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Captain 3 Droids

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  1. Honestly you must give it a go, I’m drinking it fairly young and it’s impressive.
  2. Well ye all must brew this one, it’s near a 10/10. The Shem sheet recipe is so good however I wouldn’t and didn’t add the citrus hop addition which I think is away from the recipe as an extra. I admit haven’t tried the real deal product but when something is so good as this, not really bothered. Rob you need to get off the lager wagon for a couple of brews 😂😂😂😂😂
  3. Thought I’d raise this as an interesting topic of discussion. I think Australians more than most have a fascination and a definite requirement for lacing to occur during the consumption of their beer. I certainly do and many a time in a pub if there was no or limited head to the beer I would ask for the beer to be corrected. I have since learned that a beer with no head, thus no lacing is not necessarily flat (and often isn’t). But it just doesn’t look right. Other information suggests that if lacing occurs then your glass isn’t clean, I don’t support that but if it is the case then I’m happy to have lacing caused by that issue. Thoughts? I mean how can you not like ........
  4. Hi. Do you recall how long fermentation took? Mine took 12days with 2017 yeast. Put this brew down just a moment ago with 2019 yea#t therefore expect about 9 to 10days?
  5. Ok. Your statement “the more littes of beer the higher the pressure from carbonation.” is not correct as you carbonate the same to suit either dispensing pressure from a keg or carbonation suitability for a bottle. That is, a 50l keg is carbonated to the same pressure as a 19l, 9.5l etc and the same with bottles eg a 375ml is carbonated to the same as a 750ml bottle. (Eg a 375ml will use 1 sugar drop, 750ml takes 2). It’s just the amount of priming sugar that changes or the time to carbonate the kegs with co2. Have to spoken to a homebrew shop in your area? Cheers Mark
  6. Hi Sondre and no not a stupid question. You can certainly carbonate beer in glass bottles, the normal being 750ml, 375ml, 330ml using a priming sugar to produce the co2 carbonation. Now 8l bottles I’m not sure about as to the quality, previous usage. Can you buy them? If so 1) did they originally contain beer? 2) what sort of capping do they have 3) anything on the bottle that says “not refillable”? 4) why 8l?
  7. Due to @Rob Courtney and Liam at BrewArt, Barrelboy is now Captain 3 Droids. It happen through some fun and banter but Rob’s day will come. Beware the beard!
  8. Great drinking for a Sunday, only got a few pints left. Ps only realised these pints are 560ml, now I like that.
  9. Interesting. I haven’t done the Beerdroid hop mode yet but would suspect a sweeter smoother beer mainly due to the 2 days of cold crash. This would drop anything suspended in the beer (yeast, hops etc) to the bottom and harden the trub up a bit. Personally unless right up on stocks and nothing to fill I’m not prepared to add an extra 4 days to the brewing process for possibly a small gain to already top beers. I usually dry hop around 2 days before EOF. As stated it is a personal preference and the dry hop mode should not be dismissed.
  10. In the ingredients section “A convenient, no mess, no fuss way to accurately carbonate your BrewArt Kegs. Dosage required is one 30g bar per 5 litre BrewArt Keg. Ingredients: Sucrose Net Weight: 30g”
  11. Kegged today after fermentation finished yesterday so dry hopped 24hrs. (20 Simcoe , 20g mosaic) What’s interesting was 6 days to EOF with Y1 yeast dated 2019 whereas previous brew EOF was 12 days with 2017 yeast.
  12. Lawnmower for sure, Birra Lager and for an ale Coopers XPA.
  13. Thanks for the welcome (ha) you need to look at the thread “Community Suggestions”. It started with Rob accusing me of buying all the stock and named me Captain Three Droids. Then the BrewArt Team (Liam) suggested the name change and on we we went. Bit of fun but Barrelboy is not all gone. 😁
  14. Agree, didn’t realise the liners only $2 so not worth the bother. I think the foil is reusable via the reusable bin. You could blow them up a bit and hang from your Xmas tree?
  15. Have you tried to clean a liner yourself? Teaspoon of sodium percarbonate fill with warm water, leave min 6 hours, rinse well, sanitise. You could give it a go then test with 5l water as if beer (just in case). If all good you might get a couple of uses.
  16. Great stuff, glad BrewArt came to the party, they are tops.
  17. Yes you have to release the gas otherwise it will not fill (the beer will then replace the Co2). You can either just put on a gas disconnected or open the pressure release valve.(probably why not noted on other video’s) With your set up 12psi should be fine. I also use 4mm id beer line to a tap in the fridge door.
  18. Just to add, the sanitiser should be a non rinse type like Star San or Stellar San which will not effect the taste of the beer if used at the recommended mixing amount- 1.5ml/litre
  19. Greetings Neil, I’ve downloaded a video by Ikegger that shows one way of doing this. Although the kegs are different (mainly lid set up) the principle is exactly the same. https://youtu.be/ySvrF7KyvVU What Co2 and pouring method are you going to use as 12psi could be a bit high. Cheers, Mark
  20. Sometimes you just know something isn’t right, no citrus, earthy so I checked my fridge set up and found I was actually drinking California Steam, makes sense as to my comments other than the hops which is to do with the XPA. So I’m happy I could detect an issue but feel like a dumb.......😂. (I’ve now changed over to the XPA)
  21. @BrewArt Team the above is part your fault Liam, the Droids have taken over. 😂
  22. Just going on to 6 weeks kegged. Dry hopped with 15g centennial and 15g simcoe. The centennial from the pre dry hop mode recipe and simcoe from the new dry hop recipe leaving the Citra out. So not much citrus to taste, still throughly enjoyable with strong bitter finish, earthy. Not unhappy but wouldn’t leave the Citra out next time- all 3 I say. Actually as a rethink, 15g each centennial and simcoe with 25g Citra mmmm
  23. Now possessed
  24. Look carefully at the avatar photo
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