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by PistolPatch
14 hours ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events
Replies: 179
Views: 42289
Australia

Re: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events

Thanks mate. They were very nice :yum: And Loch Street is correct :peace:

(You tested your thermometer yet?)
by PistolPatch
1 day ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Replacing some base malt with DME for a BIG Beer
Replies: 12
Views: 1640
Australia

Re: Replacing some base malt with DME for a BIG Beer

The issue of high gravity beers is not one of single vessel all-grain brewing (SVAG - pure BIAB) versus multi vessel all-grain brewing (MVAG - traditional all-grain); it's a completely different issue, the issue being that you are trying to wash a large amount of grain in a small amount of water. If...
by PistolPatch
1 day ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events
Replies: 179
Views: 42289
Australia

Re: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events

Lukas: Received your recipe for your Brown IPA via email today. Thanks mate ;) Also delivered everyone's show entries, except for yours. It was just too niuce to be wasted on judges so I drank them instead. Thank you :salute: Everyone Else : This year's exhibitor tasting (next Sat, 1st July, 12-5pm)...
by PistolPatch
3 days ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events
Replies: 179
Views: 42289
Australia

Re: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events

For me, Lukas gets first place on the tastings (Brown IPA), sinkas and Lukas get second place (mulberry Belgian Trippel and Oatmeal Stout). Third place probably a red IPA that Sarah and I brewed. Brown IPA : 300 grams /  of whirlpool hops and then another 3000 grams of dry hops :) in... :think: Well...
by PistolPatch
3 days ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events
Replies: 179
Views: 42289
Australia

Re: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events

Late notice I know however, Case, Sarah and Lukas are going to bring their show beers round here this evening so, if anyone else wants to drop in (whether you are going in the show or not) let me know and I'll send you the address. Bring an extra bottle of your show beers and we can have a taste. If...
by PistolPatch
5 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I'm thinking of buying a...
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Australia

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

What I do Jam is use my BIAB bag as a hop sock. After mash-out, I empty my BIAB bag, rinse it under a tap/faucet and then I 'hang' it in my kettle so that it wanders lazily about. I add my hop additions as needs be and, if for some stupid reason, I am experimenting, I have the option of "pulling" th...
by PistolPatch
5 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: [Solved]: Silcone air-lock not working.
Replies: 17
Views: 2158
Australia

Re: (Old Hands) - Figure this one out!

Problem Solved! Hey Joe :peace: Sorry for my slow response but I wanted to wait until my fermenters were empty so I could test the bungs. I did that this morning and still had no answer... I blew through the bungs and they released. I jammed them into the fermenter lid and blew threw them and they ...
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Lupulin Powder
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Australia

Lupulin Powder

Has anyone had time to research this? I had a Feral Finn Diesel here in Ozland last week and loved it. I just received an email that said, Feral Finn Diesel IPA Inhale the intoxicating exhaust of pine, perfume and citrus as this rust bucket of a beer shudders and backfires sweet, heady fumes deep in...
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Looking for yummy recipes for wife
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Australia

Re: Looking for yummy recipes for wife

Haven't heard of the premature halt to fermentation crunch :scratch:. Be great if you can find some info on it. It sounds very strange and I'm a bit worried it might be one of those myths that often float about? For example the Wisconson Belgian Red you mention has cherries in it. After degassing, a...
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First attemp at BIAB
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Australia

Re: First attemp at BIAB

Fantastic Adam :thumbs: Looks great :peace: Just noticed something I missed before in your first post. It said you striked at 71 °C. Let's say you were wanting to mash at 66 or 67, the 71 strike temp would be a bit too high in a full volume mash as you don't get as big a temp drop when you add the g...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First Biab, was fun, but had a few hitches
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Australia

Re: First Biab, was fun, but had a few hitches

Good stuff Clacks :peace: Glad to read the yeast harvesting is going well. Main thing is to always smell the harvested yeast before pitching and, if there is a bit of water above the harvested yeast, pour a bit off and taste it. Those two things will protect you from pitching harvested yeast that ha...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Looking for yummy recipes for wife
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Australia

Re: Looking for yummy recipes for wife

Hard to answer as women, in my experience at least, have as much a variation in taste of beer as men. (It would be an interesting study to actually see why, in some generations and/or cultures, men drank more bitter, blander drinks than women. Maybe just because blandness and bitterness was more eco...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First attemp at BIAB
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Australia

Re: First attemp at BIAB

Good questions on the Irish Moss and whirlpool Ron :peace: Irish Moss (Whirfloc): Two biggest mistakes with this are adding too much and adding it too early. Assuming a VFO (Volume at Flame Out) of about 23L/ 6 Gal, add 1/2 tablet whirfloc 5 min before the end of the boil. Whirlpool: Forget it with ...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: [Solved]: Silcone air-lock not working.
Replies: 17
Views: 2158
Australia

Re: (Old Hands) - Figure this one out!

This one still has me :scratch: Brewed 2 x 1.5 batches on Wednesday with Sarah. So, ended up with 3 fermenters each with two "bungs." Same problem. (You reckon at least one of the bungs on each fermenter would work?) Tried: loosening the bungs; loosening the 'mushroom' cap; and putting some olive oi...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First attemp at BIAB
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Australia

Re: First attemp at BIAB

Thanks for the thread and pics Adam - really enjoy such threads :thumbs: And, congratulations on your maiden voyage. From a fast, but enjoyable read, it sounds like it all was fun. The only thing I'll write is re the chilling. I know what a bastard it is for those of us who live in hot climates wher...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: BIAB competition success
Replies: 202
Views: 50837
Australia

Re: BIAB competition success

Fantastic mate!!! And, you deserve it :champ: :champ: :champ: [As for bottling from the keg, I now use one of these fantastic things however, if your batch is pouring nicely from the keg, you'd be surprised at how little carbonation, if any, you'll lose dispensing into the bottle. In the past, if I'...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: The Boil (Sweet Liquor to Wort)
Topic: Heat Source Statistics
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Australia

Re: Heat Source Statistics

Hi stroup, Just recorded how much gas used when brewing with SaazWillamette on Wednesday so thought I'd pass on some notes.... Firstly, a four ring burner, from memory, is too wide in diameter for most kettles. A typical 50L kettle will be 40 cm in diameter. I generally do two side by side "double" ...
by PistolPatch
4 weeks ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: GABS - Melbourne
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Australia

Re: GABS - Melbourne

Great post thanks Sarah and great to have those beers in Freo on Wednesday and hear more details of your adventure! And, a timely reminder about the Royal Show. The Crafty Pint link you gave above, I only just read now. All members will find bits of it interesting and Aussies will find all of it int...
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First Biab, was fun, but had a few hitches
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Australia

Re: First Biab, was fun, but had a few hitches

...I washed and harvested the yeast (first time) went well, I think. I don't have a stir plate or anything... Good on you Clackers :peace: Okay, with yeast washing, that is another area that isn't really well defined in both terminology or method. Probably a few more things now I think on it? It ac...
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Australia

Re: second batch on new system

Yep, if your kettle isn't large enough to full-volume mash then you will have to sparge or top up the kettle pre-boil*. Your kettle wasn't large enough so, it wasn't your decision to sparge that worried me, it was your decision to sparge until your Volume into Boil matched the BIABacus estimate in S...
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First Biab, was fun, but had a few hitches
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Australia

Re: First Biab, was fun, but had a few hitches

I'll add my answers below. [What I've written below is hard stuff to understand so don't be worried if you don't get it. I imagine it could take an hour or more of study to "get" the below. Also, it is much easier to understand if you play around with Section W and see how Sections C (right-hand sid...
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 664
Views: 101820
Australia

Re: Birthday Cheers

Thank you for your time helping others here and all the behind the scenes work... Ditto, cheers, good on ya and happy birthday mate ;) Trusting the next year will let us see more of your beer labels posted here - man, I love them! One year to go to your 40th, better do a special release label for t...
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Australia

Re: second batch on new system

Good on you Jam! I was pleased to see your of a few days ago showing that you had your head around the BIABacus :salute: Post your BIABacus file up here with your "actuals" if possible. As Scott said it really helps to spot anything that might be awry. The only thing that concerns me is "heated 3 ga...
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: GABS - Melbourne
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Australia

Re: GABS - Melbourne

Have a great time at GABS Brucey!

Can't believe you flew the red eye to Melbourne via Sydney :shock:. Say hi to Nev and "The Doctor" :drink:
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Australia

Re: second batch on new system

You'll be fine on the BIABacus (it can even handle three-vessel brewing btw). It looks daunting (mainly because everything is on one page) but is very fast to learn and, surprisingly, much faster to fill in than other software. A lot of sections, for most brewers circumstances, aren't even necessary...

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