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by the-erl
2 years ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: First recipe creation. Mosaic Hell IIPA
Replies: 7
Views: 1853

I'd be interested to know how this one turned out???

Cheers,

Erl :peace:
by the-erl
2 years ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: BIAB #2 - ESB
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

Hey guys, thanks for the feedback. I brewed this nearly a year and a half back and from what I remember and some bad notes (my notes have since dramatically improved) that I've found, it turned out rather nice, not really as dark as I would have wanted, but that is just inexperience, and a little un...
by the-erl
2 years ago
Forum: Bottling
Topic: BIABacus Bulk Priming Calculator
Replies: 15
Views: 6501

Cheers Joshua, I try to condition at a temp a few degrees higher than fermenting temp (only been one occasion when i haven't been able to) and so far only brewed ales so conditioning around 26°C. Got the bottled beers in my fermenting fridge with the temp set at 30°C at the moment and will leave em ...
by the-erl
2 years ago
Forum: Bottling
Topic: BIABacus Bulk Priming Calculator
Replies: 15
Views: 6501

Hi All, Interesting topic :think: I've been using the Biabacus priming calc since making the move to all grain BIAB brewing and have found most, not all, to be a little flatter than I expected. I bottled my last brew yesterday evening and used the temp priming calculator V2, in your post PP, to comp...
by the-erl
2 years ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: Adding salts/minerals to boiled water?
Replies: 4
Views: 2325

Cheers Guys :thumbs:

:peace:
by the-erl
2 years ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: First AG and BIAB brew - salts/acid addition needed??
Replies: 17
Views: 4934

And Of Course John Palmer is wrong as he is in http://www.howtobrew.com/section1/chapter4-1.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; JMHO Joshua, in the article you have hyper linked there is no mention that sodium metabisulfite or as the article states 'potassium metabisulfite' neutrali...
by the-erl
2 years ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: First AG and BIAB brew - salts/acid addition needed??
Replies: 17
Views: 4934

I haven't been able to find any evidence that states sodium metabisulfate removes chlorine, but it definitely removes chlorimine. I have sent an email to a friend of mine who is a chemical engineer at a water treatment plant in Adelaide who will be able to confirm for me.

Cheers,

Erl
by the-erl
2 years ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: Adding salts/minerals to boiled water?
Replies: 4
Views: 2325

Adding salts/minerals to boiled water?

Hi Guys, I live in Auckland and our water supply is pretty good other than approx. .8 to 1.3 ppm of chlorine. As I work for a water company I'm in the process of getting my hands on a activated carbon filter to treat the water before using to brew but in the meantime I'll boil the water the night be...
by the-erl
2 years ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: First AG and BIAB brew - salts/acid addition needed??
Replies: 17
Views: 4934

Hi Guys, Campden tablets will not remove chlorine from water only chloramine. To remove chlorine either run it through a activated carbon filter or boil it. I use sodium thiosulphate at work to neutralise chlorine in water supplies before discharging to the environment, however I'm not sure if this ...
by the-erl
3 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First AG, Mini-BIAB stovetop - recipe review request
Replies: 27
Views: 5787

Nice one Mally :salute:
by the-erl
3 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First AG, Mini-BIAB stovetop - recipe review request
Replies: 27
Views: 5787

Hey mally,
Probably better to copy it to the new 1.3K Biabacus
Where can I find BIABacus 1.3k? I have the i version.
Is there somewhere this gets posted when it is updated?
Sorry to hi-jack your thread Patrick, well done on your first brew :thumbs:

Cheers, erl :drink:
by the-erl
3 years ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: Kia ora from East of the Tasman
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

Hey Woodchip, I'm up here in Auckland :) Only been BIABing since last July but I've got 7 under my belt and love the process. Iv'e only used Gladfield malt once, it was the ale malt, but it was a good brew so wouldn't have a problem recommending that grain. Let us know how you get on with your first...
by the-erl
3 years ago
Forum: The Boil (Sweet Liquor to Wort)
Topic: From Kettle to Fermentor?
Replies: 9
Views: 4093

Thanks everyone for the really helpful points :thumbs: 1. During the boil, skim off the "hot break" that forms just after the hard boil starts. 2. Use a fining agent such as whirl-floc, or Irish Moss near the end of your boil. Irish Moss at 10 min left I think, and Whirl-floc at 5 min left I think. ...
by the-erl
3 years ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Dry hopping - does anyone squeeze?
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Cheers chaps! :P I'm going to give squeezing a go on the batch I've got on at the moment and see how it goes. I don't use a hop sack for dry hoping. I just dump the hops into the primary and let them sink or float. If I am reusing the yeast cake I use a secondary and dry hop there. I can't seem to g...
by the-erl
3 years ago
Forum: The Boil (Sweet Liquor to Wort)
Topic: From Kettle to Fermentor?
Replies: 9
Views: 4093

From Kettle to Fermentor?

I've so far got about 6 BIAB's under my belt and I'm loving the whole process but along with a few other questions, for another time and thread, when it comes to moving the wort from the kettle to the FV I have a few issues :scratch: . I haven't got an immersion chiller so I use my bath and sit my 5...
by the-erl
3 years ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Dry hopping - does anyone squeeze?
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Dry hopping - does anyone squeeze?

Just wondering if anyone squeezes the hop sock after dry hopping? I just dry hopped with just over 200g of hops and lost a fair bit of wort, so was contemplating squeezing the next time :think: just a bit concerned about infection and creating a cloudy beer? Any thoughts or experiences :?: Cheers, Erl
by the-erl
4 years ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: Why does using hop sock affect grain quantity in BIABacus?
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Awesome, thanks guys :thumbs: The link was very useful, cheers MS! I've not used any other brewing software, only the BIABacus, so I'm obviously bias but it's a bloody good tool I'm sure you'll agree :clap: I think all those involved in developing it need a big pat on the back and a beer :salute:. H...
by the-erl
4 years ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: Why does using hop sock affect grain quantity in BIABacus?
Replies: 3
Views: 1664

Why does using hop sock affect grain quantity in BIABacus?

I just finished my 3rd BIAB and so am still getting used to the BIABacus. I think its an amazing tool and really appreciate all the hard work that must have gone into it! The more I use it I'm sure the more questions I'll have and hopefully there'll be someone on here to give me some answers or poin...
by the-erl
4 years ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: BIAB #2 - ESB
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

BIAB #2 - ESB

Well, going to get my 2nd BIAB on this weekend. I've not picked up any of the ingredients yet so thought I'd post the recipe and see if anyone had any comments or pointers for me? I've based it on an extract brew I did quite a while ago which turned out rather nice. BIABacus Pre-Release 1.3 RECIPE R...
by the-erl
4 years ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: First BIAB!
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Thats a great tip, cheers PP :salute:

I'll grab one before my next brew! I'll let you know how it goes :thumbs:

Erl
by the-erl
4 years ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: First BIAB!
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Thanks for the pointers PP, much appreciated! I'll look into these for the next brew day, hopefully a couple of weeks time. Sorry it's taken so long to reply, flat tack at work at the mo then home to a toddler and a pregnant wife, don't get too much time to myself :roll: As for the rolling boil, wel...
by the-erl
4 years ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: First BIAB!
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Well, what a day! Kicked off just after 7 am. Got the water up to strike temp, just over 70 degrees C, then added the grain. Checked the temp and it was 68. In the past the extract brews i've done have lost about 3-4 degrees but this time only 2. I was a bit concerned as I thought it might be a touc...
by the-erl
4 years ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: First BIAB!
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Thanks guys,

I've just started this brew :party: I'll definitely mash for 90 minutes thanks for the advice!

It's going to be an interesting day, I'm excited and nervous at the same time :argh:

Cheers

Erl
by the-erl
4 years ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: First BIAB!
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

First BIAB!

Hi, this is going to be my first BIAB so I thought I'd better post it to see if anyone could see any glaring mistakes? I've put the recipe together myself using extract experience and looking at other recipes. BIABacus Pre-Release 1.3 RECIPE REPORT BIAB Recipe Designer, Calculator and Scaler. (Pleas...
by the-erl
4 years ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: How Did You Find the Registration Process?
Replies: 88
Views: 30622

Hi,

I didn't find the registration too taxing, although I'm not sure all the information sunk in. It looks to be a fantastic site with plenty of quality information. Really looking forward to spending more tim here at the site!

Cheers,

Erl

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