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Brewing Potsize

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  • Is there anywhere to buy a 30L induction brewpot in Ireland?

    http://www.hughjordan.com/en/336-litre-pujadas-stainless-steel-stockpot

    You can get almost anything once you have the readies for it




  • That's steep alright, will look in the UK so.




  • My brew has been fermenting now for 2 days, do you think it's too cold? I have it wrapped in a blanket. FNaB3wH.jpg




  • no - 18 is perfect.




  • So I plan on dry hopping this, I've a couple of questions.

    When fermentation finishes, should the krausen/foam fall into the beer so I can see liquid at the top of the fermentor?

    I bought a nylon hop bag, I was planning on putting the dry hop pellets into this and just throwing on top of the beer. Do I need to weigh down the bag? (Seeing plenty of opinions on this online)


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  • should the krausen/foam fall into the beer so I can see liquid at the top of the fermentor?
    It will.
    I was planning on putting the dry hop pellets into this and just throwing on top of the beer.
    I don't see the point of putting pellets in a bag. The pellets will just break apart anyway.




  • So I'll just chuck the pellets on top when fermentation finishes, planning on dry hopping for 5 days all in the primary FV.

    Next stage question - I'm going to syphon the beer into a bottling FV, but before I do I'm going to dilute the appropriate amount of corn sugar with water and pour into the bottling FV to carbonate the beer. Give it a gentle stir so as not to airate the beer, leave sit for 10mins then start bottling.
    Does this sound correct?




  • So I'll just chuck the pellets on top when fermentation finishes, planning on dry hopping for 5 days all in the primary FV.

    Next stage question - I'm going to syphon the beer into a bottling FV, but before I do I'm going to dilute the appropriate amount of corn sugar with water and pour into the bottling FV to carbonate the beer. Give it a gentle stir so as not to airate the beer, leave sit for 10mins then start bottling.
    Does this sound correct?

    I never bother stirring it, if you syphon on top of the sugar solution it'll mix up grand. Otherwise, sounds good.




  • Use a bag with pellet hops, they are a pain in the arse when siphoning into your bottle bucket




  • RasTa wrote: »
    Use a bag with pellet hops, they are a pain in the arse when siphoning into your bottle bucket
    So it's easier to take the bag off the top of the beer before syphoning?

    I bought an auto syphon, I assume I put that half way into the FV so I don't disturb the sediment at the bottom.


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  • RasTa wrote: »
    Use a bag with pellet hops, they are a pain in the arse when siphoning into your bottle bucket
    I'll defer to your experience on this one :)
    I bought an auto syphon, I assume I put that half way into the FV so I don't disturb the sediment at the bottom.
    Put it right down to the base. It's designed so it doesn't suck up what's on the bottom.




  • boil the sugar/water solution, or it could introduce infection




  • RasTa wrote: »
    Use a bag with pellet hops, they are a pain in the arse when siphoning into your bottle bucket
    Do you put a sanitized spoon or something in the bag to weigh it down or not?




  • Do you put a sanitized spoon or something in the bag to weigh it down or not?

    I use a few snooker balls




  • RasTa wrote: »
    I use a few snooker balls

    Surely OTT? I've found a single spoon in the bag is enough to weigh it down.




  • So my OG was about 1.04, just tested it there and its 1.008 so about 4.2% which I'm happy with.

    Thing is the beer is quite cloudy in the tester, anything I can do to help clear it? I don't have a spare fridge to cold crash.




  • bottle it then put the bottles in the fridge is the only thing that you can do really now.




  • Treadhead wrote: »
    Surely OTT? I've found a single spoon in the bag is enough to weigh it down.

    The bag I use is pretty big so just floats if I add a spoon.




  • Update on this, Fermentation has finished, I threw the bag of hops in earlier with a sanitised spoon (need something heavier next time)

    Does it look ok?

    IMAG0389.jpg


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