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Swedish Belgian Blonde
« on: January 23, 2019, 01:02:51 PM »

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Re: Swedish Belgian Blonde
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 08:43:35 PM »
Another nice video Doc!

First of all  . . . Any brew day is not a "Bad" brew day.  None of us would be on a home brewing forum like this if we didn't love how we decide to spend our free time while not at work.  Even if things go wrong sometimes.

I've got a couple of questions . . .

-  Now that you've had a number of brews using the GrainFather, how many pounds (or kilos) of grain do you think it could handle?  Could it do an Imperial brew of 12+ pounds of grain?

-  When you videoed your sparge, there was a great rinse of the grains shown in the video, but the grain bed was dry.  Is that how you typically fly sparge with the GrainFather?  If yes, how much of the wort are you draining before you start rinsing your grains, or is the standard procedure to drain all of the wort in the GrainFather before you start fly sparging?

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Re: Swedish Belgian Blonde
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 02:40:00 PM »
I dont think Dr Hans has a GrainFather, it is another brand but basically the same thing.

for me with the GrainFather I lift my basket and push the mesh plate down until it just touches the grain bed and start my sparge. I keep about 1inch of water on top of the mesh plate until i run out.

I havent maxed out mine yet, but i think it said it can handle a 19lb grain bill, my grain bills average 11-13lb depending on the beers, lower ABV brews around 8-10lbs 

I love the GrainFathers platform, its small, everything is self contained and easy clean up. plus i usually never brew more then 5-6 gallons of beer
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Re: Swedish Belgian Blonde
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 02:04:52 AM »
Hi guys!
As Combat writes I don't have a Grainfather.
But it's not very different. It's called Brewcrafter.
I think Bulldog or Cobra is even closer to my system.

It says up to 7 kilos of malt but you can fit some more in to it.

I usually try to keep a couple of centimetres of water over the grains when I'm sparging just like Combat do.
This was an unusual brewday because of the mash experiment.

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Re: Swedish Belgian Blonde
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 05:55:09 PM »
Dr Hans, do you usually get 78% eff on the mash?
I am around 75% on my Grainfather.
i might try underletting one of these days, but i might try and do a thinner mash when i do it.
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Re: Swedish Belgian Blonde
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2019, 05:51:56 PM »
Great thread guys.

Doc . . . 7 kilos of malt is 15 pounds of grain.  Very impressive!

And also, thanks for your description of how you fly sparge.  Keeping the grain bed covered has always seemed to be the norm for years, but after asking professional micro brewers in my area that have become comfortable enough to invite me into their brewing space has made me question my fly sparging technique.

( I'm always trying to increase efficiency )
« Last Edit: January 28, 2019, 05:54:11 PM by Black Dog Brewery »
Cheers & 17,

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Re: Swedish Belgian Blonde
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 12:42:31 PM »
Great thread guys.

Doc . . . 7 kilos of malt is 15 pounds of grain.  Very impressive!

And also, thanks for your description of how you fly sparge.  Keeping the grain bed covered has always seemed to be the norm for years, but after asking professional micro brewers in my area that have become comfortable enough to invite me into their brewing space has made me question my fly sparging technique.

( I'm always trying to increase efficiency )

Yes 78% & 72% for wheat beers

 

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