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by PistolPatch
6 hours ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Diacetyl as a Flavour rather than a Fault
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Australia

Re: Diacetyl as a Flavour rather than a Fault

Many thanks for the welcome back SP - much appreciated :salute: And thank you for yet another of your high quality posts. That goes for you too MS :peace: Those sort of posts I read and re-read. Of course, I did not take enough notes when brewing those beers so how on earth I produced so much diacet...
by PistolPatch
1 day ago
Forum: Yeasts
Topic: Disaster
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Australia

Re: Disaster

Philip and anyone who is re-using yeast, two things...

1. Always smell the yeast before you pitch it.
2. Always taste it before you pitch it.

If there is something wrong, in my experience, one or both of those tests will reveal it.
by PistolPatch
1 day ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Diacetyl as a Flavour rather than a Fault
Replies: 4
Views: 77
Australia

Diacetyl as a Flavour rather than a Fault

[For the last three months, I've been busier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs so please forgive my recent lack of contribution here.] Diacetyl, that butterscotchy/toffee flavour. It's pretty much always mentioned as a fault (correct me please if I'm incorrect on that) however,...
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: BIABacus lactose help?
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Australia

Re: BIABacus lactose help?

Nice job WIndrider :salute: Very short on time atm* so... Cocoa nibs is fine there. Not too sure of the fermentability of them but the amount is so minute in comparison to the overall bill, it's totally okay in Secion F. Excellent fix on the EBC for lactose. Nice job. One correction: Add your Irish ...
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Hurricane Irma
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Australia

Re: Hurricane Irma

Good stuff Richard :peace:

That's a long time without power. And then, the damage has to be repaired which you never hear much about as "news" always focuses on the drama of the day.

I hope all gets back to normal for you and your community as fast as possible.

All the best mate :salute:,
Pat
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Hurricane Irma
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Australia

Re: Hurricane Irma

How you two going? Thinking of you :salute:
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA
Replies: 23
Views: 1892
Australia

Re: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA

I think this is Mrs Marko saying, "Finally, I have my kitchen back!!!" https://s19.postimg.org/fzrovkp2b/1st_beer_tasting-7.jpg Wow! That's amazing! You do make it sound simple, but, I really suspect you have a "knack" that we can only simply enjoy the fruits of. Very impressive :thumbs: :clap: :cha...
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Hurricane Irma
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Australia

Re: Hurricane Irma

Yes, I've been watching that here from Ozland. That is very big!

On a light note, good to see you have the essentials Joe - you make us proud ;)

On a serious note, we're all thinking of you Richard and Joe.

:salute: Pat
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Adding extra yeast after lagering?
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Australia

Re: Adding extra yeast after lagering?

Hi Clackers, Sounds like a great summer :peace: Priming I would not use extra yeast for priming. At time of writing, anyone who says they know exactly how to prime any style of bottled beer is doing way better than we are and, here, we have explored the issue. I know local craft breweries here (big ...
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Making sense of BYO recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Australia

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

Well done Nick for investigating that. I'll have a more detailed read in the next few days but short on time as I got hung up writing the following... EIK and EIF.jpg Efficiency into Kettle (EIK) Decreases as the Grain Bill Increases EIK (or “extract efficiency”) drops as the grain bill (i.e. gravit...
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Making sense of BYO recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Australia

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

Had a few random things pop up yesterday so am running a day behind now. In other words, I'll just race this answer off ;) Have a search of my posts here that contain the term, "poor cousin." There will be one there that should explain in detail the relationship between EIF and EIK (Efficiency into ...
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions
Replies: 374
Views: 163082
Australia

Re: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions

No need to read the whole thread aplund. Questions, comments etc help with development of new site :salute: As fast as I can... Section Y: In brewing we can have malts, malt extracts, sugars and adjuncts. The definition of these terms is very messy. For example, an adjunct can mean anything from cor...
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Making sense of BYO recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Australia

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

You are right on the typo - should have been Section D. (I'll edit that above if I remember!) Sorry Nik - got waylaid yesterday however I was thinking on this during the day and I don't think we can find any accurate solution to the byo recipes because of this forcing of the "65% efficiency" number....
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Making sense of BYO recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 937
Australia

Re: Making sense of BYO recipes

Hi Nick, Just for clarification for other readers... Use 21.82 L at the top of Section C D for VAW when doing BCS recipes. Edited as per PP 2 posts down However, that is not Nick's question. He's asking about recipes published in the BYO magazine. Nick, BYO "forcing" the recipe authors to use the de...
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2289
Views: 456978
Australia

Re: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...

How'd we miss you shetc? :o Sorry Steve! I'm not sure what you mean by MS's technique? When you say the grain bill balances at 17.0L, that doesn't necessarily mean you have the original recipe interpreted correctly; in fact, it's not sounding quite right to me. It's hard for me to tell without seein...
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions
Replies: 374
Views: 163082
Australia

Re: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions

Sorry for the slow reply aplund - busy days! I think to answer your last post, it might help for me to give a bit of a background on the BIABacus first... The BIABacus - A Tiny Bit of Background/History The BIABacus is an accidental but fortuitous "invention." Some inventions are simple light bulb m...
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA
Replies: 23
Views: 1892
Australia

Re: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA

I heard rumours that the new site might run a competition for best pics. I think you are going to be serious competition for everyone Marko :o

If you post your BIABacus file up here, we can have a quick squiz to make sure nothing obvious has been missed.

And, another great read. Thank you :clap:
by PistolPatch
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions
Replies: 374
Views: 163082
Australia

Re: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions

Welcome to the forum aplund :salute: 1. PR  is the latest released version atm. 2. It is capable* however, the BIABacus is really designed in a way of "best practice." Here's what I mean... If you were designing a recipe , best practice is to decide the OG you want (top of Section C) and then the pe...
by PistolPatch
3 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA
Replies: 23
Views: 1892
Australia

Re: My first brew ever - a mini-BIAB All Amarillo APA

Marko, in your first post you said you hoped that your thread would "entertain old hands." Well, I'm an old hand and just had a quick scan of your posts above and I am savouring for when I have the time to relax with a beer and read through it properly. I may not be able to do this for another coupl...
by PistolPatch
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8364
Views: 854193
Australia

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

Great post IPAndy and welcome to the forum :salute: Nice job you have there and hopefully you answer questions others have about craft breweries :peace:. There is a lot of info on the site but a lot of it is buried and will remain so until the new site structure is completed. So, if you have trouble...
by PistolPatch
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Does anyone have 15 gal MegaPot profile for Beersmith?
Replies: 9
Views: 1054
Australia

Re: Does anyone have 15 gal MegaPot profile for Beersmith?

Welcome to the forum Dave :salute: I'm listed as one of the major contributors to BeerSmith 2 so I can certainly check your file if you post it up here. I know the program back to front. This site, which never sells anything, also sold Beersmith 2 for a short time after it's release. This site even ...
by PistolPatch
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I'm thinking of buying a...
Replies: 23
Views: 2404
Australia

Re: I'm thinking of buying a...

You've dodged a bullet there Joe. Glad to see MS was on to you :) A conical has a lot of problems for a home brewer. Here's a few I can think of quickly... 1. Hard to handle 2. Takes up a lot of space 3. Hard to refrigerate (due to 1 & 2 above) 4. A hell of a lot of parts to clean 5. The shape makes...
by PistolPatch
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2289
Views: 456978
Australia

Re: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...

Sorry for the slow reply Miles, I had to do microsurgery on my motherboard :argh: Stockpots are often labelled for what weight/volume their handles will support while carrying them. The BIABacus gives you the real volume. I think the best bet for you would be to let us know what beer styles you like...
by PistolPatch
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2289
Views: 456978
Australia

Re: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...

I'll have another look tomorrow Miles*. (Thanks for the link mally; will review that as well :peace: ) Meanwhile, Miles, the question MS asks above is a good and very important one. If your Kettle matches the dimensions in your BIABacus file, your kettle will hold 36.6 L. As for the pic, yep, that c...
by PistolPatch
4 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2289
Views: 456978
Australia

Re: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...

Nice post Scott :thumbs: And, good on you Miles for getting your teeth into it :salute: I'm just looking at your last upload and it looks like we might have missed some basics so I'll get into those and attach a corrected file*... In Section C, you have 4.3, 100 and 16. This should be 4300, 100 and ...

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