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  1. A3k

    Hey mate, I have a 5L mini keg that I had issues with, and put in the spreadsheet that was...

    Hey mate, I have a 5L mini keg that I had issues with, and put in the spreadsheet that was created. I contacted you when the issue started, but haven't heard anything since, and hasn't been on the forefront of my mind as I haven't been brewing. Where are you at with the replacements? cheers
  2. A3k

    Mini Keg Discussion / Mods / Show Off - Dedicated Thread

    My BBIV 5L had heaps of black grease inside (and a couple of smallish rust spots that I’m not too worried about). I used napisan and boiling water about 3 times and Startsan a few times. I used soap and water soak, nothing made a difference, didn’t really change the colour of the liquid either...
  3. A3k

    Tripel Karmeliet clone

    sounds good hairydog I made the beer on Monday and cubed, haven't pitched yet, so will respond with the results. cheers
  4. A3k

    Mini Keg Bulk Buy MKIV

    That esky setup is awesome.
  5. A3k

    Tripel Karmeliet clone

    Hi Hairydog, did you end up brewing this? I have been following that thread on homebrewtalk for some time with the CSI recipe in mind. I finally go the ingredients and am looking to make on the weekend. As for yeast, I'm planning 3464. Having said that, I'm making a double batch, and have a...
  6. A3k

    Double Batch in 70ltr kettle?

    Hi Brewsta, your system is big enough as others have said. i'd say it's to vigorous or not controlled enough. in my experience, the boilovers usually happen early when you have the gas cranked trying to get to speed, and you haven't reached hot break yet. Or if you've reached a vigorous boil...
  7. A3k

    My Extract Brew Method - please criticise

    c Cheers Dr K, Yeah seems like a very similar process, except they boil a second batch rather than me just mixing it cold. the article reaffirms some of the comments above, particularly the 50IBU limit. When I started this thread, I had a Rye IPA fermenting. It's kegged now and completely out...
  8. A3k

    My Extract Brew Method - please criticise

    Hi PhilipB, I only steeped 500g crystal in the recipe I posted. The 750g pilsner malt in the recipe is extract, and was added once the grains have been removed. This 750 needs to be reduced for hop utilisation, but won't affect the crystal. Cheers Alan
  9. A3k

    Saving time/overnight mashing.

    I did a few experiments mashing in cold with the aim of overnight brewing, but I struggled with the circulation and had enough stuck mashes that I didn’t have enough confidence to do it whilst away from it. Not major stuck mashes, but needed manual intervention. This may be different on a...
  10. A3k

    My Extract Brew Method - please criticise

    thanks for all the feedback guys. I'll stick with it, but might up the boil and reduce the OG. i'll use ians spreasheet to try for a more accurate IBU count. cheers. Al
  11. A3k

    Mini Keg Bulk Buy MKIV

    Hi Zorco, Does this mean that an adaptor isn't included in with a brumby on it's own? [edit] I have entered an additional brumby and disconnect (not in a combo) with the intention of using them with an adaptor. cheers
  12. A3k

    Mini Keg Bulk Buy MKIV

    Hi all, I'm struggling a bit making some decisions, so am after some advice from those with mini keg experience (as i have zero). [edit] submitted somehow before typing the actual questions :) A ) is the flow through a brumby too fast, and will i end up with too much head. B ) has anyone used...
  13. A3k

    My Extract Brew Method - please criticise

    Thanks DB, cheers for the link to the spreadhseet. the IBUs come out at about 30 if I put "Use the Hop Concentration Factor" on. this seems more accurate. i'll have a better play around with it on my next brew. cheers,
  14. A3k

    My Extract Brew Method - please criticise

    Thanks pmcfisher, you make a valid point. To be honest, I don’t really need 50IBU very often, BUT even to get 30IBU, the4L boil, would need to be 150. Beersmith does somewhat modify the IBU based on the size of the boil, but doesn’t work properly for this situation. Maybe I’ll aim to do larger...
  15. A3k

    My Extract Brew Method - please criticise

    Thanks manticle, that's what I thought too. Yeah the beer is actually pretty good. better than I was expecting. The main challenge I have is getting the bitterness correct, as I'm sure it's not as bitter as beersmith states. May also need to add some amount of sugar to dry it out a little, but...
  16. A3k

    My Extract Brew Method - please criticise

    Hi guys, I have been an AGer for about 11 years now, but with 2 young kids, I now struggle for time. I’ve been doing some Extract so I can do it on a week night once kids are asleep, with decent results. I would like to get your take on my method, and if there are any issues, as it’s different...
  17. A3k

    What are you brewing in 2017 ?

    I brewed this on the weekend, currently in fermenter. Based largely on Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA Clones. I’m really looking forward to this beer. Volume: 45L (actually got 52L) OG: 1.064 (actually got 1.059) IBU: 56 Efficiency: 75% (actually 80%) Colour: 21EBC 10kg Gladfield Ale Malt 1.7kg...
  18. A3k

    Soda Stream Adapter and Reg

    Thanks for sorting this out Ziggy. I'm pretty sure I didn't get a second seal either. BUT I wasn't expecting one, so it's possible it was still in the bubble wrap when I threw it out I guess. Thanks again.
  19. A3k

    Soda Stream Adapter and Reg

    Hi Ziggy I tried mine this morning and have the same issue, so you're not going crazy. I don't think a bigger seal is the correct solution. Cheers Aan
  20. A3k

    Mini Keg Bulk Buy MKIV

    I'm keen for a 5L combo too, maybe more. Cheers
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