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Brewing Potsize

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,781 ✭✭✭ Carawaystick


    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


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,607 VinylJunkie


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


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,607 VinylJunkie


    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


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,049 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    no - 18 is perfect.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,607 VinylJunkie


    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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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,407 Mod ✭✭✭✭ BeerNut


    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.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,607 VinylJunkie


    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?


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 5,560 Mod ✭✭✭✭ irish_goat


    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.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,116 RasTa


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


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,607 VinylJunkie


    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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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,407 Mod ✭✭✭✭ BeerNut


    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.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,760 ✭✭✭✭ Lovely Bloke


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


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,607 VinylJunkie


    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?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,116 RasTa


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

    I use a few snooker balls


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,691 ✭✭✭ BeardySi


    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.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,607 VinylJunkie


    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.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,760 ✭✭✭✭ Lovely Bloke


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


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,116 RasTa


    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.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,607 VinylJunkie


    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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