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by Aries
2 years ago
Forum: The Boil (Sweet Liquor to Wort)
Topic: Can't bring new BIAB kettle to the boil on stove
Replies: 3
Views: 5439

Do you have your kettle insulated? I put camping mats or something like that around my kettle. Just take care that it cant burn.

Example:
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by Aries
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Wiring an stc 1000 temp. controller for cooling.
Replies: 22
Views: 23128

This version from Inkbird works fine (for my region i got 220/230V), just wired one a few days ago. You can choose weather you like to display Celsius or Fahrenheit. Documentation here, see downloads section.
by Aries
2 years ago
Forum: Chilling
Topic: Chilling in the fermenter
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Despite my positive expierience with filling the wort into the fermenter after boil is finished, i´m going to try this cube no-chill method. The storage factor seems very interesting to me. When the wort is coold in the cube, is it an accuarte aerating to let it splash into the fermenterbucket? Unti...
by Aries
2 years ago
Forum: Chilling
Topic: Chilling in the fermenter
Replies: 11
Views: 1973

Hi Jube, i do this the same way. Turn off heat, let it cool a bit to minimize turbulence and then whirpool. After whirpool i wait some minutes to drop the trub which will accumulate in the middle of the kettle due to the whirpooleffect. The transfer the still hot wort to my fermentor. Works fine, th...
by Aries
2 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated eBIAB System
Replies: 24
Views: 11132

Was a little busy building a hopefully better version. The system shown before did work, but it was to complicated, especially the cage to hold the bag and cleaning the stirrer. I tested this build on a little 20L kettle while running my bigger non-BIAB system for a while. I was satisfied with this ...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated eBIAB System
Replies: 24
Views: 11132

I hope you aren't letting the tech side of things get too out of control though :). Guess i wont. That was just part of my old system and i wanted to be able to use it, no use for things getting dusty :think: To get back to the efficieny "problem" - i should really make some more batches with a con...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated eBIAB System
Replies: 24
Views: 11132

DS18B20_TemosensorUSB.JPG Yeah, next batch is going to be Tempcontrolled again :thumbs: Best is: didnt had to solder it, thats was a big offence last time with nothing but the small DS18B20 and a RJ11 cable. (this was nearly ready to use, just the luster terminal connected with the right cable stri...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated eBIAB System
Replies: 24
Views: 11132

As the time before, i did a mashout at 76 °C for 10 minutes :)

When i got the temp.control running again, i will make an update here.
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated eBIAB System
Replies: 24
Views: 11132

Wow, i got a 80,4% EIK and 76% EIF - about 11L with 1.052 OG from 2,5kg grains :thumbs: Very nice brewday, looking forward to my renewed temperaturecontrol. My first BIAB batch, a smoked Ale, turned out good. Guess the stirring got me some more % efficiency. I love BIAB :love: Chilling over night, t...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated eBIAB System
Replies: 24
Views: 11132

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQbuuc0symg

Short video while mashing. Works fine, but a different bag would be better - one with a round bottom.

First time using BIABacus - starting to like it :)
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated eBIAB System
Replies: 24
Views: 11132

Here we go, some more pictures of my stirrer: IMG_0203.JPG IMG_0201.JPG IMG_0202.JPG This is the power supply for the motor: IMG_0200.JPG Im going to make a batch today using the stirrer but not the automated temperaturecontrol - my sensor is broken. Getting a new one from China...in some weeks i gu...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated eBIAB System
Replies: 24
Views: 11132

Excellent stuff, this is what I'm trying to build and the wiper motor really ticks the box! I hadn't thought of using one of them. If I may I ask a few questions? What are you using as a power supply for the motor? The current draw must be considerable so most 12V power sources would be inadequate....
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Harvesting yeast from German beers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Here is a list of some that should work. Fresh produced would work better. (including some Beglian Beers aswell) Untergärig Bayreuther Aktienbrauerei Zwick'l Kellerbier Gemünder Brauerei (Eifel) Eifeler Landbier Haake Beck Kräusen Hachenburger Urtrüb Hacker-Pschorr Kellerbier Loscher Münchsteinacher...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated eBIAB System
Replies: 24
Views: 11132

If the Screw is not Stainless steel, it will corrode, and add rust and metal Salts to the wort. This corroded screw on the picture is not in contact with the wort, but i will replace it. Screws used in the cage are stainless steel. Cage is aluminium, screws stainless steel. Easy to work with and ch...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated eBIAB System
Replies: 24
Views: 11132

Automated eBIAB System

So i had some time to build the cage to hold the bag at the egdes of the kettle: cage_for_bag.jpg Here the inside with the motorized stirrer: motorized_stirrer_insidekettle.jpg motor_stirrer_view.jpg Control is based on USB via my small Netbook. Not yet tested with the BIAB, but well as a 3-tier sys...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: First BIAB - bad efficiency - bag to small?
Replies: 26
Views: 5585

Yes, thats it :) By the way you "KNOW" your FG by lettig a small sample ferment faster at higher temperature. Back to topic: Made my new bag and i´m just brewing with it. After removing the bag from the kettle, i got 18L with about 10.2 °P (thats 1.041) - would be a 73% efficiency into boil. Thats b...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: Gas-Fired BIAB
Topic: My first BIAB
Replies: 5
Views: 3404

Nice one :thumbs: But your recipe, as PP mentioned, is not fitting the "German Pilsener" style. 100% Pilsener Malt, maybe some Caramalt, hops are wrong at all. Saaz would fit for the czech style. Yeast is not the best one if u want a dry Pilsener, for a malty one its ok. And your fermentationtempera...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: First BIAB - bad efficiency - bag to small?
Replies: 26
Views: 5585

No thats something different. Not adding anything.

And i neither want to do that, did that already as mentioned some years ago. just wanted to know if there is something like a synonym.
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: First BIAB - bad efficiency - bag to small?
Replies: 26
Views: 5585

It sounds like you mean krausening or using speise to prime bottles (for carbonation) Exactly NOT using "Speise" for carbonation. "Speise" is a part of the wort not added to the fermentation, what is "krausening"? (thats not a german word). Otherwise can you offer a better alternative to translate?...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated multi step BIAB
Replies: 10
Views: 5591

I only Step/ramp mash, since I use a lot of oats or corn/rice in my recipes. In most classic German-Hefeweizen Beers is a need of a "ferulic acid" -mashing step. And i have to disagree with: Each step is timed from 10 minute to 35 minutes, so there is not a lot of stirring. If u want a really dry b...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: First BIAB - bad efficiency - bag to small?
Replies: 26
Views: 5585

If, for some reason, you want to know your fermentor efficiency as well then just tip what trub is left in the kettle after transferring to the fermentor into some sort of measuring jug. Your end of boil volume X 0.96 - kettle trub will be your volume into fermentor. Put that number in as your volu...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: Automated multi step BIAB
Replies: 10
Views: 5591

Hi, that is something i thought of, too. I already got a motorized stirrer for my kettle including a PC-USB-based automatic for the temperaturcontrol. I used that for my old 3-kettle brewingsystem i cant use anymore. I´d just need to build something to hold the bag straight in the kettle. And i need...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: First BIAB - bad efficiency - bag to small?
Replies: 26
Views: 5585

the numbers you used to get of 80 and 87% on your old brews will have definitely come from a 'correct' calculator not the German one Sure, i converted my old numbers with your linked calculator ;) Keep it Simple On your next brew, remember to not only measure your volume into fermentor but also you...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: First BIAB - bad efficiency - bag to small?
Replies: 26
Views: 5585

Thank you a lot :thumbs: I guess im going to find out, why everyone (!) is using this (maybe just old?) method of calculating efficiency in Germany. Anyway, with my old system i got numbers between 80% and 87% based on "Brew House Efficiency - An all inclusive measure of efficiency, which counts all...
by Aries
4 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: First BIAB - bad efficiency - bag to small?
Replies: 26
Views: 5585

The calculator you linked gives me 66%, right. (not all malts i used in this batch are available in the list - German Wheat Malt smoked with oak wood ( this ) for example - i used the normal "wheat malt", guess thats ok, i used a belgian "peated" malt, too) I guess the difference is "the individual ...

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