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  1. Ajdpilot

    Beer engine with corny setup questions

    Ignore that, clearly havent had enough coffee yet. I mean when your brewing a general beer and do transfer from a fermenter to a keg (or do you never do that anymore?) I'm interested in the use of a pump to transfer and thinking how it affects the beer. I'm assuming the top of the fermenter...
  2. Ajdpilot

    Beer engine with corny setup questions

    Sorry, that was my bad. I was meaning kettle to keg. Do you have any problems with the pumps aerating? Thanks for the float info. Again, very helpful
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    Beer engine with corny setup questions

    I finished reading your manual, lots of good stuff in there. Will most likely take from that in the future when I hopefully create my own brewery. I'm assuming you don't have any issue with the pumps aerating your beer (particularly when pumping from dispensing keg to corny keg?) I'm guessing...
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    Beer engine with corny setup questions

    Haha, it started as a few questions about beer engines, then it was obvious you are as obsessive as I am about getting the brew right and wanting to analyse every detail. So it's now turned into a picking your brain and learning as much as I can. Thanks, I shall have a read. Plenty to keep me...
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    Beer engine with corny setup questions

    Wow, thanks. Alot of helpful information there. Started reading your manual there. So far very interesting and detailed. Will have to finish that when in offshift I think 🤣 You might cover them later than where I am in your manual. But initial question that jumps to mind is: what process do you...
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    Beer engine with corny setup questions

    Haha, I think in my head I'm not that far behind you. I like to obsess over my process and get things right before I even start for fear of damaging a brew weeks down the line. Hence why I'm grilling you for your experience. I was actually thinking of getting a grain father. I'm still at the...
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    Beer engine with corny setup questions

    Also, what's your thoughts on priming in the keg? Just wondering your experience and personal thoughts. Do you force carbonate? Or do you prime? If you prime do you use sugar or DME? And do you use finings?
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    Beer engine with corny setup questions

    Wow, that's an impressive setup. I think your level of attentiveness/ OCD is something I seem to be heading for. Would love to know more about your setup. I feel you have lots to teach. What do you use for brewing? I imagine you have some self contained setup for racking? I'd like to aim for...
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    Beer engine with corny setup questions

    Thanks for all that. It will be put to good use. I've been kegging for a while, but have tended to have issues with my normal typical "kit" tap, even after calculating hose length to balance the keg. That's why I wanted to go to a proper pub beer engine....plus it looks the part too. Just bought...
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    Beer engine with corny setup questions

    Thanks very much for that article. Interesting read and answered all of my questions right there. Hopefully I can put that all to good use on my next brew. Now to set up all my equipment properly 🍻
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    Beer engine with corny setup questions

    That would be very helpful, thanks. I read an article from an experienced cellarman, heres a little extract from it... ..."equipped with a screw-on nozzle attachment known as a “sparkler.” Think of this as a cask version of a Guinness tap, as it accentuates a creamier body and head."... ..." In...
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    Beer engine with corny setup questions

    Hi Brewers, So I've just bought myself a nice new beer engine and was wondering about peoples experiences. My goal (as probably with most of us) is to mimic that perfect pub pulled pint as closely as possible but trying to prolong life for normal home drinking rather than the high turnover of...
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    Secondary thoughts and advice

    The recipe I have says to wait until it has completely finished the primary and add the fruit in the secondary. This is where it starts getting out of my knowledge and experience. I've only ever done secondaries purely to help clear the beer. I've also only ever done ales and on the odd time...
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    Secondary thoughts and advice

    Thanks, I didn't know that one. Would there still be much fermentation going on in a secondary anyway? My understanding was the secondary was more to allow particles in suspension to drop out and in this case with the fruit to allow the beer to absorb the flavours and colour. I suppose adding...
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    Secondary thoughts and advice

    Thanks for the information. I'll take that on board. Might consider the tablets post transfer for secondary and possibly again for kegging if you think its alright. See how it turns out. In terms of the fruit, everything I've read says about using fresh fruit is the best for flavour and colour...
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