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  1. J

    No Chill cubes

    Wow a few years! Cheers for the replies guys Jay
  2. J

    No Chill cubes

    Having read another post on a UK forum about no chill cubes (I've used these for most of my AG brews) Was wondering how long people have left the wort in the cube for? I usually brew the beer put into a cube, let it cool to room temp around 24 hours then transfer into a fermenter and pitch the...
  3. J

    Dedicated Grainfather Guide, Problems and Solutions Thread

    I just sit mine on the floor without issue. Jay
  4. J

    Dedicated Grainfather Guide, Problems and Solutions Thread

    Cheers Killer Brew, great idea only watched a Youtube video about this the other day! Jay
  5. J

    Dedicated Grainfather Guide, Problems and Solutions Thread

    Cheers for the responses, interesting :) Ill try adding extra mash water next time I do a small grain bill, but as butisitart says can happen on any size grain bill. Jay :)
  6. J

    Dedicated Grainfather Guide, Problems and Solutions Thread

    Cheers All :) Well I done my second brew today on the GF, it was a small grain bill of 3.7kg, so called for 13.49l of mash water, anyway the pump seemed to suck in air whilst circulating the mash, this did not happen on my first brew. It created quite alot of foam. I stopped and started the...
  7. J

    PET vs glass.

    I know its been said before, but I've had no issues with carbonation in PET, must be the seals or under primed, or as you say to eager to drink them :) Cheers Jay
  8. J

    Stuck fermentation

    Id say the FG might be the lowest it will get, some of my more heavy beers have finished well above 1.010 and tasted spot on :) Jay
  9. J

    Kettle volume etching

    You learn something everyday! Cheers for the link, would never have thought of that! I'm tired of measuring out water in a Jug for my urn! Jay
  10. J

    Cheap and cheerful beer line cleaner

    Was only looking at one of those garden pumps the other day! Think ill get one and make a line cleaner just need to get hold of a cheap fitting. Cheers Jay
  11. J


    Hi guys, Im a member of a few home brew forums mainly UK based ones where I live. But found this after researching the GrainFather. Not been brewing long around 4 years but love it! Cheers Jay
  12. J

    My website

    Hi guys, after a drunken birthday night i purchased a web domain and space, with no web building experience; was born! It has everything home brew related on it including some recipes and it features my pub shed 'The Dog House' which i built to drink my home brew...
  13. J

    Using a 40L Electric Urn for BIAB - a guide

    Great info Bribie, ive been using the BIAB method for few years and not had one bad batch. The only difference being i used no hoist, just lifted the bag into a spare fermenter bucket on top of a colander to drain the remaining wort or sparge some water over it. Then pour that back into the urn...
  14. J

    First AG brew

    Looking good!
  15. J

    Dedicated Grainfather Guide, Problems and Solutions Thread

    Hi guys, Having read all the pages on this thread, i decided to take the plunge with the GrainFather. Im so glad i did, best bit of kit ive purchased to date! Ive written a review on my first brew on a blog, it can be found on my site Cheers Jay