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Offline Mark D Pirate

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Re: Fault finding
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2017, 09:36:01 PM »
Take another +1 and an ice pack to Glenn for the dick punch
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Re: Fault finding
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2017, 10:30:37 PM »
Yeah my mate has a worthy chiller I can borrow, also planning to make some giant ice cubes from milk bottles (sanitised of course) to help chill faster.

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Wort * chiller! Guess it could be worthy though..

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Re: Fault finding
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2017, 11:01:43 PM »
Yeah my mate has a worthy chiller I can borrow, also planning to make some giant ice cubes from milk bottles (sanitised of course) to help chill faster.

Just regular stubbies.

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What are you looking at doing with the sanitised ice cubes? If you're planning on putting them in the wort, I don't like your chances of keeping them sanitised. If you're planning on using them to chill your chilling water, they don't need to be sanitised.

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Re: Fault finding
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2017, 09:00:52 AM »
Well was planning on chucking them in the wort, why wouldn't they stay sanitised?

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Re: Fault finding
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2017, 09:32:16 AM »
I don't remember where I read this, so have no idea of the accuracy, but I remember seeing somewhere that freezers are full of beer ruining germs. I'm sure someone else will know more about this than me.

It also doesn't seem like a very effective way to chill the wort. I used to use a goon bag full of water in the fridge for a day or so when I was using kits.
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Re: Fault finding
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2017, 11:16:01 AM »
I use to boil then cool (no chill in the fermenter) water to use for kits. Helped get the temperature down to pitching temperature immediately when you add in the 6-8L of boiling wort plus 12-14L of 2C water. Also meant that everything was sanitised.

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Re: Fault finding
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2017, 12:31:17 PM »
Looking back its probably not a great idea to put a plastic bottle in a hot pot of wort, so I'll probably just stick to ice bath + immersion coil.

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Re: Fault finding
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2017, 02:01:05 PM »
At least in this weather you're not starting out with 25C tap water. Can't wait to use my chiller again after retiring it for the summer.

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Re: Fault finding
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2017, 02:05:22 PM »
May have found the problem to this: poor cap sealing on bottling and yeast going inactive too quickly due to cold temps.

Was reading 'How to Brew' and realised that my yeast may have gone inactive too soon. So I filled the sink with warm water, gave the bottles a swirl to mix back in the yeast, chucked them in the water for 5 mins, and then set them aside again for 2 weeks. 2 weeks later and they taste like a proper beer with proper carbonation.