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by PistolPatch
1 day ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2280
Views: 394416
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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
5 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...
Replies: 2280
Views: 394416
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 ...
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Jokes, Forwards & Humourous Links
Replies: 97
Views: 33625
Australia

Re: Jokes, Forwards & Humourous Links

Can we brewers make a "black and tan" using this technique? :shock:
by PistolPatch
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8214
Views: 658791
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

I hardly ever get the chance to read this thread but I love it when I do.I'm only going to acknowledge the last three posts otherwise I won't know where to stop :) Dougal, Tom and Tyrone, thanks for posting and welcome :drink: In reverse order... Tyrone: There is loads of info here but it's hard to ...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I'm thinking of buying a...
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Australia

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

Good point on the FWH Scott. I usually do two simultaneous side by side brews but, on the occasions I don't, I "double-bag" the mash, pull the first bag after the mash which leaves the second one in place as a hop sock. Also liked reading about drawstrings; it reminds me of how many variations peopl...
by PistolPatch
2 weeks ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: BIAB competition success
Replies: 206
Views: 52723
Australia

Re: BIAB competition success

Fantastic JP :thumbs: Good on you :salute:

Public choice is the highest award (most accurate) anyone can get I reckon :peace: I'd love to see every comp have that award.

[Another great post from ShorePoints I see above.]
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: 2280
Views: 394416
Australia

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

Hi Miles, It looks like you are using an old template for a recipe report based on the now redundant "The Calculator." That's the site's fault, not yours. Can you have a crack at filling out as much of The BIABacus as possible and then post your file here? Just have a crack at Sections A, B, C and D...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I'm thinking of buying a...
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Australia

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

Apologies Jam, Just reading my last post and I didn't get the tone right, mainly in the last sentence. This post is one of many that have info on things I've tried but, like Muggy, ended up costing more time. That post also contains a link to another post with pics of one of my rooms full of past ex...
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events
Replies: 180
Views: 43567
Australia

Re: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events

Today's the day :yum:

We have a few spare tickets. If anyone wants one, shoot me a PM :peace:
by PistolPatch
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I'm thinking of buying a...
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Australia

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

At time of writing, I see that the second post of this thread is still blank. I suspect though, that once written, one main aim of this thread is to force us to think logically and carefully before we make a purchase. Jam, somewhere on this forum, you'll see a picture of one room of my small home. I...
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 668
Views: 105594
Australia

Re: Birthday Cheers

Hey Richard, all the best to you mate :thumbs:

Thanks for yet another year of looking after members here - good on you :salute:.

Good to see your drinking skills have improved over the years. May they continue to do so.

:) :party: :drink:
Pat
by PistolPatch
1 month ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events
Replies: 180
Views: 43567
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 month ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Replacing some base malt with DME for a BIG Beer
Replies: 12
Views: 1902
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 month ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events
Replies: 180
Views: 43567
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
1 month ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events
Replies: 180
Views: 43567
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
1 month ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Western Australian BIABrewers and Events
Replies: 180
Views: 43567
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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: I'm thinking of buying a...
Replies: 21
Views: 866
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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: [Solved]: Silcone air-lock not working.
Replies: 17
Views: 2431
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 month ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Lupulin Powder
Replies: 3
Views: 247
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 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Looking for yummy recipes for wife
Replies: 8
Views: 459
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 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First attemp at BIAB
Replies: 13
Views: 781
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
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First Biab, was fun, but had a few hitches
Replies: 18
Views: 1138
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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Looking for yummy recipes for wife
Replies: 8
Views: 459
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
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First attemp at BIAB
Replies: 13
Views: 781
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
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: [Solved]: Silcone air-lock not working.
Replies: 17
Views: 2431
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...

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