picoferm notes and observations

overview my notes (and gripes) from using the picoferm for my most recent brew. this was an unimpressive first run with this particular product. screencap of my aborted picoferm cycle (note screencap time) beer: shankill stout picoferm unit battery life this is unpredictable at best. i was a bit concerned when i fired it up, logged into the brewhouse and noted that the projected fermentation time was longer than the projected battery life....

January 1, 2019 · 4 min · sulrich

picopak sack

problem statement grains get stuck in the step filter when you’re brewing your beer. this causes problems with draining the wort and potential difficulties with the hop staging. in the first instance it meant that i lost a couple of liters of beer. in the second instance, i think my hop times got pretty thoroughly horked. fwiw, both batches, totally drinkable. solution put yo' stuff in a sack directions get a stain-resistant nylon mesh material....

December 31, 2018 · 1 min · sulrich