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20L Braumeister

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Smith Sep 20, 2018. 3 Replies

Braumeister 20 L

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Belgian strong golden

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Oct 27, 2017. 9 Replies

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Peter Smith replied to Ian's discussion 20L Braumeister
"The BM's have a lower Eff then the Grainfather, not an issue if you use Beersmith and adjust recipes to EFF you get.   I tend to recirculate full volume with the BM50 while doing a 20pipe brew for a few reasons, mainly less bed…"
Sep 20, 2018
Ian replied to Ian's discussion 20L Braumeister
"Great stuff Peter - I recognise your name as having been around this forum for quite awhile? I joined it way back and a number of the blokes who were active then seemed to go pro and move on. Anyhow I thought I'd get back to it just to see…"
Sep 14, 2018
Peter Smith replied to Ian's discussion 20L Braumeister
"Hi Ian I have a 50L but use the small malt pipe a lot.... Peter 021380611"
Sep 14, 2018
Ian posted a discussion

20L Braumeister

Hi people, still hoping to connect with 20L Braumeister brewers here in NZ. I moved to this a couple of years ago from my 3 V system and it is great - but it would be excellent to compare notes with other users.See More
Sep 12, 2018
Ian replied to Thies's discussion fermentation temperature control
"I see a bit of a revival of this thread. Further to my replies above, I have now used my set-up for some time. It is the old fridge, an Inkbird controller and an SS fermentor with a thermowell for the probe. It has proven absolutely splendid and I…"
Mar 31, 2018
Ian replied to Samuel Loader's discussion kegerators
"I filled in your survey. Cheers, Ian"
Nov 8, 2017
Ian replied to Ian's discussion Belgian strong golden
"Me too - I never bothered with cold crashing or gelatine previously, yet now I routinely do both. It was a bit counter-intuitive opening the fermentor, but I have got used to it now. The only conundrum that I have found little definitive information…"
Oct 27, 2017
cjmc replied to Ian's discussion Belgian strong golden
"+1 on the Brulosophy's quick lager method.   :) I also picked up, from Brulosophy, use of gelatin for finings.   I reckon I get near commercial clarity plus I find that the carbonation yeast ends up sticking to the…"
Oct 26, 2017

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At 7:51pm on November 25, 2008, Kempicus said…
Cheers mate....have i got good news for you, check these guys out they have hook norton old hooky, bitter, double stout and gold in their shop although they may not be online yet, they're really helpful and mail order stuff out no problem

At 11:21am on November 26, 2008, Kempicus said…
Nice one, love old hooky! my favourite has got to be Haymaker though!
At 5:18pm on December 9, 2008, Kempicus said…
Mate just popped into regional wines and spirits, they have a dozen Hook Norton Haymaker


Their website probably isn't updated yet but give em a call if you want some
At 7:29pm on December 9, 2008, Kempicus said…
I'm just hoping they've lasted ok....always a worry when they sit in a hot container for three months!
At 7:28am on December 10, 2008, Kempicus said…
Not me! IPA is my favourite style....to be more exact Double or imperial IPA! :0)
At 7:36am on December 12, 2008, Kempicus said…
Hey Ian
Was wondering if you get to blenheim very often?
At 8:50am on December 12, 2008, Kempicus said…
No it's ok i was just wondering if you went there often i would ask you if you could get me some HB Maibock from fresh choice and post it over, Soren says they've got it at the mo
At 12:14pm on December 12, 2008, Kempicus said…
Sorry been in ridiculously boring meetings all morning! :0(
A six pack of Hofbrau Maibock would be exceptional if you can manage it or if they don't have 6 as many bottles as they have please :0) I can send you money to post them and reimburse you for the beer or i can send money after or whatever you want?
Thank you very much!!!!

At 12:38pm on December 12, 2008, Kempicus said…
Thanks for that! no i don't have anything else i really want, i've been looking for Maibock for a long time and no where else in NZ has it, i posted a thread online to see if anyone had seen it and Soren was the only person that had. Hey thanks for this it really goes beyond the call of duty!

At 3:36pm on December 13, 2008, Kempicus said…
Mate you're a gem! you've made my afternoon! :0)
I'll send you an email on this site so it's a wee bit more private

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