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  1. tja1980

    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    Hmmmm have some S-04 in the fridge, how much slower is S-04 don't think I have brewed with that yeast yet. Tristan
  2. tja1980

    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    @Beerlust not sure I noticed that in the mosaic ale I made with it, I just remember it being a bit dry and a tad over bitter. @Otto Von Blotto yeah I have been thinking about switching over to isinglass, agree with you on not dropping over night , was meant to check it last night but got distracted with the powerball mostly me crying cause one person won 107 million Tristan
  3. tja1980

    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    What yeast you using though? US-05 I've noticed lower temps leaves less yeast suspended at the end of fermentation hence being clearer? I was amazed at the last brew I did with Nottingham and that was extremely clear. when I wasn't brewing with tc with US-05, sure cloudy AF.. Tristan
  4. tja1980

    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    Looked pretty clean when I dry hopped it the other day, just about to go and see what it looks like. Tristan
  5. tja1980

    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    Should be cold crashing the Pale when I get home from work tonight, I'll keg and bottle the lefties Saturday, hopefully have the Saison in the FV saturday afternoon. Tristan
  6. tja1980

    Beersmith 3

    Gold gives you three devices Tristan
  7. tja1980

    Beersmith 3

    Gold here too Tristan
  8. tja1980

    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    Just dry hopped with 35g of Saaz (ran out of Summer for this recipe at the start) and 25g of Galaxy (was only meant to be 20g), did a SG reading 1.012 at the moment. See if I can kick off the Saison this weekend. Tristan
  9. tja1980

    What's in your fermenter? 2019

    Kicked off the year with one of me favorite spicy pales, No Rules Pale, its been bubbling away at a nice rate for a few days now, I'll dry hop it with 20g of Galaxy and 35g of Saaz Monday and do a SG reading, hopefully will be crashing it before next weekends out. I'll start me Saison in the morning , may be cutting it short for Australia day. Tristan
  10. tja1980

    Sticking with Mosaic

    Good point lusty, adds pump to shopping list. Tristan
  11. tja1980

    Sticking with Mosaic

    I'll pick up a hop rocket, I can't whirl pool as there is the stick element I put in and the temperature probe gets in the way, after watching the demo it can be used in between the kettle and fermenter transferring by gravity, no need for a pump although that would be ideal as I can recirculate through the pump with the kettle holding temp Love getting brew shop vouchers I'll pick up some MJ tomorrow and kick this brew off, cheers @The Captain1525230099 @Beerlust I just watch Brad Smiths POD casts, mostly on the crapper I agree Blichmann Engineering make some great stuff, was drooling over the Cornical I could put two of these into my existing fridge I can't fit two 30 liter fermenters in not with out upgrading the fridge. Tristan
  12. tja1980

    Show us your current brewing set-up !

    Dam that looks good.
  13. tja1980

    Naturaly carbonated kegs

    Hi Henry, There are calculators to help brewersfriend.com has them, I too am looking into doing it when the kegerator has 3 kegs in it, I want to naturally carb the kegs waiting in the winter. If you are using beer smith, you can select keg carbonation with corn or table sugar and it will give you the amount. Tristan
  14. tja1980

    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    Point ii) should be take the total 10 liters and subtract the post boil which will give you the loss then multiply the loss by 4 for a 60 minute boil. Tristan
  15. tja1980

    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    Put down a All Grain Australian Pale Ale - No Rules - No Chill This is the 2nd All Grain I have done while dialing in the new kettle and mash tun changes I've made. Recipe Specifications -------------------------- Boil Size: 25.85 L (*) Post Boil Volume: 23.96 L (**) Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 L Bottling Volume: 23.00 L Estimated OG: 1.046 SG Estimated Color: 12.3 EBC Estimated IBU: 32.1 IBUs Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.60 % Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 % Boil Time: 60 Minutes Ingredients: ------------ Amt Name Type # %/IBU Volume 4.50 kg (Briess) Pale Malt (2 Row) (7.0 EBC) Grain 1 92.8 % 2.93 L 0.25 kg (Briess) Carapils Malt (2.0 EBC) Grain 2 5.2 % 0.16 L 0.10 kg (Briess) Caramel Munich Malt 60L (120.0 EBC) Grain 3 2.1 % 0.07 L 14.00 g Super Alpha [13.00 %] - First Wort 75.0 min Hop 4 25.2 IBUs - 1.22 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 5 - - 10.00 g Galaxy [14.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 20.0 min, 90 Hop 6 5.0 IBUs - 10.00 g Summer (Summer Saaz) [5.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool Hop 7 2.0 IBUs - 1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 m Yeast 8 - - 35.00 g Summer (Summer Saaz) [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 9 0.0 IBUs - 20.00 g Galaxy [14.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs - Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 4.85 kg ---------------------------- Name Description Step Temperature Step Time Mash In Add 14.65 L of water at 73.5 C 66.7 C 60 min Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 17.06L) of 75.6 C water So was just over my Brew House Efficiency 72% (72.60%), a couple of issues I found: *) I've only accounted for dead space under the false bottom that can't be recovered so I guess this is one part of my dead space loss i) My pre-boil volume came out at 29.50 liters, estimated in Beer Smith was 25.85 liters, I only put 31.5 liters in not 31.71, I'm at a loss as to why the estimate was 25.85, is this due how the grain was milled I'm still trying to work out what the recoverable value would be based on. **) Since modifying the kettle with the electric element this has changed my boil off, which originally based on gas, this is a easy one to resolve. ii) Take enough water to cover the element say 10 liters in my case, bring it to boil for 15 minutes, cut the power put the lid on the kettle and then measure what I have left out of the 10 liters then multiply that by 4. I was happy my mash strike temp was .3 off the estimate, and also my mash efficiency was 97%, with the 1.2 liter top up this hit my estimated OG of 1.046, so yesterday was a successful brew I noted four issues I had three have been resolved, notably the boil off rate still needs to be adjusted. I did have a stuck sparge this added 30 minutes to the mash schedule, purely this was trying to unclog the tube from the pick up on the false bottom to the drain port, I did end up adding an extra 3 liters from the 17 I had in the HLT, this made the mash less gluey but didn't resolve it, blowing up the drain pipe cleared it after a few attempts to where I had a nice flow. There is a little gap where the false bottom isn't quite flat, so I'll take about 10 mm of material off the screen this should fix that Hope these notes help some people out with starting all grain brews Tristan