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All Grain Beer

Postby RuddyCrazy » Sun May 01, 2022 6:42 pm

G'Day Guy's,
Well in my quest to win the Carob & Hare I finished off those redgum slabs

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Now the full thinner round will be used to make a table and the other 2 got 10 slots in each to make some stands for my Dragon Flies and Flowers

Now i did suggest a good IPA or other all grain beer setup for ontap would get the locals in would be the go where I was told just do it Bryan :scared-eek:

As I'm just a moonshiner :scared-eek: going the anal route of beer is going to a wakeup call but eh my daughter will be running the show :laughing-rolling:

so lets talk AG and how to get it ontap as this is going to be a crash course :scared-eek:

So do we have any anal beer freaks on this forum and yes that does include YOU Wellsy :violence-smack: and others to chime in.

I do think the Corney Keg as the AG beer and a bit of CO2 will make for nice pour in the glass but what are your guy's thoughts.

So recipes and methods would be nice.

Cheers Bryan
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Re: All Grain Beer

Postby Wellsy » Mon May 02, 2022 6:35 am

Have a look at the beersmith website make truck loads of recipes on there.
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Re: All Grain Beer

Postby Wellsy » Mon May 02, 2022 6:40 am

Brewfather have a great app for calculating og and fg if you put in all the ingredients.
All grain beer is another rabbit hole lol.
I brew in a 30 litre fermenter but only about 23 litres and end up with about 20 litres. I got 2 half cornies as full size won’t fit in the fridge. It is not too difficult mate as even I managed to get drinkable product first attempt.
Need to be a lot fussier with cleanliness doing beer instead of spirit due to not cooking everything after fermentation.
You can even start with an all grain kit if you see one you like.
Good luck mate
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Re: All Grain Beer

Postby Bodgy » Mon May 02, 2022 6:03 pm

Grab a fresh wort kit to get you started before you begin with the actual process of making the wort if you have never brewed before. Learn sanitisation, fermentation, sanitary transfer and carbonation. Later on you can add the complexity of brewing from grain.

Sanitisation is the most important thing. Temperature control of the ferment is the second. You NEED a fermentation fridge with a temp controller if you want to make something worthwhile.
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Re: All Grain Beer

Postby howard » Mon May 02, 2022 10:52 pm

all the above.
just go for a tried and tested recipe first.
appreciate that it's bad to let the beer come into contact with any air after fermentation, so learn how to clean and purge the corny & perform 'quiet' transfers.
i just started using a beer filter kit from kegland, you have to clean and purge, a bit tricky first time but pretty straight forward now.
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Re: All Grain Beer

Postby Wellsy » Wed May 04, 2022 7:08 am

As has been said, and really can’t be said enough, when it comes to beer sanitisation is super important. Not sure how you you are planning to do the all grain mate but temperature control with a gas ring might be an issue for you trying to hit the temp marks for the mash especially if it has 2 or 3 different temps in the cooking process.
I fermented in my roughly insulated cupboard and it was very low for me, 25 degrees. Not like spirit get it happening as fast as you can lol. I also did not worry about purging the corny keg until it was full, then it was hook up the gas, and simply vent the keg 2 or 3 times.
I went with the slow carbonation method of hooking the keg to normal pressure and wait 2 weeks, although I was drinking it after 5 days and it was fine lol.
A man with your skill set and ability will have no issues with this Bryan give it a while mate.
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Re: All Grain Beer

Postby RuddyCrazy » Fri May 06, 2022 7:43 pm

G'Day Guy's,
Well been thinking about this for a bit now and I'll write up a brief and see how Donna goes as if one does want to get into the game then the gear needs to be made. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

As far as buying tanks to do this job which I aint got the time to look and besides the cost them would way outstrip the cost of some 3mm SS plate which
I can roll at work and mig up using one of the Lorch mig welders 15K :scared-eek: welders that the bees knees in welders :laughing-rolling:

As far as kegs to put ontap just need to sort capacity then make them and when the guy comes in to test the tanks he can test my keg's to get the stamp :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Now as beer does need a clean environment this will be done at the old pub then it will just be a case of teaching some gal's to do the job :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Now it will be interesting to talk with my work mate about using the roller to make frustums as conical fermerters are the go and i reckon that trick I found on this forum will do for the marking out then just use a plasma to cut it out.

Next week the Wookie is back and that does guy know a few things as he is the purchasing guy and it will be good to get the pricing on the SS I have selected as this will be a fun project.

Well basically making a beer does need to buy the right grains, hops etc so really all I need to do is make the stuff and they can do the job of buying the stuff it really is a girls job :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Cheers Bryan
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