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Im limited on space most of all therefore I brew using a cloth bag in a 40L Birko urn. So basically I do my mash & boil in the one vessel. I probably (hopefully ) have spent much less than a grand for my entire setup + all of my equipment in total.

You still doing BIAB in the urn, phoney? I'm looking at doing the same thing in a 40L Crown Urn in a few months time. Need to get a kegerator first though, the thought of washing bottles makes my sphincter tighten.

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I'm surprised there isn't a bottle washing service in Sydney or Melbs... surely there is the market for it. Idea might be, you buy longnecks or whatever size from them, then for a minimum fee you drop the bottles back in exchange for clean ones at the ongoing swap fee and you're done.

no fucking around washing and drying.

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The failing there might be that homebrewers are, by nature, tighter than a fish's bot-bot.

Man, I'm already sperging out over all grain brewing, and I haven't even started yet.

Grain bills and hop schedules and IBUs OH MY.

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I hate washing bottles - but I do it anyway because I'm a masochist.

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You still doing BIAB in the urn, phoney? I'm looking at doing the same thing in a 40L Crown Urn in a few months time. Need to get a kegerator first though, the thought of washing bottles makes my sphincter tighten.

Only 9 months late, but yep! Still doing the BIAB in the urn. How did you go?

I have considered upgrading my brewery many a time, and probably will one day, but really you can make just as good a beer using this equipment as you can using a 3 vessel HERMS or a Braumeister. It really comes down to the brewers technique and a whole raft of other factors rather than the equipment you use to get there. Now obviously with a 40L pot you are limited to single batches (less than 25L). So that, and the fact that I like building and tinkering with stuff is really my only reasoning for wanting to upgrade.

BIAB also has it's limitations in that brewing high gravity worts takes a hit to your efficiency, ie: above 1.080 OG. Not saying it isnt achievable, it is, but with a lot of stuffing around with split mashing, batch sparging, extended boils - or adding in malt extract or dextrose to bump up the OG. Which can make a long brew day. But lets be honest, it's not often you (or any other brewer) will be making a >8%ABV RIS, Triple IPA, Trappist etc.

As for washing bottles; When you get sick of washing bottles you move to kegs. It's like washing one big bottle per batch and you never look back. I went AG before I moved to kegs and i'm glad I did. My priorities lay in quality over convenience.

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The failing there might be that homebrewers are, by nature, tighter than a fish's bot-bot.

Man, I'm already sperging out over all grain brewing, and I haven't even started yet.

Grain bills and hop schedules and IBUs OH MY.

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I'm in the process of building a braumiser now. Almost got the controller done, need to pull my finger out and finish it.

you been reading too much brau-science
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Coopers Pale Ale is probably the best homebrew I've made, always goes down a treat.
I followed the instructions on the Coopers site and added some honey to Canadian Blonde, was alright, but need a sweeter honey flavor.
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I tried a couple of phoney's beers over the weekend (sorry again for waking you up )...good beers, A+++ would drink again.
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Coopers Pale Ale tin
1.5kg Morgans Wheat liquid malt extract
Amarillo hops (10g on day 1 10g added on day 4)
Safale US-05 yeast

Tasted very similar to James squire golden ale

Coopers Pale Ale tin
1kg LDME,
200g steeped crystal malt grain,
cascade hops (10g on day 1 10g added on day 4)
Coopers Pale Ale recultured yeast.

Novice here, are those brewed up in a 30ltr fermenter? Whats the fermentation time? What temp range?

I've got my first effort (Coopers pale) bubbling away now will give these a crack next.
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