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by PistolPatch
9 hours ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: GABS - Melbourne
Replies: 4
Views: 143
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
2 days ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First Biab, was fun, but had a few hitches
Replies: 11
Views: 425
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
6 days ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 753
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
6 days ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First Biab, was fun, but had a few hitches
Replies: 11
Views: 425
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 week ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 662
Views: 99270
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 week ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 753
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 week ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: GABS - Melbourne
Replies: 4
Views: 143
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 week ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 753
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...
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: Bottling
Topic: swing top enclosures
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Australia

Re: swing top enclosures

Yep, I'm at a loss on this one too. Any pics bebilja?

Also don't be scared of plastic (PET) bottles. They are a lot easier to use, no danger of explosions and keep well :peace:
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2266
Views: 377511
Australia

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

Jeremy, appreciate you letting us know the result :salute: I'd expect your buddy to be a bit lower than your result as a bag drains a lot better than a mash tun and you would, with your mash steps, have gained a bit more extraction as well. So, assuming you boiled in identical kettles (had the same ...
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First Biab, was fun, but had a few hitches
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Australia

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

Cheers Clackers and, you're not a slow learner, some things are hard to understand initially. Section D: If you wanted to try and duplicate the recipe as best as possible, then you would just fill in the first line. In your recipe, it estimates 35.6 Tinseth IBU's. You stated that you wanted to incre...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First Biab, was fun, but had a few hitches
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Australia

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

That's great you dived in Clackers :salute: Congratulations :champ: Some brewers fret about numbers before diving in and others dive in without a basic knowledge of numbers. These are the two sides of Number Respect and Disrespect - you need the balance. You dived in Clackers but you also ask for he...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2266
Views: 377511
Australia

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

Thanks MS - I had the 'B' for 'Boil Only' on my first draft before I realised I was using the wrong link and then on my second draft, the one I uploaded, not only forgot to add that but also to correct the faulty link that Jeremy has now corrected :P. Jeremy, re your spacer question: With the spacer...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2266
Views: 377511
Australia

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

Hi Jeremy, Firstly, nice job on your file ;). Like most recipes you stumble across, the one you are copying lacks important information however there is enough there to work with so that's fine - more on this in Sections C and D below. Assuming you want to duplicate the original recipe given in the ...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2266
Views: 377511
Australia

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

Just about to get into Jeremy's answer now but glad to hear you got yourself sorted Whip :clap:

Maybe read this to start and once you have a plan, start a new thread to get it checked over I reckon.

:peace:
PP
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2266
Views: 377511
Australia

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

Oops! Looks like we've let this thread slide on the last few questions :idiot: I'll come back to you later today Jeremy . Whipsips and Mr Clarke , sorry you didn't get an answer here. Did you get yourselves sorted? Homebrewjp : Amazing effort. I wonder what the update I was speaking about was? Got a...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Australia

Re: second batch on new system

Hi again Jam, You do know I can tell you haven't read the links I posted above yet? :lol: :lol: :lol: Those links are really important though and, I also now know, that the info there will be new to you. Set an hour aside and a beer or two to read them carefully though - it is info you won't find an...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: Kegging
Topic: A General Warning on Purchasing Kegs - New or Used
Replies: 15
Views: 4082
Australia

Re: A General Warning on Purchasing Kegs - New or Used

...are there any brands that seem to be building better corneys we can look for? On my research to date, if buying new kegs, I would ensure that they originate from AEB in Italy and are of the "NC" type. NC means "non-Coca Cola" and so will be ball-lock kegs. Even if they do originate from AEB, che...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: second batch on new system
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Australia

Re: second batch on new system

Definitely go as goul suggests. If you sparge, you are losing the main beauty of BIAB and costing yourself more work for no gain. Just as an aside, myself and many others here moved from three-vessel to Single-Vessel All-Grain (Pure BIAB); one member even had a home-built hermes that cost him hours ...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: well it happened again
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Australia

Re: well it happened again

Another good read. Thanks Jamato. I reckon you have enough experience to be able to get close to it again. And, next time, you'll have the numbers for the rest of us :thumbs: Muggy, with the BIABacus, treat it like a hotdog - don't try to eat it in one mouthful. Grab a beer and explore sections A, B...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: Beer Appreciation (incl. Fault Identification)
Topic: Tasting a 115 Year-Old Beer (That is not a typo)
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Australia

Re: Tasting a 115 Year-Old Beer (That is not a typo)

It certainly was "wonder-full" Jamato!

mally, spam PM sinkas until he answers :lol:. He did spend a long time looking for one in good condition though and I believe he finally found this one two years ago on eBay.
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Whoops, screwed the pooch..Big Time
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Australia

Re: Whoops, screwed the pooch..Big Time

Got some good laughs reading the above :lol:. Nottingham is scary! I've only read the above through once so if I get something wrong, let me know. If you used the directions given with the kit, you'll end up with a high OG for sure because, without doubt, the kit will be based on a "generic" kettle ...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: Cleaning and Sanitisation
Topic: craft master keg cleaner
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Australia

Re: craft master keg cleaner

ShorePoints always writes excellent posts :thumbs:. Only thing I'll add, for newer readers, is that the final step in any cleaning/sanitisation process should be a "no-rinse" sanitiser. So, time, temperature, agitation and chemicals that act as wetting agents, usually alkalines, all assist cleaning ...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: Beer Appreciation (incl. Fault Identification)
Topic: Tasting a 115 Year-Old Beer (That is not a typo)
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Australia

Re: Tasting a 115 Year-Old Beer (That is not a typo)

Sorry I haven't written the following details sooner - one of those weeks :interesting: History of 1902 King's Ale (Bass Barley Wine) "A lead sealed and original English pint of 1902 Bass King's Ale. This famous brew is a batch of Bass No. 1 which was started by Edward VII during a visit to the brew...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: Chilling
Topic: chilling in a freezer
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Australia

Re: chilling in a freezer

Sorry you've been waiting for a reply for so long mick. Probably one of those times when everyone is busy and, I know the site is having problems with email notifications. Hopefully you will be notified of my reply? Your question is a bit hard to answer. It's not badly written or anything. In fact, ...

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