AHB Articles: Fermenting Directly in the No-chill Cube

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  1. manticle

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    Posted 20/10/17
    No reason you can't do with a kit if you have cubes and they fit better in your fridge.
    Main reason for the article is because many all grain no chill practicioners wait till cubed wort is cool, then transfer. This is about reducing vessels, cleaning, space, etc.
     
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    Posted 21/10/17
    Thanks mate and also for the PM.
    Cheers
     
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    Posted 12/12/17
    I can’t access the original article but the only thing I need to work out is how to transfer to the keg. Have you been using a tap the same way you would for a normal fermenter or does that suck up too much trub?
    Cheers
     
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    Posted 12/12/17
    Exactly the same. Silicon hose, cube, tap - keg.

    If you cc and allow good settling time, you'll leave most trub behind as per ordinary fermenter. One advantage of cubes is you can tighten the lid when you hit FG and minimise oxygen exposure.
     
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    Posted 12/12/17
    Any chance of republishing the original article. The link doesn't open it. Must be a migration issue.
     
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    Posted 12/12/17
    It is a migration issue - all the articles seem to be fucked.
    Unfortunately I wrote it a long time ago and have no idea if the original article is anywhere I can find.
    Concept is simple enough though and I'm happy to answer any questions.
     
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    Posted 12/12/17
    This site is like magic...
    https://web.archive.org/web/2014030...siehomebrewer.com:80/articles/article197.html

     
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    Posted 12/12/17
    Does this look right
    1. Tap cube
    2. No chill like normal
    3. Open lid and let oxygen in and shake the shit out of it
    4. Repeat step 3
    5. Pitch hydrated yeast
    6. Fermente and CC like normal
    7. Transfer to keg like normal
     
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    Posted 12/12/17
    Yep.

    Thanks Lionman.
    Might be a way to fix the wiki section.
     
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    Posted 12/12/17
    So will this work on the blue 20l bunnings jerrys. I get 21-23 litres in them and worried about head space and krausen blow over.
    Do you retighten the lid when cold crashing?
    I have read a few pages of this thread, guess trying is better than wondering.
     
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    Posted 12/12/17
    Krausen can blow over - a good clean and spray with starsan sorts that. Yes I tighten the lid as soon as I know I’ve hit fg.
     
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    Posted 18/1/18 at 9:21 AM
    Often a gym sock will do as well
     
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