Barrelboy

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  1. Get one of this cooking spatulas with a soft head, this one comes apart but you can cut the head off if it is one piece. By just using the head it is easier to get in and scrape around the sides and push the sediment (trub) at the bottom through the tap and drain holes. To help flush out, this spray unit (5 litre) I got from Mitre 10 for under $10 however I’m sure Bunnings would have something similar. It has a spray nozzle on the end but you can also remove the shaft and water then pumps out just past the triggers. Great for “washing” the droid out and cleaning up the tap and drain holes. Note:- should still be using a soft cloth to finish off and use a torch (it’s dark in there) to ensure all Krausen, trub etc is removed. Once clean, sanitise and don’t forget to do the tap and drain plug. Hopes this helps.
  2. Midlands Pale Ale

    Kegged this on the 9th day so will be a while before consumption. Now have the new Coopers XPA propagating at Ale temp mode.
  3. Bavarian Lager

    Kegged this one on 7/6/19 after 9 days. Will report when set for drinking.
  4. Brew Flow Decals

    Found it but not updated, need to contact Customer assistance. https://community.brewart.com/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=6
  5. Brew Flow Decals

    Is this what your looking for? https://brewart.com/au/catalogsearch/result/?q=English+bitter has new brews like Coopers XPA added a couple of days ago.
  6. Brew Flow Decals

    Sorry can’t help you, may need to contact Customer Service. Cheers Mark
  7. BrewFlo and BeerDroid layed on side during shipping!

    Thanks for the response, I kegged the American Pale Ale a couple of weeks ago, not in the fridge yet but will let you know how it goes. I have made and consumed the Highland IPA, absolutely delicious, easy drinking for summer (or any time) and gave it 9.5/10 in my own ratings method. The Coopers Session Ale is another good one and a great summer brew is the English Pub Draught. As your fairly new to brewing keep with the brewart recipes to get your confidence and routine down. The biggest issue is cleaning of the unit and sanitising. Don’t forget the lid, tap and drain bung (under the tap). When your ready Contact and I’ll talk to you about experimenting with ingredients and other forms of wort (kit tins ect). Ps don’t forget that the yeast is put on top of the water first.
  8. BrewFlo and BeerDroid layed on side during shipping!

    I’m sure you will be ok, what are you doing for your first brew? Any problems feel free to contact. I’ve been brewing for years now and I’m on my 11th successful Beerdroid brew.
  9. BrewFlo and BeerDroid layed on side during shipping!

    Hi David, Mark here. The products are well packed inside the boxes, the main issue with the compressors is the oil displacement if the units are not upright. 1) you noticed box on its side however with various transporting and handling of these products none of us would know how they were handled before we received them. 2) I’m sure manufactures are aware of this but obviously keeping upright is the best care 3) I’d photograph the boxes, black etc however would open them up and check for any oil leakage/seepage. There shouldn’t be and if units left upright for 24 hours the oil should be back where it should be. 4) if 3) & 4) ok I’d use the setup and use the product but contact BrewArt by email or phone about the problem to cover yourself. hope above helps. Ps the brewdroid is fantastic
  10. American Pale Ale

    Just kegged the American Pale Ale at 10 days, smelt nice. Cleaned unit, sanitised and have now put down a Bavarian Lager. Easy as.
  11. American Pale Ale day 3

    Although an old post I’ll make comment incase others refer to this thread. You need to remember the viewing window only gives a limited view in terms of the whole fermenter and consequently whilst bubbling is going on it may take a minute or so (by pressing and keeping light on) for a bubble/s to pass where the viewing window is. Another sign of fermentation activity is the time taken to increase the brewing temperature, fermentation creates heat therefore the speed in the temperature going from the low value to the high value will quicken.
  12. Spare Parts

    Further info Paddy, other people on the site lost their lids to the keg/liner and emailed brewart and were sent replacements. Cheers Mark
  13. Spare Parts

    Sorry, thought you were only after the beer liner set up. If your talking about the black right angle connector that connects the beer line with the keg lid then it is included. However if you mean the keg lid itself then I’d contact the Brewart store via the Contact at the bottom of the store section.
  14. Spare Parts

    Hi Paddy, go into Brewart store and click on “supplies” not accessories. Bit confusing.
  15. Irish Red

    Well First one today and have reviewed it Brewprint section. My brew is certainly not thin, watery or very bitter. Sorry yours was not a success but to be honest to be watery and thin I would suggest an ingredient is missing thus the bitterness of the hops. Did you miss the E5? or one of the E1’s or E2??
  16. Irish Red

    Put this down on 10/4/19, fermentation started quickly and had some Krausen overflow, not much about 1/2 a cup. Kegged on 19/4 and replaced with a Highlands IPA Brewprint.
  17. droid won't connect to wifi

    With the above 2 pieces of information how did you end up? Good to report as could help others. Cheers Mark
  18. Nothing comes out

    That’s great it’s sorted, let us know what the brew is and how does it taste?
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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?
  22. droid won't connect to wifi

    Here is the manual https://www.williams-sonoma.com/netstorage/pdf/207350-BrewArt-BeerDroid-Beer-Brewer-Manual.pdf
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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?