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Has anyone tried using the Brewprint Priming pouches to bulk prime a brew prior to bottling? I only recently bought a Droid and grabbed some Brewprints to try it out and rather than waste the priming pouches i thought i could use them to bulk prime, just wondering if anyone has done this?

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On 14/12/2018 at 10:28 AM, Big Bad Burley said:

Has anyone tried using the Brewprint Priming pouches to bulk prime a brew prior to bottling? I only recently bought a Droid and grabbed some Brewprints to try it out and rather than waste the priming pouches i thought i could use them to bulk prime, just wondering if anyone has done this?

Cheers

Hi BBB, sadly no one replied however activity here now.

Did you try it out? If so how did it turn out?  I would suspect ok as bulk priming in a secondary fermentation container often done particularly with all grain brews.

Cheers Mark.

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15 minutes ago, Barrelboy said:

Hi BBB, sadly no one replied however activity here now.

Did you try it out? If so how did it turn out?  I would suspect ok as bulk priming in a secondary fermentation container often done particularly with all grain brews.

Cheers Mark.

Hi Mark

I didn't try it on the advice of Liam. He said that that the priming pouch would need to be stirred in and that would risk unsettling the yeast cake and if it was just left to settle in the droid it would likely drop to the bottom, making carbonation uneven, and as a result he didn't recommend using them.

He did however suggest that if you have some they make good sugar syrups for cocktails so i used mine for some rather nice whiskey sours and stopped buying the prints.

Hugh

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1 hour ago, Big Bad Burley said:

 

Hi Mark

I didn't try it on the advice of Liam. He said that that the priming pouch would need to be stirred in and that would risk unsettling the yeast cake and if it was just left to settle in the droid it would likely drop to the bottom, making carbonation uneven, and as a result he didn't recommend using them.

He did however suggest that if you have some they make good sugar syrups for cocktails so i used mine for some rather nice whiskey sours and stopped buying the prints.

Hugh

Thanks Hugh for the response. Liam was correct, forgot about the yeast cake at the bottom. Do you brew regularly and are you only using Brewprints (for the cocktail sugar 😋) or mixing the brewart ingredients with other ingredients?

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13 minutes ago, Barrelboy said:

Thanks Hugh for the response. Liam was correct, forgot about the yeast cake at the bottom. Do you brew regularly and are you only using Brewprints (for the cocktail sugar 😋) or mixing the brewart ingredients with other ingredients?

I had been a sporadic home brewer for years prior to buying a droid but have since brewed a little more frequently, testament to how easy the system is and how good the beers are i guess. I bought a couple of Brewprints early to try the system but haven't used them since as (a) i bottle so don't need the priming pouches and (b) its cheaper to buy other stuff separately, either from Brewart or the home brew store. I have done brews using all Brewart ingredients through to all grain brews where i have used no Brewart ingredients in the droid. Generally though I use the Elements and Enhancers as the base for the recipe but add speciality grains and hop pellets as it provides a good balance of improving the beers greatly whilst not being too tricky or time consuming. I also generally brew hop heavy beers and have found the hop oils from brewart to not have the impact i want.

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My thought on bulk priming. Is it possible to bottle from the brewflo? If yes cant we use the liquid priming sugar as directed with the Brewflo but instead of starting the carbonation process In the keg Immediately put the keg in the Brewflo and bottle from that?

 

I get my system on Monday. I'm super excited to get back to brewing. 

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45 minutes ago, Jason Billue said:

My thought on bulk priming. Is it possible to bottle from the brewflo? If yes cant we use the liquid priming sugar as directed with the Brewflo but instead of starting the carbonation process In the keg Immediately put the keg in the Brewflo and bottle from that?

 

I get my system on Monday. I'm super excited to get back to brewing. 

Hi Jason, Mark here and welcome to the forum. A lot of positive information and help here plus some good healthy banter. You will certainly love the droid and BrewArt ingredients, many of which have been reviewed on here.

Yes you could bottle from the Brewflo as you suggest but why not from the droid? You could use carbonation drops for the bottles or dextrose, would be a lot easier.

Under the main thread “Brewprint Customisation” there is a thread post on using dextrose.

Ps welcome back to brewing any particular styles?

 

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Yep, just double handling putting it into the keg, putting keg in flo and then drawing bottles from there. Much easier to put carb drops in as suggested. If that means you have liquid primer left over, it will come in handy at some point, it won't get wasted

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I was also thinking if one was to use the BrewFlo for bulk kegnig they could do a few bottles for friends and keep the rest on tap for the Home Brew Master, family and friends who come to visit. But like Rob said, the double handling could be a problem when it comes to cleaning and such. 

I like oat stouts the most, I am looking for a recipe clone of "Bellhavens" Scottish Oat Stout or somthing with a noticeable Oat flavor 

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2 hours ago, Jason Billue said:

I was also thinking if one was to use the BrewFlo for bulk kegnig they could do a few bottles for friends and keep the rest on tap for the Home Brew Master, family and friends who come to visit. But like Rob said, the double handling could be a problem when it comes to cleaning and such. 

I like oat stouts the most, I am looking for a recipe clone of "Bellhavens" Scottish Oat Stout or somthing with a noticeable Oat flavor 

With respect to an oat stout recipe what Is your level of brewing, Set up for all grain? Set up for biab (brew in a bag) or just kits? If just a kit recipe you will need to steep/boil the oats.

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Sorry for the late response, For some reason I could not get in.  Fixed now. 

I have a few years experience in all grain brewing. Never did BIAB. I have made/modified recipes. In my set up for brewing I have a failed part. Unfortunately, I cant get the part until they all go back to work. Until then I am on hold. 

Thanks for the Idea about steeping. I will give it a try.    

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18 minutes ago, Jason Billue said:

Sorry for the late response, For some reason I could not get in.  Fixed now. 

I have a few years experience in all grain brewing. Never did BIAB. I have made/modified recipes. In my set up for brewing I have a failed part. Unfortunately, I cant get the part until they all go back to work. Until then I am on hold. 

Thanks for the Idea about steeping. I will give it a try.    

To steep the oats, the easiest way is to  place them in a large sanitised grain or hop bag and put into water that has just come to the boil (turned off) and leave with lid on for about an hour. Remove the bag after rinsing through about a litre of water to get more “goodies” out and squeeze the bag. Then bring the liquid back up to the boil and boil for about 5 minutes to kill off any impurities.

If no bag you can add the oats direct in the water, but you will have to strain the liquid into another vessel.

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