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About Barrelboy

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  • Favourite BrewPrint
    Irish Red Ale (so far) & Coopers Session Ale (not on list)
  • BrewPrints I've Brewed
    English Pub Draught
    Highlands IPA
    Irish Red Ale
  • How Many Brews I've Completed
    0 - 20 Brews
  1. Nothing comes out

    That’s great it’s sorted, let us know what the brew is and how does it taste?
  2. Carbonation tabs

    It will certainly improve. If you can (bloody hard to do) hide say 4 bottles and test one at 1mth, then 2 then 3 then the 4th month. This will give you a good insight into how the brew develops and at what age you think is best for storage and drinking.
  3. Carbonation tabs

    The American Pale Ale will appear cloudy but will clear up whilst carbonating. Bit like a Coopers Pale Ale. The “sludge left in the bottom.” I take it is in the droid unit? Yes that is normal, consists of brewing sediments and settled yeast. Needs to be cleaned out. Make sure the inside of your unit is clean, the funnel where the tap and drain bung go are cleaned, then all areas sanitised. Don’t forget to rinse the tap and bung and sanitise both. Have read up on the pineapple a,e, sounds nice.
  4. Carbonation tabs

    Hi Kevin, Mark here. It’s one or the other. The tabs work well, never used the primer. When bottling with the tabs you know each bottle is getting the same amount, the primer imo more suited for the kegs. Cheers. What are you brewing?
  5. droid won't connect to wifi

    Here is the manual
  6. droid won't connect to wifi

    No you haven’t wasted your money, these units are brilliant. Have you had a look at the instructions in the user manual? You can down load it. I take it that your brew is just sitting in the unit and not brewing? 1) you can brew without wifi connection. When you turn the unit on it will look for a wifi connection and when found you see two symbols, the wifi one and a globe of the world. If using a phone you need to go into that and acknowledge the Beerdroid. 2) with out wifi when you turn the unit on the Ale mode should flash, if you want that then use the tick button, if you want Custom mode arrow down and tick button that then pout in propagation temp using arrows and then tick and so on. Don’t give up, it will all work out. Let us know how you go. Cheers Mark
  7. Nothing comes out

    A bit of bad luck, hope you can go through the carbonation process again, you could contact Brewart Tech support. They are excellent.
  8. Nothing comes out

    Another thought Dave, did the beer line “click” when attached to the orange port on the keg, in other words did you push it in far/hard enough?
  9. Nothing comes out

    Hi Dave, Mark here. Check that the beer and airlines are not “kinked”. If not, are you happy the kegs are carbonated, that the co2 hasn’t escaped? The beer liners in the kegs appear swollen? Has any beer gone into your beer line thus problem with the tap? Let us know how you go.
  10. Hi Roger, Mark here. As the kegs are coming next week I would add the hops and leave the brew in the keg mode and not the store (down to 4C). This will allow for the hops to enhance the brew, the yeast to clean up and sediment to settle. (Note when brewing a 23l batch in the plastic fermenters, fermentation best left for 14 days so no harm in leaving it in the droid). At the moment the keg mode lasts 2 days and will auto switch to store, you can change it back to the keg mode. If you choose to let it go to the store mode then fine but add the hops now so they get 2 days at keg temperature.
  11. Can I brew with grains?

    I do a similar thing but with a Coopers extract tins as the base. Prepare 22 litres, using LDME put 10l in the droid and 12l in a 15l fermenter. Then use different steeped hops and/or different for dry hopped and perhaps different yeasts. Sometimes in the droid I’ll use brewprint ingredients as to hops and yeast. Two different brews from the one tin and as you said you can easily experiment. (I keg into ball lock 12l and 9.5/10 litre kegs). cheers Mark
  12. Where are the instructions

    Great stuff, you’ll really be impressed with the unit. Any problems happy to help.
  13. Black airline will not connect

    How did you end up?
  14. When to add ingredients

    Have replied in your other post, “Where are the Instructions”
  15. Where are the instructions

    Hi Kevin, Mark here. Should have had a basic manual in the box however have full one here for you:- If you haven’t done already you need to set it up for wifi connection for phone, computer or iPad etc as will do all. Now the recipe, fill unit to 10litre mark with water (filtered if you can) then sprinkle the yeast Y1 on top, yeast must be first! Then open all packets 1 x E2; 2 x E5 and 2 x X1 except the hops 2 x H1 and spread on top of the yeast (yes a fairly big pile). Put lid on then turn the unit on. American Pale Ale per is an Ale and the unit should be flashing on the ale, press the “tick” button to select then using the tick button active the start of the brew. The hops should be added after fermentation just before you bottle or keg. Hope this helps, let us know how you go. Cheers