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  1. Thread: Vienna...ale?

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    Are you using a grain bag in a cooler box, and...

    Are you using a grain bag in a cooler box, and then transferring to a boil kettle?
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    Sticky: Thanks Flying Brew. For the recipes I'm doing...

    Thanks Flying Brew. For the recipes I'm doing this weekend I'm using SO4. I've done light lagers with S23 which were good, and I wasn't worried about body in those recipes so kept things fairly...
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    Sticky: Thanks! I had a similar approach, just haven't...

    Thanks! I had a similar approach, just haven't got quite as low as 2% abv.

    Brewing 2 attempts this coming weekend, one a new recipe and one a second attempt with some tweaks. Aiming for...
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    Sticky: Harhm, how are you approaching you extra lite...

    Harhm, how are you approaching you extra lite lager in terms of body vs ABV?

    I'm working on a few very low abv recipes and trying to balance body impression, abv, and a reasonably crisp finish.
  5. Thread: Various items

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    PearlJam, Id like to buy the Urn if it's still...

    PearlJam, Id like to buy the Urn if it's still available please?
  6. Thread: Rice hulls

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    Ah ok. What about lining the basket with a grain...

    Ah ok. What about lining the basket with a grain bag? Then, if you do get a stuck sparge (or drainage problems as in the grainfather) you can just stir the mash while draining?
  7. Thread: Rice hulls

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    Tmartins, do you regularly get stuck sparges when...

    Tmartins, do you regularly get stuck sparges when using wheat/oats etc?

    Consider using a grain bag in your mash tun, or increasing your water to grain ratio - even to a full volume mash.

    Rice...
  8. Thread: What pot?

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    A friend of mine used one of these for a couple...

    A friend of mine used one of these for a couple years. It pitted badly which always concerned me. Aluminium is not a good material for brewing. For more info check out John Palmers How To Brew,...
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    As Toxxyc says, you should pitch within 30...

    As Toxxyc says, you should pitch within 30 minutes of re-hydrating otherwise you can compromise the viability of your yeast.

    The process for drying yeast has developed dramatically over the years...
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    A few questions: How long did it take for the...

    A few questions:

    How long did it take for the Kreuzen to form?

    What was your fermentation temperature?

    When you re-hydrate your yeast, how long do you leave it before pitching?
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    I've tried it and it worked quite well, but I've...

    I've tried it and it worked quite well, but I've also had very similar results doing a more conventional primary fermentation and diacetyl rest.

    From my experience nothing can really substitute...
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    There are a few ways. I normally use a company...

    There are a few ways. I normally use a company called Collivery (thanks to Atron for the recommendation). They are great and the pricing is fair. Otherwise postnet to postnet is pretty cost effective...
  13. Thread: Wort pump

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    The 'In' and 'Out' ports are correct as you have...

    The 'In' and 'Out' ports are correct as you have marked them.
  14. Thread: Wort pump

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    I use a similar pump for both hot water and wort...

    I use a similar pump for both hot water and wort and they work very well. The only issue I have had is priming the pump but that can be overcome with correct positioning and orientation.
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    I've used it quite a bit and I really like it....

    I've used it quite a bit and I really like it. I've used it on various german lagers and saisons for which I think it is quite well suited.
    I don't think it has the earthiness and complex spiciness...
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    The hole size is a little big, but you can just...

    The hole size is a little big, but you can just line it with a grain bag.
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    Welcome Trevor, Your closest club would...

    Welcome Trevor,

    Your closest club would probably be the Joburg chapter of Worthogs (Johogs). They meet at Schwabinger Stuben. The next meeting is 9 May. Check the Worthog brewers facebook page for...
  18. Thread: HERMS Vessels

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    I used an SAB keg with gas burner for a while and...

    I used an SAB keg with gas burner for a while and struggled a bit with extra time taken for heating and cooling due to the fairly thick S/S used on those kegs. But then I was always comparing them...
  19. Thread: HERMS Vessels

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    Hi Ross, What are you currently using for to...

    Hi Ross,

    What are you currently using for to do your BIAB?

    Old 50L kegs work pretty well, but they do have their downsides as well. I got mine a couple from SAB a few years ago so you can try...
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    Hey Mike, The Worthogs Brewers East Rand...

    Hey Mike,

    The Worthogs Brewers East Rand chapter has is meeting this Thursday at Werners Bistro in Bedfordview.
    It's a great opportunity to meet up with homebrewers of all experience levels and...
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    Hi Krugie, What are the units for the gravity...

    Hi Krugie,

    What are the units for the gravity values you mentioned in your first post?
    Was it supposed to be OG = 1.040 and FG = 1.008?

    I would leave it for at least another week and test it...
  22. Thread: SA in SA

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    From what I understand, they will be 'reserving'...

    From what I understand, they will be 'reserving' the supply for the craft breweries that they own. They also have an agreement to keep supplying the South African market for a few years. No idea what...
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    Yeah should be interesting. I pitched US-05 and...

    Yeah should be interesting. I pitched US-05 and Whitelabs Belgian Sour Mix 1 together.
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    Good idea. I'll give it a bash the next time I...

    Good idea. I'll give it a bash the next time I brew with sorghum.

    On a side note, I brewed a golden sour base recipe with about 30% sorghum which has been sitting for almost 3 months. I'm pretty...
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    Hi Stefan, I've always just added it straight...

    Hi Stefan,

    I've always just added it straight to my mash for a single infusion. For some reason I seem to remember seeing somewhere that it's gelatinisation temperature was similar enough to...
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