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by PistolPatch
4 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Need help understanding BIABacus
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Australia

Re: Need help understanding BIABacus

Good question sf, Bit short on time but this might help.... Don't try and match the weights to the recipe you are copying. Nearly all recipes you find on the net (even in magazines and books) are very poorly written. (If you read A Perfect Example of a Low Integrity Recipe you'll see that Clear Brew...
by PistolPatch
4 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: First go biabacus and scaling
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Australia

Re: First go biabacus and scaling

Hi Clackers ;), Sorry you haven't got an answer yet. Usually you would but occasionally the site goes through a few days where questions get left longer than normal. I've had a very long day unfortunately (usually I'd be able to write more) but will try and give you a few quick pointers... 1. Forget...
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 657
Views: 96033
Australia

Re: Birthday Cheers

"IT Extraordinaire" :lol: Wish I was, then might be able to work out how to stop Google and Microsoft constantly blocking our topic reply notifications :) Busy few weeks coming up earning money so we can continue giving it to Microsoft, Google, phpBB etc - lol! Or, hold on, maybe, we stop the cycle ...
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events
Replies: 172
Views: 40306
Australia

Re: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events

Well done MD.

Pondering doing a tasting day here on weekend of 29th or 30th or within a few weekends after that. If you will be in Perth, give us a date and we'll set it around that.
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: First Brew Completed...Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Australia

Re: First Brew Completed...Questions

Email me with more detail Scotty ;). I've had a few re-reads and can't see where I stuffed up although I maybe have? :)
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: The zen of bottling.
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Australia

Re: The zen of bottling.

Read your post above earlier today MD. I love posts like that :thumbs:

Relaxing and enjoying this hobby is not emphasised enough :salute:
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Hopstand
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Australia

Re: Hopstand

(Hi, Pat! :peace: ) Hi to you Dave! Nice to see you back :salute: Sorry Dave, I thought I had actually already written here already. Must have pressed a wrong button or something :smoke: [NOTE: For those of you who don't know, Dave helped out behind the scenes on BIABacus stuff in the past. I alway...
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: First Brew Completed...Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Australia

Re: First Brew Completed...Questions

Hi Dan and congrats on your maiden voyage :salute: In three-vessel brewing, it's not uncommon to mash for 60 minutes however, mashing is followed by sparging which can take 30 minutes or more. In single-vessel all-grain, as you say, we are mashing and sparging at the same time. Your grain bill's con...
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8114
Views: 584622
Australia

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

Hi Stacy and Chris. Welcome to the forum :salute: Stacy : You'll find BIAB very little extra work and be able to do so much more. There is a lot of info here but it can be hard to find atm so ask any questions if you get stuck. Chris : Don't hesitate to ask your question on the board as it may get l...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Fermenting in the Kettle
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Australia

Re: Fermenting in the Kettle

Hey there Yetti :salute: Just a quick clarification though you might already know this, The Grainfather's and Robobrew's don't ferment in the kettle itself, they are just used to make the wort. I think the answer to your question is going to be if you like the resulting beer. From a technical point ...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions
Replies: 17
Views: 1190
Australia

Re: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions

Lol on what you've talked yousself into :). I'm not sure that Hallertau is going to be a great one to test, an American hop-driven beer would be easier. Also, a lot of talk goes on in this area but nowhere near enough experimentation on a single recipe let alone across various styles. And, remember ...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Please see my file and advise...
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Australia

Re: Please see my file and advise...

Congratulations JP and, as ShorePoints noted, great job on the BIABacus :thumbs: I know numbers off 1 brew isnt the gospel, i would just like a little feed back is all. That's great to read. It's very easy to worry about numbers too much on little evidence. ShorePoints, as always, has covered everyt...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Help cloning James Squire Sundown Australian Lager
Replies: 12
Views: 1141
Australia

Re: Help cloning James Squire Sundown Australian Lager

Good question AR ;) I still haven't tasted the beer but from what you are saying, I think you could definitely use Safale-K97 which is a dried yeast that I use for Kolsch's. Kolsch's can be fruity or dry. I like dry and I think you will want that too with this beer so you need to ferment low... Pitc...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: eBrewery : fully automated BIAB system Android controled
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Australia

Re: eBrewery : fully automated BIAB system Android controled

That's the first time I've seen a stainless steel braided hose used for recirculation. What material is the hose made out of? MS Sorry for the consecutive posts JP but MS could have a valid concern there. If the hose you are using is the type I'm thinking (flexible gas or water hose found in hardwa...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: eBrewery : fully automated BIAB system Android controled
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Australia

Re: eBrewery : fully automated BIAB system Android controled

Great first post on the board JP :salute: I even watched the video, something I never do! Nice job! Is that an app you made yourself? I don't know much about apps but it looked very clean and neat :clap: I'm not sure that BeerXML recipes will live up to such an app as there are several major flaws i...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions
Replies: 17
Views: 1190
Australia

Re: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions

Great to see MS is getting you some good info :salute: ... I am still very interested in what additions the whirlpool / hop stand will do in adding hop flavor....Really would be great to know what these do to bitterness...and in a perfect world would be great if the BIABacus tool could accommodate t...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: 90 Minute boil with no early hops?
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Australia

Re: 90 Minute boil with no early hops?

There's a few things (Edit: actually, a lot of things) worth understanding here. - Hop addition times are really not that relevant to boil time. For example, if you add x grams of hop A at 90 mins versus adding it at 60 mins, there is very little difference in the end result. So, boiling is not real...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Bejkee's Balcony Brewing Blog
Replies: 12
Views: 702
Australia

Re: Bejkee's Balcony Brewing Blog

Enjoying the read bejkee :salute: "Let's have a go!" Good attitude there. Not being scared of brewing is a great thing. Don't try and adjust things so you "hit" your OG. Hitting your OG on every brew is a homebrewing myth. For example, brew an identical recipe on a day that is cold, still and humid,...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Ossetts Yorkshire Blonde
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Australia

Re: Ossetts Yorkshire Blonde

Hi Sam and welcome to the forum :peace:, Cloning commercial craft beers is a difficult process for a number of reasons: 1. They often change from batch to batch, sometimes significantly. 2. Even on the same batch, transportation can have significant effects. So, what is a great beer in my location m...
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: Hops
Topic: How Hop Producer Evaluates Hops
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Australia

Re: How Hop Producer Evaluates Hops

Thanks Scott :salute:

Been enjoying and appreciate all the work you've been doing on hops. Please keep it up :champ:
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: Chilling
Topic: Feedback on No-Chill
Replies: 67
Views: 23087
Australia

Re: Feedback on No-Chill

To get "free" cubes, buy a Fresh Wort Kit if your LHBS supplies them. Ferment the FWK and then keep the cube. Avoiding Fails I've done lots of no-chills in the cube or what should be better termed, "made my own FWK's," and one problem I noticed (at great expense) is that the seals can fail on multip...
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Stainless hop basket
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Australia

Re: Stainless hop basket

Got any pics or links Muggy? What were you using as a hopsock? (Hold on, just had a look and I suspect you mean this basket versus this sock . The socks are good for dry hopping. For hops in the boil, I just use my bag and let it "hang" around lazily in the boil but I do have some rope to hang it of...
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events
Replies: 172
Views: 40306
Australia

Re: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events

Sorry you missed it Muggy. Let us know next time you're down and we'll have a beer then ;) Ended up with about ten of us. Tried Little Creatures new Elsie.It's an easy-drinking beer but with a lot of flavour. Should go down well with a lot of people who wouldn't normally delve into craft beer and, f...
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events
Replies: 172
Views: 40306
Australia

Re: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events

Catching up with Sarah today (Saturday) at The Local in South Freo* at 4pm if anyone is around.

:peace:

*282 South Terrace, South Fremantle
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: Tinseth vs. IBU
Replies: 15
Views: 3792
Australia

Re: Tinseth vs. IBU

Saw your tooth enamel post a few days ago PV :lol: Here's a few notes that might be of help :think: ... Bitterness versus Flavour/Aroma This whole area is a great example of where software can mislead us. In a post above I explained the problems with estimating bitterness but what about flavour and ...

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