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How about.. Paul Revere's Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow And thus the origins of my fictional brewing company's name ;) . :scratch: :think: :argh: :thumbs: LOL you idiots widdley: Please do at least 10 posts a day :). Shit, thats 400 pages of text... My employer ain't going to be too happy about t...

Hey RL, Tis the yeast I tell you! If your using US05 I found its a pain to clear in this brew unless you use some of the voodoo products. Not familiar enough to know whether No.5 always behaves like this or just for the GA (with wheat etc) - i'm sure I could make reference to colloids here if I was ...

Hey Shib, I know a little trick that will help you out (force carbing)... Not sure who originally worked this out but it works a treat... Given you've got no fridge space, just pressurize the keg a little and bleed for a bit to expel air and ensure that the gas space is all CO2 and that the lid seal...

Well done guys :!: And love the recipe too Ralph, finally instructions that make sense :lol: MH4 16/05/2010 Mashout Decoction didn't reach mashout temps (probably should've been thin), so I proceeded to: Dunk Sparge/ Mashout in the MaxiBIAB style anyway! No- chilled in an incompletely- filled 25L cu...

Hey Skinah good to here from you!, You'll find going AG (BIAB style) is the best decision you've ever made :D Those cheap ebay urns appear do have a mixed history... some people have been really lucky with them while others have blown them up after a few brews :( . Hopefully yours will go forever, i...

my pot only has a plug that fits into the heating element. not dial or thermostat. so i can't really up the boil at all. You really need a good rolling boil... Or so I'm led to believe ;) There was a recent topic on the AHB forum LINK HERE which is worth a read... There is a lot of arm waiving, but...

Since PPs not around, I'm going to try and channel his wisdom :ugeek: , and if anything below is incorrect blame him :P Firstly, if you've still got all your fingers and the house didn't burn down then its not really a major screw-up ;) Your 'urn' looks a similar shape to mine (mine has a diameter o...

Thanks guys :) I guess I'm trying to trim the day back a bit i.e. if I don't have to wait for the break to settle to the bottom then I can drain and save around 15 mins... I use an urn so its pretty easy to flick the tap to drain, but leaves about 3 litres behind unless I tilt at the end (in which c...

No -chill and trub management

I NC'd my last batch and am a definite convert :D This may be a dumb question but... If I No-Chill, do I need to worry about excluding the kettle trub? I figure that I should be able to just empty the whole kettle into the cube, and allow all the break material to settle out in its own time, then tr...

Anyways, guess I better start working out how much it costs to build one of these things for the interested parties One? Mate, with the orders that are going to come flying in, your going to have to give up your day job :D Just don't hand out any personal details on here or you're going to have peo...

I found if you get rid of the girlfriend, this creates space for another fridge. If I got rid of the girlfriend, the wife would think she had won the arguement... but if I could negotiate another 2 fridges :idea: :D You might ask, "What do you do for sex?" Luckily here in Australia we have the QLD ...

I wouldn't bother splitting it... Flip a coin and hop the whole batch on the outcome... Fair point... Ok I've flipped a coin and it appears my destiny (this time round) is to French press, should be ready to drop to the secondary by the weekend. ...folks often rave about hydrometer samples being si...

@ Hashie, The current batch is force carbonated as I am impatient and natural conditioning demands a level of self control :roll: I've got a couple of weeks off at the end of September so hopefully I can brew enough to actually allow a decent amount of conditioning. Well at least let the primary fer...

Ok, here are some tasting notes. - annotated with more dumb things I did on my first batch :? Day 7 - aroma slightly citrus and a bit earthy, initial flavour lightly sweet, followed by a bit of a sour finish that was short and moderately astringent. Gravity stabilised on about day 5 and didn't drop ...

LOL, Tell her you are like an elite athlete that has to suffer in order to strive for the ultimate goal. My wife thinks I have a real problem and sees this forum as the root of all evil :twisted: She has noticed the correlation between me spending time reading posts and then going off and doing some...

UPDATE: Had a taste last night... ... and while still very young the flavours are starting to settle down and there are no real signs of anything nasty in there. Which is quite amazing given my complete lack of attention to hygene (I even found a little garden soil in the bottom of the fermenter :? ...

Great post BB,

I recommend you buy another Urn then you'll have a 'proper' 3 vessel system :lol:

Question: There has been a lot of debate on the varous Australian forums re: Birko versus Crown. Now that you have both sitting side by side, do you have a preference :?:

cheers,
Dave

Great work SacSoul, Reading the earlier part of this thread, it would have certainly crossed my mind more than once to just cut my losses and start again... Your persistance is inspiring, and to me embodies the true spirit of the craft :!: I recommend putting a few bottles of this batch down somewhe...

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