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Banjo

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  • BrewPrints I've Brewed
    American Pale Ale
    California Steam
    Midlands Pale Ale
    Polski Baltic Porter
    The Original Pilsner
    Thomas Coopers Artisan Reserve
    West Coast Pale Ale
  • How Many Brews I've Completed
    250 Brews +

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  1. I feel like every day I have to log back into the app, is anyone else having this issue? Is there a way to stay logged in?
  2. Its a good way to spend a lunch break at work! The colour is harder but these EBC's will at least get you close, again except for the TCESVA and Midlands, something odd here. Then the Irish red and Special old stout calcs are also very slightly out, the rest are less than 1 EBC difference to what is advertised on the brewprints. I wonder if Brewart would be willing to reveal their numbers for this... E1 2.75 E2 7.25 E3 23.25 E4 56.75 E5 2.666666666666667 X1 1.833333333333333 X2 2.193333333333333 X3 11.08333333333333 X4 51.25 X5 0.1 (I had initially thought that X5 wouldn't contribute anything to the colour, but looks like it has a very minor impact after all.)
  3. I have been trying to figure out each of the bitterness qualities for each of the E packets and I think I have it pretty close. There are only 3 brewprints which do not match the IBU calculations used below, they are the Polski, TCESVA, and midlands. The rest all add up. IBUs contributed from each packet according to my calculations are: E1 6 E2 9 E3 12 E4 15 E5 12 The polski and TCESVA both mention you need to use 9L of water instead of 10L so maybe that has something to do with the difference. I don't know about the midlands one though... it's way out. Let me know what you think or if I missed anything. I think if the above numbers are mostly reliable then creating more customised brewprints should be pretty straightforward.
  4. The only table ornament is the droid and flo! ?
  5. Sounds great! I might have to try that recipe one day, cascade definitely my favourite hop! The recipe i did turned out nice, but not quite as bitter as i was hoping for, i will have to double check the calculations. We ended up drinking both kegs over the easter weekend which was exactly 2 weeks conditioned in the keg.
  6. Ok, just kegged the previous batch and now the Trappist IPA is in the droid, i used the yeast guidelines and went 22c propagate, 20c ferment, i will stick with the two hop sachets for now but they will go in after fermentation is completed.
  7. I am hesitant to try this, yes there is something like 80% nitrogen in the air, but the remainder is almost all oxygen, and oxygen in your beer is bad. In a typical Nitro blend gas system you would have a mix of Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide, and no oxygen. However, you might be able to get away with it if you drink all the beer you have pumped in one sitting though. Once you have oxygen in your beer, it will go stale and flat quite quickly so best to drink up! ?
  8. I have had that same issue, possibly a tear in the keg liner. The air just gets pumped between the silver foil and the internal plastic bladder so beer is still squeezed out but the liner is stuck in the keg until you skewer it to release some air.
  9. Of course this is 1 week after my last order, bugger. Oh well time to place another order again then...
  10. Yes the hops are a hard one to match, for starters I don't think Brewart has a Nelson style hop at all. Hmmmm, maybe a third Hop sachet might help...
  11. So I am thinking about trying out creating a custom recipe using just the brewprint ingredients. I was looking for inspiration and came across a Coopers recipe of the month from late last year, the Trappist Coaster Belgian IPA. Having a good look at the brewprint ingredients I think I might try out: 2 x E1 2 x E5 2 x X2 1 x H2 and 1 x H4 added to the droid Y6 Thoughts?
  12. From experience I think it is best if you have the droid on a surface that you can just wipe down around if possible. That way you don't end up lifting the droid and causing everything to stir up inside. I would leave the lid on at all times unless you are dry hopping, just wipe the side of the droid clean if you get a wort volcano. Also no need to open the tap, it isn't a pressurised fermenter, excess CO2 can escape at the same point where the wort volcano spills out if needed.
  13. I have been keeping my eye on a certain new PET fermenter that is also capable of being used as a keg. As it is a PET fermenter/keg that uses CO2 pressure, either during natural carbonation or a gas supply, I immediately thought about my expanding PET keg issues from excess carbonation. I watched a video on youtube which showed how the manufacturer recommends using a spunding valve to regulate the amount of CO2 that is pressurising the fermenter/keg during the natural carbonation process in order to get the perfect CO2 volume in your beer and I thought something like that would be great to stop the brewart kegs from getting deformed or breaking keg liners or even just being overcarbed when eventually dispensing. Would one of these pressure relief valves be able to be used on a BrewArt keg? How would it be possible to connect it to the BrewArt disconnects Google Keg King adjustable pressure relief valve for an example of the valve I am taking about.
  14. Well I tried one the other night, it poured from the bottle very nicely and had a perfect fine bead on the head which stuck around for almost the whole glass. It is a smooth drop which you don't really want to drink too fast, I think I spent about 30 - 40 minutes to drink the pint. The alcohol content wasn't quite as noticeable as I thought it would be, but it is noticeable. My wife noticed it more than I did. I will probably try one more before winter in another couple of weeks - will take a photo then and share.
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