Which system should I buy?

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    Yeah, I thought so that DMS problem might be marginal and I should't worry about it.
    About cold crashing there is nice last post from brulosophy http://brulosophy.com/2017/11/20/th...ous-beer-characteristics-exbeeriment-results/
    TLDR: His result was that it does not matter if you do it or not ;) I also do not care much about some precipitations in my bottles. I used also irish moss which was giving good results.
     
  2. Nov 29, 2017 #42

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    I finally bought Klarstein. I had a good offer for my agitator system + plate chiller so in the end I am in +$$$ :D
     
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    My missus bought me a grainfather which was delivered today. Can't use it until me birthday on the 17th though.
     
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    Hi!
    My birthday's on the 17th as well - do you think your missus'll get me a Grainfather?
     
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    That exbeeriment was pretty useless really, seeing it was a cold fermented lager with no dry hopping, with both of them basically cold crashed by being cold conditioned for three weeks in a keezer ;-)
     
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    You might have a point here :)

    I just faced another problem, as I moved to another apartment I have only kitchen for my brewing now. During the boil step I will get a lot of steam, any tips how to handle this? My kitchen fan probably can't deal with so much steam. I rememeber I was brewing few times in the bathroom and ended up with yellow walls and ceiling which I had to clean up very hard later. On the balcony there is around 0 C degree so it would be hard to keep temp there and boil efficiently. Suggestions? :)
     
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    Hi!
    The experiment was to investigate cold crashing in the primary vessel.
    In the comments that follow the article:

    Kyle
    If you cold conditioned them werent they both technically cold crashed?

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    Marshall Schott
    That’s always the case, indeed, but the variable here was really cold crashing in primary vs. not.
     
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    Hi!
    Boil with the lid on, leaving only a small gap for the steam to escape.

    You could wear an overcoat :grin:. Insulate your boiler with an exercise mat. As long as it isn't windy you should get a decent boil.
     
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    Isn't it important to boil that steam can escape freely from the wort? With all unwanted substances?
     
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    Hi!
    Try this http://brulosophy.com/2016/10/31/the-boil-lid-on-vs-lid-off-exbeeriment-results/

    There are members who boil with the lid on, or partially on: http://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=30309

    I brewed one day when the wind was getting stronger as the day proceeded. I couldn't get a rolling boil without partially covering the boiler. The resulting beer tasted fine.
     
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    Could you suggest that since you won't be drinking anything made with the GF until the New Year, you should be allowed to play with it?:thumb:
     
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    What I am saying is that it is not conclusive evidence that cold crashing is pointless, when you basically have two cold crashed beers with one being cold crashed a little longer than the other. I would be surprised if one did taste or look different than the other.
    If the instance was that you bottled your beers and put them in the fridge a day before you drink them, then from my experience it does make a difference.
    Regardless of using Irish Moss.
     
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    Hi!

    We are talking about a wife.
     
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    I’ll ask but you may not like the answer!!!
     
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    I was told off for taking the delivery note off the box.
     
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    That's a bad sign, alright. :nono:
     
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