I keg most of my beer, but need to bottle for sharing with friends and taking to home brew club.
After research, I decided that it was plastic bottles was for me. I own a pressure fermenter (fermizlla), and use a carbonation cap to fill the bottles, effectively like each one is a mini keg...
Just an observation;
I condition my Ale in the fridge and is works a treat. In fact a recent batch i was going to pour down the drain, after a week at 4c it was drinkable, after another week it was great.
Maybe the temperature you condition at effect the duration of the conditioning time.
Think I created a nice damp environment. With not drying enough and leaving the lid on.
I'll make sure all the equipment is cleaned again before the next brew. Some extra boiling water is great for killing weeds. 😄
So my brew kettle (Brewzilla) has been in the garage (very dry garage) for a couple of weeks, since I last brewed. I noticed the other day that some mould had started to develop. :-(
After my last brew I cleaned with VWP, but i'm wondering if I've not done a good enough job...
If you wanted to upgrade, then you could always go the pressure fermentation vessel route. That way you could keep the FV in the same place and do a closed loop transfer. You would also get the added benefits of a pressure system too; less oxygen, pressure ferment and a lighter wallet.
Mine is in the freezer still unused.
I tired to dehydrate a second crop, but failed massively. Next time I harvest from the collection jar, I need to let it de-carbonate. It just made a massive foam puddle on the backing paper.
I've also suffered from stuck mash / sparge and blocked pump in the past.
Last brew I followed Foxy "Full volume" or "No Sparge" method and I must say, my brew day was much more enjoyable. It is only my 4th AG brew and found that it took a lot of the stress out of the day. I have also ditched...
I got the brewZilla 3.1.1 and for the money it is great. I've done 4 AG brews with it and have a couple of tips.
1. The instruction manual is not updated at the time i placed my order. If you want to boil you need to select the temperature HH.
2. The fine mesh screen increases the chance of a...