post the abacus here and let you know how it goes.
by jube
3 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: SMASH recipe
Replies: 7
Views: 2904
New Zealand

Thanks for those tips...I'm looking to make a really simple beer (i.e. cheap) and in Hungary Amarillo is one of the most expensive hops. Does anyone have experience with Magnum or Aurora or Hallertauer Taurus hops?

Thanks
by jube
3 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: SMASH recipe
Replies: 7
Views: 2904
New Zealand

SMASH recipe

Hi there, Does anyone have a tried and tasted SMaSH recipe (single malt and single hops)? I have access to cheap Weyermann Munich, Vienna and Pilsner malts and want to see how simply I can brew a simple beer. Also one of the great local home brewers suggested that beginners should stick to simple (s...
by jube
3 years ago
Forum: Bottling
Topic: Adjusting priming sugar to specific gravity
Replies: 2
Views: 1839
New Zealand

Hi PP, Thanks for your answer...I just managed to measure my FG and it is down to 1.010 so it all looks like it is ready for bottling tomorrow. :-) It smelt great too... I've only had one offish batch but its always a relief to open the fermenter and be greeted by the Amarillo aroma. Thanks for the ...
by jube
3 years ago
Forum: Bottling
Topic: Adjusting priming sugar to specific gravity
Replies: 2
Views: 1839
New Zealand

Adjusting priming sugar to specific gravity

17 days ago I brewed 50 litres of the famous BIAB amarillo APA. After putting it in the fermenters it didn't really show much activity, which I am putting down to a leak some where on the fermentation buckets which is letting out the pressure somewhere. I'm not really worried that it hasn't fermente...
by jube
3 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Schwarzbier (Lager) or "Black Beer" (Ale)
Replies: 39
Views: 10727
New Zealand

This looks like a great recipe...I think this might be what I brew next too...thank pp and dkrolak.

Let us know how it turned out.
by jube
3 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: When to add hops with no chill for NRB's All Amarillo Americ
Replies: 10
Views: 1700
New Zealand

A quick update on my demonstration brewday at university. It pretty much all went OK, all gravities lined up with recipe. In the end I went with a borrowed immersion chiller for cooling instead of nochill, my reasoning being that the students can see the process of sanitation and casting in the yeas...
by jube
3 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: When to add hops with no chill for NRB's All Amarillo Americ
Replies: 10
Views: 1700
New Zealand

July seems to be the nochill experiment month on basic brewing radio. :-)

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by jube
3 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: When to add hops with no chill for NRB's All Amarillo Americ
Replies: 10
Views: 1700
New Zealand

Thanks I'll give that a listen.

By the way what is the alcohol content of NRB's All Amarillo APA?


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by jube
3 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: When to add hops with no chill for NRB's All Amarillo Americ
Replies: 10
Views: 1700
New Zealand

Hi PistolPatch, Thanks for your reply - its always nice to have the opinion of someone who has done a side by side comparison especially when no noticeable difference could be seen. :-) Regarding to swirl or not - the advantage as I see it of swirling is I get a big pile of trub in the middle of the...
by jube
3 years ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: When to add hops with no chill for NRB's All Amarillo Americ
Replies: 10
Views: 1700
New Zealand

When to add hops with no chill for NRB's All Amarillo Americ

Hi there, Just finished my first biab today brewing 25lt of the APA featured in your spreadsheet (NRB's All Amarillo American Pale Ale). It all seemed to come out OK, even if my mash was a few degrees hotter for the first 5 minutes or so. Hopefully nothing to stress about. But anyway, my question. T...
by jube
3 years ago
Forum: Europe
Topic: Say hi and where you're from in Europe.
Replies: 79
Views: 27323
New Zealand

Re: Say hi and where you're from in Europe.

Hi I'm Jube, I am an expat living in Pécs, Hungary. I have a few 3V full grain brews to my name but they take a long time. 2 weeks ago brewed 70lt Saison starting in morning and finishing around midnight. 2 different vessels one using BIAB and other with sparge, etc. Am interested in how both finish...
by jube
3 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8367
Views: 860412
New Zealand

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

My names Jube from Hungary...have brewed a few long days of 3 vessel brewing. E.g. last week brewed 70 litres starting in morning and finished at midnight. Looking to biab to shorten times and prove to my friend that it is also possible to brew a perfectly drinkable beer without spending half the ni...

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