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  1. Who has had much success experimenting with using the 1.7kg tins? Do you halve the tin of go the whole hog? I have done the Mexican Cerveza with 250 grams of Enhancer 2. Came out alright. One of the blokes at the Brew store told me that it's the 1kg Enhancer that brings it up to the required ABV for the 23 litre systems. I am trying a Full can Coopers Draught with same amount of enhancer, it's been brewing for about 8 days now. With this one I tried breaking the Wort mix down in 2 litres warm water, then added 8 litres of cold. I would love to be able to just load up on Brewprints but my surname isn't Packer unfortunately. Who else is using cans as well as Brewpints?
  2. Hey Guys , just want you opinion on sanitisers. I am still using droid tablets atm but the cost seems high . Should I lool at something like Starsan ?
  3. Hey Guys finished our first beer brew but wondering if anyone’s made a decent cider using the beer droid? Recipes & instructions welcome please
  4. Hi all, im wondering if anyone else has had issues with the site glass on the front of the beer droid is leaking? Mine has leaked on its second brew and I’m wondering if this will effect the brew? And could it infect the next batch as unable to remove the window? thanks, steve.
  5. Hey guys, With my old brewing setup when I'm steeping grains 160 degrees F 15 minutes I have always used 2 quarts water in 3 quart pot., (lower PH) At end of 15 minutes I remove grains bag and put lid on to cool to pitching temps then dump to 5 gallon fermenter along with wort, fill to 5 gallons, pitch yeast, done. Not sure but perhaps I could steep grains then pour that into a 3/4 full bottle of cool spring water, add to droid, then top up water to 9.5 liters, (9.5 for my big recipes) add yeast and elements, start program? Trying not to get ahead of myself but it's tough, figuring this out now will benefit me down the road, and help with writing out my recipes instructions properly. Cheers!
  6. Hi, hope this isn't too off topic, if so please delete, kick me in the arse and pour me a beer! yes I'm new here but may i suggest a section of the forum where we can discuss anything beer? helping to keep clutter from other sections?! Yes beer talk should be present always, but a very general section containing such topics as: favorite beers/styles, my first beer, beer company talk, etc.. would be nice. sort of a anything beer "goes" within reason section. perhaps i just need a beer!
  7. You know a person is very excited about brewing again after a long break... when they want to post possible recipes using a new technique. (To me at least, the Brewdroid method!) - Seriously, Even though I've never brewed without at least steeping most ingredients at about 162 degrees 15 minutes (mead excluded) I'd like to post a few, with disclaimers of course! Would that be OK? If nothing else you much smarter folks can tell me where my mad science is going wrong with style! My apologies, BTW - recipes are scaled down from proven 5 gallon recipes adjusted to brewprint ingredients for most part as good as my limited brewprint ingredients info allows me! Friday late night Sat now, and I'm bored. if ok, will post them as attachments (txt files) to keep clutter at minimum. Cheers! Dave
  8. Does anyone know if brewart has an element that is Munich Dry Malt Extract? working on some bock and octoberfest recipes for when i get my droid. Really into super malty beers again! Also I'm seeing quite a few brewprints listed on facebook group that I do not see on USA site. Seasonal thing? surely the same beers are offered worldwide? You would think ALL would be listed, available to view their info online? Perhaps some are customer clones? Anyway is it Ok if I post the info here? includes brewprint ingredients and other brewing info Quite the big list.
  9. So obviously the E elements are pretty much dried malt extract, correct? Ok I'm a bit spooked by this since no boiling involved, always having been a boiler. Read several articles on how DME is produced with spray drying technique, they say it needs boiling to ensure killing contaminants that may infect your wort. The question is, have any of you guys had any infections using these ingredients with no heating or boiling? Just covering all bases, I'm a curious one for certain, ha ha! Brewing without boiling just sounds alien to me since never tried it. Sounds very convenient however! Thanks! ALSO, what about adding hop pellets to fermenter? How clean and safe are they? Perhaps heat 160 degrees for 20-30 minutes, cool down then add carefully to fermenter?
  10. Welcome budding BrewArtist! If you are new to brewing with BrewArt we recommend that you checkout BrewArt 101 as your first point of call. Here you will gain access to in-depth instructional videos, FAQs and other helpful downloads. Cheers, The BrewArt Team
  11. Hello brewartists, My first few brews were of less than ideal quality, but with a few lessons learned the hard way, I am now hopeful of never having to pay for beer again. I thought I might kick start a conversation about what can go wrong and tips that people have found to get the best out this life saving toy. Sanitisers: My first 2 batches got infected. The brew art sanitiser did not dissolve well and sank to the bottom of the fermenter. The cure? Ditch the sodium percarbonate and use stellarsan instead. Way easier. Way more effective. Only takes 2 mins. And it's cheaper in the long run. Any used solution can be poured into a spray pump for spot sanitising. Really useful. Yeasts: All of my brews with Cooper's yeasts had been taking about 10-12 days. Which is ok. With the last couple of brews, I've used the mangrove jack craft series yeast. They rip into the fermentables unlike anything else. Brew times are now around 7-8 days. When the yeast is at it's peak activity there is so much heat generated that the beer droid takes a holiday for 3 days, where as it had to keep heating up every 4 hours with the Cooper's yeasts. Secondary fermenters: A couple of times I've tried transferring to a secondary for 2 weeks prior to kegging. Waste of time. It was interesting to see how much sediment had settled after 1-2weeks, but I would go straight to a.... Real Keg Definitely invest in a beer fridge and keg (or 4). I went with the ikegger set up, which was quick and easy. Didn't cost too much considering the benefits. Way better than bottling. Beer is ready to drink 2-3 weeks after the primary ferment. Total control over levels of carbonation. Minimal risk of oxidation and infection. Alternatives to brew prints. The mangrove jacks craft pouches seem quite good and easy to use in a beer droid. Just use half the pouch, seal up with some spring clips, spray with some sanitizer, pop into an air tight container and then into the fridge/freezer until next time (at which you can fiddle with the level of added dextrose vs malt to dial in your preferred level of dryness). Looking forward to hearing any other words of wisdom.
  12. My first brew was ready to keg so tried ending the brewing on the droid screen. I pressed a button and it said “brew in progress press tick to end” which I did but this had the effect of “abnormally “ terminating the brew. The impact is that the app wasn’t notified that the brew had completed and kegged so didn’t move the brew to my “shelf” in the app. Does anyone know if there is a way of manually doing this? Cheers Terry
  13. Ran into my first issue with the second hand kegs setup I have. The setup has the older style caps and black valve. I purchased new keg liners but do I need to buy the new keg caps, black valve and spear (aka the keg spear pack) to use these? If so how do you buy them as I can’t see them on the BrewArt shop site? Appreciate any assistance. Thanks Terry
  14. Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations on water source for brewing? I can use tap or filtered water and should I boil the water first (leaving it to cool prior to use)? Cheers Terry
  15. Welcome budding BrewArtist! If you are new to brewing with BrewArt we recommend that you checkout BrewArt 101 as your first point of call. Here you will gain access to in-depth instructional videos, FAQs and other helpful downloads. Here are some direct video links you may find useful: BrewArt: Introduction BeerDroid: Unboxing BeerDroid: Assembly and Power Up BeerDroid: Wi Fi Setup Overview When using the BrewArtist Community Site please be mindful to conduct yourself in an appropriate manner and be respectful of other BrewArtists. Please read our full BrewArtist Community Terms of Use. Cheers, The BrewArt Team
  16. I think I’ve ruined my first brewprint, a Belgian Lager. I put in the enhancers (E5 & E1) and the finings (?) (X1 & X2) and the yeast but not the hops because I thought they were for Kegging only, is this correct? The video is not clear...
  17. Hi brewers, I'm in my first batch now brewing an american pale ale, and I just received the notification from my Beerdriod that fermentation is complete. My kegs will arrive next week and I was wondering if I can move to store mode and add the hops extract to the Beerdriod so it can ready by the time the kegs arrive. I'm planning to force carbonate the beer as soon as I get the kegs. Will this ruin the batch? Should I only add the hops before kegging? Your help and advice is much appreciated.
  18. Welcome budding BrewArtist! If you are new to brewing with BrewArt we recommend that you checkout BrewArt 101 as your first point of call. Here you will gain access to in-depth instructional videos, FAQs and other helpful downloads. Here are some direct video links you may find useful: BeerDroid: Kegging Preparation BeerDroid: Kegging with the Keg Caddy BeerDroid Kegging without the Keg Caddy Cheers, The BrewArt Team
  19. BeerDroid and BrewFlo for sale (18 mths old) $900 for the lot I regrettably don't have the time anymore to run the brews anymore. Changed family circumstances. I brewed two pale ales that both turned out really well. Prefer to sell as a package but for the right offer I'll split the items. Can freight domestically but the postage isn't included in the purchase price. Otherwise, pickup in North Coburg. All items: - 1 x BeerDroid with damaged spigot - 1 x BrewFlow plus drip tray- 1 x brew print for US pale ale (sachets: 2 x E5, 1 x E2, 2 x X1, 2 x H1, 2 x P, 1 x Y1)- 1 x kegging kit (2 x 5L kegs stands, 2 x keg liners, 1 x draining line, 1 x draining cap, 2 x elbows, 5 x sanitiser tabs)
  20. The beerdroid lost wifi while brewing (symbol is flashing). How can I reconnect? The panel has no options, brew print was started from the app, will the brew finish without being connected to wifi?
  21. After excitedly unpacking my new toys, I have spent two days trying to connect the Brewdroid to wifi. I have tried WPS, manual via the pc and using the app from my mobile. If I let DHCP assign the IP address I get "failed to obtain an IP address" error virtually straight away. If I assign an IP address manually, I can get all the way to naming the Brewdroid and linking Brewdroid to your account and then get an Error 3 CD1 DHCP failure. When I get to connection to the Brewdroid wifi I get a message saying no internet available. The internet icon on the Brewdroid stays on solid, but the Brewart icon keeps flashing until the error message comes up. My router is a Netgear Nighthawk X8 and I am connection on the 2.4GHz channel which is for 802.11b/g/n. Security is WPA2-PSK. I have 10 other devices on the network and all operate without issue. I have tried Ipconfig /flushdns, Ipconfig /Release and Renew. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  22. First Brew = Sparkling Ale. Brew started 19 Dec 2017. Entered propagation zone. 12 hours later entered Fermentation Zone. 3 1/2 days later = Error: fermentation start not detected. Everything about this brew appears to have gone really well ... except for the notifications above. After 6 1/2 days the fermentation activity (bubbling / bubbles) has quietened and almost ceased. I'm thinking that no bubbles indicates fermentation has finished. So I'm thinking ... give it 48 hours and keg :-) However, the error messages are a concern, given that I have spent most of the last 2 days searching the "beer-web" for answers to what has caused me to get the error messages - which appear to contradict my observations of a very healthy fermentation. Does anyone know what has caused the notifications please? Is there a hope that I will still get the End of Fermentation notification? After all my research - I now have a much greater appreciation of just how much development has gone into the Beer Droid. It is a really clever piece of gear. I'm looking forward to many more excellent brews and all the possibilities that are made possible by this machine. (After quite a few fails with the DIY kits in our WA 35 - 40 degree summers).
  23. Hi all I have completed about seven sparkling ale brews now. I always get a metallic taste despite being fastidious with sanitising. Basically you wouldn't want to drink this beer. I use the tablet for the Beerdroid and I use StarSan for the bottles. I am now using bottled water for the brew in case this makes a difference. Someone suggested maybe leave it longer before drinking. I will now try leaving it for a month. If this doesn't work, I feel I will be close to giving up. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  24. I have been using a Keg King temperature controller which does a top job in keeping my freezer within a 18º to 20º range for my second fermenting. But i am finding that the heating element does too good a job and reaches the "Set" limit very quickly, and the created heat is enough to trigger the cooling soon after that, and cycles thru this approx every hour. basically a heat versus cool battle. In the warmer nights +22º, i just disconnect the heating and it is not a problem. Does anyone know if you can set the controller to turn the heating off at a lower temp other than the "Set" temp? I thought of using a 240V timer that has a countdown function, to achieve the same result. https://www.bunnings.com.au/hpm-24-7-slimline-digital-timer_p4420556 I hope that all makes sense, any thoughts would be appreciated.
  25. Just kegged and bottled an experiment. I really liked the Lighthouse Pacific Pale Ale, even though it was a low on ABV for my taste. So I had a situation where I was going on holidays for a couple weeks and wanted a brew to run while I was away. Since lagers have taken me around 12 days to complete, I hatched a cunning plan. So I did the following: 2x E5 2x X2 500g Dextrose - to boost ABV Y9 H6 Ferment at 11 degrees (instead of 12) The dextrose was what you can buy in the bag from Big W. I just dumped it in on top with the other ingredients. All seems to have turned out well. 15 days for fermentation and I cold crashed for a few days.
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