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    High Final Gravity

    Just so the more experienced fellas here can give you a better answer maybe provide what temperature you fermented at and how long they were left for and maybe the original gravity of your batches so you can get a better answer. I would be thinking if you started brewing in a temp controlled...
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    Kettle volume etching

    Positive to kettle yep and yep had plenty salt mixed in. Gonna have to try a power supply I reckon. Maybe better vinegar as was only cheap stuff
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    Kettle volume etching

    Hi all so I gave this a try on my kettle lid yesterday. Not sure if I did something wrong but didn't do anything. First patch I tried left a little colour change. Next patch I tried nothing at all. Is my solution not strong enough or any ideas. I used a 9 volt battery and Coles brand vinegar. Cheers
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    New grain mill - hand crank vs drill power?

    Hi all, figured I'd post in here as its about milling and grain crush. First time crushing and just looking for advice as to if I'm on the right track. It's set at keycard width, hand milled and my mash tun has a copper manifold. Cheers Chris
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    Lets talk roller mills

    Hi all. This is my first attempt at milling my grain and first all grain brew so just seeing if I'm on the right track for the crush. I set my mill to the width of a credit card and hand milled. I have a esky with a copper manifold for mashing. Cheers
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    Mash volume question

    Quick update, I checked the loss in my mash tun, 350 ml approx. may be different once I'm mashing grain not just water but we see. I leave approx 4 litres in my kettle as the tap is quite high and have no dip tube. I may need to fix this before brew day as I think that's too much. Cheers
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    Mash volume question

    Ok thanks for your advice. I have a copper manifold for my esky which I will check the loss I get tonight, I have a 50 litre converted keg which doesn't have a dip tube so will be a few litres left after draining as I don't know what will happen with the whirlpool and trub cone etc but will...
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    Mash volume question

    http://www.brewmart.com.au/brewmart-shop/PDF/ITEMS/13090-milled.pdf
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    Mash volume question

    And how would I do that with the sparge as well. Would I have to drain that into another pot before I drain into my keggle as that would have the first mash drained into it cheers
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    Mash volume question

    My apologies I've stuffed up me whole post. Reading the wrong recipe as I bought three kits. It's a 23 L boil and 19L ferment. But still get my answer on the grain ratio. When you say to recycle the wort are you meaning drain the mash, pour back into mash tun, stir, recirculate then drain it...
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    Mash volume question

    Ducatiboy I just saw the rest of your comment regarding leftover wort cheers
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    Mash volume question

    Antiphile no biab full all grain mash and boil and I'm pretty sure it was 22 litres in fermenter. Those details are at home at the moment
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    Mash volume question

    Ok cool so would I also sparge that ratio even if it means sparge twice is that what you mean
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    Mash volume question

    Sorry in the second calculations say 15.07 of sparge water not 10.76
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    Mash volume question

    Hi all I am about to attempt my first all grain this weekend and have a few questions I can't find answers to. I have a recipe kit from a brew shop, it has a grain bill of 4.31 kg. The recipe states a boil volume of 28 litres. I intend to batch sparge in my esky. If I do equal volume sparge...
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    Frozen Kegs

    Would be interesting to know the result for future if you would kindly let us know. Cheers Chris
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    Frozen Kegs

    I would say you shouldn't need to regas as none has escaped. But taste test will be the judge Chris
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    How Should I Store A Filled Keg?

    I prime mine with dextrose for a few reasons, save a little gas, maturation, and I don't have space in the kegerator to keep all kegs cold so store them in the cupboard the same as my bottles. Chris
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    Kegerator Issues ? Noob Q's Inside

    Scroll back up to what mxd said and do some research. You may have overcarbed or it may just need some more time I'm not sure. I was trying to crank pressure up to 30 odd psi for a couple days then let it sit at pouring pressure but was hit and miss so now I just leave it at pouring pressure for...
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    How Should I Store A Filled Keg?

    I fit three kegs in my fridge and other 4 sit in the office cupboard. I prime mine with dextrose and leave in cupboard to carbonate. No problems so far after a few months. Chris
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