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I've just started doing a series of small batches in preparation for the winter when I will get back on with the big batches. I'm using a 10 litre pot (approx) from Ikea. I got hold of a nice premade bag from Hambleton Bard. I can get it to the boil in around 10 mins and the great thing is the pot f...

The syphon I have has a copper fitting with a glass ball in it. The replacement hose is very heavy and stays in place. When it's in operation it really makes a loud noise as the glass ball vibrates in the copper fitting. I never leave it unattended when syphoning, heard too many horror stories of lo...

Wow he really likes to complicate things. I could just imagine the pipe falling off and pumping all the liquids onto the floor. And then out came the ice!!! "Spudoinkle" What on earth does that mean? At least he's making real beer but I reckon it must scare off a lot looking at all those pipes and e...

PP I had read the posts about the diameter of the hose on a syphon previously. I fitted a 1/2" diameter platinum cured silicone hose knowing that I wouldn't be putting the hops directly in but using the bag for them. The jiggle syphon hasn't blocked once yet on the 3 brews that I have done no chill....

I have started doing no chill. My kettle has no tap so I use a jiggle syphon. I bought one of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/JIGGLE-SYPHON-DRAINER-EXTRACTOR-SOLVENTS/dp/B00BBVQURE , I then replaced the hose with some silicone hose that could withstand the hot wort. I don't worry about any trub gettin...

I've just managed to get my first 4 ag brews done in the last few weeks and the only significant difference between your method and mine is the length of mash out time. I leave mine for 15 minutes at the higher temp before squeezing the bag, I then leave the bag in a sterile bucket while the pot com...

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